Seven chilling clues to Ariana Taylor’s disappearance after doll was mistaken for missing mother and car accident found

THESE are the seven chilling clues leading to Ariana Taylor’s disappearance after a doll was mistaken for the missing mother’s body and a crashed car was discovered.

Ariana Taylor, a 23-year-old mother, was last heard of on the night of April 2, 2022 and was reported missing the next day – after the SUV she was believed to be in her possession was recovered following an accident .

Ariana was last seen in ripped blue jeans, a red sweater and sneakers


Ariana was last seen in ripped blue jeans, a red sweater and sneakersPhoto credit: fox 32
Ariana's SUV was found wrecked


Ariana’s SUV was found wreckedPhoto credit: Courtesy of Queena Taylor

The Gary Police Department describes Ariana as “a black female, approximately 5ft 6″ tall and 200 pounds”.

She was last seen in Gary, Indiana wearing ripped blue jeans, a red sweater and sneakers.

Gary P.D urges anyone with information regarding Ariana’s whereabouts to call Detective Sergeant Mark Salazar at 219-881-1209, the Crime Tip Line at 866-CRIME-GP or 911.


In the wake of Ariana’s disappearance, authorities are searching near I-65 in Gary for the northwest Indiana woman.

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Ariana’s vehicle was found to have crashed off the highway, but the young woman has yet to be found.

The SUV, according to Gary Police Commander Jack Hamady, “had to be going in excess of 80 miles per hour.” ABC partners reported.

He added: “It didn’t look like that person braked at all.

“Went into a ravine and came to a stop and had a flat tyre. Was she followed? Was she just drunk? We are not sure.”

Despite Ariana’s car, there is no evidence she was in the vehicle at the time of the accident.


Just a week after Ariana’s disappearance, police received a report of a dead body in a remote area.

Corresponding The Times of the Northwest IndianaInformation was released about a body located near Lake Street and 15th Avenue in Gary, Indiana.

The “corpse” was wrapped in a sheet, the police said.

Officials said an investigation was launched around 2:40 p.m. on April 10 after a body was reported on a lawn.

The report was produced when a working NIPSCO employee called 911, the Lake County Coroner’s Office said.

However, the investigation was later confirmed as a “false alarm,” according to coroner David Pastrick.


Officials said late Sunday that the “body” in question was ultimately determined to be a “life-size silicone/rubber female doll.”

Corresponding Fox 32 ChicagoLake County Coroner David J. Pastrick stated, “On Sunday … the Lake County Coroner’s Office responded to what we were advised to be a death scene.

“Lake County Dispatch was notified by a Nipsco employee working in the 15th Ave and Lake St area in the town of Gary.

“The examination turned out to be a false alarm. The body turned out to be non-human and was a lifelike mannequin.”

SUV crashed

On April 5, Gary PD said a foot search was conducted around the spot where the vehicle crashed, along with an air search by the Lake County Sheriff’s Helicopter.

Police said: “The Lake County Sheriff’s Department received a missing persons report for Ariana from her home in her jurisdiction on the evening of April 3, 2022.

“Ariana Taylor was then reported missing to the Gary Police Department on April 4, 2022.

“Foot searches by officers, K-9 searches, helicopter, ATV and dive searches were conducted with no result. Hospitals in the area have been contacted, also without result.”


Ariana’s mother was the first to report her missing when she last saw her daughter before going to a girls’ night out. NBC-5 reports.

Family members said Ariana went out for drinks with two friends on Saturday, April 2.

It has been reported that Ariana was last seen exiting an apartment complex in Merrillville, Indiana.

She was last seen leaving the apartment complex at 1pm on Sunday April 3rd.


According to Ariana’s family, the missing woman’s wallet, cell phone and car keys were missing at the time of the accident.

Though Ariana is still missing, her mother continues to hope for the best.

She told NBC 5, “We will continue our search and continue to make flyers and let communities everywhere know about it.

Kevin Collins along with his bodyguard company also helps in the search for Ariana.

Collins said: “Get your image out there, you know, stop at the companies. you know, just that, you know? Pretty much, that might help us.”


Members of Ariana’s family discovered some bloodied clothing near the crash site.

It was also reported that a piece of Ariana’s jewelry was found.

Ariana’s mother, Queena Taylor, suspects foul play was involved in her daughter’s disappearance.

She told NBC 5: I just want my daughter back. At this point, just tell me where my daughter is.

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“I’ve contacted Lake County Police and Gary Police about every strange number,” she continued.

“Whoever is holding my baby hostage, release them because it’s no use to any of you.”

Ariana was last seen exiting an apartment complex


Ariana was last seen exiting an apartment complexPhoto credit: fox 32
Ariana is still missing, but her mother is hoping for the best


Ariana is still missing, but her mother is hoping for the bestPhoto credit: fox 32
An investigation is ongoing into Ariana's missing person case


An investigation is ongoing into Ariana’s missing person casePhoto credit: fox 32

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DevanCole is a Dailynationtoday U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. DevanCole joined Dailynationtoday in 2021 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing:

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