Stalked & Murdered In Four Short Months…

Tessi is now on the other side with Morgan. Still watching and waiting for justice.

I have been contacted by numerous other stalking victims, who lived in the immediate vicinity of our home in Carbondale, CO.  They report very similar incidents that were perpetrated upon them.  They were being watched by a stranger, their stalking included scratching, tapping and banging on their windows, and once a trashcan got knocked over by a person hiding in the shadows. In two of these cases the victims gave detailed descriptions, to the sheriffs, of the person that ran from their home.  In one of these cases there just happened to be a tracking dog in the near vicinity and it tracked the suspect until it lost his sent down County Road 100.  In each one of these cases, I have been told, there was no investigation, no report, and there was no follow-up by the Garfield County sheriff’s department. There was no protocol that ever caught the stalker in Morgan’s case either.  I do realize that in most cases of stalking the suspect is never caught “red handed,” but we were told, by the first two sheriff’s patrol officers that the earlier incidents in our surrounding area always stopped when the snow started to fall.  They assumed it could be a seasonal/summer stalker, and as soon as the snow came he would stop…that’s honestly what we were told by the sheriff’s patrol deputies who responded to calls at our house – just wait it out. That was their solution, so just look at our family’s case…Morgan, Steve & I were stalked for 4 months, it kept escalating, it only snowed once during those 4 months (very unusual in that area), then Morgan was murdered.  Basically, what the sheriff’s department did was to treat the stalking as a nonevent, and then Morgan ended up murdered, and look at what the sheriff is doing now – we have been told that he now claims it was never even a stalking…this is outrageous!

Steve and I were there every single day of the stalking, we can both tell you how vicious, unrelenting and terrifying the entire ordeal was.  There absolutely was a stalking.  I have heard that Sheriff Lou Vallario goes on to say now that it was the coroner who determined that Morgan committed suicide, and the decision and investigation had nothing to do with his department, but what he doesn’t say, and what absolutely is the fact is that the deputy coroner that came to our home, Thomas Walton, had no death scene training and completely relied on what the sheriffs told him that morning.  All the facts that he reports came from Garfield County Sheriff Detective Robert Glassmire (Glassmire, who is now the coroner), and he told us he is not allowed to change anything without Detective Robert Glassmire’s approval.  So as you can see, Sheriff Lou Vallario, is a politician, and as a politician he knows the politically correct way to say things, in order to “twist” the facts – not the truth about what really happened, not being transparent by any stretch of the imagination –  not the truth, only a politically “twisted” statement – only sound bites.  And anyone who just blindly believes what a politician tells them, instead of researching the actual truth/facts of the situation, is just a “surface scratcher” who, I guess, is perfectly happy to wear their “rose-colored glasses” until the same tragedy touches their own families, and if stalkers and murderers are allowed to roam free the chances of another “victim” like Morgan in Garfield County increases.

It is true that the coroner is the one in Colorado who is responsible for determining the cause and manner of death.  But please know, unlike what Sheriff Vallario says, the Garfield County Sheriffs are up to their eyeballs in what the pathologist and the coroner did in Morgan’s case…even  producing their own set of facts to about her death to the exclusion of all real facts. Never allowing for testing – as well as destroying and covering up evidence.

The last show about Morgan’s stalking and murder was filmed by Crime Watch Daily.  At the end of that show they showed an official statement by Sheriff Lou Vallario that said, “We reached out to the Garfield County Sheriff’s Department for an interview. They responded in part: “The Garfield County Sheriff’s Office will not engage in further conversations regarding the Morgan Ingram case. That case is closed, pending any new credible evidence being brought forward. There was no credible evidence of ‘stalking’ and the case was ruled a suicide by the Garfield County Coroner’s Office, not the Garfield County Sheriff’s Office, per Colorado state law. Our hearts go out to the Ingrams and we are sorry for their loss. — Garfield County Sheriff Lou Vallario.”

We have sent Vallario a letter asking hm if that is really his official statement, because as you all know, there really was a stalking and Steve and I were also victims of that same stalking – it really did happen.  As usual he NEVER replied to our letter. Steve & I are also listed on all the police reports as victims of that stalking, as well as on the correspondence by his own detective.  Why would he say such a blatant lie?  What is he covering up?  Is it only because Morgan ended up dead and after 9 months of being listed as “Natural Causes,” I then get threatened by the pathologist (and the sheriffs were told of that threat when it happened), then the pathologist changed Morgan’s manner of death to suicide after 9 months?  Does Vallario feel he has to say there never was a stalking, so there is no ramifications, if it was suicide, which it was not, since she died during that active investigation into her stalking, there should have been a full blown investigation into a possible homicide, but there was not!

I think Vallario should be more concerned with the fact that all the scientific facts and medical certainty point to murder, as well as all the other strong evidence in the case.  And the lies will be exposed and justice will happen…what will Vallario say then?  That he trusted the coroner and it wasn’t his fault?  I don’t think that will work so well considering all the many times he has been contacted about new evidence in the case, which he refused to ever even consider…he really does know what happened to Morgan, so my question is WHY has Vallario refused to investigate her murder?

Morgan did nothing wrong and she did not deserve to be tortured and murdered.  Our family did nothing wrong and we did not deserve to have our lives forever changed because of the horrific acts of strangers.  Morgan deserves justice, the people involved in her murder and subsequent cover up deserve to be exposed and charged, and we will not stop pushing for that justice until it happens!  #Justice4Morgan in 2018 – it has been over 6 years and this travesty of justice should not continue any longer!

A message from #TeamMorgan

I received the comment below from a supporter that read about Morgan’s case right here on this blog, many years ago.  She has been following our quest for justice this whole time and she is one of the many who I call “TEAM MORGAN!”  The love and prayers we have received over the years have kept our family pushing forward, and I thank every single one of you – all those who have stuck with us throughout these 6+ hard years.

I also would like to thank those, as she said, “Good people who are working hard for justice.”  Those people she is referring to, are amazing people – people who have worked in law enforcement their whole lives, because they want to make a difference.  They want to help find justice for the victims of murder, and they want to catch the “bad guys.”  Our family has been extremely blessed to have these angels, who wear badges, on our side.  I hope one day I will be able to name them, but for now they say they do their best work behind the scenes, and that is exactly what they are doing.

COMMENT TO THE BLOG: “When 19 yr old Morgan Ingram’s mother, Toni, began keeping notes on the stalker incidents and calls to the Garfield County, CO Sherriff in 2011, she never dreamed it would turn into this story that would still see her adding to it 7 years later. Morgan would be 26 now, and most certainly would be a happy and successful young woman…instead, a psycho stalker took her away from her loved ones. That man is still walking free today. Toni and Steve, her parents, have worked tirelessly every single day since December 2, 2011 to try to change that…there is no reason in the world that the man who took their youngest daughter away from them should still be walking the streets of Colorado, or ANY street, for that matter. The only place he should be walking is in the halls of a prison, or pacing in a prison cell.”

“I have prayed for justice for Morgan since 2012. Please read her story http://morganingram.com/wordpress/?p=389, and please pray for Toni and Steve Ingram…pray that light continues to shatter the darkness, and that those good people who are working hard for justice, may continue on and be successful. Morgan deserves nothing less!!!!”

Where Murders Go Unsolved…does this sketch look familiar?

Does this sketch remind you of anyone?

The the national “clearance rate” for homicide in 2015 was 64.1 percent. Fifty years ago, it was more than 90 percent.

https://www.npr.org/2015/03/30/395069137/open-cases-why-one-third-of-murders-in-america-go-unresolved

University of Maryland criminologist Charles Wellford says, “Americans should also understand that while the national rate is in the 60’s, the local rates vary widely. But because the FBI doesn’t publish local agencies’ numbers, these differences are often invisible to the public.” So local law enforcement’s reporting of their homicide stats is not always correct https://www.publicsource.org/why-is-the-fbis-count-of-local-homicides-wrong-some-police-departments-arent-properly-reporting/

And even with those homicide stats being under reported there are many more homicides, like Morgan’s murder in Garfield County, Colorado, that never get listed, because they are never investigated as a murder – because of staged crime scenes, among other reasons.

If our country is going to get ahead of the murder crisis in this country and get murderers off our streets, there needs to be a governing agency overseeing local law enforcement – one that can look into suspicious deaths that local law enforcement, in some cases, refuse to investigate.  There needs to be an over-site committee, one that citizens can contact with evidence that a suspicious death could be a possible homicide. Then that committe can make a qualified decision as to why a suspicious death hasn’t been investigated and if an investigation is needed.

 

Identifying the Suspect in Morgan’s Stalking Case – see the prime example of a stalking incident in the diagram below

Following the events of the night of August 29, 2011, and into the early morning hours of August 30th, the Garfield County Sheriff’s office had a wide array of charges to pursue against the male stalker for his actions against his female victim and her parents, but they did not pursue those charges.

Morgan had been stalked and terrorized for nearly a month at this time. The stalker had been seen in the yard, left clear shoe impressions outside Morgan’s bedroom windows and a bathroom window on the other side of the house that she was using to shower in. And now the stalker was photographed. His face blurred, but his body clearly captured. Crime labs available to the Garfield Sheriff’s office, such as the FBI crime lab, have the capability to identify individuals based on body parts, in addition to facial recognition. This was never done. http://morganingram.com/wordpress/?p=845

The deputies claimed to have access to tracking hounds that could follow the scent trail that was certainly there, but no dogs were called in, not this night nor any other night during the four month stalking of Morgan. This incident clearly indicates not only the mindset, capabilities and bravado of the stalker, but the indifference of the Garfield Sheriff’s office. The officers knew the camera had been broken by the stalker in his attempt to dislodge it, but never even mentioned it in their reports. None of the three deputies would return to assist Morgan in investigating the stalking as required by state law for law enforcement to do. It was Morgan that further investigated and sent an email to one of the deputies exposing Keenan Vanginkel’s mocking attitude toward law enforcement. And then that email, naming Keenan as the suspect by Morgan, resulted in no further investigation or intervention by the sheriffs. Discovered later, was the fact that 5 days before this incident (on August 25, 2011) Keenan was already named as the suspect, by the Garfield County Sheriffs, in Morgan’s stalking case – it is on his Global Subject Activity Report.

After this entire series of events, Morgan vacillated between believing that the Sheriffs did not care that she was being stalked, to then hoping they were getting close to making an arrest. This is what stalking victims do – they want to believe and trust, but when they see that law enforcement is not doing anything to stop the criminal they are frightened and lose hope. At times she felt she would have to wait for her stalker to lose interest and go away and yet she was afraid that something horrible would happen to her before the sheriffs intervened. Morgan continued to be startled, frightened and terrorized on a regular basis, until she was killed.

The Sheriff’s department confirmed Morgan’s fears, because after her murder the detective did a 180 degree about-face and claimed there had never been a suspect, even though only a few days earlier he had said he believed the stalker was going to ESCALATE!!!

Sheriff Lou Vallario would go even further, claiming that in over 50 trips to the Ingram’s house his officers never saw a stalker, when, as evidenced by this series of photos, they had all certainly seen him in a picture, as well as in video footage caught later on. In the four months of Morgan’s stalking the Ingram’s themselves only caught glimpses of the stalker at their house. The sheriff’s would have had to surveil the house ‘without’ glow-in-the-dark reflective tape on their uniforms, and stay off their cell phones, in order to catch the stalker. This never happened. Effective intervention before more serious consequences, as per the Colorado legislative decree, was not in the protocol for the Garfield Sheriffs department, as no crimes were ever charged to Morgan’s tormentor.

Instead it was explained to Morgan’s parents after her death that the sheriffs had “so thoroughly botched the investigation,” that the new District Attorney, Sherry Caloia, did not believe she could ever get a conviction.  And that is how the Garfield County Sheriff Lou Vallario deals with stalking cases – by NOT dealing with them.

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Read below and tell me if you think the following is a prime example of a stalking incident, as this happened during an active felony stalking investigation…

What was done to Morgan by her stalker(s) was horrific, and what was done to Morgan and our family by the orders of Garfield County Sheriff Lou Vallario was outrageous!  The Sheriffs knew who the suspect(s) were, they said to us that they always needed more and more evidence, and then just days before her murder, the detective tells the “suspects” he is getting close to making an arrest and Morgan will be giving her on-camera testimony the following week at the same time he will be collecting the other “suspect’s” hours – he also tells us that he expects the stalking to “escalate” so then what happens?  The perps get rid of the main witness – Morgan, and then what?  The Sheriffs, that very same morning, told us, “Don’t worry the stalker had nothing to do with Morgan’s death – it’s just a mystery for now.”  I thought, “Are they serious?”  There are no words for the pain and suffering the Garfield County Sheriffs have caused our family – we trusted law enforcement, we were brutally honest with them always, and 5 months after Morgan’s murder Garfield County Sheriff Detective Glassmire told us, “If a suspect decides to lie to us there is nothing we can do.”  If this is what we pay the Garfield County Sheriffs to do – give up and look the other way if a suspect won’t admit they stalked and murdered someone, then the citizens of Garfield County are in grave danger.

Morgan on spring break from her college classes in 2011

Just found this picture again – it’s Morgan taking a break while working on a movie up in Northern California in the spring of 2011. Morgan was on her spring break from college and flew to California to help her sister work on a movie that the graduate film students from UCS were filming.

I remember when she returned home she told me about all the great people she met and how she talked her sister into driving her to Stanford Law School. She toured the school and decided, right then and there, that she wanted to attend that school one day. After she died I looked through her last diary and she had written out every class she had to complete before she received her Bachelors degree, what her test scores needed to be and exactly what she needed in order to be accepted into Stanford.  I have no doubt in my mind that she would have accomplished this and much more if she had not had her life viciously taken from her.

Morgan always succeeded in every endeavor she sought to accomplish.  She was always working hard during her breaks from school, and she LOVED working with her sister on movies (I know Morgan is very proud of her sister for winning an Emmy this year), as well as working with young children whenever she worked weekends and holidays in Colorado.  Morgan showed us all how to embrace and love life…she made every moment count in her short 20 years.

We all miss you so much Morgan.  It’s really hard to hold back the tears when I look at her pictures, because in my heart I know if it wasn’t for a sick and twisted monster she would and should still be here on earth with all of us.

#JusticeForMorgan!