Isabel Celis is still missing 131 days after she disappeared from her home in Tuscon Arizona and no arrests have been made.
What makes the case even extra sad is that on Monday, 8/27, Isabel Celis turned 7 and her whereabouts are still unknown. Little Isabel was only 6 years old when she disappeared on April 21 of this year and attention continues to focus on the family of Isabel Celis.
She allegedly disappeared from her bedroom.
Early on in the search, the investigation for Isabel Celis had even shifted to Mexico.
There are so many disturbing aspects of the case and it seems that the family continues to withhold information.
Blood was found in Isabel’s bedroom, a substance also thought to be blood was found on a shower curtain from the family’s home that was removed and places in a car that the Celis family owns, the family had prior contact with Child Protective Services (CPS), the father Sergio Celis, at one point after Isabel disappeared, was barred from having contact with his remaining children and there were rumors of a note written on a wall by Isabel in her bedroom.
Any of the above items might happen to a “normal” family – things sometimes get out of control and sometimes mistakes are simply made. It is the continued silence by family members, meaning Isabel’s parents, that have led investigators and the public to point the finger at the family in Isabel’s disappearance.
The father Sergio was JOKING on the phone with the 911 operator when reporting Isabel’s disappearance. That was extremely inappropriate. Again, maybe not a sign of guilt but a red flag taken into context with all the other information we now know.
Another very disturbing factor is that no one in the family NO ONE checked on a 6 year old child from 11pm until 8am! People check on their pets more frequently than that. Isabel’s two brother’s usually sleep with her in the room but on that particular night, they didn’t.
Although neighbors heard dogs loudly barking early on the morning of her reported disappearance, the Celis family claims to have heard nothing
The family won’t discuss the reasons why Sergio Celis was not allowed to have contact with his sons nor would the family release the results of their lie detector test. They would not even say why CPS was involved with the family in the first place.
There have been rumors of other adults in the home, possibly Rebecca Celis’ brother leading to speculation that the family might be trying to cover up for a family member or that Isabel was taken over a financial issue.
Further Sergio Celis has been seen back with his family to mark their daughter 7th Birthday so it appears that whatever trouble he had with CPS has been resolved, since he was standing next to his sons, yet when asked about it, the Celis’ would not comment.
Blood has been found in a bedroom, a substance that is believed to be blood was found on shower curtain that had been removed from the Celis’ house and we still have more questions than answers.
As time goes on, the chance of finding Isabel declines substantially however there have been cases such as Elizabeth Smart and Jaycee Lee Dugard that continue to provide a glimmer of hope for all of those seeking Isabel’s safe return however those cases are clearly the exception.
Happy 7th Birthday Isabel – wherever you are!