Ibraheem Yazeed faces charges of kidnapping in Aniah Haley Blanchard case

Cheryl Sanders
November 8, 2019

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.

Blanchard is described as a light-complexioned black female, 5-feet-six-inches tall and weighing about 125 pounds, according to police. "Additionally, the individual in the video was observed leaving the area in what is described as a late 2000's model Lincoln Town Car, silver or grey in color".

Blanchard is a student at Southern Union State Community College. The overall reward is believed to be priced at $105,000 for information on Blanchard's disappearance.


Auburn Police Chief Paul Register said at a news conference on Thursday that police are seeking 30-year-old Montgomery native Ibraheem Yazeed on first-degree kidnapping charges, Alabama.com reports.

Yazeed is out on bond after being arrested earlier this year along with others on charges of attempted murder, kidnapping and first-degree robbery. Currently, the U.S. Marshal's Fugitive Taskforce along with other agencies assisting in this investigation are actively searching for Yazeed. He should be considered unsafe and potentially armed, they said.

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. She last talked to a friend just before midnight on the 23rd.


Blanchard was last seen in Auburn on October 23. The apartment complex is on Boardwalk Boulevard, which is not far off Atlanta Highway.

On Thursday, Oct. 31, authorities announced Blanchard is now considered to be a victim of foul play and said evidence found in her damaged vehicle, which was examined by the Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences, indicated she had been harmed. Police said the auto contained evidence that Blanchard had been harmed.

Aniah Blanchard, the stepdaughter of UFC heavyweight Walt Harris, was reported missing on October 24.


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