Remains Believed to be Aniah Blanchard, Missing 19-Year-Old Stepdaughter of UFC Fighter, Found in Wooded Area in Alabama

Skeletal remains found in Alabama on Monday are believed to be those of Aniah Haley Blanchard, the teenage stepdaughter of UFC fighter Walt Harris. Blanchard was last seen outside a convenience story on Oct. 23.

The remains were found at approximately 10:45 a.m. in a wooded area in Mason County, near Shorter, Alabama, authorities said.

The district attorney in Lee County, Brandon Hughes, told NBC News that his office had “good reason to believe they are that” of Blanchard.

Blanchard, 19, a student at Southern Union College, was last seen in Auburn, Alabama. Her damaged car was recovered two days after her disappearance about 60 miles away in Montgomery, Alabama.

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SOURCE: NBC News, Janelle Griffith