A young mom from Oklahoma was found de*ad on a barge in the Mississippi River, just days after she was arrested for calling 911 over and over to beg for help.
WREG reported that Hailey Silas’ body was found around 7 a.m. Saturday while the crew of the barge was doing an inspection on the Mississippi River near Shelby Forest in Tennessee.
The 22-year-old mom was arrested less than a week ago for calling 911 several times on Sunday from a gas station across the street from Southland Casino, according to the news source.
It was said that she asked the police for a ride out of West Memphis, Arkansas, because she was scared and having a “panic attack.”
Silas asked to talk to her parents after being handcuffed and taken to a station. She said she was scared and confused.
The young mother also asked to be taken to a “psych ward,” but it wasn’t clear what she was scared of at first.
Records cited by the news source show that she pleaded guilty last Wednesday to a misdemeanor of calling in a false alarm and was given a suspended sentence of time served.
A report on a psychological evaluation was also turned in, but what it said was kept secret.
Three days after she plea*ded gui*lty, her body was found.
It’s not clear what brought the person from Luther, Oklahoma, to the border between Arkansas and Tennessee, but WREG reported that the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office doesn’t think there was any foul play.
The police said they couldn’t find any identification on Silas, but her mom, LaRena Darrow, said someone had her phone.
She said a man she didn’t know answered the phone when she tried to call it.
“I told them, ‘This is my daughter’s profile. What are you doing here?'” Darrow told the news source that he said, “Well, I’m sorry, Hailey doesn’t have a phone anymore.”
She said, “I don’t want to think about my baby being hurt like that and no one being there to save her or help her.”
“I don’t know.” I talked to her Thursday night, and she sent me some pictures of herself on a bridge. The pictures made me smile.
“And she was about to go sing karaoke and that was the last time I talked to her,” the grieving mom added. “She was an amazing mother. My grandson is missing out on such a wonderful person. She was such an angel.”