Aniah Blanchard

Update: Officials Confirm Aniah Blanchard Was Shot to Death

Investigators in Lee County have issued an update on the Aniah Blanchard case. At a news conference this afternoon, Lee County District Attorney Brandon Hughes revealed that Blanchard died of a gunshot wound. Hughes says charges against Ibraheem Yazeed of Montgomery will be upgraded from kidnapping to murder. He says even though two other suspects face charges in the case,…

Human Remains Identified as Those of Aniah Blanchard

  The Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences has now positively identified the remains found this week in Macon County as those of Aniah Blanchard.  She had been missing since last month. More than 100 first responders had been combing a wooded area in the 38,000 block of Macon County Road 2 in Shorter since Monday. There, they had found the…

Man May Have Helped Blanchard Suspect Flee to Florida

Authorities say a third man charged in the disappearance of 19-year-old Aniah Blanchard is believed to have helped the initial suspect flee the area. Police wrote in an arrest warrant that David Johnson, Jr. is believed to have driven Ibraheem Yazeed from Alabama to Florida, where Yazeed was caught and charged in Blanchard’s disappearance. There are three people charged in…

Update: Investigators Remain in Macon County Where Aniah Blanchard’s Body May Have Been Found

Alabama News Network remains on the scene in Macon County, where members of several law enforcement agencies are combing a large area where they found human remains yesterday. Lee County District Attorney Brandon Hughes says there’s good reason to believe the remains are those of missing 19-year-old Aniah Blanchard. Additional law enforcement members are expected to arrive throughout the day…

Update: Investigators on Scene in Macon County in Aniah Blanchard Case

Members of several law enforcement agencies were still on the scene in Macon County tonight where human remains have been found. Lee County District Attorney Brandon Hughes has said there’s good reason to believe the remains are those of missing 19-year-old Aniah Blanchard. Blanchard was last seen on video at the Chevron gas station along South College Street in Auburn…

Update: Three People Now Facing Charges in Aniah Blanchard Case

Here is an update on where the Aniah Blanchard case stands as of this afternoon. There have been many new developments. Human remains have been found near Macon County Road 2 in the Shorter area. Lee County District Attorney Brandon Hughes says there’s “good reason” to believe the remains are those of Aniah Blanchard, the stepdaughter of UFC heavyweight fighter…

BREAKING: Remains Found in Macon County; Possibly of Aniah Blanchard

    BREAKING: Alabama News Network has confirmed that human remains have been found in Macon County. Those remains could possibly be those of Aniah Blanchard. The remains were found off Exit 22 of Interstate 85, near Shorter, off Macon County Road 2. Lee County District Attorney Brandon Hughes told WRBL-TV in Columbus, Georgia, that “I can confirm that human…

Police: Second Suspect in Aniah Blanchard Case Disposed Evidence

Authorities say a second man arrested in the disappearance of 19-year-old Aniah Blanchard disposed of evidence in the case. Police arrested Antwon Shamar Fisher, 35, of Montgomery, on first-degree kidnapping charges in Blanchard’s disappearance. “Antwon” not “Antwain”, as previously reported by authorities, was determined in court to be the correct spelling of the suspect’s name. Police earlier charged 29-year-old Ibraheem…

BREAKING: Second Suspect Arrested In Aniah Blanchard Case

  There’s a new break in the search for missing 19-year-old Aniah Blanchard,  after a second man was arrested in connection to her disappearance. Lee Co. District Attorney Brandon Hughes, confirmed the arrest of 35-year-old Antwain Fisher who is also known as “Squirmy” with Kidnapping First Degree. Antwain Shemar Fisher, one of two suspects arrested in connection to Aniah Blanchard’s…

Judge Orders DNA Testing in Case of Missing Aniah Blanchard

OPELIKA, Ala. (AP) – Lee County District Judge Russell Bush is ordering DNA testing for the man charged with kidnapping, in the disappearance of missing 19-year-old Aniah Blanchard. Judge Bush ordered 29-year-old Ibraheem Yazeed to submit a DNA sample to authorities. The college student is the stepdaughter of UFC fighter Walt Harris, of metro-Birmingham. She was last seen on Oct….