A reward that is being offered for information in the ongoing search for an Alabama teen has increased to $80,000.
AL.com reports that Alabama Governor Kay Ivey put forth $5,000 while UFC President Dana White, UFC fighter Jon Jones, and an anonymous donor from Homewood have offered $25,000 each. News of the increase in reward money comes as authorities reveal that Aniah Blanchard, 19, was likely the victim of foul play.
Blanchard, the step-daughter of UFC heavyweight fighter Walt Harris, last talked to a friend on October 23. Her mother said on the night of her disappearance, she sent Snapchat messages to her roommate in Auburn indicating that she was with a man she had recently met.
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Last Friday, 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. Nearly a week later, authorities said evidence recovered from the vehicle suggests the missing college student was harmed.
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 is described as 5 feet 6 inches tall, weighing approximately 125 pounds, with 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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[Featured image: Aniah Blanchard/Facebook]