UPDATE: Lisa Irwin case press conference postponed

7:55 AM, Oct 27, 2011   |    comments
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Kansas City, Mo (CNN/WDAF/KSHB/KMBC/AP) --  The lawyer for the family of a missing Kansas City baby has postponed a news conference because the family and people working on their behalf are "exhausted."

Cyndy Short, attorney for Deborah Bradley and Jeremy Irwin, said in an emailed statement that she is postponing all appointments in Kansas City for Thursday and Friday until next week.

Short's office on Wednesday announced plans to allow photojournalists to walk through the home where the 10-month-old baby, Lisa Irwin, was reported missing Oct. 4. She also had planned a news conference afterward.

Police have said there are no suspects in the disappearance.

Short said the last few weeks have been exhausting to people working on behalf of the Irwin family, as well as for Lisa's parents and their friends.

Authorities plan to reinterview Lisa's half-brothers, who were in the family's home the night she disappeared.  It will the be the first time in three weeks they will speak to the six-year-old and eight-year-old.

The family had resisted, allowing them to be re-questioned, saying they were concerned for the boys' well being. Now, they've balanced that with the needs of the investigation and feel they have terms that will be comfortable for these boys to be questioned.

The children will go to a special facility that is not a police station. They will be interviewed by social workers in a manner that will be comfortable and not feel like an interrogation.

The family had resisted, despite investigators saying they really needed to speak with the boys to find out anything from that night and also get DNA samples to try and eliminate some DNA they found in baby Lisa's home.

This signals a small thawing of relationships between the famly and investigators. Investigators say they need the family open for interviews without conditions. While the family is saying we need certain conditions.

It's been over two weeks since police have been able to interview the mother, Deborah Bradley, or the father, Jeremy Irwin. Until they can do that, they will have a dificult time making signifigant progress in this case.

Information from the Associated Press contributed to this report.

CNN/WDAF/KSHB/KMBC/Associated Press

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