Parents hope age-progression picture of ‘Baby Lisa’ leads to discovery of missing girl

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children released a new age-progression picture of Lisa Irwin on Monday.

The little girl disappeared from her Northland home before her first birthday four-and-a-half years ago, and her disappearance became a national story.

“It's not like I need the age progression for hope, I have a lot of faith, and I always have and that's never gone away,” said mom Deborah Bradly.

The little girl would be 5-and-a-half years old, and her parents are grateful the center released the picture.

“Obviously doing her age progression is a big deal, because we don't know exactly what she looks like. So it's important to have this because she's grown so much and people need to know what she looks like now,” said Bradley.

“We always look at these type of things as an opportunity to get her back on TV,” said dad Jeremy Irwin.

Baby Lisa's disappearance made national headlines after she was reported missing from her home in 2011, and there was controversy when the parents wouldn't talk to police.

Fast forward to today, leads still come in and Lisa's parents keep in contact with a new sergeant assigned to the ongoing investigation.

“We've gotten few tips in and we send them to police. Now whether or not they're substantial enough to help in the investigation we're not sure, but there's no such thing as a tip too small,” said Bradley.

The family home hasn't changed much since her disappearance; they still keep pictures and posters plastered on their home and cars, and they say it won't change until Lisa comes home.

“Even after four years I still don't have any doubt in my mind that I am going to see her again and she's going to come home. I just wish it would hurry up,” said Bradley.

If you have information that will assist investigators, call the TIPS Hotline at (816) 474-TIPS.