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Walt Harris posts emotional reaction to loss of Aniah Blanchard — ‘Nothing makes sense and I’m so lost’

Aniah Blanchard, stepdaughter of Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) heavyweight contender Walt Harris, was kidnapped and murdered last month, only to have her body dumped in the woods in rural Alabama.

Three men have been arrested in connection with her disappearance, a family has been torn apart, and a community has been rocked. So many lives affected and for what? For absolutely nothing. Just another senseless killing.

Harris penned an emotional reaction on Instagram.

“This pain is unbearable… I know you want me to be strong but it’s so hard baby, it’s so hard. I’m gonna find a way, I promise you, I will. Right now nothing makes sense and I’m so lost. I just want you back. I hope I made you proud… I’m gonna keep going, daddy just needs time. I love you so much. Look after us like you always did. We need you now more than ever. My lil mighty mighty tiger is a angel now. I love you baby girl forever and ever!”

Read his full statement here.

The cause of death has not been released and the court has issued a media gag order until the preliminary hearing on Dec. 18. Ibraheem Yazeed, 30, is charged with kidnapping, while Antwon Fisher, 35, was arrested for providing transportation and disposing of evidence.

Earlier this week, David Johnson Jr. was charged with hindering prosecution and was released on bond; however, Yazeed and Fisher remain in custody based on their extensive criminal histories dating back several years.

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