Ohio teen pleads not guilty to auto theft charge

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Bicycles sit behind the home of Blake and Blaine Romes in Ottawa, Ohio, Friday, May 10, 2013.  Two teenage brothers who had been reported missing were found dead after a third teen pointed authorities to their bodies before he was taken into custody, officials said. The three teens, 14-year-old Blaine Romes, 17-year-old Blake Romes and 17-year-old Michael Fay, lived together with their mothers inside a trailer home in Ottawa in northwest Ohio, neighbors said. The three had been the subject of an Amber Alert issued Thursday morning after a relative returned to the home and found a crime scene, the Putnam County Sheriff's Office said. Fay was taken into custody Thursday afternoon.  (AP Photo/Rick Osentoski)
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Bicycles sit behind the home of Blake and Blaine Romes in Ottawa, Ohio, Friday, May 10, 2013. Two teenage brothers who had been reported missing were found dead after a third teen pointed authorities to their bodies before he was taken into custody, officials said. The three teens, 14-year-old Blaine Romes, 17-year-old Blake Romes and 17-year-old Michael Fay, lived together with their mothers inside a trailer home in Ottawa in northwest Ohio, neighbors said. The three had been the subject of an Amber Alert issued Thursday morning after a relative returned to the home and found a crime scene, the Putnam County Sheriff's Office said. Fay was taken into custody Thursday afternoon. (AP Photo/Rick Osentoski)

OTTAWA, Ohio (AP) — A teenager who pointed Ohio authorities to the bodies of two dead brothers who had been reported missing has pleaded not guilty to a grand theft auto charge.

The Associated Press previously identified the 17-year-old but now is withholding his name because he has been charged as a juvenile.

Authorities say all three teenagers were named in an Amber Alert after a mother returned to a Putnam County trailer home and found a crime scene.

The boy was detained Thursday after he was found with a missing car in Columbus, about 115 miles southeast of Ottawa. He faces no other charges.

Prosecutors asked a judge Friday that he continue to be held in jail because they anticipate additional charges, which they didn't specify.

The boy's attorney and his mother have declined to comment.