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Last prayer vigil held at Irwin home

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A group that calls themselves Lisa's Angels says they will continue to hold vigils for missing baby Lisa Irwin, but they won't be doing it in front of her parents' home.

At the request of baby Lisa's family, Tuesday night was the last vigil held outside the home on North Lister. The group has literally been holding its prayers around a flag pole in the front lawn of the home.

It has been eight weeks since Lisa disappeared, and the group has been holding vigils at the home almost nightly and were not happy they were asked to leave.

The group says they will respect the family's request and move the vigils, but they have not determined where.

Lisa's father, Jeremy Irwin, called 911 about 4 a.m. Oct. 4 to say that someone had snatched his daughter from her crib in her Northland home while she was sleeping. Her mother, Debbie Bradley, initially said she last saw her daughter about 10:30 p.m. but later admitted she had drank heavily in the hours before her daughter went missing and last remembered seeing her daughter at about 6:30 p.m.

Lisa was 10 months old at the time of her disappearance. Her first birthday was Nov. 11.

Investigators have pored over more than 1,000 tips in the case and have recently closed a command post in the case because those leads have decreased.

Irwin's father, Rick Irwin, said the family appreciates the prayers but needs the vigils held at a different location because of Lisa's older half brothers. He said the vigils create an overwhelming and emotionally charged atmosphere for the family.

"Having the vigils here is really heart wrenching for them," Irwin said.

Irwin, Bradley and the two boys left their home before the vigil began. One person yelled out at the parents.

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