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Human foot found in pond may be that of missing Indiana mom

Posted at 2:21 PM, Apr 09, 2019

AVON, Indiana — Human remains found in a northern Indiana pond may belong to a missing Avon woman, according to police.

Avon Police have been searching for Najah Ferrell, 30, since mid-March. Family members say she left for work early the morning of March 15 and never made it. Ferrell's vehicle was found March 26 abandoned in Indianapolis and some of her belongings were located along the interstate .

Avon Police Department Deputy Chief Brian Nugent said they were contacted Tuesday by police in Crown Point after a fisherman reported snagging what appeared to be a human foot. Responding officers confirmed that the remains were human.

Nugent says Avon Police Department officers have not confirmed that the remains belong to Ferrell, but their preliminary investigation has determined that they are likely her. Ferrell's family has been notified and police are heading to Crown Point to meet with police and continue their investigation.