Local TV video subpoenaed in case of missing baby


TV stations in the Kansas City market have been served with subpoenas for raw interview footage as authorities in Clay County, MO, northeast of the heart of Kansas City, search for missing 11-month-old Lisa Irwin. The child disappeared from her crib a week ago.

The Grand Jury Subpoenas call for the stations to turn over “All footage, including raw footage of any interviews or statements given by neighbors, family or friends of the family, regarding missing baby, Lisa Irwin, who went missing from the 3600 block of N. Lister Ave., Kansas City, MO.” (A portion of the city extends into Clay County.) The deadline to comply is 9:00 am Tuesday, October 18.

As you would expect, the stations turned the subpoenas over to their legal counsels to determine what footage should be turned over. KCTV-TV (CBS) and KSHB-TV (NBC) also posted the subpoenas on their websites. Subpoenas were also issued to WDAF-TV (Fox), KMBC-TV (ABC) and possibly to national news organizations as well.

“Baby Lisa,” as she is being called, has been the focus of an intense search since her father called 911 last Tuesday morning (10/4) when he found her empty crib.