Cops are still desperately trying to find the 10-month-old who was whisked away from her home on Monday night, by a mystery kidnapper. But Kansas City police spokesman Steve Young said Thursday night that Deborah Bradley and Jeremy Irwin have decided to stop talking to detectives.
He said: "They clearly dont want to participate. Tonight, they decided to stop talking to detectives, and I don't have to illustrate how that affects the investigation. That speaks for itself."
He added that their failure to cooperate could hamper their investigation, but refused to comment further on how.
Relatives of the couple later called their own news conference, where a sister of Irwin read a statement saying: "We have never stopped cooperating with police.
"We've been cooperative from day one, and we continue to assist the police with the investigation."
As we reported here, the couple made a desperate plea for their daughter's return yesterday.
A tearful Bradley cried: "We just want our baby back. Please bring her home. Our two other boys are waiting for her. Please. Drop her off anywhere, we don't care, just somewhere safe. Where she can come home, please."
But after four days of searching the 300 strong investigation team, along with search dogs have yet to find a single clue.
A window without a screen has drawn scrutiny as a possible entry point on their Kansas City, MO home has been suggested as a possible entry point.
But investigators are puzzled about how someone could have entered through the window, walked all the way down the hall, snatched the baby and slipped out undetected.
Capt Steve Young added: “The only thing that we know absolutely is that there should’ve been a 10-month-old in that house and there isn’t, and we’re doing everything we can to find the child.
“The longer the time goes without getting a conclusion, the more difficult it becomes, but that doesn’t mean that we’re letting up.’’
Irwin's sister claimed the pair will appear at a press conference tomorrow.
In the meantime, anyone with information regarding Lisa Irwin’s disappearance is urged to contact the Kansas City Police Department.