Baby Lisa Irwin has been missing for four months, but her parents, Deborah Bradley and Jeremy Irwin, believe their one-year-old daughter will return 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 in the hopes that national exposure will get their daughter home.
She is still out there. She is still missing, Irwin said. We are still looking for her.
Bradley and Irwin spoke with reporters Thursday to discuss their Dr. Phil Show appearance. On the Dr. Phil Show set to air Friday, Bradley and Irwin will open up about what really happened the night of Lisa's mysterious disappearance and Dr. Phil McGraw will encourage the couple to explain inconsistencies in the mysterious case.
We are so excited about it, Bradley told KCTV 5. We cannot wait for it, for her face to be all over television again and reach different people.
The couple told KCTV 5 that new information will be revealed about their baby Lisa's disappearance. They hope the show will spark new leads or information that will lead to their daughter's safe return.
A lot of people will see it and hopefully someone will see her somewhere, Irwin said.
Nobody takes a baby to hurt her, Bradley continued. She's coming home.
The couple will be joined by their attorney, Joe Tacopina, and a private investigator, Bill Stanton. Tacopina will explain allegations that Bradley failed a polygraph lie detector test following Lisa's disappearance. Stanton, who claims he was hired by an anonymous benefactor who offered a $10,000 reward for the safe return of baby Lisa Irwin, 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.
Bradley and Irwin also met with police and detectives from the Crimes Against Children department Thursday to discuss details of the case.
Today, detectives met with the parents of Lisa Irwin and their attorney, said Sgt. Stacey Graves, spokeswoman for the Kansas City Police Department. Detectives did not learn anything significant, but are hopeful there will be more meetings in the future.
While investigators have requested that Bradley and Irwin meet with police separately, the couple's defense attorneys have not allowed them to fulfill this requirement. Early in the case, police focused on Bradley in the investigation and her attorneys hope to protect her by only allowing police to speak to the couple together.
Kansas City Police Department Capt. Steve Young claims authorities continue to investigate baby Lisa's disappearance, despite the few leads the department receives.
It is still far from a cold case, Young told KCTV 5.
Despite the hope that Lisa will return home, Irwin told reporters that each day is difficult without baby Lisa.
Everything, every day, day to day, he said.
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 Irwin arrived home around 4 a.m., he found his daughter was missing. Authorities arrived at Lisa's home in response to Irwin's 911 call and 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.