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Non-Profit Leader and Cleveland, Ohio Native Michael Darnell Bell Jr. Has Vanished

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Michael Darnell Bell, Jr.The Charley Project

25-year old Michael Darnell Bell Jr. played football for Michigan University. The Cleveland, Ohio native moved to Los Angeles, California, and got involved with the Church of Scientology, reports The Charley Project.

According to his loved ones, Michael was a good-hearted man. He is described as a giving and outgoing young man.

Michael was in the process of starting a non-profit to create group homes for homeless children.

He planned a visit home to Cleveland, Ohio, and anticipated a meeting with other board members of his organization.

According to LA Crime Stoppers, on September 11, 2011, Michael dropped his sister off at the airport in Los Angeles.

He was supposed to join his family in Cleveland a week later.

On September 17, 2011, Michael was seen in Mendota, California at 3:15 am.

According to The Charley Project, he was driving a vehicle that belonged to his mother, a blue 2002 Toyota Camry.

The car ran out of gas on Interstate 5, close to Russell Avenue. Michael was about four hours north of Los Angeles, California. A California Highway Patrol officer gave Michael a ride and dropped him off near Mendota in the 46300 block of West Panoche Road at a Chevron gas station.

Michael allegedly told the officer he left a religious service he attended, and he did not like the event.

That is the last known sighting of Michael.

His family tried to call him repeatedly, but their calls went unanswered.

When they checked his apartment in Los Angeles, California, there was food in the microwave, his cell phone was in the apartment, and his personal belongings were still there, the Charley Project reports.

Michael and his mother's car were missing, and on September 22, 2011, his family reported him missing.

His mother's vehicle was later located in the same place Michael left it when the car ran out of gas.

Michael has never been located.

Michael Darnell Bell Jr. was 6'0 and weighed 190 pounds when he vanished.

If you have any information, please contact the Los Angeles Police Department at 213-996-1800 or Fresno County Sheriff's Office at 559-488-3111.

Michael Darnell Bell, Jr.The Charley Project

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