A second suspect has been arrested in connection with the kidnapping of Alabama teen Aniah Blanchard, who remains missing since her disappearance late last month.
WRBL reported that Auburn police arrested Antwain Fisher, 35, on first-degree kidnapping charges on Friday evening. It is currently unclear how investigators believe Fisher is involved in Blanchard’s October 23 abduction.
On November 7, U.S. Marshals apprehended suspect Ibraheem Yazeed, 30, on first-degree kidnapping charges in Florida. Surveillance cameras reportedly caught Yazeed at an Auburn convenience store moments before Aniah Blanchard’s abduction. A witness at the store that night also claimed he saw Yazeed force Blanchard into her car.
Two days after her disappearance, Blanchard’s car was found damaged and covered in blood at an apartment complex in Montgomery. Reports indicated that both Yazeed and Fisher live in Montgomery.
Authorities have said the amount of blood discovered in Blanchard’s car suggests the missing teen had suffered a life-threatening injury.
At the time of Blanchard’s disappearance, Yazeed was out on bail on attempted murder charges — despite having a lengthy criminal history which includes arrests for kidnapping and robbery.
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 tip line at 334-246-1391.
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[Featured image: Antwain Fisher/Lee County Detention Facility; Aniah Blanchard/Facebook]