More leads yet no sign of Isabel Celis two months later

Published: Jun. 21, 2012 at 1:16 AM MST|Updated: Feb. 28, 2018 at 5:13 PM MST
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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - Wednesday marks two months since 6-year-old Isabel Celis was last seen.  Police believe she was snatched from her home after she was put to bed the night of April 20th.  Tucson Police have received more than 1800 leads, though tips are coming in at a slower pace.

"I thought she'd be home by now.  I really did," says long-time neighbor Linda Pike.

She can't believe how much time has passed.

"They always seemed happy and a really close family so it's hard to see it that way."

The family has had other struggles.  On Wednesday the Department of Economic Security would not say whether the father, Sergio Celis, has been reunited with his sons following a no contact order.

The mother, Rebecca Celis, has been active on Facebook posting new photos of little Isabel.

"We bought ribbons and buttons and put the stickers on the cars," says volunteer Dan Smidt.  He and others continue their efforts to keep Isabel in the spotlight, even as the number of volunteers has dropped.

Right now volunteers are planning another prayer vigil for the safe return of Isabel Celis.  Anyone who wants to join the effort are encouraged to get in touch with volunteers through their website

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