Foot believed to belong to missing mom found in lake: 'We have very few answers'

Investigators have not yet determined Najah Ferrell's manner or cause of death.

April 10, 2019, 2:48 PM

A foot believed to belong to a missing Indiana mother was found in a lake over 100 miles from her home, according to authorities. Police are now searching for answers.

Najah Ferrell, 30, lived in Avon, Indiana, and had been missing since March 15 according to The Indianapolis Star.

Ferrell, who worked at a Panera Bread, has three foster children and two biological children, Avon Police Department Deputy Chief Brian Nugent said.

PHOTO: Najah Ferrell, 30, who went missing March 15, 2019, is seen in this undated photo provided by the Avon Indiana Police Department.
Najah Ferrell, 30, who went missing March 15, 2019, is seen in this undated photo provided by the Avon Indiana Police Department.
Avon Indiana Police Department via Facebook

Ferrell's mother, who called her daughter her best friend, was overcome with emotion at a March 28 news conference as she pleaded with the public for help in the search.

On Monday, weeks after she went missing, two people were fishing on an embankment of a lake in Crown Point, Indiana, when they found a human foot, Avon police said.

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