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Authorities: Remains of Aniah Blanchard Found; Two More Suspects Charged

Posted on | November 25, 2019 | 1 Comment

Aniah Blanchard (front center) with her family.

We reported earlier this month on the disappearance of Aniah Blanchard, a 19-year-old college student who was reportedly abducted in Auburn, Alabama, on Oct. 23. Blanchard is the step-daughter of UFC fighter Walt Harris, and on Nov. 7, police arrested suspect Ibraheem Yazeed, 29, who had fled to Pensacola, Florida. As I reported on Nov. 9 (“Why Wasn’t Ibraheem Yazid in Jail?”), the suspect had a lengthy record of violent crime and yet had been released on bail after a near-fatal attack on an elderly man in January. On the night she went missing, Aniah reportedly told a friend that she was going to meet a guy she had connected with via a dating app, and now police say they have recovered her remains about 30 miles from where she disappeared:

Human remains believed to be those of a missing Alabama college student were found today in Macon County, officials said.
“I can confirm that human remains have been found in Macon County and we have good reason to believe they are that of Aniah Blanchard,” Lee County District Attorney Brandon Hughes said.
Hughes also confirmed that a man named David Johnson Jr. was arrested in Montgomery on a charge of hindering prosecution. He is being held on $7,500 bond at the Montgomery County Jail.
“During the course of the ongoing investigation into the disappearance of Aniah Blanchard, investigators obtained information regarding the possible location of a body,” a statement from Auburn police read.
“On November 25, 2019, at approximately 10:45 a.m., Auburn Police, along with members of the Task Force, Lee County DA’s Office, U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force, ALEA and Montgomery County Sheriff Office, responded to a wooded area in the 38,000 block of County Road 2 in Shorter, Alabama.
“After a brief search by Investigators they located what appeared to be human remains several feet into the woodline. A complete investigation is underway by ALEA and Auburn Police to determine the identity and how the victim came to be at that location. The examination will explore if the remains are those of Aniah Blanchard who went missing on October 24, 2019.
“The case remains under investigation by the Auburn Police Division.”
Macon County Sheriff Andre Brunson said the remains were found in a rural area near New Hope Baptist Church. . . .
Also today, a suspect in the kidnapping of Blanchard, Antwain “Squirmy” Fisher, 35, had his first appearance in court.
Fisher is accused of helping Ibraheem Yazeed, 29, kidnap Blanchard by providing “material assistance to Yazeed by providing transportation to Yazeed, and disposing of evidence,’’ according to court records made public Monday. . . .
According to an affidavit by Auburn police Det. Josh Mixon, Blanchard was last seen by a family member the evening of Oct. 23 at a residence in the 1000 block of Alan Avenue in Auburn. . . .
Charging documents against Yazeed state that blood evidence was discovered in the passenger’s compartment of the vehicle and was “indicative of someone suffering a life-threatening injury.” The evidence was submitted to the Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences and confirmed to be that of Blanchard.
Video evidence from the convenience store at 1599 South College Street placed both Blanchard and Yazeed at the store during the same time. “This was the last time she was seen,” Mixon wrote. A witness later identified Yazeed as the individual.

More “violence against women” feminists will ignore, for some reason.




 

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