Two women, both named Mary Morris, are murdered in the same town within 72 hours.

Mary Lou Morris & Mary McGinnis Morris

Both were found dead in their cars

CASE DETAILS

In a remote area outside Houston, Texas, a passerby made a gruesome discovery. Inside a smoldering car, he found a body burned beyond recognition. The C.S.I. unit was called and began searching for clues.

Who called the newspaper?

The car belonged to 48-year-old Mary Morris, who lived only three miles away. Her husband, Jay Morris, had not been able to reach her since she left for work early that morning:

“I called a supervisor and found out she wasn’t at work. That’s when I knew immediately that there was something wrong, ’cause she didn’t miss work.”

Within a few hours, detectives delivered the news that the victim in the car was Mary Morris. The condition of the body made it impossible to determine how she was killed. Nor could police determine the motive. According to Marilyn Blalock, Mary had many friends, a successful career, and no known enemies:

“There was no reason for it whatsoever. She was just a really good person, you know? Never did anything bad to anybody. They asked about everything from gambling to drugs to affairs to anything, and all the answers were no.”

A suspicious call was made to Mary’s cell phone

Just three days after Mary Morris’ death, the case took a very strange turn. Not far from where Mary’s body had been found, another woman was viciously murdered. She, too, was killed in her car. And, incredibly, her name was also Mary Morris.

Two women named Mary Morris, both found murdered in their cars in the Houston area just three days apart, and both with similar physical descriptions. Coincidence? To find a possible link, detectives tried to piece together the events leading up to the death of the second victim.

Mary McGinnis Morris was 39 years old, and, like Mary Lou Morris, she was a successful professional with a lot of friends. She worked as a nurse practitioner in charge of several clinics for a major industrial corporation. Her sister, Stephanie Loar, described Mary as happy and dedicated:

“Mary was like an angel. She was very joyful, always happy, making people laugh. Not enough words, really, to describe her. I mean, she was just really loved by everybody.
At work, anything a doctor would do, Mary did. She would work 14 hours a day and not think twice, go back in the evening, weekends, whenever she was needed.”

Were the murders a bizarre coincidence?

According to friend Laurie Gemmell, Mary got along well with everyone on her staff, except for one new employee, a male nurse:

“She told me that she was afraid of this person that she worked with. And I said, ‘Do you really think he could hurt you?’ And she said, ‘Yes, I do, and I think he could do worse.’”

Soon after that conversation, Mary stopped by her office one evening to pick up some papers and became frightened by what she found there. According to Laurie Gemmell:

“She found things out of place on her desk, pictures turned to face the wrong direction. On his desk was written the words “death to her” which she assumed was written about her.”

Mary’s husband, Mike Morris, recalled talking to Mary that day:

“She made a phone call to me on her way home and I could tell that she was shaken. She got home and she asked me if I would provide her with a gun to carry with her for her own protection. She asked me to go over the handling and use of the gun. When we were finished, she asked me to place the gun in her car under the driver’s seat.”

A few weekends later, Mary met her friend, Laurie, at the clinic to give her a flu shot:

“Mary seemed fine that Sunday and she was only going to stay a couple of hours and then she was going to go home.”

Laurie said that she later received a call from Mary, who sounded panicked:

“When she was in the drug store, she saw somebody that gave her the creeps. She said, ‘I’m just gonna run across the bridge and turn off my computer and sign out of the building and go home.’”

According to Det. Wayne Kuhlman of the Harris County Sheriff’s Department, 12 minutes after saying good-bye to Laurie, Mary McGinnis Morris made a frantic call to 911:

“We’re not releasing the content of the tape. It covers the attack that happened to Mary. And anybody that’s ever heard that tape has just had their blood chilled listening to it. It’s a very chilling, disturbing call.”

The medical examiner’s report revealed that Mary was viciously beaten, then shot in the head.

Investigators focused first on Mary’s co-worker at the clinic. He had quit his job after allegedly trying to discredit Mary. Detectives claim to have evidence linking him to the crime, so he remains a suspect.

However, when investigators tried to question Mary’s husband, Mike Morris, his behavior aroused suspicion. According to Det. Wayn Kuhlman, Mike refused to meet with them without an attorney:

“Witnesses don’t need attorneys. Suspects generally have attorneys.”

Mike Morris says he was only following the advice of some trusted friends:

“Several of these people suggested that I take an attorney with me, not because I had anything to hide, but just to have somebody with me that was familiar with the procedures.”

When detectives asked Mike to take a polygraph test, he refused:

“I was on anti-anxiety medications, I was on anti-depressants. I wasn’t really sure that the polygraph examination that they were talking about could adequately compensate for all of those conditions.”

Authorities had also learned that Mike and Mary Morris were having serious problems with their marriage. When Mike heard rumors of an alleged affair between Mary and a family friend, he confronted them head on:

 “They both looked me in the eye and they both told me that there had been nothing inappropriate in their relationship. And I didn’t see any betrayal in their eyes.”

Then, there was the question of motive. Det. Kuhlman said that Mary had a life insurance policy worth $700,000:

“There was a large amount of life insurance on Mary Morris and Mike Morris was the beneficiary. There were a lot of reasons, right there, in the way of a motive for Mike.”

But to police, the most curious evidence against Mike Morris was a call he made to Mary’s cell phone two hours after Mary had made her desperate call to 911. According to Det. Kuhlman, the call lasted four minutes:

“This was, by all indications of the cellular telephone company, a completed call. What you have to wonder is, what did that phone call either set in motion or end?”

Mike Morris couldn’t explain the call:

“Normally, the cellular service would have kicked in and said that the party you were calling was unavailable. I didn’t get that. I don’t know why I didn’t get that. But as long as the phone was ringing and I thought that there was a possibility that she would answer it, I let it ring.”

But that raised yet another question. Det. Kuhlman wondered why the call showed up on Mary’s cell phone bill if no one answered:

“I don’t accept that Mike made this phone call and that the phone rang for four minutes. It’s not possible. The question is: Who answered the phone on the other end? That’s what the big question is. And what did they talk about for the four minutes?”

Mike Morris firmly denies any involvement in Mary’s death:

“I had absolutely nothing to do with the arrangement of Mary’s murder. It’s a hurtful insinuation.  It’s absolutely untrue.”

The questions remains:  Why were Mary McGinnis Morris and Mary Lou Morris murdered and who killed them? Some think that a contract killer was hired to murder the second Mary Morris and killed the first Mary Morris by mistake. That theory is supported by a call allegedly made to a Houston newspaper. According to Laurie Gemmell:

“A call came in to the Houston Chronicle, and I verified this with somebody at the Chronicle, between the time the first Mary Morris was killed and the time my friend was killed, saying something to the effect that they got the wrong Mary Morris the first time.”

The “hit gone wrong” theory is also supported by the fact that the wedding ring of the first Mary Morris was missing from the crime scene. Marilyn Blalock said she had heard that this is how a hit man proves he’s completed his job:

“If someone had put a hit out on a person, that’s what they’d take back to show that they actually killed that person.”

Detectives also looked at the possibility that the two murders were connected.  Det. Robert Torry:

“Well, with the remoteness of the location where the victim was found, as well as the effort that was taken to destroy the evidence and the vehicle, that would be consistent with a contract killing. But with the background of the victim, that doesn’t seem likely.”

Det. Wayne Kuhlman:

“That the first Mary Morris was a mistake, a missed hit, a botched hit, something like that, there’s not anything that we found that would support that.”

Detectives continued to search for any clues that might connect the two Mary Morrises, but came up empty. They later concluded that the murders were a bizarre coincidence.  However, many others, including Jay Morris, think that’s virtually impossible:

“The astronomical odds that two Mary Morrises were killed three days apart, very similar in looks, to me, that’s what it is. Astronomical odds that they’re not connected.”

Laurie Gemmell agreed:

“I can’t help but think they have to be related. I can’t imagine that two women with the same name would be murdered within three days of each other, both found in their cars, and not have that be related.”

According to police, both the co-worker of Mary McGinnis Morris and her husband, Mike, have not been ruled out as suspects.


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31 Comments

  1. thinkingoutloud

    i think the husband had something to do with it. the phone call made me very suspicious. yes even today ill call someone and itll kepp ringing and ringing with no answer and without going to voicemail, BUT i’ve never waited on a call for 4 mins straight without getting any response. i definately think he made a phone call to someone on the other line and he’s covering it up. 4 minutes is a long time to wait and let the phone ring. why not hang up after a few seconds and make multiple calls until it goes through or to voicemail?? he definately made a phone call and he’s lying about it. would not have waiting 4 minutes on a call that never went through. i agree with everyone else commenting on his ‘arrangement of her murder’ comment. seems like he would know her murder was planned or arranged. he and the coworker have soemthing to do with it. maybe mary was having an affair and it was cofnirmed and he was very upset about it and had her murdered.

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  2. Anonymous

    This is Judy, and I was hired by Mary McGinnis Morris to replace Duane ans the Nursing Manager,was there when Mary was murdered. I loved Mary from the bottom of my heart! Duane your behavior was very suspicious during the weeks after Mary’s murder snd you have no business practicing nursing!!! You need psychiatric help and are not competent to care for patients!

    Mary called me the morning before she died and asked me to go with her to lunch and meet her at the office. I told her no that I was going to work in my flight work in my yard at my property. I was at the memorial service and basically took over Mary’s position. A number of emails showed up in my office email between Mary and her husband and they were very telling! I believe Mike Morris was involved because Mary found child porn on his computer and she was going to leave him!!

    My prayers to Mary’s daughter and family!! DNA has come a long way and I firmly believe the true criminal will be brought to justice!!! Mary’s compassion had a huge impact upon my life and I am presently pursuing a doctorate in nursing (DNP). She is one of the best nurse practitioners In have ever known and I miss her.

    Love hugs and prayers the Mary’s family!!

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  3. Anonymous

    The 4 minute cell call, the detective said “that’s impossible”… he is ignorant. I have had that exact same thing happen with both cell and landline phones. I have called family, they have answering machines and/or voicemail, but for whatever reason, the line rings and rings. I of course don’t know if settings have been changed, so I let it ring. When there is no answer after an extended time, I disconnect, and press redial (just to make sure there wasn’t a phone system malfunction). Sometimes I’ve gotten the machine/voicemail, and I’ve even gotten an answer, being told that the phone hadn’t rung once before.
    Phone systems are FAR from infallible.

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  4. Anonymous

    Duane, really? Are you admitting guilt? As far as I know only 3 people would know what is one the recording…Mary, the police and of course the murderer.
    You failed to mention how many polygraph test you have failed. And the fact you have called every government agency and tv show to tell them you were going to be arrested.

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  5. Leigh

    This story gave me cold chills.

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  6. Niki

    Joan Jeffries was also found in her car dead in 1994, November 29. I know this because I was looking at similaritys between people murdered near where I live so I know I’m safe, my family is safe as well as my friends. I guess we’re not even though Houston is not the city where I live.
    Both Mary’s were killed in less than 72 hours apart, and we don’t know how they were murdered while Joan was shot twice in the head. The person that was to blame for Joan’s murder was caught but not proven guilty. His name was Sam Patel. Who knows where he is now.
    Please comment for more information about Joan Jeffries.

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  7. Meddling Chihuahua

    You gotta love POI’s who have time and energy (but apparently not spelling or grammar) to “defend” themselves on message boards for syndicated television shows but none to benefit the families of victims or help the case itself. The creeper who harassed Mary and her husband both need to get over themselves. If you have something to help solve either case, then talk to law enforcement. Otherwise, go sit and spin. You aren’t doing anything but making yourselves look worse and distracting from what the true focus should be: the victims. If “Duane’s” replacement nurse, Judy, really did find incriminating emails regarding Mary’s husband, especially something as vulgar and evil as child pornography, I seriously hope this was reported to law enforcement. That is not something that needs to remain “gossip”.

    This case seems like it should be solvable. It seems like a PERFECT choice for the Vidocq Society. If someone related to the case or two either victim hasn’t heard of them before, I urge you to Google them and consider submitting the case to them. They are a group of retired professionals in all areas of criminal justice and law enforcement who dedicate their time and talents to solving cold cases.

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  8. Anonymous

    Mike Morris was my wife’s uncle. I remember getting the call that Mary was killed. Part of this post reminded me of the tone he showed me gun safety.

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  9. Anonymous

    There are a lot of quacks on this site huh?

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  10. BRYAN ROSENBAUM

    ALL WE KNOW IS THE HUSBAND GOT AWAY WITH THE LIFE INSURANCE MONEY AFTER THE ARRANGEMENT.

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  11. Kristan Reilly Small

    Hi ive helped solve a few murders and got suspects to tell the truth. I have came close to death quite a few times. But i can solve this very easily if you desire my help i shall fit you in… You can email me at abbisuttles@gmail.com. And yes that is my name but it is about to be changed to the name i love with an exs last name that commited suicide… Hope to hear from you. Thanks Kristan

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  12. A

    Did the attacker not speak on the 911 recording? I know it must be hard to identify someone by there voice on a recorder but surely that’s a good starting place!
    Also if Mary said anything during the attack? I’m sure the police do there best but mistakes are made.
    My deepest sympathies go out to the family, I’m sorry for your lose and suffering.

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  13. Anonymous

    There are more than one recording. I am not speaking about any 911 recording. Of course I have not heard it. According to Timmy, Katy and Timmy listened to it (provided by detectives) in West Virginia in 2007. That is all I know. I made my own recordings in about 2001 or 2002 and detectives listened. I didn’t fail any polygraphs for your information. I cooperated fully. Mike Morris did not. Who was he protecting? I did not contact any government agency or TV show to inform anyone that I was going to be arrested. You have libeled me and you are subject to a law suit if my attorney and I decide that route. Enough is enough “little sister”. Duane

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  14. Duane

    I made the recording myself and forwarded to Detective Hunter

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  15. Duane Young

    There was no connection between myself and Mike Morris as far as some joint conspiracy. Recordings proved that. The coworker

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  16. Anonymous

    Was the cell phone belonging to Mary Mcginnis Morris ever fingerprinted? Was there DNA evidence collected from under her fingernails? I am sure she put up quite a fight.

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  17. SM

    I believe the husband of Mary Mcginnis Morris and the co worker are most likely involved. Did the investigators check both bank accounts? Search both homes? Bloody clothes? It is hard to believe these cases have not been solved after so many years. My deepest sympathy to both families.

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  18. Anonymous

    I agree. I think the husband and co worker are involved. Did the investigators check bank accounts? Search both homes? Bloody clothes? I can’t believe these cases remain unsolved. My deepest sympathy to the families.

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  19. anonymous

    I agree. The co worker and husband most likely suspects. Check bank accounts of each, looking for withdrawals and deposits. Were both homes searched? Tire tracks? Bloody clothes? I can’t believe these cases have not been solved! My deepest sympathies to both families.

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  20. unsolved

    We are sorry for the inconvenience. Mary Morris was found dead on 10/12/2000, and Mary McGinnis Morris was found dead on 10/16/2000.

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  21. Anonymous

    Why are so many of these stories completely without any dates?

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  22. MT

    The co-worker and the husband. How about unusual large money transaction on them to see if there was ever any connection between the two

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  23. Anonymous

    There is nothing hidden that will not come to the light! sooner or later God will make justice!

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  24. Anonymous

    Sounds like a terminate situation.

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  25. johnson

    why would the husband Mike Morris say that he has nothing to do with the “arrangement” of the murder. if nothing has been confirmed that a “hit” was made then why would he use that word…

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    • Denise

      Yes I agree. I wondered why he said arrangement too if there was no proof of how she died. And two Mary’s killed three days apart with the same names and insurance on one is highly suspicious to me. Sounds like an amateur hit to me.

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    • Anonymous

      I was wondering the same smh….he told on himself! and the phone call… I don’t understand how he was ruled out…maybe not enough evidence but he knows more then he’s saying…its usually someone close to the victim.

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  26. sarah connor

    Sounds like the work of a t-800 terminator

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Our processing of your data is based upon your consent, contract performance (e.g., your purchase of products), legitimate business interest (e.g., direct marketing of goods and services), or compliance with law.  You have the right to object to our processing of your data or to restrict our processing of your data. In addition, if you have consented to the processing of your Personal Data, you have the right to withdraw your consent at any time.

 

CALIFORNIA PRIVACY RIGHTS

In addition to the rights as explained in this Privacy Policy, under California law, California residents who provide personal information (as defined in the statute) to obtain products or services for personal, family, or household use are entitled to request and obtain from us, once a calendar year, information about the personal information we shared, if any, with other businesses for marketing uses. If applicable, this information would include the categories of personal information and the names and addresses of those businesses with which we shared such personal information for the immediately prior calendar year (e.g., requests made in the current year will receive information about the prior year).

 

To obtain this information please write to us at:

 

Unsolved

4303 Verdugo Ave.

Burbank, CA  91505

 

 Attn: CMP -- California Privacy Law.

 

Please include your full name and address.

 

CANADIAN ANTI-SPAM LAW

CMP complies with the Canada Anti-Spam Law which requires you to opt-in to receive unauthorized Commercial Electronic Messages (as defined under the Canada Anti-Spam Law).

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HOW WE PROTECT PERSONAL DATA

CMP implements commercially reasonable security measures to help protect against unauthorized access to or unauthorized alteration, disclosure, or destruction of data. Except for membership directories, membership lists and registration lists, and the sharing of information as set forth in this Privacy Policy, we restrict access to Personal Data to certain companies who need the data to operate, develop, or improve our services. These individuals or partner organizations are bound by confidentiality obligations and may be subject to discipline, including termination and criminal prosecution, if they fail to meet these obligations.

 

Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet or electronic storage is fully secure. Accordingly, and despite our reasonable efforts to protect your Personal Data from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure, CMP cannot guarantee or warrant the security of the Personal Data you transmit to us, or to or from our online Sites. If you have questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact us.

 

Certain areas of the Sites require the use of a user ID, email address, or password as an additional security measure that helps protect your Personal Data.  To help you protect your privacy, these Sites have tools to help you log in and log out.

ACCESSING, CHANGING AND DELETING PERSONAL INFORMATION

We rely on you to update and correct your Personal Data.  If you are a user of our Sites, subscriber to [CMP product], purchaser of CMP products and services, you can review, update and correct your information directly on CMP’s website or by contacting us using the information in the “Contact Information” section below.

 

Typically, we retain your Personal Data for the period necessary to fulfill the purposes outlined in this Privacy Policy, unless a longer retention period is required or permitted by law.  This may include retaining your Personal Data indefinitely, even after you are no longer a CMP member, in order to provide you with future marketing opportunities and other purposes, as well as to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, or enforce any of our agreements.  

 

Please note that you can request, at any time, that we delete your Personal Data.  All requests must be directed to the contact in the “Contact Information” section below.  We can decide to delete your Personal Data if we believe that the data is incomplete, inaccurate, or that our continued use and storage are contrary to our obligations to other members, individuals, or third parties.  When we delete your Personal Data, it will be removed from our active databases or anonymized so that the data is no longer identified with you, but the data may remain in our archives if CMP determines that it is not practical or possible to delete it.

Your Personal Data is processed in the United States, where privacy laws may be less stringent than the laws in your country and where the government, courts, or law enforcement may be able to access your data.  By submitting your Personal Data to us, you agree to the transfer, storage and processing of your Personal Data in the United States.

You, as the data subject, have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, in particular in the Member State of your habitual residence, place of work, or place of the alleged infringement, if you believe that the processing of your personal data does not comply with legal requirements.

In the event we determine the occurrence of a data security incident, we will notify you by email, US mail, telephone, or other means as permitted by law.

If you have questions, comments, or complaints concerning our privacy practices or if you wish to change, access, or remove your Personal Data, please contact us as indicated below.  We will attempt, where practical, to respond to your requests and to provide you with additional privacy related information.

Cosgrove Meurer Productions, Inc. is the owner of this Website and retains all ownership rights to the information collected at this Website. Cosgrove Meurer Productions, Inc. reserves the right to change, modify, add, or remove provisions of this Privacy Statement. Any changes to this Privacy Statement will be posted here, and we encourage you to check back from time to time. In addition, Cosgrove Meurer Productions, Inc. will notify registered users of changes as they occur.

We allow third-party companies to serve ads and/or collect certain anonymous information when you visit our web site. These companies may use non-personally identifiable information (e.g., click stream information, browser type, time and date, subject of advertisements clicked or scrolled over) during your visits to this and other Web sites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services likely to be of greater interest to you. These companies typically use a cookie or third party web beacon to collect this information. To learn more about this behavioral advertising practice or to opt-out of this type of advertising, you can visit networkadvertising.org. Your use of the site constitutes your agreement to accept cookies, beacons and third-party advertising. Cosgrove Meurer Productions, Inc. assumes no responsibility for third-party ads.

ARTICLE 1. Personalization
1.1 We may use the contact information you give us to better tailor your Website experience to your interests, and to send you information about Cosgrove Meurer Productions, Inc. and its services as well as promotional material on behalf of some of our partners. We may use other information that you provide to us to show you content in which you may be interested and to display the content according to your preferences. We will also share this information within Cosgrove Meurer Productions, Inc. in order to enhance your experience on this and other Cosgrove Meurer Productions, Inc. Websites.
1.2 In addition, we may share this information with advertisers or other third parties that are not part of the Cosgrove Meurer Productions, Inc. family on an aggregate or other basis that does not disclose your identity or contact information.

ARTICLE 2. Online Surveys/Contests
2.1 From time to time, we may conduct online surveys and contests. These may ask you for contact information (like name or email address) and demographic information (like zip code or age).
2.2 We may use this contact information from our surveys and contests to provide you with information about our company and promotional material on behalf of some of our partners, and to contact you when necessary.

ARTICLE 3. Shopping/Commercial Services
3.1 This Website may offer shopping services, which may be offered by us or by a firm that operates a store under contract with us. If our Website offers shopping or other commercial services, you will use a customer order form to request information, products, and services. The order form will ask you to give us contact information (like name or email address), financial information (like account or credit card numbers), and demographic information (like zip code or age).

3.2 We will use the financial information that you provide to bill you for products and services. By giving our Website your credit card and related personal information, you are authorizing our store to give that information to the merchant and credit card company in order to confirm and fulfill your order.

3.3 We will use contact information from the order form to fulfill your orders. We may also use contact data to get in touch with you when necessary. We will not otherwise use or distribute your financial information without your prior approval.

ARTICLE 4. Public forums
4.1 This Website may make available chat rooms, blogs, forums, message boards, and news groups. Please remember that any information that you disclose in these areas becomes public information and you should exercise caution when deciding to disclose your personal information. Information disclosed by you or by others enters the public domain and may be freely used by any other persons or entities using the site.

ARTICLE 5. Information Sharing With Third Parties
5.1 From time to time we may enter into a special relationship with another company that is not owned by Cosgrove Meurer Productions, Inc. to provide additional features at this Website. These special relationships may include “powered by” partners, business partners, sponsors, and co-branded sites (referred to here as “co-branded pages”). These might include, for example, pages that share our name and that of another entity. You should look for a specific privacy statement on any such co-branded page. Any personal information that you provide when signing up at one of those co-branded pages may be shared with our third party partner. You should also check our partner’s website for information regarding its privacy policies.

5.2 Also, the nature of some features of our Website may require that we share personal information about you with persons or companies outside of Cosgrove Meurer Productions, Inc. For example, this may occur at a feature that enables you, via our Website, to ask questions of persons or entities that are not part of Cosgrove Meurer Productions, Inc. By responding to those features of the site, whether by email or direct entry of information on our Website, you are consenting to our transferring that information to such persons or entities.

5.3 With respect to specific registration modules, like contests, we may disclose personal information collected, and we may post a conspicuous statement on the registration module to the effect that we will be disclosing the information collected with third parties.

5.4 Finally, we may share any of the information collected from you with these other non- Cosgrove Meurer Productions, Inc companies in an aggregate basis. The aggregated information is not linked to any information that can identify you.

ARTICLE 6. IP Address and Log Files
6.1 We may use your IP address to administer our Website, to help diagnose problems with our server, to analyze trends, to track users’ webpage movements, to help identify you and your shopping cart, and to gather broad demographic information for aggregate use.

ARTICLE 7. Cookies
7.1 This Website may use a standard technology called a “cookie” to collect information about how you use the Website. Cookies reside on your computer and help our Website to recognize your computer’s browser as a previous visitor. This information allows us to customize delivery of information. For example, our Website may use cookies to save and remember registration information or preferences that you may have set while browsing the Website, to keep track of your shopping cart, to ensure you don’t see the same ad content repeatedly, to deliver content specific to your interests, and to save your password so you do not have to re-enter it each time you visit our site. We use cookies only to gather information as indicated in this policy.

7.2 In addition, on occasion our site may also set a “session cookie” which helps us administer the Website. The session cookie expires when you close your browser and does not retain any information about you after it expires.

7.3 Finally, we may also use an ad network provider to help present advertisements on this and other Cosgrove Meurer Productions, Inc. websites. This ad network provider, like other advertising service vendors, uses cookies, web beacons, or similar technologies on the hard drive of your computer to serve you advertisements tailored to interests you have shown by browsing on this and other sites you have visited, and to determine whether you have seen a particular advertisement before and to avoid sending you duplicate advertisements. In doing so, the provider collects non-personal data such as your browser type, your operating system, web pages visited, time of visits, content viewed, ads viewed, and other clickstream data. The use of cookies, web beacons, or similar technologies by these ad network providers is subject to their own privacy policies, not ours, and Cosgrove Meurer Productions, Inc. assumes no responsibility for the collection or use of such information.

ARTICLE 8. Banner Advertising
8.1 We have contracted with an ad-service to place banner advertising on our Website. All of the data provided and generated by the ad-server software remains in our possession. This feature of our Website may, on occasion, set “cookies” on your computer. Any information collected or stored by the ad-service or the cookies is treated in the same manner as other information described in this statement.

ARTICLE 9. Children’s Personal Information
9.1 Consistent with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act:

9.1.1 This site does NOT collect, use, or disclose personal information (including online contact information) of children under the age of thirteen (13).

9.1.2 In the event that a child under the age of 13 attempts to register on our site, we will NOT accept the registration and will delete information received from the child.

9.1.3 In the event that a child posts personal information in a public forum such as a chat room, we will attempt to delete that information once we become aware of it.

ARTICLE 10. Security of Your Personal Information
10.1 Cosgrove Meurer Productions, Inc. employs reasonable security measures consistent with standard industry practice, for information collected through this Website. We believe that we have adequate security measures in place in our physical facilities to protect against the loss, misuse, or alteration of the information we collect on our Website. We also use internal protections to limit access to users’ personal information to only those employees who need the information to perform a specific job.

ARTICLE 11. Sale or Merger
11.1 If this Website is sold to, or merges with, another company not owned by Cosgrove Meurer Productions, Inc., you should expect that some or all of the information collected from this Website may be transferred to the buyer/surviving company. If so, CMP will seek to obligate the acquiring company to use any personal information transferred by this Website in a manner consistent with this statement, but cannot guarantee that it will be able to impose that requirement or that the acquiring company will comply.

ARTICLE 12. Legal Process
12.1 You should be aware that Cosgrove Meurer Productions, Inc. may be required to disclose your personal information to the government or third parties under certain circumstances, such as in court or regulatory proceedings.

ARTICLE 13.  Contacting the Website

13.1        If you have any questions about this Privacy Statement, the practices of this Website, or your dealings with this Website, please contact us at: unsolved@unsolved.com.

ARTICLE 14.  general information

14.1        Choice of Law:  This Agreement and the Additional Terms shall be governed by, construed and enforced in accordance with the laws of the State of California , as it is applied to agreements entered into and to be performed entirely within such state, without regard to conflict of law principles.

14.2        Choice of Forum:  You agree that any cause of action you or Cosgrove Meurer Productions, Inc. brings to enforce this Agreement and/or the Additional Terms, or in connection with any matters related to this Website and/or the Privacy Statement, shall be submitted to arbitration in the County of Los Angeles, State of California, United States of America in accordance with the commercial rules and regulations of the American Arbitration Association then in effect (as amended herein), provided that said arbitration shall be heard before a single arbitrator, who shall be a retired judge, selected pursuant to such rules and regulations, and shall be conducted on an expedited basis and in confidence. The arbitrator’s decision shall be controlled by the terms and conditions of this agreement and any other agreements I may enter into with you, and shall be final and binding, and shall provide for each party to bear its own costs of arbitration and attorneys’ fees.  Each party expressly waives any right to a jury.  Judgment upon the award of the arbitrator may be entered or enforced in any court of competent jurisdiction. 

14.4        If any provision of this Agreement, or the application thereof to any person or circumstances, is held invalid or for any reason unenforceable then such provision shall be deemed superseded by a valid, enforceable provision that matches, as closely as possible, the original provision, and the other provisions of this Agreement shall remain in full force and effect.  The failure of either party to insist upon strict performance of any provision of this Agreement shall not be construed as a waiver of any provision or right.  Unless expressly provided otherwise, this Agreement is the entire agreement between you and Cosgrove Meurer Productions, Inc. with respect to the use of this Website and shall not be modified except in writing, signed by an authorized representative of Cosgrove Meurer Productions, Inc.

ARTICLE 15.  European Union and Other Foreign Nations

15.1        This Website is governed by and operated in accordance with the laws of United States of America and is intended for enjoyment of residents of the United States.  Cosgrove Meurer Productions, Inc. makes no representation that this Website is governed by or operated in accordance with the laws of other nations.  By using this Website and submitting any personal information, visitors from outside of the United States acknowledge this Website is subject to U.S. law, consent to the transfer of personal data to the U.S., and waive any claims that may arise under their own national laws.