Underwater search turns up no sign of Ariz. girl

Pictured: Isabel Mercedes
April 27, 2012 3:46:43 PM PDT
Police in Tucson say underwater searches have turned up no sign of a 6-year-old girl who disappeared from her home a week ago.

Lt. Fabian Pacheco said Friday that investigators working on Isabel Mercedes Celis' disappearance spent the night combing through the lake at a local park with sonar equipment.

He says they were acting on a tip, but he wouldn't elaborate. Officers also searched bodies of water in other city parks.

Pacheco says police are also looking for anyone who took video during a baseball game that Isabel's family attended the night before she disappeared.

Police are also now looking for a group of people who may have been walking in the area last Saturday between 1 and 1:30 a.m. Authorities say the group, which includes two males and three females, may be potential witnesses or have information useful to the investigation.

Isabel's parents say they last saw the first-grader in her bedroom April 20, and they awoke the next morning to find her missing. Police say a window was open with the screen pushed aside.


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