Authorities Search for Missing Nebraska Teen

michaela-wellsAuthorities are searching for a missing teen beauty queen from Bellevue.

Michaela Wells, 16, has been missing since Sunday, March 2.

According to family members, Michaela, the current USA National Miss Nebraska Teen, had spent the day shopping for a gown to wear in the upcoming USA National Pageant in Florida.

Just after 8:30 p.m., Michaela told her grandmother, who was visiting, that she was going to take out the trash.  She hasn’t been seen since.

Bellevue Police have confirmed that Michaela is listed as a missing juvenile, but say they do not believe she was taken against her will.  Family members disagree.

“She couldn’t be happier,” her mother Teresa Norris told  “She couldn’t get a smile off her face because she was also asked out on a date.”

michaela-wells-2Norris went on to say that her daughter, who is homeschooled, was planning to attend a high school military ball for students involved in the Junior ROTC program.

Michaela is 5’6” and weights 120 pounds.  She has long brown hair and brown eyes.

According to family members, she was last seen wearing blue jeans, black slip-on pumps, a black tank top with a teal overshirt and a red floor-length coat with fur around the hood.

If you have any information on Michaela’s whereabouts, contact the local law enforcement or the Bellevue Police Department at (402) 292-3100.

  • Hiho

    How can police say she did not leave against her will? This is a 16 year old child!! Send out an amber alert, isn’t that what they are for?? I would rather the authorities be proactive than reactive when a child is missing!! What does it hurt? JMO

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  • not_so_shocked

    a beauty queen with eyebrows like that wow…good on ya, Nebraska. lol

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    • Brittany

      Your an idiot

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  • not_so_shocked

    lol ok, Brittany. Funny how YOU’RE pointing out who(in your opinion) is an “idiot,” yet you failed to use to correct spelling and use of YOU’RE!! Who is the idiot, now? …just sayin.,..

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