by Robert A. Waters
What happened to Isabel Celis, the five-year-old who went missing from her Tucson home? Many suspect that someone in the family harmed the child. That may be so, but numerous children have been kidnapped from their homes by strangers.
A few cases come to mind: Elizabeth Smart; Jennifer Short; Polly Klaas; Jennifer Shuett; and Dylan and Shasta Groene.
A recent kidnapping in Canada had a happier ending than most. Three-year-old Kienan Hebert, who lived in Sparwood, British Columbia, was snatched from his bed in the middle of the night. Held for four days, the kidnapper returned Kienan back to his home unharmed.
Here’s hoping that Isabel will soon be reunited with her loved ones.