A 6-year-old girl disappeared Saturday from her home in Tucson, launching a widespread search involving the U.S. Marshals and the FBI.
First-grader Isabel Mercedes Celis was not in her room when her parents went to wake her up around 8 a.m. Saturday at their east Tucson home, said Tucson police spokeswoman Sgt. Maria Hawke in a telephone interview with The Times.
Her family last saw her in her bedroom at 11 p.m. Friday. The neighborhood of single-family homes sits west of a shopping mall and east of a Catholic church.
Police were called at 8:14 a.m. and were not able to determine whether the girl was kidnapped or if she had wandered off on her own. Investigators were looking at every door and window in the home for signs of a break in.