UPDATED – 5-23-20

A release was sent Saturday morning by the Highland County Sheriff’s Office-


According to reports Madison left of her own free will and does not want to disclose her location. No arrests will be made in this case.

Bell’s family also released the following statement –

“We ask that the public and media respect our privacy during this difficult time while we are emotionally raw. We are just relieved to know Maddie is alive and not in physical danger. Thank you to every single person who looked for Maddie including Rescue 101 Search and Rescue, Texas Equusearch, the amazing members of our local community, and volunteers that came from other areas to search for our daughter. Thank you to everyone who donated on Maddie’s behalf to assure we had reward money to offer for her safe return. Thank you to the law enforcement agencies and members for their hard work over the past 6 days, and for leaving no rock unturned. Thanks to friends and family who have supported us during the most difficult time of our lives. Every single effort to find Maddie has touched us and we appreciate it from the bottom of our hearts.”

Madison Bell

HIGHLAND COUNTY, Ohio —After an extensive multi-day search and no sign of Greenfield, Ohio high school senior Madison Bell (18)…the FBI and BCI are now involved in the nationwide search.

Bell is approximately 5’6″ tall and 120 pounds,  brown hair and eyes. She wears gray contact lenses, has a tattoo of a cross on her neck, and a tattoo of a ghost on her side.

Bell  was last seen leaving her house around 10 am on Sunday morning. Her car was found in the parking lot of Good Shepherd Church, next door to Corner Market on Centerfield Road in Greenfield.

greenfield map

Authorities yesterday released a photo of a man who is wanted for questioning in connection to the disappearance of  Bell. They are searching for a white car bearing California tags.

bell car

Statement released

Investigators are interested in identifying the individual in the below photos. This individual may have information related to the disappearance of Madison Bell from Highland County on May 17, 2020.

Anyone who recognizes or knows who the man (in picture above) is asked to call the Highland County Sheriff’s Office at 937-393-1421 or you local law enforcement agency.