Comments I would never make on my own blog


This is the latest comment I received on my website today regarding the stalking and murder of Morgan Ingram. As you can see, the person who commented is using my actual name and identity (Sarah Afshar) and linking directly to this site to comment on my own blog. This is identity theft and to make matters worse, they are posting a comment I would never post.

This is what I have been dealing with for years. For four years to be exact. 

I have received quite a few hate comments and recently, have been told by two concerned readers who I don't even know personally, that I am being impersonated. They also shared that both Ms. Martinez and Ms. Griffith have tried to get me swatted by law enforcement. The problem is, the address that they posted years ago linked to Butte, Montana has not been my address since Fall of 2012. That house was very run down and unlivable hence why I only lived there a few months before making the move to Bozeman where I lived from Fall 2012 until 2013. After Bozeman, I relocated to West Yellowstone. Currently, I live in Meridian, Idaho and I have been here since early 2015. 

To continue their scam, someone (Mayra Martinez, who I suspect as she has a history of harassing and stalking people who disagree with her or Tricia from Websleuths) even had the audacity to troll me and ask why I am harassing Mike Boudet of Sword and Scale using my own name. To answer this question—No. I am not harassing anyone nor have I ever harassed anyone. Especially in regards to the Morgan Ingram case. This is a lie. On that note, I have addressed Mayra Martinez (or MayraMM) several years ago. You can read more about this internet stalker here.
 
First of all, the podcast episodes Mr. Boudet did regarding Morgan Ingram (episode 11 and 12, I do believe) were riddled with gaslighting, ignoratio elenchi, ad hominem, red herring, and bias discrediting tactics not to mention lies and exaggeration. I felt like the explosive true crime host was doing a personal favor for his friend Tricia Griffith of Websleuths. Keep in mind, there is a Tricia Griffith who is the CEO of Progressive. This is not the same woman who owns the Websleuths forum. To be honest, the lies on these two podcast episodes are so extremely outrageous; however, what I found appalling about them was how poorly researched they actually were. I am also kind of surprised because Boudet interviewed Mayra Martinez (or MayraMM) and Tricia Griffith of Websleuths, two armchair trolls who are simply part of an online cabal dedicated to discrediting and mocking Toni Ingram and the homicide theory, but I was not shocked nor am I in shock today as that is to be expected. I believe everyone is entitled to an opinion, whether you disagree with them or not. Sadly, the narrative pushed on the Sword and Scale podcast in regards to the Morgan Ingram case was filled with lies. Yes, lies. Separating fact from fiction, it's incontrovertibly clear he would have had better luck talking to Morgan's mother Mrs. Ingram and Morgan's stalker Mr. Vanginkel rather than three scorned sleuthhounds who didn't really discuss her death. 

What is even more baffling is how Boudet, the host of the true crime podcast would paint them as gumshoes while glorifying their propaganda for ratings in efforts to try and make me and Mrs. Ingram look bad (or crazy, for a lack of a better word) for strongly supporting the homicide theory, a theory his browbeat buddies evidently disagree with. Denying the antecedent and affirming the consequent are two completely different fallacies. I find this relatively amusing considering he clearly provided no information about the case and only stated one-sided, biased propaganda which consisted of spending the vast majority lying about a young woman who is dead, attacking her mother for wanting answers to her death, and myself for publicly supporting the deceased woman and her mother. He allowed reclining researchers with no education in psychology, criminology, social sciences, or even a high school diploma (I believe MayraMM has a GED) to falsely diagnose a grieving mother with Münchausen syndrome by Proxy just because these malicious trolls support a completely different narrative. Even for him, this is a pretty low blow. It is clear by the vast majority of status quo he is doing a favor for the Websleuths administrator by aggrandizing a forensic postulation as veridical while devaluing other conjectures and those of us who support them. 

Furthermore, I must say that I am surprised Boudet would allow internet stalker Michael Odegard on the program, my mother's former friend from Portland who I do not even know. She met him in the now defunct MSN movie chat in the early 2000's. She never met him in person, but only conversed with him via chat on that platform. When I asked her about Mr. Odegard originally after he made a weird hate site about me, she told me she noticed he was a fan of Star Wars. My mother is also a fan of Star Wars. The two started chatting briefly, but it came to end when she blocked him after he said horrible things to her, which she did not reveal in detail. The MSN movie chat was a place where people discussed movies, entertainment, and popular culture. I honestly do not know too much about the MSN movie chat nor the alleged exchange she had with this Odegard guy. I have never frequented the chat, but my mother was an active user in the room when she had free time. This is where she encountered Michael Odegard. My mother emphasized that she has not spoken to him since 2002. This daft individual, Michael Odegard has made many hate blogs about me (if you read my blog, you remember the ‘Sarah Afshar Bimbo’ blog this man created) for no reason. If there is a reason; however, I am guessing it is to get attention from my mom. Odegard started attacking my boyfriend Joe Valo shortly after for simply asking why he was attacking me. Then, Joe asked this nag to refrain from contacting both myself and my mom. You can watch the video here regarding this very sick individual and their menacing. 

To clarify, a stalker is defined as someone who harasses another person and makes unwanted and unwarranted contact with the intent to cause ill will to the subject. If you examine the definition of an internet stalker, it is strongly applied here in many different ways. But I do want to make one thing clear, it is evident Mr. Odegard is severely mentally stunted, so I refuse to glorify someone who is clearly so psychologically unwell and angry. Perhaps he is physically unwell too, I have no clue. I'm not going to wish this individual harm nor do I wish to respond to him directly as I do not know him, but based on what he has said, I do hope he gets the help he needs. Everything he said is not true. I have never ever been on the website Buzzen nor have I ever engaged in any of the chats on that platform. Not exactly sure where this lie came from. I have no idea why this individual perpetuated this lie, but I'm assuming he's using the Sword and Scale podcast as some sort of way to garner internet fame. I will go on record simultaneously and relentlessly letting you know what he has said about me is 100% false, but you are free to make up your mind and believe what you want. 

But going back on topic, I am confused as to why this strange man from Portland was ever featured on a true crime program (or any true crime broadcast about the stalking and murder of Morgan Ingram, for that matter) when he has zero involvement in the Morgan Ingram case nor do his lies hold any value on her case at all. He can hate me for no reason. I do not care because I don't know him, but he knows very well I have never made any contact with him. He knows very well everything he has said about me are complete lies and fabrication. I have never initiated any contact with this individual at all. I have never been a webcam performer nor a sex worker at all; however, as perverted as I believe these types of professions are, you will never see me belittling anyone who chooses this line of work. Odegard knows very well everything he has said about my boyfriend Joe is also completely untrue. Perhaps he is obsessed with becoming famous the same way Luka Magnotta is, as he shares similar qualities to him, I have no clue. His apophenia is nothing more than a deficiency that defines his unfounded ratiocination. I suspect he needs someone to blame his lack of success on. Post hoc ergo propter hoc. Truth be told, Joe and I do not know this man, we have never conversed with him, we do not know his friend Brian, nor have we ever done anything to him. 

With that said, I will voluntarily show my iPhone, my MacBook, and any other smart device I own to authorities to prove that Mr. Odegard, Ms. Martinez, and Ms. Griffith’s allegations about me are completely false and what they have perpetuated about me are complete lies and fabrication. Their epistemic fallacies are nothing more than angsty paranoia and egotism. Simply because Martinez and Griffith disagree with what I have to say about a crime case and believe disparaging me will back up their opinions. Yes folks, just because I believe Morgan Ingram is a victim of foul play, these disgraceful armchair investigators are creating untrue stories about how I harass anyone who disagrees with me, that I created multiple pseudonyms to harass them, and are attempting to diagnose me with various mental disorders because I interviewed Mrs. Ingram. With that said, their latest story of me getting arrested for something I have never done made me laugh, as I have never been arrested ever in my life. They are definitely a few keys short of a piano. The tinfoil is alive and well here folks, but I guess this is entertaining for some of you reading. You have the right to be believe whatever you choose, but pull yourself to the middle and please be smart before taking sides. 
Michael Odegard

I want to clarify that when independent podcaster Mike Boudet from Sword and Scale originally contacted me in 2014 requesting an interview regarding the stalking and murder of Morgan Ingram, I didn't see his message until years later. He contacted me on Facebook and his message went to the 'other' folder where it sat for years before I actually saw it. If you have Facebook, you too will notice you won't receive every single message someone sends you, as they are filtered. I have never made any contact with the Sword and Scale host, so it was normal for his messages to sit in that particular folder. I would have agreed to do his interview, had I found the message sooner as I have nothing to hide despite their sad, banal attempts to propagandize the Morgan case and those of us who believe Morgan’s case deserves a second look. To be honest, I rarely check that folder when I am on Facebook.  

I would also like to say that I do not go on Sword and Scale nor do I frequent the true crime podcast site. I do; however, find what he did to be remotely low especially what he said about Toni Ingram. She does not have Münchausen syndrome by Proxy either. This is just another pseudo diagnosis and ad hominem retort by an online cabal (which Tricia of Websleuths is the ringleader of) who spend their lives meddling into other's affairs, playing investigator, pretending to be a psychologist, and spreading lies to hide their inferior complex and health issues, as well as, trolling anyone who disagrees with their narratives. I also believe the Websleuths' administrator does this with the intent to promote her crime forum, the same way she begs others for money. I guess evolution can go backwards. I want to also go on record and let you, the world, know that I have never received any money from Toni Ingram. She has never offered any money either. This is more propaganda these angry, internet stalkers with ego driven angst create to devalue those who have a different opinion than they do on the Morgan Ingram crime case. Frankly, you cannot pay me enough money to change my opinion on this case. Morgan Ingram had 7,909 ng of Amitriptyline in her blood stream, which is suspicious alone. 

Moreover, I do not go to any website or blog and voluntarily comment anything regarding Morgan Ingram or her case. Everything I have ever said about Morgan Ingram and this case has always been on this website. And I have added multiple disclaimers that it is my opinion, which I am entitled to. I have only ever commented on Mrs. Ingram's blog and Joe's blog and even then, my website is linked to and from both of their websites. I'm all for freedom of speech, but I am against identity theft and impersonation. If you see any comments from a "Sarah Afshar" commenting about the Morgan Ingram case or making threats to others who share a different opinion on her death, it is not me. If you own a website and you are receiving hateful comments from someone using my name and/or identity, please report them. Make sure to examine the details thoroughly. Look at the IP, the DNS, and the device information. I have a brand new iPhone and always own new technology. Everything I use are Apple products with the exception of other high-tech products that don't use the internet to directly connect. If you are being harassed by someone using my identity, send the information to me so I can document it for my records. I have the resources to take the proper legal action if needed.

Bullying and cyberbullying are actions that I strongly do not support. I want to make this clear because I don't want anyone to get the wrong idea. You may have the preconceived notion that I am a bad person. You have the right to think what you want. What you think of me is truly none of my business. But I also have the ethical and the equitable obligation to defend myself from the lies and untruths perpetuated about me by these people. It is my god given right to tell the truth which I will continue to do. You can choose to believe what you want. Nevertheless, I am asking my readers to avoid visiting any of their websites and blogs, as I do not condone bullying. Please do not attack these people and make them right about me. Remember two wrongs don't make anything right and there are so many wonderful things you can do with any free time you have. You are amazing and I wholeheartedly appreciate every single one of you reading this blog post. Remember, these women are extremely cunning and calculating and it's evident by what they are saying—they are quite disturbed too. Mayra Martinez and Tricia Griffith from Websleuths promote an attitude polarization because they are obsessed with the Morgan Ingram case and have the inability to accept coherent angles that differ from their own. They are extremely obsessed and worried about my theory on this case, but don't seem too confident in their own frame of mind. The only true thing I am guilty of is interviewing Mrs. Ingram and giving her a platform to share her story. 

Yes, I support Toni Ingram, but I have never harassed Mayra Martinez or MayraMM, I have never harassed Tricia from Websleuths, nor have I ever harassed Michael Odegard from Portland or whatever fake alias any of these people create to support their cock and bull stories. And if you are a regular reader of this website, you will see it is actually quite the opposite, as this troll trio (with the diabolical duo being the main culprits to the sham) attempted to make contact with me and bully me into retracting my support of Mrs. Ingram, who I believe is telling the truth. Sadly, their efforts failed. I will continue to always exercise my first amendment rights, as my rights will never be undermined. On that note, this entire charade these armchair sleuths created doesn't shock me due to Boudet's association with them. I do; however, wish him and the other parties the best. Life is far too valuable to waste on hate. I hope everyone involved gets the help they need to move forward with their life because there are far more important things in this life and one of them doesn't revolve around someone's theory on a crime case. 

Comments

Tabitha said…
Mike Boudet is very unstable. I listened to both episodes and found what these people had to say about you and Toni Ingram disgusting. I definitely think Michael Odegard is a stalker and please keep yourself safe from him.

What I found gross about episode 11 and 12 was Mayra and Tricia’s attack on Toni Ingram and how they speculated Toni pushed Morgan Ingram to suicide. I don’t even see proof this was a suicide.

I’ve heard stories about Tricia Griffith bullying a woman by the name of Phyllis Cook all over social media. Phyllis paid for Tricia Griffith’s hotel room at crimecon and have Tricia thousands of dollars. The moment Phyllis started supporting victims of crimes Tricia and her group attacked her. To be honest, I think this is all Tricia knows how to do.
Michele said…
Just heard about you on Sword and Scale episode 12. Definitely don’t believe the lies. That Tricia Griffith sounds really unstable and unhealthy. She said she can’t remember Toni Ingram but spent the majority of the show bashing her. Mayra is just a follower of Tricia and Michael Odegard reminds me of a stalker. Please keep yourself safe from that one.
Anonymous said…
I just heard Sword and Scale and in my opinion there is no evidence for Toni Ingram to state her daughter was being stalked. Is it possible that her daughter overdosed on her own medication. I think it is really sad that her daughter's death is causing so much childish drama. Let the poor girl rest in peace. Her parents and family need to accept that there was no stalker unless they can prove it by all recordings they have or evidence they say they have. Bottom line this is a really sad situation.
Anonymous said…
I use to be a fan of Mike Boudet and Sword and Scale, even spent $50 a month on his patreon until his meme he posted on international women’s day. He’s a horrible human being. Out of all of the episodes I thought episode 12 was the worst. You could tell he was doing a favor for his buddies by lying you. You just interviewed Toni and he was making it look like you would attack anyone who said Morgan took her own life. No proof and using that mentally ill michael Odegard for views. Glorifying his mental illness to give a sense of false pity for Tricia Griffith and Mayra Martinez.
Rabia Chaudry Fan said…
Michael Odegard is so creepy! I didn’t believe a single word. He wasn’t compelling at all. Reminded me of a stalker immediately after I heard the podcast.
Anonymous said…
I did a search on google regarding Michael Odegard and found your blog. I want to say one thing, Michael Odegard is dangerous. He is really scary. I came across a blog about him you may find of interest. It's MichaelOdegard.blogspot.com and it looks like you are not his only victim.
Anonymous said…
Mike Boudet attacked my friend Raina who has endometriosis and said it was a fake disease. He’s a disgusting person and I will never support him or his podcast again.
Anonymous said…
I saw the name Mike Boudet and immediately had to read this. He’s the worst person ever. I use to work for a company which help build his brand Sword and Scale and he went on social media whining when they decided to cut ties with him. He is a very egotistical, immature man.
Anonymous said…
Michele Barton paid for Tricia Griffith to go to Crimecon and Phyllis Cook paid for her hotel room. No way did Tricia pay for anything herself. She’s also harassing people on Facebook and Twitter and telling them that you, Toni, Michele, and Phyllis are stalkers when it’s clear she is the stalker. She tried to extort money from me once. She’s a terrible person.
Anonymous said…
Tricia Griffith is the stalker—not Michele, not Sarah, not Phyllis, and not Toni. If she doesn’t get her way she creates an army of fake accounts with her obese friends and they troll others. I think Tricia manipulated the search engines to call you a stalker and troll. Her huge waistline speaks for itself. Websleuths is a cult. They muddy the waters in investigations and destroy lives. Glad to see no one is backing off. Don’t let these women make you feel less of a person because you disagree with them.
Anonymous said…
Mike Boudet of Sword and Scale is creepy. I heard he likes to sue his critics and pay people to leave bad reviews. He tried to sue Justin from Obscura. Mike Boudet’s girlfriend looks like Taylor Lianne Chandler. Like identical.
Anonymous said…
9:51, are you talking about Wondery? They cut ties because of his horrible misogynistic meme he posted on international women’s day. He’s also done other stuff they were made aware of. There is a group of people who hate Boudet and have a group on FB who exposed him before he was ever dropped. I think he was cheapening their brand and they were looking for away to kind of get away from him and his brand Sword and Scale. That’s why he threw a tantrum because many others aren’t interested in him. I don’t like Mike Boudet but these people really hate him and take it to another level. They watch his every move. I wish I had that kind of time.
Anonymous said…
The re-education ladies take it a bit too far. My only guess is he really angered those people but if I despised someone that much I would use that time and energy away from the internet. Mike Boudet has said crazy stuff but the women in that group are too hateful for my liking. I joined and unjoined.
Ruth said…
Actually the re-education group speaks the truth about him. He’s done horrible things to people and if you actually read the group you can tell which people are him incognito. Instead of humbling himself and apologizing he attacks those who criticize him. I use to like his podcast but after seeing the type of person he is he’s not someone I could ever listen to.
Washington said…
Michael Odegard is schizophrenic. I know his mother and his aunt. They have tried to help him for years. He’s very sick.
Where is Tanner Barton’s justice? said…
They are so obsessed and extremely psycho. I can’t take any woman seriously who constantly begs for money from people and purposely disconnects her website server to get money from innocent people.
Anonymous said…
The re-education Sword and Scale group is filled with victims of Mike Boudet. I remember when he threw that tantrum on Twitter after Wondery dropped him and began blaming Rabia Chaudry and Aaron Manke. He had posted a very disturbing meme on international woman’s day which is why they dropped him. Then posted a short recording calling out cancel culture and blaming Rabia and Aaron. This made him look worse. When he had Tricia hosting the show I immediately thought of when she was on it and how she acted. I stopped listening to him completely after that.
Anonymous said…
Tricia Griffith looks at least 60. I watched her show on YouTube. She’s wearing the same granny sweater in most of the videos. It’s a bit weird. She comes across as someone with Antisocial Personality Disorder. I get the same vibes from Mayra Martinez and Michael Odegard. Michael Odegard gives me major Jeffrey Dahmer vibes. Beyond creepy. I use to listen to Mike Boudet, was a huge fan. I was a member of his patreon and even bought Sword and Scale swag, but after he posted that meme last year on International Women’s Day I completely washed my hands of him.
Heather said…
Michael Odegard is a nutcase. He also looks sick. The moment he started speaking on the podcast I got major serial stalker/killer vibes. He’s very creepy. Keep yourself far far away from his predator.
Joe Valo Fan said…
Michael Odegard is a crazy soyboy. If god is real and exists, please please don’t let this munted mule psycho reproduce.
Holly said…
Michael Odegard is nuts but so is Tricia from Websleuths. She was actually sued by a woman named Sue Pruitt for stealing money back in 2013-2014. She begs for money often and apparently she’s been doing this for over 10 years. When Sue took legal action, Tricia pleaded the 5th. Sue decided to drop the suit and just create her own site because she didn’t want to pay more money for a lawsuit where she wasn’t going to get any of her money back. At least that’s what Tricia claimed. You can’t get water from a turnip. Sue’s website isn’t real big but at least she doesn’t beg for money like Tricia does.
KK said…
I get bad vibes about anyone associated with Tricia Griffith on Websleuths. She’s insane!
Anonymous said…
I am so sorry you are being harassed by these crazy people. You only interviewed Toni. Looks like they see you as an easy target because you publicly support Toni Ingram.
Alabama said…
I saw Tricia Griffith at crimecon. She walked in the hotel I was staying at with a huge trash bag. Her hair wasn’t combed. She looked awful. Maybe if she took care of herself she would be a nicer person. She’s not very nice either. I said hi to her and she just gave a look. I don’t want to say too much but I will say in regards to the money begging thing, she definitely does. She’s known to purposely disconnect the servers also to get money from members.
Anonymous said…
Michael Odegard is a nutcase. I feel like Mike Boudet has a hatred for women (hence the meme on International Womens Day in 2019) and loved the idea that an internet stalker was misogynistic to bring an entertainment to his overproduced, heavily unconvincing podcast episodes. Personally I think Odegard appeared either on drugs or just extremely mentally unhinged when I heard it. Tricia also sounded sick. Very throaty and sounded like someone who tried to convince the public of a narrative she wants others to believe. Very psychopathic and it’s shameful Mike Boudet is using these mentally and psychologically sick people for clout.
Ross said…
Looking at Joseph Valo, who is gorgeous and other men Sarah has dated including her current boyfriend, there is no way I believe a woman as beautiful and classy as Sarah would ever find interest in a physically revolting, angry homeless bum like Michael Odegard. That’s like comparing a 2020 Mercedes Benz G Class to a used 1989 Yugo with a GV hunchback. I highly doubt Sarah would ever prefer a 1989 used Yugo over the latest and greatest Mercedes. Sarah is a fine wine and gets better with age. Although I assume Sarah is in her mid 20s. She’s got movie star aesthetics, alien brain, and a cyborg frame with strong morals. Definitely a turn on for every man which is why Mayra Martinez (MayraMM) and her alters see her as a threat. Mayra is very 1989 Subaru Justy hatchback with weak health and hairline. Not to mention cheap tattoos and paraphrasis. Makes you wonder who they really are.
Maxwell said…
Odegard comes across as a gaslighting ped or a MAP who concocted a fake story to hide it. Just my opinion. It’s clear he’s unwell. I followed his blogs and he is extremely deranged. He contradicts himself and just reminds me of a lying sociopath.
Anonymous said…
I agree with Maxwell ^^^
Anonymous said…
I followed Michael Odegard’s last two blogs. He’s literally scary. Mayra is in a close second.
Anonymous said…
Tricia Griffith from Websleuths has done this to many others. You aren’t her only victim. She’s a nutcase.
Anonymous said…
Michael Odegard is so creepy! I read his recent blog he made and he’s disgusting.
Julie said…
Michael Odegard is very creepy, very scary, and is just flat out trash.
Anonymous said…
Excellent breakdown. Mike Boudet is as crazy as the rest and just as unstable. I know him personally.
Kenny said…
Michael Odegard is the ugliest guy I’ve ever seen in my life. Definitely don’t believe the lies receding hair maniac MayraMM perpetuated about you. She and that crazed Websleuths woman should both fix their failing health. 🤪😁
Anonymous said…
Mayra Martinez is one ballistic and crazy boomer. The elevator doesn’t hit the top floor with that nutcase.
Honey said…
I saw Michael Odegard’s photo on the Morgan Ingram page. He looks like one of the skid road stalkers you would see in downtown LA near the Cecil hotel drinking their own urine. He looks like a scammer who would do just about anything for money. You are way too nice when you say he hopes he gets help. The guy is toe up. Anyone who believes his story is sick and popping pills to camouflage their sickness.
Anonymous said…
Good to hear your side. Remember, there are many people who believe you. I believe you.
Anonymous said…
These people sound very disturbed. You have handled their bullying with class. I love the fact you never gave into their threats or intimation and left Mrs. Ingram’s interviews up. I’m related to Sue Pruitt, the woman who took legal action against Tricia and I can tell you a lot about Websleuths Tricia and the horrible things she has done to many people. The impersonation of members, identify theft, and begging for money from members is 100% true.
Anonymous said…
Michael Odegard is a stalker for sure. He’s also an internet stalker. I saw the hate sites he made about you and Joe Valo. He is obsessed and I bet he smells like garbage. He’s pretty disgusting.
Kayla said…
Joe Valo is gorgeous. Michael Odegard is ugly. I think it’s clear by 99.9% of the planet Odegard is a lying stalking pig.
Texas Gal said…
Tricia Griffith of Websleuths is unhinged and looks like Chris Farley in a wig. She’s a classic old troll who is clearly insane. I saw she impersonated Marcie Wogan and Paula Burton. She’s come to my website posing as Toni Ingram and Sarah Afshar. Tricia Arrington is a nutcase. She should go to an insane asylum the obese psycho internet stalker.
Anonymous said…
Tricia from Websleuths is a scammer. Michele Barton paid for her room at a Crime Con. She never paid Michele back. Instead she bashed Michele and spread horrible, untrue lies about her all over social media. That’s the vibes I get.
Texas Gal said…
Not only did Michele pay for Tricia’s hotel room at the 5-star hotel at Crime Con, she gave Tricia her ticket. The ticket was worth about $300 after taxes.
Anonymous said…
What?! That’s crazy. Did Tricia ever pay her back?
Texas Gal said…
Are you kidding me? Lol, Tricia never paid Michele back. Michele never saw a cent.
Anonymous said…
Wow, she does look like Chris Farley in a wig. I never realized it until now. I also heard the Marcie Wogan voicemail. Marcie never talked like that. That’s Tricia’s voice. I feel bad for all of these women this crazed slob impersonates. I’m happy I never joined Websleuths. The admin is dirty! Good to see no one is backing down or away from these crazy armchair investigators. They really are insane, trashy people.
Anonymous said…
Why is Mike Boudet attacking Sarah Afshar, Toni Ingram, and Morgan Ingram when he’s obese and has a girlfriend who looks like a guy? These armchair investigators crack me up. They should look at themselves before attacking people.
Anonymous said…
If Tricia is impersonating you to get others to believe her story that is highly illegal. She’s a grown woman and owns a crime forum. She should know better. I’m a judge, but I have connections in 50 states. Let me know if you need my help with anything.
Avocado said…
I heard about this Tricia recently. Doesn’t seem like someone I would ever associate with. Seems to be a bit unstable. Yeah, not someone I would listen to. They don’t seem very bright.
Anonymous said…
I saw Tricia at Crime Con. She’s a slob.
Doug said…
Michael Odegard is a scammer. I know him IRL or knew him. I distanced myself from him because he’s a peddling plunderer. I don’t think he’s ever worked a day in his life. Honestly, I think I only remember him having one job and it was for a week and that was with Tazo tea. It was a production job and Michael couldn’t handle it. The last time I ever spoke to him was over 10 years ago. He has to be 46-47 now. I can’t believe he’s still online, stalking and harassing innocent people. He’s a stalker for sure. I also heard he receives tons of free money from the government. He’s always abused social services. He’s very unwell. I think the only people who believe him or support him got to be people just like him. I hope he leaves you alone. What a sad guy.
Anonymous said…
It’s Tricia Griffith, Terry Cavitalo, or Mayra Martinez who are doing this. These unhinged hags really need to find a life. I just heard a few armchair sleuths recently got into big trouble for doing something similar. Tricia is known as a true crime troll and internet stalker.
Anonymous said…
I’m not sure why anyone sees Tricia as intimidating. She’s a slob. I saw her at Crime Con. She looked miserable and she’s not very friendly. I saw her several times. When she entered the hotel. It was after I checked in. She looked like she didn’t shower and was carrying a trash bag filled with clothes. I don’t think she flew and drove directly to Texas from Utah. Her clothes were dirty and her hair looked like it wasn’t combed. I also saw her going into Phyllis Cook’s hotel room. I guess they were sharing a room together. I saw her dump the trash bag in the middle of the hotel room she shared with Phyllis and heard Phyllis yell at her. She appeared sick and was coughing. This was before Covid so it wasn’t related to that. I saw her in the lobby and she was talking to another woman. I said hi to her because at the time I joined Websleuths and was a member. She just looked at me. She’s garbage.
Anonymous said…
@8:34 Pm you can despise someone without attacking their weight. I don’t like Mike Boudet or his podcast Sword and Scale, but I won’t attack his appearance or deny the fact he’s talented at what he does. He’s a terrible person. I don’t know who this Tricia is but if it’s the individual I think she was on Sword and Scale for a few episodes. I didn’t care for her at all.
Anonymous said…
Both Tricia and Mayra have severe metabolic damage. It’s obviously affected their brains a bit. Plus social media brought out their mental illness. No respectable person who matters would entertain these two washed up, dried out cyber bullies unless they were sick themself. Just my opinion.
Anonymous said…
Michael Odegard is so creepy! You can tell he’s desperate to be famous. Based on what I’ve heard and read, he’s infamous. The guy is so creepy. No one would ever entertain this creeper’s story as factual. The dude lied on Sword and Scale. I’m a fan of Sword and Scale usually but episode 11 and 12 were horrible. 12 was the worst. I get major internet stalker vibes from Michael Odegard. He’s clearly obsessed with Sarah Afshar.
Anonymous said…
Toni Ingram is a good woman. She has every right to question Morgan’s suspicious death. I would if it were my child.
Anonymous said…
You took a classy approach dealing with this all. The unhinged Websleuths has done this to many people and most are too scared and intimated by her internet stalking approach they usually delete from the internet and completely disappear. You took a classy approach of ignoring her. Websleuths Tricia is an internet stalker.
Denise Milani is a butterface said…
Michael Odegard is insane. Mayra Martinez and Websleuths Tricia Arrington are also nutso and loony. I don’t believe a single word any of these parasites said about Sarah.
Anonymous said…
You took a rather plushy, high-toned approach to defending yourself against the internet stalker and troll. When I started looking at this case, I noticed a strong trolling pattern from Websleuths Tricia. This goes beyond her stealing identities to harass others, but her taking information from members (primarily those she’s stolen) and using that info to make it look like the identities were legitimate. From what I hear and have heard from several, she contacted Mike Boudet impersonating you and saying stuff. This was after the Sword and Scale Twitter account was following you on Twitter. I think Michael Odegard and Mayra Martinez are just pawns at this point. I use to be good friends with Tricia. I’ve sent her money. Spoke with her on the phone. I knew her son. She’s not a saint and she’s certainly no victim. Websleuths madam hands are the most dirty in this menacing.
Anonymous said…
Tricia Griffith looks like a man and talks like one. I’m not transphobic or anything. I think she’s really a guy. I also think Mayra Martinez is also a dude. The hands, the hairline, the face, and the voice. Something isn’t right. The behavior they display towards Sarah reminds me of men who hate women.
Anonymous said…
The hysterical claims made against you Sarah come from narcissistic (they make an unpopular crime case about themselves and believe they are victims) schizophrenics (they are extremely paranoid and create delusions to support their banter) sociopaths (they are extremely manipulative, lazy, and represent A-level beggar). These same people (Tricia Griffith, Mayra Martinez, Odegard, etc. play wannabe crime investigator while they sit in a dirty chair, in their dirty underwear, doing dirty things to get the public to believe their fake story. I don’t believe any of them or any of their friends they recruit. Great blog post! It’s good you defended yourself against the crazy frazies.
Justice for Johnny Depp said…
I believe Sarah Afshar and I believe Morgan Ingram was murdered by her stalker Keenan Vanginkel. It’s not even a question. He’s so obviously guilty. Anyone who believes otherwise is a scammer.
Anonymous said…
Mike Boudet of Sword and Scale aka Hairy Manback be smoking dat crack. I couldn’t even get through his podcast. He does this weird thing with his voice and always talks like he has to take a dump. I can’t imagine what his guests are like. I’m thinking a cross between a Jerry Springer and a sideshow freak show.
Jen DuPont Johnson’s swollen old face said…
Keenan Vanginkel is garbage and should be in prison for what he did to Morgan Ingram along with his disgusting degenerate old mother.
Anonymous said…
I never believed any of the lies these reprobates spread. I don’t trust armchair investigators who beg for money. I do believe Keenan Vanginkel is not innocent though. He is, without question, very very guilty.
Linda said…
I’m sorry but Tricia Griffith from Websleuths looks and talks like a man. I saw what Tricia’s said about Michele Barton and it’s gross. Reminds me of a drag queen. Almost like Ursula from The Little Mermaid. Tricia continuously attacks Michele and messages people telling them Michele is a stalker. Disgusting. I hope Michele sues for defamation.
Anonymous said…
I listened to the S&S episodes on the case. They weren’t good. Boudet is a great podcaster. He’s gotten a lot better over the years. Tricia is very obsessed with Toni Ingram and Sarah Afshar. It’s clear she’s the mastermind behind it all.
Anonymous said…
Wasn’t Tricia impersonating Marcie Wogan? I heard her voice in a recording recently. That’s crazy she impersonates her members. What a hag!
Anonymous said…
Yes, that’s 100% true. She did and yes, it is her voice.
Just My 2 Cents said…
I think Michael Odegard is a scorned stalker not to mention the obvious, very ugly AF. He was used by Myra and Websleuths lady to backup their opinions (not facts) about Sarah. It failed so bad. It failed so bad. Myra is now on tiktok posting vids from a dirty kitchen canning lard referring to animal fat as “beautiful” and Websleuths lady be scammering the interwebs and leeching off her members to pay her bills. Odegard be scammering the ODHS. All while these obese ghouls lie about Sarah for interviewing a mother who wants answers about her daughter’s death. Zzzz. Sarah won.
Grape said…
I like Sword & Scale usually, but I didn’t care for the episodes about the Morgan Ingram case. Mike Boudet’s episodes are much better these days. I’ve been a member of plus for three almost four years. I didn’t like 11 and 12 and having Odegard on there was pointless. A mentally ill man who is angry isn’t entertainment or related to that case at all but I’m guessing the two women part of the podcast wanted him on there because they knew Odegard was/is obsessed with Sarah Afshar and wanted to back up their opinions about her. I always thought Tricia reminded me of someone with untreated mental issues. I’ve watched her for years attack people. She also made a guy take his own life by accusing him of being Lisk then denied it when she confronted IRL. I also don’t like what she did to Metta Pry. Metta is unstable but at least she’s getting help. Tricia is in denial she has problems and those are the scariest people. IMO, Boudet obviously wanted to promote his podcast and at the time Websleuths was popular. When Tricia took over in 2019 S&S she was awful. I didn’t like her narration at all. I was going to cancel my membership until Mike announced he was coming back. I also didn’t care for Tricia Griffith contacting podcasters and telling them Michele Barton is a stalker. It just makes her look like a stalker with an axe to grind. You would think after the gastric sleeve she would be a nicer person but it seems she’s still the same. I don’t know too much about her. Just what I’ve heard and read. I will say Mike Boudet gets a lot of hate for his political views. He should just post on his own account and not the official podcast one. Most true crime listeners are left leaning and don’t support his views at all. I, for one, am a democrat but I’m not too much into politics to really care when Mike says but these days many are. He would do much better if he kept his political opinions private away from his podcast.
Anonymous said…
Tricia and Mayra both need to stop attacking the deceased and literally calling murder victims names & insulting their loved ones as they casually consume media and make real life tragedies about themselves. It’s real gross and these two, over-the-hill skeezies need to leave Morgan Ingram alone. They should have some empathy & respect. If they can’t respect the dead it just shows you how much they hate themselves and their life.
Michele Barton Fan said…
Tricia from Websleuths reminds me of Divine from Pink Flamingos. Major resemblance.
Anonymous said…
When you search your name “Sarah Afshar” in Bing this video pops up. https://youtu.be/S-lebk-E6gs It sounds like your stalker Mayra Martinez’s son. Not sure if it’s about you but thought you should know. It doesn’t say your name but it pops up when you type in your name.
Sarah said…
I think Bing uses an awkward algorithm that includes irrelevant search term associations. I just watched that video and I could not understand the narrator at all; however, I can tell you 100% from what I could understand that video is not about me simply because I never had ICQ or short hair. I have only ever met two people from the internet. I think the armchair sleuths have perpetuated the narrative that I harass others who disagree with me, so a lot of content that involves harassment or any word associated with the context will automatically display if it is associated with the name "Sarah" and/or "Afshar". That video is interesting, but the narrator has very poor vocal diction and a heavy accent so sadly I could not get through it.
Anonymous said…
Tricia is very bitter and hateful. I’ve watched her attack people for years. She was using that Marcie Wogan alias for years also. I never trust her judgment on anything. In her head she’s an investigator and agent but the facts are, she’s bitter, uneducated, and the biggest troll in true crime.
Anonymous said…
John Bennett Wogan (or JB) Marcie Sweren Wogan’s son confirmed Tricia Griffith was impersonating his mother. Recently, Tricia was exposed by The Interview Room for doing dirty things in true crime. It’s only a matter of time before she gets sued.
Websleuths lady was exposed recently by The Interview Room

https://rumble.com/v1m7kdo-communal-narcissists-part-2-tactics-used-by-criminal-support-groups-on-soci.html
Anonymous said…
I do believe Tricia was sued by someone in like 2013-2014 for taking millions of dollars. A woman by the name of Sue Pruitt. Tricia plead the 5th and the case was thrown out. Sue was alleged to be the co-administrator of Websleuths she took money and used it for personal use and I guess some of the money was Sue’s. I think Sue realized she would never get her fortune back and dropped the lawsuit. It’s expensive to sue someone and if you know you won’t ever see that money again it’s pointless to continue using the courts because it’s at your expense and won’t get anything in return. I use to be a member of Websleuths, donated to Tricia, and actually respected what the ladies did on the platform but then I noticed that they were not allowing people to speak freely and Tricia was constantly begging for money so I stopped posting. I’m still a member but I haven’t logged into my account for years. I never joined other true crime boards and the only place I really post and read these days is Reddit and Twitter.
Anonymous said…
Toni recognized after a few conversations that Tricia was unhinged so she stopped communicating with her. I think it was after that Tricia made a weird post on social media about Toni needing help. Toni ceased all communication and after she did that Tricia did podcasts (including ep. 11 and 12 of SaS) belittling Toni and basically calling her a liar. I don’t blame Toni for not sending anything over to her. Tricia has a very loose cannon reputation (Justice Quest has an entire forum dedicated to exposing what’s done) and has a very corrupt mindset where she attacks everyone who’s wronged her. If you would ask me whether I would never send my daughter’s autopsy photos to Websleuths admin or take a drink from Bill Cosby, I would do neither and if it were a life or death situation, I would be like see ya later.
Snow said…
I never believed Mayra or Tricia and their weird stories they come up with to try and discredit people. Just sad, unhappy boomers who are ill and crave attention. Communal narcissists. Typical armchair investigators.
Justice for Mahsa Amini said…
Websleuths Tricia and MayraMM have proven time and time again that their unethical conduct on social media is a danger to all. They have ruthlessly attacked Toni Ingram for seeking answers about the death of her daughter, as well as Sarah Afshar for simply supporting her; both of which are reasonable actions in pursuit of justice. These armchair sleuths lie, sow discord and victimize those who do not agree with them, often wrongfully so. For example, they recently targeted Chris McDonough from The Interview Room merely because he expressed an opinion which was different than theirs – despite being a retired homicide detective with actual credentials in the matter at hand.

Tricia Griffith and her cohorts present themselves as investigators when they are truly nothing more than hateful, lying narcissists who bully anyone who has an alternate point-of-view to their own. I've seen many people consistently suffer harassment by this gang of spiteful reprobates over the years. It's widely known that Tricia impersonated both Toni Ingram and Sarah Afshar in order to contact Chris McDonough and Mike Boudet from Sword & Scale: though Mike Boudet was fooled by the deception, Chris easily uncovered its source back to Tricia via Websleuths.

Tricia from Websleuths is an incredibly damaging presence in the true crime community. She sees herself as an investigator and FBI agent, but she's nothing more than a spiteful beggar who acquired a true crime forum back in the 2000s – only for its former owner to despise her for what she has done with it since. Her biased and malicious attacks against Chris McDonough show just how little regard she has for his professional experience and accomplishments in this field; all while being nothing more than a peddler of lies and slander herself. What Tricia has done to other people through her unsavory methods is simply despicable.
Anonymous said…
Former homicide detective and true crime personality Chris McDonough from The Interview Room has recently endured an onslaught of bizarre, threatening messages from Toni Ingram and Sarah Afshar. After some investigation, it became apparent that these messages were sent by Websleuths Tricia in a misguided attempt to spread lies and misinformation about both parties. It appears she may have been assisted by Mayra Martinez and Mike Boudet, which further indicates the coordinated effort behind this malicious campaign. This is yet another example of the sinister tactics employed by people determined to spread falsehoods and inflict harm upon innocent individuals.
Anonymous said…
Websleuths Tricia has been attacking Chris McDonough for expressing a viewpoint different from her own. She believes that her amateur opinion is more authoritative than the professional analysis of an experienced homicide detective. Her attacks on him are completely unwarranted, simply because he dared to voice his thoughts about a case which contradicts her narrative. This sort of behavior is not uncommon for Tricia – she seemingly never takes responsibility for the malicious harassment she inflicts on innocent people like Toni Ingram and Sarah Afshar, where some of her worst offenses have occurred. It's unconscionable that she doesn't face any consequences for this kind of abhorrent conduct.
Anonymous said…
Websleuths Tricia Arrington Griffith's abhorrent behavior is a stark reminder that the internet or social media can bring to light someone's underlying mental health issues and provide an outlet for their untreated mental illness. A look at Tricia reveals her diagnosis of borderline personality disorder, megalomania, and narcissism - making her a particularly dangerous source of information in any crime case. She has launched hateful attacks against Toni Ingram, Sarah Afshar, Michele Barton, The Ramseys and countless others, with her latest vitriol directed towards Chris McDonough being no exception. It is clear from her words and actions that she should not be taken seriously as she has demonstrated time and time again that she cannot be trusted to accurately report facts or events.
Anonymous said…
I think Mike Boudet is an amazing podcaster who has a great Patreon page. He doesn't ask for donations or money from his members, which makes him stand out from the crowd. In contrast, Tricia from Websleuths practices censorship and only allows narratives that support her views to be posted on her website. She also begs for money consistently, making it uncomfortable to be around her. Chris McDonough from The Interview Room recently called Tricia out on her terrible behavior online, further proving why she should not be trusted. It seems unlikely that Mayra is involved with the drama between Chris and Tricia as she was never mentioned in any of McDonough’s episodes. SaS’s m episodes regarding Morgan Ingram's case; however, both Tricia and Mayra have been observed acting paranoid and angry while attempting to back up their lies using impersonations of other people - namely Toni Ingram and Sarah Afshar - which shows how desperate they are in trying to prove themselves right. Even if these two use VPN’s to hide their identity when making contact with Mike Boudet, he will still be able identify them by looking at device information such as Mac address, serial number and DNS since VPNs cannot hide such data. All in all, these actions reflect poorly on both Tricia and her rapid fan Mayra as they are resorting to desperate measures simply because they want others to agree with their opinions - something that is extremely sad yet true about these aging armchair trolls nonetheless. Tricia's comments about Chris McDonough are not only disgusting, they're inexcusable. She should be deeply ashamed of her behavior and take responsibility for her words. This kind of language has no place in the true crime community and we must hold people accountable when they speak or act with such disregard for another person's humanity.
Trump 2024 said…
Chris McDonough from The Interview Room is an individual of extraordinary character and moral fiber. As a retired homicide detective, he has established a formidable legacy within the world of true crime, drawing upon his extensive experience as a law enforcement professional and decades of in-depth research into criminal activity. His expertise is unparalleled, having been honed through countless investigations across the course of his career.

Websleuths Tricia is an armchair investigator who wishes to replicate McDonough's profound insight but falls short in comparison; no matter how hard she tries, she will never be able to match his level of understanding and acumen in this field. Despite her fervent efforts at emulation, Websleuths Tricia remains envious of Chris McDonough's accomplishments and feels inadequate when juxtaposed with him.
Anonymous said…
The Interview Room is incredible - I've been a follower and fan of Chris McDonough for years and have always found him to be an incredibly helpful resource in the true crime community. On the other hand, I used to be a part of Websleuths, but unfortunately had to leave due to Tricia's persistent requests for donations. It was really off-putting and made me feel uncomfortable, so I decided that the best course of action would be to move on from that platform.
Renee said…
I recently discovered that Michael Odegard, also known as Mode Ben Avraham and Mike Smith, hails from Washington and currently resides in Oregon. His criminal record is long and includes numerous arrests in the state of Washington where he’s originally from. Furthermore, his mental instability has been a source of frequent concern for the authorities. In light of this, I find it only fair to share his records online so that people are aware of the recklessness he exhibits with his schemes and cons. Mode or Michael is a shifty, manipulative con artist and dangerous internet stalker who preys on unsuspecting victims.

Most recently, during the onset of the Covid pandemic, he managed to swindle almost $60,000 from Oregon's unemployment benefits system under false pretenses - all while claiming he was owed back pay for previous employment. It's clear that this man is not just troubled but also a dangerous scammer who must be brought to justice before someone else becomes victim to his malicious ways. No matter who you are, if you take advantage of the vulnerable during this pandemic by illegally taking thousands of dollars that don't belong to you, then it is only right that those responsible for such actions face severe consequences. People like Michael Odegard should be held fully accountable for their wrongful behavior. It's time we put an end to scammers and other unethical money seekers who prey on people in desperate times.
Anonymous said…
I strongly disagreed with the lies spread about Toni and Sarah on Boudet's podcast. Instead of appearing as reliable and concerned, Tricia and Mayra acted like paranoid armchair amateurs obsessed with the Morgan Ingram case. Meanwhile, Michael Odegard seemed more akin to a creepy stalker than a victim. I stand by my opinion — but I am right 100%.
Anonymous said…
Mayra and Tricia are nothing more than bitter, vengeful degenerates who do a gross disservice to an otherwise noble cause. They are low IQ individuals with delusions of grandeur, believing they can be crime fighters when in reality they only spread lies and exploit social service to cover their own ignorance and wrongdoings.

Tricia's remarks about Chris McDonough from The Interview Room demonstrate why she is not a reliable source of information and simply a true crime "troll." While Chris is an esteemed retired homicide detective with vast experience in the field of true crime, Tricia does not have any qualifications or expertise to back up her claims. Moreover, her comments are dismissive and unprofessional - characteristics that make it obvious why she should be disregarded as a source.

After her disrespectful remarks about Chris, I will never again support either her or Websleuths and their malicious actions.
Sarah said…
I don't know who Chris McDonough is, but I am aware of Mayra Martinez, Tricia Griffith, Michael Odegard, and Mike Boudet. I don't wish ill on any of these people, as it is clear they are angry and unstable. I do believe everyone has the right to an opinion. I just think when you spread lies to back up your opinions, that is very wrong. I have never made contact with any of these people. I have never harassed any of them yet they perpetuated this narrative that I have and it is bizarre to me. But, I have a life outside of true crime so I don't let their propaganda bother me in the slightest; however, I have the right to an opinion on the Morgan Ingram case. There are many people who support Toni Ingram in her quest for justice. Not just myself. Many people join Mrs. Ingram in finding answers about what happened to her daughter Morgan, who I believe is a victim of stalking and murder. I have the right to my opinion no matter how many lies these people spread about me. If Chris is being harassed by this same group of people, he needs to ignore them. If they are doing horrible things, he can clap back, but truth be told, it isn't worth getting angry over.
Anonymous said…
Chris McDonough from The Interview Room is an influential and highly respected figure in the world of true crime. His contributions to law enforcement have been invaluable, as he has dedicated his life to understanding and combating criminal activity. He stands apart from these armchair investigators by providing a wealth of knowledge and expertise that can be relied upon when it comes to solving crimes or bringing criminals to justice. As such, McDonough's name will forever remain synonymous with true crime investigation. Websleuths Tricia is an armchair investigator at best - while she may have the passion and ambition of a real investigator, her lack of expertise in the field means that many of her investigations are based off speculation instead of solid evidence. In truth, she is more likely to draw up theories in her mind than actually uncover any concrete facts or truths. Another unsavory figure is the scientific skeptic. Despite his intellectual facade, he often holds a cigarette in all of his low-quality videos and is obsessed with McDonough. Then there's Benny Keyz, the junkie druggie who has an eerie laugh that would fit right into any horror movie. All of these people are nothing more than grifters riding the coattails of Websleuths.
Anonymous said…
Scientific Skeptic is a washed up has been who believes he knows more than he does. He's seen better days, and now spends his time on livestreams attacking Chris from the comfort of his tattered couch in disheveled clothing with a cig in hand. Although he wants to be noticed, he has been largely forgotten by society and can only cling to past successes as a source of pride.
J said…
Tricia Griffith has been exploiting Chris McDonough's hard work as a real investigator while masquerading as one herself. She is nothing more than an opportunistic leech, relying on donations to fund her efforts instead of actually doing any meaningful research. Chris McDonough is the true professional here, with genuine experience and expertise that Tricia can only dream of possessing. Tricia is a con artist and a dishonest grifter who preys on others to pay her bills. Chris is an invaluable asset in the world of true crime. He has never asked for money, instead relying solely on his dedication and expertise to uncover complex cases and bring justice where it is due. His skills in research, analysis, and investigation have earned him a reputation as one of the most reliable resources within the field. His unwavering commitment and unparalleled drive make him a true gem among those fighting for truth and justice.
Anonymous said…
Chris McDonough is a powerful ally for victims and those seeking the truth. In contrast, Websleuths Tricia has been exposed as an opportunist who uses others to further her own agenda - making money her top priority. It's clear why I choose to stand with McDonough over this grifter; not only does he care about doing what's right, but he also recognizes that Tricia needs help.
Veritas said…
Michael Odegard is a criminal and stalker. This is 100% true. It is clear beyond a shadow of a doubt that Michael Odegard's behavior constitutes stalking. Numerous facts and credible evidence demonstrate this to be true. No matter how far these over-the-hill armchair sleuths go to try and prove otherwise, the truth remains clear. Odegard has a lengthy criminal record spanning two decades, with offenses ranging from minor infractions to serious felonies. If you believe this person is a victim, just look up these cases:

Case No: 205031D (Michael Coleman Odegard is the defendant) in Clark District Court for the state of Washington.
Case No. 111013120 (Michael Coleman Odegard is the defendant) in Clark County Superior Court for the state of Washington.
Case No. 19072V (Michael Coleman Odegard is the defendant) in Clark District Court for the state of Washington.

Michael Odegard is an unhinged, dangerous internet stalker who holds a pathological grudge against Sarah Afshar. He is in no way a victim of these events – he is the source of them and should be held completely accountable for his actions. For far too long I have been worried that one day I will hear news that Sarah has been killed at his hands because of people like Mayra Martinez, Tricia Griffith from Websleuths, and Mike Boudet from Sword & Scale who gave this unstable individual a platform to propagate his lunacy and portray himself as the victim. This type of behavior cannot be tolerated or ignored any longer.

It is abundantly clear to anyone with any degree of intelligence that Sarah Afshar is far from insane, and not responsible for the malicious lies spread by psychopathic Odegard. Sword & Scale episode 12 presented an unfortunately common dynamic: two angry, rapid armchair trolls spouting off about a woman's painful journey to find out the truth about her daughter's death and attacking another woman for simply offering her support. It was clear that the rage on display was real, but it left me feeling deeply unsettled and unwilling to accept anything said during that episode as fact. The overwhelming negativity of the discussion overshadowed any potential to gain insight into this family’s tragedy or offer understanding towards those who are struggling with loss in similar circumstances.
Anonymous said…
The Websleuths lady and her few supporters seem to be deeply envious of the success that other people have achieved. Chris McDonough, a respected retired homicide detective with The Interview Room, has dedicated his life to protecting his community from crime and bringing justice to victims. Tricia should feel honored that he was ever on her livestream. Tricia committed the same revolting acts against both Toni Ingram and Michele Barton.
Anonymous said…
With certainty, Tricia was the one who impersonated Marcie Wogan or Marcie Sweren – the retired attorney from Baltimore. I distinctly remember hearing a recording of her phone call to Kirsten Curry on The Interview Room with Chris McDonough and RIP Morgan Ingram page. It was unmistakably her voice - clear as day.
Anonymous said…
Chris McDonough is an esteemed and highly-respected homicide detective who has gained global recognition for his work in the true crime field. For many years, I had been a devoted supporter of Websleuths - donating numerous times to Tricia's cause - until her recent libelous accusations against Chris that left me unable to respect or support her any longer. Her claims about Chris have no truth behind them whatsoever and only serve to discredit him and his exemplary career.
Anonymous said…
Tricia messaged me on Twitter and told me that Michele Barton was a stalker and was paying Sarah Afshar to harass her. She then proceeded to give me her phone number, insisting I call so she could explain the situation further. It was so strange and it didn’t seem right. After some investigation into Tricia's claims, however, it became clear that she had completely lied about Michele and Sarah - in fact, Tricia herself seemed to be up to no good. Upon further researching her online activity I noticed that she had posted about needing $1,900 for the Websleuths servers - shortly followed by more requests for money afterwards. This kind of behaviour is highly suspicious; after joining various true crime forums myself it quickly became apparent that this type of thing isn't normally done. Even though it seems like Tricia may not even comprehend how much of a grifter she appears to be from her actions, one thing is certain: I cannot trust anything she says. When I heard that Michele Barton had generously paid for Tricia's CrimeCon ticket and hotel, I was stunned by the hateful comments Tricia had made about her. It was incomprehensible to me that someone could be so ungrateful for such an act of kindness. Michele lost her beloved son Tanner tragically and under highly suspicious circumstances, leaving her devastated and broken. Tricia's behavior in the wake of this tragedy has been nothing less than awful - she seems oblivious to Michele's pain. It's unfortunate that Tricia has chosen to target Chris McDonough with her defamatory and harassing behavior, as I've heard of him but haven't had the chance to read or watch much of his work.
Sarah said…
Wow, I cannot believe what I am reading. So awful. I only know of Tricia from Websleuths because of Toni Ingram. I thought her weird apophenia was incredibly strange from the start and her allegations about Toni, as well as, myself were extremely outlandish. I honestly had no idea who she was until then. Then, she tried to perpetuate weird narratives about me in regards to both Toni Ingram and Michele Barton, which was even more deviant. As much as I want to say this woman is possibly a sociopath, I don't want to belittle her because she may be mentally stunted and social media possibly brought her personality to light; however, there are many people who suffer from mental illness who are not this cunning and calculating. I hope she gets help. Life is way too valuable and short to waste it on hate and blame.
J said…
Tricia's delusions and mental health issues are significantly impacting her perception of reality. She believes that her armchair experience is more important than the expertise of a trained homicide detective like Chris McDonough, which suggests she may be suffering from multiple personality disorder or even early stages of schizophrenia. It is clear that Tricia needs to get professional help in order to manage her symptoms and understand the implications of these diagnoses.
Anonymous said…
Chris McDonough is an exemplary citizen and dedicated public servant. As a well known and highly respected homicide detective, he has devoted his life to protecting our communities and upholding the law with unwavering values. His career as a law enforcement officer saw him risk his own life countless times in order to save others, all while taking care of his family at home. Chris serves as an inspiring example of what it truly means to be a hero.
Anonymous said…
Chris McDonough from The Interview Room is an incredible individual. He's a retired homicide detective who has devoted his life to protecting the public by bringing criminals to justice, even at the risk of his own safety. His courageous actions have earned him recognition as one of the most respected detectives in history and he has become a true hero in my eyes.

Not only that, but I'm also an ardent admirer of The Interview Room - his YouTube channel - where he shares his wealth of knowledge and experience with others in order to help us better understand our world and how we can improve it. It's easily become my go-to source for crime news and insights into criminal investigations, making it one of the best channels out there today.

Sarah, if you haven't already, make sure to check out The Interview Room with Chris McDonough on YouTube and show your support by subscribing and sharing it with your followers. Don't miss out on the opportunity to stay up-to-date on the latest news and insights on all things crime.
Anonymous said…
Sarah, is it true that Tricia not only asked Toni Ingram for autopsy photos of Morgan, but when Toni refused to send them, Tricia attacked her in an online smear campaign? Isn’t MayraMM a member of Tricia’s forum/site?
Anonymous said…
Tricia is a reprehensible cyberbully and an embarrassment to humanity. Her odious comments about Chris McDonough are inexcusable and deeply offensive. She is a troll, preying on vulnerable people for her own financial gain, with no regard for the truth or consequences of her actions. Those who support Tricia's abhorrent behavior only demonstrate their ignorance and lack of moral standards.
Gail said…
Sarah, it's interesting that you mention Tricia might be a sociopath. Sociopaths often have difficulty exhibiting the usual fear response and instead may exhibit adrenaline-induced shaking when they feel threatened. We can clearly see this in many of the videos where Tricia calls out those she believes wronged her (the videos she made about Chris McDonough) - there is a distinct trembling visible in her body language. This seems to suggest conclusively that Tricia is, indeed, a sociopath.
Anonymous said…
What Tricia said about Chris McDonough was inexcusable and unacceptable. Her words were inappropriate and hurtful, and she should be ashamed of herself for speaking in such a way. Websleuths used to be an incredible resource before it was purchased by her, full of insightful information that people could use to help investigate complex cases. Now, the site is significantly diminished in quality due to her ownership and management, a tragedy for those who relied on its investigative prowess prior to her taking the reins.
Trump 2024 said…
Does Tricia understand the full extent of her deceptive behavior? She has resorted to asking for money from others more often than anyone I’ve come across in the true crime world. Her actions have caused many people to question if she truly comprehends how much of a grifter she is.
Anonymous said…
The public should be aware that there is a successful Tricia Griffith who is the CEO of Progressive. She is highly productive, ambitious and has strong moral principles, making her wholly distinct from Websleuths Tricia who is an unbalanced individual with questionable behaviors.

The public should also be aware that Chris McDonough is a retired homicide detective who has dedicated his life to fighting crime and protecting our streets from it. His extensive knowledge of the law and unwavering commitment to justice have made him an invaluable asset in catching criminals and safeguarding communities. He was well-known on the streets for having a relentless pursuit of justice while Tricia, from Websleuths (and those like her including Mayra Martinez and Mike Boudet) is merely an angry, bitter armchair sleuth with no real involvement in the work being done. She sits at her keyboard and calls herself an investigator.

This is so hilarious to me. I couldn't help but laugh so hard I nearly spit my water out. The water went down the wrong pipe, and it was too funny for me to contain.

Chris McDonough is a renowned and devoted champion of true crime. He courageously risked his life to defend our communities from criminal activity, while still managing to provide for his family. It would be impossible for Websleuths Tricia- to possess more knowledge of the field than him; any contrary claim would be an outright falsehood. If anyone believes that their own armchair investigations can yield more insight and understanding than the expertise of a trained, professional investigator, they are either on drugs or simply not being honest.

I have been a proud supporter of Websleuths in the past, but I'm delighted to be part of the Interview Room team now. I believe that Chris McDonough’s YouTube platform provides even more possibilities for helping others and for making an impact on our world.

Charles said…
The law is sacred and should not be taken lightly or abused. People can get hurt by those who are careless or irresponsible with their power, so it is important to take the law seriously and act with respect for its authority. Chris McDonough dedicated his life to upholding the law and doing what was right, setting an example of dignity, honor, and respect along the way. In stark contrast, Websleuths Tricia has shown no regard for such principles through her reckless behavior; she is seen more like a child playing with a dangerous toy than an individual that takes responsibility for her actions. For Tricia, it is apparent that her advanced age has done little to curb her vindictive attitude, as she continues to spout libelous claims about Chris McDonough for no good reason. It's a shame that someone at such an age can be so intent on doing harm instead of engaging in productive activities. Her words and actions provide insight into the life she leads; lackluster and unsatisfying, yet The Interview Room still stands tall despite her attempts to bring it down.