Cadaver Dog Detects Scent of Human Body in Missing Lisa Irwin’s Home, Affidavit Says

(Fox News)

DEVELOPING: An FBI cadaver dog searching the home of a missing Missouri baby has detected the scent of a human body, according to a police affidavit.

The document, obtained by Fox News’ “Justice with Judge Jeanine,” says the cadaver dog indicated a reaction to the scent of a dead person inside the parents’ bedroom.

Police filed the affidavit to support a search warrant request for the home of Deborah Bradley and Jeremy Irwin, who reported 10-month-old Lisa Lisa missing on Oct. 4.

The affidavit says the dog was taken into the house Monday and indicated a “hit” on the floor of Bradley’s bedroom. A judge approved the search warrant Tuesday, and police and the FBI conducted a daylong search Wednesday.

Court documents filed Friday said police took blankets, toys and clothing from the house, as well as rolls of tape and a tape dispenser.

Earlier on Friday, three Kansas City residents said they saw a suspicious man walking the streets with an infant on the night the child disappeared.

Mike Thompson told ABC’s “Good Morning America” that he was heading home on his motorcycle around 4 a.m. local time when he noticed the man, who was dressed in a T-shirt, on a street near the baby’s home.

“[It was] 4 o’clock in the morning, 45 degrees, the baby don’t have a blanket or coat or nothing, and this guy’s walking down the street,” Thompson said. “I thought it was kind of weird.”

Thompson claimed the infant — who was only wearing a diaper — resembled Lisa and said that he would recognize the man if he saw him again.

He said he waited about a week to report the sighting to police because he did not immediately make the connection to the girl’s disappearance.

Two other witnesses, who were not named, said they encountered a similar scene a few hours earlier.

“It was shocking because I couldn’t imagine anybody outside walking with their baby in the cold like that with no clothes on,” the female witness told ABC.

The woman and her husband reported the sighting to police that morning, and the female witness said she was interviewed four times since.

The witness accounts came a day after Kansas City police dismissed reports that they had found a child’s body.

On their official Twitter account, the Kansas City Police Department said, “Rumors are false. Police have NOT found a body in #LisaIrwin case. We are still actively searching for the baby.”

After several promising leads fizzled earlier in the week, the FBI and local police executed a search warrant on the home of Lisa’s parents Wednesday.

Investigators in white suits carried bags of evidence and carpets out of the house and used what appeared to be X-ray equipment during the intensive 17-hour search, the Kansas City Star reported.

The baby’s parents, Jeremy Irwin and Deborah Bradley, continue to be the subject of intense media and police scrutiny over their actions the night she disappeared.

A police spokesman told KMBC on Friday that the parents are not willing to meet with detectives to answer further questions.

Bradley admitted in several interviews Monday she drank between 5 and 10 glasses of wine Oct. 3, the night Lisa vanished. She told Fox News that it was possible she blacked out after drinking but denied that anything could have happened to her daughter while she was drunk.

She also admitted she last saw her baby at 6:40 p.m. local time, not 10:30 p.m., as she had originally told investigators. The baby was reported missing more than nine hours later — around 4:00 a.m. — after her father returned home from work and noticed she was gone.

In further footage from the Fox News interview, aired Tuesday, Bradley said she thought police lied to her during early questioning in order to elicit a confession.

Newscore and the Associated Press contributed to this report

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The parents are not willing to meet with detectives to answer further questions…