FOR ANYONE READING THIS, WHO MAY QUESTION WHY I WOULD ACCUSE SOMEONE OF BEING A STALKER…READ ABOVE FOR YOURSELF, MORGAN WAS STALKED & THERE WAS A SUSPECT – MORGAN WAS ALSO MURDERED, AND NO MATTER HOW HARD YOU MAY TRY TO PRETEND IT DIDN’T HAPPEN – IT DID.
MORGAN WILL GET JUSTICE, BECAUSE I WILL NEVER STOP PUSHING FOR JUSTICE!
It is true – circumstances created who I am today, and I will never be the same person I was before my daughter was stalked & murdered…how could I be? My youngest child was murdered – there is no “moving on,” or “getting over it.” Nothing can “fix” my heartache. I have had to learn to continue to live without Morgan. Her father Steve, has had to learn to live without Morgan, as well as her sister and brother, grandparents, Aunts & Uncles, cousins, niece & nephew, friends and soulmates. And why? All because a sick and horrible monster decided to take her life.
Now we are getting closer to the holidays…those are some of the worst times. Everything I see, everything I cook, everything I do, reminds me of Morgan. From pomegranates to Nosa yogurt, all Morgan’s favorite foods tug at my heart. Seeing snow on the mountain top reminds me of Morgan saying, “Mom, look at the mountain, she changes every day and she is so beautiful.” I could go on and on about every single little thing that makes my heart feel like it’s being crushed, while I try so hard to keep from crying.
I know I am not alone, many other parents of murdered children feel the same way I do. It is one of the most extreme traumas any parent can experience, and it changes you forever. There is anger and deep pain.
I want justice for my precious daughter Morgan for many reasons, and one of those reasons is because I can’t bear the thought of another family going through what our family has gone through if and when Morgan’s murderer has the opportunity to kill again…so I continue on every day with my fight for justice…there really is no other choice, just like I am sure you would do if it were your daughter. Please pray for justice.
Has Morgan’s murderer killed before? WE NOW HAVE REASON TO BELIEVE HE HAS…
So many things have come to our attention in the last couple of months. All of them have been shocking revelations – here is one that I have decided to share with you at this time, and it is HUGE!
I can’t give you all the details, because it is part of an ongoing active investigation. I am not at liberty to divulge the information that I know, just as the law enforcement agency doing the investigation will not allow me to know all the details they have about the ongoing investigation – until it is complete.
First a little background information…
Back in 2012, a women whom I had never met before, a retired sheriff out of Northern California, wrote to me, after reading this blog. She was working on a theory that one of the “suspects” in Morgan’s stalking was what criminalists call an “organized murderer,” who had most likely killed before. This woman started looking into other murders that had the same MO, in places where this “suspect” had lived before. One murder in-particular jumped out at her and she started to investigate it on her own. She contacted me with the information she had found, but in 2012, only a year after Morgan’s murder, I just couldn’t emotionally wrap my mind around that concept, so I did nothing with the information. Sadly, this amazing retired sheriff then succumbed to cancer, and the connection she had uncovered was never followed up by me…until recently.
Ressler et al. (1986) claimed that “. . . facets of the criminal’s personality are evident in his offense. Like a fingerprint, the crime scene can be used to aid in identifying the murderer.” This “fingerprint” is proposed to take one of two distinct forms, either organized or disorganized. Evidence in Morgan’s murder has a distinct and unusual “fingerprint” that is not normally found in most murders. This same “fingerprint” of evidence exists in the other murder that the retired sheriff investigated.
When a close friend of Morgan’s suggested we go speak with a lawyer he knew about Morgan’s case, thinking that maybe this lawyer could give us his opinion about why law enforcement was fighting so hard to pretend Morgan wasn’t murdered, we decided to do just that. We met with this lawyer, and showed him some of the evidence and information we had about Morgan’s case. After reviewing what we showed him, he looked Steve and I in the eye, and solemnly stated, “I believe Morgan’s killer will kill again, and then, at that time, law enforcement will come knocking on your door requesting all the information you have, all the information that they previously never wanted.” This was an extremely upsetting statement to hear.
I would never want another girl to go through what Morgan went through…in my mind that would mean I didn’t fight hard enough to get her killer off the streets. The lawyer told us he understood how upsetting it sounded, but he reiterated that it was not our fault, it was the fault and responsibility of law enforcement, not us. Anyway, remembering what the lawyer had said, along with re-reading the old emails from the retired sheriff about this other cold case, I decided to Google the other victim’s name. I then reached out to the investigating agency with the information I had received from this retired sheriff back in 2012. The lead investigator on the other 20-year-old victim’s case contacted me, asked a bunch of specific questions about Morgan’s case, and then asked to see the crime scene photos. The investigator felt there were some very compelling reasons that the two cases could possibly be connected. After I had complied with all their requests, I was told this is an open investigation and they can no longer talk about it to me until their investigation is completed…
Now we sit and wait. There is a very strong possibility that these two cases are connected, and I guess in time we will know. I’m sure you can imagine how upset and sick I am over all of this. The battle, over all these 6 + years to get Garfield County Sheriff Lou Vallario to do the right thing and investigate Morgan’s murder, has been exhausting and unimaginable. Why would a sheriff, whose job it is to protect people from crime, want to allow a murderer to go free? Why would Vallario push so hard to keep Morgan’s case from being a case? Why did he fight so hard to try to keep Crime Stoppers from posting a reward for information on Morgan’s case? Why all the cover-up? The amount of blowback he has put forth in Morgan’s case is inexcusable!
Maybe when the last of all these pieces come together, the answer to those questions will become apparent. I want Sheriff Vallario to know this is never going away – we will keep pushing for justice for Morgan and all other victims who no longer have a voice. We will not be silenced. I wonder what he will say when this other victim’s investigation is completed, if in fact it is found that it is connected to the same “suspect” in Morgan’s stalking and murder?
Sheriff Vallario knows Morgan was stalked and murdered – of that I have no doubt. He has seen all the evidence that supports it. He claims he stands behind the Coroner’s findings in Morgan’s case, but what he fails to share is that the Coroner got all his information exclusively from the Sheriff’s own detective, and the Coroner was not allowed to make any changes without the detective’s permission. The Sheriff also maintained absolute authority over any evidence the pathologist was allowed to view or not view, as well as any tests he was allowed to run or not run during the autopsy…the pathologist told us he was not allowed to test under Morgan’s nails for DNA, nor was he allowed to test for rape or chloroform, because the detective did not direct him to do so. This is shocking because if you actually read Colorado law this is not what the law states is supposed to happen – but it did happen. If you read Colorado law – it clearly gives absolute authority to the Coroner, but why this authority was then passed on to the Sheriff, and then he pretends to have no involvement in the manner of death, is just another one of the unanswered questions in Morgan’s death. So again…when Sheriff Vallario says he stands behind the ruling of the Coroner he is being deceptive.
Sheriff Vallario is trying to re-write history now by stripping out much of the wording his officer’s reports and getting rid of evidence. He also knows quite well that all the false information given to the Coroner came from his own office and not from any investigation that the Coroner did…but he likes to act like he had no part in keeping Morgan’s capital murder from being investigated. Isn’t that obstruction of justice?
I believe Sheriff Vallario is going to eventually have a problem, because there are others in law enforcement who really do care about the truth, and the truth is never going away. Tick tock, tick tock, the truth is pushing it’s way to the top.
On an aside…I wonder if others may be having a conscience and will decide to come forward to do the right thing, even though Vallario hasn’t? I guess we will see…if it is discovered that others in his department knew what was going on, and still decided to maintain their silence, they will be held responsible as well for being part of a conspiracy to obstruct justice…I wonder if they realize that?
This was the supplemental report that went along with the recording shown on the Crime Watch Daily 4-part series https://crimewatchdaily.com/2017/10/24/suicide-or-murder-what-happened-to-morgan-ingram/
This interview was done on March 25, 2012 – over 3 months after Morgan’s murder. They were still investigating the “stalking” at that time, not her suspicious death, because the pathologist listed her Manner of Death as Natural Causes, so there was NO investigation by the sheriffs.
Keenan Vanginkel was still the SUSPECT because he was involved in Morgan’s stalking – he had NEVER been cleared, and yet he still insists to this day, that he was CLEARED as a suspect in the stalking, right in the beginning of the investigation, before the murder…obviously that is another lie. Morgan had identified him numerous times to the sheriffs and he is in the police reports as the “SUSPECT.”
When the Garfield County Sheriffs closed the stalking case in May of 2012 we were told if a suspect lies to them there is nothing they can do…seriously, we were told that by Detective Glassmire! Can you imagine what the crime statistics in this country would look like if every law enforcement officer/detective believed that? If that were the case there would be no need for jails, as most criminals do not admit to their crimes – it is the duty of law enforcement to investigate and prove that the suspect did the crime, not drop the case because the suspect won’t admit their guilt. In this case we had more than enough evidence for the sheriffs to build a solid case, but the detective said they were told to close the case by their superior…I wonder who the “superior” was he was referring to and what was the reason that “superior” needed to have this case closed. That same detective pounded on his chest and said, “It doesn’t matter what Detective Alstatt and I believe in here – we have to do what we are told.”
If you haven’t already – please click on the blog link below, “Do parents cover for their children – even when they murder? Keenan, as well as both his parents, and stepfather, and others have gone on to LIE about where he was the night of December 2, 2011…why? His story keeps changing. At first he told others that he was out of state – but now we have his work hours from the police report, so we know that was a lie. Then he has said he was at work when she died – another lie. Morgan’s body shows she was murdered BEFORE he got to work at 2:00 am in the morning on the 2nd. He says he has proof he worked that night because the City Market cameras show he was at work…another twist on the truth. I am sure the cameras show him at work after 2:00 am, but not before…so again, there goes his alibi. Ask yourself – why would an innocent person have to change their story over and over again, and have others lie for him as well?
And now, I’d like to tell you the FACTS about how Brooke’s parents tried to cover for their daughter, who was also involved in Morgan’s stalking, and I believe she had a part in Morgan’s murder as well. There are a lot of FACTS that go along with this, so I will make it a separate blog…stay tuned, I will try to get that blog out as soon as possible.