Theories Abound About Lisa Irwin Disappearance

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Another national media outlet, with large budgets and resources, is reporting a lead in the Lisa Irwin investigation that once again, police deny.

ABC News claims Kansas City, Mo. police are looking at surveillance video from a nearby gas station, video ABC says may support the theory that Lisa Irwin was abducted from her home in the middle of the night.

However, when FOX 4 asked KCMO Police about the report and the video, police responded with an email to us, which indicated they consider these national news theories and investigations rogue and amateur, if not unhelpful.

Surveillance video obtained by ABC News comes from a BP gas station near the Irwin house. It shows a man emerging from the woods at about 2:30 a.m. although it doesn't appear he is carrying a baby.

Capt. Steve Young, Public Information Officer with the police department responded to the latest national news theory with the following email:

"I know you have to ask, but I cannot comment on details and don't want to even try keeping up with media freelance investigations."

Police have interviewed witnesses who say they saw a man carrying a baby the night Lisa disappeared. One witness says she saw this shortly after midnight, three houses away from Lisa's. Another witness saw a man with a baby almost four hours later, more than three miles from the home.

The BP gas station is approximately three-quarters of a miles from the home.

Meanwhile, billboards around the Kansas City Metro area are now flashing information about Lisa Irwin.  A digital billboard on I-70 near the 435 Interchange features the words "Have You Seen Baby Lisa Irwin?" It is one of seven rotating advertisement and announcements that cycles through about every eight seconds.

The display is a donation from Lamar Advertising, which will feature four Lisa on four of their boards across the metro.

Over the weekend, the parents' attorneys also went public.

New York attorney Joe Tacopina addressed questions about Deborah's drinking.

"I don't think she has an alcohol problem," Tacopina said on Fox's Judge Jeanine Pirro Show. "She has wine at night."

He also continued his refusal to answer the question about who is paying him.

"That's an attorney, client matter. I don't get into who engaged me," Tacopina said. "Who's footing my bill is irrelevant quite frankly."

FOX 4 is meeting with Deborah Bradley and Jeremy Irwin's local attorney, Cyndy Short, Sunday for an exclusive interview.  Tune into FOX 4 newscasts and FOX4KC.com for the very latest.

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