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Teen points Ohio authorities to bodies of 2 others

OTTAWA, Ohio — Two teenage brothers reported missing in an Amber Alert were found dead after a third teen found several counties away pointed authorities to the bodies before being taken into custody, officials said.

The Putnam County Sheriff’s Office in northwest Ohio says an alert for Blaine Romes, 14, Blake Romes, 17, and Michael Fay, 17, was issued Thursday morning after a relative of one returned to her Ottawa trailer home and found a crime scene.

Fay was taken into custody Thursday afternoon when he returned to a car parked in a gas station parking lot in Columbus in central Ohio, about 115 miles away. The car had been reported missing from the trailer park. Police said he had stopped at the station at about 5:20 p.m. for directions when confronted by police.

Fay told officers that the Romes brothers were dead and gave the location of the bodies, according to the sheriff’s office, which released no details about the condition of the bodies or the scene. Autopsies were scheduled to determine the cause of death.

There was no word on any possible charges against Fay.

Classmates and friends mourned the brothers as news of their death spread Thursday through the village of 4,500 people south of Toledo.

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