AUBURN, Ala. — Update: Thursday, Oct. 31
Auburn police announced Thursday they have reason to believe missing 19-year-old Aniah Blanchard has been harmed.
A post on the department’s website said:
“Evidence from within Aniah Blanchard’s vehicle, recovered in Montgomery, was examined by the Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences and has now determined that she was harmed and is considered to be a victim of foul play. The Auburn Police Division and Montgomery Police Department are still requesting assistance from the public regarding any information on the location of Aniah and her vehicle between Wednesday, October 23, 2019, and today.”
Auburn police, along with nine other agencies, are “diligently” investigating the disappearance of Blanchard.
Authorities ask for anyone with any information regarding Aniah’s whereabouts to call the Auburn Police Division Detective Section at 334-501-3140, the anonymous tip line at 334-246-1391 or the 24 hour non-emergency number at 334-501-3100.
You may be eligible for a reward.
Update: Wednesday, Oct. 30
Alabama Governor Kay Ivey announced a $5000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of people involved with the disappearance of missing 19-year-old Aniah Blanchard.
“We are following this case closely, and I am remaining engaged with law enforcement on the state and local levels. I am issuing this reward to help encourage those with information to come forward. We continue to pray for Aniah and her family as law enforcement officials work to bring her home,” Gov. Ivey said on Wednesday.
Walt Harris, UFC Heavyweight fighter and step-father of Aniah Blanchard, posted on his Instagram account regarding her disappearance:
Update: Sunday, Oct. 27
Watch the vigil here held at Trinity United Methodist Church for Homewood native Aniah Blanchard.
Update: Saturday, Oct. 26
Police have located the vehicle belonging to Aniah Blanchard, of Homewood.
The Auburn student who was reported missing earlier this week.
Auburn Police and Montgomery Police found the SUV at an apartment complex in Auburn after a tip from a citizen.
Auburn Police Chief Paul Register issued this video asking for the public’s help locating Blanchard.
Anyone with information regarding Blanchard’s whereabouts should call the Auburn Police Division Detective Section at 334-501-3140, the anonymous tip line at 334-246-1391 or the 24-hour non-emergency number at 334-501-3100.
The Auburn Police Division is asking for the public’s assistance in determining the whereabouts of 19-year-old Aniah Haley Blanchard. She was reported missing to Auburn Police on Oct. 24. She last communicated with a friend on Oct. 23, just before midnight.
An investigation into determining her whereabouts is underway. At this point, there is no evidence of foul play; however, the investigation will continue until her whereabouts are determined. Aniah is described as a light-complexioned black female, 5’-6”, 125 lbs., brown eyes and brown hair and was last seen wearing a black dress, tan duck boots with black stockings. She drives a 2017 Honda CR-V, black in color with Alabama tag #49BS356. The whereabouts of the vehicle are not known, as well.
Anyone with information regarding Aniah and/or her vehicle’s whereabouts is encouraged to call the Auburn Police Division Detective Section at 334-501-3140, the anonymous tip line at 334-246-1391 or the 24-hour non-emergency number at 334-501-3100.
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