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?
Those who really knew Morgan knew that she loved to read, do her own research, and learn…she never stopped learning. Steve found these 3 cards the other day, while looking through a box we had packed up after her murder…we both sobbed. The pain of losing Morgan is still indescribable.
Morgan was such a kind, loving young woman – and so much more. She had a passion for learning. My throat constricts, and my heart feels like it is being crushed, when I think of not only what we lost, when Morgan’s life was cut short, but also what the world lost. How could a person or persons be so soulless, so lacking in human feelings, as to want to end another’s life? I don’t think I will ever be able to understand it. I know murderers live among us. I know they look like ordinary people like us – but they are so very different…they lack feeling, they lack human compassion, and they still walk our streets.
In Morgan’s short 20 years she had helped so many, and brought happiness to many more…I know she would have continued to do so throughout her life…but that life was taken from her. Morgan was murdered during an active investigation into her felony stalking. I know some people don’t like to hear that – it’s upsetting and scary. But no amount of candy-coating, from people that do not want her death to be investigated, can change that fact. Morgan still needs and can receive justice for what was done to her.
If I had been the one killed, instead of Morgan, I guarantee you Morgan would have done all the research a lot faster, and a lot more thoroughly than I have. She would have become a great women’s rights lawyer, fighting for justice, like she had planned. All those dreams are now gone, but her fight for justice continues…through all of us.
I will also never ever understand how a victim of stalking, a stalking where the victim identified her stalker, and law enforcement knew who the suspect was (they have his name in the police reports listed as SUSPECT), a victim who is found dead, and her death deemed to be “suspicious” on the very morning her body is found – then no evidence is collected, no fingerprints taken, no rape kit done, suspicious “spots” on her chest are not tested – instead, that very morning, the detective tells us her death is a “mystery” until the forensic pathologist tells them what the cause and manner of death is. THEN…the pathologist comes back with a determination of “Natural Causes,” so law enforcement says there is no need for an investigation…convenient for them – right?
And just so you know, Colorado law, at that time, clearly states that the contracted forensic pathologist, Dr. Robert Kurtzman, was completely responsible for the investigation – but he was never at the crime scene – he disregarded what her parents, Morgan’s doctors, and the physical and the scientific evidence and medical certainty, which is what he is supposed to listen to…instead he made his own decision, irresponsible based on pure speculation and then listed the false information all on his own.
In a different case out of Colorado, a case where Dr. Kurtzman (same forensic pathologist that did Morgan’s autopsy) ruled two little boys’ deaths as accidental, the case of the Jensen brothers, the Colorado Supreme Court would not allow Dr. Kurtzman’s PER, or his opinion to be heard by the jurors stating that, “It would only confuse the jurors.” A doctor is supposed to state scientific certainty, not make up what he wants it to be, or is being told to say…facts are facts, the truth is the truth and sure, people in positions of trust, like a forensic pathologist, are given the benefit of the doubt because we are supposed to trust them, but some are not what they seem, and do not do the right thing.
THEN…8 months later, after the forensic pathologist, going against all the physical and scientific evidence that Morgan died at the hands of another, changed her Manner of Death to a “Suicide,” with absolutely no evidence. This is such nonsense and yet it gets scarier every time I speak with an expert involved in these type of determinations. The very educated top forensic toxicologists that run the toxicology tests and produce the documentation are frustrated as well…they say that some of these forensic pathologists misread the results and go off what they believe and NOT the scientific findings! This is ludicrous – and yet it happens, and yes, it happened in Morgan’s case. The coroner would NEVER speak with us about Morgan’s death – not once. The forensic pathologist, Dr. Robert Kurtzman (now working for the Medical Examiner in Montana) threatened me that he could change her manner of death if I didn’t stop having Morgan’s doctors and other experts contact him…and 8 months later he made good on his promise.
How can Garfield County get away with this? I have asked myself that many, many times now. So far they have gotten away with it. But I don’t plan on it staying like that forever – the truth will come out. Our family is not about to give up. Morgan is worth all of our efforts to right this wrong, as are all the other victims of stalking that need our help. #JusticeForMorgan
Here is a link to the Denver Post article:
Started with the following article:
Here is a link to the Denver Post article:
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!
Tessi came to the end of her journey on earth yesterday…I kissed her face for the last time, and stroked her soft fur. She traveled over the Rainbow Bridge, and I believe she is at peace, no longer in pain. I truly believe she is finally reunited with one of her favorite souls…Morgan. Why do I believe that? I was shown a sign just before Tessi passed – a tiny white feather was stuck to my sunglasses, as I went to put them on to hide my tears. I know it was a sign from Morgan – Morgan was letting me know she would be there to greet Tessi when she arrived on the other side.
My heart is hurting, and I feel a huge emptiness. At the same time I am extremely grateful for having had Tessi in my life for 11 years. She was an amazing dog, and she was very loved. There are no words to explain the joy she brought into all of our lives. She lived a very purposeful, and loving life – she will be missed.