Monday marks five months since Mobile mother was last seen

Mobile County
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UPDATE: 12/17/18 5:30PM MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG) – Five months to the day a Mobile mother was last seen, many are still left with more questions than answers. 

Danniella Vian was last seen at a Shell Gas Station at the corner of I-65 and Government Boulevard, the night of July 17th.

“I think that if she could have already been back she would’ve,” Julie Dykes Thomas told News 5 Monday. She is the grandmother to Vian’s daughter. 

“I’m holding onto that one shred of hope that she’s still out there and trying to get back to us. But honestly I don’t feel that she’s with us anymore.”

Also waiting on Vian’s safe return; her daughter, Cora. Sunday was her 5th birthday. 

Dykes Thomas says she has daily conversations with Cora about her mother. “She said that mommy told her that she’s passed on. I asked her what does that mean? She goes she’s gone and she’s not going to come back. I said well, who told you this? She said well mommy told me in a dream but she still comes to see me every night in a dream.”

Danniella’s case is even leaving investigators stumped. They’ve found no trace of the 25-year old mother or her 2014 blue Chevy Cruz which she bought the day she was last seen.

 “Really right now she vanished into thin air. We ran down a lot of different leads that normally would put us in finding the person. In this case we have not been successful,” said Major John Barber with Mobile Police. 

One thing police, friends and family of Vian all agree on- someone knows something.

“Every investigative technique and tactic we can do we’ve been doing for the last five months but the thing that we need is additional tips and new information we can run down,” said Barber. 

“We still need to find some answers and bring her home essentially. you know, and find those answers for Cora,” said Dykes Thomas. 

There’s still a five-thousand dollar reward offered by Mobile Police for any information leading to Vian’s whereabouts. You can also leave information on a blog on the department’s website,

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