UFC fighter Walt Harris posts Instagram ode to slain stepdaughter Aniah Blanchard

Aniah Blanchard/Auburn Police
Aniah Blanchard/Auburn Police

On Wednesday, authorities confirmed the worst for UFC fighter Walt Harris, announcing that human remains found in Alabama belonged to his 19-year-old stepdaughter Aniah Blanchard.

Blanchard had been missing since Oct. 23, when she was last seen at an Alabama convenience store.

Harris: ‘The pain is unbearable’

On Thursday, Harris published an Instagram post with a photo of himself and a young Blanchard thanking her for “helping me change my life for the better.”

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Three men were arrested in connection to Blanchard’s disappearance. Ibraheem Yazeed, 30, of Montgomery, Alabama was arrested earlier in November and charged with first-degree kidnapping. It is not clear if he’s facing additional charges since Blanchard’s body was found.

Yazeed was free on bond on charges of attempted murder, kidnapping and first-degree robbery when Blanchard disappeared.

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