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Wednesday, May 15, 2013 - 5:14 AM
The timeline of last week's tragedy in Ottawa is starting to come together. The Courier reports Michelle Grothause, the mother of 17-year-old Blake Romes and 14-year-old Blaine Romes, was unable to get in touch with her boys while she was at work early Thursday morning. When she arrived at her home at 1570 North Perry Street she found a large amount of blood and a handgun in the home according to a 911 call around 5:30 a.m. Grothause reported that her sons were missing at that time, along with 17-year-old Michael Fay and a car.
Records indicate that just before 6 a.m. police were asked to call area hospitals to see if the boys had been admitted. A little while later investigators found muddy clothes inside the home, and a K-9 was requested to try and track the boys. Around an hour later Ohio BCI was called in for a "possible homicide investigation" according to dispatch logs. An Amber Alert was posted Thursday morning for the three boys. Police found Fay with the missing car at a gas station in Columbus Thursday afternoon, and investigators said he provided the locations of the bodies of the Romes brothers.
Autopsies on the brothers have been completed, but the results have not been made public. Funeral services for the boys will be held this morning in Ottawa.
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