35-year-old Antwain Fisher is the second suspect arrested in the disappearance of Aniah Blanchard, stepdaughter of UFC heavyweight Walt Harris.
A second suspect has been apprehended in the case of Aniah Blanchard. The missing stepdaughter of UFC heavyweight Walt Harris, Blanchard vanished in late October. She has not been heard from in roughly a month. An initial suspect, Ibraheem Yazeed, was arrested earlier this month, and has been charged with kidnapping. On Saturday, a second suspect was taken into custody: 35-year-old Antwain Fisher, a.k.a. “Squirmy,” who has also been charged with kidnapping.
News 3 (WRBL) broke the news early Saturday, citing Lee Co. District Attorney Brandon Hughes. An online records search shows Fisher, of Montgomery, Alabama, was in the custody of the Lee County Sheriff’s Office.
Authorities have long suggested that more than one individual was responsible for Blanchard’s disappearance. No specific information was available Saturday, however, as to what led them to Fisher.
At a probable cause hearing for Ibraheem Yazeed earlier this month, police revealed that a witness had come forward, identifying Yazeed as the man he saw forcing Blanchard into her vehicle against her will. The witness did not come forward immediately after the abduction because his girlfriend had “told him it was none of his business and to stay out of it,” according to Auburn Police Investigator Josh Mixon.
A forensic examination of Blanchard’s vehicle showed she lost a life-threatening amount of blood at some point during or following the abduction.
Anyone with information regarding the case is encouraged to contact Crimestoppers via 334-215-STOP (7867) or 1-833-AL1-STOP. The Central Alabama CrimeStoppers page is also available for tips. Currently, a reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of person or persons responsible for Blanchard’s disappearance sits at $105,000.