MACON COUNTY, Ala. — Human remains believed to be those of an Alabama college student who has been missing for more than a month were found in Macon County, authorities said Monday.
Aniah Haley Blanchard, 19, was last seen Oct. 23. According to the Auburn Police Division, investigators received information about the possible location of a body Monday, WSFA reported.
The remains were located several feet into the wood line, Auburn police told WBRC.
“I can confirm that human remains have been found in Macon County and we have good reason to believe they are that of Aniah Blanchard, " Lee County District Attorney Brandon Hughes told reporters.
In a statement, Auburn police said its department "obtained information regarding the possible location of a body."
Macon County Coroner Hal Bentley told AL.com his office had not been informed about the discovery of the remains. Macon County Sheriff Andre Brunson said he is unable to comment because of a gag order in the kidnapping case, the website reported.
Several days after her disappearance, Blanchard's vehicle was found in Montgomery with blood inside, "enough to be consistent with a life-threatening injury" several days after her disappearance, police said.
Two men have been arrested and charged in Blanchard's disappearance. Ibraheem Yazeed was arrested Nov. 7 in Escambia County, Florida, and Antwain "Squirmy" Fisher, 36, of Montgomery, was arrested Nov. 22 in Lee County.
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