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.
Once again Toni Ingram has shown her true colors.
This afternoon, my friend and fellow Truth for Morgan crusader Mayra Martinez, received a phone call from the Pitkin County (Colorado) Sheriff’s Office.
The call was from a sheriff’s officer who was calling to tell Mayra that Toni Ingram had come to the police station to complain that Mayra was making harassing phone calls to her. Toni then presented a printout of what she claimed were her phone records showing Mayra had called her a few times over the past two months. The officer assured Mayra there was no official investigation; he was just making a courtesy call and wanted Mayra to promise never to call Toni again. Mayra said she was sorry but she could not promise that she would never call Toni again because she had not called her in the first place. The officer asked Mayra if he needed to subpoena her phone records. Mayra said she thought that would be an excellent idea and suggested he subpoena Toni’s as well.
Mayra told the officer she would never call Toni Ingram because she had nothing to say to her. She informed the officer that Toni had a history of doctoring evidence and a call to Garfield county would confirm this.
The officer said their department had no intention of taking things further. He said he researched the Ingrams and wanted nothing to do with a woman Garfield officials called “bat shit crazy.”
Mayra told the officer it was too late to turn back and she wanted charges brought against Toni. According to Mayra, this goes beyond filing a false report, she doctored evidence and needs to be held accountable. The officer told Mayra that Toni did not file a police report so they cannot charge her with filing a false report. Mayra told the officer she was sorry he was dragged into this situation but she had no intention of letting it go. Mayra told the officer she still wanted to file harassment charges.
Mayra sent the officer her most recent phone records but requested that the officer subpoena both hers and Toni’s to confirm that Toni doctored evidence.
Toni Ingram, in this foolish and desperate act has decimated any credibility she might have had. By her own hand she has shown her true character.
She has no moral compunction against falsifying evidence and giving it to police. She has no concern for repercussions. The woman is unconscionable.
By showing a willingness to lie and manipulate evidence she has undermined her own cause. Her willingness to falsify evidence against Mayra completely discredits the “tons of evidence” she says she has against Keenan. Case dismissed.
Poetic justice at its finest.
How that message might sound:
Uh….yes …..hello? This is the FBI. Marcie Wogan called us and said you were wanted Ugandan warlord Joseph Kony. It’s probably a misunderstanding but…..uh..we need to make sure. We’d like to swing by and clear things up……uh….say around lunch time? Okay….thanks…bye.