KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -
In the ninth day of searching for missing baby Lisa, police searched a wooded area on Wednesday near the home where baby Lisa was reported missing last week in the Northland.
According to police, the search included several acres near North 34th Street and North Brighton Avenue.
Police said this recent search did not come from a tip, but it is just an area they have not covered yet.
As the investigation into 11-month-old Lisa's disappearance continues into a second week, the inconsistencies in the parents' accounts of what happened are piling up and casting suspicion their way.
* The Irwins have a black lab as a pet who was on the porch on the night Lisa was reported missing. Bradley denied the dog barked that night.
* The last time Bradley saw Lisa was when she put her to bed at 10:30 p.m., she says. "I just changed her, you know, put fresh clothes on her, and get her ready for bed." Yet the baby disappeared while wearing purple shorts and a purple top with white kittens on it. Why would Bradley have changed a baby who was going to bed for the night into shorts and a shirt rather than pajamas?
* In another interview, Bradley said Lisa went to bed first and the boys later; the boys are 6 and 8 and it was a school night. Yet the boys went to bed subsequent to 10:30 p.m.?
* Police asked the Irwins to make a list of anyone who could have been responsible for Lisa's disappearance. When asked in an interview by Judge Jeanine Pirro, "How did you pick these names," Jeremy Irwin answered, "Anybody. People who have been in the house. People that have had miscarriages lately. People who got divorces, cheating on their husb- (he stopped himself; his wife shook her head "no"). Irwin's mention of people getting divorces and cheating on their husbands has no logical nexus with a baby kidnapping and raises eyebrows.
* Lisa Irwin went to bed with a cold and cough. Bradley claims to have slept in her own room with another child and a stray cat in her bed, her bedroom door shut. This is an unusual choice for a mother with a sick baby. In an interview Sunday, Bradley says she had a baby monitor operating that night. Yet she, like the dog, heard nothing when a stranger allegedly entered her baby's bedroom and removed her baby.
* Irwin and Bradley suggested a window in an adjacent room as a point of entry, saying the screen had been tampered with. A police re-enactment showed the window to be an unlikely -- almost impossible -- point of quiet entry.
* The couple claims an intruder took their three cellphones at the same time as taking the baby, delaying their call to 911. Yet they admitted to Judge Jeanine that Jeremy had a functioning work phone he ultimately used to call 911.
About twelve K-9 officers searched a wooded area near the Brighton Town homes off Brighton Avenue. Investigators said they were looking for evidence in the Lisa Irwin case, but they didn't give details.
Meanwhile, detectives were near the Irwin home asking people about a guy called "Jersey." Neighbors said Jersey is an out-of-work handyman who rides his bike around the area.
"The cops came asked us if we had seen a person, the handyman or "Jersey." I've never seen him before don't know who he is," said neighbor Carissa Carda.
All the neighbors said they don't know Jersey's real name. They said he hasn't been seen since Lisa Irwin disappeared.
A new mom probably wouldn't sleep with the door closed with a sick baby, but a mom who has had several kids, well yeah, we tend to learn when to stress and when not to.
I'm sorry, but the claim that three cell phones were taken at the same time as the baby has always been a red flag to me. It makes no sense...especially since it hardly delays a person's ability to call 9-1-1 because they can go to a neighbor's home and use the phone pretty quickly if they want to.
Cue the music and send in the clowns. Oh, wait. Never mind. Curtain’s already up. The circus has begun.
The disappearance of Baby Lisa Irwin is strange. But with the appearance of “Wild Bill” Stanton, the case officially enters the land of bizarre.
Stanton is a self-promoter, plain and simple. He had three or four years as a New York City police officer back in the late ’80s before a hand injury sent him into early, early retirement.
So Wild Bill was born. He became a private detective, a bouncer, a bodyguard eager to hobnob with celebrities like Sylvester Stallone and Bruce Willis.
And apparently he persuaded the Irwin family to let him assist in the hunt for Baby Lisa. No word on who pays his tab. NBC?
Stanton declined to speak at length Wednesday with a Kansas City Star reporter.
None of it matters. He’s not a police officer. He has no legal authority. He’s not even a licensed private detective in Missouri. He will have no access to police findings.
Police investigated and discovered the man was a neighbor who gave Bradley a ride to the grocery store.
Investigators have told NBC Action News the video has not led to any significant developments in the case.