Tucson community holds vigil for Isabel Celis, no updates in case

Posted at 9:28 AM, Apr 03, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-06 01:32:40-04

A community vigil is paying tribute to the life of Isabel Celis, whose remains were found recently, five years after she disappeared.

The event took place Wednesday night at 101 N. Stone in Tucson; it wasn't connected to the Celis family.

Six-year-old Serenity was among many people who attended the memorial. Her mother told her Isabel's story just hours before the event started.

"It's a picture of Isabel with a rainbow over her," Serenity said about a drawing she held at the memorial. "I was sad that she died."

The 6-year-old girl vanished from her midtown home in 2012. 

Attendee Maria Rivera said "I just hope she's resting in peace now."

According to the event's Facebook page, the vigil is an opportunity for the community to collectively mourn Celis.

This event is being held in Memorium for Isabel Mercedes Celis of Tucson, Arizona. This event is a candlelight memorium, being held to show support to the Celis family, and to honor our little angel, Isabel. 

We ask that you dress casually, be respectful, and bring candles, photographs and messages you would like the Celis family to see. There will be a guest book signing - where the community can leave messages and sign to show their support, which we will get to the Celis family after the event. 

Everyone is welcome, and those who would like to share their thoughts, are welcome to speak.  

Tucson police said there's no update in the case.