Taylor Williams, 5.

Missing 5-year-old: Jacksonville sheriff says mother not cooperating

Duvall County Sheriff Mike Williams said during a news conference that the mother of missing 5-year-old Taylor Rose Williams has stopped cooperating with deputies.

The mother, Brianna Williams, has not been arrested, but when asked if she’s a person of interest, Sheriff Williams said, “nothing is off the table.”

Williams says police and deputies knocked on more than 600 doors in 30 hours to gather information.

The sheriff also acknowledged they have heard rumors that Taylor may not have been seen for weeks or even months, but said they haven’t confirmed that information yet.

They are still asking for more information, especially if anyone has seen Taylor with her mother in the Jacksonville area in the last six months

Watch the press conference below.


Florida Crime Stoppers is offering a reward of up to $3,000 to anyone with information about the whereabouts of a missing 5-year-old girl.

Police in Jacksonville say Taylor Rose Williams was discovered missing from her bedroom early Wednesday.

First Coast News reports the girl was last seen around midnight, but she was not in her room when her mother Brianna Williams checked on her around 7:20 a.m. Wednesday. She also found the back door was unlocked.

More than 100 police officers, firefighters and people in the community have searched for the little girl.

The television station reports Williams isn’t considered a person of interest and her father lives out of state. Authorities say her family is cooperating in the investigation.

An Amber Alert was issued on Wednesday.

Author: Associated Press
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