Search continues for Ohio teen missing after tanning trip; federal officials now involved

Madison Bell reportedly told her mother she was going to a tanning salon and has not been seen since. She is from Greenfield, which is about 60 miles southeast of Dayton in Highland County. 

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WLWT reported Wednesday afternoon that the Highland County Sheriff’s Office said the FBI and BCI are involved in the case.

The Ohio Attorney General’s Office site said Bell’s family reported that she left for tanning and, when she did not return, her vehicle was found in a church parking lot near the tanning salon. Her keys and her phone were found inside the vehicle. 

"I notice her phone laying in the car. Her keys are in the ignition and money that she had in the pullout thing was still there," Melissa Bell told WLWT-TV. "She's a typical teenager. She would never leave that phone." 

Madison Bell is white, 5-foot-7, about 125 to 140 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes. 

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She wears grey contact lenses at times, and she has two tattoos, a cross on her neck and a ghost on her side. 

Anyone with additional information or questions regarding this case should contact the Highland County Sheriff's Office at 937-393-1421.

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