Video of 'Mystery Man' Emerges in Baby Lisa Case

Video seems to support two previously reported sightings
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 24, 2011 9:03 AM CDT
This file photo provided Oct. 4, 2011, by the Kansas City, Missouri Police Department, shows Lisa Irwin.   (AP Photo, Kansas City, Missouri Police Department, File)
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(Newser) Good Morning America has obtained a new surveillance video of a “mystery man” leaving a wooded area near the home of missing baby Lisa Irwin around 2:30am the day she disappeared. The video may support two witness reports of a man seen carrying a baby in the early morning hours—the witnesses took notice of the man because they say he was wearing only a T-shirt on the cold night.

A man on a motorcycle says he saw the T-shirt-clad man carrying a baby three miles from the Irwin home around 4am on Oct. 4. A few hours prior to that sighting, a couple also says they saw a similarly dressed man, holding a baby who did not appear to be wearing anything but a diaper. But a former FBI agent questions whether the mystery man was actually involved, since it seems strange that a kidnapper would remain in the same area with the child for hours. “That doesn't make any sense,” he says. “The logic of abducting a child is so you can take the child to some other location.” Police are also investigating a Dumpster fire that took place in the area around the same time.

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