KANSAS CITY, Mo. - As the one-year anniversary approaches of the disappearance of a then-10-month-old baby girl, the Kansas City Police Department continues to run down leads in the case.
In a statement issued Friday afternoon, the department said they are currently checking into about a dozen tips into the disappearance of Lisa Irwin.
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Lisa was 10 months old when she disappeared almost one year ago.
Her parents, Jeremy Irwin and Deborah Bradley say Jeremy came home in the early-morning hours of Oct 4, 2011 to find the front door unlocked, lights on in the home and Lisa missing from her crib.
Authorities issued an AMBER Alert later that morning and in intensive search began for the girl.
Searches for Lisa - highly-publicized in the days and weeks immediately after her disappearance, but which have since become few and far between - have focused on neighborhoods near the Irwin home, nearby woods and have even led to a landfill across the state line in Johnson County, Kan.
Investigators on Friday said they have received a total of 1,667 tips since Lisa disappeared from her home in the 3600 block of Lister.
About 500 of the tips have been of potential sightings of Lisa, though authorities say none of them have panned out.
Investigators said shortly after Lisa's disappearance, her parents stopped cooperating with police, but Jeremy Irwin and Deborah Bradley have denied those claims in local and national media interviews.
"While communication with the family has been ongoing, police have not had the opportunity to sit down one-on-one to speak with Lisa's mother, Deborah Bradley," Friday's statement read. "As the only adult in the home at the time of the baby's disappearance, police continue to have questions to which only she can provide answers."
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