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(TUCSON, Ariz.) — The answer to how 6-year-old Isabel Celis disappeared from her Tucson home last Saturday may be found in surveillance videos from neighboring houses and stores, police said Wednesday.

One camera is attached to a home just 75 yards away and points directly at the Celis family’s house, while others are attached to nearby businesses. Police hope they could yield clues to the girl’s overnight disappearance.

Celis was reported missing by her father around 8 a.m. Saturday after her mother left for work and her father went to wake her up. The child was not in her room, and a bedroom window was opened with the screen removed, police said.

The little girl was last seen around 11 p.m. Friday, when she was put to bed, he said.

On Wednesday, police will extend their search for the girl to drainage and water systems in the nearby area, Tucson police chief Roberto Villasenor said at a press conference.

During the prior four days, police have scoured the neighborhood for clues, searching nearby homes and a landfill where trash was taken the day of Celis’s disappearance.

FBI-trained search dogs, including one cadaver dog, were brought into the family’s home where they hit upon something that police said was important to the investigation.

On Tuesday night, an FBI team specializing in behavior profiles searched the Celis family home and interviewed the family members. The family is now allowed back in their home following the search, but has not yet returned, Villasenor said.  

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