Missing Baby Lisa Irwin's Parents Suddenly Resurface With Bizarre New Claims

Lisa IrwinPlenty of time has passed since last fall. But the case of Lisa Irwin, the baby girl from Missouri who disappeared under mysterious circumstances in October, hasn't gotten less bizarre. The child is still missing, and her parents are back in the news with claims that their stolen debit card has been linked back to a website that offers help in changing a person's (or baby's) name.

That made you sit up and pay attention, didn't? Only problem is, it's hard to tell if Deborah Bradley and Jeremy Irwin showed up on the Today show with this crazy story because it's the truth or if they made it up because they were hoping it would bring attention back to their daughter's case.

It's sad to say that it's hard to believe what comes out of the couple's mouths. Their child is missing, and I do feel bad for them. But remember, Deborah Bradley is the mom who lied about how much she'd had to drink the night her 10-month-old disappeared, and cops said they had numerous troubles with the family during the early days of the investigation into the missing child's whereabouts.

So what's another made up story? Heck, I can't even blame them if it is.

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Police in Kansas City told Today that they don't see a link between the $69.04 charge on Jeremy Irwin's stolen debit card and the little girl's case. Then there's the confusing matter of timing. Jeremy Irwin told Today that they learned about the charge in December. His lawyer said they learned about it in November. And no one makes it terribly clear whether the card was stolen in October when Lisa disappeared or later.

Adding to the confusion, when Today did an investigation, they found that the website the couple describes sells stationery. It's not associated with name changes in any manner. Odd, huh?

But does it really matter where the charges on the card came from? I know I don't care, and I'll tell you why.

A child is still missing. She's been gone since October. And even if her parents haven't been the most sympathetic of figures since this whole sad mess began, the fact is this nutty story got them back out on national TV today. It brings new attention and new eyes to the case. It reignites hope that someone, somewhere, will remember something that they saw and bring it to the police.

If the story is true, well then, yikes. But at least it gives the family a chance to get their story out there. And if it's not true ... well, it gave the family a chance to get their story out there. There really is nothing to lose anymore.

What do you think of the latest development in the Lisa Irwin case?


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dreamsky dreamsky

Ugh. I hate this. Poor little girl. All babies and kids who go missing or are abused. I hope all those people who hurt children will one day suffer unbearable pain and sorrow that they will cry for help and no one will hear them. May God put his wrath on them with no mercy, and I hope God forgives me for having so much hate against these horrible horrible people.

three... threeforme157

I have always had a feeling that the parents had something to do with Lisa's disapearance.   This is just another odd thing to add to the list.  I hope the police can crack this case soon so justice is served. 

lifeh... lifehappy

The parents either missed being in the spotlight or they're short on cash and figure this will score them some attention/donations. They know what happened to the baby.

yanel... yanellitasmom

I am 100% with you Dreamsky!!!

the4m... the4mutts

This story has been so all over the place, I can't even follow it. I literally don't unserstand it.

It makes me think that they ARE guilty. Innocence usually isn't so .....complicated

nonmember avatar Luann

IF the parents are guilty why would they want to bring more attention to themselves when the story begins to take a back seat. It just wouldn't make sense for them to make something up or even want to get their names back in the media if they were guilty. After following this story since day 1 and watching and listening toliterally every piece of news on it, I whole heartedly believe that they are innocent and that the baby was kidnapped. The kidnapper had a plan and watched events happen (like Deborah drinking, Jeremy working at a time when he normally doesn't) to take advantage of the situation. I pray that the people that have her will slip up soon and she will be found.

nonmember avatar Bea

@Luann, you HAVE to be a friend of Deborah and/or Jeremy. How would the kidnapper know when Jeremy would be working when Jeremy didn't know he'd be working. And if Deborah is in the habit of drinking THAT much on a regular basis that the kidnapper knew about, that in itself is suspect. This kidnapper of yours is not your normal kidnapper if he can watch that diligently and no one notices him/her, because you would have to be on a stakeout LITERALLY and be privy to a lot of inside information.

libby261 libby261

It would be very easy for someone to case the Bradley house and simply wait until Jeremy left.  Not hard at all, just time consuming.

Hocke... HockeyMomNJ

Id have to agree with Luann here. If I was guilty, the absolute last thing I would want to do is drag the spotlight back onto myself. Why would anyone do that when the media has pretty much moved on? Especially with something that's kind of out there like this. I'm sure they (and their lawyer) knew that coming out with this could be viewed as suspect. Just odd to me.........hope they break the case.

Mindi Brizendine

I think it's another lie so they can get more attention on themselves. I've always thought they knew something or were involved. If your child goes missing why would would you lie about anything? 

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