Evanston police say a 33-year-old woman, reported missing by her husband last month, hasn’t been seen since February.

Police now are asking the public’s help in locating Nyameka Amanda Bell, who her husband said he last saw leaving their home last November.

Police Cmdr. Joseph Dugan says that detectives have spoken with acquaintances of Bell, who say they last saw her in February. And her last known employer says she never picked up her last paycheck.

Relatives in South Africa, where Bell is originally from, told detectives they hadn’t heard from her since around February either.

Dugan says detectives have checked with all known acquaintances and relatives, credit card, banking and cellular phone records, as well as vehicle and travel information and are unable to generate any leads on Bell’s whereabouts.

Bell is also known by the names Nyameka Malindi and Amanda Malindi. Bell’s vehicle, a grey 2003 Volkswagen Jetta with expired Illinois registration V609349, is also unaccounted for.

Bell is described as five feet tall and weighing 150 pounds.

Anyone with information about Bell’s whereabouts is asked to contact the Evanston Police Department at 847-866-5000 and ask for the detective bureau or utilize Text-A-Tip at CRIMES (274637) and entering EPDTIP in the message line with the tip information.

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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