Jan 16, 2014 1:05 AM by Samantha Ptashkin
TUCSON- For the next few days TPD will continue setting up a command post about a block away from the Celis Family home. It will be a central gathering place for officers, as they continue re-canvassing the neighborhood nearly two years after Isabel vanished.
Neighbor Ann Clevenger lives down the street from the Celis Family. She remembers when police came to her house when Isa went missing on April 21, 2012. "They came several times, asked us questions, inspected the property, looked under things, just to make sure nothing was suspicious," Clevenger says.
This time around neighbors say the canvassing has been less intense. "They asked if I've seen any suspicious activities, if anyone moved out right after Isabel disappeared, do I know any of Isabel's family members, did I know Isabel," Neighbor Ken Dave says.
But Clevenger says there was one question that stood out from the rest. "They showed me a picture of a Nike shoe they were looking for and they showed me the tread of the bottom of the shoe," Clevenger says.
TPD hasn't said why they decided to ask neighbors about the shoe now. TPD only says the shoe print was associated with the area and detectives are trying to see if they can identify who may have left it and if that person has more information.
TPD says the main reason for re-canvassing the neighborhood is to generate a buzz around the search, in hopes of finding new clues that could help crack the case. "A child doesn't go missing without someone having seen something occur," Lt. Elise Souter says. "Somebody has information and maybe they just haven't shared it with us for whatever reason."
If you have any information, call 911 or 88-CRIME.