In an exclusive interview last night with ABC’s Good Morning America, Lisa Irwin’s aunt said Deborah Bradley expects to be arrested in the case of her missing baby. Lisa, a 10-month-old who disappeared from her crib overnight, has been missing since last Tuesday.
Ashley Irwin, the sister of Lisa’s father Jeremy Irwin, said the police are focusing in more and more on the family, and Deborah Bradley in particular, because they have no leads and “have to pin it on somebody.” In the interview, she insisted that Bradley is innocent and is comfortable with her belief that the family has nothing to do with the mystery.
FOX News, however, just reported that no arrest is “imminent”:
“Kansas City police denied a claim Tuesday that the mother of missing 10-month-old Lisa Irwin is preparing to be arrested and charged in connection with the child’s disappearance.
Sgt. Stacey Graves with the Kansas City Police Department told FoxNews.com that, “We have heard nothing from detectives to lead us to believe an arrest is imminent.”
Lisa’s parents had briefly stopped cooperating with police in the investigation, but resumed talks not long after.
Meanwhile, the Kansas City Star is reporting that a new lead has surfaced, that of a homeless man seen in the neighborhood where the Irwin family lives.
Earlier Monday, reports surfaced of a homeless man seen in the neighborhood in the weeks leading up to the girl’s possible kidnapping. Norval Nichols, a neighbor, says police have showed him a photograph of the man, “… and asked about any possible connection to the missing child. The man once was seen in the neighborhood riding a red bicycle, he said. Nichols said he also saw the man about a week or two before Lisa was reported missing, but not afterward.”