Sport Remains found believed to be UFC fighter’s stepdaughter
Family members identify body found in water near Houston Ship Channel as that of missing 23-year-old woman
The body of a missing woman was found Sunday near the Houston Ship Channel, according to Chambers County authorities. © Provided by TEGNA Inc.Sheriff Brian Hawthorne said duck hunters found the body of 23-year-old Tamara Rivera just off Atkinson IslandOn Sunday morning, the duck hunters called authorities after they came across a woman's body in the water.“We will know more after we get preliminary results from the medical examiner’s office, but this is still an active and open investigation," Hawthorne said.Rivera, of Baytown, was reported missing by her mother on Thursday night.
Hearing set for man charged in Alabama woman’s disappearance
A man charged in the disappearance of a missing Alabama college student is due in court for a hearing that could reveal some evidence about the case. Court records show a Lee County judge has scheduled a preliminary hearing for next Wednesday for 29-year-old Ibraheem Yazeed. His lawyers requested the appearance.
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.
After she disappeared, her black Honda CRV was found abandoned more than 50 miles (90 kilometers) away at an apartment complex in Montgomery, Alabama. Auburn police detective Josh Mixon said Blanchard’s blood was found in the car and it appeared she had suffered a life-threatening injury.
Mixon testified that convenience store video footage showed a man buying a beverage look over at Blanchard. He said tipsters later identified the man as Ibraheem Yazeed, 29, and a man at the store told investigators he saw Yazeed force Blanchard into her car and drive away.
Police have arrested Yazeed and a second man, 35-year-old Antwain Shamar Fisher of Montgomery, in Blanchard’s disappearance. In an arrest warrant filed with the court Monday, police said Fisher helped Yazeed by disposing of evidence and driving him.
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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UFC’s Walt Harris Hopes Missing Stepdaughter Comes Home
Ultimate Fighting Championship heavyweight Walt Harris speaks out about the disappearance of his stepdaughter, Aniah Blanchard, who he's known since she ...