Found Deceased AZ - Isabel Mercedes Celis, 6, Tucson, 20 April 2012 - #22

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  1. OtherEyes

    OtherEyes Well-Known Member

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    NMCD PDF 3 page 17
     


  2. BetteDavisEyes

    BetteDavisEyes Fasten your seatbelts...

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    ITA, and that is how it should be. :moo:
     
  3. Madeleine74

    Madeleine74 Knower of Things

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    I guess I'm surprised when people are surprised they aren't told the inner parts of criminal investigations. When has LE ever released all the information during their investigation, if they didn't have to? And why would they? What value would it be to them? Their job is to build a case that can go to the DA.

    Can't recall a single time that LE has told the public before a case is litigated, laid it all out and said, "Here's everything we have. Here are all the documents, here's all the evidence, here's a list of all the people we suspect, etc." (*not counting FL Sunshine Laws).

    It doesn't happen in other cases and it's not going to happen in the Isa case either. If there's something important, LE is not going to disclose it until or unless they need to.
     
  4. liz b.

    liz b. Well-Known Member

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    TY, but I cannot open the links...
     
  5. liz b.

    liz b. Well-Known Member

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    ITA. Although,if LE does allow the contents of the search warrants to be released, there might be a lot to be learned. The investigation would only be apparent at trial...if that ever happens...MOO
     
  6. Madeleine74

    Madeleine74 Knower of Things

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    Even with that, if search warrants are unsealed, the public will learn what LE was looking for, and they may get a good idea of what was seized, but as for the results of what was seized, i.e the forensic examination, lab test results, etc., that will not be disclosed until the case is litigated in court.

    I've followed cases where LE took lots of items to have them examined and tested and most of the items ended up having no evidential value, which the public only discovered during the trial. Just because an item is seized doesn't mean it will have evidence on it.

    We, the public, will not know the details of the case until a trial. That's just how it is.
     
  7. GutFeeling!

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    The way this is going I won't be holding my breath on that. Or maybe I just need more coffee ...
     
  8. Lark2

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    In the interview with KGUN several days ago where the chief makes a plea for someone to call Crimeline and "just tell what you know," it seemed like he was talking to specific people, almost as if he believes that certain people know what happened and may want to unburden themselves.

    If so, this also supports an non-stranger abduction, because I just imagine LE appealing to a random stranger/RSO in tht way.

    I really, really think that LE believes that the Celis' extended family may be involved, or have knowledge of what happened. Perhaps he is appealing to those people?
     
  9. Ladylub

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    I am hoping they keep all the search warrant stuff to themselves. While I want to know what is in them I also feel that the best way to get justice for Isa in the end is keeping them sealed. If they open them to the public and this truly is an abduction case then it will only give the real criminal a chance to get rid of certain things that s/he knows the police are looking for.
     
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  11. liz b.

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    I agree somewhat. With the caveat that the contents of a warrant can often indicate the direction of an investigation at a particular point in time. I was a little dismayed when LE said "there's what we know,and there's what we can prove in court " paraphrasing,but that's the gist...

    JMO
     
  12. Madeleine74

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    That's a candid and valid remark by police. When it comes to litigating a case in court, it's all about proof or providing enough evidence (circumstantial and direct) where an inference can be logically made pointing to guilt, beyond a reasonable doubt. That is the standard that must be met and most DA's will not take a case until they have enough evidence to be able to feel confident of presenting a case to a jury.

    Police can 'know' various things, or 'sense' various things, but without the evidence to prove it, it doesn't go anywhere, legally.
     
  13. LisaB

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    I am not sure this is correct. I believe it has NOT been clarified if any (or which) relative(s) stayed with the family.

    The thing I find odd about the car is this...

    If he was checking the storm drains from Celis' neighborhood to where LE saw him approach the car, how did the car get there? Did he drive down, only to walk back up and then maglight through the drains back to the car? Why take the car at all if you plan to walk the entire "round trip" anyway? Why did he take the car to the end of his search route before he went (walked?) to the beginning and worked his way back to the car?
     
  14. time

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    Nice to hear your thoughts on all this. You know, honestly, the McMaglighter stuff could have happened just as you say. He may also have known JM - was thinking at first that's how he knew early that Isa was missing. But he couldn't have unless JM called him as JM didn't seem to be around enough to be in the police reports. Yeah, that's seems strange.

    BBM - I feel that whole phone booth caller imposter has some half truth also. Could be as you say. I had to wonder if it was JM's niece (in the file dump) at first since she boldly told LE about him owing money, possibly dealing drugs, etc.
     
  15. johnQpublic

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    For the last few days since the documents have come about I took a step back for a few days and just started looking at the case from fresh. I read through the entire case several times and did quite a bit of research. I re-listened to the 911 tapes, reviewed all the video documentation I could find in the raw formats. I managed to find addresses to fill in where they had been redacted and was able to piece a great deal of things together by doing so. When you just randomly just pick something out and look just at that one thing without comparing everything else it is quite simple to draw a quick conclusion. In listening to the SC 911 call again and listening not so much to what he is saying but listening to his breath and trying to visualize his demeanor in comparison to his other interviews. I can hear in his voice a sense of being baffled, frustrated and concerned yet in shock and disbelief that this is happening. ( at first when these tapes were released I was pretty quick to point my finger and railroad in his direction because he sounded so calm ) I am taking into consideration that he works in a surgical environment, he understands while this might be an urgent situation however in order for the operator to take the information in an accurate manner that he needs to have a sense of patience. In regards to the first interview with press in the hotel, he is worn down, tired, frustrated and most likely has not gotten much sleep in the past week between holding his family together, dealing with police and having press bothering them. Keep in mind, his little girl is missing at this point for a week... How much sleep would you have had with your baby girl missing for a week? In their first public address statement yes he does sound kind of hinky on the surface however again, consider the stress factor. BC as well, she is under a great deal of stress, lacking sleep and most likely afraid for her little girl. Yes when these materials were first presented to us, looking at it for the first time I was eager to hang them both. After reading the entirety of the documents and cross referencing all the statements provided I am finding it difficult to find them involved. However in looking at the extended family I do not rule out the possibility of one of the uncle’s JM or RR having some sort of connection BUT there is very little information outside of hearsay which would implicate them by themselves and if they are involved I believe it would be a 3rd party who committed this crime in retaliation against JM mistaking the home as his from prior involvement with the residence due to some sort of drug debt but since the only sorts of connections you can make with that angle for now is hearsay I moved on to other persons of interest.

    After personally ruling the family out I found another person of interest from the apartment interviews (JG) [PDF 6 pg62] was this guy whose mother said he had not been home in 3 days. I did some homework on him and found he was booked into custody on the 20th and released on the morning of the 24th so that totally gets him off the hook.

    So now my attention turns to another guy NMcD who sparked my attention starting with what’s documented in PDF 3 pg17 where an officer finds his green Jetta GLS parked near Wilshire Park and runs it’s plates to learn it is registered to a NMcD, resident of E. 12th St . The Officer informs the incident commander, a redacted portion of the conversation appears in the report. This occurs at 10:15AM. Between 10:15 and 10:35, the officer observes NMcD emerge from the South end of the Park field, carrying a large maglite. McD crosses through the middle of the field and when he reaches his vehicle, the officer approaches and NMcD confirms that is his vehicle and tells him he had heard about the missing girl and was out searching tunnels and washes to the north and south where he found nothing. NMcD then “abruptly” informs the officer he must leave to go home and EAT BREAKFAST and leaves the area in his vehicle. The officer informs ALL radio contact assigned of his exchange with the subject then there is are orders to record all vehicles, including taking images of all vehicles currently parked on E. 12th st . By 10:45AM all are instructed to stop, log plate and driver info and request consent search every vehicle coming in or out of the area. A resident of S. Essex St who likely observed the exchange between NMcD and the officer, asked him what all the police presence in the neighborhood was about. Then the resident informed the officer that a man matching NMcD’s description was sitting on an electrical box located behind his residence earlier that morning from approximately 9AM-9:30AM at which time he told him to leave. By 11AM, as security was requested by another officer at 11:23AM, a wash no more than 50 yards from where McD entered the south end of the park yielded a sheet, bed skirt, and a bag of clothes that were processed at the scene and taken into evidence. A warrant was secured hours later at the McD home on E. 12th St. Taken into evidence was a shoeprint on landscaping “fabric” from the backyard. Shoeprints were now collected on 3 other surface areas, as well as photos of other items of interest such as a shotgun, handgun, pellet rifle, a cell phone, white tshirt, camcorder, a nylon strap, a computer cpu, blue shorts and a yellow sleeveless shirt and photo’s of the in’s and out’s of both vehicles. [ note: during the servicing of this warrant the Jetta plates are AZ 842 PMV and in another officers report the tag is recorded as 842 PMU California ]. From what I can gather as of yet NMcD is a prime suspect at least in my eyes due to his demeanor and the evidence collected from his residence. [ NMcD pdf mentionings (a few) PDF 3 page 17 and 18 PDF 3 Page 24 PDF 3 page 66 PDF 4 Page 4 PDF 5 page 2 PDF 5 page 8 PDF 5 page 9 PDF 5 page 31 PDF 5 page 58/59 PDF 5 Pg 59 ]
    Of Course there maybe another suspect out there but as of the moment I am still looking for another person in the information available to really break down.
    Here are some really helpful links for performing your own research and filling in the blanks of redactions and making connections to other things. Dig in and have fun.

    http://maps.tucsonaz.gov/stormwater/
    http://gis.pima.gov/maps/landbase/parsrch.htm
    http://www.library.pima.gov/research...licrecords.php
    http://apps.supremecourt.az.gov/publ...aselookup.aspx
    http://gis.pima.gov/maps/rwrd/
    http://www.pimasheriff.org/prevention/crime-maps/
     
  16. LisaB

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    hoosegow! *LOL* :floorlaugh:
     
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    No, no, that's hoosegow!

    I suddenly remembered the Tumble Bus from yesterday also - associated with the maglighter's address. I still think that is odd!
     
  18. liz b.

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    Interesting thoughts...MOO but I somehow think the real criminal(s) got rid of things on that very night that Isabel went missing...MOO
     
  19. GutFeeling!

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    You don't think they got what they want? Usually after initial warrants they name exactly what they want .... in any warrant you have to be pretty specific. I think they have what they need.
     
  20. Prof

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    On page 81 of PDF 6
    a report from 4/21/12
    An officer was sent to an Albertson's and a Walmart to
    obtain surveillance for Friday. Both these stores are between
    Freedom Park and the Celis home. (This officer did not get the surveillance that day. We don't know if LE did obtain it or not)


    IMO it is likely that either before or after the game,
    the family stopped at these stores as
    LE knew to request surveillance early on Saturday.

    My question is, why was this not stated by LE?
    It is likely they could have stopped on the way to get food to bring to the
    game, but it might have brought in some tips if anyone saw the family at these stores on Friday.
    If they stopped on the way home, then it is possible that a perp could have followed them home. Again, why did LE not provide the public with the information of the stores as part of the routine where Isa was last seen?

    Attached PDF 6 page 81 clip
    and map of possible route before or after game.
     

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