Remains possibly belonging to missing Alabama teen Aniah Blanchard have been found following a month-long search that has involved local, state, and federal authorities, according to multiple reports.
District Attorney Brando Hughes told WRBL on Monday that “human remains have been found and we have good reason to suspect they are that of” Blanchard, 19. Blanchard’s family has been notified of the discovery of the remains, which were reportedly located in Macon County, about 36 miles from Auburn on route to Montgomery.
Blanchard was last seen at an Auburn convenience store on October 23. So far, two men, Antwon Fisher, 35, and Ibraheem Yazeed, 30, have been charged with first-degree kidnapping in connection with Blanchard’s disappearance.
The month long search for 19-year-old Aniah Blanchard appears to have ended in tragedy as WRBL News 3 confirms her probable remains have been discovered in Shorter, Alabama along County Road 2. Our prayers are with her family and loved ones – details https://bit.ly/35zzHHe
Posted by Elizabeth White on Monday, November 25, 2019
Surveillance cameras reportedly captured Yazeed at an Auburn convenience store moments before Blanchard’s abduction. A witness at the store that night claimed he saw Yazeed force the teen 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 had previously said the amount of blood discovered in Blanchard’s car suggested the missing teen 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. U.S. Marshals arrested him in Florida on November 7.
Reports indicated that Fisher, who was arrested in Montgomery on Friday evening, has a 2005 murder conviction for the shooting death of a woman during a drug deal. Fisher appeared in court on Monday and was ordered to remain jailed without bond.
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