3:00am: Najah was getting ready for her first day of work at Panera Bread.
According to her mother, she woke up, spoke with her fiancé, and left for work.
Najah Ferrel's Home (Approximate)
Morning: Najah never made it to work.
Her family originally thought something must have happened to her at work, but then learned she never showed up.
Evening: Najah's family became concerned when she failed to pick up her kids from school.
This was very unlike Najah. Paula knew something was definitely wrong and called the police.
Parent of Victim
The next day, police interviewed Najah's neighbors, friends, family, and her fiance.
Everyone cooperated with the investigation, and the police came away with no information.
Najah's black Nissan Altima is found abandoned in the parking lot of Studio Movie Grill, 2.5 miles east of the Panera where she worked.
Studio Movie Grill
Personal items belonging to Najah were found in the area near I-465 and Lafayette Rd.
Location of Najah's items
Two fishermen call the police after they bring in a severed foot. It was positively identified as belonging to Najah, and testing concluded it was cut after she died.
The foot was found in a retention pond in Crown Point, Indiana, over 100 miles away from Avon where Najah was last seen.
Rentention pond in Crown Hill, Indiana
Person With Information
Najah's family celebrates what would have been her 32nd birthday.
They launched balloons, and talked about keeping Najah's case in the public eye.