Missing Baby Lisa Irwin: Parents Claim 'Ridiculous Accusations' in Dr. Phil Interview

Preview of Dr. Phil Show

  @julia_greenberg on February 02 2012 11:59 AM
Lisa Irwin and Unrelated Stabbing Incident
A man questioned in connection to the case of missing baby Lisa Irwin has been charged with first-degree assault in an unrelated incident. Dane "Diggler" Greathouse, 28, has been charged for stabbing Greg R. May this weekend in Gladstone, Mo. Baby Lisa's parents, Jeremy Irwin and Deborah Bradley, claim missing baby Lisa was taken from her crib late Oct. 3, 2011 while Bradley was asleep and Irwin was at work. The one-year-old remains missing. Reuters

Baby Lisa Irwin has been missing for nearly four months and her parents, Deborah Bradley and Jeremy Irwin, continue to claim that she was taken from their home. Nearly three months since the couple’s last media interview, Bradley and Irwin will share their side of the story on the Dr. Phil Show on Friday, Feb. 3.

Missing baby Lisa’s parents claim that then-10-month-old Lisa was taken from her crib late Oct. 3, 2011 while Bradley was asleep and Irwin was at work. When authorities arrived at Lisa's home in response to Irwin’s 911 call, they allegedly found that a window and screen were tampered with, lights were left on, the family's front door was unlocked and three cell phones were missing. Bradley later admitted to being drunk when she went to bed that night.

The disappearance of baby Lisa Irwin late Oct. 3 or early Oct. 4 prompted a thorough investigation from the Kansas City police department and the FBI. However, after nearly four months of investigating the disappearance of the young child, authorities claim they still have no major leads or suspects in the case.

In the highly-anticipated interview, Dr. Phil will encourage the couple to explain inconsistencies in the mysterious case. While police never accused the couple of involvement with Lisa's disappearance, many neighbors have pointed their fingers at the couple. Many have wondered why Bradley was drunk the night her daughter disappeared, why she and Irwin refuse to speak separately to the police, and why a mysterious, anonymous donor offered $10,000 as a reward for Lisa’s safe return. Others have expressed suspicions of how a Kansas City family can afford top New York City lawyers.

On the Dr. Phil Show, parents, Bradley and Irwin, will open up about what really happened the night of Lisa’s mysterious disappearance. Bradley will discuss accusations that drinking red wine was neglectful of Lisa and her two sons.

“I’m not going to sit on TV until now, when I’m being asked this specific question, and rebuttal it, because it’s just taking my words apart,” Bradley tells Dr. Phil when asked about inconsistent reports of whether the lights in her house were left on or off the night of Lisa’s disappearance.

Irwin will tell Dr. Phil how neighbors have treated the couple since Lisa’s disappearance.

“Are they supportive? Are they suspicious?” he asks.

“It’s a little bit of both,” Irwin explains. “There’s a lot of people coming forward helping, supporting, etc. There’s also a lot of people out there, that don’t have a lot of information that make ridiculous accusations.”

The couple’s attorney, Joe Tacopina, will also explain allegations that Bradley failed a polygraph lie detector test following Lisa’s disappearance.

In addition to Bradley, Irwin and Tacopina, a private investigator, Bill Stanton, will join the discussion with Dr. Phil. Stanton claims he was hired by an anonymous benefactor who offered a $10,000 reward for the safe return of baby Lisa Irwin or information leading investigators to the child. He will discuss the details of the case with Dr. Phil and address concerns of the likelihood that the now-one-year-old child is still alive.

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