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Authorities will not specify what they are looking for inside home

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FBI and police are at the North Lister home where Lisa Irwin lived with her parents executing a search warrant they obtained Tuesday.

FBI spokesperson Bridget Patton said they needed a search warrant because the family obtained legal counsel.

Police and FBI will not specify what they are looking for inside the home, rather, saying they are retracing their steps to make sure they haven't missed anything.

Deborah Bradley and Jeremy Irwin, Lisa's parents, have had the right to their home since the investigation began.

Police say all other searches inside the home were consensual.

Deborah and Jeremy are not allowed inside their home as police have control of the property.

This is the first search warrant of the investigation.

That new development comes shortly after Riley County police confirm the baby seen with two women in Manhattan, KS, on Tuesday afternoon was not baby Lisa.

They said they made contact with the two women after witnesses reported a possible sighting of a baby that fits 11-month-old Lisa Irwin's description about 120 miles west of the Kansas City metro.

Kansas Highway Patrol officials said Riley County police asked them to put out an alert on a small black car with Missouri license plates with two women both in their 20s and a baby inside. According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, the women were seen at a McAlister's Deli in Manhattan, KS, just after 1 p.m. but left after witnesses said people took notice of them.

Meanwhile in Kansas City, police activity picked up at a search area near the Irwin home on North Lister Avenue. Several detectives searched a wooded area just off North Brighton in hopes of a lead in finding baby Lisa, but that hope was deferred as the search turned up empty. The area searched was one that police said they have searched before but they said their investigation brought them back to the site.

What started out with just a few police cars and detectives parked on the east side of the street turned into nearly 20 officers plus crime scene investigators and search dogs. Two crime scene vans arrived at the location some time after the search began. KCTV5 crews on scene noticed CSI pulling out equipment such as dirt sifters, but police said they are still back to square one with no new clues.

During the search, the FAA closed airspace to helicopters citing police safety as the reason. Police said if they had found something, the helicopters might have interfered.

Earlier in the day, the parents of baby Lisa have been in-and-out of a home on North Walrond Street on Tuesday.

Baby Lisa has been missing for nearly two weeks now after her parents say she was taken from her crib.

Police say the last "unrestricted conversation" police had with Lisa Irwin's parents was Oct. 6. After that, Deborah Bradley and Jeremy Irwin sought legal counsel from a local lawyer.

That was before their latest attorney, New York defender Joe Tacopina, was hired by an anonymous benefactor and introduced to the public on Monday.

Police would also like to talk to Lisa's other older brothers who were home the night Lisa went missing.

Bradley told media outlets she was against re-interviewing the boys, but Tacopina insists everything is still on the table.


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