UPDATE: Authorities confirm human remains are those of Aniah Blanchard

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MACON COUNTY, Ala. (WSFA) - Authorities say during a Wednesday press conference that human remains found in Macon County are Aniah Blanchard’s.

Monday, Lee County District Attorney Brandon Hughes said they have good reason to believe the remains located on County Road 2 near Highway 80 in Shorter are Blanchard’s. The area is less than four miles from Exit 22 on Interstate 85. Law enforcement found the remains several feet into the wood line.

By WSFA Staff | November 26, 2019 at 12:31 PM CST - Updated November 27 at 2:10 PM
MACON COUNTY, Ala. (WSFA) - Authorities say during a Wednesday press conference that human remains found in Macon County are Aniah Blanchard’s.

Monday, Lee County District Attorney Brandon Hughes said they have good reason to believe the remains located on County Road 2 near Highway 80 in Shorter are Blanchard’s. The area is less than four miles from Exit 22 on Interstate 85. Law enforcement found the remains several feet into the wood line.

Auburn police chief gives update on Aniah Blanchard case
Three people have been charged in connection with the kidnapping case: Ibraheem Yazeed is charged with first degree kidnapping, Antwon “Squirmy” Fisher is charged with “providing transportation to Yazeed and disposing of evidence.

David Johnson Jr., who was arrested Monday, is charged with hindering prosecution.