Man Charged In Kidnapping, Murder Of 2 Tuscon Girls

Published: Saturday, September 15, 2018 - 5:15pm
Updated: Sunday, September 16, 2018 - 2:14pm
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Christopher Matthew Clements was indicted on 22 criminal counts. That includes murder and kidnapping charges in the deaths of 6-year-old Isabel Celis and 13-year-old Maribel Gonzalez.

Police have charged a 36-year-old man with the murders of two young girls in Tucson. The girls went missing in 2012 and 2014.

Christopher Matthew Clements was indicted Friday on 22 criminal counts. That includes murder and kidnapping charges in the deaths of 6-year-old Isabel Celis and 13-year-old Maribel Gonzalez.

Pima County Attorney Barbara Lawall said it took a long time for Clements to be caught.

“Christopher Clements was actually at liberty of the murder of Isabel Celis for a bit longer than she was alive,” Lawall said.

Celis went missing from her Tucson home in April 2012 and her body was discovered in March 2017. The body of Gonzalez was discovered in June 2014.

“I’m really pleased to be able to say that Pima County prosecutors and all of law enforcement never gave up the hunt for the killer of these two little girls,” Lawall said.

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