Wealthy anonymous benefactors today offered a $100,000 reward for the safe return of missing Missouri infant Lisa Irwin or conviction of whoever took the little girl.
The reward was announced by private investigator Bill Stanton who said the anonymous donors have a relationship with the family and do not want to detract attention from the case with their identities.
"I hope this opens up someone's heart or someone's eyes and they realize this is serious and we can get Lisa home safe and sound," Stanton said.
The reward is for the "safe return and/or conviction of a person or persons involved in this horrible crime."
The benefactors also brought him into the case, Stanton said. He said he would be joined by Dr. Marisa Randazzo, a psychologist who specializes in threat assessment and once worked for the U.S. Secret Service.
McGraw said that he is aware that the details in Bradley's account of Oct. 3 have what he called inconsistencies. He said at one point, she said that all the lights in the house were turned on. She later said the lights were not on.
"Were you just wrong about that?" McGraw said.
"It's just picking my words apart," said Bradley.
McGraw told KMBC 9's Lara Moritz that he believes Bradley misses her baby and is in a lot of pain over that.
"Now, is that riddled with guilt because she's done something either accidentally or on purpose? I don't know the answer to that question," McGraw said.
Baby Lisa's Parents Meet With Police
KANSAS CITY, Mo. --
Kansas City police said the parents of missing baby Lisa Irwin took part in a meeting with police and their attorney on Thursday, the first such meeting since the weeks immediately after their daughter disappeared.
"Detectives did not learn anything significant but are hopeful there will be more meetings in the future," said Kansas City police Sgt. Stacey Graves. She said there would be no further information about the meeting at this time.
The meeting came as "The Dr. Phil Show" prepared to air an interview with Jeremy Irwin and Deborah Bradley. The interview was taped last week and is scheduled to air Friday, four months after the baby vanished.
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EDIT to ask X a question:
If they WERE to get married, would the 'spousal privilege' thing become retroactive??
Debbie Bradley and Jeremy Irwin spoke a day before their appearance on the Dr. Phil show airs nationally. They say they believe the show will bring exposure to people across the country who might be able to help bring their daughter home.
"Nobody takes a baby to hurt her," Bradley said. "She's coming home."
That comment brought the most emotion from Bradley during an interview at her home. Bradley was gracious and calm as she spoke to KCTV5's Sandra Olivas, who went to the family's Northland home to ask them about the Dr. Phil appearance.
Dr. Phil McGraw asked the couple how the community has been treating them since Lisa Irwin was reported missing on Oct. 4 from their home.
"Are they supportive? Are they suspicious?" McGraw asked.
"It's a little bit of both. There's a lot of people coming forward and helping, supporting and et cetera. There's a lot of people out there and don't have a lot of information and make ridiculous accusations," Jeremy Irwin told McGraw.
Joe Tacopina, who was chosen by an "anonymous wealthy benefactor" to represent Deborah and Jeremy has a reputation of being “the most hated lawyer in New York,” The New York Post reports.
Italics mine....it was warmer than 45, according to National Weather Service data.
Dr. Phil discusses the sightings and the fact ...(actually it was warmer than that by a good 10 degrees) that it was 45 degrees out that night. He said one of the sightings was videotaped. The videotaped sighting has been described for months as a man seen emerging from woods behind a gas station.
Rugen said that description is incorrect. He investigated the area and said the trees seen behind the gas station are more of a tree line and that behind the trees is a residential neighborhood. “It is not a deep wooded area,” he said.
Police said they have reviewed the video and investigated the sighting and said they do not believe it has anything to do with Lisa’s disappearance.
Statement Analyst Peter Hyatt has long shared his concern that during the early days after Lisa went missing and Deborah and Jeremy were speaking with the press, they failed to speak Lisa's name. He said he feels it's important.
Hyatt, who has experience working with abused children, said parents who are guilty of abusing or neglecting their children often don’t use their first name, a way of distancing themselves from the child. He said they often overuse “we” as if to share guilt. Parents' interview.
Hyatt also stressed that Deborah didn’t say, “I put her [Lisa] to bed” but instead said “I put her to sleep,” which he said could prove to be critical later. Hyatt's full analysis of the October 6 interview. During the interview with Dr. Phil Friday, Deborah used the term, "I put her down" instead of saying she put Lisa to bed.
Hyatt is so certain that Baby Lisa was not kidnapped that he says if he’s wrong in his analyses about Deborah he’ll apologize and consider giving up analyzing. “That’s how certain I am that Bradley lied.
Still some question how Deborah can remember so vividly the number of lights that were on in the house and the exact time she put Lisa to bed, yet she can't remember if she checked on her sick daughter at 10:30 p.m. that night.