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Suspect in case of missing Aniah Blanchard arrested in Florida

Updated: Nov. 7, 2019 at 3:13 PM EST
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AUBURN, Ala. (WTVM) - The man wanted in the disappearance of 19-year-old Aniah Blanchard has been arrested in Florida.

30-year-old Ibraheem Yazeed was taken into custody in Escambia County, Florida at approximately 2:32 a.m.

Yazeed is currently being charged as an out of state fugitive. He is set to appear in a circuit court at 8:30 a.m. on Dec. 5.

Blanchard went missing Wednesday, October 23.

Yazeed is currently out on bond for charges of kidnapping and attempted murder stemming from a February 2019 incident in Montgomery that left a man beaten and near death.

Police said they anticipate more charges and arrests in the case.

An investigation found that Yazeed was at the same location that Blanchard was last seen and was involved in taking Blanchard against her will.

Anyone with information on Blanchard’s whereabouts 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.

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