The search for Isabel Celis spreads to the border - Tucson News Now

The search for Isabel Celis spreads to the border

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NOGALES, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

As the search for Isabel Celis goes into day 10; local, county and federal authorities on the U.S./Mexico border are on the look out for the missing 6-year-old.

Juan Osorio, Public Affairs Liaison for U.S. Customs and Border Protection, says officers at the Deconcini Port of Entry are aware of Isabel's disappearance.

"Officers have the flyer next to them in each of the inspection booths," Osorio says. "We also have flyers posted throughout the port to remind officers of what she looks like."

Osorio adds, "The day that Isabel was reported missing, the ports got notification and since then our officers have been on the lookout."

Every day, CBP officers are briefed on any updates involving the case and are reminded to be on the lookout. 

Santa Cruz County Sheriff Tony Estrada has offered his services to the Tucson Police Department and is in constant communication with them.

"I had a personal contact with Chief Villaseñor this morning and obviously we indicated we will do whatever we can do," Estrada says. "He did indicate that on some point maybe if they felt that there were any leads going into Mexico that they would contact us."

Carlos Jimenez, Public Information Officer for the Nogales Police Department, says his officers are ready to go if needed.

Jimenez says, "You know if somebody does call us and says we have information regarding this case, obviously we're going to act on it and then also be in touch with the Tucson Police Department."

Authorities urge anyone with any information on the disappearance of Isabel Celis to call any law enforcement agency and that information will be passed on to the Tucson Police Department.

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