Investigators found a portion of Isabel Celis' skull, and not much else when they identified her remains earlier this year.
The remains of Isabel Celis, who disappeared from her home in 2012, were located in rural Pima County.
Friday night April 20th five years ago: The Celis family put Isabel to bed about 10pm. Her remains were found almost five years later
She was a six-year-old girl, who disappeared from her home on a peaceful Saturday almost five years ago. Police and the people who loved Isabel Celis still held out hope she'd be found alive. But now that hope is gone.
Tucson Police, saying it wasn't "by happenstance," that detectives found the remains of Isabel Celis in rural Pima County -- rather, a part of an ongoing process of many searches. Her remains discovery, raising the questions -- who's responsible? How did she die?
The family of slain child Isabel Celis is hosting a memorial service Saturday. The community is invited to remember and reflect along with the family.
More than 100 show up for a memorial today at St. Augustine for Isabel Celis.
TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - An autopsy report released confirms the death of Isabel Celis as a homicide, but it was not able to explain how she died.
The six-year-old girl disappeared from her family home in April 2012.
Her disappearance and massive multi-agency search made national headlines. Thousands of leads turned up nothing.
The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children released an age progression of Isabel Celis in hopes of sparking new leads a few years later.
Five years later investigators recovered some of her bones.
A portion of the child's skull and a small part of her pelvis were found among non-human bones.
The location where her remains were found is redacted in the report obtained by KGUN 9.
The remains were so limited, the Pima County Medical Examiner's Office could not match them to Isabel Celis based on the bones and dental records alone.
A firm match required DNA analysis.
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