It's been 43 restless days since family and friends have seen 24-year-old Danniella Vian. The last month and a half has been hard for Julie Thomas, her mother-in-law.

"Just not knowing every day is really hard and not being able to have any answers for Cora is hard," Thomas said.

Thomas says every day since her daughter-in-law Danniella's disappearance she's run through a number of theories of where she could be, but Danniella leaving on her own isn't one of them.

"She had her goals. Very strong-willed. She worked hard to save the money to get her car and she didn't just leave her phone somewhere and then leave. She's just not going to do that. She did still have money in her apartment, she left cash in her apartment. You don't just do that if you're going to leave," Thomas said.

Danniella was last seen on July 17 at the Shell gas station on Government Boulevard near I-65. According to police, she was captured on surveillance video leaving, but where she went next is still a mystery.

"Homicide is looking into that. They say they may have some more footage of her but they're not ready to let that out, so we really don't have a starting point to look," Thomas said.

Investigators say so far they've exhausted all leads and tips. Mobile Police Chief Lawrence Battiste said during a news conference last month, that Vian's case is not an ordinary missing person scenario. That's why her family and friends say they won't stop getting her name and face out to the public.

"We're going to the flea market Saturday morning to pass out flyers, raise awareness and let everyone know that we're going to be doing a fundraising car wash at Hurricanes on Airport, near Schillinger. We're trying to raise funds to get her face out there more. I want to put her on the side of a wave bus, I want to do a billboard with her face on it. These are things I can attain with the help from the community," Thomas said.

The car wash fundraiser is scheduled for Sunday, September 2, at Hurricane Grill & Wings at 7721 Airport Blvd 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Danniella Vian

Danniella Vian

The restaurant says it will donate 15% of all sales between 6:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. on the day of the fundraiser to Danniella's family.

There is still a $2,000 reward from the Mobile Police Department, for anyone who can give them useful information about Danniella's whereabouts.

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