Author Archive: Shelby

Welcome to the Jungle

Welcome new visitors.  If you have come here seeking info surrounding the tragic death of Morgan Ingram, the following links will provide you with the most relevant unbiased information available:

Stalking: Incident, Police and Supplemental Reports.

Unattended Death Report, Autopsy, and Toxicology.

Revised Autopsy

I suggest you read these factual reports before you read anything else.

Next I recommend you check out the Websleuths forum thread:

The Stalking and Mysterious Death of Morgan Ingram

This thread begins in September of 2012 and presents the best opportunity to follow in (quasi) real time as Toni Ingram told her story to a captivated audience. Despite Toni Ingram’s claims to the contrary, the Websleuths community was sympathetic and supportive, until the truth became all too clear, and, after 2773 pages, the thread was closed.

That should get you started.

Wow. Just… Wow.

I had quite a “holy shit” moment today. I had the television on, not really watching mind you, just for background noise. Suddenly something made me look up at the TV screen.  It was only a commercial for a program called Suspicion, a new “true crime” series on Investigation Discovery.  Still, something about it caught my attention and I stopped to take notice.  After a moment I realized I recognized the voice doing the commercial. I don’t mean recognized like one would recognize a celebrity voice.  I mean recognize like I know that person, the one telling her alleged story and claiming to be the victim.

Here’s a bit about the series:–3639/

It’s human nature to question things – especially when your safety may be at risk – but when a grim suspicion turns into a horrid reality, it may be time to take things into your own hands. Investigation Discovery’s (ID) new series SUSPICION reveals the terrifying journeys of real people who suspected imminent danger and became fixated on finding the truth. From stalkers to criminal cover-ups and killers on the loose, the stories in SUSPICION start building suspense from the moment something feels amiss. Emotional first-person interviews detail the endless twists and turns that come with following a dangerous hunch, leaving viewers anxious to learn who the culprit is until the very end. Did I really just see that?  Will anyone believe me?  Am I imagining things?  Can I trust anyone?  Nothing is as it seems and everyone is a suspect……

Scrolling down a bit to the description of the September 9 episode:

“Edge of Insanity”  Premieres Wednesday, September 9 at 10/9c Toni Ingram resides in a quiet town with her husband Steve and their 19-year-old daughter, Morgan. But the peaceful neighborhood is shaken with fear after a series of local robberies. Soon after that, the Ingram family experiences a suspicious character circling their home, and Morgan becomes the next target. Threatening behavior quickly escalates into stalking, and Morgan battles to keep hold of her sanity as her hooded tormentor closes in. Location: Carbondale, Colorado

And there you have it folks.  I’ll try to reserve judgement until I see the program, but on the surface it appears that fact checking isn’t high on Discovery ID’s priority list.  Either that or they’re presenting it as dramatic fiction.

More on this soon.

Finding Morgan

In or around August 2012, and with the blessing of Toni and Steve Ingram, Websleuths looked into the death of Morgan Ingram. Rather quickly a resourceful member discovered Morgan’s online user name of choice: xchaoticneurosis. With that bit of info we were off and running. It didn’t take long to realize Morgan had left a significant online footprint. Of the many online accounts, two were especially enlightening.

The first is Morgan’s account at Listeners can stream or create what my generation referred to as a mixed tape. Along with musical content, users add context with description and art, Morgan left so much of herself here. Heart breaking and bittersweet; I strongly urge readers to check it out:

The other discovery that provided insight was, of course, Morgan’s photo bucket. Through photographs we saw a happy, energetic, goofy, attractive girl with wonderful fashion sense and a lot of friends doing what people in their late teens and early twenties do. After Websleuths linked to the photo bucket account in their forum, Toni gained access and went into image control mode. What was left was a scrubbed and sanitized version of Morgan. Because Morgan was an adult and was capable of making decisions in her own best interest, I was irritated by Toni’s actions. Luckily, I was able to rebuild the photo bucket page from my cache and it remained on the web until Toni filed a DMCA notice in March of 2013. Read about it here:

To get to the point, I am happy to inform everyone that Morgan’s photo bucket content is again available online. I apologize in advance for the crappy format but it was the only way I could post the photos anonymously. The hosting is offshore and they say they ignore DMCA complaints, so we’ll see how it goes.

The link is in the top menu, or just click here:

Edited to add link.  Duh!

It was only a matter of time.

Podcasts Cover the Morgan Ingram Tragedy:

Sword and Scale with Mike Boudet recorded a two part podcast covering the tragic death of Morgan Ingram and its aftermath.

Part One

Part Two

Joseph Valo, a self identified victim’s advocate for the Morgan Ingram Foundation, made this podcast.


Whereabouts Still Unknown

Exploring new avenues in the search for missing persons

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Fighting pseudoscience and quackery with reason and evidence.

Michigan is Amazing

Showing the world that Michigan is Amazing!

TED Blog

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The Context Of Things

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Truth For Morgan Too

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Steve's blog

Unreliable narrator

Meg Investigates

Exploring Life off the Beaten Path