Missing, Baby Lisa: Nights Events

Answering the Accusations
On video, Deborah shows the computer room in her house, where she believes an intruder entered through a window and snatched Lisa. “This corner piece was bent, and the entire window was off track,” she recalls. She then points to a counter in the kitchen where she and Jeremy leave their cell phones and notes that the person would have had to walk through the kitchen to get to Lisa’s room.

In studio, Dr. Phil questions Deborah and Jeremy about the events that occurred the night Lisa disappeared. He says to Deborah, “You said there have been a lot of lies out there and misinformation. What primarily comes to mind? Let’s clear those things up now so people don’t have the wrong impression of you or your husband.”

Deborah admits to the one thing she’s guilty of doing, and Dr. Phil gets to the bottom of another accusation against the couple.


Dr. Phil mentions some of Deborah’s comments to the media shortly after her daughter’s disappearance: On October 11 in a Fox News interview, she said she checked on Lisa around 10:30 p.m. Six days later, she told a reporter that she last saw the baby when she put her to bed at 6:40 p.m., and that she couldn't remember if she had checked on her. “There’s been a lot made of that inconsistency,” he says.

[AD]Deborah explains, “I don’t think that’s an inconsistency. I’m being honest and saying I’m not sure if I checked on her or not, but I know she went to bed at 6:40 p.m.” She adds that Lisa usually goes to bed around 8 p.m., but she wasn’t feeling well, so Deborah put her in her crib earlier than usual because she was fussy.

“You don’t recall whether you checked on her at 10:30 p.m.?” Dr. Phil says.

“No,” she replies.

Deborah is overtaken by her emotions
Dr. Phil asks Deborah, “Were you told that you failed a lie detector test?”

“I was told that. I have not seen the results,” she replies.

[AD]Joe says when he questioned the police about the test, they said that they never told her she failed it. “It was confirmed to me that, in fact, there was no failed polygraph by Deborah,” he clarifies. “That was just another one of those facts that was put out there, and unfortunately, bandied around for about a week, which gives people a misperception and also distracts from the real evidence in this case.”