Something a little different for you guys today. With Halloween right around the corner, I couldn’t help clicking on the link for ‘a creepy story’ when someone mentioned it on another forum. I’m all about creepy and I was expecting ghosts or goblins. What I found, however, was much more terrifying and tragic:
‘On August 2, 2011 our 19 year old daughter’s stalker made his presence known to her. He was a stranger stalker, he did his very best to never be seen, and never tried to directly communicate with Morgan. We don’t know how long he had been surveilling her before that date, but from then on all he did was to try his best to terrorize her.
On December 2nd she was found dead. Her death was declared a “mystery” by the investigating officers. Many mistakes were made and her family has been on a path to correct these mistakes.’ - morganingram.com
After her daughter’s death, Toni Ingram began blogging about the episodes that preceded the event. Her story is like something out of a suspense mystery, with surveillance footage revealing a hooded figure, the possibility of untraceable gps trackers, noises and tapping on the windows at all hours of the night and the following inability of the police to find any trace of the stalker, putting Toni and her family's mental health into question. Lurking in every scene is the ominous presence and looming fear of whoever was following Morgan’s every move. But it’s the reality of what this family went through that’s the true source of everyone’s goosebumps.
Toni’s story brings to light the seriousness of stalking, the trauma it can inflict, and encourages more effective measures to be taken by law professionals. Thanks to her blog, the affair has received international attention and the sheriff’s department is keeping the case open. But several mysteries remain:
Who was stalking Morgan Ingram? And how did she really die? At first, the medico legal doctor declared natural causes. But just how does a healthy 20-year-old girl die of ‘natural causes’? After further prodding from the parents, a toxic amount of Amitriptyline (an anti-stress/depressant) was detected and the doctors then ruled it a suicide.
But Morgan was never prescribed nor was she ever taking amitriptyline, according to her parents.
Did Morgan really kill herself in an attempt to end the day-to-day terror and paranoia that accompanied her stalking? Or did the stalker somehow manage to administer the drugs the night of December 2nd 2011 and put an end to his victim? I, along with so many others, am praying the family will someday have answers...
Until then, this story unfortunately remains stranger than fiction:(