Archive for Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Family of missing baby Lisa Irwin calls for end of nightly vigils

November 30, 2011


— The family of a Kansas City girl who has been missing nearly two months has asked a group of people holding nightly vigils in front of the family's home to go somewhere else.

The group, which calls itself Lisa's Angels, says Lisa Irwin's grandmother told them to stop the nightly vigils. Lisa's grandfather says the family appreciates the support, just not in the front yard.

Lisa was reported missing Oct. 4 when her father, Jeremy Irwin, came home around 4 a.m. from work and couldn't find her. Irwin and Deborah Bradley say they think someone broke into the house and took their daughter.

Lisa's Angels says it has conducted more than 20 searches for the girl. The group held its final vigil in front of the Irwin home Tuesday night.


justanotherface 6 years, 4 months ago

Amazing how this family has totally alienated themselves from any community support. IMHO the family knows exactly what happened to that baby and they just want to forget about it and push it under the rug in hopes everyone else will do the same.

jhawkinsf 6 years, 4 months ago

IMHO - you're probably right. Very sad.

MarcoPogo 6 years, 4 months ago

Does that mean that a new group could start vigils that are not affiliated with the old ones?

Ockhams_Razor 6 years, 4 months ago

Maybe vigils should only be on Friday nights with a box of wine.

somedude20 6 years, 4 months ago

I would say that she/they will get theirs but after that POS Casey Anthony got away with it (Irwin body has not been found) I hold out little hope that she will be brought to justice. Has anything more come from that cellphone call from the stranger using one of the "stolen" phones? Last I heard was that one of the phones was used but they do not know by whom though.

mcmandy 6 years, 4 months ago

Assuming innocence on the part of the mom and/or dad, I can see where having a nightly vigil outside your house could get very exhausting. I don't see how them requesting the nightly vigils to stop does anything to implicate them as suspects. As I've never lost a child, I can only speculate as to what the family must be going through, but I would imagine a bit of privacy and space when they are in their own home would be very important in the process of weeding through the emotional distress.

ccp 6 years, 4 months ago

I agree. Television interviews with just a few of these praying people was all I needed to see to completely understand why she would want them to leave. They seemed pretty unstable and in need of a cause to obsess over. Get on with your life, people. If God can hear you from their yard, he can hear you from your own. Nutburgers.

hannahss 6 years, 4 months ago

The family certainly has a right to ask others not to trespass. No matter what we think of the baby's family, they have the right not to have people outside their door constantly. The entire family isn't under suspicion, and nobody has been charged. They also have the right to be presumed innocent unless charged and convicted. The group can pray anywhere. Perhaps they might refer to scripture about praying on street corners.

ebyrdstarr 6 years, 4 months ago

Not to mention they have other children for whom they need to try to provide some kind of normalcy. Hard to do with strangers holding vigil on the lawn. And if the baby really was abducted, it's easy to understand why those other children (and the parents) might feel uncomfortable with strangers around the house.

sad_lawrencian 6 years, 4 months ago

"Lisa's grandfather says the family appreciates the support, just not in the front yard."

This tells me everything I need to know about the baby's family.

doc1 6 years, 4 months ago

hannahss" That baby also had a right to live and their mom is hiding it from authorities. But, yes you are correct. That is their right as citizens.

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