Tucson officials: Man indicted in killing of Isabel Celis and Maribel Gonzalez

An inmate at the Maricopa County jail has been indicted in connection with the killing of two Tucson girls, officials announced this morning.

The slain girls are: Isabel Celis, 6, whose remains were discovered in early March 2017 in rural northwest Pima County; and Maribel Gonzalez, 13, whose body was found in June 2014 in the same general area.

In 2017 FBI told a man had information in the case. On March 3, 2017 after talking to the man, Christopher Clements, officials were able to find Isabel’s remains. Clements, 36, was indicted on 22 charges related to the killing of the two girls.

Clements is jailed in Maricopa County on unrelated charges.

Isabel, 6, went missing from her midtown home on the night of April 20, 2012, prompting a massive search and thousands of tips to police.

Isabel’s father, Sergio, reported her missing the next morning after he and his sons searched the house and the oldest boy found her window open with a screen laying in the backyard, the Star has reported.

Maribel was reported missing June 4, 2014 a day after she told family she was going to visit a friend. The case was initially investigated as a runaway.

Maribel’s body was found in the desert two days later on the east side of Trico Road, about a half-mile south of Avra Valley Road.

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