Isabel M. Celis
North American Missing Persons Network
Isabel M. Celis

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Above Images: Bottom Right: Age-progressed to 9 years. (2015)

Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: April 20, 2012, from Tucson, Pima County, Arizona
  • Classification: Non Family Abduction
  • Date Of Birth: August 27, 2005
  • Age: 6
  • Height: 3'8"
  • Weight: 44 lbs.
  • Hair Color: Light Brown
  • Eye Color: Hazel
  • Race: Hispanic
  • Gender: Female
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Isabel is missing one
    top and one bottom tooth. Ears are pierced.
  • Clothing: Isabel was last seen wearing a blue tank top
    and navy blue basketball shorts.
  • AKA: Isa
  • Case Number: 1204210265

  • Details of Disappearance
    Isabel Celis was last seen at home at approximately 11:30 PM on April 20, 2012, in Tucson, Arizona.

    The family came home late on the April 20 and Isabel's father, Sergio Celis, fell asleep on the couch after putting Isabel to sleep in her bedroom. Isabelís mom, Rebecca Celis, left for work at 7 a.m., but did not check on Isabel. Later that morning, her father discovered that Isabel was missing and called 911.

    The bedroom window was open and the screen was removed. Police also found blood in the bedroom.

    A neighbor said she heard her dogs barking and male voices outside her bedroom window around 6:30 a.m. on the day the girl was reported missing. The neighbor said there were no sounds that indicated a struggle.

    In the weeks after the disappearance, authorities searched for the child in a 3-square-mile area around her home, including ponds, dry streambeds and empty houses. They also searched her house.

    Police have declined to say whether they have a suspect in the case or whether the child is believed to still be alive. No arrests have been made. They believe the girl was abducted but haven't concluded whether it was done by a stranger or someone known to the family. Still, police say whoever is responsible for the abduction had knowledge of the home's layout.

    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Tucson Police Department (Arizona)
    National Center for Missing & Exploited Children
    1-800-843-5678 (1-800-THE-LOST)

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