Search continues for missing Stillwater man last seen Dec. 20

A Stillwater man disappeared without a trace on Dec. 20. Now, on New Year’s Eve, family and friends continue searching for Ralph Bell.

Bell, 24, was last seen leaving his home in Stillwater. His car was later found unoccupied in Roseville with the engine running.

“He’s never done anything like this,” said Coreha Taylor, Bell’s mother. “We’ve been going through a lot. It’s been so hard for us. I’ve really been missing my son.”

Bell was last seen at the apartment he shares with his fiance and their two children. According to his fiance, who is expecting a third child, the couple got into an argument that evening. Bell left, then hours later his car was found in a Roseville neighborhood.

“Someone knows and has seen something. If they would just come forward and just let us know anything, any information that they know…we’re waiting for our answers."

Stillwater police are leading the investigation. Meanwhile, family and friends have led ground searches of their own.

“I know that it all began here. Me, as a mother, in my opinion, I really don’t think my son had the opportunity to leave here. Whatever happened to him, I think happened to him from this building.

Since his disappearance, Bell has missed his birthday and the holidays with his family. 

“I’m just waiting for answers.”