Parents of Missing Baby Say They're Not Involved in Disappearance
Cops drop a bombshell in the mysterious case of missing baby Lisa Irwin. They say the little girl's parents have suddenly clammed up after three days of questioning by police.
"The parents told police that they no longer wanted to talk to detectives," said a police spokesman.
INSIDE EDITION's Diane McInerney spoke to criminal profiler Pat Brown about the surprising new development.
"It's pretty unusual for the police to actually come out and say that they're having trouble with the parents, that they're not cooperating," said Brown.
McInerney asked, "Why would they make such an announcement?"
"I believe the police are very concerned that the parents do not want to talk anymore. They think that the parents therefore, might be involved and they're trying to put pressure on them to cooperate so they can get to the bottom of all of this," said Brown.
Reporter Bonyan Lee said, "It seems like people are getting angrier because they just can't understand how two parents of a missing child wouldn't want to do everything they can to find this baby."
The parents, Deborah Bradley and Jeremy Irwin, appeared on Good Morning America and the Today show and were asked flat out: did they do it?
The Today show's Matt Lauer asked Irwin, "When you look at Debbie, do you have any suspicsions of anything that she's not telling you?"
Good Morning America's Robin Roberts asked Bradley, "Did you have anything to do with the abduction of your daughter?"
A tearful Bradley replied, "Absolutely not."
Bradley detailed the aggressive questioning she has been subjected to by authorities.
Bradley told Robin Roberts, "It turned into, 'You did it.' "
Bradley also told Matt Lauer the police gave her troubling news about a lie detector test she took.
"They said that I failed. And I continued to say that's not possible," said Bradley.
Fox News's Megyn Kelly made this claim: "Our local affiliate is now reporting that in fact, a law enforcement says that mother Debbie 'failed miserably' that lie detector test, and started sweating, according to the police, when the FBI informed her of this."
The parents say 10-month-old Lisa was snatched from her crib at their home in Kansas City sometime Monday night or Tuesday morning.
They are disputing the claim that they are no longer cooperating. The father said he simply told police he needed a break from their questions.
Irwin said on Good Morning America, "We were in interrogation for a really long time Tuesday. I couldn't take it anymore."
A police spokeman told INSIDE EDITION the parents remained silent Friday, even though they're disputing the no cooperation claim.
"We have not heard from them," said the spokeman.
A massive police dragnet has turned up nothing, and the mother has made several tearful pleas for Lisa's return, which continued today despite the worrisome claim that they are not cooperating.
"I don't care what they've done to me. I don't care what they say about me. I don't care what anyone says about me. I just want her to come home. Our focus is Lisa," said Bradley.