From The Trussville Tribune staff reports
AUBURN — Police said on Saturday that Aniah Haley Blanchard, 19, of Auburn, was still missing, but her vehicle had been found at an apartment complex in Montgomery. The SUV had sustained considerable damage.
Blanchard was reported missing to Auburn Police on Thursday, Oct. 24. She last communicated with a friend on Wednesday night, Oct. 23, just before midnight. She is described as a light-complexioned black female, 5 feet 6 inches tall, and weighs 125 lbs. with brown eyes and brown hair. She was last seen wearing a black dress and tan duck boots with black stockings.
According to a statement released by the Auburn police on Saturday, Blanchard’s vehicle was located at an apartment complex in the 6100 block of Boardwalk Boulevard in Montgomery.
Members of the Auburn Police Division, as well as the Montgomery Police Department, responded after receiving notification from a citizen.
“While the vehicle has been recovered, Blanchard has not been located,” police said. “The investigation continues regarding her disappearance.”
An inspection of the SUV revealed that damage had occurred from the time it was last seen on Wednesday, Oct. 23, just before midnight in Auburn and its recovery in Montgomery on Oct. 25.
Anyone having information regarding the whereabouts of the vehicle between Oct. 23 and 25, or witnessed an accident or other collision involving this vehicle, is urged to contact the Auburn Police Division Detective Section at 334-501-3140 or the anonymous tip line at 334-246-1391.