U.S. Marshals arrest man wanted for Aniah Blanchard's disappearance

Ibraheem Yazeed

U.S. Marshals arrest man wanted in Florida for Aniah Blanchard's disappearance

Posted: Nov 8, 2019 4:52 AM
Updated: Nov 8, 2019 2:46 PM

Update: The Pensacola News Journal reports the warrant affidavit for Yazeed indicates blood from Blanchard was found on the passenger side of her vehicle. They say according to the document, when Blanchard's Honda CRV was recovered in Montgomery, "blood evidence was discovered in the passenger's compartment of the vehicle that was indicative of someone suffering a life-threatening injury."

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Original story:

According to our ABC affiliate, WEAR-TV in Florida, the man wanted in connection to the disappearance of an Alabama teen, Aniah Blanchard, was arrested in Escambia County, Florida.

U.S. Marshals in Montgomery called the U.S. Marshals in Florida after receiving a tip that 30-year-old Ibraheem Yazeed could be in Escambia County.

The Auburn Police Department identified Yazeed as a suspect and issued a first-degree kidnapping warrant Thursday. Right now, he's in the Escambia County Jail. Police say additional arrests are expected in this case.

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