It’s every parent’s worst nightmare -waking up in the morning and finding your child missing from his or her bed.
6-year-old Isabel Mercedes Celis vanished from her home in Tucson, Arizona and police are classifying her disappearance as a possible abduction, according to the Examiner.
The first grader was last seen by her parents around 11 p.m. Friday night in her bedroom. When her father went to wake her up on Saturday morning, she was gone.
Isabel’s father said the window was open, but there was not broken glass.
“I don’t think that there’s a sign of forced entry,” said Police Chief Roberto Villasenor. “We have a location where we think could be a possible location of entry, but there’s also questions that we’re looking into on that. The family has been cooperating with us, but we’re not ruling out anything on this investigation.”
An FBI dog search early Monday morning turned up more information that required additional follow-up, and the family is being kept away from their home while investigators continue their search.
Neighbors and friends have also joined in the effort to find the little girl, posting fliers around the community.
“She’s just the sweetest, she is feisty, she’s full of life and spirit,” said family friend Maria Littlehorn.
Isabel is 4 feet tall, with brown hair and hazel eyes. She weighs approximately 44 lbs. She was last seen with her hair in two long braids. She is missing one front tooth and one bottom tooth. Anyone with any information about Isabel’s disappearance or whereabouts is urged to call 911 or 88-CRIME.