Many people that have never had to deal with an incompetent or down-right arrogant, and greedy pathologist. Unfortunately in our daughter’s murder case we have had to deal with just that.
Dr. Robert Kurtzman was, according to Colorado law at the time, responsible for Morgan’s death investigation and crime scene. He was given the corrected information about her body position, but instead of realizing at that time that this was most likely a staged crime scene, as he could see from her lividity that her body had been moved postmortem, he just told us it was a cut-and-paste error and then never corrected it. This was HUGE – we just didn’t know it at the time, as we are not pathologists or criminologists…just parents.
Because of Kurtzman’s ego driven refusal to correct his many mistakes in our daughter Morgan Ingram’s case, his negligent acts and omissions have made him responsible for medical malpractice and gross negligence. Families should not have to deal with pathologists like this when they are already traumatized by the horrific loss of their loved one.
There can never be justice when medical examiners/pathologists don’t do their job correctly – the result is murderers remaining out on the streets among us.
A question of homicide: Rulings by medical examiners raise doubts about protocols
“We know there are rare cases that look like suicide that are staged,” said Robert Bux, the coroner of El Paso County in Colorado Springs, Colo. “We all know that.”
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!!!!”
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.
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.
This is Morgan Ingram.
Stalked and murdered in Colorado.
No arrest has been made, though the identity of the person who murdered her is known and events leading up to Morgan’s murder are highly documented by LE.
She is so deeply on my mind RIGHT NOW, it’s overwhelming me.
Beautiful, precious Morgan… so loved by her family and friends. They will never give up on Morgan.