KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Nearly a year after Lisa Irwin, then 10 months old, was reported missing from her Kansas City, Mo., home, police issued a statement saying they “continue to actively investigate the case.”
After much anticipation, and months of silence, the statement from police revealed little information. Police released no new suspect information or evidence regarding the whereabouts of the missing child.
In their statement, police said they have investigated 1,667 tips. They currently are investigating about a dozen leads.
The statement in part read, “Police have exhausted leads provided by Lisa Irwin’s family and their attorneys, and the leads were of no benefit to the investigation. While communication with the family has been ongoing, police have not had the opportunity to sit down one-on-one to speak with Lisa’s mother, Deborah Bradley. As the only adult in the home at the time of the baby’s disappearance, police continue to have questions to which only she can provide answers.”
On Thursday, in a news interview, Lisa’s mother, Deborah Bradley, said she believes her daughter will be found alive.
Lisa was reported missing in the early morning hours on Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2011. Her parents reported her missing after her father, Jeremy Irwin, came home from work around 4 a.m. and discovered she was not in her crib.
Police said Lisa’s disappearance remains an active investigation. Anyone with tips is asked to call the TIPS Hotline at (816) 474.TIPS or to text 274 637 and include the code TIP452 in the message. All calls and texts remain anonymous.