One of three teens sought in a statewide Amber Alert issued earlier today out of northwest Ohio was found in Columbus this afternoon, along with the car the three were believed to be riding in.
Putnam County deputies confirm that the missing Chevrolet HHR and Michael A. Fey, 17, are both in police custody in Columbus.
City police said the car was found at a gas station near West Broad Street and Hague Avenue. Fey was taken into custody as he returned to the car after asking for directions to Belle Street.
Putnam County Sheriff’s officials told reporters this evening that Fey alerted authorities as to where they could find the bodies of the other two juveniles, Blake A. Romes, 17, and Blaine Romes, 14. Autopsies are planned to determine the causes of death.
The teens were last seen at 1570 N. Perry St. in Ottawa just after midnight. The Amber Alert was issued just before noon today, several hours after a woman returned to her Ottawa home and found what appeared to be a crime scene. The alert was canceled this afternoon.
Theodore Decker - The Columbus Dispatch, Ohio (MCT)
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Below is the first story, published by Norwalk Reflector staff after the Amber Alert was issued.
Authorities are asking for area residents to be on the lookout for three missing or abducted teenagers from Putnam County.
This morning, the Putnam County Sheriff's Office issued an Amber Alert for the trio, who were reported missing from their home in the village of Ottawa.
The boys, who have been identified as Blake Aaron Romas, 17, Blaine Romas, 14, and Michael Aaron Fay, 16, were last seen at midnight at 1570 N. Perry St. in Ottawa.
All three boys are white with sandy blonde or strawberry hair and blue eyes. Blake is 6-foot-1 and 230 pounds. Blaine is 5-foot-9 and 140 pounds. And Aaron is 5-foot-10 inches and 200 pounds.
The vehicle being sought is a silver 2006 Chevy HHR with an Ohio license plate number of FNN 5412.
Anyone with information on the vehicle or teens should call deputies at (419) 532-3208 or (877) 262-3764.