Federal authorities join local and state officials in the search for Madison Bell, 18, who vanished just hours before graduation — and Your Content has learned they have eyes up a person of interest with just one eyebrow.
Madison was last seen on Sunday morning as she left to go to a tanning business near Greenfield, according to her family.
After the McClain High School senior didn’t return, her family became worried.
“We saw her car parked in this church parking lot,” Madison’s mother, Melissa Bell, told WHIO.
“The windows are up, we open the door, her phone is laying in it, her keys in the ignition, the change is in the container she had. The car was left unlocked.”
”She would never leave her car unlocked, she would never leave her phone in there,” her mother insisted.
There was no sign of Madison nearby.
Police do not believe she made it to her appointment to tan. Her family told WKRC she was supposed to graduate just hours after she disappeared.
The Highland County Sheriff said a vehicle of interest – a white sedan – was spotted around the church on Sunday.
“There’s been reports from witnesses that it has California plates on it,” Melissa told WKRC.
There’s been reports from witnesses that there was a tall, white man, late 20s to early 30s that they saw there.
“She would never intentionally leave unless she thought it was someone else… or I don’t know,” Melissa Bell told WSYX/WTTE.
“My thoughts are everywhere,” she added. She’s the most loving girl I’ve ever seen in my life. I mean, I can’t even explain it… I just want her to come home,” Cody Mann, Madison’s boyfriend of five years who lives with the family told Fox19.
He added: “I won’t sleep in bed.” “I have to sleep on the couch because I know she’s not in bed. It’s just wrong.”
Madison is described as standing 5 feet, 6 inches tall, and weighing 120 to 125 pounds.
She has brown hair and brown eyes, and a cross tattoo on her neck.
The teen also has a ghost tattoo on her side, and wears gray contact lenses. Anyone with information related to Bell’s disappearance is asked to contact the Highland County Sheriff’s Office at 937-393-1421 or the Ross County Sheriff’s Office at 740-773-1185.