Today I was organizing my notes and I came across the following submission. I received it 2 years ago on September 9, 2012. It was from a college student that had read the blog and wanted to submit a paper about Morgan’s stalking and blog to her Speech Communications class, but wanted to run it by me first.
I was very touched back when I first read it, and this time around I was just as touched…my heart swelled with happiness when I thought of all the young people over the last few years that have contacted me to let me know how they feel about what happened to Morgan. These submissions have made me believe that awareness has been raised, and will continue to be raised by all those that have come in contact with this case. To date this website has now had over 5 million visitors from over 115 countries.
Morgan will receive justice one of these days, and my hope is when that justice comes, and light overcomes the darkness, the illumination from Morgan’s story will have a far-reaching effect on this world.
To this young writer I say thank you again for sharing Morgan’s story!
You’ve probably never heard of the name above. I recently just came to know of the 20 year old woman, Morgan Ingram from Colorado. I don’t know Morgan or her family personally, but I’ve just started reading about her. I know of her dog named Wylah, I know she always had a camera in her hand, I know she was an amazing painter, I know she loved hanging out with her friends, I know she had a wonderful relationship with her family, I know she was enrolled in classes at a Colorado college. I also know she was stalked and terrorized for four months, and I also know she is no longer with us on this Earth.
Morgan’s stalking and terrorizing started on August 2, 2011. At first, just hearing noises. Noises that sounded like a tree branch rubbing against a window, a bird flying into a window, or even just the sounds of a house settling at the end of the night. However, for the Ingram family, this was simply not the case. From August 2, 2011 until December 2, 2011 Morgan was a victim of stalking. It started out slow and then slowly began to escalate. From throwing pebbles at the window to banging on their frosted bathroom window when she was showering. Morgan started sleeping in her parents walk-in closet in the master bedroom. When she wasn’t at home, she was with friends. Because of this stalker, Morgans life, her families life, and everyone else around her life was affected.
Yes, I know what you’re thinking. ”Didn’t the Ingram’s call the police?” Of course they did. Many times. Unfortunately, it took many months for this case to move from only a misdemeanor trespassing case to a felony stalking case. There was plenty of evidence that proved they in fact had a stalker targeting Morgan; footprints outside of her window, someone trying to enter their home by pushing the buttons to their keyless entry door and even a distinct trail visible on Google maps of a trail from the woods into their backyard. The signs were all there, unfortunately, due to their interpretation of Colorado law, the police would only treat this as a trespassing case as mentioned above.
On December 2, 2011, Morgan Ingram left this world. She was found by her parents in her room unresponsive. The official cause of death was ruled “natural causes” (of a 20 year old, really?!) and then 9 months later was changed to “suicide.” Now, as stated before, I don’t know Morgan or her family, but I do know, just by the accounts her mom, Toni, has told the world in her blog, that Morgan would not commit suicide. She loved life and everything good life had to offer. Yes, she was stalked and terrorized almost every day for four months, but this girl was strong. Stronger than anything life could hand her, and in my heart I believe, as do many others ( Morgan’s Blog averages 250,000 views a week) that she was in fact killed, and did not take her own life.
Morgan’s mom, Toni, and dad Steve, have started a blog. A blog dedicated to finding justice for Morgan and raising awareness about stalking. Everyday during the four months Morgan was terrorized, Toni kept a journal. Toni detailed every incident that happened, every text message sent, every photo taken, and every phone call made. They now type those journal entries into their blog on the day they happened exactly one year ago. They are showing the world what they went through, what Morgan went through and what millions of others are going through. They are raising awareness of the murder of her daughter, and more importantly, using every resource they can, to find the person responsible for Morgan’s death and bring that person to justice.
Please visit Morgan’s blog. The more people aware of what happened to Morgan, the closer the Ingram’s are to bringing her killer to justice. http://morganingram.com/wordpress/
The Ingram’s also have a Facebook page that you can visit and are encouraged to “like.” https://www.facebook.com/morgansstalking