AVON, Ind. (WISH) — Foul play is suspected in the death of Najah Ferrell, a mother from Avon, according to investigators.
The Avon Police Department provided an update to Ferrell’s case on Wednesday afternoon. On Tuesday, it was revealed that remains believed to be Ferrell were located in Crown Point.
APD said remains belonging to Ferrell were located by two fishermen on an embankment on Monday evening.
Police in Crown Point then contacted police in Avon, who went up to Lake County on Tuesday. Teams are continuing to search the Crown Point. Police said several ponds in the area are going to be searched.
Police said a tattoo on the remains is what connected the findings to Ferrell. APD said two family members identified the tattoo as belonging to Ferrell.
Police believe foul play is involved but are currently classifying the case as a death investigation rather than a homicide. That could change as more info is released.
Police say they confident based on their latest findings that someone knows what happened to Ferrell.
Ferrell’s cause and manner of death remain undetermined.
Police say Ferrell has family that live in the northwest part of Indiana but can’t give a specific connection to Crown Point. Prior to remains being found, police were not actively searching the Crown Point area.
Police are asking the public to provide information on the events leading up the Ferrell’s death. Police don’t feel there is a threat to the public.