Posted 7:56 PM 5/3/2012 : Expert offers his opinion about Celis interview
TUCSON - The parents of Isabel Celis did their first sit down interview Thursday morning.
News 4 spoke to a clinical psychologist for his opinion about the parents' body language during the interview with The Today Show.
"She is so full of life she is so wonderful. We miss her so much and her brother. just want you so much," said Sergio Celis.
This is the first question and answer interview the Celis' have given. Thomas Baggot is a clinical psychologist who specializes in forensic interviews throughout the country. News 4 asked for his expert opinion.
"When I look at them, I looked at their behavior, their movement, their body language. There's no great fear there is a stage presence of sadness," said Baggot.
He has 25 years of law experience, plus another 20 in psychology. He analyzed the parents' body language.
"He has access at closing of the eyes every time you do interviews and people look away or lose eye contact, you need to suspect deception," said Baggot, when referring to the Celis'.
He also talked about the question of the parents' possible involvement in their daughter's disappearance.
"Most important they asked clearly if he had anything to do with his daughter's disappearance, he doesn't answer the question. Watch their body movements during that question. No support, no hands crossing. She looks down to the right, I would expect her to watch him and watch him deny it, but he evades the question," said Baggot.
This is the opinion of one expert. Tucson Police detectives continue to investigate all angles in this case, and pray for Isabel's safe return.
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