Wed October 5, 2011
Futile Search For Missing Toddler: Parents Plead For Help
By Dan Verbeck
Kansas City, MO. – In the second day of searching for a 10 month old girl believed taken from her Kansas City, North home, the parents of little Lisa Irwin met reporters with an entreaty to the presumed abductor or abductors. KCUR's Dan Verbeck was there and reported it was difficult to watch and hear.
The child's father Jeremy Irwin and mother Deborah Bradley stepped from delivery by police car to stand near the police command post off Missouri Highway 210.
The mother clutched a child's doll as Jeremy Irwin made his plea to return the child. In his words, "any place safe. Fire station. Or hospital or church, no questions asked. We just want our baby back. Bring her home. Please."
Deborah Bradley appeared and sounded desperate as she spoke, hoping to be heard by whoever took her little girl.
Police, firefighters and the FBI did three shoulder to shoulder searches of woods near the parents' home. The search area has concentrated on the patch of woods near the family home around the 36 hundred block of North Lister.
Captain Steve Young of Kansas City Police Department says he's not aware of any ransom note being sent or received. And the parents are not suspects.
Young described 300 consentual searches of homes as investigators looked for evidence of the child.
Police describe the child as Caucasian with blonde hair and two bottom teeth. When last seen in her crib she was wearing a purple to with kittens on it and purple shorts.