Isabel Celis investigation shifts to Mexico
Isabel Celis and her family had been to a little league game Friday evening. They left the nearby park at 10pm, returned to their Tuscon, AZ home and the 6 year old was put to bed at 11pm. When he father went in to her room at 8am Saturday morning, April 21, the window was open with the screen removed and Isabel was gone. The authorities were then notified.
When a child goes missing the police begin an investigation. Part of that investigation includes investigating and verifying the whereabouts of the parents, family and friends. Did her family hear anything during the night? Were there any unusual occurrences?
The family said they did not hear anything. Did any of Isabel’s family check on her between the hours of 11pm when she was put to bed and 8am when was discovered missing? The police have not addressed this specifically other than to say the the Isabel’s mother left for work at 7 am inferring that no one checked on Isabel while she slept. It has also been reported that Isabel usually slept with her 2 brothers but that she did not on Friday. Neighbors reported hearing the Celis’ dogs barking loudly and also reported hearing male voices outside in the alley near the window where Celis slept. While these instances raise suspicion, they are in itself not necessarily criminal actions and the police have reported that the parents are cooperating.
Isabel’s parents had not initially released a statement and 2 sets of FBI police dogs, a cadaver dog and a scent dog searched the Celis home. “We have information we obtained from the dogs that has necessitated more follow-up investigation,” according to Tucson Police Chief Roberto Villasenor. The family car was also searched. Nearby homes were searched, the actions of 15 sex offenders who live nearby were scrutinized and aerial and further land searched were conducted to no avail.
Fortunately there have been sources of additional information. Rick Moore, the owner of Moore Security Solutions spoke to Nancy Grace on her show and confirmed that he had Surveillance footage pointed in the direction of the Celis home and that the footage has been turned over to investigators. Nearby homeowners were also asked to provide any footage.
Police efforts are paying off and one of the men captured in the video has come forward.
As the search perimeter expands, the Isabel Celis investigation shifts to Mexico due to the close proximity of the Mexican Border raising the possibility that Celis was kidnapped and taken in to Mexico.
Here family released a statement to ABC News, “You don’t think anything like that would actually really happen to you. And all of sudden, you wake up one morning and you’re in that scenario. Everything goes through your mind, you’re angry, you’re upset, you’re frustrated, you’re confused”
If you have information regarding Isabel, you can call Crime Stoppers at 520-822-7463 or the Tucson police at 520-791-4441.