Man sought for questioning in 18-year-old Ohio woman's disappearance

A man with a scruffy beard is being sought for questioning in the disappearance of an 18-year-old Ohio woman.

Madison Bell, of Greenfield, vanished Sunday after telling her mother she was going to a tanning salon that had reopened after easing statewide coronavirus lockdown measures.

The man being sought owns a white Mazda, deputies with the Highland County Sheriff’s Office said.

The Highland County Sheriff Office in Ohio released Thursday a photo of a man being sought for questioning in the disappearance of Madison Bell, 18, of Greenfield.

The Highland County Sheriff Office in Ohio released Thursday a photo of a man being sought for questioning in the disappearance of Madison Bell, 18, of Greenfield. (Highland County Sheriff Office)

Bell’s car was found abandoned in the parking lot of a church near the tanning salon. Deputies found her keys in the ignition and her cellphone on the seat.

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They released a photo of the man Thursday, but said they don't know his his name.

Bell’s parents don’t recognize him, Fox 19 Cincinnati reported Thursday.

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Her boyfriend said he feels he has seen the man in the photo before but doesn’t know where, according to the station.

Greenfield Councilman Eric Borini told the station a lot of Bell’s classmates at McClain High School are upset over her disappearance. She was a graduating senior.

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“But I know they also have that optimism that she’ll come home and be found,” he said.