Missing Missouri Baby: Amber Alert Cancelled as Search Continues

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Police have cancelled an Amber Alert for a missing 10-month-old infant believed to have been abducted from her crib in Kansas City, Mo., though the investigation and search for her continues.

Over 100 Kansas City police officers and FBI agents are searching for Lisa Irwin, the missing infant who was last seen at 10:30 p.m. on Monday asleep in her crib at her parents' home. The massive search included canines, mounted patrol, a fugitive unit, and a narcotics and vice unit. Police issued the alert for Lisa Irwin early Tuesday morning.

At 7:30 p.m. Tuesday police pulled the Amber Alert, which is meant to immediately inform the public of a missing minor who is believed to be at risk of serious injury or death.

"Although the investigation and search for Lisa Irwin continues, an active Amber Alert is no longer necessary in this case. Lisa Irwin is still considered a missing/endangered juvenile," police Sgt. Stacey Graves said in a news release.

Kris Ketz with ABC's Kansas City affiliate KMBC reported late on Tuesday that the K-9's were finished searching for the night and that the police search will continue Wednesday morning.

Police Capt. Steve Young confirmed that a neighbor said they saw someone walking down the street at night with a baby in a diaper. He confirmed Wednesday in an interview with "Good Morning America" that although that person was reportedly seen walking down the street, the information hasn't led to any new developments.

"Unfortunately it hasn't … we followed that and several other leads but nothing has turned into any hard info," Young told "GMA. "We're not sure the only thing were certain of is that there's a 10-month-old that's not at home where she should be."

In a news conference Tuesday afternoon Young said that police have exhausted everything possible at the original scene.

Young also said that there have been no indications at this point that the parents' story is "hinky" or problematic. Lisa's mother was taken to police headquarters earlier today for questioning and her father was not, but Young could not say why.

"You can say they are being held, but you can also say they are being cooperative," Young said. "They're an essential part of the investigation, and we're continuing to talk to them."

"Usually we find the kid pretty quickly," Young said. "But, so far, we're in the afternoon and we haven't broken anything yet."

Young said Tuesday that investigators do not have any "hard leads" or suspects yet, which he confirmed again Wednesday morning with "GMA."

"Time's crucial and I'm sure our detectives are becoming frustrated, but we're on it and gonna fire back up this morning," he said.

Lisa's mother put her down to sleep at approximately 10:30 p.m. Monday night, according to police. When Lisa's father arrived home from work at around 4 a.m., he went into her room to check on her and discovered she was missing. The parents immediately called police.

"They saw the window and the screen appeared that it was tampered with," Officer Darin Snapp, public information officer for the Kansas City Police, told ABCNews.com. Authorities believe Lisa has been abducted and that the suspect entered and exited through the bedroom window. Police said there is no indication that anything else was taken from the house.

"We are conducting an area canvas, knocking on doors and talking to anyone that was in the area that night," Snapp said.

Both parents are on the scene and cooperating with police, according KMBC. Investigators will also be speaking to two other children that were in the house at the time.

"We are interviewing family and friends just to eliminate everyone's that close to the family as suspects," Snapp said. He described the family's neighborhood as a "middle class, very quiet neighborhood."

Neighbor Charles Rusher told ABCNews.com that he was shocked to hear that a crime may have been committed in the quiet neighborhood.

"I've lived here for over 50 years and this is probably the first time I've seen any crime here," Rusher said. He was woken up at 5 a.m. by the sound of police officers knocking on his door. They were going door-to-door questioning neighbors and searching houses.

A few hours later, FBI officers were knocking on Rusher's door again as they canvassed the neighborhood. Rusher, a grandfather and great-grandfather, has been shaken by the events.

"It's terrible. When you have grandchildren ... you really worry," Rusher said. "I just can't understand this happening."

Police are asking for the community's help in finding the little girl.

"We have no eyewitnesses and a six-hour time frame when the child could have been abducted," Snapp said. "We need any help at all."

Lisa has blue eyes, blonde hair, is 30 inches long and weighs between 26 and 30 pounds. She was last seen wearing purple shorts and a purple shirt with white kittens on it. She has two bottom teeth, a small bug bite under her left ear and a beauty mark on her right outer thigh. She also has a cold with a cough.

"We are pleading that if anyone saw anything, to contact us," Snapp said. "It might be that small piece [of information] that puts everything together."

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