A former attorney for the Missouri family of a baby reported missing four weeks ago said Monday she has stopped representing the parents of Lisa Irwin, but will continue to work as an advocate for the family.
Attorney Cyndy Short said she and New York-based attorney Joe Tacopina “were not able to work as a team” during her brief tenure as the local counsel of Deborah Bradley and Jeremy Irwin, who reported their 10-month-old daughter Lisa missing on Oct. 4 after Jeremy Irwin returned from a late shift at work.
“Our approaches were very different,” Short told reporters during a press conference outside her Kansas City office. “It was not going to work for me to work with him … therefore he’s in and I’m out.”
Short said her team had logged more than 700 hours in the past 12 days while working on the case. She will continue work for Bradley and Irwin by maintaining a website dedicated to finding the missing girl and by fielding possible tips and forwarding them to investigators, she said.
“We will continue to work for them,” she said. “Now that I have embraced this family and this child, I cannot just walk away.”
Short said she believes Lisa Irwin was “stolen” from her family’s home.
“I think she was stolen from that home, I really do,” she said. “That’s my theory.”
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