LEE COUNTY, Ala. (WIAT) — Update (10/31)): Evidence from Aniah Blanchard’s car has led forensic investigators to determine she was harmed and is considered a victim of foul play. An anonymous citizen has contributed a $5,000 reward for information leading to an arrest.
Gov. Kay Ivey, in a social media post and press release, announced the offering of a $5,000 award for information leading to the arrest and conviction of perpetrators involved in the disappearance of Aniah Blanchard.
Gov. Ivey states, “We are following this case closely, and I am remaining engaged with law enforcement on the state and local levels. I am issuing this reward to help encourage those with information to come forward. We continue to pray for Aniah and her family as law enforcement officials work to bring her home.”
Read the State of Alabama Procolation by the Governor below
UFC President Dana White also took to social media to offer a $25,000 reward to anyone who can help in finding Aniah.
Aniah Blanchard is the stepdaughter of UFC pro Walt Harris.
Lee County District Attorney Brandon Hughes in a press conference Wednesday said that while they do not have major evidence of foul play, authorities are investigating the situation as a foul play incident.
“That’s just the practical way to approach it to make sure it gets the attention it gets,” Hughes said.
Hughes also said that authorities do not believe Aniah would go missing on her own volition.
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