Tucson police on Sunday are desperately searching for 6-year-old Isabel Mercedes Celis. According to Sgt. Maria Hawke of the Tucson Police Department Isabel’s disappearance is being called a “possible abduction” and a “suspicious disappearance” by investigators. Also involved in search efforts are agents from the US Marshalls, the FBI and the Pima County Sheriff’s Department.
It was first believed that little Isabel had wandered off after last being seen at 11 p.m Friday night, shortly after her parents put her to bed. However at 8 a.m. the next morning the 6-year-olds father went to check on her and she was missing. After a quick search of the family home Isabel’s parents called police at 8:15am.
Also living with Isabel and her parents are two older brothers.
The families house is located on the 5600 block of East 12 Street near Broadway Blvd and Craycroft Road. Police searched the immediate area and have begun to expand their search as suspicion of an abduction continues to mount.
Detectives have also been actively working to determine if anyone broke into the home and police issued several warrants in the area to child molesters. d
To help aid in the search for Isabel police officers have brought in blood hounds from the Department of Corrections in the hopes of grabbing onto the girls scent.
Police in the area have already received many leads and are working to examine those leads, in the meantime anyone with further information is being encouraged to follow-up with local law enforcement at this time.