Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Amber Alert Issued; Update

Police Use Variety Of Resources In Missing Baby Case

KC Police Say Lisa Irwin Last Seen In Crib Late Monday Night

Kansas City police said they're using a variety of resources and following leads in the kidnapping of a 10-month-old girl from her home.
Police issued an Amber Alert for Lisa Irwin early Tuesday morning. The baby was last seen at 10:30 p.m. Monday asleep in her crib at her parents' home in the 3600 block of North Lister Avenue.
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Police said Lisa's father called for help at 4 a.m. after discovering that she was gone.
KMBC's Peggy Breit reported that the girl's mother was taken in a unmarked police car to police headquarters for an interview. Breit reported that is routine in an investigation like this. Both parents had been interviewed at the home earlier in the morning, and police said they were both cooperative. Breit also reported that a couple of children who were in the home at the time of the abduction would be talked to by investigators, as well.
"I realize that some of these Amber Alerts involve parents or parental abductions, but we have both the parents here. So that puts us on a little higher state of alert," police Sgt. Stacey Graves said.
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Throughout the morning, investigators could be seen dusting for fingerprints at the home. Initially, police officers were closely examining a window. But authorities stressed that they were looking at all possibilities.
"A window looked like it might be a point of entry, but we're trying to put all the pieces together," police Capt. Steve Young said.
Police said Lisa has blue eyes and blond hair. She is 30 inches tall and weighs 26 to 30 pounds. She has two bottom teeth, a small bug bite under her left ear, a beauty mark on her right outer thigh and currently has a cold with a cough.
The baby was last seen wearing purple shorts and a purple shirt with white kittens on it.
Anyone with information was urged to call the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-8477.
Breit reported that the FBI was also involved in the investigation. Agents were seen going inside the house and searching outside it.
KMBC's Micheal Mahoney reported that authorities concentrated some of their search efforts in a wooded area to the west of home.
Mahoney also pointed out that the location of the home is not a place where you can get to by accident. The street is on a windy complex of roads, and he reported that you really have to know where you're going to get to the house.
Police said that they are searching a handful of areas, including near Chouteau Trafficway and Parvin Road.
Refresh this page for updates. KMBC 9 News is doing updates every half-hour on Channel 9.

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