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Discussion in 'Lisa Irwin' started by vlpate, Jan 25, 2012.

  1. vlpate

    vlpate Sleuther with a porpoise

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    I asked Jim Spellman, with CNN, if it would be ok to start a Q&A thread and he agreed. He wrote the following:

    "Sure...i'll chip away at it when I can. Couple of things....if I don't want to answer something because of some issue with sourcing or confidentiality or something like that I just wont answer it, but if I just don't know I'll try to clearly state that. Also if anyone is in more of a hurry they can always get me on twitter @jimspellmancnn since i'm always on that on my phone."

    Thanks Jim!

    Fire away!
     
  2. vlpate

    vlpate Sleuther with a porpoise

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    I read somewhere that Deborah had spoken with a psychic - do you know anything about this? True, not true?
     
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    askfornina New Member

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    Moved over from the other thread:

    Jim, have you tried to reach the FBI for confirmation on whether or not DB and JI are working with them? I have a feeling they wouldn't comment, but I know there was a FBI spokesperson (Bridget Patton I believe) that commented on the case in the past.


    Thanks so much Jim, you are amazing!!
     
  4. katydid23

    katydid23 Verified Juanette

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    Are the family living back at the same house now, all together?
     
  5. dog.gone.cute

    dog.gone.cute Kyron Horman - Missing Since 6-4-10

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    Questions for Jim :

    1. I know you have not spoken with Jersey -- but have you confirmed ANYTHING about any "connections" between :

    - Jersey and Deborah
    - Jersey and Jeremy
    - Jersey and any of Deborah's brother PN
    - Jersey and the neighbor SB -- the one DB said she was drinking with on the porch that night

    Was Jersey MORE than just the "homeless" "handyman" in the neighborhood with any of these above ?


    2. Have you heard anything more about those "Missing Cell Phones" ?


    3. Have you been able to confirm ANYTHING about a "connection" between :

    - Megan Wright and Deborah
    - Megan Wright and Deborah's brother PN
    - Megan Wright and Jeremy


    :tyou::tyou:
     
  6. Jim Spellman CNN

    Jim Spellman CNN New Member

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    I don't know about Deborah Bradley speaking to a psychic. I know a psychic posted online about a certain areas near a former casino and Edith and some of the volunteers searched that general area, but I don't think DB had anything to do with that.
     
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    Jim Spellman CNN New Member

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    To the best of my knowledge yes they are all living back on Lister.
     
  8. Jim Spellman CNN

    Jim Spellman CNN New Member

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    I have not heard any evidence that Jersey or Megan knew or had any connection to any of the above people. We know that Jersey was in that area a lot and did handyman work ( I know you all know this). Many of the neighbors had some connection to Jersey. He had either done work for them, or he had enquired about doing work or they had seen him around.

    He had bad experiences with a few people. One day a neighbor told a bunch of reporters that Jersey had broken into and sort of sort of squatted in someones house while he was away, but the actual neighbor wouldn't talk and was pretty hostile. Jersey actually listed that address as his own in court records.
    But many neighbors had never seen him before and had never heard of the guy.
    Anecdotally I think that most people who knew him or had seen him around were people that were around during the day. 2 retired couples, a woman who worked from home etc. But that's highly unscientific, just an observation.

    The issue of the phones is really really crucial because that is what connects what happened in the house that night to Jersey via Megan (i'm presuming you al know who these people are, if not ask).

    It could take forever to go over everything about the phones. I bet most of you know everything that I do, which is cobbled together from my own reporting, other media reporting...especially Picerno on FNC.

    If you have a more specific question I can try to tackle it, but bottom line is we don't know where they are now, who tried to use them ( the most important question), who they were trying to call or why they were using them.

    None of the info out there really answers those questions.

    Back to Jersey and possible connections to the Lister street people.I've read all sorts of wild theories about Jersey and them and drugs and all sorts of things like that and I have not come across the slightest bit of evidence that any of it is even remotely based in fact.

    Feel free to come back with any more specific questions on these topics.
     
  9. deoneta

    deoneta Active Member

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    Thank you so much for answering our questions.

    Have the Brandos reconciled. Are one or both of the Brandos still neighbors of Irwin and Bradley? Has Mrs. Brando taken an LDT?
     
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    Jim Spellman CNN New Member

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    Has Mrs. Brando taken a lie detector? I don't know. Mr Brando told me that he did and that they told him he "didn't have any issues" with it.

    I'm going to leave the other question alone.
     
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    Jim Spellman CNN New Member

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    and FYI I have never spoken to Samantha Brando.
     
  12. Whisperer

    Whisperer Active Member

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    Has there been any investigating done on the house on Walrond? I had Phil living on Lister. Later I hear he rented the home on Walrond and that is where the entire family stayed.

    My curiousity is peaked because a 20 yr. old renting such a home and being able to furnish 4 bdrms is a little extreme in my book. The home is quite nice and not inexpensive to rent.

    Other people have him staying at the Lister home on the night in question. Have you had any bites on this?
     
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    Whisperer Active Member

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    Any chance, Jim, that we can say that the number dialed ( I hear it didn't go through) was simply a wrong number?
     
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    Whisperer Active Member

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    Do you know the custody status of Jersey? Is he just a recluse or are they keeping him isolated? Do you know if he has visitors? Any chance of getting on the list if he does?

    I'd feel a lot better about this case if LE didn't have him so holed up.
     
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    Whisperer Active Member

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    What has happened to Mike Lerette? He was quite prominent in the beginning. I don't understand what he does and how he has a connection to this benefactor who has put up $100,000 reward. I don't understand her role. I was told she sent Bill S. there, for what, I can't figure out. He is not investigating anything.

    But how does he fit in with this benefactor? Has she sponsered other missing children cases?
     
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    Whisperer Active Member

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    Okay, I could go on and on with questions. I want to know about this company JI works for. I know a little. It is a VERY tiny business.

    ....sombody else jump in. I could write a blog with all my thoughts....
     
  17. vlpate

    vlpate Sleuther with a porpoise

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    Do you know anything about the family division? I noticed Ashley's page is down.
     
  18. matou

    matou #los2188

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    Moved over from the other thread:

    Hi Jim, are you able to tell us more about the 'rift' that has occurred in the family circle?

    This was a shocker to me when I heard you on Vinnie Politan yesterday, as was the fact that you invited Lisa's parents on HLN and they never took you up on the offer.
     
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    cityslick New Member

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    The most interesting thing I'd like to know is if they are in contact with FBI like they've said. I'm not sure JS could tell us that though.

    The 'rift' doesn't surprise me at all. It jives with what Nina posted a few weeks back from comments made by AI on facebook. What's sad is there are there are a number of people around the parents that believe having JT around is a good idea. I wonder why they think that (not the parents, the family members that think it's a good idea).
     
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    ~n/t~ New Member

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    I'm not family but if they have to have an attorney, why not JT? Michelle Parker's ex has Mark Nejame.

    I'm not understanding why it's such a big deal, frankly. Maybe I'm missing something. People may not like JT but the important thing is he does what he's supposedly paid to do and that is to defend his clients.
     

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