By Sandra Olivas
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (KCTV/CNN) - Missouri authorities have released a new picture of a missing baby. It shows an image of what baby Lisa might look like today, two years after she disappeared from her Kansas City home.
When KCTV stopped by their house in the Northland Thursday, Deborah Bradley and Jeremy Irwin refused to do an interview about their missing daughter, baby Lisa. They said they hired a new PR person who advised them not to speak out until Saturday at a vigil, planned at the house where the 10-month-old vanished two years ago this week.
"I can't really do anything with you right now, but I forward to seeing you on Saturday," said Bradley.
Like old flyers still posted throughout the neighborhood, local and national awareness about baby Lisa's disappearance has faded. But take a close look at this new image that was just released depicting what baby Lisa might look like now. Authorities hope it will get the public to re-focus on the big picture.
"People are no longer looking for a baby," said Lt. Kelli Baliff. "The hearts are feeling the hurt of baby gone, but mentally we need to be looking for an older child now."
Lt. Baliff is a child safety expert in association with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. She explained how the center's forensics experts use science, art and even photos of baby Lisa's parents when they were children to generate the age progression photo.
"They'll use siblings, parents' pictures and whatever pictures they can. Basically it's an artist and some software. The very best guess that they think forensically can put out there," said Lt. Baliff.
She showed us some good examples of age progression photos that were pretty close to what the actual victims looked like when they were found alive.
"You want the eyes, nose and mouth to really stand out. That's the focus of a good age progression," said Lt. Baliff.