Remains possibly belonging to missing college student Aniah Blanchard were found Monday morning in a heavily wooded area in rural Macon County.
The 19-year-old has been missing for more than a month.
According to the Auburn Police Division, investigators received information about the possible location of a body during the ongoing investigation into Blanchard’s disappearance. Monday morning, law enforcement searched in the 38000 block of County Road 2 in Shorter and found human remains several feet into the woodline.
Lee County District Attorney Brandon Hughes said they have good reason to believe the remains are Blanchard’s.
Macon County Sheriff Andre Brunson described the scene as a densely wooded area.
He said without the specific information he doesn’t think the remains would’ve been found.