We know that Morgan was killed. The doctors, the specialists, and the professors who’s pleas to Garfield County that fell on deaf ears have assured us of that fact.
We know the history the Ingram family now has with the contracted forensic pathologist hired by the Garfield County Coroner.
- He found Morgan’s manner of death from a disease she was never, ever diagnosed with.
- In his contracted capacity as the forensic pathologist, he is required by statute to manage the death scene, which he did not.
- He threatened me, more than once, I reported this to the Detective, and to the Coroner, and neither one ever answered me. Say something they don’t like to hear, even if true, and they ignore you.
- Doctors helping us wanted to run tests on Morgan’s remaining samples, to help prove other possible manners of death. The contracted pathologist knew this, but still ordered tests on samples in secrecy, violating our victims rights, and completely exhausting the samples remaining. Why would he do this?
- Based on results that only further proved foul play, the pathologist found her death a suicide based on the theoretical ingesting of a quantity of pills that would not even be a fraction of a lethal dose.
Every day brings us closer to protracted litigation at a staggering cost as our only alternative to giving up.
On the first episode of Dr. Phil, the death scene evidence establishing the presence of someone in her room was not mentioned due to ongoing investigation on our part, as the Sheriff’s Department had given up the morning she was found dead. This included –
- Morgan’s room was, for many reasons, very noticeably and completely disheveled from previous afternoon, and evening.
- Her panic button, which rang a chime in our room, was torn off its mount on her nightstand, and found later on the floor under clothes.
- Morgan was dressed in street clothes, and she never slept in street clothes. These clothes she was found in were not the same clothes that she wore home the night before.
- Morgan’s PJ’s she was wearing that night when going to sleep were gone.
- A suspicious spray was detected on Morgan’s chest under blacklight, the most primitive means of examining for this, yet the contracted forensic pathologist found nothing on her chest. A spray of dots does not disappear.
- Morgan had wounds on her right hand not seen the night before, and consistent with defensive wounds.
- She had a small red spot on her forehead, the size of a thumb that was not seen the night before by her father.
- She had a small quantity of blood at edge of her lips.
- There was a burn on the inside of her wrist. There are two quite sinister reasons for this, but a Medical Examiner has not had a chance to comment on what he believes it means. I do know that it was new and it was not seen the night before.
- Her eyes were wide open and sold black, consistent with bleeding before she died and then the blood turning black over the course of the night.
- The nails on her right hand were damaged when we saw her body again at the viewing and this is when they were first noticed by us. The contracted pathologist said he did not touch her nails, the detectives say they looked fine to them. The Coroner refuses to give us copies of the pictures taken at her death scene to really know when the damage occured – wouldn’t that be a huge question as it would show that she fought someone off? A big question mark for the time being.
- Morgan was found on the opposite side of bed from where she always slept, facing the opposite direction from where she usually faced.
- I felt her body looked posed when I first saw it, I told the detectives that the same morning, there was no mention of this exact fact.
- Every report and opinion says the indications are simply that she was lying on her stomach, yet I found her on her side, and until Steve moved her to her back, that is how she was lying. She was never on her stomach that morning, not even for an instant.
- Morgan’s lights in her bathroom, attached to her bedroom, went on sometime after midnight, Morgan never slept with lights on. If she were still alive then, she could have turned them on, but she would have turned them off again. The person who observed the lights wanted to explain this, and other things he had observed, but was never questioned by the Sheriff’s department.
- All of Morgan’s jewelry of value went missing from her room sometime that night and was never found again. Keenan had a warrant issued for his arrest (and was arrested just weeks after her murder) for selling jewelry, in person, at a, “cash for gold store.” The Detective insisted I produce a photograph of every piece of Morgan’s jewelry first, and refused to give me even a list of what the stolen pawned jewelry contained. Further the proprietors of the cash for gold store instantly recognized Keenan from a Facebook picture as a regular customer.
- A knife Steve had just purchased for Morgan was in her bed, in an odd place, still in the box, with a happy face drawn on it by Steve.
- A very recent and important gift to Morgan was taken from its box, the box left and the gift never found.
- Morgan’s camera was taken into evidence and returned by the Sheriff’s. When it was returned from evidence, it was missing the memory chip from the camera. The Sheriff’s department has not been able to locate that memory chip or a copy that they would have made if there was a memory chip in it.
- Morgan’s driver’s license was missing from her purse. Her instruction permit which she normally kept in her purse right behind her license was still there, but her current drivers license was missing and has never been located.
- Other doctors helping with Morgan’s case found that she died from a massive overkill, one time dose of Amitriptyline early on in their examination of her toxicology results. The contracted forensic pathologist finally backed off his stance that she died from a disease she was never diagnosed with, and backed off to partially agree with this same conclusion after eight months. He really had no choice as he was clinging to a non-defensible position. A container or any syringe to hold, and administer this very lethal dose was never found in her room, or anywhere in her possessions.
At least three other pieces of evidence exist that point to an intruder in her room that night, but are being withheld at this time. One of these is something taken from the house that was not discovered until just weeks ago. Following every lead to the end will mean taking the video surveillance recorder back out and reviewing all six cameras for another day. So as you can see the investigation never really stops, and useful evidence is constantly refined, our knowledge of what really happened that night will never be 100%, but it is always improving. The real question is, if it was not Keenan in Morgan’s room that night, then who was it?
Now for those of you who do not know her, Morgan was a fighter, ask any of her friends and they will tell you that Morgan would not have gone down without a fight. However, backing up for moment first, and imagining Steve and I when Morgan was first found, then at that moment in time when her cause of death was being called Natural Causes. We did not think anyone was in her room initially and did not thoroughly search for indications. We researched her manner of death to safeguard our grandchildren from some unknown malady. As far as I can tell the Garfield Sheriff’s Department never did any search for an intruder. And as it became more and more obvious someone had to have been in her room, we fought the idea, I believe because it was just too painful to believe. It was quite some time before we could fully accept it.
The first question then became her puppy, Wylah, why would she not have barked? It was a quandary. Then came a possible solution, Steve was being questioned by an investigator, recreating the moment when the first responders were there, at least three big men, all strangers to Wylah. Steve remembers clearly that she just sat on the bed and did not make a sound. That was a good enough solution for the investigator, but I still wonder if there wasn’t some other way that she was subdued, some way that would carry over to subduing Morgan also.
Some have conjectured that she could have been threatened, assured she was not going to be killed, and threatened that one peep and Morgan’s puppy dies, or her cat, or even Morgan’s parents. I could see this happening. Morgan would have been compelled to go along.
Then think of drugs, there were five date rape drugs found in her stomach, none of them ever absorbed into her body, and a massive dose of amitriptyline in her bloodstream, one of he highest doses ever seen at the national crime lab her samples were tested at. Then, what about one more drug to sedate her. The only Tox screens that were run were very basic, and many drugs that would easily have knocked her out would not be detected at all. And not to be mysterious, but there is now a third possibility being checked out that will not be on the blog real soon, but it will find its way here as soon as it’s thoroughly checked out.
And that cry for help, it was real and it was meaningful, if only we had fully understood its importance….