Lisa Irwin case keeping Kansas City police frustrated

The Kansas City StarOctober 24, 2011 

After nearly three weeks of searching for 11-month Lisa Irwin, Kansas City police continue to track down leads in a frustrating case that seems to have few.

The child’s parents, Deborah Bradley and Jeremy Irwin, attended a candlelight vigil held outside their home shortly before sundown on Sunday. Both wore yellow ribbons pinned to white T-shirts with a picture of their daughter under the word “kidnapped.” Bradley held a candle in one hand while her other arm was wrapped around Irwin. Much of the time, she burrowed her head into his stomach and sobbed.

On Sunday, an ABC network news program reported it had obtained surveillance video from a gas station near the home showing a man leaving a wooded area at 2:30 a.m. the night Lisa disappeared. “Good Morning America” reported that police were investigating the tip.

The family says Lisa was taken from her crib and reported her missing at 4 a.m. Oct. 4.

A neighbor saw a man carrying a baby in the neighborhood a few hours earlier. Another man has told reporters he saw a man walking with a baby about three miles from the Irwin home around 4 that morning. He said he reported that information to police.

Kansas City Police Capt. Steve Young said he can’t comment on what media outlets are reporting or discuss what’s going on in the investigation.

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