December 1, 2011 PM – Day 122 of Morgan’s Stalking – It’s quiet so why is there so much stress?

Morgan and her brightness

Morgan goes to the bank to make a deposit this morning for Steve.  I text her to let her know that I was able to speak with the mother of a witness the detective wanted to talk to – Morgan sends me a text back, “You rock!”  She then goes to her dad’s shop to help pack up his office.  When Steve and Nathan go back to the shop after lunch, Morgan goes to take a shower.  She has invites for the afternoon, but instead she has decided to help a friend find a job.  If he does not find job he will have to go back to Denver, and Morgan knows that will be bad for him.  He has worked hard to get where he is right now, and slipping back into old surroundings could create a great pressure on him to not maintain what he has accomplished.

She gets out of the shower and goes to her room.  She has the music playing, while she puts on make-up, does her hair, and dresses at her leisure.  I take a break from work and go into her room to chat while she is getting ready.  We talk about the Etsy dragonfly ID tag she found online, and wants to purchase for Wylah – I told her I could just order it when I sit back down to work at my computer.  Morgan said she didn’t have enough money yet, and would have to wait until after her babysitting job over the weekend.  I asked her how much it was, and told her I would just order it, and she could pay me back.  It was really nice to see her so bubbly, and actually putting on make-up and curling her hair, which she normally only did if she was going out somewhere special in the evening.  At 1:41 pm she walks out to the car with a freshly laundered shirt for her friend’s job interviews and hangs it up in the back of the car.  She goes and picks him up.  He is worried about his interviews, and Morgan calls him (on his cell) to encourage him at all their stops, while she waits in the car.  I wouldn’t go so far as to say she walked him in, but it was really important to her that he had a job or a really good prospect all lined up today.

After Morgan’s murder in 2012 we find out that on Facebook at 12:20 am on 12.1, early this morning, Hannah Hurlocker (Brooke Harris’ friend) updated her wall, “sowyy it sucks.” Then 37 minutes later she adds, “guess ima go then night”  Her friend ? Likes this. At 1:04 am still confused by the urgency of the requests to drop everything and come get her Stephen Campbell says ”Well u seemed pissed when we talked Wats up??”

Brooke is not happy he has not figured this out yet, and at 3:43 pm today she posts to Stephen Campbell, “why would you ask her that on facebook? On her wall, on a post that had nothing to do with that at all? You know how to get a hold of her.”  It remains questionable what was really happening until certain parties involved are asked to give their input, then it is very upsetting, and obvious to me.

I had an arrangement with Morgan that she would be home by 4:00 pm or call me within two hours after she left, so I could run some errands with her.  Nothing super important, but it always seems like if I don’t get through my list for the day I end up wishing the next day that I had, and since we were sharing a car we had to coordinate.

At 4:00 pm I still have not heard from Morgan, but I had just gone out to the garage to organize and drag out empty bins for the move.  By 4:30 pm it has been almost three hours and Morgan is a 1/2 hour late contacting me.  I text her to call me, she is still calling her friend regularly, probably still giving encouragement with each new interview.

Our neighborhood Lhasa’s are getting their evening walk up the street toward Brooke’s house at 4:29:30 pm and they look very happy.  By 4:48 pm I am getting anxious, in reality she is still helping her friend find the all important job, but I do not know this, only that she is not contacting me back, at least to tell me all is well.  I am worried & upset – I keep remembering that the detective said he thought the stalking was going to escalate.  Especially with all of the new unknowns that have been thrust into her stalking this week.  Detective Glassmire told me 2 days ago that he thinks her stalking is going to escalate, there will be increased patrols, searching in new places.  And we didn’t even know about the very disturbing chatter going on on Facebook at that time.

Morgan gets a text from Nathan from Steve’s phone, “Hey it’s Nathan. Just leaving Aspen just so ya know. I’m gonna get dropped off in c’dale.”  She does not answer, and her friend Calder tries three times to contact her before 6:00 pm.  Also, without an answer.

Steve is home and tells me we should go get something for dinner – I am incredulous for an instant, then I calm down – he feels like Mexican food, and a little grocery shopping after for some of Morgan’s favorites, like pomegranates.  During Morgan’s mystery sickness, years ago, which turned out to be chronic carbon monoxide exposure, Steve had this mental list of all the foods that would cheer her up.   And it would always work.  He thought she was looking just a little too tired and run down right now, and he wanted to get some of her favorites.  I went with him to the grocery store after dinner for that reason only.  Before we leave for dinner, and the grocery store, I lock the dogs up, which I normally do not do, but Morgan’s puppy Wylah had just chewed up a stuffed animal, and I had to clean up all the stuffing that she dispensed throughout the house – that was a BIG mistake to make, locking the dogs up in the laundry room, but I just wasn’t thinking clearly.

On the way to the restaurant Steve texted Morgan, “Hi Morgan we are going out to dinner in Carbondale are you interested in joking us?” He really meant, joining, but you know these “smart” phones.  Just as I was telling him that he knew that Morgan had not answered me for hours, and I was really getting worried, his phone did that incoming text sound.  He glanced at the screen, smiled, and then handed it to me.  I said, “oh sure she answers you”, and I didn’t know if I should feel relieved or frustrated.  His message from Morgan was, “Gah! I’m sorry. My phone’s little button got switched so my ringer was off. I’m just hanging out with Danny, but I’ll see you guys after?”

Just like that it was no big deal.  Steve wondered if we could just have a nice dinner now, and I told him sure.  Morgan started answering her other friends that she was just hanging out right now.  Steve told her, “Ok we will text you when we get home and then meet you there.” And she answered him, “K.”  I was officially relieved.  We talked about our move and of all the other things going on in the world  Steve wanted to set up Christmas in the new place so it would be there as we moved in, he thought it would be different, a little extra bit of happy in the midst of carrying, and unloading, and stressing and straining.  I told him I would think about it.

After dinner we shopped for a few things at the grocery store, and went home.  Rhonda, our next door neighbor, had just driven up, before Steve and I did.  We unloaded, and were deciding which room to pack first.  Morgan was still with her friend, watching a movie.

7:32:17 PM Morgan’s friend Nicole sent Morgan an important text – “Lady! We need to talk about breckenridge and get it all figured out!”  They were leaving before noon tomorrow to babysit for our returning military and allowing them to have a retreat with their spouses.  There is a group of children that loved Morgan, and two-year-olds were asking for her by name.  She either does not see this text or decides to wait to answer Nicole, because it is not immediate.

A person who will remain secret for some time, arrives home.  Morgan asks if she could spend the night at their house.  This person thinks for a moment about inviting Morgan, but then decides that day has been too tough, she has a headache and decides to have her sleep over some other night.  I have spoken with this person after Morgan’s murder, and she has felt horribly guilty about that one decision to send Morgan home for the night, sent her to her ultimate death.  No matter how much I try to convince her this is not true, I have not yet succeeded.  Morgan was scared to go home alone – yes, we were there in the house, but sleeping on the very other end of our big house…Morgan had been either having a friend sleep over at our house or she would sleep over a friends house for the past 2 weeks – that is how frightened she was.  I believe her intuition was screaming at her not to sleep at home, but Morgan was always concerned with others feelings and she said it was fine and she left.

I suddenly realize that I was supposed to text Morgan when we were headed home and I had completely forgotten.  I sent her a text at 7:48:57 pm that we are done shopping and heading home.  I go into her room and turn on her bedroom light and let Wylah into her room, she jumps on the bed and lies down, and it’s exactly 8:09 pm.

Right after I turn Morgan’s bedroom light off there is a bang on her window.  Reviewing cameras later we can see the big motion lights goes on at the same time.  Nothing obvious is seen on video, but then whatever whacked the glass, and set off the motion detector was out there.  At that time we didn’t know we should have been looking up instead of on the ground, where the cameras were pointed.

At 8:30 pm Morgan is in the car alone, driving home. She has made plans to go back out with her friend in the morning to go out to breakfast and return applications that will be filled out by then.  Morgan is confident a job can be had before her friend will have to return to Denver.

Morgan pulls off into the Catherine’s store parking lot at 8:36:38 pm and answers her text from Nicole about babysitting on the weekend, “F… I know. I haven’t talked to Amy. I have no idea what’s going on.”

She then meets her friends Nathan and Calder just after 8:40 pm and talks about the day.  Another one of her female friends is there with Nathan and Calder and they speak briefly – Morgan’s friend later told me Morgan seemed very happy when they spoke.  Morgan was hoping to get Nathan to come home with her to sleep over again, but he tells her no.  She goes outside to talk to Calder, who is outside smoking, and Nathan borrows her phone to contact someone.  Nathan reads the texts, and then sends a text to Joey, “Sorry man. Haven’t been near the phone for awhile. And whatever works for you man. I don’t care either way. The fact that you remembered this long is enough. You can forget about it. Just make sure you come chill soon. :)”

She leaves, and the two friend’s (Nathan & Calder) recollection of Morgan during that short time is completely opposite from each other.  Calder always seems enamored with Morgan and always loves to spend time with her, although now we now know he was a part of her terrorization – probably not thinking she could end up dead.  I also found out that Morgan was upset with Calder because he had refused to give her the phone number of his friend who had told him about Keenan and his supposed girlfriend Morgan…our Morgan felt really betrayed by Calder.  Nathan is concerned more about who she was with today and what is going on, because he still cares about her and would like to be together again.  She does not want to talk about it and this causes an awkwardness.  I found out later from Nathan that Morgan had asked him to come home with her and sleep over again so she would feel safer, but this night he said no.  Morgan hops in the car and heads for home.  Once again I am starting to get worried about Morgan and ask Steve to see if she is on her way home yet.  He texts her at 8:54:47 pm and asks if everything is OK?

Morgan does not answer, because she is driving and can not text.  She drives up into the driveway 9 minutes later. She goes through her normal routine in the car, and I am waiting for her on the porch, pepper spray in hand and her puppy on the leash, after I hear the driveway alarm go off.  As she opens the car door I begin to tell her how upset I am that earlier she did not answer calls or texts – I was so worried about her.  I remind her about her stalker, and how much I worry about her.  She does not answer and mumbles an unsavory comment as she walks by me.  Our eyes meet for a second, and I decide she is tired and OK.  (Now years later I wonder if that comment was even aimed at me or was she referring to Brooke because she was so upset over what she believed Brooke was doing to her?)  I stand in the foyer and watch her go into her room.  I then go to her bedroom door and knock, she says, “Go away I’m tired.”  So I head down the hall to my bedroom on the other end of the house.

Tessi was lying in the entryway close to Morgan’s door, just staring at the front door, as if just waiting and guarding.  She looks over at me, and I tell her let’s go to bed.  We usually left Tessi loose during the stalking so she could wander the house all night in order to warn us if someone ever got in the house.  Steve did not want her loose that night because he thought she might bark and wake everyone up, because of the increased patrols.  We were all so exhausted from lack of sleep. She paddles down the hall behind me and when I get into our room I ask Steve if he will talk to Morgan.  He asks if she is upset, and I say she might be.  Steve says he will wait ten minutes just in case.  No matter how mad we make Morgan, it never lasts more than ten minutes.  I already know that in the morning she will apologize for what she said and explain what happened tonight, it will all make perfect sense, and it will be behind us.  It has happened like that on so many mornings, it is safe for me to say it has never failed.  I used to always tell Morgan, “You don’t have to apologize – heck your brother and sister never did when they got mad at me,” but Morgan was different and if she snapped at someone and didn’t think it was justified she would always apologize – she said everyone should always speak how they feel, and then they never have to feel bad later, so apologies were good.

I turned off the light and got into bed.  Two minutes later the video camera records motion coming over the berm toward the house.  We will not see it for some time – not until months after Morgan’s murder.

Steve has counted his imaginary time for Morgan to be happy, and he gets out of bed.  Morgie can get upset, but she never stays upset.  A good Zen Buddhist would never let their anger control them – and that was Morgan’s personality.

Steve walks to Morgan’s room and knocks, she answers.  Tessi has followed him back out of our room again and stations herself by the front door – smart and intuitive dog – too bad Steve and I did not listen to our dog.  Steve asks Morgan if he can come in, and she says, “Of course.”  He sees that she is on her phone texting, and he offers to come back later.  Morgan presses send for the last time on her phone, and announces, “Nope, all done for the night.”  She was lying across the bed in her jammies, on her stomach, and propped up on her elbows.  Her legs were folded at the knees and her ankles are crossed, gently moving back and forth.  She is smiling. And asks Steve what’s up?  They both know why he is there, because she had a moment of anger, and he wants to ask her about it.  This is something Steve and Morgan have done since she was a little girl.  She’s twenty now, and if you ask her she will admit it is something they have always done, but she will also never call her daddy to come in to cheer her up, he just always has good timing.  Tonight she does not need any cheering up.  Steve and her talk about developments in her life, how some friends of hers are doing better, and some just need a little more time.

Morgie helping Daddy

Steve talks to her about oil painting.  He has been so busy at work he has not had much time, but he wants to go in for another painting class, because he just got an email and the classes have started up again.  Morgan says she would really like that.  They talk about how her older sister really wants to make jewelry, and Morgan reminds him they are supposed to get a metal clay kiln for Christmas, and they can all use it.

Morgan is concerned about babysitting the next day because she is afraid she is contagious (she has been coughing a little), and she does not want to get all of the children sick, but she does not know if they can get a replacement for her on such short notice.

Steve tells her that she should wait until morning, she is getting to sleep early, and maybe she will feel much better in the morning.  He remarks that she already looks much better since Monday morning, and if she had not he would have never let her come to the shop and pack bins for him.

Steve confessed that he wished he could run faster and he could catch this guy, and it could be over.  He is choked up, because defending his family is a huge thing for Steve.  Morgan tells him it’s OK, and I love you daddy.  He tells her how much he loves her and says goodnight.  This was the last time he would ever speak with her – he just didn’t know it at the time.  Now I can go over things in my mind, and realize there were signs that something might be wrong…Tessi didn’t want to stay in our bedroom, she wanted to stay in the entry staring at the front door, and Steve had to drag her to our room, and close the door.  I always left the bedroom door open, just in case, so Tessi could patrol the house if she needed to, but we were all so tired Steve put her in our room, and closed the door.  Next mistake we made, part of the “Perfect Storm” that night was that Steve thought we should both have a good nights sleep so we both took sleeping pills that night – I usually did not, because I never wanted to miss any unusual sounds, or Morgan trying to send me a text, or if she had to push her panic button (although that sound was loud enough to wake us up), but this night I agreed and I did take a whole sleeping pill.

At 9:52 pm our neighbor Matt, from across the street comes home, and right behind him is a car, and I think I know the occupants, but am not sure so I won’t say.  And a few minutes later Brooke’s friend, Hannah Hurlocker, is on her Facebook wall again, this time adding, “Some people are like slinkys. Pointless but amusing to watch when you kick them down the stairs. ?”

At 11:56 pm the 1st of December is just about over and the Great Room video camera catches something moving behind Rhonda’s pine tree.  But we are all fast asleep by now and don’t know what evil is approaching.

Then after midnight – now December 2nd, Police reports later show the “suspect” did not go to work on 12.2.2011 until after midnight – Morgan was already dead by the time he clocked in at work @ 2:00 am, so when he says he was at work, and on camera at the time she died, he is lying – he has no alibi for the time she was murdered, and his job was less than a 5 minute drive from our house – he clocked in to work at 2:00 am and worked till 6:37 am & then from 7:07 am – 10:30 am… so he was free this evening to plausibly be Morgan’s murderer.

54 thoughts on “December 1, 2011 PM – Day 122 of Morgan’s Stalking – It’s quiet so why is there so much stress?

  1. I don’t mean to be insensitive but if your child is being stalked, why would you both take sleeping pills? Maybe alternate nights? Thank you for sharing your Memories of Morgan. She was so beautiful.

    • Because when you are so overtired, and you just don’t feel like arguing (in my case) with your husband you sometimes make mistakes, and we made some really bad mistakes that night – locking up the dogs when we left the house for 2 hours, Steve shutting Tessi up in our room, taking sleeping pills, of and what I didn’t mention is Steve was so tired that he turned off the motion alarm by the front door, because the night before we had so many patrol vehicles (which are large, and set off the detectors) coming by so many times throughout the night, and when their vehicles set off the alarm we would literally jump out of sleep – turning that alarm off was a huge mistake, so I guess what I am trying to say is that is one of the reasons I started this blog to show people all the mistakes we made throughout this whole ordeal.

      We had never been through anything like this in our life and if we knew it would end with our youngest daughter being killed I would have done EVERYTHING different, but we didn’t know…now I hope someone that is reading this might remember some little things that will help them not end up with the same horrible outcome we ended up with. This is what I pray for every day now – it hurts a lot to tell this story, but I know I have to do this for others.

    • 122 DAYS! They were entitled to some sleep…why would they both take sleeping pills? Are you kidding me? So I guess maybe Morgan would not have been murdered, as she lays sleeping in her own bed, in her own house, if Toni and Steve hadn’t taken a sleeping pill each…that is ludicrous. 122 days and this is the one that mattered most…as if they could possibly know that. Sorry Toni, I am not trying to cause trouble, this comment just rubbed me the wrong way…blaming the victims in any way is not okay.

      • I know Kristi but it is a question I asked myself over and over about because I always made sure one of us was always able to react – except that night and I wonder why everything came together the way it did. It is so strange because how could they have known we wouldn’t be able to react? Or was it a situation that even if we hadn’t shut Tessi up with us and hadn’t taken sleeping pills they still felt secure in the fact that we wouldn’t wake up or catch them?

  2. <3 to you and Steve…wishing that you weren't having to write the next entry in your blog. The "work" and awareness that you are bringing to light with Morgan's help is doing good. Just heartbreaking. Continuing to send you prayers and positive thoughts…hopefully peaceful hearts and twinkling happy lights will follow, to be yet one more reminder of the beautiful soul you created in Morgan.

  3. Dear Dear Toni,

    I too have been reading your story from the very beginning. I have rarely commented because it is so much just to try and take in. I truly don’t see how someone like you can go through so much and still be able to go above and beyond for others so that justice may be sought.

    Another reason I haven’t commented much is because I was waiting for the conclusion before I wrote what I have been feeling. Ever since I was born, I have had very keen intuitive feelings. Sometimes they come from out of nowhere and sometimes they are plain as day in front of me. Something I have really been feeling throughout your whole story is that maybe the person or persons who were involved in the murder are someone or someone’s who have not been introduced as such yet. I truly feel that ? and K possibly know way more than they are telling, but I can’t shake the feeling that there is someone else involved. With all of the love and light that is spreading all over the world because of your story, I feel, without a doubt that others will sense this too in due time.

    Please take care of yourself, Mrs. Ingram. I know the holiday season has to be tremendously hard. Blessings to you and your family.

    • Lauren thank you so much for your comment. I know they know more and they won’t talk about it but the truth has a way of coming out and it is very interesting what you said because I have had other readers send me things about another person that I have not really mentioned yet. Remember a lot of information came in after Morgan’s death. Take care!

  4. Toni,

    So do you think the stalker(s) were already in the house?? Maybe that is why Tessie was acting so strange? She obviously knew or sensed something.

    Also, we all make mistakes. Everything that happened, happened for a reason…beyond anyone’s control. It doesn’t matter about all of the what if’s… whatever is meant to be WILL happen no matter what. I am a firm believer in that. I hope you that you aren’t beating yourself up over things that could have been done differently.

    I am so sorry that you have to relive these moments, but you are such an incredible person. To do this to save others. You are an Angel, Toni Ingram 🙂 Just like Morgie.

    Sending love, light and healing to you!

    • We really don’t know if the stalker(s) were already in the house or Tessi just knew they were outside – unless Tessi saw someone through the little window on the front door she would never bark but if she thinks someone is out there she would lie and stare at the door so I just don’t know, but I think we will find out.

  5. I thought Morgan’s phone was dead that day, but tonight’s post says the ringer was turned off. I’m a little confused.

    • You are absolutely right – I thought Steve had told me her phone’s battery had died, but when I read her text to him it says her ringer button was turned off by accident instead.

  6. I just realized you mentioned she was in her jammies when Steve went in to see her that night. In the police reports, I believe it said she was wearing corduroy pants and a shirt when the paramedics arrived (not her jammies). Is that true? If so, maybe that means something happened in the morning after she had already gotten dressed for the day, or she had gotten dressed to go somewhere during the night.

    • You are absolutely correct and her jammies were never found. Two nights before she came to my room fully dressed at 12:45 am to ask me to walk her out to the car so she could go sleep somewhere else as she was exhausted and was hearing tapping on her window for 15 minutes straight so i did…I walked her and her puppy out to the car and waiting until she texted me that she was safe inside someone else’s house…did she have a feeling that night that some bad was going to happen? And on this night did the same thing happen and she got dressed and then jumped before she could come to the other side of the house to get me? Or was she overcome in her sleep and then after she was drugged someone dressed her to take her out of the house and make it look like she just disappeared – but she died first? So many questions but we are starting to get honed in on the truth.

  7. And I’ve always had a feeling the stalker(s) were already in the house that evening. A few times throughout this journey, you’ve mentioned beeps at the front door (attempted entries) or broken locks on the back door. I feel that the stalker(s) were in the house often, snooping around or doing whatever stalkers do, when you guys were not home. 🙁 Obviously it’s just a feeling, but I’ve never been able to shake it. Ever. Maybe a thought for others in the same situation — place a camera or two INSIDE the home as well.

  8. I have been following your blog since the beginning but have never commented on anything. I’m really sorry things happened like this for you and your family. I can see how much of an amazing woman Morgan was and how lucky she was to have a family that cared and still does care so much for her. Thank you for posting this and I truly hope that you do find justice for Morgan, and yourselves. Good luck with everything!

  9. Toni, I’ve read your whole blog, though not all the comments under each post where sometimes more info is revealed or explained, and first I want to offer my heartfelt sympathies. As a mother it pains me to read about the loss of your daughter.

    I wanted to say that it strikes me as odd how Morgan was out of communication with you for such a large chunk of the day when she normally was so responsive and that she also came home in a fouler mood than usual. Coupled with the FB post from ? equating people with slinkys, I wonder if during her day out someone had messed with her in person and she didn’t want to talk about it yet when she first got home. Maybe her friend who she helped with job hunting, or N or C, could fill in some details for you, if they haven’t already.

    My prayers continue to be with your entire family.

  10. Very good point – I just thought she was frustrated with me because, I was lecturing her when she got out of the car. And she was only out of contact between 4 pm – a little after 6 pm when she answered her dad’s text at that time. Unlike what the police reports said…Morgan had my car with my permission, we were sharing my car the whole time during the stalking, and she drove my car 75 + % of the time, and basically treated it like her own car (her car had over 300,000 miles on it and it was dead in the driveway).

    I have talked to the parties you have mentioned above, and Calder and Danny say she was in a great mood, but Nathan (who was upset that she wouldn’t get back together with him) said she looked upset…well yeah, Calder said she was upset with Nathan and actually asked him what she should do about it before she came home to our house. I don’t think anything happened to her after she left there, we are only about a 10 minute drive from there, but you never know.

    • I thought I saw that Morgan met N & C at catherine store. but you have mentioned twice now that she was a 10 minute drive from home. I am confused, that would only be a 1.5 minute drive to your home. Am I wrong with their meeting place?
      just trying to make sense of it all…
      sorry to bother you again with this but will the “latest post” tab be put back on the top of the blog? it seems to have disappeared.
      Also, where may I find the police reports? I have not yet read them and would like too.
      big hugs!!!! xx

      • No, Morgan stopped at someone’s house on her way home to speak with Calder for a few minutes, and Nathan was also there. She pulled into Catherine’s store to send a text message from her phone (I know this because I have her cell phone). And as far as the latest post tab at the top of the blog I am not sure but will talk to my IT person (ha ha – just meaning Steve) and I’ll let you know. I know the Sheriff’s reports are public record so anyone can ask for them – I got my copy from our local radio station who were kind enough to forward them to me after they received them. But as soon as I have time I will get them posted – there are so many inconsistencies and downright non-truths because they didn’t ask us the parents so I will also have the answers to those sections as well. Big hug back!

        • Toni~ maybe u should post the police reports and whatever inconsistencies there are, u should write your own notes on the side in red if possible, for those who hang on every word that u say. So that u dont have to constantly comment on the same topic. XOXO

    • Mirka, There have actually been three images caught on camera in the final 48 hours. And when there is a trial they will be seen. Wish I could do it not but I have been told no.

    • Not intentionally. Nathan loved Morgan and would have done anything to protect her. He could however have said something that was overheard and helped Morgans killers in some way. While this is very possible, and has been discussed with investigators many times. I am confident that if this did happen, Nathan probably does not even know.

    • Everything will come in due course. None of it brings Morgan back but the fight for other victims will always be in Morgan’s honor

  11. “May you grow up to be righteous, may you grow up to be true. May you always know the truth and see the lights surrounding you. May you always be courageous, stand upright and be strong. May you stay forever young.”~Bob Dylan

    I heard this song today as I drove home from work and though it usually makes me think of my 16 year old daughter today a series of Morgan’s images flowed through my mind.
    Morgan was so clearly all of those things and more. Strong, charismatic, courageous, and very kind…and now, forever young.
    It is quite easy to see how greatly she loved and was loved, and why her spirit and your heart cannot go quietly without change for the safety of those whom you don’t even know. I am praying for justice for Morgan and for the lawmakers to open their eyes and see the need for change.

  12. Toni, you said two nights before she came fully dressed to your room, but a few days ago you posted she came with clothes in hand to dress in your bathroom and also if the tapping was going on for that long, why didn’t she tell you or Steve or press her panic button? 15 minutes is a long time to go without investigating that event. Why the delay? What was really going on? You also said tessi wouldn’t bark just stare….isn’t she the dog that went wild on the guy in the driveway when Morgan was home alone doing laundry?

    • First of all when she came in our room to get dressed she went into our bathroom, which if you saw the MB was pretty far from where our bed was but I heard her and when I saw her in our room she was fully dressed, car keys in hand and puppy on leash in her other hand. She only used her panic button if there was really loud bang or the code being pushed on the front door – if it was low tapping she tried to ignore it or send me a text bubble so I would know with the time stamp on the phone. You ask why the delay – seriously? This had been going on for 4 Months – and we called the Sheriff’s so many times, and we were all 3 trying to come up with ways to not let it keep us up 24/7. On every occassion we called the Sheriff’s they would come, look, not see anyone, come in the house, talk for a few minutes, leave and then this stalker(s) would get really pumped up and start setting off the motion lights and alarms or banging even more – it is called excitement and thumbing your nose at LE because again you got away with it so no she didn’t constantly push her panic button – it was for a panic situation. Also, Tessi is a Newfoundland and if you know anything about those dogs they lie on the floor, snore a lot, but if they see something suspicious through the window they protect, if someone approaches in front of them and their owner is behind them and they smell a threat they will hold their ground, and protect but that’s about it. If the family is not home and a stranger came in our house our Newf would have let them right on in. Newfoundlands are not watchdogs, just big sweet slobbery family pets.

  13. Wow Toni, the more you tell us the more I can not believe that there was not more of an investigation at the time, that it is not reopened now. The fact that Steve saw her in PJ’s but she was later found dressed and the PJ’s are missing like her jewelry!?!?

    Crazy!! So obvious that something was done to her by someone. I have posted before that I believe the stalker/s could have and prob. were in your home that night and other times prior to that, I see now many other comments in agreement.

    Not your fault that you took a pill that night to get some sleep. You and Steve had been hyper-vigilant for so long, that’s haed to maintain, and Morgan’s friend who didn’t have her over that night shouldn’t feel bad or guilty, Morgan made her own decision, if she was like me, nothing can compare to your own bed esp. when you’re so tired.

    I doubt that the stalker/s could know there where “ideal” conditions for them that night, prob. this person or persons had come in other nights as well, this time they just had the chance.

    I hope that for Christmas this year you and your family get the gift of Morgan’s investigation being reopened. I hope you get the gift of justice for Morgan. I hope the New Year will bring peace and resolution to you and yours, I think you are SO BRAVE and I am sending positive thoughts your way every day!!!!

  14. Dear Toni, This reply is to let you know how awesome you are and I honestly don’t think you realize how much your story has captured all your faithful readers (followers) attention. I check your blog several times a day to see if you have anything new and I am sure I’m not alone. I think of you every night when darkness falls and I look outside. I believe Morgan wants the people responsible for her death caught in the worse way, and that she has inspired you to write this blog and persevered with the investigation. She was so beautiful and her soul still is and always will be beautiful. *The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched – they must be felt with the heart (Helen Keller).

    • Sheila – that was so beautifully said…thank you! I also agree with you about the Pathologist – he did great harm in Morgan’s case, but please don’t ever wish this on anyone else…we must always come from love and compassion in order to change the way things are being done that are hurtful to others.

  15. I cannot help feeling that something is missing in all of this. Do you feel that way too, or is it something you know but are not allowed to share with us due to the (hopefully) upcoming investigation? It seems like there are details that if known would make this all so much clearer. Some things just do not add up. It is very strange that she later had her clothes on and not her pyjamas. Someone knows what really happened that night, and I do hope they share. I am so very sorry for your loss. I admire your strength to keep fighting. That is a sign of a great and dedicated mom. I wish there was a way they could have an undercover detective. People need to start talking, because clearly there are things to be said.

  16. You would think that at least one of the people involved with the stalking would want to come forward to make a deal as a witness against the others. Maybe they could avoid prosecution or a lengthy prison sentence if found guilty as an accomplice. They have to know that whenever there is more than one person involved in a crime, the truth always inevitably comes out. I guess it depends on where you want to be when it all comes to light.

  17. Toni,
    Something has been weighing on my mind for some time concerning the stalkers(s) entry into your house. I haven’t mentioned it because I wasn’t sure if at some point you were going to say that the night Morgan died someone was caught on video gaining entry via the front or back door. I’m sure at that point you had locked all your windows and would have easily known if they were tampered with or broken. However, is it possible someone could have been gaining entry to your home through the attic. Looking at my own house, there are three vents into our attic. Two of the vents are very small (my toddler could fit through them, but I doubt any adult could). However, the vent on the back of my house, the side with very little visibility to us, our neighbors and the street, is big enough for an adult to fit through. Is it possible that, since someone was likely on your roof, that perhaps some of the banging heard at some point was someone figuring out how to pry the vent off and replace it. On our house, if we were in our bedroom, we would hear someone messing with our biggest vent and likely walking above our heads. But, if they were already in our attic once we were in bed, they could open the attic hatch and be in our hallway without our hearing a thing. Also, is it possible the perpetrators had a camera(s) in your home so they would know that the night you closed your door and didn’t open it for several hours (even with motion alarms going off) was the perfect time to gain access from the attic and feel safe coming down?
    Just some thoughts … I’m sure others (or yourselves) have thought about or mentioned this, but I hadn’t seen anything.
    My thoughts are with you during the holidays. Keep fighting the good fight!

    • I’ve had this same thought. There was a picture posted of Morgan sitting on her bedroom floor and I noticed a door behind her. My brother and sister-in-law recently bought a house with a similar door in their master bedroom that creeps me out. I don’t know what the purpose is for this door other than gaining access into the walls. Although, since there has been no mention of this door as a possible entry point, I assumed it to just be an air vent.
      Also, I don’t believe they were already in the house.

  18. I watched a rerun of the Dr.Phil show this week.I came on in the middle of it.Something about this case just made me want to know more and it seemed to me you were not able to get your whole point across.I started reading your blog from the beginning.I cant believe how nobody in law enforcement sees that this is murder!I hope and pray everyone involved in this is brought to justice.I havent finished the blog yet but it seems to me that guy put his girlfriend into either helping or doing it herself probobly telling her lies as to why .God bless you and your family.

  19. This sentence caught my eye: ‘ A good Zen Buddhist would never let their anger control them.’.

    If you daughter is practicing Zen Buddhism, then that alone might be enough to get her targeted, by super right wing radical militias.

    You do know that the Washington DC Navy yard shooter was studying to become a Buddhist monk? He was viciously targeted, and aptly described the targeting (including use of audio spotlighting – used in your home stalking situation, as well, we think, and use of near infrasound vibration, thru floor).

    This gang got all of you, very, very tired, and may well have been waiting for just what you did, at the end of your post.

    Both you and Steve took sleeping pills.

    A pinhole camera would have confirmed the dog was shut up in your bedroom.

    And you had plans to leave, so no messy electronic equipment evidence need be discovered, after the fact.

    Just so you know, even with good locks and a security system, these GSers can have a locksmith fit the place for keys, and will probably know the landlord. They probably had keys all along. And there are those doors you normally never used.

    Bingo. I think we know how they got in, and how they left. And it was, ‘they’, more than one.

    You’re going to need to talk to the right authorities, because now you are clearly part of a group of more than 100,000 Americans who have been viciously gang stalked.

    Domestic terrorism, with class I murder, home invasion, terrorism, gasing, intention to commit multiple felonies, stalking, electronic surveillance, very likely they hacked your phones and computers.

    Those pesky GPS phones make it so easy to trace you, too.

    So the sheriff’s deputy KNEW that at least one of them had been on the roof. That and moving meant that their timeline was short.

    You didn’t mention how Dave died. That would be good to know. That would be two murders, we think.

    You do realize that the authorities have been watching these types of crimes for some time now…actually, years.

    Our troops came home from overseas a lot faster than these slime ever thought possible.

    NATO forces are involved in busting the crime/drug cartels. The drug cartels receive drugs from the Middle East, and send money to fund rogue millitias overseas.

    And now, things in November 2014 are heating up south of the border. We think the drug cartels are about to experience a bit of terror themselves.

    You do realize, don’t you, that if the cartels carry out the hideous crimes we’ve all heard described on news reports for years, and if the overseas rogue militias can carry out the types of crimes (mostly against women and children, note that please), then it isn’t so very far fetched that their drooges here in the US, the self-proclaimed lawless citizen militia can do whatever they think they can get away with…

    Except, ole’ Uncle Sam owns the internet backbone and has backdoors to satellite GPS and cellhone relays. And we have cameras, everywhere.

    So here is your ace card, so that you can prove it.

    Go to Google Maps, and call up a local larger mall, zoom in and look at the patterns of vehicles that emerges. Yep, very non random grouping.

    Now go to a local larger industrial site, also with a large parking lot. Zoom in on that one, and see if you have the same pattern.

    You will see what we see in thousands of places, in states with large, well organized citizen ‘police’ militias.

    They are your culprits. And the locals know who they are, and who dunnit.

    • Calder was an accomplice – whether he thought it was just a joke and nothing would happen to her – I have no idea, but that doesn’t really matter, the important thing is that if Calder does not come forward to tell the truth, in order for Morgan to get justice, then when this case finally goes to court he will be considered an accomplice to the capital crime of murder, even if he did not participate in the crime, so I sincerely hope he understands the full scope of what he is doing by not ratting out his friend Brooke – it will cost him in the end, and I really don’t think she cares about that…she only cares about herself and how she can use others. This I firmly believe.

  20. I absolutely believe you’re telling the truth. They were terrorizing her and stalking her. I believe they had been in the many times and were there that night already. I just can’t figure out why B would help K? It’s very strange. I mean it’s all horrid and strange but why? Was it her idea in the first place and she was mad at Morgan and it just escalated when she involved Keegan ? Did those three have a history we are unaware of together? That part bothers me so badly

    • There was no history between Morgan and those two – but Morgan knew Brooke and Brooke lived just a few houses down from us. Brooke knew some of the people Morgan knew in Carbondale, and now I wish Morgan had never become friends with those people, because of that connection. Morgan believed Brooke was angry with her because Morgan did not want to hang out with her or be with her 7 months before this stalking started – and Morgan’s car was keyed. Morgan believed Brooke was dangerous as she had heard of other people Brooke had “severely” beat up and Keenan had met Brooke in a “gang” they both used to be in. Brooke had Keenan move into her house just weeks before the stalking started and many people have now confided in us that they had seen Brooke those 4 months during the stalking and she was threatening Morgan that she was going to “GET IT!” These people also said Brooke hated Morgan and was very jealous of her. That is what I do know…they may be even more than that involved on Brooke and Keenan’s end…I also believe they had been involved in other similar stalking incidents within a short distance of our house for at least a year before our stalking started.

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