Baby Lisa Irwin Missing: Mom Drunk on Night of Disappearance?

Missing infant's mom admits to drinking heavily the night of her infant's disappearance

Deborah Bradley, mother of missing infant Lisa Irwin, has told NBC news that she was drunk on the evening of her child’s disappearance. During the 45 minute interview which aired Monday, Bradley admitted to drinking “enough to be drunk,” telling authorities that she and a neighbor had several glasses of wine the night of her daughter’s disappearance.

She told People magazine that she “probably” had over five glasses of wine.

Bradley and fiancé/father of baby Lisa, Jeremy Irwin, have recently hired a lawyer concerning the case of their missing infant. The two parents told authorities that their 10 month old baby girl was snatched from her crib on the night of October 4.

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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 and a tampered screen window.

Bradley’s two sons told authorities they had heard noises in the night.

Bradley told NBC she fears being arrested for her baby’s disappearance, because “if they arrest me, people are going to stop looking for her.”

Bradley was spotted on surveillance cameras at a local grocery store before 5 p.m. on the night of the disappearance buying baby care supplies and boxed wine. In the videos, she is smiling, looking relaxed.

Authorities interviewed grocery store clerk Rebecca Guerrero, who said Bradley was happy while shopping for groceries, hours before her daughter supposedly went missing.

ABC News suggests that perhaps Bradley is neglecting to admit she fell asleep in the same bed as her infant, suggesting suffocation.

Missouri National Guard joined the case Sunday, which involved 100 people searching the wooded areas surrounding Bradley’s house, looking for clues.

On Saturday, Oct. 15, a man reported finding soiled diapers and baby wipes in a child’s backpack near a vacant home close to the Bradley residence. Authorities somewhat dismissed this evidence, telling the public that used diapers are commonly found abandoned.

An anonymous donor has also posted a $100,000 reward for the safe return of baby Lisa.

ABC suggests the mysterious disappearance could be heading into cold case territory at two weeks in and no substantial leads.

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