Longtime Utah TV reporter Marcos Ortiz passed away suddenly at home on Saturday, ABC4 reported on Sunday. He was 68.
At the time of his passing, Ortiz was the senior crime and justice correspondent for ABC4 and had been employed by the channel since 2004. According to station officials, some of his work includes the Justice Files series and Missing in Utah. His death’s cause has not yet been made public.
“Words are difficult to find as we learned of the loss of our colleague and friend, Marcos Ortiz,” said Mark Danielson, the general manager and vice president for ABC4, in a statement. “He was an icon in Utah: a journalist, a mentor, a coach and a friend. He reminded us how to be curious while leading by example. He will be missed by all and remembered always.”