The vanishing of Isabel Celis
Police in the US have confirmed they have found the body of the six-year-old girl who mysteriously vanished from her bedroom overnight in 2012.
The disappearance of Isabel in 2012 made international headlines and bore a chilling resemblance to the Maddie McCann case.
In 911 calls made on the morning she vanished, Isabel’s parents Rebecca and Sergio could be heard telling the police how they could not find their daughter.
The family in Tucson, Arizona, had last seen her after putting her to bed at 11pm on a Friday night.
Rebecca, who was uncontrollably crying, can be heard begging police: “Can you please hurry?”
She added: “I went to work this morning at 7am and I did not come and check on her, I should have come and checked on her.”
The devastated mum added that she did not “hear anything at all” overnight in her home.
Sergio’s 911 call was also released by police.
The dad said: “I need to report a missing child. I believe she was abducted from my house.
“We woke up this morning and I went to get her up for her baseball game and she was gone.
“I woke up my sons and we looked everywhere in the house and my oldest son noticed that her window was wide open and her screen was laying in the backyard.
“We have looked all around the house.”
For almost five years police had made no real progress in the case.
No arrests have been made and the Chief would not say if there were any suspects due to the ongoing investigation.
When Isabel first vanished, police said that there were ‘suspicious circumstances around a possible entry point’ at the family’s home.
It had been rumoured that this related to evidence Isabel’s bedroom window had been forced open.
It was also reported that a neighbour heard male voices and a dog barking at around 6.30am the morning of the disappearance.
Cops followed 2,200 leads during the case but every one came up cold.