Blood linked by DNA to Aniah Blanchard found in her vehicle
Blood linked by DNA to Aniah Blanchard was found in the missing teenager's vehicle.
A warrant affidavit for kidnapping suspect Ibraheem Yazeed said blood "indicative of someone suffering a life-threatening injury" was found by investigators on the passenger side of Blanchard's Honda CRV.
The warrant, filed Wednesday in Alabama, charged Yazeed with first-degree kidnapping.
The blood samples were analyzed by the Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences and positively matched them to Aniah Blanchard, according to the affidavit.
The document also said that video evidence from the convenience store on South College Street in Auburn indicates that both Yazeed and Blanchard were at the store at the same time.
A witness said they saw Yazeed forcing Blanchard into her vehicle against her will, then leaving with her inside the vehicle.
Blanchard's whereabouts are still currently unknown.
Yazeed was arrested early Friday morning in Escambia County, Florida by U.S. Marshalls.
He was quickly extradited to Alabama and booked into Lee County jail around 7:40 p.m. on Friday.