Parents of Famous Missing Baby Lisa Irwin Still Buy Her Clothes & Toys (VIDEO)

baby lisa irwinIt's hard to believe that one year ago today, baby Lisa Irwin disappeared. On October 3, 2011, the adorable 11-month-old was reported missing from her Kansas City, Missouri home after her father, Jeremy Irwin, returned from work and found her crib empty. Lisa's mother, Deborah Bradley, and brothers were asleep.

I can't even begin to imagine what Lisa's family is going through. Gut-wrenching, sickening, and unfair aren't words that seem to be able to justifiably describe this awful tale. Stories like this are almost too much for any mom to bear. And the fact that Lisa's parents have not only left her room completely untouched -- but still buy their little girl gifts every holiday -- make it all the more heartbreaking.

According to the Irwin family attorney John Picerno, Lisa's room has remained virtually untouched. Picerno told ABC News: "They've got Lisa's room intact. They still try to honor her. They still believe that she is alive. They buy clothes that will fit her when she comes home. They try to buy gifts for her to celebrate the various holidays as the holidays pass."

The idea of a missing baby's room still being as it was when she was last there obviously is something that tugs at the heart strings. But I totally get it. I couldn't imagine cleaning out baby Lisa's room if I were her mother or father. It would basically say they're giving up. My mother died two-and-a-half years ago, and her dresser drawers are still as is. I would never in a million years be able to empty the closet of a baby that could very well still be alive.

Some may think this behavior is bizarre, but not me. I think it's good that Deborah and Jeremy still buy Lisa clothes and gifts -- it gives them hope, something to hold on to. And seriously, who is anyone to take that away from them?

How sad is this? Have you ever had trouble cleaning out someone's room?


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ImaSo... ImaSoulMom

I think we all deal with tragedy in our own way and do what we have to so that we could function.

cocob... cocobeannns

Maybe they should try cooperating with local police.

Deann... Deanna2872

My thoughts are with them. Losing a loved one is never easy, but *not knowing* can make it unbearable. My family lost someone when she was 18, and though the police and every legal official involved believed she was dead, without her body, without KNOWING for sure, the family could barely function much less move on.

Eventually (months later), her body was found (she had fallen into a waterfall, taking pictures), and while it seems counterintuitive, the prominent feeling was relief. Yes, there was still heartache and mourning, but at least some closure came with it.

IHear... IHeartCake

The woman who wrote this article has obviously not been following the case.   The mother, who had three young children in her care, was heavily intoxicated that night.  She says she blacked-out and cannot remember whether she checked on the baby, who was sick with a cold.  That is bad enough, but then she was not honest with the police about this when they interviewed her.  What else was she maybe not honest about?  The father may be completely innocent, but his bizarre story about the stolen debit card number is very very suspicious to me.  The chance that this baby was actually kidnapped from the house is very unlikely.  I believe one or both of these parents is suffering from guilt.  What they need to do is finally tell the whole truth and honor their daughter that way.

nonmember avatar Karlajustme

I totaly agree with Deanna 2872. The police will always try to look good by framing whoever they can so they can "close" the case and earn points in their records. There should be plenty of evidence that could clear their name easily. Just as it was the case with a girl that was kidnapped from her bedroom by their neighbor David Westerfield, the mom had gone out that night to dance, came back spent time watching her kids & then went to sleep, the neighbor broke in & kidnapped the baby girl; the media went all crazy on the poor mother....

nonmember avatar Jessica

Somethings about this case do not add up, something is wrong here. I personally believe that the parents know what happen to her, I have thought that since the beginning....but that is just my opinion.

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