Baby Lisa Irwin Missing: Mother of Child Now Being Described as 'Mistrustful'

The mother of 10-month-old Lisa Irwin is now being described as "mistrustful," as investigators focus their attention on the little girl's Kansas City, Mo., home.

"She was my friend at one time and I loved to be around her, but when I [saw] the other side of her and got to know the true Debbie, I couldn't even believe I trusted her with anything," said Shirley Pfaff of her former best friend Deborah Bradley, according to The Huffington Post.

Pfaff explained that she was surprised by little Lisa's disappearance, but not by the inconsistent statements provided by Bradley.

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"I am not shocked that her story has changed like the wind," she said. "That's typical Debbie."

The former best friend who now lives in Erie, Pa., said she and Bradley met while they were military wives at Ft. Bragg, N.C., and lived across the street from each other. Bradley's and Pfaff's children played together and the women soon became close friends.

"When the story broke, it was a normal morning in my house," Pfaff added. "I got up, put on a pot of coffee and turned on 'Good Morning America' like usual and I ... heard 'Deborah Bradley.' I immediately thought, 'This can't be the Debbie I know.' It just seemed unreal until I walked back into the living room after hearing her voice. I just about collapsed. It just made me sick because I just wouldn't put this girl Debbie past anything crazy."

It is uncertain whether theses statements, by a former best friend, would be helpful to police, but investigators appear to have focused their search on the home of the missing child, and have conducted an intensive combing of the property. Investigators have been seen hauling off bags of evidence, according to the Associated Press.

According to Bradley, the 10-month-old was last seen at 6:40 p.m. during the evening of Oct. 3, a statement which contradicts her earlier claim to have last seen little Lisa at 10:30 p.m. when she placed the child in bed.

Jeremy Irwin, the child's father, reportedly noticed his daughter missing when he returned home from work at 4:00 a.m. on Oct. 4.

According to investigators, Irwin claims to have also returned to their home to find the door unlocked, the lights on, and a window which appeared to have been tampered with.

In a sign of apparent concern with the direction of the investigation, the missing child's parents have recently engaged the services of high-profile defense attorney Joe Tacopina.

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