Police cancel Amber Alert for missing child but continue search

Tuesday, October 4, 2011 | 8:56 p.m. CDT; updated 12:31 p.m. CDT, Monday, October 10, 2011

KANSAS CITY — The Amber Alert has been canceled but the intensive search continues for a 10-month-old Kansas City girl who disappeared from her crib overnight.

Police canceled the Amber Alert around 7 p.m. Tuesday, about 15 hours after Lisa Irwin's father got home from work at an electrical company and discovered the baby was missing. His wife — the baby's mother — was home and said she had last seen Lisa when she put her in the crib about 10:30 p.m. Monday.

Police say the alert did the job of notifying the public about a missing child in danger.

More than 100 officers spent much of Tuesday scouring steep woods behind the home in the northern part of Kansas City. Officers are investigating whether Lisa was taken by an intruder who climbed through a window.