Phone Owner in Baby Lisa Irwin Case Answers Questions on Facebook
A woman who received a mysterious phone call from someone tied to the disappearing case of baby Lisa Irwin has set up a public Facebook profile group to answer questions about her involvement.
Kansas City, Mo., resident Megan Wright was recently informed by police that someone called her cellphone with a phone stolen from the Irwin family home the same night Lisa vanished in the early morning hours of Oct. 4.
Three cellphones are believed to be taken from the Irwin residence, also in Kansas City, and according to Wright, her phone received a 50-second call during the hours that Lisa could have been taken.
Lisa’s parents Deborah Bradley and Jeremy Irwin report that she disappeared from her crib sometime between 6:40 p.m. and 4 a.m., when the father came home to find the lights on, the door open and the phones and child missing. Bradley told police that she consumed between five and ten glasses of wine after putting Lisa to sleep for the night. [Read: FBI Missing Child App Could Be Crucial in Emergency]
Wright created the Facebook page "Megan Wright: Q&A, Baby Lisa" on Wednesday to address the large amount of questions posed by the media and public.
One commenter asked if she believes turning to Facebook is a good idea for such a sensitive subject: "I think this is the best way for me to get you guys the information you want," Wright wrote. "This is my way of putting everything on the table, showing my hand. I have nothing to hide."
Wright — who said she doesn’t know the Irwin family — alleges that she did not answer the caller since she was out with friends for the night. Wright lives in a joint-living space with several others and said she gave her phone to a man named Dane L. Greathouse, who was staying there for the night. Greathouse was kicked out of the house a few weeks ago, for what some reports are calling drug involvement, and his whereabouts are unknown.
More details about the phone call are still surfacing. Wright was reportedly in a previous relationship with a neighborhood handyman named "Jersey" John Tanko, who was once questioned about the case and has since been cleared, according to a Kansas City KVTV 5 news report.
The news of Wright’s page has been met with mixed emotions from the public: "You’re doing a good job maintaining your composure, Megan," one commenter wrote. "Continue to fight the good fight and always speak the truth."
However, some have called Wright names, saying she’s just looking for a piece of the spotlight.
"I believe that all kids should have the right to grow up healthy and happy," Wright said on the Facebook page. "I'm just trying to give Lisa that opportunity."