Garna Mejia

Garna Mejia

South Jordan family describes 'miracle' following Thanksgiving Day crash

South Jordan family describes 'miracle' following Thanksgiving Day crash

Garna Mejia, KSL-TV  |  Posted Nov. 29 - 8:57 a.m.

A South Jordan family jolted out of their home Thanksgiving night after a car suddenly plunged over an edge and into their backyard. What happened next, they say, was a miracle.
Widow speaks out about construction accident that killed her husband

Widow speaks out about construction accident that killed her husband

Garna Mejia, KSL-TV  |  Posted Nov. 19 - 11:34 a.m.

The widow of the construction worker killed in Wednesday's tragic incident at the Airport is speaking out for the first time.
Utah law enforcement agencies get creative to retain, recruit new officers

Utah law enforcement agencies get creative to retain, recruit new officers

Garna Mejia, KSL-TV  |  Posted Nov. 18 - 9:03 a.m.

The shortage of police and law enforcement officers isn't unique to Utah but law enforcement agencies are getting creative in the state in their efforts to retain and attract quality individuals.
West Valley police investigating domestic violence case for additional victim

West Valley police investigating domestic violence case for additional victim

Garna Mejia, KSL-TV  |  Posted Nov. 14 - 10:35 p.m.

The West Valley police investigation is investigating a domestic violence situation that could also involve a potential homicide victim.
Utah woman gives out glow sticks on Halloween to keep children safe

Utah woman gives out glow sticks on Halloween to keep children safe

Garna Mejia, KSL-TV  |  Posted Oct. 31 - 7:08 p.m.

Sunday marks 10 years since a Layton mother lost her son on Halloween night.
Pacific Islander community desperate for answers in unsolved deaths

Pacific Islander community desperate for answers in unsolved deaths

Garna Mejia, KSL-TV  |  Posted Oct. 29 - 10:17 p.m.

This weekend, dozens of men will turn out for a walk in high heels at the International Peace Gardens to raise awareness about domestic violence in Polynesian communities.
Family gathers to remember young man killed in early morning shooting

Family gathers to remember young man killed in early morning shooting

Garna Mejia, KSL-TV  |  Posted Oct. 25 - 8:06 a.m.

Friends and family gathered for a vigil in honor of Isaiah Valerio, who police identified as the victim in an overnight shooting in downtown Salt Lake City.
Attorney General, advocates worry there could be more victims in Utah trafficking case

Attorney General, advocates worry there could be more victims in Utah trafficking case

Garna Mejia, KSL-TV  |  Posted Oct. 23 - 4:53 p.m.

The fallout continues in the case of a Salt Lake City employee accused of giving inside police information to an alleged sex trafficker.
Husband of woman killed in police chase speaks out

Husband of woman killed in police chase speaks out

Garna Mejia, KSL-TV  |  Posted Oct. 21 - 2:02 p.m.

The community is rallying around a widowed father and his two sons after a police chase ended in tragedy this weekend with the death of an innocent victim.
Community mourns Hispanic radio personality shot and killed

Community mourns Hispanic radio personality shot and killed

Garna Mejia, KSL-TV  |  Posted Oct. 18 - 6:01 p.m.

Family members say Gaby Sifuentes Castilla had been trying to get out of a toxic relationship when she was shot and killed early Sunday in her home. Police say her ex-boyfriend is suspected of killing her.
Salt Lake County Sheriff's Office looks to fill 100+ openings

Salt Lake County Sheriff's Office looks to fill 100+ openings

Garna Mejia, KSL-TV  |  Posted Oct. 17 - 10:37 p.m.

The Salt Lake County Sheriff's Office has just over 100 job openings, including 40 with the corrections division.
Community searches continue in Tooele for missing man

Community searches continue in Tooele for missing man

Garna Mejia, KSL-TV  |  Posted Oct. 16 - 10:31 p.m.

Dozens gathered at a church building in Tooele Saturday to search for Rick Morris, a 32-year-old diabetic who has been missing for several months.
Lori Vallow's brother suspected Charles Vallow was not her first victim

Lori Vallow's brother suspected Charles Vallow was not her first victim

Garna Mejia, KSL-TV  |  Posted Oct. 9 - 9:07 p.m.

Lori Vallow often bragged to her friends and family about a failed attempted murder of her third husband Joseph Ryan, according to detectives in Chandler, Arizona.
Police: Discovery may have led to murder in Daybell case

Police: Discovery may have led to murder in Daybell case

Garna Mejia, KSL-TV  |  Posted Oct. 8 - 12:23 p.m.

Detectives suspect Charles Vallow's discovery of his wife Lori Vallow's affair with Chad Daybell led to his murder.
Arizona police release new documents from investigation into Charles Vallow's death

Arizona police release new documents from investigation into Charles Vallow's death

Garna Mejia, KSL-TV  |  Posted Oct. 7 - 4:54 p.m.

The Chandler Police Department released thousands of files from their investigation into the July 2019 death of Charles Vallow, which was ruled a homicide. The documents include a two-hour recording of a police interview with Tylee Ryan.
Utah woman uses embroidery to help others celebrate her Mexican heritage

Utah woman uses embroidery to help others celebrate her Mexican heritage

Garna Mejia, KSL-TV  |  Posted Oct. 2 - 10:15 a.m.

Deyanira Cerrito-Hernandez recently started selling her embroidery work in Utah. She says interest in her work is so successful it is helping fuel the desire to keep her culture alive.
Dozens gather on Utah Capitol steps to honor homicide victims

Dozens gather on Utah Capitol steps to honor homicide victims

Garna Mejia, KSL-TV  |  Posted Sept. 26 - 1:30 p.m.

More than 100 people were murdered in Utah last year, which is a record in the state.
Why 911 response times are increasing and what is being done about it

Why 911 response times are increasing and what is being done about it

Garna Mejia, KSL-TV  |  Posted Sept. 24 - 11:14 a.m.

911 call response times in Salt Lake City have spiked more than 50% since the beginning of the year according to new figures KSL-TV obtained through a records request.
Loved ones remember Staff Sgt. Hoover

Loved ones remember Staff Sgt. Hoover

Garna Mejia, KSL-TV  |  Posted Sept. 19 - 7:55 p.m.

Family and friends gathered at Hillcrest High School Saturday to remember and honor Staff Sergeant Taylor Hoover — the U.S. Marine from Utah who was killed in Afghanistan in a bombing in Kabul as the armed forces desperately tried to get refugees out of the country.
Authorities searching for missing 22-year-old woman last seen in SLC

Authorities searching for missing 22-year-old woman last seen in SLC

Garna Mejia, KSL-TV  |  Posted Sept. 13 - 9:05 a.m.

Officials are looking for a missing 22-year-old woman who was last seen traveling through Utah and Wyoming with her boyfriend.
Utah Marine recovering after being injured in Kabul airport attack

Utah Marine recovering after being injured in Kabul airport attack

Garna Mejia, KSL-TV  |  Posted Sept. 10 - 5:09 p.m.

The Carbon County community is rallying around a Utah Marine injured in the suicide bombing by the Kabul airport that killed 13 U.S. service members and dozens of Afghans.
Hundreds pay respects to fallen Utah Marine in state Capitol vigil

Hundreds pay respects to fallen Utah Marine in state Capitol vigil

Garna Mejia, KSL-TV  |  Posted Aug. 30 - 7:10 a.m.

Hundreds gathered at the state Capitol in Salt Lake City to honor the life and legacy of Marine Staff Sgt. Taylor Hoover, who was killed in a terrorist attack outside an Afghanistan airport.
Drug used to treat rheumatoid arthritis and COVID-19 in short supply

Drug used to treat rheumatoid arthritis and COVID-19 in short supply

Garna Mejia, KSL-TV  |  Posted Aug. 24 - 7:27 p.m.

A medication used widely in treating rheumatoid arthritis is out of stock due to a rise in COVID-19 hospitalizations, affecting patients in the U.S. and Utah.
New motion to dismiss grand jury indictment filed in Lori Vallow Daybell case

New motion to dismiss grand jury indictment filed in Lori Vallow Daybell case

Garna Mejia, KSL-TV  |  Posted Aug. 13 - 6:36 p.m.

A new death penalty qualified attorney will be representing Lori Vallow.
Neighbors rally around family of Salt Lake City boy killed in accidental fire

Neighbors rally around family of Salt Lake City boy killed in accidental fire

Garna Mejia, KSL-TV  |  Posted Aug. 12 - 9:26 p.m.

Members of a Salt Lake community are rallying around the family of a boy who was killed while playing with matches this past weekend.