Silver Alert canceled; Bloomington police say missing man found safe

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Police said 63-year-old Jay “Sam” Bell has been found at the Fairfax Inn located in the 8600 block of Fairfax Road near Lake Monroe. Investigators received a tip about his location. He was unharmed and will be reunited with family members.

Police activated a Silver Alert Friday afternoon after Bell was reported missing. The alert has since been canceled.


BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (Nov. 22,2013)– A Silver Alert has been issued for a Bloomington man who was last seen by family members at approximately 9:00 a.m. today.

The man, Jay “Sam” Bell, 63, suffers from Alzheimer’s and may be in danger. He has previously hitchhiked to the Bedford, Indiana, area.┬áBell is a white male, 6′-1″, 250-260 lbs., hazel eyes, salt and pepper hair with a long full silver beard.

He left the area of Heatherwood Mobile Home Community in the 3600 block of S. Leonard Springs Road on the southwest side of Bloomington.

Bell was believed to be wearing:

-Dark jeans
-Blue long-sleeve Kentucky Wildcat shirt with a black undershirt underneath
-Green tennis shoes
-Black baseball cap with a Kentucky Wildcat logo

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