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Police: Mo. baby's parents stop cooperating

October 7, 2011 • National News


Captain Steve Young updates the media with the latest information Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2011, about a missing 10-month-old Lisa Irwin who was taken from her home around 4am Tuesday morning in Kansas City, Mo. The parents made a tearful plea for the child’s safe return Wednesday, nearly two days after she disappeared, begging her abductor to drop her off someplace safe. (AP Photo/The Kansas City Star, Mike Ransdell)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The parents of a missing 10-month-old Missouri girl are no longer cooperating with investigators, police said late Thursday — an assertion the family quickly and firmly denied.

At an evening news conference, Kansas City police spokesman Steve Young said Jeremy Irwin and Deborah Bradley stopped cooperating with authorities Thursday. The couple had been working with police since the disappearance of their daughter, Lisa, who the parents say was snatched from her crib sometime late Monday or early Tuesday.

“Tonight, they decided to stop talking to detectives, and I don’t have to illustrate how that affects the investigation. That speaks for itself,” Young said.

Relatives of the couple later called their own news conference, where a sister of Irwin read a statement saying “we have never stopped cooperating with Login to read more

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