Cadaver dog ‘hit’ inside Missouri house in Lisa Irwin case

Kansas City StarOctober 21, 2011 

An FBI cadaver dog indicated a “hit” inside the Northland home where Lisa Irwin disappeared from her crib, according to an affidavit police filed to support a request for a search warrant of the house.

The dog, which had been taken into the house Monday on the consent of Lisa’s parents, Deborah Bradley and Jeremy Irwin, indicated a reaction to the scent of a dead person “in an area of the floor of Bradley’s bedroom near the bed,” the affidavit said.

A Clay County judge approved the search warrant Tuesday afternoon, and police and federal investigators spent much of Wednesday searching the house and yard in the 3600 block of North Lister Avenue.

In their request for a search warrant, authorities said they were looking for DNA, fingerprints, cell phones and evidence of human decomposition.

Deborah Bradley has said that three cell phones were taken, along with her infant daughter, sometime late Oct. 3 or early Oct. 4.

Documents filed today in Clay County Circuit Court said police took blankets, toys and articles of clothing from the house on North Lister, as well as rolls of tape and a tape dispenser.

According to the affidavit, interviews with people involved in the case “revealed conflicting information for a clear direction” for the investigation.

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