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Brothers Questioned Over Missing Baby

Near home where baby vanished. (click to enlarge)
photo by Dan Verbeck/KCUR
Near home where baby vanished. (click to enlarge)

By Dan Verbeck

Kansas City, MO. – Kansas City Police say a child-interview professional is conducting an interview today with the half brothers of the baby girl missing for more than a month from Kansas City's Northland.

The interview takes place on the day before Lisa Irwin's first birthday. The child was reporting taken from her parents' home on October 4. The day after, the boys, ages 8 and 5, were interviewed by police and social workers. The parents had refused permission since.

Police declined to offer specifics on the most recent questioning.

Attorneys for the parents have publicly disagreed in the past over allowing the boys to be questioned about what they heard or saw the night or morning little Lisa disappeared or about family dynamics.

The baby's mother made a series of puzzling admissions on network television programs, including drinking heavily the night of the disappearance. Both parents have consistently denied any complicity in the disappearance.

It's not clear why the boys were made available for questioning this time.

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