Sheriff: Bodies of Romes brothers not found together

Blake Romes

Authorities in Putnam County say the bodies of two missing Ottawa teenagers were not found together and that a third teenager is being held in relation to the case.

An Amber Alert was issued for the three teens Thursday morning. Blake Aaron Romes, 17; Michael Fey, 17; and Blaine Romes, 14, were reported missing around 5:30 a.m. 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.

Fey was found Thursday afternoon in Columbus after the vehicle described in the alert was located at a gas station. He was taken into custody and questioned by police. The teen described to officers where the bodies of the two Romes brothers could be found.

Authorities reported Thursday that they found the bodies in a ditch near the trailer park where they were last seen.

On Friday, officials at the Putnam County Sheriff's Office said the bodies of Blake and Blaine Romes were not found together and that the exact location of where they were each found was "sensitive information" to the case.

Fey has been transported back to Putnam County where he is being arraigned Friday.

Authorities have not determined a cause of death. Autopsies have been scheduled.

An investigation continues; however, authorities say limited information is being released due to the fact that juveniles are involved in the case.