Human remains found in Alabama during search for missing Jacksonville girl


Taylor Rose Williams

DEMOPOLIS, Ala. (WIAT, CNN, WAVY) — An investigative team searching for a missing Jacksonville, Florida, girl found human remains near Demopolis, Alabama, local authorities confirmed Tuesday afternoon.

Multiple agencies, including FBI offices, participated in the search for 5-year-old Taylor Rose Williams. The remains have not yet been identified.

Taylor’s mother, Brianna Williams, reported her missing Wednesday, when a nationwide Amber Alert was issued. Brianna Williams is no longer cooperating with police, Jacksonville Sheriff Mike Williams said during a news conference Monday.

Brianna Williams, an Alabama native, is a U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class at NAS Jacksonville, according to the sheriff.

Brianna Williams also has ties to Norfolk, although authorities have not indicated her service in Hampton Roads is related to the current investigation. A military service record shows Brianna Williams she spent time in Norfolk from 2015 to 2018, where she served in the U.S. Navy.

Anyone who may have seen Taylor with her mother in the last six months is urged to call 911 or contact the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office at 904-630-0500. Brianna Williams drives a black 2017 Honda Accord with tinted windows and black rims.

Tips may also be directed to FDLE Missing Endangered Persons Information Clearinghouse at 1-888-356-4774.

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