Highland County OH- 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.
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 leaving 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.
If you have any information on the whereabouts of Madison Bell, please call the Highland County Sheriffs Office at 937.393.1421 or the Ross County Sheriffs Office at 740.773.1185