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Parents of missing Mo. baby Lisa Irwin plead for safe return

Lisa Irwin Kansas City Police Department, AP Photo

(CBS/KCTV/AP) KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The parents of missing 10-month-old Lisa Irwin made an emotional plea Wednesday afternoon, begging that their baby be dropped off somewhere safe.

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"We just want our baby back. Please bring her home," Deborah Brandley, the girl's mom pleaded, reports CBS affiliate KCTV.

Jeremy Irwin spoke softly and slowly as he asked his daughter's abductor to drop her off somewhere. He also asked the public to provide tips.

"Anything, even the smallest bit of information could help lead to her return," said Irwin, holding back tears. "Anybody who have [sic] her. You can drop her off at anyplace safe, a fire station, a hospital, a church, no questions asked."

As he was speaking, the baby's crying mother interrupted him.

"Our two other boys are waiting for her," Bradley said. "Please. Drop her off anywhere, we don't care, just somewhere safe. Where she can come home, please."

Crime scene technicians in white suits on Wednesday are combing the parents' Northland home and backyard for clues in an effort to find Lisa. Dogs are also sniffing the area in an effort to find the girl's scent.

Police admit they have few solid leads as to what happened to the girl who was reported missing early Tuesday. Detectives met early Wednesday morning to determine the next step in the investigation.

Kansas City Police Department spokesman Capt. Steve Young said the parents are assisting detectives.

"Nobody knows more about what's going on in that house than the parents do," Young said.

Lisa was last seen on Monday around 10:30 p.m. when her mother put her to bed in a crib, police said. Her father, who is an electrician, arrived home from an overnight shift about 4 a.m. He discovered Lisa missing and frantically called police.

Authorities are speculating that the suspect entered through a bedroom window and snatched the baby from her bed as she was sleeping.

Lisa has blue eyes and blonde hair. She is 30 inches tall and weighs between 26 and 30 pounds. She was last seen wearing purple shorts and a purple shirt with white kittens on it. The baby is described as having two bottom teeth, a small bug bite under her left ear, a beauty mark on her right outer thigh and currently has a cold with a cough.

Anyone with information is asked to call the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-8477.

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