CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - Highland County Sheriff Donnie Barrera spoke to 19 News about the ongoing efforts to locate Madison “Maddie” Bell, the 18-year-old woman who went missing on Sunday.
Sheriff Barrera, who is leading the search for Bell, released a photo of a person of interest wanted for questioning in connection to her disappearance.
Bell, who resides east of Cincinnati, left her house on Sunday for a tanning appointment, according to investigators.
The 18-year-old did not return after her appointment.
Investigators found her car abandoned in a church parking lot with her keys and cellphone left inside.
She is approximately 5 feet 6 inches tall, weighs between 120 and 125 pounds, and has brown hair and eyes. Bell typically wears gray contact lenses and has a cross tattoo on her neck.
Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine took a moment out of his press conference on Thursday to plead with the public for their help.
“Anyone with information or who may have seen her, please, please call the Highland County Sheriff’s Office at 937-393-1421,” Gov. DeWine urged.
The FBI, as well as other state and local agencies, are assisting the Highland County Sheriff’s Office with the search.