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updated 10/16/2011 5:06:59 PM ET 2011-10-16T21:06:59

Military police from the Missouri National Guard joined the search Sunday for a Kansas City baby, crawling through a wooded area to make sure no evidence was overlooked in the search for the girl reported missing from her home nearly two weeks ago.

About 25 members of the guard's 1139th Military Police Company based in nearby Harrisonville, FBI agents and officers from several police and sheriff's departments from nearby communities in Missouri and Kansas split up into several groups and scoured a large wooded area west of the family's home.

The baby, Lisa Irwin, was 10 months old when her parents reported her missing Oct. 4. Her parents, Deborah Bradley and Jeremy Irwin, said she disappeared from her crib sometime overnight. Previous searches have included the family's neighborhood, nearby wooded areas, a landfill and abandoned homes. Police have said that so far there are no suspects or major leads.

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Nearly 100 people were involved in the search Sunday, said Bridget Patton, a spokeswoman for the FBI, which has been assisting the Kansas City Police Department.

"We put a call out and got a huge response," Patton said.

Gov. Jay Nixon ordered the guard to help in the search for one day. Guard spokeswoman Rachel Knight said it was unclear if the guard would be involved after Sunday.

Knight said the guard members and the other law enforcement groups were going over a large wooded area that had been searched before to make sure nothing was missed. Several guard members dressed in camouflage and carrying long sticks could be seen heading off to a wooded section in mid-afternoon.

Knight said they would be scouring the area, searching "with additional manpower and fresh eyes to see if there's anything they missed ... They're crawling through the area, going over it with a fine-toothed comb."

Kansas City police spokesman Steve Young said the extra help from law enforcement and the guard was appreciated.

"They volunteered their help, and we accepted," Young said.

On Friday, a $100,000 reward was offered by an anonymous donor for the child's safe return or information leading to a conviction of anyone involved in her disappearance.

A group of about six area residents, who said they were "concerned citizens" but did not want to give their names, also walked around the family's neighborhood Sunday, saying they were looking for any information they could find about the baby's disappearance.

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Video: Home videos released of missing baby Lisa

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    >>> the family of lisa irwin , the baby who vanished from her own crib in kansas city 11 days released new video of that little girl , hoping it sparks new leads in the case. peter alexander has details on that. good morning.

    >> reporter: matt, good morning to you. as you note the irwin family released these home videos hoping they can generate new leads into the case. 11 days into it they show their baby daughter when she's just 2 and 3 months old, already appearing to develop a personality of her own this as investigators in the case appear to be stumped.

    >> hi, pumpkin pie .

    >> reporter: they are cherished home videos of little lisa irwin .

    >> drink your baba.

    >> reporter: cooing at her mother, smiling, making precious baby talk .

    >> what are you doing?

    >> reporter: in this youtube clip seen with the words "daddy loves me" on her bib. these just released videos are all taken between january and march of this year show an adorable little girl who turned 11 months old this week. but is still the focus of an exhaustive 11-day search. teams of investigators once again hiked through a heavily wooded area, roughly a half mile from the irwin family home thursday. another painstaking hunt for clues in the increasingly mysterious disappearance of baby lisa . an fbi evidence truck was seen leaving the site of a nearby rock quarry, unclear if it contains anything significant. authorities admit heading into the second weekend they have no suspects and no strong leads. the latest searches come as kansas city , the nation's 37th largest city, swore in a new police chief . to the people of kansas city that are worried right now someone is out there taking babies, what do you say to them?

    >> kansas city is a safe place to live.

    >> reporter: not to worry?

    >> don't worry at all.

    >> reporter: experts tell us authorities likely aren't sharing everything.

    >> whoever is responsible for the disappearance of this little girl is watching the media every day, so it's always incumbent upon the police and fbi to hold back information.

    >> reporter: lisa 's parents, jeremy irwin deborah bradley were seen thursday picking up mail from their now empty home. they haven't spoken publicly in exactly one week.

    >> look at that messy baby.

    >> reporter: the irwin family hopes sharing the new video also return the spotlight to their infant daughter and help bring her home. investigators tell nbc news they have received now more than 500 useful tips. they have checked out almost all of them and matt still no strong leads.

    >> peter alexander in kansas city for us this morning, peter, thank you very much.

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