The search to find baby Lisa Irwin took a dramatic turn this week when cadaver dogs picked up the scent of human remains next to her parent’s bedroom, reports have indicated.
A police affidavit has reportedly recorded that the dogs picked up a scent of decomposition. However, a lawyer representing the family has also come forward saying that the dogs maybe side-tracking the investigation and urged for officials to focus on finding the lost girl.
Cyndy Short said in an interview with “Good Morning America”: “My understanding is that there are cold cases where dogs have hit on scents of decomposition that have been in the home for as long as 28 years.”
She added: "This is an old home. 63-years-old. There could be a lot of other explanations for that."
The affidavit indicates that a dog found a scent of a deceased human next to the mother’s bed. The affidavit was filed with Kansas City court to request a search warrant of the family home. It also revealed that baby Lisa’s parents have previously restricted police access to their home.
The affidavit stated: “The only areas extensively processed for DNA and fingerprints during the consent were the baby's bedroom and possible points of entry. The extent of the search had been limited in nature with consent."
The police requested a search warrant in documents arguing that "a more extensive and intrusive search needs to be completed at the property where the baby was last accounted."
A reward of $100,000 has been offered by an anonymous person for information leading to baby Lisa’s safe return, or conviction of her kidnappers.