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Baby Lisa Irwin Missing: Ex-Lawyer to Hold Press Conference Monday

Baby Lisa Irwin Missing: Ex-Lawyer to Hold Press Conference Monday

The ex-lawyer of missing baby Lisa Irwin, Cyndy Short, is to hold a press conference Monday morning, after stepping down from the case last week.

Short bowed out from the case Friday, releasing a simple statement Sunday, vowing that she and her team will “continue in the search for baby Lisa as concerned citizens.”

Rumors circulated Friday that New York attorney Joe Tacopina, also representing Deborah Bradley and Jeremy Irwin, had fired local Kansas city based Short – a claim which Short’s husband retorted that “He can’t fire her, he didn’t fire her.”

Short stepped down shortly after this statement was made, but the context of her split with the case is still undetermined.

Thursday evening, Tacopina announced the cancellation of the interviews set up for baby Lisa’s two half brothers, ages five and eight, which were originally scheduled for Friday, Oct. 28.

Both boys originally told authorities they heard a noise on the night of Lisa’s disappearance, Oct. 4, and authorities are seeking to re-interview the two children for further information. DNA samples will also be taken from the boys’ cheeks to compare with the DNA found in the house.

The parents originally forbid police to re-interview the two half brothers.

Kansas City Police Office Darin Snapp told that he wanted to re-interview the brothers to “see if they remember anything that might be able to help find their younger sister.”

Tacopina stated he would reschedule the interviews for some time this week.

Authorities combed Chaumiere Lake, located near the parents’ home, Oct. 27 as the next step in the search process after authorities had spent the last four weeks scouring wooded areas, abandoned homes, and dumpsters surrounding the residence.

Along with interviews and DNA samples from the two half brothers, Investigators are requesting that the parents of Lisa Irwin partake in separate interviews concerning their daughter’s disappearance. The two parents told authorities that their 10-month-old baby girl was snatched from her crib in Kansas City, Missouri on Oct. 4.

"There's a whole list of things that they may know," Kansas City Police Captain Steve Young told

Although officials contended that the couple has complied with authorities’ requests, public suspicion began to circulate when Deborah Bradley, mother of Lisa, switched the time she last saw her infant the night she disappeared. Originally saying she put her child down at 10:30 p.m., she then changed her story to say 6:40 p.m. local time.

More concern arose when Bradley told NBC news that she had been drinking heavily on the evening of her child’s disappearance, saying that she had “enough to be drunk.” Bradley has said she fears being arrested for her baby’s disappearance, because “if they arrest me, people are going to stop looking for her.”

Bradley's fiancé and baby Lisa's father Jeremy Irwin was out on a late call doing electrical work for a local Starbucks. When he returned from work roughly around 4 a.m., he reported several lights on, the front door unlocked, three missing cell phones and a tampered screen window.

On Monday, Oct. 24, footage from a gas station surveillance camera surfaced, showing a man in white exiting a wooded area close to the Bradley home, roughly two hours before Baby Lisa was reported missing on Oct. 4.

Although witnesses have been interviewed in reference to the video, the case now enters its fifth week with no significant leads.


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