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:
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.
Over the past week or two, Toni Ingram has tried to perpetuate the idea that in the days prior to Morgan Ingram’s death, an arrest of Keenan Vanginkel was imminent.
On July 9, 2013 Toni Ingram wrote:
Keenan would know that the record of his hours working for City Market was going to be handed over the Sheriff’s department the following week. Not only did the Detective think that, “if anything, the stalking was going to escalate.” He would ask for, and receive increased patrols, an extra one or two a night. And they would all be 100% focused up on our roof. What did they find out? And why did they not share it with us? http://morganingram.com/wordpress/?p=4169
On June 14, 2013 Toni wrote:
- Nov 29, 2011 – before 5:00 PM Detective Glassmire is over at our house and tells me that he is 100% certain that Keenan Vanginkel is the stalker.
- Nov 29, 2011 – before 5:00 PM Detective Glassmire tells me that he believes the stalking is going to escalate.
- Nov 29, 2011 – before 5:00 PM Detective Glassmire tells me that he will be picking up Keenan’s work record from City Market that coming Tuesday (same day Morgan is due to give her official statement), and when he overlays that work schedule with my timeline he is confident he will be very close to making an arrest for Felony Stalking. http://morganingram.com/wordpress/?p=4058
The above statement (in bold) got me thinking.
According to Toni and Steve Ingram, police dropped the stalking investigation like a bad habit after Morgan died. However, detectives did pick up Keenan’s work records, as evidenced by their presence in the supplemental reports. This tells me that on Tuesday December 6, 2011 police were still looking at Keenan Vanginkel in relation to the stalking of Morgan Ingram. Why didn’t detectives make the follow-up arrest Toni writes about? According to Toni the only thing police had to do was compare Keenan’s work schedule with her timeline and Keenan would be arrested for felony stalking. So what happened? Why was there no arrest?
It doesn’t take a genius to realize the work records/timeline overlay was not the smoking gun for which the Ingrams hoped.
Curious to see what was learned from the side by side comparison, I decided to create one.
A couple of things stand out:
First is how quickly the Ingrams concluded Morgan was being stalked. Only seven days passed between the day Morgan returned from California and the purchase of the outdoor motion alarm. In that seven day period there is one event that stands out. and that’s the hard bang on the bathroom window after Morgan closed it.
Second is the degree in which the work records exculpate Keenan Vanginkel. They clearly show Keenan could not be responsible for some of the most significant events, including the night the “stalker” was photographed in the driveway.
A few notes on formatting:
These were done in Excel and converted to .pdf (Acrobat Professional). and .jpg. The conversion from Excel is quirky so readers might notice some appearance issues here and there. For best viewing, I recommend downloading the pdf files However, I realize some people are not comfortable doing that, so I’ve provided .jpgs that can be viewed in the browser.
I have tried to be as accurate as possible and have double, triple, and sometimes quadruple checked all sources. It is a work in progress. Readers please let me know if you notice any errors.
This is the data for August and September 2011. I will upload October and November/December as soon as there finished.
August 22, 2011 Upon further reflection, I should have made the Aug 22 event reported in the blog teal rather than green. Toni said she woke to the sound of the lock beeping. The reliability of something Toni heard while asleep is suspect.
August 30, 2011 In her blog Toni places the date they captured the stalker on wildlife camera as Aug 29, 2011. This is somewhat misleading. The incident that prompted the call to police occurred on the 29th and the call to dispatch was logged at 23:55 or 11:55 PM. Dispatch notified officers at 1:05 AM and officers report they arrived at the Ingram home at 1:20 AM. Unfortunately, things get muddy from here. The timestamp on the wildlife cam picture shows the first deputy leaving at 00:43 which is 12:43 AM. The next picture shows two more deputies leaving at 00:44 or 12:44 AM. This begs the question, how could police be leaving at 12:45 AM if they didn’t even arrive until 1:20 AM? The”stalker” picture is stamped 00:46 or 12:46 AM. The final picture is what Toni says is the stalker trying to break the camera. That picture is stamped 00:48 or 12:48 AM. Obviously someone’s time line is not correct. I think we can all reasonably conclude whose interest would be served by altering the time. However, it could also be a simple mistake. In the end it is irrelevant. Keenan Vanginkel could not be in two places at once. He couldn’t be on the Ingram’s roof at 12:48 AM trying to knock down the camera and punching in at work exactly 10 minutes later.
Sept 3, 2011 When police were called about the Sept 5 incident Toni reports they went to the Harris home and spoke with Brooke. This is also detailed in the police report.
Brooke spoke with the deputy but told him Keenan was asleep and therefore not available. Toni did not believe Brooke and felt she was covering for Keenan.
I’ve worked hours similar to Keenan’s the majority of my adult life. Based on my own experience, alongside info shared by coworkers, it is my opinion that Keenan was quite likely sleeping, just as Brooke said.
Let’s look at Keenan Vanginkel’s schedule: On 9-3-2011 Keenan got off work around lunch time. He probably went home, ate lunch, watched TV or played video games or something similar in an attempt to unwind. He may have tried to take a nap.
He probably experienced some difficulty if he did try to sleep because doing so would go against his body’s natural circadian rhythm. Later as the sun went down, his pineal gland would begin to secrete melatonin and already sleep deprived from working nights, he most likely couldn’t keep from falling asleep until he had to go to work.
This is only my opinion, but as I said, it comes from 20 years of personal experience. When I worked midnights it was always my habit to go to sleep after dinner and then wake and go right into work. Consequently, the statement that Keenan was asleep doesn’t strike me as unusual.
Labor Day Weekend I’ve colored these events yellow because no time is given for the reported events.
June 1, 2013
There’s a record TFM keeps that’s updated every day or two, coinciding with the Morgan’s Stalking updates. It is an ever expanding list of the errors, contradictions, half-truths, fabrications, misstatements, exaggerations, and absolute lies contained in Toni Ingram’s blog updates.
Today’s update will note the following:
On May 31, 2013 in Just What Kind of Crime Scene Is This Toni Ingram wrote:
„,what about the items that disappeared from her room on the night she was killed. Each is uniquely different, each with its own story and importance.
There were other items that turned out to be missing as well, but this blog is going to specifically talk about a small card that also went missing the night Morgan was killed.
It was a driver’ license, obviously Morgan’s license, she would misplace it along with her purse every so often, but she was always very quick to find it when that happened. It was one of her habits that she would not drive if she knew she did not have it, so to leave it missing was not an option for her. Her license was always in her wallet, which was always in her purse. She also kept her previous license right behind her current one. The previous one was in her wallet after her death, as always, but the current one was not.
Not so according to the unattended death report:
Case # 11-29169
Detective J. A. LeMoine
December 8, 2011
After searching Morgan’s bedroom I conducted a search of the vehicle that Morgan was driving the night prior (Land Rover LR3). During this search I took multiple photographs of the exterior and interior of the vehicle. I was able to locate Morgan’s Colorado driver’s license……..
This wasn’t Morgan’s expired license since, according to Toni, that was in her wallet.
No need to keep banging this drum. Detective LeMoine’s mention of the license in the car disproves that Morgan’s license was taken as a “trophy” by her “killer.” Toni is either shamelessly lying or she misplaced the license and forgot its presence in the car was noted by Det. LeMoine.
Yesterday, May 20,2013, Toni Ingram tweeted 14 “clues” that she apparently thought were significant in relation to her daughter’s death. By definition a clue is something that serves as a guide or aid in the solution of a problem or mystery. Following that definition, these aren’t really clues. None of these lead anywhere.
Below are Toni’s clues followed by my response.
Quotes are written by Toni Ingram and posted @morgansstalking:
Clue #1 Amitriptyline [sic] in the stomach is not related to PMR but Amitriptyline [sic] in the blood is subject to PER [sic]
Clue #2 How could a person have a blood level of 7900+ng in her blood, when 1,000 ng is lethal?
Clue #3 the amount of Amitriptyline [sic] in Morgan’s stomach fluid was not enough to kill her, but that is what the pathologist based suicide on
Clue #4 if you were a Forensic Toxicologist you would know why the date rape drugs in Morgan’s stomach fluid never made it in to her blood especially because one of those date rape drugs would have gone into the blood at the same time as the Amitriptyline [sic]
Clue #5 The Pathologist that did Morgan’s autopsy blames PMR for her high reading, but PMR kicks in at 24 hrs & goes for the next 24 hrs.
Clue #6 Pathol. est. Morgan took 18 pills, only accts for Ami in gastric not the 7909ng/ml found in her blood. 18-25 mg pills not lethal
I have grouped these first six together since they all concern amitriptyline.
This has all been addressed before, much of it in a previous blog, What Dr. Kurtzman Knew. Either she does not understand the science or she refuses to accept it. Toni claims they have consulted with several medical professionals but I find that claim highly suspect. These first six “clues” show a complete lack of understanding for even basic pharmacology and organic chemistry.
One more time for those who joined us late:
Toxicity and absorption of drugs cannot be discussed without a basic understanding of pharmacogenetics.
Pharmacogenetics is the study of genetic differences that affect an individual’s response to certain drugs. Different drugs undergo different metabolisms as a result of genetic variation, especially in the cytochrome p450 family of enzymes. My point? There are no absolutes. It’s impossible to know Morgan’s cardiotoxic level without knowing if she was or was not deficient in the cytochrome P450 enzyme.
Cardiotoxic levels of amitriptyline generally occur between 450 ng/ml to 1,000 ng/ml. Okay, so how did Morgan end up with a postmortem level of 7909 ng/ml.
First it is essential to understand that when medical professionals talk about the cardiotoxic level they mean antemortem, prior to death. Antemortem levels are based on plasma, which is prepared by spinning down a fresh whole blood sample to remove the red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets. From a pharmacokinetic perspective, red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets are a tissue compartment.
As I mentioned in What Dr. Kurtzman Knew, amitriptyline is highly lipophilic (lipo=fat + philic=love of) and found in greater concentrations in both fat and protein than in plasma. The human body begins autolysis, the breakdown of tissue, at the moment of death (the idea that this process waits 24 hours and ends 24 hours later, is laughable). Amitriptyline, resides mostly in deep tissue compartments and is released into whole blood.
The result is the levels in the whole blood, which is what is used for a postmortem sample, will reflect concentrations from tissue, red blood cells, white blood cells, and plasma and range from 5 to 10 times higher than the antemortem plasma concentration. In addition, there may be redistribution from other tissue compartments into the blood as the body decomposes.
Clue #6 [sic] Morgan had an overkill dose of drugs in her blood, but no container or syringe was found anywhere in her room or in the house.
The “container” was the pill bottle next to her bed.
Clue #7 Morgan’s nails were torn on her right hand 1-1/2 years later nobody in GarCo can produce a picture from the crime scene of her nails.
According to the medical examiner, her nails were intact when Morgan left his morgue.
Det. Sergeant D. Breier
Unattended Death Report
She exhibited a small amount of blood in her mouth [pulminary edema]. There was a very small red mark on the right side of her forehead [lividity]; otherwise there was no apparent evidence of external trauma
Case # 11-29169
Detective J. A. LeMoine
Unattended Death Report
Once the Coroner arrived on scene the towel covering Morgan’s upper portion of her body was removed. Video and photographs of Morgan’s body were taken at this time. I did not observe any signs of trauma on Morgan at this time.
Clue #8 ALL of her jewelry of value went missing on the night she was killed while her #stalker frequents cash for gold establishments.
Toni concluded Morgan’s jewelry was missing only after she heard Keenan was picked up on a theft warrant. These charges were later dropped.
Det. Robert Glassmire:
I explained to Toni that if she wants to report a theft of Morgan’s jewelry I would be happy to assist with that and either generate a new case or add it to the ongoing stalking case. I then told her that she would have to complete a list of stolen items and that she could not look at a list of items and determine what had been stolen from that list.
It should be noted that there is no information to believe that Keenan Vanginkel has stolen any of Morgan Ingram’s jewelry. Furthermore, Toni or Steve Ingram have yet to provide me with a list to base a theft report on.
Clue #9 Morgan’s #panic button was torn from its mount on her nightstand and found hidden in her room.
We only have Toni’s word on this and we all know what that’s worth.
Clue #10 The rain gutter directly over Morgan’s bedroom window was torn in half by repeated bending by her #stalker leaning over the edge!
The gutter was discovered long after the Ingram’s moved from the house. If someone was leaning on the gutter it would bend, sag, or pull away from the house. The gutter over Morgan’s windows appears split on a seam
Clue #11 Morgan’s room was completely disheveled with obvious signs of a struggle having taken place there
Case # 11-29169
Detective J. A. LeMoine
Unattended Death Report
During this time I observed that Morgan’s bedroom was disorganized with clothing and other items covering the majority of the floor. I observed that the adjoining bathroom to Morgan’s bedroom was in the same condition.
Did the struggle continue into the bathroom? If Morgan fought off an attacker to the point that it left her room in disarray (Det. Sergeant Breier called it slovenly), how is it she bore no defensive wounds and her body showed no signs of trauma? How is it this struggle was not heard by Steve and Toni Ingram?
Clue #12 Figures are caught three times outside the house by video surveillance on the night Morgan was killed.
Supplemental report #2
Det. Sergeant D. Breier
The residence has an installed video surveillance systems recorded by a DVR. The video was reviewed which showed the decedent (identified as Morgan Ingram) returning home around 2100 hours. There was no further activity until the decedent’s mother moved the vehicle she had parked in the driveway so emergency responders could access the house
Clue #13 The next door neighbor reported odd things going on in Morgan’s bathroom the night she was killed – but was never questioned
How did the neighbor know what happened in Morgan’s bathroom? Surely Morgan would have her blinds drawn/shade pulled down etc.
Clue #14 Why would a person that does not know Morgan or her family & wasn’t involved in her stalking/murder be so invested in lying?
First: I have never lied about Steve, Toni, or Morgan Ingram, Keenan, Brooke, or anyone else connected to this tragedy. The Truth for Morgan group has NEVER harassed or bullied Steve or Toni Ingram or any of their supporters. We don’t have to slander Jodin Davunt, Sarah Afshar, or Mark Mann et al. They have successfully made themselves look far worse than we ever could.
When I discovered distortions and outright lies in the Morgan’s Stalking blog, lies of which Toni was made aware, I delayed exposing her faux pas, to give her every opportunity to correct or retract her mistakes (she didn’t). Furthermore, I use proper blogging etiquette and strikethrough if I have to make changes, unlike Toni who completely deletes and rewrites posts on a whim.
Essentially Toni is asking why we we would bother to stick up for someone (Keenan Vanginkel) we do not know personally. In my opinion her inability to grasp the why factor is telling.
Toni Ingram has made it her life’s mission to ruin the lives of others based on faulty logic and substandard science. There is absolutely no evidence that Keenan stalked or murdered Morgan, but that doesn’t matter to Toni. She slanders and accuses any and all who dare to disagree with her, unfettered by morals or conscience. The young people Toni bullies have barely crossed into adulthood. Life is hard; Competition for opportunities to advance is greater than it ever was. Toni Ingram is robbing these kids of their futures and limiting their opportunities by besmirching their names.
Someone has to stand up to her and say enough is enough
Why? Because it is the right thing to do……
It’s that simple