Neighbor recalls noise before Arizona girl vanished

Neighbor recalls noise before Arizona girl vanished

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FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Tucson Police Department shows Isabel Mercedes Celis, 6, whose parents say was missing from her bedroom when they awoke on Saturday, April 21, 2012. The girl's family was allowed to return to their Tucson home on Tuesday, April 24, a day after authorities kept them away as they searched for clues to her disappearance. (AP Photo/Tucson Police Department)

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Posted on April 26, 2012 at 8:00 PM

Updated Thursday, Apr 26 at 8:21 PM

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) -- A neighbor of a 6-year-old girl who went missing from her Tucson, Ariz., home says she heard noises the morning of the child's disappearance.

Alicia Stardevant tells KVOA-TV she heard her dogs barking and male voices outside her bedroom window at about 6:30 a.m. Saturday. She says there were no sounds that indicated a struggle.

Isabel Celis' parents say they last saw her in her bedroom Friday night and they awoke Saturday to find her missing. Police say a window was open with the screen pushed aside.

Police Chief Roberto Villasenor says detectives have the neighbor's statement but it's one piece of a very large puzzle. Investigators have been pursuing hundreds of tips.

In a Facebook post Thursday, Isabel's mother, Rebecca, asked people to continue to pray for her daughter.

 

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