Updated March 20, 2016: The search for Robert Bel has ended. Mr. Bel has been located safe. Thank you to everyone for your support in helping to share the information about Mr. Bel.
Robert Bel is a U.S. Military Veteran who has gone missing in the Columbia, Missouri area around 1:00 p.m. on March 19, 2016. Apparently, Robert Bel has been dealing with some issues and had made some comments to friends over the phone along with posts to his facebook page that have led others to be concerned for his health and welfare. Rob Bel is possibly driving his gray 2016 Nissan Rogue with Missouri license plate WK1 W5G.
The Columbia Missouri Police Department has been contacted. The last known location of Robert Bel’s cellphone when it was “pinged” by law enforcement at 2:00 p.m. was checked and there was no sign of Robert Bel.
Update March 20, 2016: On the morning of March 20, 2016, Robert Bel’s cellphone was turned on and identified as being near the location of 950 S College Ave, Columbia, Missouri 65201. This is less than 1/2 mile from the Harry S Truman VA Hospital, so there is hope that he is still in possession of his cellphone and that he has sought assistance at the Va Hospital. A map detailing both locations is below:
If you have any information about the whereabouts of Robert Bel, contact the Columbia Missouri Police Department at 573-874-7652 or dial 9-1-1