October 28, 2019
UFC fighter Walt Harris is asking for the public’s help in finding his 19-year-old stepdaughter Aniah Haley Blanchard who has been missing for almost a week now in Alabama.
Harris took to Instagram on Thursday, October 24, with a collage of pictures featuring himself and Blanchard. "Please help find my baby, Aniah Blanchard. She is missing [in] Auburn," read the text across the image.
Harris also added a caption with a description of his stepdaughter’s vehicle and police contact:
"Please help!!!! Any info message me on here or call the Auburn police (334) 501-3140 Please!!! BOLO: Black 2017 Honda CRV Tag: 49BS356 My daughters name is Aniah! PLEASE SHARE THIS!!!!"
The Auburn police department reportedly located the vehicle after a resident reported it to the authorities, but it remains unclear what prompted the resident to do so.
Cops said the 2017 Honda CRV had sustained damage believed to have occurred between the time it was last seen in Auburn, Alabama, and Friday when it was found about 50 miles away in Montgomery.
The police department shared photos of Blanchard’s SUV to the public and again urged anyone with information that could help locate the owner to come forward.
"While the vehicle has been recovered, Blanchard has not been located. The investigation continues regarding her disappearance," a statement from the Auburn police department read, per GMA.
"Anyone having information regarding the whereabouts of the vehicle between the 23rd and the 25th or witnessed an accident or other collision involving this vehicle is urged to contact the Auburn Police Division Detective Section at 334-501-3140 or the anonymous tip line at 334-246-1391."
Blanchard, a student at Southern Union State Community College in Wadley, Alabama, reportedly last communicated with a friend just before midnight on Wednesday.
According to an official description, Blanchard is a light-complexioned female with brown eyes and brown hair. She is 5 feet 6 inches tall, weighs about 125 pounds, and was last seen wearing a black dress and tan duck boots with black stockings.