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Sources tell KCTV5 that Short was forced off the case Thursday. It is unclear Friday whether that came at the direction of Joe Tacopina, a New York attorney.
Tacopina joined the case last week. He could not be reached for comment Friday.
KCTV5's Jeanene Kiesling asked baby Lisa's parents, Debbie Bradley and Jeremy Irwin, about Short no longer representing them when they returned to a relative's home Thursday night.
"This is the first I've heard of it," Bradley replied. "You know as much as I do."
EDIT TO ADD:: Okay, technically Tacopina was hired by a "family connection" who is generous and charitable, but declined to say who. If we are to believe that Deborah is unable to "afford" a divorce, she probably can't "afford" an attorney, either. So, she isn't actually the client.
WHOEVER hired Tacopina and Short is the client. Follow the money, right??
Police have been mum about the phones, but a Kansas City woman told "Good Morning America" today that she received a phone call from one of those phones on the night Lisa disappeared.
"I received a phone call, well my phone did, the night that baby Lisa went missing," Megan Wright said. "It was apparently a 50 second phone call. I don't know who answered it or what was said or who was on the other end of the phone."
Wright said investigators tracked her down and have questioned her four times. "I told them that I'd been through the neighborhood with my ex-boyfriend," Wright said. "I didn't know the family, didn't recognize the pictures, had never seen baby Lisa until I saw her picture on the news."
Originally posted by crappiekat
reply to post by Dav1d
I'm sorry I was not able to find your post regarding the cell phone and gas can. Thanks to other posters who pointed it out to me.
... Also my understanding of the video, it states that LE had already gone over that area in a search. Why they didn't find it or they did find it and felt it was of no value to this investigation. Whatever the case, yes it was still laying there on the ground.
I am not nor have I ever been employed or trained in LE. So as far as suggesting that they are not doing a good job. I really cannot say.
I like others get my information from the media and any information that I can find on the internet
Originally posted by NightGypsy
I have read a good portion of your thread, but not all of it, so if someone has already offered this possible scenario, just ignore me...lol
I know it's been established that this mother is an attention-seeker. The way things are shaping up, I'm not convinced that this couple would intentionally kill their baby, or that they'd even be able to keep up this facade if there had been an accidental death. The stories are not adding up, though.
Maybe the mom paid someone to keep the child for a while to create this scenario of a kidnapping because she wanted to have her 15-minutes of fame. I mean, frankly, I've been waiting for this baby to "magically" appear alive, which will garner even MORE attention for this woman if it happens.
I've seen people like this in my previous work as a detective as well as when I worked as a defense investigator. It's freaky and unbelievable, but I'm sure we've all just about seen and heard it all these days and nothing should surprise any of us anymore.
Like I said, many intelligent comments in this thread, and perhaps someone has brought this up...If so, just disregard my two cents.....LOL
Actually I do not believe that has been established at all!
Megan doesn't mention an exact time but she does say the call came from "one of those phones" and was the same night Lisa went missing. If the cell phones weren't working or didn't have service how is this even possible?
I know people dial wrong numbers all the time but it's a bit of a coincidence that Megan had been in the neighborhood with her ex. I wonder if the ex picked up?
There are parts of Kansas City that are very high-crime, deadly areas. The area where this family lives is NOT in one of those dangerous parts. The reason for the police shake-up has more to do with unsolved gang and drug activity and the rampant murder of people on the city's east side.
Mean and nasty, but I've known families who do horrible things to one another.