Search continues for missing teenager


Newsletter staff

The Baxter County Sheriff’s Office and the Gassville Police Department have announced that they are continuing the investigation of a missing area minor.

Haley Shell was last seen on the evening of Friday October 1 in the Arrowhead Drive area in Gassville. On Saturday October 2, the 15-year-old reportedly returned home and left a note which was found the next day.

“The Baxter County Sheriff’s Office and the Gassville Police Department want the public to continue to be aware that this young woman is still missing and request that members of the public remain vigilant for her and for any information about her. potential fate, ”the two law law enforcement agencies said in a joint press release regarding the ongoing investigation.

Shell is described as being 5 feet 5 inches tall and weighing 130 pounds. She has brown hair and hazel eyes. She is described as having fair skin with freckles and has a cut on her lower right arm that has become covered with scabs.

According to missing persons posters shared on the Facebook group, “Where’s Haley Nicole Shell,” the 15-year-old suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder and left the house without any of her medication.

The teenager is missing from the National Crime Information Center and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. Arkansas State Police have also issued a money alert for the missing teenager.

The disappearance is being carried out jointly by the Sheriff’s Office and the Gassville Police Department, with assistance from the State Police and the United States Marshals Office.

“Hundreds of hours of work have gone into following up leads and counseling, and multiple interviews have been conducted,” the sheriff’s office said in a press release. “Numerous search warrants and subpoenas have been issued and served on homes, cell phones, other electronic devices, email accounts and social media accounts looking for evidence or clues about the circumstances of Haley Shell’s disappearance and her current fate. “

Law enforcement is asking the public to contact the Baxter County Sheriff’s Office with any information they may have regarding Shell. By agreement between the two main agencies, the Baxter County Sheriff’s Office has now been designated as the point of contact for advice and information, which will then be disseminated to the Gassville Police Department and other enforcement agencies. of the law if necessary.

The Sheriff’s Office can be reached by calling (870) 425-7000. Information can also be provided using the Sheriff’s Office phone line at (870) 424-4636.

Anonymous tips can be placed on the Sheriff’s Office website by visiting, and information can also be emailed to the Investigations Division at [email protected]


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