Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Amber Alert: Lisa Irwin


Media reported:  Police believe family did not abduct the child.
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Family reported that the window was tampered with. 

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Police have issued an AMBER Alert for a missing 10-month-old girl they believe has been abducted from her home.

Officials are looking for Lisa Irwin who was last seen in her crib at approximately 10:30 p.m. Monday night at a residence in the 3600 block of North Lister in Kansas City, Missouri. Her parents notified police at 4 a.m. Tuesday that she was missing.

She is described as follows:

blonde hair

blue eyes

30-inches tall

weighs 26-30 lbs.

has two bottom teeth

a beauty mark on right outer thigh

currently has a cold with a cough and a small bug bite under her left ear.

last seen wearing purple shorts/pants with white kittens printed.

According to a news release, officers believe a suspect "entered/exited through a bedroom window." Police also say that evidence suggests the child has been abducted.

Kansas City spokeswoman Stacey Graves says while many AMBER Alerts are parental or custodial issues, both of the girl's parents were at home at the time she went missing.

"We have both the parents here," Kansas City spokeswoman Stacey Graves said in an interview with reporters on scene. "That puts us on a little higher state of alert."

Police on scene tell NBC Action News two other boys, ages 10 and 8, live at the house and were home at the time of the abduction, but both were safe and accounted for. They were sleeping in a separate bedroom.

If you have any information regarding the whereabouts of Lisa Irwin, you are urged to call the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-8477

Read more: http://www.nbcactionnews.com/dpp/news/local_news/amber-alert-issued-for-missing-10-month-old-girl-in-kcmo#ixzz1ZpnAldCi
City Infant Believed to Have Been Abducted from Crib

Kansas City police have issued an Amber Alert for a 10-month-old girl, Lisa Irwin, who apparently was abducted from her bedroom overnight. (Kansas City Police)

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Oct. 4, 2011

Kansas City Police have issued an Amber Alert for Lisa Irwin, a missing 10-month-old infant they believe may have been abducted from her crib late last night in Missouri. The FBI has joined the Kansas City Police in the investigation.
Lisa's mother put her down to sleep at approximately 10:30 p.m. Monday night, according to police. When Lisa's father arrived home from work at around 4 a.m., he went into her room to check on her and discovered she was missing. The parents immediately called police.
"They saw the window and the screen appeared that it was tampered with," Officer Darin Snapp, public information officer for the Kansas City Police, told ABCNews.com. Authorities believe Lisa has been abducted and that the suspect entered and exited through the bedroom window.
"We are conducting an area canvas, knocking on doors and talking to anyone that was in the area that night," Snapp said. Canines are searching a wooded area behind the family's house.
Both parents are on the scene and cooperating with police, according to ABC's Kansas City affiliate KMBC.

Kansas City police have issued an Amber Alert for a 10-month-old girl, Lisa Irwin, who apparently was abducted from her bedroom overnight. FBI Joins Search for Missing West Virginia Girl Watch Video

"We are interviewing family and friends just to eliminate everyone's that close to the family as suspects," Snapp said. Police do not have any witnesses or suspects at this time. Snapp describe the family's neighborhood as a "middle class, very quiet neighborhood."
Neighbor Charles Rusher told ABCNews.com that he was shocked to hear that a crime may have been committed in the quiet neighborhood.
"I've lived here for over 50 years and this is probably the first time I've seen any crime here," Rusher said. He was woken up at 5 a.m. by the sound of police officers knocking on his door. They were going door-to-door questioning neighbors and searching houses.
A few hours later, FBI officers were knocking on Rusher's door again as they canvased the neighborhood. Rusher, a grandfather and great-grandfather, has been shaken by the events.
"It's terrible. When you have grandchildren ... you really worry," Rusher said. "I just can't understand this happening."

Police are asking for the community's help in finding the little girl.

"We have no eyewitnesses and a six-hour time frame when the child could have been abducted," Snapp said. "We need any help at all."

Lisa has blue eyes, blonde hair, is 30 inches long and weighs between 26 and 30 pounds. She was last seen wearing purple shorts and a purple shirt with white kittens on it. She has two bottom teeth, a small bug bite under her left ear and a beauty mark on her right outer thigh. She also has a cold with a cough.

"We are pleading that if anyone saw anything, to contact us," Snapp said. "It might be that small piece [of information] that puts everything together."

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