Ohio high school senior Madison Bell mysteriously vanished on the way to salon hours before graduation

Ohio high school senior Madison Bell mysteriously vanished on the way to salon hours before graduation
Madison Bell (Highland County Sheriff's Office)

CINCINNATI, OHIO: An Ohio teenager who had reportedly left home for a tanning appointment on Sunday morning has gone missing ever since. The teenager, Madison Noel Bell, had left her home in Greenfield on Sunday. Her car was found inside a church parking lot across the street from the tanning salon on May 17, her family told a Cincinnati radio station, WKRC. 

Madison was due to graduate from high school later that day. Investigators and detectives who searched her car found that the keys were still in the ignition. Her cellphone was also recovered from the area and the doors of the car were also unlocked, Oxygen reports. "I’ve shed a lot of tears, and sometimes I haven’t shed any because I feel like I’ve just cried everything I have out," Madison's mother Melissa shared. Many of her friends and family are out searching for the missing teenager and the search efforts are bringing some sort of comfort.

"It makes me feel so much better because that’s my baby," she added. Law enforcement revealed that the teenager was last seen sporting a pair of brown sandals, black leggings and a black North Face jacket. She has been described as Caucasian with brown hair and brown eyes, weighing approximately 125 pounds and around 5'7" tall. Authorities also added that the 18-year-old may have been wearing Star Wars pants and could be wearing blue or gray color contacts. 

Her mother Melissa made a plea to whoever has her daughter and said, "Whoever has her, bring her home to her family. This is not right. You don’t take her and not bring her home. She needs to be back home where she’s safe."

The police have expanded their search efforts to several counties and believe that Madison may also be traveling in a white four-door Nissan Sedan with California license plates. The chief of Rescue 101 Search and Rescue, Andrew Surritt, said, "We have crews that are distributing flyers. We’ve had most of Highland County, Fayette County and Ross County, and we’re starting to work in Pickaway County this evening, and we’ve even sent flyers as far south as Portsmouth, Ohio."

Madison's friends described her as an "amazing" person and a "good girl". Her classmate Brianna Blair shared, "She doesn’t deserve anything like this at all. And I hate that’s she’s going through it, and she’s alone, so I’m hoping we find her soon so that she doesn’t haven’t to be out there by herself anymore."

Madison's mother, Melissa, had taken to Facebook to share, "Almost 48 hours of no sleep. I can’t rest my mind until Maddie is home safe. I’ll never give up searching for her. The overwhelming response from our community, family, friends, and strangers has been nothing short of amazing and we’re so grateful. At this point, I don’t have any further information and we ask that you continue to keep Maddie & our family in your prayers."

Anyone with information related to Bell’s disappearance is urged to call the Greenfield Police Department at 937-987-4466 or the Highland County Sheriff’s Office at 937-393-1421.

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