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Human remains found in hunt for missing Alabama teen, Aniah Blanchard, are confirmed as UFC fighter’s stepdaughter, last seen in October – Three men charged

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[Aniah], Blanchard´s disappearance is now a homicide investigation and additional charges will be filed, Auburn police announced Wednesday
Police announcement came after human remains found in hunt Aniah Blanchard was confirmed as the missing daughter of UFC fighter Walt Harris
Authorities confirmed the remains found in a wooded area near County Road 2 in Macon County, Alabama, on Monday 
Blanchard, 19, the stepdaughter of UFC fighter Walt Harris, went missing on October 23 after she was seen in a QV gas station convenience store
Witness later said he saw a man, identified as Ibraheem Yazeed, force her into her SUV and drive off
Three men – Ibraheem Yazeed, Antwain Fisher, and David Johnson Jr – have been arrested and charged in connection to the case                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      The men were initially charged with kidnapping and tampering with evidence, but those charges likely will be expanded to include homicide
The Auburn Police Department said the Department of Forensic Sciences confirmed the remains belong to Aniah Blanchard, 19. She was the stepdaughter of UFC fighter Walt Harris.
Authorities found the remains a few feet inside a wooded area adjacent to County Road 2 near Highway 80 in Shorter, Alabama, WSFA-TV reported.
Police said they were making the announcement with ‘heavy hearts’ as the month-long search came to a close.
‘[Aniah], Blanchard´s disappearance is now a homicide investigation and additional charges will be filed,’ police said.
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Ibraheem Yazeed was the first suspect arrested and charged with kidnapping in connection to Aniah Blanchard’s disappearance. Her disappearance is now a homicide investigation and additional charges will be filed, police said

‘I am heartbroken for the family of Aniah Blanchard,’ Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey said in a statement.
‘Like Alabamians across our state, I was praying for a much different outcome. I will be keeping them in my prayers and ask the people of Alabama to continue to do so as well.
Blanchard was last seen on October 23 in Auburn, Alabama, at a Chevron gas station.
Her black Honda CRV was found abandoned days later more than 50 miles away at an apartment complex in Montgomery.
Police said her blood was found in the car.
Police announced Monday that human remains were found in a wooded area in neighboring Macon County.
They said that investigative leads led them to search that location.
The second suspect Antwain Shamar Fisher,was arrested on Friday in connection with the disappearance of 19-year-old Aniah Blanchard in Alabama,
Authorities in Lee County, Alabama announced that Antwain Shamar Fisher, 35, of Montgomery, has been charged with first-degree kidnapping in the disappearance last month of the Alabama college student.
He was booked Saturday morning into the Lee County Jail, where he’s being held without bond, those charges likely will be now be upgraded to include homicide with the confirmation that the remains belong to Blanchard.

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