When Isabel Celis was reported missing, an Amber Alert was not issued. That's because a disappearance has to fit certain criteria to be eligible for the alert. There are many reasons for this, but the main reason is so that the Amber Alert system isn't desensitized by being issued for each and every disappearance that occurs.
This Tucson news blogger begs the answer for the simple question: "Why wasn't an Amber Alert issued in the disappearance of Isabel Celis?" Well, the answer is rather simple and comes in the form of the criteria that must be met in order for the alert to be issued.
- The child must not be proven to be missing due to a parental dispute.
- There must usually be a vehicle sighted or other form of transport witnessed abducting the child.
- There must be proof that the child is at risk of death or otherwise great bodily harm.
There are other stipulations for an Amber Alert being issued, which vary by state it seems. Nonetheless, it's apparent that the lack of alert in this disappearance sheds light on just what kind of disappearance this may be. It's also been stated in recent days that police have suspects and persons of interest, though they will not release the identities.
The disappearance of the six-year-old Tucson girl was not a stranger abduction, it seems. Nor does it seem that there were any witnesses to indicate she had been removed from the home and transported by a stranger. On the other hand, her own father seems to be a figure of suspicion in this case, which would indicate even more why an Amber Alert may not have been necessary. Sergio Celis has been ordered out of the home and barred from being around his other two children. Do any of the known details in this case point to perhaps why no Amber Alert was issued in regards to her disappearance?
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