Father: Family member knows something about missing Isabel Celis - WFXG FOX54 Augusta - Your News One Hour Earlier

Father: Family member knows something about missing Isabel Celis

Posted: Updated:
Sergio Celis, right, with his wife Rebecca, says he believes a family member has information critical to the case of his missing daughter, Isabel. (Source: KGUN-TV) Sergio Celis, right, with his wife Rebecca, says he believes a family member has information critical to the case of his missing daughter, Isabel. (Source: KGUN-TV)
Isabel Celis went missing about 18 months ago. Her 8th birthday is Tuesday. (Source: KGUN-TV) Isabel Celis went missing about 18 months ago. Her 8th birthday is Tuesday. (Source: KGUN-TV)
TUCSON, AZ (CBS5) -

The father of a missing Tucson girl claims at least one person knows something about her disappearance more than a year ago.

Tuesday would be Isabel Celis' 8th birthday. Her father, Sergio Celis, said a family member he would not name has refused to talk to the family's private investigator.

"It's frustrating to run against a wall," Sergio Celis said. "This person has an attorney and they're not going to let them speak a word, protecting somebody that we feel has a lot of information to give. And if it has to be anonymous, so be it. We just want her home. We want our baby home. We want this nightmare over."

Sergio Celis said he doesn't believe the person committed a crime, just that the person has information that could be critical to the case.

Isabel disappeared from her family home 18 months ago.

Police have said they believe she was abducted, but they have not named a suspect nor speculated where she could be.

Her mother, Rebecca, posted to Facebook on Monday that the family will have a special mass Tuesday in honor of her daughter's 8th birthday. They have extended an invitation to the community to pray with the family at St. Joseph Roman Catholic Parish about 9 a.m.

The family said it plans another mass on Sept. 1.

Copyright 2013 CBS 5 (KPHO Broadcasting Corporation). All rights reserved.

  • NEWSMore>>

  • Paine College back to football

    Paine College back to football

    Saturday, August 23 2014 12:02 AM EDT2014-08-23 04:02:25 GMT
    After 51 years, Paine College brought back their football program to join the rest of their athletic teams.More >>
    After 51 years, Paine College brought back their football program to join the rest of their athletic teams.More >>
  • Grovetown police chief resigns

    Grovetown police chief resigns

    Friday, August 22 2014 10:01 PM EDT2014-08-23 02:01:39 GMT
    Grovetown Director of Public Safety Gary Owens has resigned his post, effective Friday.The resignation comes after a two day suspension by Mayor George W. James III following the escape of two inmatesMore >>
    Grovetown Director of Public Safety Gary Owens has resigned his post, effective Friday.More >>
  • Roberson reflects on tenure as top educator in Richmond Co.

    Roberson reflects on tenure as top educator in Richmond Co.

    Friday, August 22 2014 9:17 PM EDT2014-08-23 01:17:45 GMT
    The cards and sentiments were flowing in as Richmond County students and staff said goodbye to their leader. "That's humbling," said Dr. Frank Roberson. "Both humbling, and encouraging." But the timesMore >>
    The cards and sentiments were flowing in as Richmond County students and staff said goodbye to their leader.More >>
Powered by WorldNow