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Ohio missing teen Madison Bell found safe

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Posted at 8:48 PM, May 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-23 10:51:38-04

UPDATE: Authorities say that Bell has been found safe.

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A $15,000 reward is being offered for information on the whereabouts of missing Ohio teen Madison Bell, according to the Southern Ohio Crime Stoppers, Inc.

Bell, 18, has been missing since May 17 when she left her home in Greenfield to go to a tanning salon but never returned home.

Her car was located at the Good Shepherd Church a few hours after she went missing.

After receiving a donation from the community, Southern Ohio Crime Stoppers was able to issue a $15,000 reward for information about the teen's whereabouts.

The organization said that anonymous tips may also be eligible for the reward.

Tips about Bell’s whereabouts can be made here or by calling 1-800-222-TIPS (1-800-222-8477).

Authorities describe Bell as standing 5-foot, 6-inches tall and weighing 120 to 125 pounds with browns hair and brown eyes. She has gray contact lenses, a cross tattoo on her neck and a ghost tattoo on her side.

According to a post shared by the National Center for Missing and Endangered, her phone was pinged for a location and it was found inside her abandoned car with the keys still inside.

In addition to leaving tips with the Southern Ohio Crime Stoppers, anyone with information on Bell’s disappearance can call the Highland County Sheriff’s office at 937-393-1421.

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