UPDATED: RCMP, Valley Search and Rescue looking for missing Morristown man

Kirk Starratt kstarratt@kingscountynews.ca
Published on January 5, 2017

The Kings RCMP are requesting help from the public to locate 62-year-old James Bell of Morristown.


MORRISTOWN, NS - A search is underway for a missing 62-year-old Morristown man.


Kings RCMP spokeswoman Const. Kelli Gaudet confirmed that search efforts began for James Bell of Morristown the morning of Jan. 5. She said the Kings RCMP, a police dog, a RCMP helicopter and volunteers from Valley Search and Rescue are involved.

Bell left his Prospect Road residence yesterday, Jan. 4, at noon. He was given a drive to Berwick and was last seen walking along Orchard Street at 1 p.m. Bell hasn’t been seen since.

Police are concerned for Bell’s safety and are asking the public for help locating him. Bell is a white male with white hair and is clean-shaven, although a photograph of Bell shows him with a beard.

Bell is 5-foot-10 and 150 pounds. He was last seen wearing a red toque, a dark coloured jacket and camouflage coloured boots.

Anyone with information on Bell’s whereabouts is asked to call the Kings District RCMP at 902-679-5555. Should callers wish to remain anonymous, they can call Nova Scotia Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), text TIP202 and your message to CRIMES (274637) or by secure online tips at www.crimestoppers.ca.