It’s a sad day for the MMA community as the body found by the Officials is, in fact, the daughter of Walt Harris, Aniah Blanchard.
Aniah went on missing last month after visiting a gas station at Auburn, Alabama. The cops found the body in a wooded area near Highway 80 in Macon County on Monday. Three suspects have been arrested already.
Auburn Police Department announced the heartbreaking news on Wednesday. The Governor of Alabama, Kay Ivey sends his prayers to the family of Walt Warriors with,
“I am heartbroken for the family of Aniah Blanchard. 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.”
Aniah Blanchard was last seen at the gas station in Auburn on October 23rd. A man at the convenience store where Blanchard was last seen later told the cops that he saw Ibraheem Yazeed(29) forced her into the car and drive away.
“She was my heart,” said Aniah Blanchard’s mom who was heartbroken on finding the news about her daughter.
UFC heavyweight, Walt Harris was devastated on finding out about her daughter and said:
“Just her laughter and her smile, that’s what I’m going to miss the most, Just her happiness because she made life better for all of us. She’s never gonna have my grandbabies that I wanted her to have or see her get married.”
Walt Harris blames himself for the unfortunate event that happened to her daughter and pleads other families out there to prepare their kids for the evil that’s in the world. Harris continued:
“Maybe not even anything I could have done, but I should have prepared her just a little bit better for things she might have come into contact with. It can happen to you, it can happen to your family. So from tonight on, go home make a plan, get some things together, talk to your kids so we can prevent this and start fighting back for this evil that’s in this world.”
“Law Enforcement has confirmed to us that it is Aniah that they found. I’m devastated to hear this news. I’m heartbroken for Walt and his family. Thank you, everyone, for the support including the local and state Alabama law enforcement, media, athletes, managers, and fans. My condolences go out to everyone that was touched by Aniah’s story and tried to help bring her home.”
Reportedly Walt Harris was scheduled to fight Alistair Overeem in the main event on the next ESPN card before this unfortunate event. Jairzinho Rozenstruik has replaced Harris in the main event to fight the former champion, Alistair Overeem.