Community reacts to Isabel's parents' national interview - Tucson News Now

Community reacts to Isabel's parents' national interview

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - It has been almost two weeks since Isabel Celis disappeared from her home and her parents took to a national audience to talk about their daughter.

During a live interview on the Today Show, Sergio and Becky Celis opened up about their daughter, her disappearance and the search for the missing 6-year-old.

Community members who stopped by the volunteer command post spoke about what they thought of the interview.

Ellen Bittman, who stopped to pick up flyers and donate money, says "it's sad to see but encouraging to see the parents out there imploring for the return of their child."

Bittman says she feels bad for "Isa's" parents.

"Its got to be excruciatingly painful to go on the media circuit talking repeatedly about the situation and it's a situation no parent wants to be in," Bittman adds.

Lisa Sanchez, who also stopped by to show her support, commends the parents for speaking to the media again but does not think that she could do it if she were in their shoes.

"I know some people do but me, I don't know if I would be able to be in front of the cameras if I was in their situation," Sanchez says. "Just because all the emotions you're going through and you constantly have the cameras there in your face and people asking questions, of course the community wants to know but I don't think I would be able to be out there like that."

Despite the differences in opinions, everyone agrees and hopes for the safe return of Isabel.

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