Autopsies have been scheduled for two Ottawa teenagers found dead after a statewide Amber Alert was issued on their behalf Thursday morning.
A third teenager, also named in the Amber Alert, was located Thursday afternoon in a vehicle at a Columbus gas station. Police took the 17-year-old into custody and questioned him on the whereabouts of the other two, a 17-year-old and 14-year-old. The teen pointed officers to where the bodies of the two boys could be found.
Authorities were pointed to a ditch in Putnam County, just a short distance from the trailer park they were last seen. The bodies were recovered and the teen was detained.
The Putnam County Sheriff's Office says the alert for 14-year-old Blaine Romes, 17-year-old Blake Romes and 17-year-old Michael Fay was issued Thursday morning after a mother returned to her Ottawa trailer home and found a crime scene. Ottawa Police were called to the property around 5:30 a.m. Thursday. When officers arrived they were told by the boys' mother she came home to find a crime scene and her children missing.
Due to the fact that the individuals involved are juveniles, authorities have not confirmed which 17-year-old, Romes or Fay, was detained by police.
While the investigation continues, a cause of death has not been determined. Autopsies are scheduled.