Baby Lisa Irwin Missing: Police Seen Digging in Back Yard of Girl's Kansas City Home

Police investigators have concentrated on combing through the home and back yard of Lisa Irwin Wednesday, the 10-month-old girl who has been missing from her Kansas City, Mo., home for weeks.

In what is being described as one of the most aggressive searches yet, of the home where the 10-month-old little girl went missing over two weeks ago, officers armed with shovels and rakes were seen digging in the back yard and later hauling off bags that appeared to be full of potential evidence, according to the Associated Press.

From shortly after sunrise through late afternoon, investigators joined in a frantic search after a judge issued a warrant that prevented the parents from returning to the house while the search was under way.

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Police also brought in explosive detection devices to assist in the search, although spokesman Capt. Steve Young said there were no indications of explosives in the house.

Some of these devices are equipped to use X-ray technology in order to scan solid objects to reveal items concealed within them. According to an eyewitness, investigators carried out at least a dozen thin, black rectangular sheets away from Kansas City home during the afternoon.

According to Deborah Bradley, the mother of the 10-month-old, the baby was last seen at 6:40 p.m. during the evening of Oct. 3, a statement which contradicts her earlier claim to have last seen little Lisa at 10:30 p.m. when she placed the child in bed.

Jeremy Irwin, the child's father, reportedly noticed his daughter missing when he returned home from work at 4:00 a.m. on Oct. 4.

According to investigators, Irwin claims to have also returned to their home to find the door unlocked, the lights on and a window which appeared to have been tampered with.

In a sign of apparent concern with the direction of the investigation, Lisa's parents have recently engaged the services of high-profile defense attorney Joe Tacopina.

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