An Ohio sheriff said missing Madion Bell, 18, was found safe Saturday.
(Highland County Sheriff’s Office )
An 18-year-old Ohio woman was found safe Saturday six days after her mother reported her missing.
Her car was found abandoned in a church parking lot that deputies cordoned off as a crime scene.
The announcement that she had been located and was safe was made around 6:30 a.m. Saturday by Highland County Sheriff Donnie Barrera.
Bell was a graduating senior.
Barerra said she left home “to start a new life,” the Cincinnati Enquirer reported.
He said law enforcement tracked her down at a location that was not local, according to the paper.
Barerra said Bell was not considered a runaway because she is an adult.
On Thursday, Barerra’s office released a photo of a man with a scruffy beard who they said was wanted for questioning in the disappearance.
Bell’s family asked for privacy “during this difficult time while we are emotionally raw,” Fox 19 Cincinnati reported.