Remains Positively Identified As Aniah Blanchard, Case Shifts To Homicide Investigation


Human remains found in Macon County are believed to be those of missing Alabama college student Aniah Blanchard.

Lee County District Attorney Brandon Hughes said, “I can confirm that human remains have been found in Macon County and we have good reason to believe they are that of Aniah Blanchard.”

A statement from Auburn police read:

During the course of the ongoing investigation into the disappearance of Aniah Blanchard, investigators obtained information regarding the possible location of a body.

On November 25, 2019, at approximately 10:45 a.m., Auburn Police, along with members of the Task Force, Lee County DA’s Office, U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force, ALEA and Montgomery County Sheriff Office, responded to a wooded area in the 38,000 block of County Road 2 in Shorter, Alabama.

After a brief search by Investigators they located what appeared to be human remains several feet into the woodline. A complete investigation is underway by ALEA and Auburn Police to determine the identity and how the victim came to be at that location. The examination will explore if the remains are those of Aniah Blanchard who went missing on October 24, 2019.

The case remains under investigation by the Auburn Police Division.

The human remains were found just days after a second suspect, Antwain “Squirmy” Fisher, was arrested and charged with first-degree kidnapping.

Related: Second Suspect Antwain ‘Squirmy’ Fisher Arrested In Disappearance Of Aniah Blanchard



Police believe he helped the primary suspect, Ibraheem Yazeed, who was captured on November 8 and charged with kidnapping.

Related: CAPTURED: Ibraheem Yazeed, Suspect In Aniah Blanchard Missing Person Case, Captured (Video)

This story is still developing…

I will update the post as more information becomes available.

Source: AL.com