Authorities look to ID male they want to interview in missing high school senior case

Investigators hoping to put a name with a face, Highland County sheriff said.

Authorities look to ID male they want to interview in missing high school senior case

GREENFIELD, Highland and Ross counties — UPDATED 5/23/20 @ 10:45 a.m.:

The Highland County Sheriff’s Office has confirmed that Madison Bell was found safe.

The sheriff’s office confirmed Saturday that Bell left of her own free will and does not want to disclose her location. No arrests will be made in this case.

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UPDATED @ 7:37 p.m.: Authorities are looking to identity a male they want to interview in the Madison Bell missing person investigation.

Thursday afternoon, authorities investigating the disappearance released a poster featuring a white male and the white car they believe was seen in the area where Bell was last seen on Sunday, May 17.

The Highland County and Ross County sheriff’s offices, along with the Greenfield Police Department, the FBI and the U.S. 23 Major Crimes Task Force believe the male featured in the poster may have information related to Bell.

“We don’t know who he is,” Highland County Sheriff Donnie Barrera said Thursday evening.

He said the photo authorities have made public was taken off security camera video from one of the businesses in the village of Greenfield.

Anonymous tips leading to the whereabouts of Ms. Bell could result in a reward. Click "USE APP" to file a tip, or call 740-773-TIPS

Posted by Southern Ohio Crime Stoppers, Inc. on Tuesday, May 19, 2020

The car in the poster and the photo that accompanies this article is believed to be a four-door Nissan. It is white and was bearing California license tags.

Anonymous tips can be reported to Southern Ohio Crime Stoppers by going to SouthernOhioCrimeStoppers on Facebook and clicking the “use app” button.

Tips also can be made through pstips.com or by calling 800-222-TIPS.

This car, bearing California license tags, was seen in the area Sunday, May 17, where Madison Bell was last seen. (Courtesy/Highland County Sheriff's Office)
This car, bearing California license tags, was seen in the area Sunday, May 17, where Madison Bell was last seen. (Courtesy/Highland County Sheriff's Office)

Tips leading to the whereabouts of Bell may be eligible for a reward.