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Baby Lisa Missing: FAA Halts Flights While Police Search Area Near Infant's Home

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The FAA established flight restrictions above an area where police searched for Lisa Irwin, a Missouri infant who was last seen by her parents on Oct. 4. | ap
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As investigators searched a wooded area for missing Missouri infant Lisa Irwin on Tuesday, the FAA reportedly implemented a temporary flight restriction in the skies overhead.

Police scoured an area in Kansas City just blocks from the home where the 10-month-old baby was last seen in her crib by her mother, MSNBC reports.

In order "to provide a safe environment for law enforcement," the FAA established a flight ceiling of 1,500 feet and 2 nautical miles over the search zone -- an area investigators have now searched four times, according to MSNBC.

After returning from a late shift at work early on Oct. 4, Baby Lisa's father Jeremy Irwin reported the 10-month-old missing. Irwin and the child's mother, Deborah Bradley, believe Baby Lisa was abducted while the family slept.

In recent interviews, Bradley says she consumed "enough to be drunk" on the night that Baby Lisa disappeared and last saw the child after putting her to bed at around 6:40 p.m. -- about four hours earlier than the time she first told investigators.

Bradley claims police are trying to blame her for her child's disappearance. Investigators say they are seeking greater communication with Baby Lisa's parents, alleging that the couple haven't sat down face-to-face with police since Oct. 8.

As authorities searched the woods in Kansas City, officers more than 100 miles away in Manhattan, Kan., received word of an alleged sighting of the missing child, WIBW reports.

At around 1 p.m., a woman eating at McAlister's Deli alerted police that she saw an infant fitting Baby Lisa's description in the company of two women who piqued her suspicion.

The women drove off with the child in a small black car, perhaps a 1998 or 1999 model, that appeared to have Missouri plates, the station notes.

"We were unable to locate any such vehicle," Captain Kurt Moldrup, an administrator with the Riley County Police Department, told WIBW. "We then put out an attempt to locate to other area agencies just to make sure we had the bases covered. Obviously, we took this tip seriously but that's all we have. We have no way of knowing whether it was the baby or not."

Anyone with information about Baby Lisa's whereabouts is urged to call the TIPS hotline at 816-474-8477.

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