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Tracie Bell, 54: Cook County Secretary Missing From Chicago Since 2018

Tracie Bell, 54: Cook County Secretary Missing From Chicago Since 2018

Tracie Bell Missing Richton Park

The loved ones of Tracie Bell have been concerned about her well-being after she seemingly vanished from Illinois back in 2018. The Cook County State Attorney’s office worker was reliable, so when Tracie failed to show up for work on March 6 of that year, those who knew her felt as if something was amiss.

According to reports, on March 5, Tracie Bell didn’t show up for work and didn’t call in, so her employer asked the authorities to do a wellness check at her Richton Park home. Tracie was reportedly located at the residence and when police spoke with her, she was described as being out of sorts. However, Tracie was reportedly cooperative and appeared “to be in a right frame of mind.”

Her cousin, Ladonna Iverson, told news reporters about Tracie’s condition that included a number of health problems.

“It’s totally out of character for her not to report to work or even call,” said Ladonna. “When they found her, she seemed a little bit disoriented, so they called the paramedics and they checked her blood sugar because she was recently diagnosed as a diabetic.”

“She has rheumatoid arthritis where she needs to take a shot every week,” said Stephanie Thomas, Tracie’s other cousin. “Now we are not sure if she sees a physician to take that shot, or (if) she administers it herself; so with tomorrow being two weeks, we are not sure if she is getting that medication.”

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Not Tracie Bell’s actual rings, but an identical set of the ones she regularly wore

Investigators reportedly confirmed that Tracie’s life seemed to stop in its tracks—her cellphone hasn’t been used, nor have her credit cards. Reports indicated that Tracie’s relatives suggested that things at her residence had been a bit rocky ever since Tracie’s daughter and the daughter’s husband moved in. It is unclear why the couple relocated to Tracie’s home, but her relatives seemed concerned for her well-being.

Police reportedly noted that there was “no evidence of foul play back in 2018, but since that time, some outlets have listed her case as “endangered missing.”

At the time of her disappearance, Tracie Bell stood 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighed 150 to 200 pounds. She had black/dark brown hair and brown eyes. She was known to regularly wear a set of stackable rings described by the National Missing and Unidentified Persons System as being “genuine sterling silver with semiprecious stones and could be worn separately. When not worn, would be kept on her person in her purse. Rings have not been located in Bell’s personal belongings.” Tracie was reportedly last seen wearing a dark-colored hooded parka and dark-colored pants.

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Anyone with information about this case is urged to contact the Richton Park Police Department at (708) 481-8956 or their local authorities. The agency case number is 18RP02412.

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