Person sought in case of UFC fighter’s missing stepdaughter

Auburn police say this man is a person of interest in the disappearance of Aniah Haley Blanchard

Anyone with information regarding his whereabouts or having information on this case is asked to call the Auburn Police Division Detective Section at 334-501-3140, Central Alabama Crime Stoppers at 334-215-STOP, or the 24 hour non-emergency number at 334-501-3100.

News outlets report Auburn police released images of the man late Wednesday that showed him inside the store during the time that 19-year-old Aniah Blanchard was seen there October 23.

Investigators late Wednesday afternoon released images of a man wearing dark-colored trousers, dark-colored shoes and a camouflage-colored hooded jacket with "Vans" in white writing across the back. She was last seen wearing a black dress, tan duck boots, and black stockings.

News of Blanchard's disappearance becomes public after Harris pleads for help on Twitter and a href="https://twitter.com/thebigticket205/status/1187492203028856832?s=20 Initially, police do not suspect foul play". She last communicated with a friend late on the night of October 23.

"Further investigation and analysis of evidence has determined that Yazeed, was at the same location Blanchard was last seen and is involved in taking Aniah against her will", Auburn police said in a news release.

Blanchard was reported missing on October 24.

Authorities the following week released a small portion of a video showing Blanchard making a purchase at a convenience store located on South College Street that Wednesday night/Thursday morning just prior to her vehicle being observed traveling southbound on South College Street. The vehicle wasn't damaged before she went missing, authorities said.

The Auburn Police Division, Montgomery Police Department and nine other law enforcement agencies are working on the case and operating as a task force. The cities are about 50 miles apart. Ground searches have included multiple K-9 units.

Blanchard is a student at Southern Union State Community College. There is now a $30,000 reward for information on her disappearance.

Police in Alabama want to track down a man who was inside a convenience store where the stepdaughter of UFC heavyweight Walt Harris was last seen two weeks ago.

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