UPDATE November 2019 – As investigators continued to work a scene they believe to be the remains of Homewood teenager Aniah Blanchard just east of Montgomery. Police believe Ibraheem Yazeed abducted Blanchard from an Auburn gas station and later shot and killed her.
UPDATE 11/8/19 – After a long and harrowing search, the police have arrested a person of interest in the disappearance of Aniah Blanchard.
The police received a tip that Ibraheem Yazeed, 30, might be in the area of Pine Forest and I-10. When they approached the area looking for him, Yazeed took off. He was finally found.
“When we arrived, the suspect fled the area, but he was located by Escambia sheriff’s officers and marshals in a wooded area near the exit,” Escambia Sheriff’s Maj. Andrew Hobbs reports the the NY Post.
Yazeed has been charged with on first-degree kidnapping charges in connection to the disappearance of Aniah Blanchard, who is still missing.
Yazeed was on bond for attempted murder, two counts of first-degree kidnapping and two counts of first-degree robbery in connection to a Montgomery, Alabama case from February, WSFA 12 reported.
Original Story: Aniah Blanchard, 19, is missing from Auburn, Alabama. She was last seen on Wednesday, October 23, 2019. She told a friend she was with a guy that evening, but she never identified who that was. She used her debit card that evening, but did not show up for work the next day.
Aniah’s step-dad, UFC heavyweight fighter Walt Harris reached out to the public to help with locating her.
At first the police were stating no foul play with her disappearance, but have since changed their story and all stating they are considering foul play in her disappearance, reports WRB.
Her vehicle was found Friday at the Park Place Apartments in the 6100 block of Boardwalk Blvd. in Montgomery, reports ABC. Auburn It was noted that the vehicle had damage. Also, police said her vehicle was seen in the early morning hours along South College on the Thursday, the 24th.
Aniah is described as a light-complexioned black female, 5’-6”, 125 lbs., brown eyes, and brown hair and was last seen wearing a black dress, tan duck boots with black stockings.
Anyone having information regarding the whereabouts of the vehicle between the 23rd and the 25th or witnessed an accident or other collision involving this vehicle is urged to contact the Auburn Police Division Detective Section at 334-501-3140 or the anonymous tip line at 334-246-1391.MORE TO EXPLORE