Police have identified a suspect in the missing student case of Aniah Blanchard

Ibraheem Yazeed has been named as a person of interest in the disappearance of the Alabama college student who went missing two weeks ago. 

Surveillance video shows Yazeed was in the same convenience store Aniah was last seen in before she vanished. 

A manhunt is underway for Yazeed. Auburn Police Chief Paul Register says he should be “considered dangerous and potentially armed.”

Watch the news report below courtesy of ABC News.

Please join me in sending up prayers for Aniah Blanchard’s return and for her family during this trying time. 


Jessie Ford arrested
Jessie Ford | Montgomery County Detention Facility


According to Alabama State Bureau of Investigation Captain Joe Herman, the Macon County Sheriff’s Office received a report of an erratic driver and deputies responded. When they pulled over the vehicle, they found a man beaten and unconscious inside. He was taken to a Montgomery hospital with life threatening injuries.

Herman said two people were arrested, Jessie Ford and Ibraheem Yazeed. According to court documents, Ford and Yazeed, along with other suspects, beat the victim at gunpoint until he was “unconscious, unresponsive, severely injured and near death” at 1280 Eastern Blvd., which is the SureStay Hotel by Best Western Montgomery, and stole several items from him including a Rolex watch and a rifle.

The suspects are also accused of holding another victim against his will, beating him and stealing money from him.

Ford and Yazeed are each charged with attempted murder, two counts of first degree kidnapping and two counts of first degree robbery. They are booked in the Montgomery County Detention Facility on a $280,000 bond, each.