Five months ago a 14-year-old girl named Kelli O’Laughlin was murdered when she walked in on a burglary in her home.
Her fifteenth birthday was on Monday, and I was fortunate to be able to be at the celebration in Indian Head Park. Hundreds of her friends and family members gathered to remember her life once more.
All photos shot on assignment for the Chicago Tribune. Check out the accompanying story here.
Update: Check out the Kelli O’Laughlin Memorial Fund‘s website. All money collected goes to a scholarship in Kelli’s name.