The parents of Lisa, Jeremy Irwin and Deborah Bradley better read our story about Kate and Jerry McCann. Their daughter was allegedly snatched and authorities turned a critical eye toward the parents. LINK. The McCanns learned the hard way that the parents of a missing child are always "person's of interest." Lisa, the daughter of Irwin and Bradley, was apparently snatched from her crib late Monday night or early Tuesday morning. The couple claim that some one took their daughter and all three of their cell phones. Yesterday, there was a claim by Kansas City police spokesman Steve Young that Jeremy Irwin and Deborah Bradley "stopped cooperating" with authorities. The couple had been working with police since the disappearance.
The parents countered with a statement read by Irwin's sister, "we have never stopped cooperating with police... We've been cooperative from day one, and we continue to assist the police with the investigation." Police appear to be troubled with the parents claim that the perpetrator also stole their cell phones. Police say they have no suspects. But in this day and age when cell phones can be traced, one suspects police know more than what they are letting the public know.
During the parents' news conference Thursday, Irwin and Bradley said they frantically searched their home for any sign of their daughter. They said they found an open window, an unlocked front door, lights in the house on. Later they discovered that their three cellphones were missing.
Update 10-8-11: The Deffenbaugh Industries Johnson County landfill, located about 23 miles from the Irwins' home has been searched twice with no positive results.
Update 10-13-11: Firefighters were lowered into a receptacle designed to hold rainwater and other liquid at an abandoned home about 5 blocks from where Lisa disappeared. The receptacle was subsequently drained with no results. Kansas City police continue to deny the rumor that the baby's mother, Deborah Bradley, is preparing to be charged in connection with the child's disappearance.