Where is Danniella Vian? The Mobile mother has been missing for more than two months now. She's seemingly vanished, without a trace.

Police thought they had a lead in connection with a domestic violence arrest in Theodore with family links to Vian.

Yesterday was a pretty upsetting and emotion day for the family but Julie Thomas says its back to work for her. She won't stop until Danniella Vian is back home.

Her family has been aggressively searching for her since she went missing this summer. Tools like social media, pizza boxes, and even billboards have come in handy.

"It's been a really long time but we're still in the search for Danniella. We're not going to slow down just because time has gone by," said Thomas.

There was a large police presence at a home in Theodore yesterday, with a connection to the case. MPD pulled out the stops, technical resources, canine units, and resource officers with shovels searching the property. Police would not say if they were looking for Vian but did say they didn't find her.

Julie Thomas says it was a separate incident involving her nephew that brought police out.

"Yesterday was a crazy thing you know it was. I commend homicide law enforcement for doing what they did because when they got a tip they ran with it and they pushed it and they did exactly what I would have expected them to do. I'm very proud of them for doing what they did," she explained.

Thomas says the silver lining is it brought more attention to the search. While it's making news she and some friends are taking advantage of it. They walked around the LoDa art walk tonight handing out flyers. The efforts won't stop until they do what the hashtag says and #BringDanniellaHome.

"She's a part of our family you know. She's in my heart and I miss her," Thomas added. "Regardless of the outcome, she still needs to come home either way."

All content © 2018, WALA; Mobile, AL. (A Meredith Corporation Station). All Rights Reserved.  


Toi Thornton is a Reporter. His Bachelor's degree in Broadcast Journalism comes from Dillard University in 2014 and his Master's degree in New Media Journalism from Full Sail University in 2016. He previously worked as the Fox anchor in Lafayette, LA.

Recommended for you

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.