She insisted that Morgan Ingram was not stalked and that Toni Ingram was unhinged. When I contacted Toni the same day, I asked her about this bizarre individual and if she knew her. She told me that this woman was a troll who was part of a group called Websleuths and not to engage. At the time, I did not know who she was so I published her comments before speaking with Toni prior to doing so. After speaking with Mrs. Ingram I deleted Mayra's comments before putting the spam filter on. Additionally, I moderated the comments simply because I was on vacation and didn't want to keep deleting any hate messages about Morgan Ingram, Toni Ingram or myself, Sarah Afshar.
Mayra started to get aggressive with her responses the moment I started to moderate the comments. She started to attack me and accuse me of being Toni Ingram herself simply because I did not put her comments through. She even went so far to say that I was an Iran con crew leader and Persians are "third world" in efforts to intimidate me shortly before accusing me of ruining the life of a man named Keenan Vanginkel, the guy that is the suspect. The banter continued for minutes before Mayra threatened me and said "prepare to lose your blog" which I still have screenshots of.
After I published the interview, I received a lot of great feedback from all over the world. A lot of people thought it was admirable that I allowed Toni Ingram to use her voice to find out what happened to her daughter. Many (not just myself) speculated this was a homicide based on the high levels of Amitriptyline in Morgan Ingram's blood stream. Also, with the amount of evidence Toni Ingram has provided, there is no doubt Morgan was a victim of foul play.
Days later, I received more threats which came directly from the Websleuths site. This time, the harassment came from other individuals. Not only were they attacking Toni Ingram and myself, but they started to actually attack Morgan Ingram. It was weird and again, I refrained from publishing their comments because they were filled with the typical, unoriginal ad hominem. Supremely banal, you could also tell the person/people who wrote the comments were uneducated and clearly hateful.
About a week after this, this person created a hate blog using a woman named "Marcie Wogan" identity. The blog was one of the worst things I have ever read. Not only was it filled with an array of untruths about myself, but it was literally attacking me and those close to me. In addition to the hate towards me, they included people who I had no relation to in the actual blog implying I was related to them in some way. I contacted an attorney asking what legal options I had regarding the site and they said they would contact Google to see if they would actually remove it. The blog was so hateful, Google actually took the initiative and removed it directly from Blogger.
My attorney digged into Marcie Wogan and found out that this person was sick, but barely used the internet. That someone was actually using her identity to create hate blogs about people. And apparently, I was not the only victim. Although I don't know whether this is Mayra Martinez, based on the truncation and the information that was voluntarily sent to me by a concerned reader, it is clear she is behind the blog in someway.
Anyways, I noticed that this woman, this Mayra, then, joined forces with a man who has been harassing me for years over my mother. An internet stalker named Michael Odegard from Oregon had put up a hate site about me in Fall of 2012 shortly before I interviewed Toni Ingram or ever talked about Mrs. Ingram here on my blog. At the time, I was a part-time writer for Yahoo! Voices. Mr. Odegard's blog about me was also filled with hateful lies and made absolutely no sense, as he was an old/former friend of my mother's. Mayra celebrated his hate site about me like he was the messiah of distraction and she was happy someone hated me more than her. In efforts to discredit me because I published Toni Ingram's interview (which she incessantly wanted me to remove), she continued to publish more disgusting things online about me, only this time on individual hate sites about Toni.
And as this continued, she manipulated the search engines to say horrible things about not just me, but my boyfriend Joe Valo also. Additionally, this woman from Oregon tried to say that I was crazy and that Joe and I were internet stalkers and she is the victim, etc. Which I find funny as she is the one who originally initiated contact, coming here to this blog posting threatening messages. She was the one who contacted me first and threatened me simply because I believe Morgan Ingram was murdered and would not put her comments through. I still have the screenshots from this which are dated back to November 2012.
Fast forward to 2014. It is currently late February of 2014 and this woman just continues to harass me, as she continues to spread lies about me with weird speculations that are simply untrue and bizarre. Personally, I think she is a one-woman army filled with multiple alter egos. I don't know what kind of personality to expect from her today as they tend to change often. And speaking of often, she comes to this blog quite often to post the most hateful things to me simply because I believe Morgan Ingram was murdered by Keenan Vanginkel. It's really creepy. Almost like cyberstalking. In fact, I think her harassment does constitute as cyberstalking.
I am well aware that it's inevitable to avoid backlash when dipping into the realm of true crime; however, what this person is saying about me is completely false and not true at all. And truth be told, this Mayra Martinez (or MayraMM) is a malicious cyberbully with an agenda so ego-driven, she fails to refute her own research which is nothing more than venomous propaganda and evident victim blaming of Morgan Ingram.