Posted: Apr 21, 2012 10:34 PM by Jacqui Heinrich
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - The overnight disappearance of a 6-year-old Arizona girl has triggered a massive search by scores of police, FBI agents and a large contingent of deputy U.S. Marshals as officials investigate the possibility that she was kidnapped or just wandered off.
A Tucson police spokeswoman says first-grader Isabel Mercedes Celis's parents last saw her in bed at 11 p.m. Friday, and they discovered her missing at about 8 a.m. Saturday.
Police continued to search an area of Tucson around East Broadway Boulevard and Craycroft Road into the evening using street patrols, canines, detectives and a helicopter.
Media in Tucson reports that friends of the family have fanned out to distribute fliers with a photo of Isabel.
Investigators are looking into all potential scenarios, including the possibility that Isabel got up and wandered out of the home she shares with her parents and two brothers or that she was kidnapped.