Targeted Teens and 20s

When Katherine Morris, 22, died suddenly, police ruled it suicide, but her mother continues to investigate


Katherine Morris

Katherine Morris

Four years ago, Katherine Morris, a young woman who was two weeks away from graduating from the University of Maryland, died suddenly.

The police said the death was suicide. Her mother, Rev. Marguerite Morris isn’t so sure — and she is still working to uncover the truth.

Katherine Morris was married to a soldier, Isaac Goodwin. But her mother contends that the marriage was a sham, that Goodwin married just to defraud the government of Basic Allowance for Housing pay, and he was never held accountable. In fact, Goodwin received a $100,000 insurance payout for Katherine’s death.

Lovefraud wrote about this tragic story previously. You can see it here:

Army Specialist Isaac Goodwin allegedly marries for money, and his wife commits suicide

Rev. Morris continues to investigate the circumstances of her daughter’s death. She believes investigations by the police and the military were flawed, and her daughter may have been the target of foul play.

How Sociopaths Fool You Into Thinking They’re You’re Friend


Chapter 4
Richard Parker Is Not Your Friend

Psychopathic expert Kent Kiehl has contributed enormously to the field. He says that every adult psychopath he has ever worked with was different as a child, and not in a good way. When he looks through their prison files, he finds all kinds of stories about how much trouble they caused, how they never connected with friends, how they didn’t join teams, and how they were ultimately the black sheep of their families.

Sounds like what you would expect, right? A psychopath is not and never was your friend.

Here’s my issue. Kiehl works with prisoners.

Prisoners have been caught.

And so when you believe him—which is likely, since he’s an expert—and assume that all psychopaths have been caught causing trouble all their lives, then you are going to be wide open to the psychopaths who were darling children. Whose family photo album would show a smiling young charmer standing in front of a trophy case. Whose darker activities were never detected.

LETTER TO LOVEFRAUD: What Did He Do To My Daughter?!

Editor’s note: Lovefraud received the following email from “Starmom.”

Many people have had opinions, but no one’s been able to address the origin: Something caused my daughter to change, virtually overnight — what could the guy have done to her?

Ten years ago, I made a mistake. Relatively new to an area where I didn’t know anyone very well, I accepted “a ride home” from someone I didn’t know. Refusing to take me home, and keeping me out, I was forcibly kept awake for what came to be at least two and a half days and nights straight — after which my mind blacked out from exhaustion and I don’t know what happened.

Please help Lovefraud teach students to spot and avoid sociopaths

teenage girlWhen an adult becomes romantically involved with a sociopath, the experience is awful.

When young people become romantically involved with sociopaths, it’s usually far worse.

When I did the research for my book, Red Flags of Love Fraud, I collected data through an online survey. More than 1,300 people completed the survey about their experiences with people who they now believe are sociopaths.

The results were shocking: On almost every measure, people who said they became involved with sociopaths between the ages of 14-29 suffered more than those who met the sociopaths when they were over the age of 30.

Younger people are more likely to experience physical abuse and have their lives threatened. They are more likely to lose money, jobs and homes. They are more likely to consider ending it all by committing suicide.

I believe that this pain, hardship and trauma can be avoided if young people are taught about sociopaths in school.

Stalker ex-boyfriend shoots Nordstrom worker during busy Black Friday shopping

Nadia Ezaldein

Nadia Ezaldein was allegedly murdered by her ex-boyfriend.

Nadia Ezaldein, 22, a law student at a Chicago, IL university, was working at her job at Nordstrom on Black Friday when her ex boyfriend, Marcus Dee, 31, fatally shot her and then turned the gun on himself.

Ezaldein had ended her 14-month relationship with Dee in December of 2013 following months of “psychological torment and physical abuse,” her family said. In April of 2014 Ezaldein had filed a protection order against Dee, which was denied.

Nordstroms was full of customers at 8:30 pm when the shooting occurred but nobody else was hurt. The retailer closed their downtown Chicago store the next day out of respect for their employee and her family and to support the other employees as they regrouped.

Nordstrom worker gunned down by her stalker ex-boyfriend on Black Friday… after she was denied a protection order to keep him away, from Mail Online.

Female substitute teacher charged with sexually assaulting 16-year-old boy

Linda Hardan

Linda Hardan (Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office)

Linda Hardan, 21, of Prospect Park, New Jersey, was arrested last week and charged with sexually assaulting a 16-year-old student at Manchester Regional High School, where she worked as a substitute teacher.

Then she was also charged with texting sexually explicit photos to a second 16-year-old student earlier in the month.

Hardan’s bail was set at $200,000.

Substitute teacher accused of sex assault in Manchester High School case hit with more charges, on NorthJersey.com.

“Systemic pattern” of sex abuse at Horace Mann, elite NYC prep school

horace mann crestHorace Mann was, and remains, one of New York City’s most rigorous and respected private prep schools. But over the last few years, 63 students have come forward with allegations that they were sexually abused by 22 former Horace Mann staff members.

The incidents allegedly took place between 1962 and 1996. The Bronx district attorney said they found a “systemic pattern” of alleged sexual abuse but can’t  prosecute because the statute of limitations ran out.

An investigative report was due to be released last month, but there is no mention of it on the Internet.

School sexual abuse survivors end decades of secrecy, on People.com.

Bronx D.A. finds ‘systemic pattern’ of abuse at Horace Mann but cannot prosecute, on Metro.us.

National teen relationship survey reveals dating abuse common

teen2_silo_5The National Institute of Justice sponsored the National Survey on Teen Relationships and Intimate Violence, which was conducted by a group at the University of Chicago.

The survey revealed that nearly 25 million adolescents consider themselves victims of some sort of abuse and 23 million consider themselves perpetrators of abuse.

Bruce Taylor, one of two lead researchers for the survey, said the overall abuse figures were higher than previous national studies of dating abuse, revealing “the startlingly widespread nature of the problem.”

Abuse among dating teens pervasive, fed survey finds, from The Detroit News.


“I shot my stalker tonight”

Dasia Washington door

When her stalker broke down her door, Dasia Washington shot him. (Photo by Dasia Washington.)

“I’m writing this staring at the mess the police left for me, in a bit of a fog,” wrote Dasia Washington, 22, of Las Vegas on Sept. 26.

“Out of fear, the past month I had begun sleeping with a chair propped against my front door, to give myself a few extra precious seconds in case of emergency,” she continued. “I shudder to think how differently things might’ve turned out had I not barricaded the door.”

Washington and Douglas Eugene Jackson, also 22, dated for three weeks back in February.

They broke up, but Jackson wouldn’t let go.

By March, Washington was reporting him to the police. But for six months, Jackson called her from blocked numbers, showed up at her house and job, and broke into her house multiple times.

Study shows family dinners are good for teens’ mental health

Emotional young blondeA recent study published in the JAMA Pediatrics journal discovered that among teenagers, online bullying (or cyber bullying) is now a bigger problem than face-to-face harassment.

More than 20,000 adolescents were measured for their exposure to bullying. Those who had high exposure to cyber bullying also had higher incidents of emotional, behavioral and substance-use problems.

According to the study, regular family dinners are good for teenagers’ mental health, helping to tackle the problem of cyber bullying.

The study’s lead author, Frank Elgar, a professor in the Department of Psychiatry at McGill University’s Faculty of Medicine in Canada, concluded that regular family meal times benefit adolescents’ well-being – regardless of whether or not they feel they can easily talk to their parents.

Family dinners nourish mental health in adolescents, from McGill.

Family dinners are good for teenagers’ mental health and may ‘combat the effects of cyberbullying’, from MailOnline.