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Baby Lisa case: Newest media focus is surveillance video

October 24, 2011 |  4:49 pm


Surveillance footage taken on the night of Baby Lisa's disappearance seems to capture a man -- who, oddly enough, seems to be dressed all in white -- emerging from a wooded area about the time that the Kansas City, Mo., 10-month-old reportedly vanished from her crib.

The video, obtained by "Good Morning America," is brief and grainy, and it's difficult to determine whether the person is carrying anything at all, much less a baby.

But the footage -- plus two reported sightings of a man carrying a baby that night -- could help bolster the parents' claim that they had nothing to do with their child's disappearance, says the story accompanying the video.

The Kansas City Police Department could not be reached for comment Monday on what might, or might not be, a development in the case of the missing child known as Baby Lisa.

The baby's mother, Lisa Bradley, has said she put the child in her crib about 6:30 p.m. on Oct. 3 and then realized she was missing about 3:30 a.m. on Oct. 4, when the baby's father, Jeremy Irwin, came home from his shift as an electrician. A massive search for the girl is entering its fourth week.

Until this latest report, many of the highly publicized disclosures in the case have cast the parents in a negative light. Among the recent frenzied coverage is, for example, that a cadaver dog discovered a "hit" -- a possible indication of human remains -- in the couple's bedroom. The couple's attorney said police did not seize the carpeting, or any other flooring in the bedroom, as evidence. 

The "Good Morning America" article says the video captured the man walking out of the wooded area about 2:30 a.m. on Oct. 4. It goes on to describe the reports of two people who say they saw -- that same night -- a man walking down the street in the cold nighttime air carrying a baby wearing only a diaper.

The parents have contended all along that police have wrongly suspected the mother of wrongdoing instead of trying to find their child. Police say they haven't honed in on the mother, and that they're  pursuing every clue and tip that crosses their path.


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Photo: Local and federal investigators enter toddler Lisa Irwin's home last week. Credit: Fred Blocher / Kansas City Star