KANSAS CITY, Missouri - Police found soiled diapers at an abandoned house about a mile away from Lisa Irwin's house, and set up crime scene tape around the home. Inside the abandoned house they also found a Scooby Doo backpack, two jars of baby food and men's clothes.
The diapers were originally described as being very fresh, but around 9 p.m., Kansas City, Mo. Police Department Public Information Officer Capt. Steve Young said that it appeared that the diapers had been there for some time. He said the diapers were likely "not connected" to Irwin's disappearance.
Meanwhile a "handyman" nicknamed "Jersey," who was often spotted around Lisa Irwin's neighborhood, is in police custody. "Jersey" was sought by police earlier this week.
He was arrested on an unrelated outstanding warrant.
Police have not charged "Jersey" with a crime, but do say that they are questioning him about Lisa Irwin's disappearance.
Police sealed-off the abandoned house where the diapers were found around 8:25 p.m. The house is near the 3900 Block of Chouteau Trafficway and Russell, about one mile from Lisa Irwin's home. Diapers were also found around 300 yards away from the home, which is about four blocks away from Irwin's home.
Bill Stanton, a private investigator helping Irwin's parents, said that one family member was heading to the home, but Irwin's mother was not.
Young said that the questioning of "Jersey" is in line with normal police procedures involved in the Lisa Irwin case. Young said that they are doing their due diligence by interviewing every person that they can who frequents or lives in Irwin's neighborhood.
Jersey was sought on Oct. 10 after police brought a picture of him to the door of a neighbor of Irwin's and asked the neighbor if he had seen him.
The neighbor told police that he had seen the man (Jersey), who he described as in his 20s, riding a bike and carrying a backpack.
The neighbor, who didn't want to be identified, has lived in the neighborhood for 40 years and says he knows all of its residents. He said he is sure that "Jersey" does not live close by and was suspicious of him even before Lisa disappeared.
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