Posted 6:47 PM 4/21/2012 : Missing girl's family and neighbors speak out
TUCSON- Neighbors and family members were shook up to hear 6 year old Isabel Celis went missing from her neighborhood in the 5700 block of East 12th street.
Isabel's grandfather form her mother's side, Hector Rodriguez, said he's praying for the family to receive good news soon.
It's been an agonizing day for the family as they wait to hear about what happened with their loved one.
Rodriguez was glued to his binoculars trying to see what was going on at the scene.
He lives in Douglas and made the trip to Tucson as soon as his daughter called him with news that little Isabel went missing.
"Why does this have to happen? It's something I just can't believe. I feel like I'm dreaming. I really do hope I'm dreaming because this is such a horrible thing. We feel so helpless," said Rodriguez.
Her uncle came to the neighborhood as soon as he heard the news as well.
"AI wasn't sure if I was dreaming or what happened because you don't think anything like that will ever happen to you," said Justin Mastomarino.
Neighbors said they couldn't understand how something like this could happen to the Celis family.
"They're amazing people. They're very nice very sweet..outgoing...whenever I needed something or my bike being fixed, the dad would help me," said neighbor Jerry Pike.
Ann Clevenger said this is a sad situation and she would never wish it on anybody.
"You never know. One day they could be here and one day they could not be here," she said.
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