Authorities have confirmed that human remains found in Macon County on Monday are that of Aniah Blanchard.
In a press release Wednesday, Auburn Police announced the Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences positively identified the remains. The case will move forward as a homicide investigation, and additional charges are forthcoming.
“I am heartbroken for the family of Aniah Blanchard,” said Governor Ivey. “Like Alabamians across our state, I was praying for a much different outcome. I will be keeping them in my prayers and ask the people of Alabama to continue to do so as well. During this holiday season, it is easy to get distracted in the hustle and bustle, but I urge us all to remember those that are hurting. I appreciate the diligence of the Auburn Police Division, the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency and the many volunteers who were searching for Aniah. She is indeed loved and will be remembered by us all.”
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