CROWN POINT, Indiana (WLS) -- Police in Avon, Indiana, said DNA analysis has confirmed a human foot found in a retention pond in Crown Point belonged to missing woman Najah Ferrell.
The remains were found by fishermen on April 9. Police said a tattoo indicated the remains belonged to Ferrell. The 30-year old mother of five has been missing since March 15 when she was seen at her home just outside Indianapolis, and about 130 miles from Crown Point.
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"Earlier this week, we learned that the human remains found in Crown Point, Indiana have now been confirmed by DNA analysis/comparison by the Indiana State Police Lab to be that of Najah Ferrell. We have ensured that the Lake County Coroners Office has this report, and our investigation remains on-going at this time," Avon police said in a statement.
Ferrell did have ties to northwest Indiana. She had previously lived in Gary.
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Anyone with information about Ferrell's disappearance is asked to call a local police department.
Human foot found in Crown Point pond confirmed to belong to missing Indianapolis area woman Najah Ferrell