Authorities in Ohio are still searching for a woman who was reported missing on Sunday and remains unaccounted for even though her vehicle and phone have been found.
Highland County police said Madison Bell, 18, was reported missing by her mother after she failed to make it to a tanning salon that she stated she was headed. The mother claimed she last saw Bell at her home in Ross County, according to the Wilmington News Journal.
Police don’t believe Bell made it to the tanning salon. The news outlet reported that shortly after the teen’s disappearance, her mother discovered her vehicle at a church located near the salon.
Inside Edition reported that Bell’s cellphone was located inside her vehicle — which still had its keys inside the ignition. According to WHIO, her wallet was also found in Good Shepherd Church’s parking lot.
Sheriff Donnie Barrera told Inside Edition that earlier in the morning, a man with a white vehicle with California plates was spotted in the church’s parking lot. The sheriff said someone reported a car matching the description nearby but it was determined that it belonged to an elderly couple who was visiting the area.
Barrera noted that may have been another white vehicle, possibly a Nissan rental car with California license plates, that was seen in the parking lot Sunday morning. However, that vehicle hasn’t been located.
Bell was described as being 5 feet, 7 inches tall, 125 pounds, and having brown hair and brown eyes (though she may be wearing blue or gray contact lenses). She reportedly has a ghost tattoo on her side and a cross tattoo on her neck.
At the time of her disappearance, Bell was reportedly wearing a t-shirt, black leggings or “Star Wars” pants, brown sandals, and a black North Face jacket.
Anyone with information regarding Madison Bell’s whereabouts should call the Highland County Sheriff’s Office at 937-393-1421 or the Ross County Sheriff’s Office at 740-773-1185.
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[Featured image: Madison Bell/Hillsboro Police Department]