Videos of a missing Missouri child, released this week by her family, are snapshots of a happier time.
In one video taken by mother Deborah Bradley, 11-month-old Lisa Irwin is staring into the camera, smiling and cooing.
"Say hi to Momma," Bradley says in the video. “Look at that messy baby.”
Lisa is wearing an outfit that says “Daddy Loves Me.”
Lisa's family released three home videos of the girl – recorded in the spring – on Thursday, hoping to keep her image in the spotlight. The family says it last saw Lisa about 10:30 p.m. October 3, asleep in a crib in her Kansas City home, according to police.
Authorities were called to the home about 4 a.m. October 4. Lisa's father, Jeremy Irwin, said he discovered that the girl was missing when he got home from work. Police have said they have no suspects or solid leads in Lisa's disappearance.
Two anonymous benefactors are offering a $100,000 reward for Lisa's safe return, a private investigator working for the family said Friday.
Lisa was reaching an age when a child starts to develop personality traits, and Bradley noticed this on trips to stores.
"Everybody loves her," Bradley said last week after Lisa was reported missing. “(Lisa) likes everybody. She’s very playful and so sweet.”
A few hours before Bradley put her daughter down to sleep last week, she went to a Festival Foods grocery store where the family regularly shops. Rebecca Guerrero, a cashier, said she had seen Lisa there many times.
“She’s the sweetest little girl I’ve ever seen,” Guerrero said. “She’s always smiling. You go up to her and tickle her, and she starts laughing.”
Guerrero said that when Lisa’s parents had learned Bradley was pregnant, they were happy to know that they’d soon have a girl.
“When (Bradley) was pregnant with Lisa, that’s all we would talk about,” Guerrero said. “(Jeremy Irwin) was thrilled. He wanted a baby girl.”
Guerrero says she can’t stop thinking about those brief visits with the family while waiting to hear of Lisa’s fate.