Second day of search for Lisa Irwin begins

UPDATE | Cops: No suspect, but search continues

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - It's been more than 24 hours since 10-month-old Lisa Irwin was discovered missing, and still no sign of the Northland girl.

An AMBER Alert issued early Tuesday morning has been canceled, but dozens of officers searched into the night Tuesday for Lisa, who disappeared from her Kansas City home and likely was abducted by an intruder.

Lisa was last seen in her crib at approximately 10:30 p.m. Monday night at her residence in the 3600 block of North Lister in the Northland.

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Her parents notified police at 4 a.m. Tuesday that she was missing. According to police, that is when her father returned home from work and discovered she was missing.

Police issued an AMBER Alert a few hours later.  The AMBER Alert expired around 7 p.m., but police will continue to search for the baby.

Lisa 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.

"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 told 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.

Neighbors said they woke up to FBI agents knocking on their doors and police helicopters above their houses. They are shocked and saddened by the kidnapping of Lisa.

At a 2 p.m. news conference Tuesday, Young said the parents have been cooperative as the search spreads from the family's house to a nearby wooded area. Young also says there's no indication that some type of domestic or relationship dispute is involved.

Police said there are more than 100 law enforcement individuals and various federal agencies including the FBI and ATF are looking for the child.

The Kansas City Fire Department was training on the river Tuesday and was alerted by about the missing infant. Fire crews searched the river from Choteau Bridge and down river at least two miles.

Salvation Army volunteers are helping police as they search for Lisa. The volunteers are staffing a mobile feeding kitchen to provide meals, snacks and drinks for officers as the search continues.

Young said during a 4:30 p.m. news conference Tuesday that a few people have called with tips, but there have been no significant leads. There is no information on a suspect.

Just before 7 p.m., police presence at the North Lister Avenue home had increased significantly.

During a news conference at 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Young said K9s are searching the woods and will continue for awhile through the night.

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

The following links are Facebook pages related to Lisa's disappearance:

  NBC Action News will update this with more information as it becomes available.


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