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A baby girl goes down for a night's sleep. The next morning she's gone, her parents say. No unusual sounds had awoken anyone in the house. There is no damning evidence of break-in and abduction.
And the parents, initially given sympathy and support, are increasingly viewed with suspicion.
Lisa Irwin, the girl who disappeared two weeks ago in Kansas City, Mo.? Yes, but the scenario also applies to Sabrina Aisenberg, the four-month-old girl her parents said was stolen from her crib in November 1997, in Valrico, Fla..
On December 2, 2011 · In News
The striking story of Precious Donatus Ogbonna, the miracle birth woman is becoming very endless. In a quick rehash, Precious Donatus Ogbonna, the General overseer of Christ Salvation Ministry, Owerri, claimed she had seven babies in one year, each within a space of one month.
A DNA was sponsored by Vanguard and there came the revelation: Precious Ogbonna was not the biological mother of the babies. Where did she get the babies from? Investigations conducted and several homes where phantom deliveries take place were discovered including the places she claimed she had the babies.
^^Understatement!! Sheesh no kidding!
To speculate on deb announcing the polygraph -
For her to come out and say it could be a deception technique. Until the police confirm / deny her statement, it allows her to continue the game of the police are concentrating on me instead of finding the missing baby. I have seen and read about cases where an innocent person has gone down the road of misleading investigators to make it look like they are guilty when in reality they are protecting someone.
As we can see it can be difficult investigating these types of crimes.
If as a missing-baby drama unfolds parents are cast in conflicting roles -- victims and suspects -- so are police. They are uniquely equipped and empowered to both find the missing child and solve the mystery of its disappearance, which can mean being helpful to and suspicious of the parents.
Lisa Irwin 'Probably Not' Abducted by Stranger, Says ex-FBI Agent
Brad Garrett, a former FBI special agent and a consultant to ABC News, said the first decision police face is whether they can eliminate the parents from suspicion. "Sometimes there's not a clear line you can draw," he said.
In these cases what ensues, he said, is "a delicate balance to push parents to tell the truth while not alienating them so they stop cooperating." The key is "good cop-bad cop," a perfect illustration of the aforementioned dual role. One detective stays at the parents' side, protecting them. Another challenges and provokes them. Then they compare notes and look for lies and inconsistencies.
"[The police] don't like doing that; they just have to do it when there's no evidence [leading elsewhere]," Garrett said.
In a recent interview with "Good Morning America" Garrett called police's focus on Irwin's parents "logical." He said Lisa was "probably not" abducted by a stranger -- "statistically and otherwise, it doesn't really fit" -- but an acquaintance, plumber, neighbor or babysitter was more plausible.
Garrett said sometimes missing-baby cases happen when the baby dies by accident and the parent or parents panic and dispose of the body. Usually the disposal is shoddy and the body is found fairly quickly. Therefore, the fact that Lisa is still missing makes it less likely that, if she is dead, she died accidentally, he noted.
Originally posted by wildtimes
shmae, I was just poking around looking for other stories about missing babies, and came across that one.
Originally posted by schmae
reply to post by Xcathdra
'''I have seen and read about cases where an innocent person has gone down the road of misleading investigators to make it look like they are guilty when in reality they are protecting someone. ''''
This is very interesting... a suspect might make themself look MORE guilty to keep police from looking at the truly guilty party, like a family member, lover, child , etc.?
Originally posted by schmae
But the fact that her 4 year old DID see Lisa makes me inclined to think that Samantha herself did NOT see Lisa. Why offer up a 4 year olds sighting when an adult saw the same thing? So yes there are some unknowns about the last time Lisa was seen alive by someone otehr than a family member.
Maybe they were all in the places Deb stated at the times deb stated. What if Lisa woke up crying, and the older boy was sent to check on her crying by a cranky / intoxicated deb. What if there was an issue and the boy couldn't get deb to wake up. Maybe he took it upon himself to try and help Lisa, accidentally killing her? He goes and gets deb, she panics........
Surveillance video at a nearby grocery store showed Bradley buying a box of wine at about 5pm on 3 October. Bradley told Today she drank enough to be drunk later that day, but insisted that her drinking does not mean she somehow hurt her daughter.
"If I thought there was a chance, I'd say it," Bradley said. "I don't think that alcohol changes a person enough to do something like that."
I regard the accidental overdose of cold medicine as a possibility here. And one of the boys having discovered Lisa and brought her into mom's room. But if that were the case, I think the interview would have revealed that -- if that interviewer were skilled enough, she could have asked questions to draw that information out.