Second arrest made in Aniah Blanchard case
UPDATE 12/17: The kidnapping charge against Fisher has been dropped after it was determined he was not present when the abduction took place.
UPDATE 11/25: The remains of Aniah Blanchard were found Monday morning in a wooded area in Macon County, Alabama.
A second man was arrested in connection with the disappearance of Alabama student Aniah Blanchard.
The Lee County District Attorney confirmed that on Friday night, 35-year-old Antwain “Squirmey” Fisher from Montgomery was arrested by Auburn Police and has been charged with kidnapping in the first degree.
Fisher was booked into the Lee County Detention Facility early Saturday morning.
The first suspect identified and arrested in the case was 30-year-old Ibraheem Yazeed, who was arrested on November 7th and charged with kidnapping in the first degree.
Blanchard, 19, was reported missing on Oct. 24 and was last seen at a convenience store in Auburn.
Foul play has been suspected in the case ever since investigators discovered Blanchard’s blood in her own SUV when it was recovered a few days after her disappearance. Her vehicle was recovered in Montgomery.
This is a developing story, and more information will be added to this page as it becomes available.
* Squirmey Fisher told his friends that he was working as a cook at IHOP. He attended Capitol Heights Junior High School.
UPDATE: It was revealed in Yazeed’s preliminary hearing that a man had driven Yazeed from Montgomery to Pensacola.
When Fisher was arrested Friday and charged with first-degree kidnapping, he was accused of “providing transportation to Yazeed, and disposing of evidence,” according to a charging affidavit.
Fisher is being held at the Lee County Jail without bond.