MONSTERS…yes, they are real and they live among us


When Morgan was growing up she only wanted to see the good in people…she was not naive by any means, but she was a kind and gentle soul, and was very trusting of people.  She wanted to see only the beauty in the world, so she did ignore the dark side, she thought by staying away from sketchy people she would be able to avoid their dark side.  I only wish now that I could have shown her, that in reality evil people that are capable of doing horrible things, things like were done to her, do live among us, and they do sometimes look like our neighbors, and they can still cause great harm…

Ponder this for a moment. More than 211,000 homicides that have been committed since 1980 remain unsolved – a body count greater than the population of Des Moines, Iowa. That figure is not readily apparent in the U.S. Department of Justice’s annual estimate of killings considered cleared through arrest, but if you do a little digging you will read that Scripps News reveals it.  And the sad truth is that homicides are less likely to be solved today than they were 40 years ago.  So unlike the TV shows that are so popular today – you know the ones that show murder cases solved in 60 minutes – in reality that does not happen very often – in fact if it does happen it is front page news.

There are states that don’t even report their homicide statistics to the federal government so those numbers are not in the statistics.  In fact, in 2015 a serial murderer was finally arrested…he had been actively killing since the 1990’s.  Now that is the reality that this country faces.  We need law enforcement agencies and all states to accurately report their homicide cases and we need a national database so we can have a fighting chance of catching these monsters.

Our beautiful, sweet Morgan was then gone without a case – a victim that died during an active felony stalking investigation, her death said to be a mystery the day she died by the sheriffs, and yet there was NO actual investigation other than a autopsy with false information, false information that was never corrected when brought to the coroner’s attention.  So Morgan’s murder is not even a number in the cold case statistics, but the evidence proves she was murdered, so how many REAL cold case murders are there in this country?  It could be even more staggering than the statistics show.

I believe this is how murderers get away with murder, and this is why we have so many unsolved cold cases in this country – with the number growing greater every year.  And don’t think for one moment in time that all murderers are older, creepy looking men…no, they come in all ages, genders, and looks.  They can even be the innocent looking teenage girl down the street.

Desperate People Do Desperate Things….

resistance becomes a duty

I never imagined when I first published this website & blog that it would result in death threats, horrible things said about me that absolutely are not true, Facebook pages built to harass, my family contacted, etc. But through it all we never gave up and never will.

Losing a loved one is life-altering.  It changes you… forever.  In my case I woke up one morning and knew I had a mission to fullfill in this lifetime.  In the midst of unending pain, that mission became clear as day.  I will always continue to spread the truth about what happened to Morgan so others can learn from the truth.  Stalking, bullying, sexual assault, and murder do not just happen to the rich and famous. We read about in the news, it can and does happen to people from all walks of life…stalking is dangerous, stalking is a crime, and stalking is many times a precursor to other violent crimes, including kidnapping.

Having your youngest child taken from you in a violent act is hard enough, but then to have the crime covered up is entirely another thing altogether…how are grief-stricken parents supposed to deal with that?  Maybe that is what they are counting on?

Here is just one example of a person in public office that is supposed to be above reproach, a governor who lied to cover up his corruption…why people would think that this is something that never happens is beyond me.  Do people really think the “bad guy” just confesses when he or she is caught?  Read the papers – this type of thing has been going on forever, and it will probably continue to go on forever – the only difference being, if law enforcement and the judicial system go after the perpetrators of such a crime, like they did in this case, and then build a case, and follow it through, then eventually those in power may think twice before attempting to break the law.  A federal jury found former Virginia governor Robert F. McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, guilty of public corruption, once he heard that he was being investigated he threw back at his accusers, “Why would I risk everything to do something like this,” that is something that has been heard over and over again for many years by officials that think no one will find out that they broke the law.  I would like to say when there is financial gain, or if they are protecting themselves from something that they have done that is illegal, officials do lie. I think most logical people that read the news understand this.

Desperate people do desperate things…look behind all the one-liners that you hear from these people, and keep asking questions.  Don’t just believe what people say when they try to dismiss any further questions from you.  Know that you are going down the path to finally see the truth when you keep digging and you don’t stop at just scratching the surface.  This is a very valuable lesson I have learned in the past 4 years while Steve & I were doing our “digging” into Morgan’s case, and digging into everyone that was associated with the false reporting of her case. It is so amazing the things we uncovered…shocking to be sure, knowing the public has no clue as to how people in high places get away with breaking the law year after year with no fear of consequence.  There is no transparency, no accountability and no real justice when these type of things are allowed to exist.  Laws were made to be followed, but what happens when people in power break those laws and get away with it?

Attracted to her light…the good, the bad, and the ugly

Morgan in the light

“People are attracted to the #light that lives inside us by the quality of our character. Let your #life shine brightly.” 

Morgan was a very bright light from the moment she was born.  She was sweet and kind.  She was always more concerned with others than she was with herself.  Her smile illuminated any space she was in, and she had a way of easing others pain.

I firmly believe that the light she emitted came from within…her character was the reason that people loved her.  After her death I ran into so many people that I had never met before, they came up to me to tell me they had known Morgan, some only for a short time, a few only met her once or twice, but they all had the same thing to say, that she was an amazing person, like no one they had ever met before.  They all described her as a very happy, engaging person that made them feel good about themselves.  But there were also bad people attracted to her light – some were jealous of the attention she received, and others became obsessed, and had ulterior motives. Then there are some people that never knew her at all, but they like to make things up in order to bolster their story about who she was, because she is no longer here to defend herself…although knowing Morgan she would not even bother to defend herself from such nonsense, she would just say those people really don’t matter.  Why try to convince someone of the truth when they only want to believe in the lies – these type of people like to create drama, they live for it…something Morgan always refused to be a part of.  They are people that did not know her, or what she truly was like.  So why would one bother to try to convince someone of the truth when that is not what they want to hear?  And then there are people that did know Morgan BUT they are connected to those that were involved in her stalking and murder…these people have an agenda.  It is a no-brainer to understand why those people are making up stories (anything but the truth) in order to cast the light of truth away from those involved.  They do not want to go to jail, and those who are helping them will and have done whatever they can to try and sway people to believe in their lies…lies that they constantly change in order to not loose their readership – pretty sick, huh?

Anyway, what does any of that matter in reality?  It doesn’t.  In reality the only thing they have been able to accomplish is to confuse some people as to what really happened to Morgan.  But it is really up to the factual evidence to get justice for Morgan, and that is why I firmly believe justice is coming…words mean nothing compared to real evidence and that evidence does exist.  Again, there is no statute of limitations in a capital murder case.  Team Morgan, hang in there…justice is coming.

Internet harassment is now the norm…

Never waste your time

While reading USA Today on April 28, 2016 I came upon this article by Natalie DiBlasio.  This is a great article and worth reading.  Internet harassment has become the norm and women (as well as every human being) should be sick of it, and we should all want to put a stop to it.

I have been attacked online, as have many others that have come out as supporters of justice for my daughter Morgan.  Vile threats that I stopped reading a long time ago, because in reality they do not help me along the path to my higher purpose in life.  I choose to ignore them knowing I am coming from truth and whatever agenda they have does not concern me.  I also choose to rise above them, and yes, I do know they will still be there tomorrow as Natalie states.

I have been told by authorities in the “know” that I am not special in this regard as unfortunately many victims and co-victims that tell their story are all attacked.  The telling of their story helps so many others so this harassment aimed at stopping them is really aimed at allowing the perpetrator of the crime to continue offending with no consequence  ever.   What do you think should be done about it?  Your thoughts are welcomed if you would like to write in to me.  Thanks.


Mother’s Day 2016…with a little help from the other side :)

Morgan looking down

If you want to give light to others you have to glow yourself – Thomas M. Monson

Today is Mother’s Day and it started out like it always has for me these past 4 years, with non-stop tears…but then all of a sudden an old email popped up on my phone.  Was it merely a coincidence, or was it a reminder to me about Morgan’s light, a light that is still shining today, just as brightly as it had before her life on earth was taken from her?

Morgan did glow…always, from the moment she was born.  And Morgan was all about helping others her whole life, and I believe she still is helping others.

I read the following email, and if a heart could smile, mine did.

Mrs. Ingram,

I wrote you a few months ago to share a small bit of our(my daughter’s and I) stories and also a thank you for being such a vocal activist on behalf of all victims. You truly are amazing for all you do. I wanted to also say thank you for posting your blog about Morgan and all she had to endure, I am grateful I was brought to your site for more reasons then one. 

In December when I wrote I thought everything was good again. The man who stalked my daughter had been kicked out of his parents house and he was living in another town. My daughter who is 13 was finally getting back into a normal routine and we could all breathe a little easier. Unfortunately this was to change in mid to late January. 
He moved back in. Now we live in a small neighborhood where most everyone has lived here for 20+ years. I grew up in this neighborhood, it was home. It became hell soon again. We don’t have the same bus stop anymore it is now closer to our house and didn’t have to pass his to get to it. Things in the yard started moving again. Tapping on the front window started. Unlucky for us it’s a three story house and all the bedrooms are on the second and third floor so he couldn’t bother the girls as they were sleeping, only me late at night. 
Weird things happened to our animals. I raise rabbits and some got sick, very sick. We couldn’t find a reason but one by one they started to die. I put up a few trail cams but nothing ever showed up. Then I put heavy duty locks on the outside pen and changed the lock on the barn. The deaths stopped. I took down the trail cams after that and but them away. We have cameras up in the house with a nice alarm system so I never thought about it again. Then more things moved in the yard. More tapping. 
This is where I must stop to thank you. Everything you and your husband did helped lay the groundwork for us to catch him in the act. But I also have to say thank you to Morgan because I am positive, a 1000% she is the one who brought me back to your site last week. 
We copied what you did in the beginning. Watered the soil, sensors, more cameras, and a lot of caution. I also did some other things like a homemade spike strip so to speak, and some other little surprises that if stepped on he was going to get hurt, badly. We noticed a few “hot stops” that he seemed to like to go to in the yard. Every one of them was ready to go. We got shoe impressions. We had hot spots in our yard leading to the woods next to us on the thermal imager, unfortunately he walked into the stream and we lost them. Now for the HUGE thing and where Morgan plays a huge role. I was on our deck contemplating our next move when I glanced at our side door. It is on the dark side of our house and easily the most accessible at night, yes we have a motion sensor light but it is only triggered in a certain range. I was just looking at the door and I got chills and I read your blog again from start to finish. Every time I read about the trail cams I got that sudden chill again. I went back out the next day and placed the cams so they where facing the door. I swear I felt a hand on my back patting it, telling me this was a good thing.
It rained the past week, for our state we have had the weirdest weather this year to almost no snow to a lot of cold rain the past two months. I didn’t think much about the cams because of the weather. My young son came to me and said he thought he had heard something close to the basement the night before. Side note he often sleeps in our tv room because he is afriad of the dark. It is right above our 2nd basement and where the side door is. 
I went out and checked the cam. There where seven pictures. He was trying to break in through that door! I called the police, reported it, they came out and arrested him. It was Morgan I am sure of it, she was looking out for my daughter. 
Never give up your fight for justice. I believe in you, your husband, and most of all Morgan.
Thank you again.
So for all the moms out there I wish you a wonderful Mother’s Day with your children – hold them close whatever age they are, because they are your most precious possession.  And for all the moms out there that have lost a child I wish you the warmth of knowing that the bond between a mother and child can never be severed…not even in death.  It still hurts, and I believe it always will, it’s painful not having your child with you like they were before, but trust me they are still there just in a different way.  The love you shared is still all around you, and the more you share that love, as well as their story, the more others will benefit…this is what I believe is meant about shining your light.  Much love to my other 2 wonderful children, as well as my 2 fabulous grandchildren – all of whom called me this morning to send their love, and much love to all of you as well.