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Kaitlin Durbin

News Public Safety Reporter

Kaitlin Durbin covers public safety for The Gazette. The Ohio native joined the newspaper's staff in 2016. She previously worked in Mansfield, Ohio. You can reach Durbin at or by phone at 719-636-0362. Follow her on Twitter at @njKaitlinDurbin.

Bella Ritch
Colorado Springs girl Bella Ritch, 3, suffered trauma akin to a car crash before her death, documents say (courtesy photo)
Bella Ritch (Photo from GoFund Me page)
Beautifully decorated crosses bearing the names of Serena Lee Garcia and Marcus Denton sit in a small parking lot on Old Gold Camp Rd. overlooking the Bear Creek Dog Park. The victims of a double homicide were found in a car on Saturday near this location. Nearby resident Barb Salisbury didn't know the two victims, but had seen the memorial and came by to pay her respects on Tuesday, April 24, 2018. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)
In this Monday, April 23, 2018 photo, Travis Reinking, suspected of killing four people in a late-night shooting at a Waffle House restaurant, is escorted into the Hill Detention Center in Nashville, Tenn., Monday, April 23, 2018. (Lacy Atkins/The Tennessean via AP)
Gang crimes recorded by Colorado Springs police and broken down by census tract, show that no part of the city is exempt from gang activity, though the southeast region has consistently had the largest share over the past four years. Source: Burt Hubbard
(The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
A memorial for sophomore Natalie Patika, 16, and freshman Derek Greer, 15, sit on the side of Hanover Road near Pikes Peak International Raceway Wednesday afternoon, March 15, 2017. The bodies of the two Coronado High School students were found on the side of the rural El Paso Country road Sunday morning by a passing driver. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Members of the Associated Landscape Contractors of Colorado redo the front yard of the Flick family home for their day of service in honor of fallen deputy Micah Flick, on Friday, April 20, 2018. (Nadav Soroker, The Gazette)