JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (WCJB/AP/WJXT) — (UPDATE: 11/13/19 8:37AM):
Taylor Williams' mother is now scheduled to appear in court Wednesday at 1 p.m. UF Health officials say she is "no longer in (their) system."
Brianna Williams' hospitalization came soon after investigators announced Tuesday afternoon that human remains had been found during the search for her daughter, Taylor Rose Williams, in a wooded area in western Alabama. Sheriff Williams and Nelson said the remains are believed to be those of Taylor.
The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office is awaiting positive identification of the remains found on County Road 44 off Highway 28 in Marengo County, Alabama, until forensics tests are completed, according to the Demopolis Police Department. It's unknown how long that will take or how long it might take to determine a cause and manner of death.
(UPDATE: 11/12/19 5:59PM):
The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office has confirmed the remains found in a wooded area of Demopolis, Alabama are of a child and may be of missing 5-year-old Taylor Rose Williams.
Brianna Williams has been arrested on charges of child neglect and giving false information to investigators in the search for her daughter, Jacksonville Sheriff Mike Williams and State Attorney Melissa Nelson announced Tuesday.
Williams was absentee booked, as the sheriff confirmed that she was flown earlier in the day from Naval Air Station Jacksonville to UF Health hospital.
(UPDATE 11/12/19 4:01PM)
The mother of a 5-year-old girl reported missing from Jacksonville last week, who the sheriff on Monday named a person of interest in the child's disappearance, was flown Tuesday from Naval Air Station Jacksonville to UF Health hospital, two sources confirmed to News4Jax.
Brianna Williams was taken to the hospital in downtown Jacksonville for a medical emergency, sources said. News4Jax began to learn of Brianna Williams' hospitalization soon after investigators announced Tuesday afternoon that human remains had been found during the search for her daughter, Taylor Rose Williams, in a wooded area in western Alabama.
Authorities in Alabama say they have found human remains while searching in the woods for a missing 5-year-old Florida girl.
Demopolis, Alabama, police announced the discovery in a Facebook post Tuesday afternoon. Victim identification of the remains is pending.
Taylor Williams was reported missing from her Jacksonville, Florida, home last Wednesday.
Jacksonville Sheriff Mike Williams sheriff says Taylor’s mother, Brianna Williams, has not spoken with investigators since that day.
Dozens of Jacksonville firefighters and investigators are in Alabama searching for Taylor Rose Williams who hasn't been seen in at least two weeks.
Jacksonville Sheriff's Office deputies are now considering her mother Brianna Williams as a person of interest in her disappearance.
They are asking anyone who has seen the child recently to come forward, especially if they have seen Taylor with her mother Brianna Williams together between Jacksonville and Alabama.
Sheriff Mike Williams reached out to the public, saying, "A little different than last time specifically, again, we're asking who has seen Taylor and Brianna together, this time between Jacksonville and Alabama in the last two weeks. So if you've seen Taylor and Brianna Williams, the mother and child together between Jacksonville and Alabama in the last two weeks, we ask that you reach out to us."
Taylor was first reported missing November 6th.
Her mother is not in police custody.
Williams is a Navy petty officer and continues to live and work on the naval station in Jacksonville.
The Jacksonville Sheriff's office is now naming Taylor's mom, Brianna Williams as a person of interest. Williams has not cooperated with authorities since Wednesday, November 6, when Taylor was reported missing.
Deputies are asking anyone that saw Taylor and her mother between Jacksonville and Alabama in the past two weeks to contact the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office at (904)- 630-0500 or JSOCrimeTips@jaxsheriff.org. To remain anonymous and be eligible for a reward up to $4,000, contact First Coast Crime Stoppers at 1-866-845-TIPS.
Brianna Williams' vehicle is described as a black 2017 Honda Accord displaying Florida Tag QNBRI.
Updated: Nov. 6, 2019 6:09 p.m.
Authorities issued an Amber Alert for a 5-year-old Jacksonville girl Wednesday morning.
Taylor Williams was last seen on the 600th block of Ivy Street in the Brentwood neighborhood of Jacksonville.
Williams went missing from her bed and the back door to the home was found unlocked, authorities said.
Now, some neighbors like Misty Townsend have volunteered and helped search for the missing girl.
"Well, I got the alert and saw the helicopter flying around, so I felt like I should get up and at least take a look around to help out," Townsend said.
She was wearing purple and pink pajamas.
Taylor is 3-feet tall, weighs 50 pounds and has black hair and brown eyes.
Police officers said they are not ruling out any possibilities at this point. Officers said this means Taylor could have either left the home on her own or could have been abducted.
If you have any information on Williams' whereabouts, please call the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office at (904) 630-0500 or dial 9-1-1.