Kansas City police comb area where baby disappeared

Reuters News
Posted: Oct 10, 2011 8:03 PM
Kansas City police comb area where baby disappeared

KANSAS CITY, Mo (Reuters) - A week after 10-month-old Lisa Irwin was last reported seen by her parents, police are again combing the area near her home for clue's to the baby's disappearance.

Police searched the yards of her parents' home and neighbors on Monday afternoon, and on Sunday re-enacted the possible entry of the infant's bedroom window the night she disappeared, according to video aired on local television.

"Investigators are still in the neighborhood and will continue to follow up on leads for Lisa until she is found," Sgt. Stacey Graves, a spokeswoman for the Kansas City Police Department said on Monday.

Irwin was last seen at 10:30 p.m. local time on October 3 when her mother, Deborah Bradley, said she put her to bed in her crib. Her father, Jeremy Irwin, told police he came home at 4 a.m. the next morning to find Lisa missing, along with the family's three cell phones.

Lisa's bedroom is on ground level of the small house in a neighborhood in north Kansas City. A detective in civilian clothes on Sunday afternoon climbed through the window, but not easily, as other officers observed.

Police and the FBI questioned people in the neighborhood last week, conducted searches of nearby woods and of the landfill where the family's trash is taken. So far, police have reported no solid leads.

The couple resumed talking to police Saturday after saying they were burned out from being interviewed. In an appearance Friday on "The Today Show" Bradley said she took and failed a lie detector test and Irwin said he has not been asked to take one.

Police have not identified the couple nor anyone else as suspects.

(Reporting and writing by Kevin Murphy; Editing by Greg McCune)