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Kansas City Police Search for Missing 10-Month-Old

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Seen is Lisa Irwin, a 10-month-old girl who was apparently was abducted from her bedroom overnight. (Kansas City Police Department)

More than 100 officers were searching for a 10-month-old girl who disappeared from her Kansas City home overnight and likely was abducted by an intruder who climbed in through her bedroom window, police said Tuesday.

At a news conference Tuesday 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.

Lisa Irwin was last seen in her crib about 10:30 p.m. Monday. Kansas City police spokesman Darin Snapp said Lisa's father discovered she was missing around 3:30 a.m. when he returned home from work. Snapp said the mother was home at the time. Police issued an Amber Alert a few hours later.

"We probably have 40 officers and detectives canvassing the area," Snapp said. "The FBI and other agencies ... Gladstone, Liberty ... are involved. We are getting plenty of help from surrounding jurisdictions."

As of late morning, an intensive search hadn't turned up any signs of the girl, he said.

Police said in a news release they believe an intruder climbed in through the girl's bedroom window, snatched the child and escaped the same way.

"We are interviewing everyone involved," Snapp said. "There is evidence leading us to believe the child was abducted from her crib. The window to her bedroom, it appears someone could have abducted her. We don't have any witnesses."

Lisa has blue eyes and blond hair. She is 30 inches tall and weighs between 26 and 30 pounds. Police say she has two bottom teeth, a small bug bite under her left ear and a beauty mark on her right thigh. She also has a cold with a cough.

She was wearing purple shorts and a purple shirt with white kittens on it.

Anyone with information is asked to call the TIPS Hotline, 816-474-8477.

"We're just hoping the child is safe somewhere," Snapp said.

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