Highland County OH- Highland County Sheriff reports that she has been found, and no arrests are planned to be made.
According to sheriff Maddie has told FBI investors that she, “wanted to start a new life.” that was the cause for her run away.
This announcement came just after 2,000 people came to search for the girl in the area where her car and cell phone were found.
more information is coming.
Highland County Sheriff Donnie Barrera reports that on Sunday, May 17, 2020, at approximately 11:22 a.m., the Highland County Sheriffs Office received a call from the mother of 18-year old missing Madison Bell.
Now investigators have identified a man that may have been involved and are searching for him.
Madison’s mother reported that she last saw Madison at her home in Ross County, Ohio, and that Madison was going to a Highland County business to tan.
It is believed that Madison did not make it to the business to tan. Her vehicle was located by her mother at a local church, near the tanning business on S.R. 28, west of Greenfield.
Deputies arrived and met with the family. The matter of the missing 18year old is actively under investigation by the Highland County Sheriffs Office, Ross County Sheriffs Office, BCI, and the Greenfield Police Department.
According to Sheriff Barrera, information was obtained regarding a white vehicle with California license tags, parked in the parking lot of the church, where Madison’s vehicle was located. With the help of the community, a vehicle fitting the description was located at a local Hillsboro business. Follow-up investigation found that the vehicle was not the vehicle that deputies are looking for.
Updates: Investigators said they are looking for a white car that was seen driving into and leavig the church parking lot Sunday morning. Note the white car was first dismissed by local police but is now being sought again by FBI.
According to reports Bell signed into Tanning two days prior to missing but the day she said she was going tanning she never signed in or entered the lot according to video seized by police.