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3 months later: New leads in search for missing baby Lisa Irwin

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Three months ago, Debbie Bradley said she put her ill daughter in her crib so that she could sleep.

Since then, 10-month-old Lisa Irwin hasn't been seen.

But a Kansas City attorney for Bradley and Jeremy Irwin, the baby's father, said Tuesday that there is new information in the search for the baby whose first birthday was in November.

The family's local attorney, John Picerno, said investigators have several new leads and that one is very promising. 

The attorney said both the FBI and Kansas City police have this information. He declined to elaborate or provide additional details.

Capt. Steve Young, spokesman for the Kansas City Police Department, declined comment on Picerno's comments.

"The number of tips have dwindled in both quantity and quality," Young said. "Just like we have been from the beginning, we are open to following up on anything that is remotely reasonable."

Detectives in the Crimes Against Children unit remain the lead investigators on the case. However, the unit's commander has changed as part of Police Chief Darryl Forte's shuffling of commanders.

FBI spokeswoman Bridget Patton also declined Wednesday morning to comment on Picerno's comments.

Irwin's sister, Ashley Irwin, shared this article on her Facebook page. She said there have been no new developments yet in regards to the promising lead.

"It's been in the works for weeks, so we don't know how soon we will have information we can release," she wrote. "Thank you everyone for the prayers."

Irwin called 911 at about 4 a.m. on Oct. 4 to say his daughter had been abducted, starting a massive national search. Irwin just arrived home from an overnight electrical job at a Kansas City Starbucks.

Bradley has admitted that she drank enough during the hours leading up to her daughter's disappearance to black out. She has said she expects to be arrested in connection with her daughter's disappearance.

Based on advice of their attorneys, the couple is refusing to meet separately with police to answer questions about their daughter's disappearance. A command post was dismantled in November.

Private,e unidentified donors have established a $100,000 reward fund.

For previous coverage on the child's disappearance, click here.

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