Baby Taken From Crib Needs Internet Help Even More Now (PHOTO)

Lisa IrwinMissing baby Lisa IrwinIt's hard to imagine a situation more desperate than that of a baby who has gone missing in the middle of the night, a 10-month-old who just up and disappeared from her crib. But the cancellation of an Amber Alert issued for missing Lisa Irwin means the Missouri baby needs our help ... perhaps even more desperately than before.

Lisa is still missing. Police and FBI agents in Kansas City say they are still looking for tips from the community. And yet, a cancelled Amber Alert would sound like good news, wouldn't it? I know it's the sort of thing that generally makes me breathe a sigh of relief.


No more Amber Alert means "child has been recovered," right? Apparently not. The reports issued by the police say that the alert is no longer "necessary," but "Lisa Irwin is still considered a missing/endangered juvenile."

My heart is breaking for her family, especially her mom who put Lisa to bed Monday night in a pair of purple pants and a purple shirt with a kitty on it, only to wake up Tuesday morning when the baby's father got home from work and found her crib empty. I worry that the news that the alert has been cancelled will spur the initial reaction I had: "Oh good, she's found." It will make people flip the news channel, click off the website, instead of working to help recover the missing child.

So here's what we need to do. Help keep the search for Lisa alive. Spread the details about her far and wide.

According to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, Lisa has blonde hair and blue eyes. She's 30 pounds and 2'6" long, and she has a birthmark on her right thigh. Born November 11, 2010, she's just shy of the 11-month mark. The (now-cancelled) Amber Alert also notes that Lisa has two bottom teeth already in, and she had a small bug bite under her left ear. Anyone with information should call the Kansas City police tip line at 816-474-8477.

Will you help? 

Image via National Center for Missing and Exploited Children

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