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Isabel Celis

Police hope flyer brings new information in Celis case

Investigators to re-interview area sex offenders

Investigators working on the case of missing 6-year-old Isabel Celis will return to the girl's neighborhood and distribute a new flyer to residents and businesses in the hopes of gathering more information about her disappearance, Tucson Police said.

The flyer, which comes one month after Isabel's disappearance, contains a series of questions for those living or doing business in the vicinity of the Celis home in the 5600 block of E. 12th St., said TPD spokeswoman Sgt. Maria Hawke on Monday.

The questions are:

  • 1. Did you observe anything that struck you as unusual or out of the ordinary at anytime prior to the incident or since
    the incident?
  • 2. Were there any delivery people or solicitors in your area two weeks prior to this incident or since the incident?
  • 3. Has there been any construction in your area prior to or since the incident?
  • 4. Were there any yard sales, parties or other large gatherings prior to the incident?
  • 5. Did you notice any unusual vehicles or vehicles that you did not recognize in your area prior to the incident?
  • 6. Do you have surveillance cameras in use at your home?
  • 7. Do you know if any of your neighbors have surveillance cameras in use?

Tucson Police could not provide a copy of the flyer to TucsonSentinel.com on Tuesday morning.

Police also will re-interview 257 sex offenders who reside in Tucson and other parts of Pima County, TPD spokesman Lt. Fabian Pacheco said Monday.

Isabel was last seen when she went to bed April 20 at 11 p.m., at the family's home. Sergio Celis, Isabel's father, discovered his daughter missing from her bedroom the following morning. 

Police, who said they consider her disappearance an abduction, have scaled back the investigation and will end news briefiings on the case, Pacheco.

Anyone with information is asked to call 911, 88-CRIME or leave a tip through TPD's new tool that allows people to text anonymous tips or leave them online. Tips also can be made through the Center for Missing & Exploited Children's tip line at (800) THE-LOST, or online through its CyberTipline.

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