Law Enforcement Investigating Whether Facebook Post Is From Missing Girl

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(UPDATE 4/28/21 1:22 p.m.) Athens County Prosecutor Keller Blackburn on Wednesday confirmed the Facebook post from Monday was made by Serah Bellar.


ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athens County law enforcement are investigating a Facebook post by someone who says she is an Amesville teenager who went missing a year ago.

The Facebook post was made Monday shortly after 6 p.m. under the name Delilah Rose Price. In the lengthy post, the person explains why she ran away from home and it is clear from the narrative that the person described is Serah Bellar.

Bellar, then 16, was reported missing on April 16, 2020. In a joint news release this afternoon, the county sheriff and prosecutor said they are investigating whether the Facebook post was made by Bellar. They also said they are looking into the many serious criminal allegations made in the post against members of Bellar’s family.

Athens County Sheriff Rodney Smith and Athens County Prosecutor Keller Blackburn told WOUB this afternoon that they are still trying to determine whether it was Bellar who made the post.

As of mid-afternoon, the Facebook post had received nearly 400 comments, most of them expressing relief that the missing girl appears to be safe. Many of the comments also express sadness and frustration with the experiences described in the post that the person says drove her to disappear.

The person says she was contemplating suicide but was then taken in an elderly couple who cared for her for several months. She says she waited until now to resurface because wanted to wait until she was legally an adult.