UPDATE (12:55pm) — Mobile Police Chief Lawrence Battiste says the car has been lifted out of the water. Investigators will continue to let the car drain and search the vehicle for evidence. 

Chief Battiste has confirmed the remains have been identified as an adult female. Police say the body will be sent in for forensic testing to confirm if the remains are indeed missing mother Danniella Vian. 


UPDATE: (6:30 am)– Mobile Police Chief Lawrence Battiste confirms that the submerged car belonged to missing mother Danniella Vian. Human remains were also found inside the car.

 Vian has been missing since last July.

ORIGINAL STORY (5/2 9:20pm) — Human remains found in Saraland’s Bayou Sara Thursday evening.

The vehicle matches the same make and model of missing woman’s Danniella  Vian. A blue Chevy Cruz.
She was last seen alive on July 17th 2018.

Mobile Police found it during a diving training exercise.
The car remains in Bayou Sara tonight. Crews will remove the car on Friday.

25-year old Danniella Vian was last seen in her blue 2014 Chevy Cruz at the Shell gas station at Government Boulevard and I-65. She purchased the car that day– July 17th, 2018.

Since Vian’s disappearance, investigators have not found any signs of her or her car until Thursday night.

Shortly after her disappearance, a missing person’s report was filed by her five-year old daughter’s grandmother, her case was moved to Mobile Police’s homicide unit. 

Police had offered a two-thousand dollar reward for information leading to her whereabouts, later upping that reward to five-thousand dollars. 

The department also did something it’s never done before; start a blog to get information about Vian’s disappearance. That blog was started in September.