The parents of baby Lisa have scaled back their media presence, but their local attorney, Cyndy Short, representing them discussed the latest developments in the case Sunday.
Short said that when she went into the house where baby Lisa went missing, she was stunned to find not much was actually taken or disturbed during the 17-hour search police conducted on Wednesday.
"There are no walls torn out. So whatever x-ray they did, did not confirm whatever it was that some dog thought it sniffed," said Short.
"My fear is that we have missed this critical time to find this baby," said Short. "It really breaks your heart that we have been looking in the wrong direction, and as a result of that we might not get the happy ending that we want. That is what I'm sad about."
Items listed in the search warrant return indicated police took a comforter, two pieces of baby clothing, a toy, a "Cars" themed blanket, rolls of tape, a tape dispenser and a large roll of carpet which Short said didn't even come from inside the house like everyone presumed.
"The carpet that was paraded in and out that we were allowed to see actually came from the shed at the back of the house, and it was not inside the house at all. There is no carpeting that was removed from any portion of the house," said Short.
Police said in the search warrant that an FBI cadaver dog hit on the scent of a deceased human in Deborah's bedroom on Monday, and that is why a more intrusive search of the house was needed.
But Short was surprised the floor in that room was not removed to isolate and further test that evidence.
Short said one of the unfortunate things about the investigation is that the family has been deprived of information.
"I went into the bedroom fully expecting that I would see certain portions of the carpet cut out, because if your scent is evidence, just like any other kind of evidence. So if you have that evidence, you cut it out, you collect it and you preserve it and you list it on your search warrant return. And you all have gotten a copy of that search warrant return so you know it's not there," said Short.
Short also said that Deborah Bradley and Jeremy Irwin have been truthful about everything including the stuff that makes them look bad. She said they are hurting not just because their baby is missing.
"When you are in crisis and one of the things that is withheld from you is information, it is devastating," said Short. "They are on a roller coaster. They are doing the best they can and holding out hope. They love this little girl. They really did. And she was a precious little girl. So they are just hanging on doing the best they can. And people are surrounding them and supporting them."
Short said the family has been cooperating with police. She estimates that they have done 40 hours worth of informal and formal interviews with police since this began.
"And having met them, this young couple, they have not withheld anything good or bad about who they are. When Deborah said she had gone to get this wine. Guess what? They went to the store and got video of the wine. Guess what that proved? She is a truth-teller, that is what that proved," said Short.
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