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Body Found in Abingdon Confirmed as Missing Man

Laron Tavonte Bell, 22, was last seen in early September.

The body found in a wooded area off Harford Town Drive this week is that of a 22-year-old Abingdon man who had been missing since September, police confirmed Wednesday.

Laron Tavonte Bell was last seen leaving his girlfriend's house around 4:30 p.m. Sept. 9, according to the Harford County Sheriff's Office.

His body was found around 2:30 p.m. Tuesday in the 1300 block of Harford Town Drive located off U.S. Route 7, or Philadelphia Road, Capt. Jim Eyler, spokesman for the sheriff's office, said Wednesday.

in the 3700 block of Trailwood Court, which is located in the same neighborhood where his body was found.

His girlfriend's house is also in that neighborhood in the 100 block of Bush Court, according to a release from the sheriff's office.

"We made contact with the next of kin last night to let them know there was a chance it was him and confirmed it before releasing the name," Eyler said.

It is unclear how Bell died, and Eyler said the autopsy report was not yet complete.

Eyler said: "There’s no indication at this time that there was foul play."

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sharon jackson October 24, 2012 at 09:32 PM
Laron...you have been a joy to know...you have brought so much laughter in my home...we laughed together...we ate together....you were so much more to us than just a friend...you were family..anything you wanted anything you needed...time to talk..time to listen...just time to be you..you know that you were always welcomed in my home...your smile...your kindess...your personality..your witt...your charm..everything about you i will truly miss...i love you with all my heart...dance Laron...sing Laron....spread your wings and fly Laron...you are free....i love you so much...Miss Sharon,,,,
BMR October 25, 2012 at 01:39 AM
Miss. Sharon, that was so beautiful. My condolences to you and all who loved him.
Regina Powell October 25, 2012 at 01:44 AM
I don't even know this young man but it is always so sad to see such a young life end. Hope the cause is found soon so the poor family can grieve in peace. A young man's life just does not end for no reason. May God bring you into his kingdom!
shanae matthewd October 25, 2012 at 01:59 AM
IM at a lost for words , growing watching the news i've seen stories like this happen all the time never would I imagine that one day something like this would happen in my family, i'm going to miss you so much lil cuz, n I love u more than u will ever kno......
Kathys10 October 25, 2012 at 02:07 AM
I didnt know him but my thoughts and prayers go out to family and friends
bpositive October 25, 2012 at 11:48 AM
When I first saw he was missing back in September, i would watch for him on my travels up and down rt 40. I didn't know Laron, or his family, but I did pray for him. I'm saddened by the news today, and wish to send my deepest sympathies to all of his family and friends. God bless.
Nicole October 25, 2012 at 12:16 PM
I didn't know Laron personally buy I know people who knew him and heard nothing but amazing things and how he was an incredible father. My prayers are with the family and friends and especially his daughter. I pray the cause is found soon. May God be with you all in your time of grieving
omayra October 25, 2012 at 03:54 PM
I just wanted to say sorry for your lost my prayers go out to his family and friends i know the feeling my boyfriend Angel Garcia has been for a year and still no answer on what happen i hope that ya can get your answers on what happen to Laron no one just goes away like may his soul rest in peace
Brittany soth October 25, 2012 at 07:29 PM
We miss u dearly laron, the memories, u was more then a friend, I woulda never thought outa all people..... My tears n prayers go out to ur family, we will see u at service Saturday bro, time to relax n watch down on us all now, we love u laron bell!!!!!
Bri_Bri November 09, 2012 at 07:47 PM
Laron..... You were more than a friend... Your were indeed fanily.... Whenever a hard time hit you,were there for me and my family... You were a positive role model in my life and a wonderful father... My heart is truly broken and im at a loss of words.... You were the brother I always wanted.... I LOVE YOU AND MY HEART BLEEDS OUT FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILY! I LOVE YOY BIG BROTHER MAY YOU SPREAD YOUR WINGSAND FLY HIGH KIDDO....

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