Baby Lisa’s family to media: Don’t blame us
Is there a possible break in the baby Lisa case?
According to a police affidavit released Friday, a cadaver dog searching Lisa’s family home indicated a positive hit. That means the dog reacted to the scent of a deceased human.
Police haven't named any suspects, but a neighbor and other witnesses are saying they saw a stranger leaving the home with a baby in just a diaper on October 4.
CNN correspondent Sandra Endo, who was live in Kansas City, MO, reported on Dr. Drew that a statement was released from the lawyer of baby Lisa’s family.
“[It stated] that the police affidavit that was released today … [is] unfortunate and … that the parents feel it will derail the search for the missing girl,” Endo said.
Endo also noted that a prayer vigil was held earlier in the night in front of baby Lisa’s home. The grandparents of Lisa and Ashley Irwin, Jeremy Irwin’s sister, were among those in attendance. There were tears, prayers, and hopeful, optimistic comments made by family members. They say they're hopeful that investigators will find baby.
Ashley Irwin said “they don't want the media to blame the family, especially Deborah Bradley,” Endo explained. “But Ashley did say the family – the parents – are cooperating … and the parents have been in constant contact with investigators as recently as today, October 21, which is contrary to several media reports.
Later, criminal defense attorney Mark Eiglarsh made mention of the witnesses who noticed a man holding a baby the night Lisa disappeared.
“I call it the defense witness lottery,” Eiglarsh said. “She [Deborah Bradley] won it. Whether she's guilty or not – to actually have three people, two separate locations, to actually [have] someone of a physical build, five-foot-seven, 140-pounds, that could slip through the window. Keep in mind, a 350-pound person holding a baby isn’t making it through that window. This to me is compelling for the defense. It still doesn't mean she's innocent or guilty. It just means come game day, if she's ever charged, these are compelling witnesses for the defense.”
Dr. Drew stated that he once again, getting a real sense of chaos. “Substances, chaos, vortex – sounds familiar, doesn't it? It is like Casey Anthony all over again,” he said.
Baby Lisa’s family members continue to stay at a relative's home not far from their residence on the 3600 block of North Lister Avenue.
More than two weeks have passed since Lisa’s parents reported her missing from her crib in the middle of the night. Bradley said she last saw the baby girl before going to sleep around 6:40 p.m. October 3 and Lisa’s father said she was gone when he got home from an overnight shift at work around 4 a.m. on October 4.
Anyone with information about Lisa’s disappearance should call the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-8477.