By Dan Domsic
Current’s deepest condolences go out to the family and friends of Peyton Riekhof.
I turned my phone back on when I landed in Indianapolis the evening of July 21. It was a little bit after 6 p.m., and I was returning from a visit to some friends living out in Washington, D.C. The distressing news was flooding into my Twitter feed, and I knew it was going to be a somber week covering the news for Fishers.
I spent some time at a gathering the following Monday night, and what the people who knew her had to say was touching and quite bittersweet. In the crowd, I saw people that I’ve spoken with and interviewed during my time as managing editor. To those people and everyone that played a role through search efforts and being there for your fellow citizens: You should all be proud of the support you gave to each other and a family that must be going through unfathomable pain.
I’ve written about politics, crime and education. With the role I have, I covered the falling action of this story. I just want to say thank you to the people that spoke with me about such a difficult topic.