UPDATE March 25, 2019 – The body of Ralph Bell has been found. The remains were found on a lot northeast of Dale Street and Roselawn Avenue, near some trees, according to police. Police stated that a wallet with Bell’s driver license was found, and he was wearing the same clothing as the night he vanished. What is mysterious about Ralph’s death is how the family is stating on social media on how he died; by a self-inflicted stabbing–multiple times. It is horrific to think that someone would be so desperate to take their life by stabbing themselves over and over again. The Ramsey County Medical Examiner’s Office has determined his death to be suicide.
Original Story: Ralph Bell, 24, was last seen on December 20, 2018. He was at his home on Greeley Street in Stillwater, Minnesota when he got in a minor argument with his girlfriend, Kayla Rakotz. Ralph left to get food around 10 p.m. and never came back.
Around 11 p.m., witnesses said they saw the car that Ralph was driving speed up to the dead end and stop. A man got out and ran off. The police found the car abandoned, and still running on Cope Avenue off Highway 36 in Roseville.
Ralph Bell is 5 feet 6 inches tall and weighs 155 pounds. He was last seen wearing dark-colored work boots, blue jeans, a navy blue shirt with the letters “TC” on the chest and a green cargo jacket.
Authorities say they are concerned for Ralph Bell’s welfare. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Stillwater Police Department at 651-439-9381 or dial 911.