Authorities in Alabama announced on Thursday that evidence recovered from a missing teen’s car suggests she was the victim of foul play.
Per WSFA, the Auburn Police Division said they now believe Aniah Blanchard, 19, was harmed. Auburn Police Chief Paul Register did not disclose what evidence they recovered or whether he thinks Blanchard drove from Auburn to Montgomery, where the car was found on Friday. Register did reveal that there is concern regarding the missing teen’s wellbeing.
Blanchard, 19, who is from Homewood but lives in Auburn, last talked to a friend on October 23. Her mother said on the night of her disappearance, she sent Snapchat messages to her roommate indicating that she was with a man she had recently met.
Blanchard’s car—a black 2017 Honda CR-V with an Alabama tag number 49BS356—was found with damage to its front panel roughly 50 miles away from her home, at an apartment complex in Montgomery.
On Monday, the Auburn Police Department released footage from the night of Blanchard’s disappearance, which appears to show her at a convenience store on South College Street in Auburn.
Blanchard was described as being 5 feet 6 inches tall, weighing approximately 125 pounds, and having brown eyes and brown hair. She was reportedly last seen wearing a black dress, tan duck boots, and black stockings.
Anyone with information regarding Aniah Blanchard’s whereabouts, or an accident involving her vehicle, is urged to contact the Auburn Police Division Detective Section at 334-501-3140 or the anonymous their tip line at 334-246-1391.
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