Isabel Mercedes Celis's parents put her to bed on the night of Friday, April 20th, 2012 around 11pm. Mom woke up before everyone else, got ready for work and left around 6:30am. Dad woke up shortly after and went to wake the children. It was around 8am when he noticed Isa was not in her room. At that time the police were notified. A screen from one of the windows was compromised, and the blinds had been shoved aside.

Isabel is a light skinned Caucasian or Hispanic 6 year old female. She is 44" tall and weighs approximately 44lbs. Her hair is light brown and her eyes are hazel. She was last seen with her hair braided into two long braids. At the time of her disappearance she was missing two of her front teeth, one at the top and one at the bottom.

Please call 911 or 88-Crime if you have any information that can help us to bring Isa home.

Thank you.


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(174) Mimi
Wed, 9 April 2014 19:38:21 +0000

All my Prayer for Isabel. I'm hopeing She come home very soon;-( ;-( ;-( this is my sadness for sweet Isabel though I never knew her. But the sweet face shows me I wish I could of ;-(

(173) Nancy
Mon, 20 January 2014 03:04:10 +0000

Prayers from Canada!!!

(172) Reggie A
Sun, 8 December 2013 23:47:06 +0000

Poor little baby Isabel! :'( Please, someone just tell us where the child is, now.....this has broken my heart in 2 and irreparably so...all the Celises ask for is their daughter back....what in the world did this child and her family do to deserve something so horrible???

(171) Annie Fitzer
Sat, 7 December 2013 20:56:39 +0000

My thoughts and prayers are coming to you from all the way over in Australia. I can't even begin to imagine what you are going through. Stay strong, they will find her, they will bring her home.
All my love,

(170) rosa
Thu, 5 December 2013 09:22:50 +0000

I still have faith that Isa will be back home... God is more powerful than what we can imagine.

(169) Kayla
Thu, 7 November 2013 04:27:27 +0000

Be strong. You guys are in my thoughts and prayers.

(168) Jayne Millsaps
Tue, 27 August 2013 20:52:49 +0000

HAPPY BIRTHDAY SWEET ISABEL. My prayers are with you!! GOD WILL BRING YOU HOME!!!! Just keep the FAITH!!! So many praying!!! Blessings, Jayne Yablonsky

(167) Sarah
Fri, 5 July 2013 13:44:44 +0000

I pray for your little girl and for your entire family. May God keep her safe from harm and may a miracle bring your little angel back to you!! Many prayers and hugs to your family!

(166) Gary
Thu, 13 June 2013 13:54:13 +0000

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(165) Marlys Cashmer
Wed, 12 June 2013 21:08:48 +0000

My heart just aches for Isa and your family. I have her poster in my office so I am constantly reminded to keep praying for her safety and safe return to her family. I will continue to pray until she is returned.

(164) Shannon
Tue, 23 April 2013 15:18:18 +0000

Oh Isa! Where are you sweet girl??? My heart breaks for you! I can't believe it has been one year since you vanished from your home. I never knew you or your family but feel as if I do. You are such a precious child that needs to come home. I pray for you and have ever since you disappeared. I have tears for you and pray that you will soon come home to those who love you. I live in Utah and have seen your missing info included in the mail with weekend coupons! So the word is spreading; my children saw your picture and asked is that Isa? I said yes, they asked has she been found? I said not yet...I CHOOSE HOPE FOR ISA!
May God bring you home soon little one.

(163) Morgan J
Tue, 23 April 2013 02:40:12 +0000

Please save Isa! Let her be okay and let her life return to normal as soon as she is found! Let her come home soon! I am Isa's current age and look so much like her...even though I've never met her I feel so close to her! In fact I want to play with her when she is found. One year is too long to be gone...if she must be, let her have lived a good life anyhow:)

(162) annonymous
Thu, 4 October 2012 17:21:52 +0000

I hope we find isa ya and I hope no one forgot about her

(161) Sanjin Vignjevic
Tue, 2 October 2012 01:06:20 +0000

I hope and pray that You get home as soon as possible and that You're alive and well. Also, Your whole Family are in my thoughts and prayers.

(160) me
Wed, 26 September 2012 18:08:28 +0000

i pray to god that she comes home safe and sound to stop the nightmare that this family is having i hope and pray for the best for isa and her family PLEASE BRING ISA HOME!!!!!!!:)

(159) juan
Wed, 26 September 2012 00:43:23 +0000

Isabel we know that your out there somewhere I live in Fontana California I have a pictures of you and see good news everyday I pray for you everyday for your safe return everyone is praying for you because we all want you to come back home to tuscon az bring isa home I hope Isabel is alive Isabel is a very beautiful girl and a very sweet girl with all my heart hope Isabel comes home safely

(158) belinda
Fri, 21 September 2012 16:23:04 +0000

still praying for you isa. where ever youre at, i pray youre safe. i pray that these new leads open doors to your return.

(157) Sage
Sun, 16 September 2012 02:46:05 +0000

God bless Isabel-May this beautiful little child return home safely!

(156) Sage
Sat, 15 September 2012 22:47:46 +0000

I remember exactly what I was doing on April 21, when I heard of little Isa's disappearance. While I was participating in the Autism Walk, the Celis family was struggling to find their daughter. Somewhere I hope Isabel is alive and safe, and that she goes home soon. What a shame that she remained missing on her birthday! Nevertheless, happy birthday, Isa. May this beautiful little child return home safely!

(155) Jordan Mahanke
Sat, 15 September 2012 04:54:30 +0000

Hang in there Isabel. Everyone is looking for you. WE love you, your family loves you, and Almighty God loves you.
Please Lord bring Isabel home soon. My prayers are all for Isabel and her family.
This literally breaks my heart to not only a child so young happens to her in my hometown but why it takes forever just to find her. I know I'm not given up. I still believe with all my heart that she's out there somewhere.
Keep on looking for her. my prayers are all for you.

(154) Marizza
Fri, 14 September 2012 21:05:30 +0000

Dear celis family; I live in douglas,az since hearin the news of ur beautiful lil girl I have spent a lot of time by the port of entry lookin out to see if I notice anyone havin isa as they are goin into mexico and also have gone into agua prieta and looked around to help find heart goes out to u all and let's keep up the prayers goin and not give up hope...isa will be home and happy again....god bless u all

(153) Belinda
Fri, 14 September 2012 17:22:58 +0000

praying for the family and especially little isa

(152) Madeline Bratteng
Wed, 12 September 2012 03:27:18 +0000

My thoughts and prayers are with Isa and your family throughout every day and every night before I go to sleep. My first thought when I awake is hope that today will be the day she comes back home to her loving family. Words cannot express the feeling I have in my heart. I pray that our Lord Jesus will not only hear our prayers but answer our prayers and bring Isa home to you safely. Please be strong and never give up!

Madeline Bratteng

(151) Pat in CT
Tue, 4 September 2012 04:01:51 +0000

Dear Celis family: I cannot believe the police have no successful leads to finding your Isabel. I cannot possibly imagine what it is like right now for your family. Missing her.
Hoping and praying she is found and is returned to you.

(150) Herendida
Mon, 27 August 2012 02:19:25 +0000

My heart aches for your family and my prayers to God all mighty that Isabel comes home. Blessings

(149) Connie
Sat, 25 August 2012 02:02:28 +0000

Where are you, where are you? We are praying you are safe, and praying your abductor will change his heart and take you home, or call someone to find you... hoping you will be with your family for your birthday. this is our prayer every night.

(148) Jenny
Sat, 25 August 2012 01:49:32 +0000

Dear Celis Family, Prayers still coming your way. Want to let you know that there isn't a time that I am out and about that I am not looking for Isa. I keep my eyes open for her all the time. My heart still breaks for her and all of you. This separation must be nearing an end. Our continued prayers will have to soon "Bring Isa Home"!

(147) kay
Sat, 25 August 2012 01:41:35 +0000

A FB friend put you on her status....and little Isabel has been in my heart and prayers ever since. We live in Houston. I now share Isabel's pictures so that my friends can pray too. I just pray that Jesus is with Isabel keeping her safe...and brings her home to you today!!!

(146) Robyn Lundeen
Sat, 25 August 2012 00:30:28 +0000

want to let you know that I continue to hold precious Isa in my heart and to send prayers for her safe return. Blessings to the family who must suffer so, may you precious daughter be back in your arms soon.

(145) fred
Sat, 25 August 2012 00:24:42 +0000

I have not forgotten this sweet child and My thoughts are with her on a daily basis .