Auburn Police Department(AUBURN, Ala.) — Alabama authorities have “good reason to believe” that remains found on Monday are those of missing 19-year-old Aniah Blanchard, the stepdaughter of UFC fighter Walt Harris.
Investigators from the Auburn Police Department found the remains in a wooded area in Macon County, Alabama, around 10:45 a.m. after receiving information “regarding the possible location of a body,” according to a news release.
Police then found the remains several feet into the woods.
Lee County District Attorney said in a statement to ABC News that authorities “have good reason to believe” the body is Blanchard. The remains are being examined to determine whether they are, according to the Auburn Police Department.
Blanchard was last seen at a convenience store in Auburn, Alabama, on Oct. 23. Her black 2017 Honda CRV, was found on Oct. 25 near an apartment complex in Montgomery, Alabama, about 50 miles away from the convenience store. Male DNA was found in the vehicle, according to prosecutors.
Two people, Ibraheem Yazeed, 29, and Antwain “Squirmy” Fisher, 35, have been arrested in her disappearance.
Surveillance video from inside the convenience store showed both Yazeed and Blanchard inside at the same time, and a witness outside the store said he saw Yazeed force her into her car, according to an arrest affidavit.