Isabel Celis: Detectives ID person in surveillance video linked to missing girl's case

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by Crystal Cruz

azfamily.com

Posted on April 28, 2012 at 8:56 PM

Updated Monday, Apr 30 at 8:32 AM

TUCSON, Ariz. -- While there is still no sign of 6-year-old Isabel Celis, who disappeared from her Tucson home more than a week ago, police have identified one person on surveillance video released in connection with the case.

“This isn't 'CSI: Tucson,' where we are going to solve this in one hour," said Lt. Fabian Pacheco with Tucson Police Department. "This is going to take us awhile.”

The first-grader's parents said their daughter disappeared from their home after they put her to bed last Friday night.

So far, one person who was seen on surveillance video with four others early Saturday morning has come forward.

“Preliminarily, we have at least one individual self-identified," Pacheco said. "We are sending out detectives to interview him and hopefully identify the other four people he was with."
           
The video captured the group walking in a parking lot from a night club close to Celis’ home.

Investigators are currently working 28 new leads.

“We understand that some folks might feel frustration," Pacheco said. "Eight days. Believe me we feel it, as well."

The lieutenant said their goal is to bring Isabel safely home to her family.

Mexican law-enforcement officials also are helping search for Isabel.

“The directive was to check businesses, industrial areas, bus terminals anything that could help out us in our investigation,” Pacheco said.

The Tucson Police Department is looking at the possibility that the child was taken down south because it’s close to Tucson.

 

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