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Crime Authorities have 'good reason to believe' that remains found are Aniah Blanchard

06:10  26 november  2019
06:10  26 november  2019 Source:   abcnews.go.com

Suspect in disappearance of UFC fighter's stepdaughter ordered to take DNA test

  Suspect in disappearance of UFC fighter's stepdaughter ordered to take DNA test The suspect charged with kidnapping 19-year-old Aniah Blanchard, the stepdaughter of UFC fighter Walt Harris, has been ordered by a judge to take a DNA test.On Wednesday, Lee County District Judge Russell Bush granted a request by prosecutors to force Ibraheem Yazeed, 29, to submit his DNA after investigators found male DNA in Blanchard's car, The Associated Press reported.

Alabama authorities have " good reason to believe " that remains found on Monday are those of missing 19-year-old Aniah Blanchard , the stepdaughter of UFC fighter Walt Harris. Investigators from the Auburn Police Department found the remains in a wooded area in Macon County, Alabama

Police then found the remains several feet into the woods. Lee County District Attorney said in a statement to ABC News that authorities " have good reason to Aniah Haley Blanchard is pictured in an undated photo released by the Auburn Police Department after she went missing in October 2019.

Alabama authorities have "good reason to believe" that remains found on Monday are those of missing 19-year-old Aniah Blanchard, the stepdaughter of UFC fighter Walt Harris.

a woman smiling for the camera: Aniah Haley Blanchard is pictured in an undated photo released by the Auburn Police Department after she went missing in October 2019.© Auburn Police Department Aniah Haley Blanchard is pictured in an undated photo released by the Auburn Police Department after she went missing in October 2019.

Investigators from the Auburn Police Department found the remains in a wooded area in Macon County, Alabama, around 10:45 a.m. after receiving information "regarding the possible location of a body," according to a news release.

Police then found the remains several feet into the woods.

Second Arrest Made In Aniah Blanchard Disappearance

  Second Arrest Made In Aniah Blanchard Disappearance A second person has been arrested in connection with the disappearance of 19-year-old Aniah Blanchard, the Homewood woman who was a student at Southern Union State Community College and has been missing for a month, according to multiple news reports. © Auburn PD Aniah Blanchard, the 19-year-old Homewood woman who was last seen Oct. 23. Local news station WRBL reported 35-year-old Antwain Fisher, of Montgomery was arrested and charged with first-degree kidnapping. Fisher also goes by "Squirmy," the report says. Patch was not immediately able to reach the Lee County District Attorney's Office on Saturday to confirm news of the arrest.

Facebook Aniah Blanchard may have been found dead in Alabama. In a tragic possible ending to the heartbreaking kidnapping of UFC fighter Walt Harris’s daughter Aniah Blanchard , the local District Attorney now says that authorities have “ good reason to believe ” that remains unearthed in a

“I can confirm that human remains have been found in Macon County on County Road 2 and we have good reason to believe they are that of Aniah Blanchard ,” Hughes said. After she disappeared, her black Honda CRV was found abandoned more than 50 miles (90 kilometers) away at an apartment

The Lee County district attorney said in a statement to ABC News that authorities "have good reason to believe" the body is Blanchard. The remains are being examined to determine whether they are, according to the Auburn Police Department.

Blanchard was last seen at a convenience store in Auburn, Alabama, on Oct. 23. Her black 2017 Honda CRV, was found on Oct. 25 near an apartment complex in Montgomery, Alabama, about 50 miles away from the convenience store. Male DNA was found in the vehicle, according to prosecutors.

Blood evidence "indicative of someone suffering a life-threatening injury" was found on the passenger side of vehicle, according to court documents. The blood was confirmed to be Blanchard's.

a woman smiling and posing for the camera: Aniah Haley Blanchard is pictured in an undated photo released by the Auburn Police Department after she went missing in October 2019.© Auburn Police Department Aniah Haley Blanchard is pictured in an undated photo released by the Auburn Police Department after she went missing in October 2019.

Three people have been arrested in her disappearance.

2nd arrest in disappearance of UFC fighter’s stepdaughter

  2nd arrest in disappearance of UFC fighter’s stepdaughter AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Auburn police have arrested a second man in the disappearance of a UFC heavyweight fighter’s stepdaughter. Lee County District Attorney Brandon Hughes told The Associated Press by email Saturday that 35-year-old Antwain Shamar Fisher of Montgomery has been charged with first-degree kidnapping in the disappearance last month of 19-year-old Aniah Blanchard. Fisher was arrested Friday and booked Saturday into the Lee County Jail, Hughes told the Opelika-Auburn News and WRBL-TV. Blanchard, whose stepfather is UFC participant Walt Harris of metro Birmingham, was last seen Oct. 23 at a convenience store in Auburn.

Remains found believed to be Aniah Blanchard , missing stepdaughter of UFC fighter Walt Harris. Associated Press Published 2:30 p.m. CT Nov. AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama district attorney said Monday that authorities have “ good reason ” to believe human remains found belong to the

“I can confirm that human remains have been found in Macon County on County Road 2 and we have good reason to believe they are that of Aniah Blanchard ,” Hughes said. After she disappeared, her black Honda CRV was found abandoned more than 50 miles (90 kilometers) away at an apartment

The latest arrest occurred on Monday, when David Johnson Jr. was charged with hindering the prosecution in Montgomery in Blanchard's disappearance, Hughes confirmed to ABC News. Hughes did not elaborate on how Johnson allegedly hindered the prosecution and did not provide details on his arrest.

Ibraheem Yazeed, 29, was arrested on Nov. 7 in Escambia County, Florida, and is charged with kidnapping in the first degree, a designation that includes the intent to inflict physical injury.

Surveillance video from inside the Auburn convenience store showed both Yazeed and Blanchard inside at the same time, and a witness outside the store said he saw Yazeed force her into her car, according to an arrest affidavit.

a man standing in a room: Ibrahim Yazeed, center, appears in court for a hearing on the disappearance of college student Aniah Blanchard, on Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019 in Opelika, Ala.© Hannah Lester/AP Ibrahim Yazeed, center, appears in court for a hearing on the disappearance of college student Aniah Blanchard, on Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019 in Opelika, Ala.

The footage showed Yazeed looking over at Blanchard in the store as he bought a beverage, Auburn Police Det. Josh Mixon testified at his preliminary hearing last week.

Remains found believed to be UFC fighter’s stepdaughter

  Remains found believed to be UFC fighter’s stepdaughter AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama district attorney said Monday that authorities have “good reason” to believe human remains found belong to the missing stepdaughter of a UFC heavyweight fighter. The remains were found on a county road in neighboring Macon County, Lee County District Attorney Brandon Hughes told The Associated Press. “I can confirm that human remains have been found in Macon County on County Road 2 and we have good reason to believe they are that of Aniah Blanchard,” Hughes said.Police have arrested two people in the disappearance last month of Blanchard, 19. She was last seen Oct. 23 in Auburn. Her stepfather is UFC fighter Walt Harris.

HUMAN remains found in Alabama are believed to be those of Aniah Blanchard , the missing college student and stepddaughter of UFC fighter Walt Harris. On Monday, local authorities said they " have good reason to believe " that the remains found in Macon County belong to Blanchard , 19, who

“I can confirm that human remains have been found and we have good reason to suspect they are that of Aniah Blanchard ,” Hughes said in the statement. According to reports, the human remains were found off Macon County Road 2 near Shorter, Ala. and Blanchard ’s family has been notified.

It was revealed in Yazeed's preliminary hearing that a man had driven Yazeed from Montgomery to Pensacola, ABC Birmingham affiliate WBMA reported.

Antwain "Squirmy" Fisher, 35, was arrested Friday and charged with first-degree kidnapping. He is accused of "providing transportation to Yazeed, and disposing of evidence," according to a charging affidavit.

Fisher is being held at the Lee County Jail without bond, a representative for the jail told ABC News.

a man looking at the camera: Antwain Fisher is pictured in an undated booking photo from the Lee County Jail in Alabama.© Lee County Jail Antwain Fisher is pictured in an undated booking photo from the Lee County Jail in Alabama.

He appeared in court Monday afternoon. It is unclear whether he entered a plea or has retained an attorney.

Yazeed's attorney, Elijah Beaver, declined to comment on the case to ABC News, citing a gag order imposed by the court.

ABC News' Joshua Hoyos and Rachel Katz contributed to this report.

Man charged with capital murder in Aniah Blanchard's death .
Charges against Ibraheem Yazeed were upgraded from first-degree kidnapping."Mr. Yazeed is the only person in this case responsible for abducting Aniah Blanchard. He is the only person responsible for Aniah's murder," Hughes said at a press conference. Yazeed is currently being held without bond.

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