5:00pm 10/3 Deborah went to Festival Foods with her brother. KCTV released this video showing Deborah buying a box of wine and baby items.
6:40pm 10/3 Deborah reported putting Lisa in her crib because, “She was fussy”. Due to being drunk, Deborah isn’t sure if this was the last time she saw Lisa. She originally told police she last checked on Lisa at 10:30pm, just prior to going to sleep. But two weeks later on 10/17, Deborah admitted on NBC’s “ Today” show that she was drunk the night Lisa disappeared, therefore she couldn’t remember for certain if she checked on Lisa at 10:30pm. This is when the timeline changes. The last time Deborah is certain she saw Baby Lisa, was on 10/3 at 6:40pm.
10:30pm 10/3 Again, Bradley initially told police she fell asleep at 10:30pm after putting Lisa to bed. But on 10/17 Deborah publicly admitted that it’s possible she passed out 4 hours earlier due to being drunk.
12:15am 10/4 A neighborhood couple saw a man walking in the neighborhood carrying a baby. However the couple would not report this sighting until 3 weeks later.
10/04 2:30am A fire in a dumpster located a few blocks from the Irwin home was reported.
4:00am 10/4 A man named Mike Thompson also saw a man walking on a road 3 miles from the Irwin home carrying a baby. The baby appeared to be wearing only a diaper despite the temperature being 45 degrees. Thompson would also not report this sighting until 3 weeks later.
4:00am 10/4 Jeremy Irwin arrives home from work to find the front door unlocked, a window screen pushed in, the family room lights on, his wife and sons asleep, and Baby Lisa missing. The families 3 cell phones were also missing. He used his work phone to call 911. Deborah Bradley awoke claiming she checked Lisa at 10:30 p.m. before falling asleep in bed with the 2 boys. An Amber Alert was issued at 7:00 am. A local landfill was searched later that day.
5:00am 10/5 A Neighbor, Charles Rusher, was awoken by police who were looking for Baby Lisa. Police continued to search the immediate area.
7:00am 10/5 An Amber Alert was issued.
10/6 Lisa’s parents appeared on local television pleading for their daughter’s safe return. Kansas City police Captain Steve Young reported that Lisa’s parents were not cooperating with the investigation.
10/7 Lisa’s parernts appeared NBC’s “Today” show claiming police accused Deborah of causing Lisa’s disappearance. Deborah admits she was told by police that she failed a polygraph. The FBI searched a suburban landfill and the same Deffenbaugh Industries landfill they had already searched on 10/4. A teenage neighbor was questioned and asked to provide DNA.
10/9 Baby Lisa’s paternal aunt, Ashley Irwin, passed out flyers at a local NASCAR race.
10/10 Police staged a “break-in” to determine how the intruder entered Irwin home. Subpoena’s were issued to Kansas City television stations for footage of interviews given by family and friends of Baby Lisa. A drainage ditch near the family’s home searched.
10/11 Police drained a well near a local abandoned home. Lisa’s aunt, Ashley Irwin, announced on”Good Morning America” that Bradley was prepared to be arrested. Police denied plans to arrest Deborah.
10/12 The security video showing Bradley shopping with her brother at 5 p.m. on Oct. 3 is made public. New York private detective, Bill Stanton, claimed he was conducting a private investigation via a wealthy benefactor.
10/13 Missouri Governor deployed 25 National Guards to search for Baby Lisa.
10/14 Bill Stanton announced a $100,000 reward for return of Baby Lisa. The reward was offered anonymously. Baby Lisa’s parents posted home video’s of Lisa on YouTube.
10/15 Police searched with helicopters and went door-to-door looking for Baby Lisa.
10/16 Homeless man working as a handyman in neighborhood, John Tanko nicknamed Jersey, was arrested on unrelated charges.
10/17 Deborah’s timeline officially changed when she admitted on CNN to being drunk the night baby Lisa went missing. She reported putting Baby Lisa to sleep at 6:40 pm instead of 10:30 pm. Deborah reported on “The Today Show” that Lisa’s brothers heard noises the night of the disappearance.
10/18 Lisa’s parents retained New York lawyer Joe Tacopina, former counsel of Michael Jackson and Jordan van der Sloot. The FAA declared a no-fly zone during a search near Lisa’s home.
10/19 A judge issued a search warrant for Lisa’s home and yard. Lisa’s parents were banned from house until the search ended. Police collected DNA, fingerprints, and misc evidence. They removed bags, bedding, clothes, and toys from the home. The search lasted 17-hours. An FBI cadaver dog made a positive “hit” for the scent of human remains near Lisa’s parent’s bed.
10/21 This is the day the 3 eyewitnesses, ( a man named Mike Thompson and a husband/wife), reported seeing a man carrying a baby in Kansas City the night of Lisa’s disappearance.
10/23 Grainy video footage from a local gas station is released showing an unidentifiable man leaving a wooded area near Lisa’s home.
10/24 Mike Thompson identified the man he saw carrying a baby via police photographs. The other two eyewitnesses did not identify the same man.
10/25 Police ask Deborah and Jeremy to do separate interviews but they refuse.
10/26 Lisa’s brothers are scheduled for interviews and DNA swabbing on Friday, Oct. 28.
10/27 Police search Chaumiere Lake near Lisa’s home.
10/28 New York attorney Joe Tacopina cancelled interviews and DNA swabs of baby Lisa’s brothers. Cyndy Short, the local counsel working with Lisa’s parents, is dismissed from the case.
11/1 Tacopina hired John Picerno as local counsel for Lisa’s parents.
11/05 It was reported that a suspect profile was submitted to police by Gil Abeyta.
11/09 Megan Wright admitted publicly that she went into panic mode when she found out the call from Deborah’s phone was made to her phone. She was living with several people who had access to her phone that night.
11/11 Baby Lisa’s first birthday. Her brothers interviewed again by police the evening prior.
11/15 Jeremy’s ex, the mother to his 8-year-old, son filed for custody despite not having seen or paid child support for their son for 6 years. Deborah, Jeremy, and their sons moved back into the home where Lisa once lived.
11/18 A woman told local attorney Picerno, that her teenage daughter’s boyfriend claimed he heard handyman John Tanko, aka Jersey, brag about being paid $300 to take Baby Lisa.
11/19 The teen’s boyfriend clarified to KSHB NBC Action News reporter Russ Ptacek that her boyfriend only said Jersey was the kind of person who’d do that, not that he had done it.