Police find car belonging to missing Avon mother as search intensifies

Photo of Najah Ferrell

AVON, Ind. – An Avon mother is still missing as the search for her intensifies.

Avon Police Deputy Chief Brian Nugent told FOX59 property belonging to 30-year-old Najah Ferrell was found on I-65 near Lafayette Road over the weekend. An aerial search focusing on that area is scheduled for 1 p.m. with help from Indiana State Police. Nugent didn’t release any details about the property.

Additionally, Nugent said an IMPD officer located Ferrell’s car around 1:30 a.m. Tuesday near 86th Street and Michigan Road. Police said they didn’t release the information to the public until they had notified Ferrell’s family of the development. The car is a 2018 black Nissan Altima.

Ferrell, 30, was last seen at her apartment complex near the area of Dan Jones Road on March 15. Family members said it’s not like her to just disappear.

“The foster case manager called me and said the school called me because Najah didn’t show up to pick the kids up. It alerted me because I know Najah was never irresponsible,” said Paula Gholsen, Ferrell’s mother.

Avon police don’t know if Ferrell is in danger but have several investigative strategies to pursue. They plan to hold a news conference about her disappearance on Thursday.

Police and her family are pleading for anyone with information to contact the Hendricks County Communications Center at 317-839-8700 or Crime Stoppers of Central Indiana at 317-262-TIPS.

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