KANSAS CITY, Missouri (Isabelle Zehnder reporting) -- Police say there's no reason not to search the well that was discovered during a search for missing Missouri baby Lisa Irwin Saturday.
The search was said to be based on a vision from Dallas, Texas psychic Stephanie Almaguer. Some two dozen members of the local Kansas City community searched an area, including a well, near the river Saturday.
The search began at 9 a.m., KCTV 5 News reports, from the Chouteau Bridge over to Hwy 210. Most of the search focused on the Cerner property that was formerly Sam's Town Casino.
The public questioned if police plan to conduct a professional search of the well. Kansas City Police spokesman Steve Young said in an email Sunday afternoon, "We are exploring the possibility of searching it soon. Numerous resources are needed to get it done, but no reason not to search it."
Capt. Young, discussing Saturday's search, said in an email Saturday, "We know of the search but are not affiliated with it."
Volunteers had called police after the well was discovered. According to an iReport on CNN’s website Missouri Police Detective Albertson arrived at the scene and about a dozen searchers led Det. Albertson to the thicket where the old well made of brick was located. It was reported that this well had not been discovered or searched since Baby Lisa vanished.
The report indicates Detective Albertson investigated the well and after 30 minutes of conversation with volunteers he led the group of volunteers back up the steep embankment to head home. Detective Albertson had “no comment” on further investigation of the well and Missouri River front.
Stephanie claims on her blog that Baby Lisa, whose parents reported she was abducted from her crib sometime between the hours of 6:40 p.m. Oct. 3, and 3:45 a.m. Oct. 4, accidentally died in her home and was then dumped in an area resembling the Kansas City location. She said she saw a river by a tower and other elements that locals connected to this property, KCTV 5 News reports.
Stephanie, who now feels scorned by people she thought she could trust, took to her blog to express her anger and outrage.
One of her comments, that generated conversation Sunday, read:
AND TO THE U G L Y BITCH OR BASTARD (HARD TO TELL WHICH ONE, YOU LOOK LIKE A MAN, BUT WITH LONG HAIR) WHO SAID MY BLOG WAS WORTHLESS - YOU KNOW EXACTLY WHERE YOU CAN GO. WHO THE HELL MADE YOU JUDGE AND JURY OVER ME? AND YES, I JUST CURSED ON MY BLOG - IMAGINE THAT! EVERYONE BELIEVES I'M A LIAR, FRAUD, SCAM ARTIST, ETC...ANYWAY - MIGHT AS WELL LIVE UP TO IT, HUH....ONE LAST COMMENT - TO EVERYONE WHO USED ME, CRITICIZED ME~ WHAT AND WHY I DO WHAT I DO, AND ESPECIALLY THOSE WHO PUT DOWN MY CHILDREN - F***OFF
For more details read: Psychic angry, unleases on those she feels turned on her in Baby Lisa case.
While some believe every tip, including a psychic tip, should be investigated, not everyone agrees. Marc Klaas wrote, Missing Children- Hazards – Psychic Detectives, and Inside Edition's report:INSIDE EDITION Investigates Psychic Detectives Who Claim to Find Missing Persons." For more details, read: Psychic tip leads team of community volutneers on search for Baby Lisa.
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Baby Lisa Irwin was reported missing Oct. 4, 2011, at around 4 a.m. Her parents, Deborah Bradley and Jeremy Irwin, say she was abducted from her crib. Their repeated inconsistent stories and refusal to cooperate with police have placed them under a cloud of suspicion by police and the public.
An anonymous donor has offered a $100,000 reward for the safe return of Baby Lisa or for information that leads to a conviction of her abductor.
Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact the TIP Hotline at (816) 474-TIPS.