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Person sought in case of missing teen

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Police want the public’s help in identifying a man seen inside the Alabama convenience store where the stepdaughter of UFC heavyweight Walt Harris was last spotted.

News outlets report Auburn police released images of the man late Wednesday that showed him inside the store during the time that 19-year-old Aniah Blanchard was seen there Oct. 23.

She was reported missing the next day and her car was later found abandoned over 50 miles away in Montgomery. Police said the car contained evidence that Blanchard had been harmed.

Family turns in teen murder suspect

LUMBERTON, N.C. (AP) — A 13-year-old suspect in a double homicide who escaped custody has been returned to authorities.

News outlets report the teen’s mother, Nikki Jacobs, turned him over to U.S. Marshals in Lumberton on Wednesday night. The teen escaped from Juvenile Court around noon Tuesday.

WRAL-TV reports Jacobs says her son spent Tuesday and Wednesday at his grandmother’s old house, which is abandoned. He then found a bike and rode it to his uncle’s home.

The teen’s uncle, Wayne Lambert, says he allowed the boy to shower and eat before calling authorities.

The teen and a 19-year-old Derrick Deshawn Hunt are charged with two counts of first-degree murder in the killings of two brothers found dead inside a home last month.


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