Hope Dwindling As Searches Turn Up No Sign Of Missing KC Baby

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) –  Authorities searching for a missing baby in Kansas City have marched shoulder-to-shoulder through acres of woods, rappelled down cliffs and combed through landfills.

They’ve interrogated her parents for hours and called in firefighters to search a 36-foot well that seemed like a possible place to hide a child’s body.

But after receiving more than 300 tips and chasing down many others, police still have no idea what happened to Lisa Irwin, a fair-haired, big-eyed baby, whose first birthday is now only a month away.

A full week has passed since Lisa’s parents, Jeremy Irwin and Deborah Bradley, reported their daughter missing. Jeremy returned home from a late shift at work Oct. 4 and told police he found the house lights on, a window tampered with and his child gone.

Police have since searched the home with metal detectors, and FBI and police re-enacted a possible abduction, all done while camera crews filmed from the street.

Police spokesman Capt. Steve Young has said police are pursuing all leads and taking a no-holds barred approach to the investigation.

“I challenge you to name something, and I can assure you we have done it twice,” Young said early in the investigation. But he has also said all along that he and other police can’t comment on the investigation.

 

Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press

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