Friday, April 6, 2012

This Week's Wild Ride on North Lister

This has been one of the wackiest weeks in the Baby Lisa Irwin case in several weeks.  The six month observance of her disappearance has seen a flurry of activity this week and things that make you go hmmm.

Monday - An HLN commentator is on air saying that the person keeping the Baby Lisa case alive is an owner of a Facebook page.  Who the hell got to this commentator?  Don't take me wrong.  This is not an ego defense on my part.  But to imply that this histrionic Facebook page that verbally attacks anybody who gets in their way is the only reason the Baby Lisa case remains heard is ridiculous.  Has he not heard of Websleuths, Scaredmonkeys, and others that continue to discuss this case?  I have the greatest respect for HLN.  I have been a guest on the Jane Velez-Mitchell show nearly a handful of times.  By the way, Jane is so interested in accuracy of reporting developments of this case, she actually called me one afternoon a few hours before we did the show to go over the complexities of this case.  I have the greatest respect for Jane and her interest in the developments in this case.

Tuesday Afternoon - Irwin/Bradley attorney John Picerno calls in to 980 KMBZ's Dana and Parks Show and now wants us to believe that Deborah Bradley never, ever was administered a polygraph test.  When asked, Picerno said, "Nope. Never."

Are you kidding me? Both Deborah Bradley and attorney Joe Tacopina have said publicly on multiple occasions that law enforcement told her she failed one question on the lie detector test.  How do you go from wondering whether you were told the truth about failing a lie detector test to that test never occurred?  Deborah Bradley told me personally, face-to-face, that she was not sure that she failed the test, only that law enforcement told her she had failed.

This reminds me of Bill Stanton coming to town back in October and calling himself a private investigator (which some reporters are still giving him that title even after we know he is not).  It was very poor judgement, in my opinion, for Stanton to come forward in a case being watched nationwide and calling himself a PI when we cannot find he is licensed as one in Missouri, nor his home state of New York.  Now, Picerno would have us believe this lie detector story when it has already been documented and seen all over the country that Tacopina discussing this polygraph test.  Give us a break!

Tuesday Evening - Local activists meet at a nearby street corner from the Bradley/Irwin house to launch pastel colored balloons to acknowledge Lisa's six month disappearance.  Lisa's father Jeremy Irwin then surprised everyone in attendance, including reporters, by emerging from the house while he attempted to blend in with attendees.  Reporters then approached Jeremy to hold an impromptu news conference.  None of the questions were tough, probably because reporters were so surprised he emerged.

It was a good public relations move.  When the family clams up, that is when reporters seek out others to interview who may not be as favorable to the family's story as to what happened the night Lisa was reported missing.

Since then, we have noticed that photos have emerged on a Find Lisa website.  I'm not going to download the photo to post here because they have copyrighted it.
Go to this website:  When you go there, look at the very last photo (assuming they leave it up after we publish this blog). It is labeled as Lisa's beauty mark. It is said to be located on Lisa's outer right thigh.

Is it me or is this clearly the photo of a mole on an adult's forearm? If we give them the benefit of the doubt, was it worded poorly and we are to assume that this person's beauty mark is similar in nature to Lisa's beauty mark.

If this is supposed to be a photo of Lisa's right outer thigh, (a) it looks nothing like a thigh and (b) why would you just so happened to have had the foresight to have taken a photo of that body part? I can see if maybe it was part of another photo and it was zoomed in and enhanced, but that clearly is not the case here. I predicted on my business Facebook page ( that after posting here the photo there it would be "removed and/or I will get a text message from one of the family minions defending their position."  Today, I received a text message (not from Jeremy or Deborah, however).

Thursday - In a story updated on Thursday, April 5, 2012, a letter sent by Baby Lisa's aunt Ashley Irwin ( to CNN's Jim Spellman is another public relations move to discuss all the things that Ashley says she is missing in Lisa's life, all of the milestones.  This sounds all sweet until you know Ashley Irwin has never held Lisa in her arms, let alone seen her face to face.  When you know that, this letter seems a little shallow and empty, in my opinion.

Wow. It  has been a crazy week.  I again call out for Jeremy Irwin and Deborah Bradley to take attorney John Picerno with them to the KCPD, talk to them separately with Picerno in tow, and pick and choose the questions they will answer. That is true cooperation.  Until then, you are only cooperating on your terms, but nobody is arrested.

In observance of Easter, we are reminded of God the Father who loved the world so much that he sacrificed the life of his own son.

Sunday, April 1, 2012

April Fool's Day On North Lister

This Tuesday night/Wednesday morning marks six months since anyone reported seeing Baby Lisa Irwin alive.  When she was last seen at her Kansas City home, she was ten months old. If she is alive now, she could look much different than her photos.  That is, if she is alive.

I was at the picket protest today in front of the Bradley/Irwin home on N. Lister to observe.  You would recognize the residence. It is the one that does not have its lawn mowed with a few signs in the windows.
A silver vehicle stopped at a nearby intersection in the street, apparently curiosity seeking during the early minutes of the protest.  When persons in attendance walked that direction, the vehicle left, reportedly snapping photographs of license plates of those in attendance.  It appears it MAY have been the owners of a pro-Deborah Bradley website.

When this occurs, you have to ask why? Were they attempting to intimidate the peaceful protestors by snapping the photos? What do they plan to do with the license plate photos?  Not just anyone can LEGALLY run license plates and, those who can, must have permissible purpose. Once again, those supporting the family's view of what happened that night are making those who do not drink the kool-aid into those that are demonized.

Another protestor believed they saw a relative of Deborah Bradley's drive by and give a finger of disapproval to those in attendance. I hope they were wrong.

It appears there are two "teams".  Those who are for finding out who is responsible for the disappearance of Lisa and those who support Lisa's parents, Deborah Bradley and Jeremy Irwin, and squelching any kind of progress in this case.  Progress would instead be answering those questions posed by law enforcement.

We keep hearing that the parents are cooperating with law enforcement.  Their version of cooperation appears to be feeding information to law enforcement that has them go in any direction except culpability of Lisa's parents.  If I were asked my definition of cooperation with law enforcement, it would be answering any questions law enforcement has.

Deborah and Jeremy, here's a novel idea for a compromise.  Take your local attorney John Picerno with you to the police station and with him by your side, talk to law enforcement separately. That way if they do not ask the softball questions that Dr. Phil asked, you can take the cafeteria-style pick and choose approach to what you answer.  Then, we can line up all of the reporters along the street outside of the police station getting video of you leaving and being whisked away in a black SUV by "consultant" Bill Stanton.

Deborah and Jeremy, you said in the Dr. Phil interview that you were waiting for things to calm down.  Congratulation, they have calmed down.  When I was at the noon start of the picket today, there were less than ten persons walking in front of your house with signs.  I no longer sit at the counter of the Corner Cafe listening people talk about your daughter.  It is hard to get any public interest in it because many of us have, like you, gone on with our lives.  I congratulate you.  If my children were still young and I claimed one was abducted, even after six months, I would be spending a lot of nights in the corner of my home crying, praying, and I would have lost weight due to the inability to even care about my own needs.  I would be spending my days annoying the hell out of both national and local media, as well as law enforcement.  They would be looking in the mirror in the mornings wondering not if, but when, they would be hearing from me each day.  Congratulations. Things have calmed down.

As a former broadcast journalist, if I were Dr. Phil and if Joe Tacopina, your attorney, would have allowed me to (since he was kind enough to grant us the pleasure of your presence), I would have pressed as to why things needed to calm down?  When media attention of your absent baby was at its height, why did you not take full advantage of that, particularly in the local media who wanted to help you so badly?   Yet, you snubbed the local media.

How bad, Deborah and Jeremy, do you want your baby back home?  Your actions continue to speak volumes that you do not believe she is alive to be able to come home.  Tell me this is not true.

Deborah, when we met over the course of several hours, why did I not see you cry as much for Lisa being gone as I did when you bitched about what people online were saying about you?

As to today's picket protest, it does not matter whether the family members were home or not.  What matters is the message.  There are still people out there that do not buy what you are selling Deborah and Jeremy.  You and I can agree that maybe the way the message is sometimes delivered gets the histrionics in the way of the message, but the listen to the message. It is clear.  Your actions are offensive.  Those close to you, who support your latest version of what happened appear to be less interested in finding the truth that they do demonizing anybody who does not believe you.

I have personally spoken with Megan Wright (the former pink haired girl with the cell phone), members of Megan's former household, possible eyewitness Mike Thompson, your friends and family members, and even you Deborah.  I have spoken to those persons that say they have access to both Megan's cell records and Jeremy's business cell records.  While I am a Missouri licensed private investigator, I have done this in the role of a reporter/blogger, since nobody hired me.  I have put information out there in hopes someone who knows something could add to it.

Why has your "team" not spoken to these people?  What is Bill Stanton's role, since it now appears the title of private investigator was something he acquired out of thin air and appears to have no license?  Why has  benefactor Kristi Schiller never transferred the $100k reward to crime stoppers to make the reward real?  Why, Deborah, is your cousin Mike Lerette reportedly "courting" (sorry for the old-fashioned word, but I wanted to use a polite term) your former next door neighbor Samantha Brando who was with you the night anyone reportedly last saw Lisa when she could be considered a potential witness?

I know Jeremy and Deborah will not answer my questions.  But these are very good questions that remained unanswered.  As for Lisa, many of us are sorry.  We are sorry that many persons choose to put on rose colored glasses, rather than work toward making someone pay for whatever happened to you the night you were reportedly last seen.  Named for your deceased grandmother, Lisa, you deserve far better.