Missing Mooresville man found dead was former CMPD officer

Michael Bell – Picture courtesy of the Mooresville Police Department


It is with great sadness that we inform you of the death of former Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Officer Michael Scott Bell, 40. Bell was hired by the CMPD on September 14, 2009, and served as an officer until December 2016. He was last assigned to the University City Division.

Earlier this morning the Mooresville Police Department received a missing person call for service. Bell had last made contact with his family yesterday evening and they were concerned for his safety due to some recent health issues. Shortly before 1:00 p.m. this afternoon, officers located Bell deceased in Mooresville along his normal walking route. At this time the circumstances of his death are being investigated by the Mooresville Police department. Though the investigation is in its early stages, initial indicators are that medical factors may have been at play.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the Bell family as they grieve the loss of their loved one.

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