Earlier tonight Kansas City police spokesman Steve Young said in a news conference that Jeremy Irwin and Deborah Bradley had stopped cooperating with authorities in the search for their missing 10-month-old baby.
I’ve been waiting and hoping for the little girl to be found- just days ago an Amber Alert was issued in Kansas City, Missouri for the 10-month-old Lisa Irwin.
The parents claim she was taken from her crib sometime in the night. But, unfortunately as it goes in these cases (sorry, but stories like Caylee Anthony’s and Madeleine McCann’s have hardened my heart a bit) we’re all casting doubt toward the mom and dad, both of whom have stuck with their claim that a window had been tampered and that their three cell phones were taken. Family members called their own news conference and denied the investigators’ claims.
It’s possible that Lisa’s parents are tired and seeking a break from the investigation, sure. But the skeptic in me wonders a few things… why didn’t anyone hear anything? The mom was asleep in another room as were her two older children. Was there no baby monitor? Were the three cell phones together? Because if someone were to take my cell phone in the night they’d have to come into my bedroom to find it. Also, if the dad was working at the time and discovered the child missing when he came home at 4 am, wouldn’t he have had his cell phone on him? How could it be taken? And hello it’s 2011 – can’t they trace cell phones to find exact locations?
I’m sincerely praying for a positive outcome for baby Lisa. May she be unharmed and returned to her family. But I’m bracing myself for what we might hear next.