A private investigator, who has done work for national networks, is now assisting in the search for missing
Stanton said he and his team are now assisting Debbie Bradley and Jeremy Irwin in the quest to find their missing daughter. But the family has not hired him.
"I will be asking questions," Stanton said. "I am not here to defend or represent anyone. I have been asked to come out here and to find Lisa and to find the perpetrator or perpetrators."
Stanton is not licensed as a private investigator in Missouri. He told KCTV5 Wednesday that he does not need a license because he is a consultant.
Capt. Steve Young of the Kansas City Police Department said Wednesday morning that private investigators have no more access to crime scene evidence than the general public.
Young stressed that private investigators are not sworn officers and the department is currently checking on what police are obligated to enforce as far as Stanton not being licensed to work in Missouri.
Stanton has been a contributor for ABC, NBC, Good Morning America and the Today Show. Good Morning America listed Stanton as a security coordinator for the show in 2009. He said he was "asked" to do "an independent investigation," but did not say who had asked him to do so....read more