May 10, 2013
OTTAWA - A teen who told authorities where to find the bodies of two teens with whom he lived will appear in court this afternoon, according to a press release from the Putnam County Sheriff's Office.
Deputies are transporting Michael Aaron Fay, 17, back from Columbus, where he confirmed in an interview with police a crime had been committed at 1570 N. Perry St., Lot 61, and then told officers where the victims could be found. Authorities continue to await the results of autopsies for the exact cause of death.
He will be arraigned at 3:30 p.m. at the Putnam County Courthouse in juvenile court on grand theft of a motor vehicle, a fourth-degree felony.
Blaine Romes, 14, and Blake Aaron Romes, 17, were found dead Thursday. Police originally issued an Amber Alert when all three boys and a 2006 Chevrolet HHR with license plate FNN 5412 came up missing from the home. The Romes' brothers mother, Shellie Grothaus, called for help upon discovering what looked like a crime scene.
Read more about this story in Saturday's The Lima News.