Search for Mo. baby leads to Kan. landfill
Friday, October 7, 2011
By MARIA SUDEKUM FISHER
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — FBI agents searched a Kansas landfill on Friday in connection with the disappearance of a 10-month-old Missouri girl, whose parents claim was snatched from her crib three days ago.
Agents and Kansas City police were searching the Deffenbaugh Industries landfill in the suburb of Shawnee, FBI spokeswoman Bridget Patton said. She declined to discuss details, citing the ongoing investigation.
She said it was the second time the agency had been at the landfill, which investigators also searched Tuesday, the same day Lisa Irwin was reported missing.
“That’s not uncommon. We have searched several areas more than once. They are just going out there making sure they are completely thorough,” Patton said.
Deffenbaugh Industries spokesman Tom Coffman said authorities arrived at the landfill around lunchtime Friday, though he knew few details. Patton said investigators wrapped up a few hours later.
The search came just hours after Lisa’s mother, Deborah Bradley, told The Associated Press that police told her she failed a lie detector test and accused her of being involved in her baby’s disappearance.
Bradley said police never showed her the results of the test and denied knowing anything about what happened to her daughter.
Bradley and the baby’s father, Jeremy Irwin, said Lisa was abducted sometime after her mother checked on her late Monday night and when her father returned home from work early Tuesday morning.
Irwin said he also offered to take a test but that police said that was not necessary.
Kansas City police spokesman Steve Young declined to comment Friday on whether the parents have been tested, citing the ongoing investigation.
Associated Press writer Heather Hollingsworth contributed to this report from Kansas City, Mo.