Woman found safe, MEPA canceled

Posted at 5:31 PM, Sep 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-21 22:00:36-04

(UPDATE: 6:22 pm) The Missing Endangered Person Advisory for Steinwand has been canceled; she has been found and is safe, according to the MT DOJ. No other information has been released.

(1st REPORT, 5:31 pm) The Montana Department of Justice has issued a Missing-Endangered Person Advisory for Sophie Steinwand at the request of the Helena Police Department.

Steinwand is said to be a possible kidnapping victim. She has reportedly been drugged and is being held against her will by Andrew Bell, a 24-year old man who is 5 foot 6, 120 pounds, with brown hair and eyes.

Steinwand is 19 years old, 5 foot 2 inches, about150 pounds, with red hair and blue eyes. She wears glasses, has a light complexion, angel tattoos on both arms, and a diamond tatto on her hip. She was last seen wearing a teal sweatshirt and black leggings.

Authorities say that Steinwand may have injuries from a previous assault by Bell.

They may be in a red 2007 Hyundai Elantra with Montana license plate 559716B.

If you have seen either of them or have information that may help police find them, call the Helena Police Department at 442-3233, or call 911.

Authorities have not released any other details at this point; we will update you if we get more information.