It appears that the search for UFC heavyweight Walt Harris’s missing stepdaughter may have come to a tragic end.
Aniah Blanchard was last seen on Oct. 23 at a convenience store in Auburn, Alabama when a witnessed stated they saw a man force her into a car and drive away. That car was later found with what was described as an amount of blood that indicated a life-threatening injury.
The district attorney in Lee, Alabama revealed on Monday that human remains had been recovered in a wooded area in Macon County, Alabama, and that they had good reason to believe the remains were those of Aniah Blanchard, Harris’s stepdaughter.
“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,” Hughes said, according to the Associated Press.
Police have since arrested two men believed to have been involved in the kidnapping of Blanchard.
29-year-old Ibraheem Yazeed was identified and arrested as the man forcing Blanchard into her car and driving away. 35-year-old Antwain Shamar was also arrested on kidnapping charges in Blanchard’s disappearance.
“A complete investigation is under way by [the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency] and Auburn Police to determine the identity and how the victim came to be at that location. The examination will explore if the remains are those of Aniah Blanchard,” Auburn police said in a statement.