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Baby Lisa Irwin Missing: Essential Witness Returns to Kansas City to Answer Police Questions

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By Justin L. Ayoub, Christian Post Reporter
November 17, 2011|9:13 am

The man who allegedly had the phone that received a mysterious call from Lisa's mother's cellphone the night the toddler went missing returned to Kansas City.

Kansas City Private Investigator Ron Rugen told the Examiner that Dane Greathouse returned home after being away for a week.

Greathouse was away on a hunting trip and came back Wednesday night. He was not aware police wanted to question him, according to the report.

"We’d like to talk to him. He’s not a suspect, just another person we believe might have some information we can use," said Kansas City Police Capt. Steven Young of the witness on Monday. "Nothing more, or different from the long list of people we’ve spoken to."

A call was made from the phone of Lisa's mother, Deborah Bradley, on the night Lisa disappeared. The phone was thought to be stolen along with Lisa.

Megan Wright lived in the same house as Greathouse and is the actual owner of the phone that received the call. She claims to have shared the phone with seven other people. She also said Greathouse had her cellphone on both Oct. 3 and Oct. 4. Nobody else could use the phone because he was getting too many text messages and phone calls, according to Wright.

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Wright is the ex-girlfriend of neighborhood repairperson John Tanko, who has been repeatedly questioned by police. Tanko has a history of break-ins in the area but police have recently cleared him from any involvement.

Lisa has been missing for well over a month now and concerns about the child's fate are growing.

"You know, at this stage, I don't know. I doubt it. I doubt that she's still alive," said retired Kansas City Police Sergeant Dave Bernard to KMBC news earlier this week.

Bradley admitted falling asleep drunk the night Lisa vanished. Lisa's father, Jeremy Irwin, worked an unusual night shift and did not return home until 4 a.m. He noticed his daughter was not in her crib and called the authorities.

Lisa went missing from her Missouri home on Oct. 4 and turned 1-years-old on Nov.11.

 

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