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Remains found believed to be body of Aniah Blanchard; 3rd suspect in custody

Aniah Haley Blanchard

Aniah Blanchard was last seen on Oct. 23.

Posted: Nov 25, 2019 1:32 PM
Updated: Nov 25, 2019 3:42 PM

Update: A third suspect has been arrested in the Aniah Blanchard case, WTVM reports.

The station says David Johnson, Jr. was arrested in Montgomery on the charge of hindering prosecution. Authorities believe Johnson drove Ibraheem Yazeed to Florida after Blanchard’s abduction. Yazeed was arrested on Nov. 8 in Escambia County, Florida.

Original story:

Human remains have been located that are believed to be the body of Aniah Blanchard, 19, who was last seen in Auburn in late October, according to WTVM, an ABC-affiliated station in Columbus, Georgia. 

WTVM reports Lee County District Attorney Brandon Hughes confirmed they have good reason to believe the remains found in Macon County are that of Blanchard.

The station reports Auburn police confirmed several agencies responded to a wooded area on County Road 2 in Shorter. They say the investigators found the remains several feet into the woodline.

WTVM reports two suspects, Ibraheem Yazeed and Antwon “Squirmy” Fisher, were arrested and charged in Blanchard's disappearance.

Stay with WAAY 31 on air and online for updates to this story.

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