Volunteers Pick-Up Search for Missing Baby Lisa
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — It has been more than three months since baby Lisa Irwin disappeared from her Northland home and she’s still missing. While family is in seclusion and remains quiet, some concerned citizens continue to search for the baby.
Over a dozen people searched an area near I-35 & Chouteau on Sunday.
“We are searching for clues for baby Lisa so we can bring her home safely,” said one volunteer named Edith.
Most of the search party wore boots and carried large sticks to aid their search. The terrain has changed a lot in the weeks since police last searched the area.
“At that point when they were searching, there was a lot more vegetation,” said a volunteer named Shelly.
It’s a long shot and each of the dedicated searchers realize that, but there’s something about Lisa Irwin that has drawn them together.
“We just can’t let it go,” Shelly said. “I mean, you know, a baby doesn’t just vanish you know.”
The area that was searched on Sunday was targeted by the group because of its proximity to the Irwin home where lisa disappeared. It’s just off the highway.
“They could throw stuff over, looking on hills, throw cell phones out,” Edith said. “If they are changing the baby they could throw her clothes out.”
Baby Lisa hasn’t been seen since her mother, Debra Bradley put her to bed on October 3, 2011. Lisa’s father, Jeremy Irwin came home well after midnight on October 4 and the baby wasn’t in her crib. The parents called Kansas City Police and the search began.
As of today, no one is in custody and baby Lisa hasn’t been found. The girl remains on people’s mind and volunteers say they will continue to search.
“As a mother and a grandmother, I can’t let it go,” Shelly said. “I mean, I feel like there’s not enough people out there seeing her face. She’s defenseless, innocent baby, she’s somewhere.”
There is still a $100,000 reward for the right piece of information Lisa’s location. People hope the information will lead to the baby’s return to her family.