ROSEVILLE, MN. (THECOUNT) — Ralph Latrez Bell has been identified as the body found in a vacant lot in Roseville on Friday, according to family members.
Kaila Holmes, Bell’s fiancee, confirmed the sad news Saturday saying on Facebook Bell, 24, was “no longer missing.”
“We found him,” she posted, “but not what happened to him.”
The couple have three children, one born Saturday.
The Roseville Police Department and the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension have not yet confirmed the identity of the body that was discovered by someone looking for shed deer antlers. The body was found near some trees on the lot northeast of Dale Street and Roselawn Avenue, reports TwinCities.
Family told police that Bell departed his apartment in the 1600 block of Greeley Street around 10 p.m. Dec. 20 after having an argument with his fiancee.
The blue Chevrolet Impala he was believed to be driving was found an hour later with the engine idling in the 800 block of Cope Avenue West in Roseville, about 1.3 miles north of the vacant lot. Witnesses told police that they saw the car speed to the end of the dead-end street and stop, and that a man got out and ran off.
When Bell never returned, the family called the police and began handing out fliers and posting Bell’s information on social media, hoping to find him.
Geo quick facts: Roseville is a city in Ramsey County, Minnesota, just north of Saint Paul and east of Minneapolis. It is one of two Twin Cities suburbs that are adjacent to both Saint Paul and Minneapolis – Wikipedia.