Baby Lisa: Cops Still Focused on Parents?
Where is investigation headed?
- Duration 4:10
- Date Oct 27, 2011
Where is investigation headed?
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Other new developments in the search for the missing eleven month old baby now lease or or -- -- news conference by the lawyer for the urban family was abruptly canceled this morning.
But the family did release.
And you missing persons poster number showing that to you on the screen police say baby -- parents.
Are refusing to submit to separate interviews -- claimed.
The parents' lawyers deny that there's a Astrid and that's we're gonna work through this with -- -- Rivera host of Geraldo at Large so here's that looks like here's the hang up.
I did the lawyers -- -- early and parents say they're not oppose a separate interviews they just don't want it and restricted they wanna have the lawyers they -- with the parents when they talk to police.
Is that a reasonable request.
Well at five or representing them -- refused to let them speak to the to the cops without me being present I think that's -- 101.
The request by the officers said to have the interview without the lawyers present is curious.
If not unprecedented of course the the cops would want to have unfettered access.
And be able to ask questions that might catch them in a liar or -- discrepancy.
But still the lawyer's job is to protect his clients against self incrimination and I think that that would be the basis of it but I think what is clear.
The big headline here telling -- is that the cops.
Filled with the belief that this couple is somehow central to this mystery.
That is the Irwin is themselves that hold the answers to the mystery of of missing baby Lisa.
They have or you know it's almost since the beginning of this case and -- -- very good reason.
Put the focus of their attention on these parents and they -- remain.
They have put the focus on a bit legally when we go back -- until the law all of this they don't have any.
-- that they don't have the power to bring these parents and they're not persons of interest they're not suspects in the case still at this time so.
They can't force them to sit down with the detectives without their lawyers right.
They couldn't force them to sit down even if they were lousy with suspicion they just.
I can't force someone to give testimony that might tend to incriminate themselves so I think that is the impasse but what is clear is that with all of the media stories.
About the mystery man and He and the fellow walking around with the little baby in her diaper.
All of these other kinds of noises you're hearing for media outlets doing their own kind of amateur sleuthing you have.
An end result we were right back where we started from and that parents all the principal suspects in the cubs' lineup that I have no doubt whatsoever -- going good.
Good back to the beginning -- children.
-- eight year old and a five year old that were inside the house a little boys were questioned by police and they're gonna be questioned again and not I detect is -- by child services specialists that are trained to interview children might also give some DNA.
What is -- video.
Well first of all.
It would have been better as my friend doctor Michael Baden suggests for these children to be interrogated or question more completely closer to the incidents when -- recollection would be sharpest.
But there's still valuable insight to gain from these children they half -- -- a baby Lisa won six the other eight years old I have a six year old and she shocked yesterday brother a friend over to the house and she said.
I remember you from last summer when we went on daddy's -- And that you know -- dare she was and she had a recollection from a year ago it is quite possible.
That these children ages six and -- might have something valuable to offer the authorities but again what that comes.
Is in this is the headline again and again and again.
It is very very difficult for me or obviously the Kansas city police department or even the FBI to believe that this is anything other than an inside job I believe it is virtually impossible.
That the -- -- themselves are not involved in the disappearance of this child or no the people who.
All well we'll see if we get anymore information out of either side as we move on -- -- -- -- hold press conference was supposed to be about got canceled instantly silenced for now -- you'll be back next hour we're a couple more things -- best we appreciate that.
John a pretty.