Deborah Bradley, mother of the missing 10-month-old baby Lisa Irwin, has hired attorney Joe Tacopina, according to The Miami Herald.
Tacopina is the same attorney who defended Jordan Van Der Sloot after becoming a suspect in the disappearance of Natalie Holloway in Aruba in 2005, according to The Miami Herald.
Baby Lisa Irwin, was declared missing early October 4, 2011 from her Kansas City home, according to The Miami Herald.
Baby Irwin was discovered missing when her father, Jeremy Irwin, came home after a late shift to find the lights on, a tampered window and his daughter missing, according to The Miami Herald.
Bradley had told police that she had checked on her daughter at 10:30 pm October 3rd, however, days later she told NBC’S Today Show that she had last seen her daughter when she put her to bed at 6:40 October 3rd, according to The Miami Herald.
Authorities were unaware as to why Bradley changed her story, according to The Miami Herald.
Bradley later told Fox News that after putting her daughter to bed that night, she had gotten drunk and had also taken an anti-anxiety medication earlier that day as well and most likely blacked out, according to The Miami Herald.
Tacopina told Associated Press, that he does not recall in recent history anyone under suspicion to be so open about such unflattering details; however, he claimed that her openness shows that her and her family has nothing to hide, according to The Miami Herald.
Police have searched the home, surrounding areas, landfills and woods looking for baby Lisa, however, authorities are still unaware of what has happened to this baby, according to The Miami Herald.
This story contains information from The Miami Herald and The Associated Press.