Police: Parents of missing 10-month-old Lisa Irwin no longer cooperating with investigators

UPDATES: Lisa Irwin's father admits hitting 'boiling point'Investigators 'glad to hear' Lisa Irwin's family still willing to cooperate, but have not heard from parents

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Police announced Thursday evening that the parents of missing 10-month-old Lisa Irwin have stopped cooperating with authorities.

"Tonight, they decided to stop talking to detectives, and I don't have to illustrate how that affects the investigation. That speaks for itself," said Capt. Steve Young with the Kansas City Police Department said during a 7 p.m. news conference.

"We don't have any suspects, if we had enough to charge anyone with, we probably would be pursuing charges," Young added.

More than two hours after the police news conference, Lisa's aunt, Ashley Irwin, spoke on behalf of the parents. She said they have never stopped cooperating with the police .

Lisa was discovered missing Tuesday morning when her father returned home from work. Police believe she was abducted sometime between 10:30 p.m. Monday and 4 a.m. Tuesday.

Earlier Thursday, Lisa's parents, Jeremy Irwin and Deborah Bradley, described how they frantically searched their home for any sign of their daughter but found only an open window, house lights on and an unlocked front door.

The family's three cellphones, including one that didn't work, also were missing, the couple said during a news conference Thursday morning.

"They told us three cellphones were missing. It hasn't produced anything we can go forward with," Young said. "The investigation is directed and handled by hard information."

Kansas City police spokesman Darin Snapp said police will be shutting down the command post Thursday evening.

"We believe we have done all we can regarding geographic searches and will continue tracking leads as we get them or develop additional information," said Snapp.

You can hear more of what Young had to say at his 7 p.m. news conference by clicking on the attached video.

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