Wednesday, October 26, 2011
My Two Cents About Missing Baby Lisa
Hi Meltingpot Readers,
I've been avoiding this topic here on the blog because I really didn't feel like a missing baby was Meltingpot material. I felt sorry for the family going through this horrible ordeal but then as the facts started coming out, I started getting a little suspicious and decided to keep my own Law & Order-influenced theories to myself.
But I can't take it anymore. I need to know what other people are thinking about this situation. As a new mom to a precious babygirl, this story hits so close to home. I cannot imagine waking up one morning, peering into my daughter's crib and finding her gone. Just the thought sends waves of horror all over my body.
But here comes the skeptical me. I also cannot imagine waking up from a drunken stupor, finding my baby gone, not remembering the last time I checked up on her, not calling 911 right away, and all of the other ridiculous inconsistencies in the story of the grieving parents. Here's an article that sums up the case so far.
Initially, I wondered if these parents had harmed their own child and alerted the media in order to cash in on our culture's disgusting love affair with "nice White girls gone bad," i.e. Casey Anthony, Amanda Knox, Dick Cheney and the list goes on. No joke, to the innocent and ignorant, scandal may seem like a great way to become famous. I mean the rumor mill is going wild about the six-figure book deal floating around with Casey Anthony's name on it. And the Amanda Knox book isn't far behind. Do I need to mention Monica Lewinsky here?
Anywho, it feels wrong to talk about the motives and/or presumed guilt of the parents when at the end of the day, there is still a missing baby out there. I probably do watch far too much Law & Order but it seems like there should have been a break in the case already. I also read a lot and have read books about snatched babies, so part of me wants to believe that it's possible that someone snuck into the Irwin home, snatched the baby (without waking up the dog) and is now raising her as her own. But those tales are fiction. What are the real stats on baby snatching ? It seems every case of baby snatching in this country in recent memory has been a fabrication of a deranged mom.
So what do you think Meltingpot readers? What's your take on the case? Maybe we can help solve the mystery.
P.S. Here's the Meltingpot in me. Notice in the pictures there are two brown boys in the background? Are those her brothers? Does baby Lisa have brown brothers? Interesting. I wonder if the world knows this and if and how this would color the case?