Case 155

Danniella Vian

It wasn’t unusual for 25-year-old Danniella Vian to lose her phone. So when her mother-in-law Julie received a phone call from a stranger saying he had Danniella’s mobile, this wasn’t a cause for concern. The previous day, Danniella had made a highly anticipated car purchase and spent the night out celebrating with friends. Julie assumed she would resurface soon and be eager to pick up the phone. 

But when Daniella still hadn’t made contact two days later, Julie knew something was terribly wrong. She logged into Daniella’s Facebook account looking for clues and came across something that made her blood run cold.



Casefile Presents



Research & writing – Eileen Ormsby

Creative direction – Milly Raso

Narration – Anonymous Host



‘Flatline intro’ and ‘Come play with me’ intro and outro –

Audio production – Mike Migas 

Scoring – Mike Migas and Andrew Joslyn



Logo and website design – Paulina Szymanska




A majority of the information in this episode was compiled from extensive interviews with those close to the case.



Dive team finds missing woman Danniella Vian’s car in Alabama bayou during training – NBC News

Residents shocked after missing Mobile mother’s car, human remains found in Bayou Sara – NBC 15

Candlelight vigil held for missing Mobile woman Danniella Vian – NBC 15

Friends host vigil for Danniella Vian one week after car found – WKRG News

DNA test confirms human remains found in submerged car belong to Danniella Vian – 

Police: Danniella Vian death likely an accident – NBC 15

Police believe Daniella Vian was alive when car went into water – Fox 10





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