Missing Highland County teen Madison Bell found safe

Missing Highland County teen Madison Bell found safe
Madison Bell, 18, of Highland County, has been found safe. ((Courtesy/Bell family))

Highland County — The Highland County Sheriff’s Office says Madison Bell has been found safe.

A release was sent Saturday morning stating that the 18-year-old was found safe. The HCSO also confirmed that Madison left of her own free will and does not want to disclose her location. No arrests will be made in this case.

The family also released a statement saying “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."

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Madison Bell was last seen on the morning of Sunday, May 17, 2020.