TUCSON, Ariz.-- Investigators searching for Isabel Celis, the Tucson 6-year-old who has been missing for more than a week, are encouraging her parents to take more of a role in the case.
"We believe it would be good for them to speak to the media," said Lt. Fabian Pacheco of the Tucson Police Department.
Pacheco said Sergio and Rebecca Celis have cooperated in all other aspects of their investigation. Tucson police say they have asked and encouraged Isabel's family to do media interviews.
Aside from a brief statement last Wednesday, the first-grader's parents have kept a low profile.
The Police Department also has offered to help coordinate interviews.
"We've told them all along it's important to keep this investigation in the forefront and to keep tips coming in," Pacheco said.
Pacheco said the Celis family is "overwhelmed," but the couple are considering the department's request.