Police Extended Baby Lisa Search to Northland Lake
Late Thursday night, the attorneys for Lisa Irwin’s parents canceled the meeting child interview specialists were scheduled to have with baby Lisa’s two older brothers on Friday.
The boys, ages 6 and 8, were in the house on the night Irwin disappeared. Police said they wanted to ask some follow-up questions and get DNA samples to rule out unidentified DNA samples collected from the home.
It’s unclear why the interviews were canceled or if they will be rescheduled for a later date.
Earlier on Thursday, the attorneys for the family also abruptly canceled a promised media tour inside their Northland home. The tour of the home in the 3600 block of North Lister was to be led by Cyndy Short, the attorney for Irwin’s parents, Jeremy Irwin and Deborah Bradley.
In a statement released Thursday morning, Short said, “The last few weeks have been exhausting to everyone working on behalf of the Irwin family, it has exhausted Lisa’s parents and her friends and family.”
Short says that all Kansas City appointments for Thursday and Friday have been postponed until next week.
Authorities have searched the home for almost 17 hours in total since Lisa Irwin was reported missing from her crib by her father in the early morning hours of October 4th. She was last seen in her crib by her mother the previous evening.
As for Kansas City police officers, they spent the day searching a lake behind a McDonald’s restaurant at I-35 and Chouteau. Police used canine units in their search, but said they were not led to the lake by any tips, but were just expanding the search to include everything that they could think of.
Police have not said what, if any, evidence was found during their search.