BY STEVEN SPARKMAN
Vanished in the middle of the night. That’s what the family of missing first grader Isabel Celis says about her disappearance from the family home over the weekend.
Fox News has details on the search.
“Well, over the weekend, more than 150 law enforcement agents including the FBI using the dogs that you’ve seen there in the video and also helicopters are searching for Isabel and they’ll be out again this morning...”
Police continue to focus the search on the family home, looking for evidence of a break in. The police chief told CNN, they found a possible entry point.
“We have a window that was open and a screen removed. We’re labelling it as suspicious circumstances and a possible abduction, mainly so that we keep all possibilities open.”
But police still aren’t ready to consider Isabel’s disappearance a crime.
They questioned registered sex offenders in the area, but police tell ABC News, they don’t want to limit the investigation.
“Is this a kidnapping case?”
“We’re just not prepared to say this is a kidnapping or abduction at this point because there’s a lot of investigating to be done.”
The case was initially classified as a missing persons case. It was thought Isabel might have wandered off on her own and gotten lost.
But as the extensive search continues, authorities say that’s less and less likely. CBS reports the family fears the worst.
“The family fears Isabel may have been abducted in the same manner as Elizabeth Smart. She was 14 when she was snatched from her bedroom in the middle of the night. Smart was found alive nine months later.”
The community is supporting the family, putting up fliers and posters to help with the search. More than 200 people attended a candlelight vigil for Isabel Sunday night in a nearby parking lot.