Teen points Ohio authorities to bodies of 2 others from Amber Alert

Boys named in Amber Alert

OTTAWA, Ohio - Authorities in northwest Ohio say two of three teenage boys named in an Amber Alert were found dead after the third teen was located several counties away and told authorities where the bodies were.

Ottawa police said the Thursday morning alert about two missing 17-year-old boys and a missing 14-year-old boy was issued after a mother returned to a Putnam County trailer home and found a crime scene. Police and the sheriff released no details about that scene, the bodies or where they were later found. 

Investigators said one of the 17-year-old boys and a missing silver car were found in Columbus, about 90 miles southeast of Ottawa. Authorities say that teen was detained and pointed them to the bodies, according to a release put out by the Putnam County Sheriff's Office. 

The victims were identified as Blaine Romes, 14 and Blake Aaron Romes, 17, the Columbus Dispatch reported. Autopsies were ordered to determine the cause and manner of death.

There was no immediate word on charges in the case.

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