An abandoned home and well are searched in the case of a missing 10-month-old girl
No evidence was found, police say
Lisa Irwin was last seen in her crib the night of October 3
Authorities in Kansas City conducted another search Tuesday for a 10-month-old girl who went missing more than a week ago in a suspected kidnapping.
The latest search effort was focused on an abandoned home about a half mile from Lisa Irwin’s home, and included an inspection of a well in the backyard of the property, Kansas City fire officials told CNN.
The search did not yield any evidence, police said. Authorities had previously combed a nearby landfill and creek.
Lisa was last seen around 10:30 p.m. October 3, asleep in her crib, police said. Authorities were called to the home about 4 a.m. October 4.
“It appears the suspect entered/exited through a bedroom window,” authorities said in a statement. “Evidence at the scene leads police to believe the child has been abducted.”
Lisa’s father, Jeremy Irwin, told reporters that he discovered the girl was missing when he got home from work. “The front door was unlocked,” he said last week. “Most of the lights were on in the house, and the window in front was open – all very unusual.”
Three cell phones were also reported missing at the home, according to police Capt. Steve Young.
Police had expressed frustration recently after Lisa’s parents had stopped cooperating with investigators, Young said. However, a family spokeswoman for Deborah Bradley and Jeremy Irwin attributed the frustration to “miscommunication,” and a subsequent meeting with the parents was held Saturday.
Police, who were joined in their search effort by federal authorities last week, have said they have no suspects or solid leads in Lisa’s disappearance.
Lisa is described as 30 inches tall with blue eyes and blond hair, police said. She weighs between 26 and 30 pounds and was last seen wearing purple shorts and a purple shirt with white kittens on it.
The missing girl has two bottom teeth, a small bug bite under her left ear and a “beauty mark” on her right outer thigh. She had a cold with a cough, police said.
CNN’s Bill Kirkos contributed to this report.