An Amber Alert has been issued after the parents of 10-month-old Lisa Irwin reported her missing early this morning.
As the Huffington Post reports, a frantic search is underway in Kansas City, Missouri for the little girl who was last seen by her mother, who laid her down to sleep at 10:30 p.m., Monday night. The child was reportedly discovered missing by her dad when he came home from work at 4 a.m. The parents immediately called police.
Police think the kidnapper may have gotten into the Irwin home through a window in the baby’s room, which reportedly showed signs of tampering.
Lisa’s disappearance is especially concerning because both parents reported her missing, meaning that authorities don’t believe a custodial dispute is the reason the child disappeared. As Fox News is reporting, at a a news conference this afternoon, police Capt. Steve Young said Lisa Irwin’s parents have been cooperative as the search spreads from the family’s house to a nearby wooded area. Young also says there’s no indication that some type of domestic or relationship dispute is involved.
The massive search has more than 100 Kansas City officers searching for Lisa. The FBI is also involved as the baby could already have crossed state lines.
“It’s very possible that this child could be in Kansas,” said police spokesman Darin Snapp. “We’re right on the state line.”
Police say there is no suspect or vehicle description and no witnesses to the abduction.
“It’s very frustrating,” Snapp said. “We’re hoping somebody comes forward and gives us the right information.”
Lisa has blue eyes and blond hair, is 30 inches tall and weighs 26 to 30 pounds. She was last seen wearing purple shorts and a purple shirt with white kittens on it, police said. The child has two bottom teeth and a beauty mark on her right outer thigh. Her parents said she also has a cold with a cough.
Police urged anyone with information about the girl’s whereabouts to immediately call the TIPS hotline at 816-474-8477.