Vigil, prayer service to be held Monday as search for Blanchard continues

Vigil, prayer service to be held Monday as search for Blanchard continues
A vigil will be held in Montgomery Monday evening for the missing Aniah Blanchard. (Source: Blanchard family)

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - As the search for Aniah Blanchard continues, a vigil in Montgomery and a prayer service in Auburn are set to take place Monday night.

The vigil has been planned to take place at the Open Door Christian Faith Workshop Center at 2450 President’s Drive. A flyer shared by the family describes the event as “A night of prayer for missing college student Aniah Blanchard and all missing children."

A prayer service will also take place in Auburn at the United Methodist Church at the corner of Gay Street and Magnolia Avenue. The prayer service will take place at 6:22 p.m.

The public has been invited to attend both events.

Blanchard was last seen on Oct. 23 at an Auburn convenience store on South College Street. Her car was found two days later at a Montgomery apartment complex with damage to its passenger side.

On Thursday, police said evidence found inside the vehicle indicated she had been harmed.

A total of $105,000 from multiple sources has been pledged toward the effort to find her. All rewards offered in this case are for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person/s responsible for Aniah’s disappearance.

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