Morgan’s last week on this planet started 10 years ago on Thanksgiving…

Steve and  I hope you have had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday, full of blessings and love with friends and family.

Again, we have so much gratitude in our hearts that you chose to connect with us through this blog, to read and understand what happened to our youngest daughter Morgan, to share your own stories about stalkers and to help us continue our fight for justice. You are all part of Team Morgan, and that gives us the much needed strength we need to continue our fight for justice for Morgan. 

This has been a very hard time for us…

On Thanksgiving, not only did we have a deep sadness in our hearts because our precious Morgan could not be with us (we felt her spirit, but could not see her beautiful smile) to join in on the cooking, eating, and fun times together, but it has now been 10 years since the last Thanksgiving that we had with her, so we will always remember what was happening in that last week before her murder. The hour by hour, day by day memories are etched into our minds, because of the active stalking that was happening, along with the exhaustion, stress, alienation, and sadness that we all felt at that time.

Tomorrow, December 2 is going to be even more painful. Every morning, for the last week, I have been waking up between 4:00 am – 5:00 am with so many thoughts and memories of what happened 10 years ago. Since the morning I found Morgan’s body it has all been so unbelievable to me…but horrifically, it was real. 

Just two nights before Morgan’s murder (Tuesday, November 29, 2011), the sheriff’s detective came over to our house, just before 5:00 pm, like he usually did every week. He came by to give us an update on the felony stalking case against Keenan. He said he was 100% certain Keenan was the stalker and that Brooke was his accomplice. He threw a large dirt clod against our house to mimic the noise the stalker made to startle Morgan. He believed the stalking would not stop, but would escalate. That really upset me, he did not give me the reason why he thought that. He said he was increasing the patrols by our house. He explained that the next week, Tuesday, he was picking up Keenan’s work hours at City Market, and would overlay them with my timeline, then Morgan would also do her official, on the record, interview in Glenwood Springs on Tuesday too, so he believed he was getting really close to making an arrest,” 

The detective then checked their two cameras.  The detective (shown on our video footage) does not put a new zip tie lock back on his camera this time (why?) – I did not see this until months after Morgan’s murder, after I reviewed the footage of that week. This seemingly small act has really been bothering me, because he ALWAYS clipped the old zip tie off, reviewed the camera sim card, then reinserted the sim card into the camera and locked it again with a new zip tie. One time, when he came over, he realized he did not have a new zip tie, so he skipped opening up and reviewing the camera – he said he could not do it unless he could lock it up again afterwards…so, why, just 2 nights before the murder, did he not lock the camera up as usual? This is important because the night of Morgan’s murder, our camera, that was mounted on Morgan’s bedroom side of the house, did capture someone ducking, then running from our house in the direction of Brooke’s house. The sheriff’s camera should have captured movement at the same time, but the detective later told us that nothing was caught on their camera…hmmm.

Approximately 10 minutes after the detective left that Tuesday, I was peeling potatoes for dinner in the kitchen with our dogs lying on the kitchen floor watching me. No one else was home when I heard a really loud noise, like a gunshot or a back fire (our dogs jumped up). I was startled and ran through the house to check everything, including the garage, to see if something fell down or broke. The detective had just put our large ladder back in our garage, but I saw nothing out of place – what made that noise?  I was so shook up that I called Steve and asked if he was on his way home. He was. I felt like someone had done a drive by and shot at our house – it really sounded like that. We reviewed our camera footage and saw a small dark sedan speed by our house at that approximate time, but had no idea if that was the person who caused the loud bang.

Morgan came home early that night, ate and went to bed as she was exhausted and not feeling so good.  Around 10:?? pm,  I was in bed and saw flashlights in back of house – I figured it was just the sheriff’s patrol officers looking for something and I fell back asleep – I found out the next day that our next door neighbor’s house has been robbed – with no evidence of breaking & entering, by the way.  What is going on around here?  You would think with a sheriff’s presence constantly coming and going around our house that nobody in their right mind would be breaking into our neighbor’s house – but I don’t think we were dealing with people that are in their right mind.  We have sheriff’s patrol officer’s vehicles driving by our house, keeping a lookout at random times throughout the night and yet someone robs our neighbors house? This is just one small thing that had happened that week, just days before her murder. Tonight, I will go to sleep with a heavy heart, knowing that I have not been able to get justice for Morgan yet…I say yet, because i have not given up. I truly believe it will happen. My heart has been very heavy, Steve and I have not had great health in the last few years, so, we have not fought for justice as hard as we wanted to. We will not beat ourselves up for that – we know there are times you need to step back and have self care. Now we are ready. Ready to start our fight again. Please keep us in your prayers as we will need all the help we can to fight the establishment, make changes in the way these type of cases are handled and to finally get justice for Morgan. There is a huge need in this world for transparency and justice. We will never give up! Please keep Morgan in your hearts and mind tomorrow…10 years since she left this planet.

#JusticeforMorgan

 

 

 

Today’s Memory from August 1, 2011…

This is a picture of Morgan picking up her adorable puppy, Wylah May, on August 1, 2011. Morgan was soooo extremely happy and in love with her new fur baby. Little did we know the danger that was awaiting us, starting the very next day, on August 2, 2011…the start of 4 months of stalking horror, ending in the death of our precious daughter Morgan.

I have such mixed emotions when I look at this picture. On one hand, I remember Morgan’s excitement, love and happiness, on the other hand I wonder about fate. On that day, I asked Morgan NOT to get the puppy. I had no reason to feel that way, absolutely no reason…it was just a feeling I had. Was it a premonition? Morgan disagreed with me and took Wylah home with us.

Almost 4 months later, many people who loved Morgan tried to get her to leave Colorado to go stay with them, sensing the danger, they were trying to get her away from her stalker. Morgan had only 2 weeks left in her college classes before winter break, and she had made commitments to people to work in Aspen, CO over that break. and yet, the stalking was becoming more and more terrifying for her, so she did consider leaving. She then told me that she had decided not want to leave her puppy behind, when all the options she had did not include bringing Wylah with her. Of course I assured her that Wylah would be fine with her dad and I, but she said she wanted to wait.

2 weeks later, Morgan was dead. If she hadn’t had Wylah would she have left? Would Morgan still be alive? These are just 2 of the hundreds of questions that constantly run through my mind. I know it’s not healthy, and I know it’s not rational, but I honestly do have these thoughts when I am alone, and my mind wanders. My mind is constantly trying to make sense of this horrific tragedy that took Morgan from our lives. I don’t think it will ever make any sense to me.

Wylah May has always been a fabulous, loving and extremely intuitive dog. She is 10 years old now, and we love her with all our hearts. What happened to Morgan on December 2, 2011 was not Wylah’s fault. Wylah was a puppy, only 6 months old and no, she did not bark that night. Wylah had never barked at something, and still to this day, she does not bark. Some dogs are barkers and some are not. The only time Wylah ever barks is when she is playing with another dog, and on the few occasions (in the past 10 years) when she has encountered someone who she thought was a possible threat.

Here is a FACT. The morning we found Morgan’s body, and the EMT’s ran into her room in full gear (all strangers to her), she just sat on Morgan’s bed and never made a sound…so, why are there so many people on the Internet, acting like experts, who are obviously not knowledgable dog people, but insist on stating that since Wylah did not bark that night, no one was in Morgan’s room? This is just an ignorant statement…but then again, I have always heard, “You can’t fix stupid!”

 

 

Lady Justice…We are getting ready to begin another round of seeking justice for Morgan

I still believe in Justice – it has almost been 10 years and we are not giving up. We have the evidence, we have the truth on our side, and we will NEVER give up until Morgan’s murder is investigated, and those involved are found guilty. It won’t bring Morgan back, and it will not give us closure, BUT it will give her family, her friends, her community and the whole world hope again…hope that against all odds, and pressures from those who choose to turn a blind eye to the evidence, justice can still prevail.

Lady Justice, a blindfolded woman carrying a sword and a set of scales, is a common symbol on courthouses in America and inside some court rooms. She symbolizes fair and equal administration of the law, without corruption, favor, greed, or prejudice.

Lady Justice originates from the personification of Justice in Ancient Roman art known as Iustitia or Justitia after Latin: Iustitia, who is equivalent to the Greek goddesses Themis and Dike.” 

The blindfold represents objectivity and impartiality, that justice should be meted out without fear or favor, regardless of money, wealth, or power.

She holds scales to represent the weighing of evidence, evidence must be weighed on its own merit.

The sword represents punishment, signifying that justice can be swift and final. She holds the sword below the scales to show that evidence weighted on its merit in a court of law come before punishment.

The snake under her foot represents evil, and lies, and the book is the law, the constitution from which justice is administered. 

Father’s Day 2021

Morgan wrote this about her Daddy when she was very young – he had had a very bad fall, and fought hard to physically come back to his full potential. Morgan knew how hard it was for him, she knew many people worked against his full recovery, and she was always so proud of him because he NEVER gave up. And we will NEVER give up in our quest for justice for Morgan. #JusticeForMorgan

We love Morgan every minute of every hour of every day, and will for all of eternity.