AS ANIAH BLANCHARD SEARCH CONTINUES, COMMUNITY GATHERS FOR PRAYER

Its been nearly two weeks since the disappearance of 19 Year Old Aniah Blanchard who was last seen at a convenience store in Auburn.

Monday, the community and members of the Open Door Christian Faith Worship Center in Montgomery held a vigil in her honor.

“Every time we look on television or Facebook, we see somebody missing.  So, we just begin to follow and support the missing” says Pastor William Cromblin of Open Door Christian Faith Worship Center.

Aniah Blanchard, a Homewood native and student at Southern Union College was last seen in Auburn on Oct. 23. Blanchard’s car was found at an apartment complex in Montgomery.

Investigators said based on evidence inside her car, its believed the teen was a victim of foul play.

During Monday’s vigil, the community wore blue ribbons, which symbolizes unity and coming together for a common cause.

“I think people are coming together. This is bringing a lot of our people together.  I think things like this are what’s bringing our people together as well as our nation” says Cromblin.

The sanctuary was filled with more than 100 people.

They say said they have a message to Blanchard’s family.

“We come together to make sure they know in these tough moments, they have the support of the community” says Minister Jamie Cromblin.

If you have any information on the whereabouts of Aniah Blanchard, you are asked to contact Auburn Police.

The number is 334-501-3110.

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