Thursday, October 25, 2012

Sergio Celis Gives Good Advice

See Sergio Celis' 911 call   here
Six months ago today, Sergio and Becky Celis' world was turned upside down when their daughter Isabel vanished.
"Knowing that it's been already half a year that our baby's been gone, yes it's overwhelming," said Sergio Celis.
But each day they become more hopeful.
"We're waiting for her, we're ready," said Becky Celis, "So that's what gets us by."
They've spruced up her room painting the walls purple. Cards and stuffed animals sit on top of her bed and a small memorial off to the side on her nightstand. For the past six months, Isabel's family has prayed every day for her safe return.
We've learned Sergio's sister hired a private investigators during the Summer and police tell us they've gotten around three thousand leads and have two detectives actively working the case. But, Isabel's parents say they're not satisfied.
"I'm sorry to have to say this but we feel like we've been blown off," said Sergio.
Sergio and Becky had no problem speaking with us today but six months ago it was a different story. It took them days before making their first appearance to the media. Many have pointed the finger at Sergio.
Matt Mendes: "You know there are still a lot of people who think you have something to do with Isabel's disappearance?" 

Please note that this is a very good question that Matt Mendes posed. It gives Sergio the opportunity to do what he has not done in 6 months:  Issue a reliable denial.  What does Sergio say to the fact that people think he was involved?

Sergio: "Let them think what they want."
Believe Sergio Celis in this case:  He is offering good advice. 

The family says critics are the least of their worries.
"We are here living the nightmare. There's a lot more eating away at our hearts," said Sergio.
They believe the truth will come out eventually. Until then, they maintain their focus on finding Isabel.
Becky had this message to anyone with information on Isabel's whereabouts.
"I pray you have the courage to come out and have the courage to be Isabel's angel and bring her home," said Becky.

24 comments:

Lis said...

"Let them think what they want"

Okay...

I'm sure they are living a nightmare. Just maybe not the one they purport to be living.

Anonymous said...

Seems like an appropriate response to the statement, not question, posed.

Why did they put a question mark at the end of that sentence?

ecossie possie said...

So acording to the mother it will take an angel to bring her home.Nuff said ....

Lorraine said...


But each day they become more hopeful.
"We're waiting for her, we're ready," said Becky Celis, "So that's what gets us by."


This is such a disturbing attitude to have. If my little girl had been missing for 6 months, the waiting for her return would be unbearable to me. It would be devastating and it surely would NOT be giving me any kind of hope for her return. It's as if they are grasping at straws to find a reason to appear hopeful but it really backfires on them because it makes them seem insincere.

Would anyone say that Kyron Horman's parents are more hopeful of his return each and every (long) day that goes by? I sincerly doubt it.

Lemon said...

"We're waiting for her, we're ready," said Becky Celis, "So that's what gets us by."
__________

They are waiting, passive, for her to show up at the bus stop? The local diner?

For something "lost" to find, one must search. Sergio and Becky are "waiting", not searching, nor looking, nor attempting any effort to find their daughter.

What is missing from their statements is "searching" and "looking" ...they are, however, "waiting."

Jo said...

"We're waiting for her, we're ready," said Becky Celis, "So that's what gets us by."

Ready for what? Were they not ready for her to return prior to the 6 mouth mark?

"I'm sorry to have to say this but we feel like we've been blown off,"

Apology within statement.

"I pray you have the courage to come out and have the courage to be Isabel's angel and bring her home,"

Odd statement. Why come out instead of come forward or do the right thing? Why bring her home instead of let her go?

Lorraine said...


"We are here living the nightmare. There's a lot more eating away at our hearts," said Sergio.

I am curious at the use of the words, "the nightmare." It seems to me that a person in that situation would be living "a" nightmare. "The" nightmare seems to be distant. As if it were more like a story being told than a reality.

Lemon said...

"There's a lot more eating away at our hearts," said Sergio."
_________

Sergio, you said "there's a lot more eating away at our hearts"?. . .

I believe you.

Lis said...

Good catch, Lemon.

john said...

OT..

Peter ..

Can a reliable denial be true in a reflective response .

Did you kill xyz?

No I didn't kill xyz.

Peter does it always have to be in the free editing process to be reliable and have you ever come across a case were a reflective denial came out to be true?

It seems to me that a response like that would come natural if that was the question posed.

Assuming your innocent of course..

Ney said...

When the mother speaks this way, it makes me "think" Isabel is in a summer camp, being taken care of, packing her suitcase to go home, instead of missing. It is disturbing. No real grief shows in her eyes over her missing or possibly dead child, only strange happy hope there. It seems something different to me, not a natural denial of a mother. I am careful to draw conclusions in cases though, I mostly observe and I try to understand the whys first.

I wonder if in missing children cases -in general- when the parents are involved, them acting as the child is missing makes them feel like the child is not really gone? (I guess escaping jail, staying with the family is the main motivation in most situations like that though)

Putting up a charade, pretending, telling lies to friends, to loved ones, and to the whole nation on tv to cover up the crime, to do it for months, years, and to keep on doing it until the rest of their lives, what kind of life is that though?
Life is too short to live in lies every single day. People like that might not be in jail, but they are not free for sure.
I wonder if there will be ever a case where the parents stop, stand up and admit the truth.

john said...

OT.

Police Reveal Scale Of Savile's Alleged Abuse..

Jimmy Savile is described as one of the most "prolific" sex attackers ever as police deal with 300 alleged victims..

http://news.sky.com/story/1002696/police-reveal-scale-of-saviles-alleged-abuse

rob said...

Whether it is a scam, an accident cover up, or a murder, after 6 months, the parents feel a lot safer talking.
They think they have gotten away with it.

john said...

OT..

Jimmy Savile: Seven Claims Made Before Death.

At least seven alleged victims of Jimmy Savile made complaints of sexual abuse against him while he was still alive, it emerges.

Scotland Yard has admitted four police forces were aware in the 1980s of claims against the former TV presenter and DJ.

The first of the seven claims was made in the 1980s by a young girl, who said she had been subjected to an indecent assault at BBC TV Centre.

Subsequent claims were made between 2003 and 2008, all relating to alleged instances of sexual abuse during the 1970s.

Commander Peter Spindler said the Metropolitan Police were now dealing with around 300 potential victims, of whom all except two are women.

They have been separated into three categories: those allegedly abused by Savile, those allegedly abused by Savile and others and those allegedly abused by others on their own.

http://news.sky.com/story/1002988/jimmy-savile-seven-claims-made-before-death

Bonnie Blue said...

"I pray you have the courage to come out and you have the courage to be Isabel's angel and bring her home."
I think Becky is talking about herself.

Dream1280 said...

....There's a lot more eating away at our hearts," said Sergio.

Embedded confession? Also, by repainting and such they are preventing LE from coming back into the room. Did they paint over the writing that was inside her closet?


Anonymous said...

Regarding "I pray you have the courage to come out and you have the courage to be Isabel's angel and bring her home."
Consider that Becky is somehow unconsciously aiming her words at Sergio.
I am NOT saying that all male opera singers are sexually outside the accepted norm. However, IMO, opera, much like acting, seems to attract people who are very adept at presenting an image that is not always congruent with their actual personalities.

Anonymous said...

11:38 Anon again. ....
Also, consider both Becky and Sergio, as Roman Catholics, would likely reflect some of their religious beliefs in statements like "be an angel and bring Isabel home."
As Catholics, perhaps they believe that since they are genuinely sorry for killing little Isabel, they are forgiven. Now, all it's going to take for our little Becky is if Sergio decides to "be an angel and bring Isabel home." Of course, he can't right now. Maybe in the afterlife he will deal with the problem of his missing daughter.

rob said...

Dream1280, I bet LE cut out the piece of drywall the writing in the closet was on. the family has probably replaced it as part of the renovation.

dream1280 said...

@ Rob

That makes sense, my CSI brain is asleep.

CEC said...

Becky's words "come out", stuck out to me, too. I know there was speculation regarding his sexuality. To me, it sounds like there is some sort of nexus between revealing his sexual preferences and Isabel's whereabouts. Did we ever learn the reason for the CPS visit(s) prior to Isabel's disappearance, and why Sergio was not allowed contact with the boys afterward (and why he now has that contact)?

S + K Mum said...

@ John....re: Jimmy Savile - we know Gary Glitter has been named so far as an (alleged) abuser, I am keen to find out who else has been accused by the victims that are coming forward. I suspect this case is going to get even more shocking than it already is!

john said...

Hi S K MUM,ther are another 9 celeb names to be put forward but not yet released ,this is going to be one of the biggest stories in the UK for many years to come..

Light the Way said...

"We're waiting for her, we're ready," said Becky Celis, "So that's what gets us by."

Is it just me, or is this statement made by Becky Celis, extremely bizarre?

They're "ready" for her??
:/

As if they weren't quite "ready" to get Isa back prior to just recently?

Wouldn't it go without SAYING that the mother of a "missing" child is "ready" to have her back home?

Maybe the Celis' are finally "ready" for Isa to be found, because they are now confident that all forensic evidence has been degraded that would otherwise link them to her death.