Baby Lisa Update: Cadaver Dog Reacts in Home
A Kansas City Police Department search warrant request indicates that a cadaver dog from the FBI got a “hit” in the home of Lisa Irwin, a baby girl who has been missing now for three weeks. Lisa’s disappearance has been covered widely in the media, with a number of media outlets questioning her parents in the little girl’s disappearance.
Almost within the first few days of 10-month-old Lisa being reported as missing on October 4, authorities seemed to zero in on parents Deborah Bradley and Jeremy Irwin. After days of almost non-stop questioning by investigators, Bradley and Irwin procured the services of local attorney Cynthia Short, complaining that police should be out looking for their baby girl.
Cadaver dogs are specially trained to detect even the faintest hints of the distinct odors of decomposition following the death of a person, with an accuracy that can even overcome the odors of decomposing trash and other animal remains.
According to the missing girl’s parents, someone broke into their home the evening of October 3rd and took Lisa from her bed. In the recent search warrant request, the cadaver dog is noted as detecting the presence of a dead body having been on the floor of Bradley’s bedroom.
Police have used the warrant to search Bradley and Irwin’s home, taking Lisa’s effects, including clothing items, blankets and even some toys. Disturbingly, rolls of tape were also removed by police for further investigation, according to court documents.
According to Short, police investigators “have isolated the parents and repeatedly told the press that they are not cooperating.” Short went on to add that the police “starved” her clients “by witholding information about the investigation.”
Police reports state that those interviewed about the missing girl case "revealed conflicting information." Deborah Bradley has admitted to CBS News that she had been drinking heavily the night her daughter went missing, and according to a police affidavit Bradley said she failed to look for her daughter outside their home because she was "afraid of what she might find."