Relatives of missing KC girl watch coverage

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Relatives of a missing 10-month-old girl watched on television as searchers probed a cistern at a vacant Kansas City home.

Mike Lerette, a relative who has been acting as a family spokesman, told The Associated Press that family members of young Lisa Irwin watched television coverage of the search earlier Tuesday but later stopped as crews continued their efforts.

It’s not clear whether the parents, Jeremy Irwin and Deborah Bradley, were watching. The couple has not been made available for comment.

On Tuesday afternoon, a searcher was lowered into a 40-foot cistern below the deck of a vacant home about five blocks away from the Kansas City house where the girl went missing a week ago.

The parents said someone must have crept into their home while the child’s mother and brothers slept and snatched the girl.

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