Nineteen-year-old Aniah Haley Blanchard, a student at Auburn University in Alabama and the stepdaughter of UFC fighter Walt Harris, disappeared on the night of October 23, 2019.

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Authorities in Florida have arrested 30-year-old Ibraheem Yazeed and charged him with first-degree kidnapping in Aniah’s disappearance. Out on bond for another alleged kidnapping at the time Aniah went missing, Yazeed was identified as a person of interest after video surveillance showed him inside the same convenience store where Aniah was last seen.

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Aniah’s vehicle was later found 50 miles away in Montgomery, Alabama. Reportedly, blood found inside the vehicle belongs to her.

“We’re trying to keep the hope that – even though we know she had an injury – that she is still alive,” says Aniah’s mother, Angela.

Anyone with information on the disappearance of Aniah Blanchard is urged to contact Crime Stoppers USA at 800-222-TIPS (8477) or call the Auburn, Alabama police department at 334-501-3100.

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