Mother of missing girl charged with neglect

Taylor Williams was last seen near the 600 block of Ivy Street in Jacksonville. She was wearing purple and pink pajamas the last time someone saw her, FDLE says.

By: Associated Press
November 12, 2019

DEMOPOLIS, Ala. (AP) — Authorities say they've charged the mother of a missing five-year-old Florida girl with child neglect and giving false information to investigators.

Jacksonville Sheriff Mike Williams announced the charges against Brianna Williams during a news conference Tuesday evening. She has been absentee booked at a local hospital after being admitted because of an apparent overdose.

Taylor Rose Williams was reported missing from her Jacksonville, Florida, home last Wednesday.

Earlier Tuesday, police announced the discovery of human remains in a wooded area of Marengo County, Alabama, located about 100 miles west of Montgomery. Authorities are working to confirm the victim's identification.


By: Associated Press
November 12, 2019

DEMOPOLIS, Ala. (AP) — Police searching for a 5-year-old Florida girl who's been missing since last week say they've found human remains in rural Alabama.

A statement issued Tuesday by police in Demopolis, Alabama, says the team looking for Taylor Rose Williams found a body.

Police say the remains were located in a wooded area between two towns in Marengo County, located about 100 miles (160 kilometers) west of Montgomery.

The statement says authorities are working to confirm the victim's identification.

The child was reported missing from her Jacksonville, Florida, home last Wednesday. Jacksonville Sheriff Mike Williams sheriff says Taylor's mother, Brianna Williams, hasn't spoken with investigators since that day.

The police statement says authorities from Alabama and Florida assisted in the search.

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