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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — An 81-year-old Alabama woman has been missing for more than a week and her family and friends are desperate to find her. 

Al.com reports family and friends have searched each day in the Woodlawn and Kingston communities of Birmingham, as well as surrounding areas, looking for Campbell, who was last seen June 15 asleep in her bed. Her family says she suffers form dementia.

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The death of an Alabama woman whose body was found in a shallow grave about two weeks after she disappeared has been ruled an accidental overdose.

The Jefferson County Coroner told news outlets Thursday that 29-year-old Paighton Houston died of morphine and methamphetamine toxicity. She was found dead earlier this month after going missing from a Birmingham bar in December. She had left the bar with two men and then texted a friend that she feared she was in trouble.

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Weeks after her disappearance, a convicted sex offender faces charges in the case of an Alabama woman left dead in a shallow grave in Hueytown.

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A $5,000 reward is now being offered in the case of an Alabama woman who's been missing for a week.

Crime Stoppers of Metro Alabama says it's offering the money for information about 29-year-old Paighton Lane Houston of Trussville.

Houston was last seen on Dec. 20 leaving the Tin Roof bar in Birmingham. Reports say she later sent a message to a friend saying she felt like she was in trouble.

She hasn't been in contact with her family since then, and calls to her cellphone are going straight to voicemail.

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AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama district attorney said Monday that authorities have “good reason” to believe human remains found in a wooded area belong to the missing stepdaughter of a UFC heavyweight fighter.

The remains were found on a county road in neighboring Macon County, Lee County District Attorney Brandon Hughes told The Associated Press.

“I can confirm that human remains have been found in Macon County on County Road 2 and we have good reason to believe they are that of Aniah Blanchard,” Hughes said.

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AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — A man charged in the disappearance of a missing Alabama college student is due in court for a hearing that could reveal some evidence about the case.

Court records show a Lee County judge has scheduled a preliminary hearing for next Wednesday for 29-year-old Ibraheem Yazeed. His lawyers requested the appearance.

The hearing could reveal some of the evidence authorities have gathered about the disappearance of 19-year-old Aniah Blanchard, the stepdaughter of UFC fighter Walt Harris.

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AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — A Texas-based nonprofit that works to find missing people across the country has called off its search for UFC heavyweight Walt Harris’ missing stepdaughter.

Destinie Duvall of Texas EquuSearch tells WRBL-TV the horse-mounted search group is heading home after using “every resource available” to search for 19-year-old Aniah Blanchard in Auburn, Alabama.

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Blood evidence in the car belonging to UFC heavyweight Walt Harris' missing stepdaughter shows she suffered "a life-threatening injury," police records show.

An Auburn, Alabama, police charging document released after the arrest of Ibraheem Yazeed on Friday says a state lab determined the evidence matched Aniah Blanchard, who was reported missing on Oct. 24, news outlets reported.

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A man wanted in the disappearance of UFC fighter Walt Harris' stepdaughter has been apprehended in Florida, but the whereabouts of the woman he's accused of abducting remained a mystery Friday.

Ibraheem Yazeed was arrested and booked into the Escambia County Jail early Friday. Jail records show he's being held as a fugitive after being charged in Alabama with first-degree kidnapping in the disappearance of 19-year-old Aniah Blanchard. She was last seen at a gas station in Auburn, Alabama, on Oct. 23.

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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 (90 kilometers) away in Montgomery. Police said the car contained evidence that Blanchard had been harmed.

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AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Authorities are searching for the stepdaughter of Ultimate Fighting Championship heavyweight Walt Harris after she was reported missing from Auburn, Alabama.

Nineteen-year-old Aniah Haley Blanchard was last seen Wednesday. Police on Monday released video showing her in a store that day.

Earlier, police announced the teen's abandoned and damaged car had been found at an apartment complex in Montgomery about 55 miles (90 kilometers) away. The vehicle wasn't damaged before Blanchard's disappearance.

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TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — A body believed to be that of a missing Alabama woman has been found at the bottom of a well, and two men have been charged in her death.

News outlets report Tuscaloosa County workers acting on a tip recovered a body tentatively identified as 20-year-old Marka "Willoe" Watkins in the well at a vacant house.

Tuscaloosa Violent Crimes Unit Capt. Kip Hart says 29-year-old Kendal Tyler Battles and 20-year-old Joseph Brandon Nevels are charged with murder and abuse of a corpse.