Lisa Irwins Mother: “We Are Not Giving Up”
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — One year after Lisa Irwin disappeared, her family held a vigil in her honor at their home on North Lister and Chelsea in Kansas City, Mo.
Lisa was reported missing on Oct. 4, 2011, after her father, Jeremy Irwin, returned home from work around 4 a.m., and discovered she was not in her crib. Her mother, Deborah Bradley, said she put Lisa to bed around 10 p.m.
At the vigil where dozens gathered, Lisa’s parents hung lights, lit candles and handed out flyers. They said they still believe with the public’s help their daughter will be returned safely. Deborah Bradley thanked the public for their help and continued interest in her daughter’s case.
“Thank you, everyone, for coming out,” she said. “We really appreciate the support. The community has been absolutely amazing, and we just ask that you keep it up and keep Lisa in your prayers and keep thinking of her because we are absolutely not giving up until she comes home.”
Lisa’s family said they have printed and handed out more than 60,000 flyers and hung more than 1,100 posters in an effort to keep Lisa’s name and picture in the public eye.
On Wednesday the family released this statement:
We want to thank everyone for continuing to help look for Lisa and for the overwhelming support. Every day without her is hard and there is no such thing as normalcy anymore. Every day we wake up hoping it will be the day she comes home to us. Until that day happens our family will continue to be incomplete without her. We have not lost hope and we will not give up until she is home where she belongs. We want to remind everyone that there is still a $100,000.00 reward for any information leading to Lisa. All tips are anonymous. We beg anyone that knows anything to please think of Lisa and help bring her home. Her two brothers are waiting for her to come home so they can play with her again. If anyone wants to help raise awareness you can visit her website at www.FindLisaIrwin.com where there are printable flyers and pictures of Lisa.