Blood Found in Aniah Blanchard's SUV Indicated 'Life-Threatening Injury': Report

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After authorities arrested 30-year-old Ibraheem Yazeed in the case of missing Alabama college student Aniah Blanchard, an affidavit has revealed that police found blood in her abandoned car that was “indicative of someone suffering a life-threatening injury."

DNA from the blood evidence matched that of Blanchard's. The report provided no other information on the purported circumstances surrounding the blood in the car.

Yazeed was arrested on a first-degree kidnapping charge last week after he was spotted on surveillance footage at the same Auburn gas station where Blanchard was last seen. Authorities say Yazeed was identified by a witness as “forcing Blanchard into [her] vehicle against her will and then leaving with her vehicle,” according to an affidavit obtained by the Pensacola News Journal

Blanchard disappeared on Oct. 23, and her family reported her missing the next day. That Friday, police found Blanchard’s SUV, which had been damaged. Police had said they suspected foul play was involved. 

Yazeed was out on bond at the time of his arrest Thursday night on separate charges of attempted murder, kidnapping, and first-degree robbery. He had not entered a plea in that case but his bond has been revoked due to the new charges, according to authorities.

Police said Yazeed fled from them before he was captured on Interstate 10 in Escambia, Florida. 

Yazeed's booking photo showed a swollen left eye. It is not clear if he has an attorney.


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