Day 7: Police release surveillance video in Isabel Celis case
TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - Tucson Police have received information that a group of 5 potential witnesses, including 2 males and 3 females, may have potential information about the disappearance of 6-year-old Isabel Celis.
According to Sgt. Maria Hawke, it is believed a group was walking in an eastbound direction along the north side of Saint Joseph's Catholic Church located at 215 South Craycroft Road between 1:00 a.m. to 1:30 a.m., Saturday, April 21.
The group may have been walking in the direction of East Cooper Street, possibly leaving the area of the Cactus Moon Nightclub or Risky Business Restaurant and Bar located in the area of East Broadway Boulevard and South Craycroft Road.
Police have released surveillance video and are asking the public to help identify the possible witnesses in the video.
To watch the video, click here.
During the 6:00 p.m. media briefing, Chief Roberto Villasenor also mentioned that the reward has been increased to $50,000. He also noted that they are cooperating with Sonora Police.
Police have also established another way for citizens to submit tips: Mobile phone users can provide information anonymously via iPhone or Android Mobile Apps through TipSoft. They can also send a text memssage to "CRIMES" (274637) beginning with the keyword "TucsonPD" from a mobile phone. For this specific investigation, police are using the specific full keyword "TUCSON PD 5265."
Tucson Police have also asked the community to be vigilant in noticing behavioral changes in person(s) who may be associated with Isabel's disappearance, including: missed appointments, work or other normal activities last Saturday and leaving for a period of hours or even days or leaving the area entirely during the weekend.
Police say the person(s) may also be more nervous, irritable or secretive than normal; may display an unusual interest i the media coverage of Isabel's disapperance or not want to discuss the investigation; and the person may have cleaned, painted or altered his vehicle.
During the 8:00 a.m. Friday media briefing, Lt. Fabian Pacheco with Tucson Police said "our progress has remained steady and consistent" in the missing case of 6-year-old Isabel Mercedes Celis.
Pacheco told the media they have searched a variety of bodies of water that include Lakeside Park, Reid Park, Kennedy Park and Columbus Park. They did that with the assistance of the Pima County Sheriffs Department.
Tucson Police are asking anyone with video from Freedom Park where Isabel Celis played little league to review their home video and share it with authorities.
Investigators have received nearly 300+ leads in this case.
The next media briefing by Tucson Police will be held a 2:00 p.m. Saturday.
Stay with KGUN 9 On Your Side and KGUN9.com for the latest developments in the search for Isabel Mercedes Celis.