It has been claimed that because Keenan Vanginkel was arrested on charges of Receiving Stolen Property, that he is responsible for the death of Morgan. Those who bring up Keenan’s arrest record as some kind of damning evidence imply that because he was arrested once, he must be a violent criminal.
The jewelry in question belonged to Keenan’s friend’s mother. Keenan’s friend took the jewelry and pawned it without Keenan’s knowledge. Keenan drove his friend to the shop and was present during the transaction, however, he had no knowledge that the jewelry was taken without permission. The friend’s mother tried to stop the incident but was too late, a statement was made, and the case was dismissed. Every piece of jewelry the friend tried to sell was claimed and accounted for by his mother.
Keenan James Vanginkel was born in Colorado and has lived there his whole life. He attended a Christian Academy from Kindergarten through 8th grade. He then went on to attend Glenwood Springs High School. He has been employed full time since the age of 16 and is now an assistant manager at his current place of employment.
Keenan loves the outdoors, to including fishing and camping trips, and spending time with friends. He regularly visits his grandparents, all of whom live either nearby or within 100 miles. Nearly all of his camping and fishing trips include Keenan, his father, and his paternal grandfather. Sometimes they are joined by a friend or two.
He isn’t much of a bookworm, but he enjoys listening to music. His preferred genre is country music to include the “oldies” like Marty Robbins and Johnny Cash.
Keenan’s paternal grandmother was killed by a drunk driver during the summer of 2012, in Michigan. The driver had a suspended license. Keenan struggles with the death of his grandmother, but overall he is doing okay.