UFC heavyweight Walt Harris has released a statement following the death of his stepdaughter Aniah Blanchard.
Blanchard, 19, went missing on Oct. 23 and following a month-long search, her remains were discovered and later identified by the Auburn Police Department on Wednesday. Three suspects have been arrested in connection to the case.
See Harris’s tribute to Blanchard below:
My sweet baby girl… I just wanna thank you for helping me change my life for the better… For teaching me how to be a man and a better father! For being my biggest fan win, lose , or draw! For always knowing what to say to put a smile on my face and lift me up when I was down and wanted to give up. You light up my world I’m so many ways. This pain is unbearable… I know you want me to be strong but it so hard baby it so hard. I’m gonna find away 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!