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Missing KC baby's family attorney Cyndy Short tells why she "had to go"

Authorities are speculating that the suspect entered through a bedroom window and snatched the baby from her bed as she was sleeping. Police said they issued the Amber Alert about 7:15 a.m. Tuesday in part because Lisa lived with both of her parents, who were at home and are accounted for. The alert was cancelled at 7 p.m. since the public awareness has been raised but police said they would continue to search for the baby. Anyone with information is asked to call the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-8477. Personal Photo

Lisa Irwin
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(CBS/KCTV) KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The former attorney for the parents of missing Kansas City baby Lisa Irwin says she left the case after a disagreement with the couple's other lawyer, reports CBS affiliate KCTV.

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Kansas City attorney Cyndy Short told reporters Monday that she and New York attorney Joe Tacopina had different goals and approaches to the case and that "one of us had to go." That someone, Short said, was her.

The two had been representing parents Jeremy Irwin and Deborah Bradley, who say someone snatched their baby girl Lisa Irwin in the middle of the night as the mom and two other boys slept.

The girl was 10-months-old when she was reported missing on Oct. 4. Police say they have no suspects.

In a statement issued Sunday, Short said she and "her team" will "continue in the search for baby Lisa as concerned citizens."

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