Almost seven days since baby Lisa Irwin went missing from her crib in Kansas City, police have staged what appeared to be an unusual recreation of the kidnapping in an attempt to find more clues towards the whereabouts of the baby.
FBI Agents and detectives were spotted entering through the window, that baby Lisa Irwin's father Jeremy saw wide open when he returned home from work at 4am on Oct. 3. The detectives pretended to be intruders and climbed through the window to gain access to the baby's bedroom, ABC News reported.
The recreation showed that climbing in through the window was much more difficult than it appeared. The detective had to be pushed in and the window slammed on his leg once he was through, creating a lot of noise that would have most likely alerted Lisa Irwin's mother, Deborah, had it happened on the night of the kidnapping.
According to the baby's parents, their 10-month daughter was kidnapped while Jeremy Irwin was working a night shift and Deborah was asleep. According to Jeremy Irwin when he came home at 4 a.m. the front door was unlocked, the window was wide open; his daughter and three cell phones were missing.
The police announced last week that baby Lisa's parents had stopped cooperating with investigators, an accusation both parents have denied.
We just want to make sure that we tell everybody that we're still cooperating, Jeremy Irwin said on NBC's Today Show on Friday. We're still talking to the police. We're doing everything we can to try to find Lisa and bring her home.
Jeremy Irwin explained that he reached his boiling point during one of his interviews with the police last week, but he said he merely needed a break and never said he would stop cooperating with the investigation.
While the police have gone into very few details about the status of the investigation, in a press conference on Friday Kansas City Police Capt., Steve Young, explained how important the input of the parents was.
They live in the house. They intimately have information about what's been going on. They know the child, he said.
Over the weekend police investigated two new leads that came forward from the case. A teenage neighbor who was at the Irwin's home the day Lisa vanished and who also knew the code to the garage door was questioned. Authorities are also investigating reports from the west coast of a couple seen with a small child fitting Lisa's description, ABC News reported. Nothing concrete has emerged and Police are looking for new tips.
On Sunday Evening the community of Northland Street gathered together with candles in support of the search for the baby. Family members have handed out flyers and reached out to NASCAR fans at the Sprint Cup race at Kansas Speedway, hoping more tips will come in.