Warrant Issued for Suspect in Kidnapping of Aniah Blanchard, Stepdaughter of UFC Heavyweight Walt Harris

Ibraheem Yazeed
Ibraheem Yazeed Photo: Auburn Police

Ibraheem Yazeed has been named in an arrest warrant for the kidnapping of Aniah Blanchard, stepdaughter of UFC heavyweight Walt Harris.

A warrant has been issued for the arrest of 30-year old Ibraheem Yazeed, who has now been named a suspect in the kidnapping of Aniah Blanchard. Initially named as a person of interest, the Auburn Police Division in Alabama has issued a warrant for Yazeed’s arrest on the charge of kidnapping in the first degree.

Shockingly, in a release Thursday, Auburn Police noted that “Yazeed is currently out on bond for the charges of kidnapping and attempted murder from another jurisdiction. He should be considered dangerous and potentially armed.”

Blanchard, stepdaughter of UFC heavyweight Walt Harris, went missing in late October. She was last heard from October 23, and reported missing the following day. The last known sighting of her took place at a gas station convenience store on the 23rd, with video footage being released by police. Her damaged vehicle was found abandoned several days later. An examination of the vehicle led authorities to suspect foul play.

In Thursday’s release, Auburn Police stated that:

The charge stems from the investigation of the disappearance of Aniah Haley Blanchard between Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019, and Thursday, Oct. 24, 2019. Further investigation and analysis of evidence has determined that Yazeed was at the same location Blanchard was last seen and is involved in taking Aniah against her will. Additional charges and/or arrests are anticipated. Anyone with information regarding his whereabouts or having information on this case 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.

Blanchard’s family, including her father, mother, and stepfather have been working tirelessly to raise awareness and ensure that she is located. Walt Harris recently withdrew from his headlining about with Alistair Overeem at UFC on ESPN 7.

Photos of the subject taken at the Chevron gas station where Blanchard was last seen, as well as a prior mug shot of Yazeed, were released by Auburn Police.

Photos: Auburn Police