The parents of slain teen, Johnny Peluyera, called a small meeting with the reporters and news casters Thursday in front of their Merrillville home of 15 years to thank those who have reached out to the family with support and donations.

Night Crime/Breaking News Reporter

Anna Ortiz is the breaking news/crime reporter for The Times, covering crime, politics, courts, investigative news and more. She is a Region native and graduate of Ball State University with a major in journalism and minor in anthropology.