ANIAH BLANCHARD CASE UPDATE: THIRD SUSPECT ARRESTED

Aniah Blanchard

<p><p>The number of people arrested in connection with the disappearance of 19-year-old Aniah Blanchard has risen to three.</p></p>

<p><p>Lee County District Attorney Brandon Hughes said David Johnson Jr. was arrested in Montgomery and is being charged with hindering prosecution.</p><p>Johnson is accused of driving Ibraheem Yazeed to Florida, where he was eventually arrested and charged with Blanchard’s kidnapping.</p></p>

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<p><p>Antwon Fisher was the second person arrested in Blanchard’s disappearance.</p></p>

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AUBURN, Ala. (AP) – An Alabama district attorney says they have “good reason” to believe human remains found on a road belong to the missing stepdaughter of a UFC heavyweight fighter.

Lee County District Attorney Brandon Hughes says Monday that the remains were found on a county road in neighboring Macon County.

Police have arrested two people in the disappearance last month of 19-year-old Aniah Blanchard. Blanchard was last seen Oct. 23 in Auburn. Her stepfather is UFC fighter Walt Harris.

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11/25/2019 1:58:53 PM (GMT -6:00)


AUBURN, Ala. (AP) – Authorities say a second man arrested in the disappearance of a UFC heavyweight fighter’s stepdaughter disposed of evidence in the case.

Police arrested 35-year-old Antwain Shamar Fisher of Montgomery on first-degree kidnapping charges in the disappearance last month of 19-year-old Aniah Blanchard. Police earlier charged 29-year-old Ibraheem Yazeed.

In an arrest warrant filed with the court Monday, police said Fisher helped Yazeed by disposing of evidence and driving him.

Blanchard was last seen Oct. 23 in Auburn. Her stepfather is UFC fighter Walt Harris of metro Birmingham. Blanchard remains missing.

Court documents quote a witness as saying he saw Yazeed force Blanchard into a car.

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11/25/2019 11:43:55 AM (GMT -6:00)

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