Massachusetts State Police search for homicide suspect
The Massachusetts State Police and the Weymouth, Mass., Police are seeking Cornel Bell. Police say the 46-year-old is is wanted for the August 19th homicide of Michele Clarke.
Ms. Clarke, 33, who was found murdered in her Lake Street apartment, was the suspect’s former girlfriend.
Thursday Massachusetts State Police detectives developed intelligence strongly suggesting that Bell was in the Coral Gables, Florida area. He is known to have ties to Miami.
Bell may be driving a stolen dark blue 2005 Ford pickup with Massachusetts registration FF47BK.
Police say Bell has a long history of violent crime and should be considered armed and dangerous.
Bell has used the aliases Tony Smith, Mark Simmons, Cornel James, Cornel Carara, Cavin Lebert, and Kerrol Florizel Bailey.
In addition to the warrant charging him with Ms. Clarke’s murder, Bell — under different aliases — is the subject of two other outstanding warrants in Massachusetts, one for assault with intent to murder in 1997 and the other for armed robbery in 2002.
Bell possesses separate Massachusetts drivers’ licenses under three aliases.
Anyone who believes they see Bell or the vehicle should not approach but should call 911 immediately.
Anyone with information on Bell or his whereabouts is asked to call Massachusetts State Police Trooper Yuri Bukhenik at 703-887-6207 or Weymouth Police Detective Sergeant Robert Regan at 339-201-1324.