Madison Bell was last seen when she left home on Sunday morning, telling her mother she was to go to a tanning salon.
The 18-year-old from Ohio never made it to the tanning salon, with her car found unlocked in a church parking lot nearby.
“She left and I said ‘okay, be careful’, and she said ‘I’ll be right back,’” Her mother Melissa Bell told local outlet OANN.
Melissa Bell said when her daughter failed to return from the appointment and her text messages went unanswered, she used the Find my iPhone app which led her to her daughter’s abandoned unlocked car, with the keys still in the ignition and her phone inside, WBNS reports.
“Bring her home to her family, this is not right, she needs to be back home where she’s safe,” her mother pleaded.
Madison’s mother said the disappearance is out of character for the senior in high school who was looking forward to her upcoming graduation.
"This would be her senior week of high school, so we had a lot of events going on this week that she wouldn't miss," Ms Bell said.
Cody Mann, Madison’s boyfriend of five years told Fox19 he hasn’t been able to sleep since her disappearance.
“She’s the most loving girl I’ve ever seen in my life. I mean, I can’t even explain it... I just want her to come home," he said.
“Each day that passes makes it even harder,” Ms Bell added.
The close-knit community in Highland County have been shaken by the teenagers disappearance with more than 300 people searching for Madison since the weekend.
Investigators were looking into a white vehicle with a California number plate parked in the same church parking lot where Madison’s car was found, but Highland County Sheriff Donnie Barrera told CNN there have been no new leads on the case.
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