HIGHLAND COUNTY – The Sheriff has now released more information on the case of Madison Bell.
According to Sheriff Donnie Barrera that information was obtained over the week period they were searching that she had been talking to the man of interest online for quite some time.
The investigation concluded when they found the man after running his plates from the security cameras. That led investigators to the man and Maddie who said that she was fine and, “wanted to start a new life.”
According to the Sheriff Madison was there with the man under her own free will and not in any trouble. “Being 18 she has the right to do what she wants,” said the Sheriff.
The sheriff said they spend over a hundred man hours on the case and took phone calls from major news networks all hours of the night and interviewed with several dozen.