As day eight in the search for 10-month-old Lisa Irwin drew to a close, the family released a statement via private investigator Bill Stanton.
Just before 10 p.m., the family
of Lisa Irwin gathered behind Stanton
who spoke on the family's behalf.
said the family
will have more information to release soon, but not at this time.
In addition, Stanton
said while he
knows law enforcement may not share information regarding the investigation, he
would be happy and willing to share any information he
uncovers with detectives.
brief statement, Stanton
also had a message for the people of Kansas City.
"I know everybody's watching this family
and watching this house, and that's fair," he
"Keep one eye on them, but also keep the other eye out on the streets, in every place because there is a bad guy out there, or bad people, with this child, and we want to get this child home safe and sound."
said the Irwin family remains united and strong despite this "tremendous hardship."
Although hinting toward another statement the Irwin family may make, Stanton
did not say when that may come.
After his brief statement, Stanton
expressed the Irwin family's appreciation for the public and police in their efforts in searching for Lisa.
Stanton is a former New York City police officer with the nickname Wild Bill.
It is unclear at this time if the family hired Stanton or an outside source brought him in.
Stanton is known for his work with NBC as a paid security consultant and has appeared on NBC's Dateline.
Read more about him here.
Ten-month-old Lisa was reported missing early Tuesday morning, Oct. 4.
Today, Tuesday, Oct. 11, she
turned 11 months old.