It’s been about a month since 6 year old Isabel Celis went missing from her Tucson AZ home. Police have released the tapes of the 911 calls and, frankly, I’m disturbed by them. I just listened to them on Fox News’ site. We never know what the media edited out of these tapes until we can get access to the full, unedited versions. However, in my opinion, it’s not what the father, Sergio Celis, says on the tape, but rather the WAY he said it.
Picture this…your 6 year old child is missing. You’ve searched everywhere for her and she is nowhere to be found. I have two children. I know the fear that runs through you when you can not find your child. My son used to disappear in a split second and end up hiding somewhere. Every time the fear just grabbed me and didn’t subside until he was found safe and sound. As a matter of fact, as time went by, the more I searched, the more panicked I became.
So…when you hear Mr. Celis’ call to 911, it’s very concerning. It actually gave me goose bumps. He is very calm like it’s no big deal. At one point he is even LAUGHING telling the 911 operator that he told his wife to “get her butt home” and laughs. Then he seems bothered that his wife walks into the house hysterical. I listened 3 or 4 times thinking that maybe he’s just nervous and being very composed, but there is NOTHING in his voice to even indicate that he cares that his daughter is missing. It’s like he’s completely detached from the situation and even appears (IMO) that he is reading a statement.
In sharp contrast, when mom, Becky Celis, calls 911, she is hysterical. She is distraught, incoherent at times and even shrieking during the call.
How can these two parents have such drastically different reactions to the disappearance of their daughter? One acts like it’s no big deal and even appears (IMO) to feel llike it’s “no big deal”. The other is hysterical, wants to find her and distraught that she doesn’t know where her baby girl is.
Arizona Child Protective Services (CPS) has said that Sergio Celis can have no contact with his other children.
That is very unusual. The police, however, have cautioned the public not to read guilt into that.
In the beginning of this case, my thoughts were “Stop focusing so hard on the family and go look for the person who kidnapped this child”. Now I’m wondering if my gut instinct was wrong.