Posted: May 4, 2012 4:37 PM
Updated: May 4, 2012 6:40 PM
TUCSON - It's coming up on two weeks since Isabel Celis disappeared. It's been an exhausting week for Isabel's parents.They said they have no idea where she could be, or whether she's safe or not.
The nightmare started Saturday morning, April 21, when six-year-old Isabel Celis' family realized she was not in her bedroom.
"We're all really surprised and shocked that anything like this could even happen to our family," said Isabel's uncle Justin Mastomarino.
Police were called at 8:14 a.m. and canvassed the area within a three mile radius of Isabel's home on the 5600 block of East 12th street.
Police called the event a suspicious disappearance or possible abduction and said they were not ruling anyone out.
Family and friends quickly printed out flyers to spread the word that little Isabel went missing.
On day two, three and four, search efforts continued.
On day 5, Isabel's parents made an emotional statement.
"We are looking for you Isa. We love you and we miss you sooo much and we will never give we will never give up looking for you," said Sergio Celis, Isabel's father.
By day 6, police focused their search on parks and bodies of water to look for evidence.
"To make sure that we do a comprehensive search and nothing is left out," said Lt. Fabian Pacheco with Tucson Police.
On day 7, police are looking for potential witnesses to come forward, and asked for any video from the baseball game where Isabel was present that Friday the night before she vanished.
On day 8, volunteers raised over $2,200 dollars through fundraisers.
On day 9, Isabel's parents, family and friends attended a special mass to pray for her safe return.
On day 10, a music video was made to spread awareness about Isabel's disappearance.
Day 11, police continue to investigate over 400 tips.
On day 12, detectives took Celis family members one-by-one to their home to recreate the scene.
Day 13, Isabel's parents make another plea in an exclusive NBC interview.
"We just need everyone out there--everyone--just to keep praying for her. Keep your eyes out," said Isabel's dad Sergio Celis.
Day 14, Isabel's parents answer questions from the local media for the first time.
"What I want is her here and having a normal life. This is not what we want," said Isabel's mom Rebecca.
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