Auburn police have identified a suspect in the case of missing 19-year-old Aniah Blanchard, who was last seen Oct. 23.

An arrest warrant was issued on Thursday, Nov. 7, for Ibraheem Yazeed, 30, from Montgomery, Alabama, according to ABC 33/40. He faces a charge of kidnapping in the first-degree.

Auburn police announced the U.S. Marshal’s Fugitive Task Force, along with other agencies, is actively searching for Yazeed.

Yazeed was out on bond from kidnapping and attempted murder charges in another jurisdiction. In that case, he and a group of men were accused of kidnapping a man and beating him. A judge revoked that bond Thursday, according to The Associated Press. He should be considered dangerous and potentially armed.

The suspect was also charged with the attempted murder in 2012 and again in March in two unrelated cases — but both are pending action by grand juries in Montgomery County, ABC 33/40 reported.

The community college student, who was the stepdaughter of UFC heavyweight star Walt Harris, was last seen in Auburn, Alabama. Her damaged car was later found at an apartment complex about 55 miles away in Montgomery.

Police said evidence found in the car indicates Blanchard was harmed and is considered the victim of foul play. Further investigation and analysis of evidence show Yazeed was at the same location Blanchard was last seen and is involved in taking Aniah against her will.

Anyone with information about this individual is asked 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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