A little girl vanished from her Arizona home on April 20 — but is she just lost, or was she abducted?
Isabel Mercedes Celis was put to bed around 11 p.m. on April 20 in Tuscon, Ariz., but when her father went to wake her up around 8 a.m. the next day, she was gone — and the window was open! The blinds were pushed aside, but there was no broken glass, ABC News reports, leading the Celis family to believe their daughter was kidnapped by a stranger.
The Tuscon Police Department has found “suspicious circumstances around a possible entry point,” and will continue to investigate.
“We have a location where we think that could be a possible location of entry, but there’s also questions that we’re looking into on that,” Police Chief Roberto Villasenor says. “The family has been cooperating with us, but we’re not ruling out anything of this investigation.”
During a press conference, the police chief announced there are still questions about whether anyone forced their way into the Celis’ house.
“We don’t have an actual piece of evidence that points us in one direction or another, so, for example we don’t have a piece of evidence that says she was definitively taken from the residence,” Sergeant Maria Hawkw says. “We don’t have any specific piece of evidence that tells us she left the residence on her own.”
Police have served search warrants and have kept people away from the home to investigate further.
But the question still lingers: Was Isabel abducted or did she leave the house of her own free will?
Our hearts go out to the Celis family.
HollyMoms, what do you think?
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