A young mom with a history of addiction was found dead on a barge on the Mississippi River after being arrested for begging to go to a psych ward just days before.
The body of 22-year-old Hailey Silas was found on a barge in the Mississippi River and her death remains a mystery.
Silas, a mom to a four-year-old son, was arrested and taken into custody on October 15 after repeatedly calling the police and begging them for help because she was ‘scared’.
She told the cops that she was having a ‘panic attack’ and pleaded with them to take her to a psych ward. Silas’s sister revealed that the 22-year-old had a history of addiction and said they both had a troubled upbringing.
Silas’s body was mysteriously found over 400 miles away from where she made the call.
A young mom with a history of addiction was found dead on a barge on the Mississippi River after being arrested for begging to go to a psych ward just days before (Pictured: Hailey Silas, 22)
The dead body was found by workers during a routine inspection of the barge on the Mississippi River that falls in between the Tennessee and Arkansas border.
She had made her desperate 911 calls from a gas station opposite the Southland Casino in West Memphis, Arkansas.
She was arrested for her ‘false alarm’ police calls and given a suspended sentence, according to records.
The police took Silas to the station and she was ‘scared and confused’, according to WREG, she asked to talk to her mom and dad and begged to be taken to a ‘psych ward’.
Hailey Silas was originally from Oklahoma. She had attended Wellston High School and gave birth to her son four years ago with her now ex partner Cesar Perez.
Perez said in a Facebook tribute: ‘You will forever hold a special place in my heart through the good times and the bad times we always overcame anything
‘Even though we both decided it was best to split up 3 months ago I still thought about you everyday I still loved you and now I sit here with this heart ache.
‘Finding out you are no longer with us my heart is shattered completely but I promise you I got our baby boy down here I’ll do everything I can for my son please watch over us Hailey we love you so much.’
Silas’s mom – LaRena Darrow – was heartbroken by the news of her daughter’s tragic death. She said: ‘She was an amazing mother. My grandson is missing out on such a wonderful person. She was such an angel.
‘I don’t want to think about my baby being hurt like that and nobody being there to save her or being there to help her.
The body of 22-year-old Hailey Silas was found on a barge in the Mississippi River and her death remains a mystery (Pictured: Mississippi barge)
Her mother said Silas hadn’t been acting strangely in the lead-up to her peculiar death. She said: ‘I had spoken with her Thursday night and she had sent me a couple pictures of her on a bridge and she looked so happy. And she was about to go sing karaoke and that was the last time I talked to her.’
Her mother also claimed that someone else had Silas’s phone – alleging that when she called the number an unknown voice answered the phone.
Darrow responded to the caller, saying: ‘This is my daughter’s profile, what are you doing on it?’
The unknown man said: ‘Well, I’m sorry, Hailey doesn’t have a phone anymore.’
Silas’s older sister Daisy Rys created a GoFundMe for Hailey. She wrote: ‘Hailey was my little sister she was 22 and I’m 24, she left a 4 year old perfect little angle who had the best mom in the entire world while she was there, so patient, so understanding, so beautiful inside and out.
‘Whoever IS responsible for this will have their day of judgement. Hailey and I basically raised ourselves, we always motivated one another no matter what was going on inside!
‘We both endured trauma growing up only at different times witch led us both into addiction.
‘Her addiction took her away from everything she loved the most and most important what she was the best at which was being that little boys mommy.
‘She was my inspiration having my own son, she was the most affectionate person I know, the most thoughtful she didn’t deserve this above all people this sweet, kind, and was beyond beautiful inside and out.’