Bell, approximate photo date 2014 Tattoo on Bell's abdomen
Missing since: 11/25/2014
Rock Hill, South Carolina
Type of missing case: Endangered Missing
Date of Birth: 01/30/1996 (24)
Age at time of disappearance: 18 years old
Height / Weight: 5'6, 145 pounds
Description, clothing, tattoos, other identifying markings: A black peacoat, gray leggings or jogging pants, neon blue and green shoes and a silver lip ring.
Other characteristics: African-American female. Black hair, brown eyes. Bell's lip is pierced. She has stars tattooed on the left side of her abdomen a photo of the tattoo is posted with this case summary. She may use the last name Hall, Bell-Hall and/or Hall-Bell. Her name is pronounced "A-lee-ah."
Details at time of disappearance: Bell was last seen walking down Chestnut Street near her uncle's home in Rock Hill, South Carolina on November 25, 2014, two days before Thanksgiving. She has never been heard from again. She left behind her cellular phone, wallet, all her clothes and other belongings.
A family member wired her $100 on the day of her disappearance so she could go shopping, but she never picked up the money. Since Bell's disappearance she hasn't been active on her social media accounts and hasn't contacted her family, which is uncharacteristic of her behavior.
There were possible sightings of Bell at a motel after her disappearance. She may be in Charlotte or Fayetteville, North Carolina or in Atlanta, Georgia. Bell's loved ones stated she would not have accepted a ride from a stranger or someone she didn't trust. Her family believes she may not have left voluntarily and, if she did, someone or something may be preventing her from returning home they are concerned for her safety.
Bell was a student at Phoenix Academy on Flint Street at the time of her disappearance it's a non-traditional high school with a flexible schedule that offers online classes as well as face-to-face instruction twice a week. She attended school on the day of her disappearance. She planned to become a hairsylist after graduation. Her case remains unsolved.
Other case information
Agency in charge: Rock Hill Police Department
Other information: The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
WSCO TV 9
The Rock Hill Herald
Aaliyah Bell's Facebook Page
Psychic detective links:
Revised: October 12, 2004. Last updated November 11, 2018 distinguishing characteristics updated.