Baby Lisa

Cops & Crime
5:38 pm
Mon May 21, 2012

December Event Termed New Link To Missing Baby

Baby Lisa Irwin's parents, two days after the child disappeared in October 2011.
Dan Verbeck KCUR

More than seven months after the puzzling disappearance of 10-month-old Lisa Irwin from her parents’ Kansas City home, her mother and father went on national television today purporting to have new evidence.

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10:55 am
Thu November 10, 2011

Brothers Questioned Over Missing Baby

Near home where baby vanished. (click to enlarge)
photo by Dan Verbeck/KCUR

Kansas City, MO. – Kansas City Police say a child-interview professional is conducting an interview today with the half brothers of the baby girl missing for more than a month from Kansas City's Northland.

The interview takes place on the day before Lisa Irwin's first birthday. The child was reporting taken from her parents' home on October 4. The day after, the boys, ages 8 and 5, were interviewed by police and social workers. The parents had refused permission since.

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5:09 pm
Fri October 28, 2011

Legal Tempest In Child Search

Hand of K.C. Police Officer Darin Snapp holding picture of missing Lisa Irwin.(Click to enlarge)
Photo by Dan Verbeck/KCUR

Kansas City, MO. – With the perplexing disappearance of 11 month old Lisa Irwin unresolved, an apparent dispute between legal advisers complicates the investigation. The stories from siblings remains largely unexamined.

The Kansas City lawyer representing the parents has quit, contesting accounts that she, Cyndi Short, was fired by a New York Lawyer who signed on earlier.

Short's assessment reported by Associated Press was, "He can't do that. I work for the parents."

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12:29 am
Tue October 18, 2011

High-Profile Attorney Enters Baby Lisa Case

New York defense attorney Joe Tacopina announces that he will be the spokesman for missing Lisa Irwin's parents.
Video frame courtesy of KMBC, TV-9.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – A high-profile New York defense attorney has become spokesman for the parents of missing 11-month-old Lisa Irwin.

Lawyer Joe Tacopina said at a news conference yesterday he will be speaking for Baby Lisa's parents to make sure they are represented fairly.

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8:40 am
Fri October 7, 2011

Police Say Missing Child Parents Balk

Kansas City, MO – The search for missing 10 month old Lisa Irwin has become more complicated in the last 12 to 14 hours. There are claims and counterclaims about the child's parents willingness to work with police.

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2:07 am
Fri October 7, 2011

Parents Cooperating With Police Or Not?

Ashley Irwin, identified as the missing girl's aunt and Police Captain Steve Young.
Photos courtesy of KMBC, TV-9. (Click to enlarge.)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The case of a missing 10-month-old took sudden unexpected turns last night as a conflicting statements were released by the family and police.

Police captain Steve Young's 7PM announcement was seemingly rebutted by a member or Lisa Irwin's family later in the evening. Young said the parents of the missing girl are no longer cooperating with police, "but our door is always open."

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7:14 pm
Thu October 6, 2011

Parents of Missing Infant No Longer Cooperating, Police Say

Kansas City, Mo. – According to the Kansas City Star, police officials are reporting the parents of the missing 10-month-old girl, Lisa Irwin, are no longer cooperating.

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5:03 pm
Wed October 5, 2011

Search for Missing Child Enters Second Day

Missing child Lisa Irwin.
Click to enlarge.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – After cutting back to a minimal investigative force overnight, Kansas City police and cooperating law enforcement agencies are resuming their full-scale search for a missing 10-month-old girl.

Police say the parents of little Lisa Irwin are cooperative and there's no reason to disbelieve their story that the little girl disappeared from her bedroom in the middle of the night.

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12:56 pm
Wed October 5, 2011

Futile Search For Missing Toddler: Parents Plead For Help

Parents of Lisa Irwin, toddler believed abducted, plead for child's safe return.
Photo 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.

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