ANALYSIS | The Tucson police released 550 pages of documents relating to the Isabel Celis investigation Thursday, providing possible clues into the 6-year-old's disappearance from her home more than a month ago. Other documents were withheld.
Tucson News Now described some of the evidence collected by police described in the released documents ncluding "apparent blood" on the middle east bedroom floor and a Luminol reaction indicating possible blood in the front driver's seat of a Toyota Corolla parked outside the home. Good Morning America used a blueprint to demonstrate the middle east bedroom is Isabel's room.
Two other items taken from the car, a vinyl shower curtain and a white hat, showed dark red-brown or brown stains, Tucson News Now said. The shower curtain was taken to the police lab without on-scene testing.
At least two other pieces of evidence revealed for the first time Thursday point to possible familial issues in the little girl's disappearance. One document said, "A guy who was staying with the family owed someone a lot of money and that's why she was taken," Good Morning America reported. Earlier reports said Isabel's cousin Justin Mastromarino lived with the Celis family for part of 2011. Mastromarino has a history of arrest, according to Blink on Crime.
Another report came from a man who coached children's baseball with Isabel's father Sergio Celis and claimed to know him well. That man told police he felt something wasn't right about the missing persons report and he suspected Sergio was involved in Isabel's disappearance, according to KPHO.
These reports are especially alarming in light of an agreement between Child Protective Service and the Celis family barring Sergio from any contact with his 10 and 14 year old sons. Police told Tucson News Now the ban was a safety measure, KOLD reported a little more than a week ago. Police said at the time the ban was announced four detectives are assigned to look at possible inside-the-family involvement in Isabel's disappearance, while 12 to 15 detectives look for evidence outside the family.
Police have been careful to point out that Sergio is not a suspect. Nevertheless, he has drawn public scrutiny for several reasons including his unusual demeanor in the 911 call reporting Isabel missing. Not only did he appear calm, as noted by ABC News, he chuckled at one point during the call when he described calling his wife Becky Celis to tell her their daughter was missing.