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May 7, 2013 9:59 PM by Lupita Murillo

Police discuss open missing kids' cases in Pima County

TUCSON - It's been almost 13 months since Isabel Celis went disappeared from her eastside home. When Becky and Sergio heard about the three Cleveland women rescued after a decade, they say it lifted their spirits.

"It may be ten years or whatever but hopefully it maybe the next day," said Becky Celis. "I don't want it to be 10 years down the road, I want it to be now."

Isabel's story is only one from Tucson that is spotlighted on the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children's website.

Jimmy Hendrickson was 12-years-old when he was last seen near Grant and Oracle in 1991.

"We are doing everything we can to find him but there was just, again, that sense of frustration that comes about with all of these cases," said Police Chief Roberto Villasenor, who at the time was the public information officer.

Pictures of the children as they looked when they disappeared and what they would look as adults are posted.

Jimmy Hendrickson would be 34-years-old.

In 1996, eight-year-old Karen Grajeda vanished from her southside apartment complex where she went out to play. Today Karen would be 24.

The following year, Heather Silver, a teenager went missing from the St. Mary's hospital area. She would now be 33.

"Can't give up hope, never give up hope," Villasenor said. "You always want to keep looking and keep doing everything you can do to bring those children home safely."

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