UFC heavyweight hunter Walt Harris & Missing stepdaughter Aniah Haley Blanchard disappeared after texting her roommate that she was out with a man, according to lovers arguing for the safe return of the 19-year-old.
Blanchard was last heard on Wednesday evening in Auburn, Alabama. The black Honda CRV that drove them was found Saturday 50 miles away in Montgomery with significant damage to the passenger side.
The teen's best friend, Summer Whatley, spoke with Good Morning America on Monday morning when the search came in day five and said nothing was wrong the last time she spoke to Blanchard.
& # 39; This is completely out of her character, & # 39; Whatley said. & # 39; This is not just something she wanted to get up and run away.
& # 39; This is a very serious matter and something has happened. & # 39;
Blanchard, a Homewood resident, attending Southern Union State Community College in Wadley, reportedly reported her roommate Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. and told her she was out with a & # 39; young man & # 39; she had just met.
She did not disclose how or where she met him.
That would be the last time Blanchard was heard before she disappeared. Relatives reported her missing on Thursday morning.
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Anja Haley Blanchard & # 39; s best friend Summer Whatley (right) has made a desperate plea for the safe return of the 19-year-old five days after she went missing in Alabama
Blanchard, the stepdaughter of UFC heavyweight hunter Walt Harris, was last heard on Wednesday night in Auburn, when she contacted her roommate via Snapchat and said she was out with a & # 39; young man & # 39; she had just met
The black Honda CRV Blanchard drove 50 miles from Auburn in Montgomery on Saturday with significant passenger side damage
& # 39; This is completely beyond her character & # 39 ;, Blanchard & # 39; s girlfriend Summer Whatley (photo) told GMA on Monday. & # 39; This is not just something she wanted to get up and run away. & # 39; This is a very serious matter and something has happened & # 39;
The search effort is led by Blanchard & # 39; s stepfather Harris, who used his Instagram and Twitter accounts to ask people to contact him or call Alabama & # 39; s Auburn Police Department when they have information about her whereabouts.
& # 39; Please help find my baby Aniah Blanchard. She misses (in) Auburn, & Harris wrote in the title of an Instagram post with two photos of his stepdaughter.
& # 39; Please help !!!! No info message me here or call the Auburn police … SHARE THIS !!!! & # 39;
Blanchard's car was found Friday in an apartment complex in Montgomery, Alabama, after being reported to the police by a citizen at around 6.15 p.m. It is unclear what led the citizen to report the location of the car.
Police said the car had been damaged between the time it was last seen in Auburn and when it was found about 50 miles away in Montgomery.
Photos released by authorities show damage to the right front of the car, as well as what appears to be scrapes along the front door on the passenger side. The left side of the car appears undamaged.
The search effort is led by Blanchard & # 39; s stepfather Harris, who used his Instagram and Twitter accounts to ask people to contact him or to call the Alaburn & Auburn Police Department if they have information. about her whereabouts
Harris posted these photos of Blanchard on Facebook on Thursday and asked for help finding her
Blanchard & # 39; s black Honda CRV 2017 was reported to the police by a citizen on Friday evening
The Blanchard car is said to have been parked in this apartment complex in Montgomery
Blanchard's mother told Angela Haley-Harris WSFA that Blanchard and her brother had driven from Auburn to Northern Alabama to attend a funeral with Haley-Harris on Wednesday morning.
On the way home, Blanchard and her brother stopped at Homewood around 8:30 PM to see Harris before returning to Auburn.
Haley-Harris said that when Blanchard dropped her brother off at his house, she told him she might go out that night, but he told her not to do it because she was tired and had to go to work the next day.
Later that evening, Haley-Harris said that Blanchard's roommate talked to her through Snapchat and asked if she was on her way home. Blanchard apparently told her roommate that she was out with a man.
Haley-Harris said that the Blanchard debit card was used that evening at 11.20 a.m. in Auburn and that her cell phone & # 39; after 7:57 pm & # 39; darkened & # 39 ;.
Blanchard's parents, including her mother, Angela Haley-Harris (in gray) and stepfather Harris (right), argue for information about the teen's whereabouts on Instagram
The Blanchard debit card was last used Wednesday evening at 11:20 pm and it was said that her mobile phone was released after 11:57 pm that night & # 39; dark & # 39; had become
The police allegedly discovered where Blanchard's phone had last pinged a cell tower and searched the area.
Although the police said there were no signs of cheating because Blanchard went missing, Haley-Harris said it was different from her daughter not to get in touch with her parents or to return home.
She didn't show up for work on Thursday either.
Blanchard is described as a black woman with light skin color, who is 5 feet 6 inches tall and weighs around 125 pounds, with brown eyes and brown hair. She was last seen in a black dress and brown duck boots with black stockings.
Anyone with information about the disappearance of Blanchard or the collision that damaged her car is asked to call the police at 334-501-3140 or the anonymous tip line at 334-246-1391.
Harris has one video on Instagram Saturday, in which the family noted that they did not set up a GoFundMe page for donations, telling people who are interested in donating money to their search that they are not doing this via GoFundMe.
Instead, the family said it had created a PayPal account under the email address: FindAniahBlanchard@gmail.com.
Prior to her disappearance, Blanchard (left in orange) had driven her brother to a funeral in Northern Alabama and then stopped at her parents' house to see Harris (right) before going to Auburn
Harris (photo in May) and the family members of Blanchard went looking for the missing girl
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