FISHERS, Ind. – Nia Hayes always knew she had a sister she never met.
Her late father, Lonnie Hayes, would tell her and her other five siblings about a girl named Lana he had from another marriage while looking at old photo albums he put together.
“A lot of times when we’d go through these photo albums, my siblings and I, and the ones we didn’t know would just zip through,” Nia Hayes said.
One of those pictures Nia would skip over belonged to that of Lana Hayes.
Lana’s mother and Lonnie divorced when she was a baby and Lana grew up with her mother and half sister in Rushville. She never met her father or any of her other siblings, until this week when a former high school classmate of hers and current coworker of Nia, Michael Hurst, pieced together the puzzle.
“It shouldn’t have happened,” Hurst said. “There’s been times when I’m like, ‘this story …
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