Remains of 19-year-old Aniah Blanchard believed found

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Remains of 19-year-old Aniah Blanchard believed found

According to a report from CBS 42, police have found human remains they believe to be Blanchard. Police confirmed evidence gathered from the vehicle indicated Blanchard was the victim of foul play. Hughes did not elaborate on how Johnson allegedly hindered the prosecution and did not provide details on his arrest. A gag order was implemented on Yazeed's case.

"I can confirm that human remains have been found in Macon County on County Road 2 and we have good reason to believe they are that of Aniah Blanchard", Lee County District Attorney Brandon Hughes said.

Blanchard was last seen October 23 in Auburn. She was last seen on video surveillance at a convenience store not far from her home. Police later found her damaged auto - a black 2017 Honda CR-V - at an apartment complex in Montgomery, about 55 miles away. She is always in contact with her family, he says, so when her brother couldn't reach her the next day, the family called the police.

Ibraheem Yazeed, 29, was arrested on November 7 in Escambia County, Florida, and is charged with kidnapping in the first degree, a designation that includes the intent to inflict physical injury.

In an arrest warrant filed with the court Monday, police said Fisher helped Yazeed by disposing of evidence and driving him. Fisher will appear for a preliminary hearing December 18 at 9 a.m.

Auburn police arrested Fisher Friday night in Montgomery. Auburn police detective Josh Mixon testified at a hearing last week that Blanchard's blood was found in the vehicle and it appeared she had suffered a life-threatening injury.

According to a witness report noted on the arrest affidavit, Yazeed was seen forcing Blanchard into her auto. His criminal record stretched to 2011, when he was charged with robbery and attempted murder the year after.

A Lee County judge recently denied Yazeed a bond, despite his attorney claiming he was receiving death threats from other inmates.

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