Once Upon A December…I Remember Morgan, I Remember

Can’t stop and don’t want to stop remembering all the beautiful memories of you Morgan – between crying, because I wish you were here on your birthday, and smiling as I remember all that you were, and still are…this song, “Once Upon A December,” I remember was the first big piece you learned to play on the piano, while singing the lyrics.

I know you loved this song from Anastasia.  I remember when the Disney movie came out, and I brought you to see it…I remember all the places we went, and all the things we did together – you are so missed.  I am extremely grateful to have been your mom.  I love you so much, and I miss you more than words can describe.

I remember how determined you always were to learn new things…the piano and singing, are just two out of thousands that just came to mind.  What I wouldn’t give to walk in the living room, hearing you play your keyboard and sing once again.

I hope you are dancing and singing in the sky today – I can almost see you.

Happy Birthday my sweet angel.  Love – Mom

Today is Morgan’s 26th Birthday

Holidays and certain dates are very hard for me now – they really hurt.

I started this post last night – trying to keep typing through my tears and pain.  Today is Morgan’s birthday – it is one of those days when we smile at the wonderful memories of our time together with Morgan, and at the same time we cry, because she is no longer with us.  How can we celebrate Morgan’s birthday when it hurts so much?  I ask myself that every year, and every year I am reminded of all the reasons I should celebrate her birthday…all of those reasons are Morgan – she still deserves to be celebrated.

Today we will celebrate her beautiful, gentle, and loving soul – her love lives on in all of us, and we feel it every day.  We were all blessed to have been chosen to be Morgan’s family.  The joy she brought to our lives is immeasurable.

Later today we will have a little birthday party for Morgan.  We will let a few balloons fly into the heavens.   I will cook one of her favorite dinners, then we will light candles on her favorite cake – Tiramisu.  Sprinkle some pomegranates on top (she loved pomegranates), sing happy birthday, take a picture, and share our memory of her 26th birthday with the world.

Please feel free to join in if you’d like, and thank you for keeping Morgan and our family in your thoughts and prayers.

Santa Monica Pier – photo by Morgan Ingram, June 2011

 

About Morgan’s Stalking

http://morganingram.com is the link to this website – it is where this blog resides…please click on the link, and then read all the pages – they tell about what happened to Morgan, as well as who Morgan was.

Thank you so much for helping to raise awareness about the dangers of stalkers, and to share the truth about what really happened to our youngest daughter.  Morgan was stalked & her death was a homicide.  She was 19 years old when the stalking started and was 20 when she was murdered…only 4 months after we realized she was being stalked.

Please share with anyone you know.  This blog and website have been read in over 115 countries around the world, by over 7 Million people to date…please keep it going.

So many people have been helped, over the past 5 years, because of the information in this website, and blog.  It explains about what happened to Morgan, what we did right, as well as all the mistakes we made.  We have heard back from many other victims of stalking, veterinarians that have now changed their protocol on dispensing the equine drug Amitriptyline, the head of a stalking task force out of Canada to let us know they are now adding onto their protocol to check the roofs of residences of stalking victims when called about an incident of stalking, as well as many other officers in law enforcement, first responders, forensic experts, and parents that are now taking more precautions, and the list goes on and on.  So I know this website and blog have helped many people, as well as raising awareness on this extremely UNDER REPORTED crime of stalking.

You can also hear the investigative journalism series, that had been done by a local radio station, long before we were able to get the many answers we now have, with the help of others experts and by doing our own investigation.  Here is the link to that series – https://soundcloud.com/user-744545581/kdnk-series  Parents shouldn’t have to do their own investigation into the murder of their child because law enforcement and the coroner’s office have chosen not to investigate – but unfortunately, we are not the only families that have been left to do it all on our own.

Morgan’s birthday is tomorrow, August 16, and she would have been 26 years old…the pain in our hearts is still just as deep and indescribable as it was December 2, 2011, when we found her body.  Our fight for justice continues, and we know the pain will never go away, as a piece of our hearts will now always be missing.  The stalker/murderer took Morgan’s physical body away, but could never take away all the love that we have, and always will have for her.  We honor her memory every single day by being of service to other victims.  This gives Morgan a little justice every single day going forward, and I know it makes her soul happy.

Thank you so much for reading and listening about Morgan.  She will never be forgotten and we will never give up in the fight for #Justice4Morgan

 

 

Accusing Innocent People?

Am I accusing innocent people?  I was there, through the stalking and murder, I lived it – I kept a timeline from the beginning, not knowing that it would be critical as the days unfolded.  I wrote down the “facts” about the incidents of stalking…in the beginning, not even knowing who was involved.

After our first photo capture of the stalker, Morgan realized who was probably involved – later on, after being followed, and seeing who the stalker(s) were, Morgan finally knew who it was, and told the sheriffs. Keenan VanGinkle was named as the main “suspect” in Morgan’s case and Brooke Harris was also mentioned, but her name was redacted because she was under 18 at the time – this can be seen on the police reports.

Steve & I were also victims of the same stalking – we are listed as victims in the police reports.  I am a victim – speaking my truth.  I am not accusing innocent people – I know who was doing the stalking, and I know Morgan was murdered…this is what I have stated.  I have also stated that given Morgan was murdered during an active investigation into her felony stalking, and given that only 2 days before she was murdered, the detective told me he expected the stalking to escalate, and was assigning additional patrols on our house – yes, I believe I know who murdered my daughter.  And yes, I believe her case needs to be investigated, if Morgan is ever to receive justice.  If that is all it takes to be an “accuser,” then when families know who the “suspect” is, they should never speak out or they will be considered an “accuser?” This is ridiculous – that is EXACTLY what criminals would like…everyone to stay quiet.  That is how evil wins.

I was there the whole time during this horrific, life-changing, soul-numbing 4 month period of time – Morgan, Steve & I were the only ones that lived through the stalking and her murder.  I lived it – Steve & I experienced the stalking, along with Morgan – no one else, except of course those involved in her stalking & murder…so I know for a fact this was a gang stalking, involving more than one person, as well as a predatory stalker.  I know who was involved and what their roles were in the stalking and murder.

Are you aware that Morgan saw Keenan VanGinkle face-to-face as he was engaged in stalking her?  It was at least 5 times that I am positive of – if you knew that fact would that fact change your mind? Or would you feel safer believing someone that wasn’t there, and never knew what really happened?

If people truly followed where the evidence (facts) of this case lead – they would follow it through to the truth, but too many people have a stake in the false reporting, as well as keeping Morgan’s case from ever being investigated.

I am not judge and jury – I want her case investigated, so someday there will be a judge and jury to decide who is guilty of murdering my daughter Morgan, as well as who the accessory’s were  the others who assisted in the stalking, false alibis, and murder.  I then want to see all those involved charged and sentenced.

Is that too much for a mother to want?

 

 

Denver Post says, “Colorado sex assault and stalking victims can break their residential leases under law signed by Hickenlooper”

Finally!  More states need to do the same.  Victims need to be able to move away immediately, and go into the Address Confidentialty Program in their state, so their attacker/stalker can not find them.  Safety is of the upmost importance – so they do not end up dead, like our 20-year-old daughter Morgan Ingram, born and raised in Colorado, and murdered there in 2011.

Colorado sex assault and stalking victims can break their residential leases under law signed by Hickenlooper – 

This House Bill 1035 was sponsored by Rep. Dominique Jackson, an Aurora Democrat, and Sen. John Cooke, a Greeley Republican

Here is a link to the Denver Post article:

Colorado sex assault and stalking victims can break their residential leases under law signed by Hickenlooper

Started with the following article:

Victims of sexual assault and stalking push for the right to break their Colorado leases

Bill moves closer to allowing victims to find a safer place without financial penalty

Here is a link to the Denver Post article: 

Victims of sexual assault and stalking push for the right to break their Colorado leases

The article state, “One victim, identified only as “S.H.” to legislators, testified at the House judiciary committee hearing of how she stopped reporting stalking incidents to police, but not out of concern they weren’t responding.”

“The stalking incidents became increasingly alarming and I was terrified every single day,” the woman testified. “I learned of the nuisance clause in my lease and the threat of being evicted for making too many calls to the police. Having an eviction or breaking your lease is almost always an automatic denial for future housing.”

The statement above is consistent for most victims of stalking – many times they end up no longer reporting the incidents of stalking, as the incidents continue with no resolution, only making the victim’s life even harder to continue with their everyday things…as in the police being called too many times is cause for an eviction!  It’s crazy, but there is so much more challenges that victims of stalking face on a day-to-day basis…it’s horrific, life-altering, and needs to stop.  Changing laws like this do actually HELP the victims and is a good start.  Let’s put an end to stalking!