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Isabel Celis: Last seen in public at baseball game a year ago

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Isabel Celis, 7, vanished from her East Tucson home April 2012. Isabel Celis, 7, vanished from her East Tucson home April 2012.
TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

One of the last places Isabel Celis was seen in public one year ago was at a Little League baseball game.

On the same field where Isabel Celis' brothers played ball a year ago, the last night many people saw Isabel out in public, there are still purple ribbons tied to the fence. It's a reminder to the community she is still missing.

"We're still praying for her... we still think about her," said Rosalinda Rae. "We still see the signs. She's in our hearts and in our minds still to this day."

It was after that game Isabel disappeared from her East Tucson home overnight. Police have checked more than a thousand leads but found nothing. Isabel's parents are waiting for that one call.

"You'll hear something promising and you're waiting for them to say, 'Yes, this is it,'" said Rebecca Celis. "And those are hard. It's really hard."

Antoinette Trujillio knows Isabel and her parents. It hits close to home because the two families have so much in common.

"Constantly thinking about it. Constantly checking to see if they found anything," said Trujillo. "My little girl is the same age, same birthday. Just hard to not make yourself emotionally involved into it."

Many others in the crowd say they still think about Isabel and are hoping for her safe return. It's words of encouragement the family says help them get by.

"We're praying for you. We're praying for you every single day," said Sergio Celis. "We know your daughter is coming home. So that is the kind of reception we get when we're out and about."

The case is still open and active. Anyone with information should call 88-crime.

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