Latest News in Lisa Irwin's Disappearance Doesn't Look Good (VIDEO)

lisa irwinThree weeks and counting since 10-month-old (now 11-month-old) Lisa Irwin disappeared from her Kansas City crib, and still police have no official suspects. If the latest leads in the case turn out to be worth following, though, the no-suspect status could change soon. Unfortunately, given the sickeningly ominous nature of those leads, this isn't necessarily good news.

As with the investigation's previous developments, these latest tips don't quite add up. There are countless blanks yet to be filled. The difference with today's updates is that they're all rooted in seemingly valid tips or discoveries ...

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Various accounts of a 'mysterious' figure

More than one witness has come forward to report sightings of a "suspicious man" carrying a baby the night Lisa vanished. Mike Thompson told police he was on his way home from work around 4 a.m. on October 4 when he saw a man in a t-shirt carrying a baby through an intersection several miles from the Irwins' home. (Lisa's parents realized she was missing shortly after 4 a.m.) A few hours earlier, a couple living a few doors down from Irwin home also claim to have seen a man in a t-shirt carrying a baby. According to both Mike Thompson and the Irwins' neighbors, the baby appeared to be wearing nothing but a diaper.

Surveillance video from a nearby gas station captured footage of a man dressed in white leaving a wooded area around 2:30 that same morning (not carrying a baby).

Cadaver dog smells dead body in Irwin home

A newly-released affidavit revealed that during a police search conducted on October 17, a cadaver dog "indicated a positive 'hit' for the scent of a deceased human in an area of the floor of [mom, Deborah] Bradley's bedroom near the bed." The family's lawyer, Joe Tacopina, argued on the Today show this morning that the dog could have been responding to the smell of a dirty diaper.

Dumpster fire linked to landfill investigation

Around the same time as the above events, police received reports of a dumpster fire featuring flames that shot several feet high into the air (indicating possible usage of some kind of accelerant). The dumpster is emptied at an area landfill already searched by authorities as part of the investigation. Police also showed burnt clothes to Lisa's parents as part of the interrogation process.

We still don't know how, or even if, any of these findings fit together. All I know for certain is that every new detail linked to Lisa Irwin's disappearance makes me more afraid for that lost baby than the last.

What do you think about the latest clues in the investigation of missing baby Lisa Irwin?


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