Mo. parents describe panic after baby disappeared

October 6, 2011 - 12:10 PM
Baby Missing

The parents of missing 10-month old Lisa Irwin, Jeremy Irwin and Deborah Bradley, speak during a news conference in Kansas City, Mo., Wednesday afternoon, Oct. 5, 2011. 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) — Crews looking for a 10-month-old girl whose parents say was abducted from their Kansas City home have extended their search to a nearby heavily wooded area, an industrial park and the sewers.

About 100 hundred officers scoured the industrial park and adjacent woods Thursday morning. One of the searchers told a reporter to leave the area and refused to comment on the investigation. Others lifted sewer drain covers and looked inside.

Lisa Irwin's parents say their baby disappeared from her crib either late Monday or early Tuesday. Police have been scrambling for leads in their investigation.

Randy Thurston, a warehouse manager, says officers had also been through the industrial park Tuesday, searching trash bins and pipes. He says the scene was much more intense Thursday.