A third person has been arrested in connection with the disappearance of Alabama teen Aniah Blanchard, whose remains were possibly found on Monday following a month-long search.
According to the Montgomery Advertiser, David Johnson Jr. has been charged with hindering prosecution in connection with Aniah Blanchard’s disappearance. It’s unclear how exactly he hindered prosecution in this case.
The news of a third arrest comes shortly after human remains possibly belonging to Blanchard, 19, were found in Macon County. Days earlier, on Friday, Auburn police arrested Antwon Fisher, 35, in Montgomery in connection
Fisher and Ibraheem Yazeed, 30, were charged with the first-degree kidnapping of Blanchard.
Yazeed, who was arrested in Florida on November 7, was reportedly caught on an Auburn convenience store surveillance cameras around the time of Blanchard’s disappearance on October 23. 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 Johnson, Yazeed, and Fisher live in Montgomery.
Authorities had previously said the amount of blood discovered in Blanchard’s car suggested 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. Fisher has a 2005 felony murder conviction for fatally shooting a woman during a drug deal.
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