Amber Alert issued for missing infant
An Amber Alert has been issued for a baby girl who was discovered missing from her Kansas City, Missouri, home early Tuesday morning.
The parents of Lisa Irwin, 10-months-old, told police that they had put Lisa to sleep Monday evening, but when they went to check on her at 4:00 a.m., she was gone.
According to KMBC-TV, police said they are on a “higher state of alert” since both parents were at the home, indicating parental abduction was not involved. The vast majority of missing child reports involve abduction by one of the child’s parents, often due to divorce and custody issues.
Kansas City Police Capt. Steve Young said that they currently suspect Lisa’s abductor came in through a window of the home, but that they are still “trying to put all the pieces together.”
Lisa was last wearing a purple shirt with white kittens, and purple shorts. She is 30 inches tall, weighs 26 to 30 pounds, and has blue eyes and blond hair. Other identifying traits are her two bottom teeth, a beauty mark on her right thigh, and she currently has a bug bite below her left ear. Police also say Lisa currently has a cough due to a cold.
Authorities are asking anybody with information about the abduction or Lisa’s location to call the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-8477.