Mom not helping with search for 5-year-old girl

Elias Hubbard
November 8, 2019

Brianna Williams was the last person to see Taylor alive, police said.

Anyone having seen or who may know the whereabouts of Taylor is asked to contact the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office at 904-630-0500. But investigators said it's been weeks since she was last seen, and there are inconsistencies in the mother's story, CBS News correspondent Mireya Villarreal reports.

Brianna Williams reported last seeing her daughter at home around midnight on November 6, telling police she discovered her back door was unlocked when she woke up the next morning and then realized the child was gone.

The sheriff said Taylor's mother has stopped cooperating with police.

Searchers have knocked on 600 doors in Jacksonville looking for Taylor. We are not going to stop in our efforts to locate her and there is not one scenario or theory that we are not exploring. But the sheriff said investigators do not believe the 5-year-old walked away from the home.

As the sun rose Friday morning and the search extended beyond the typically crucial first 48 hours, police and volunteers continued their efforts to find Taylor.

Police also confirmed they were also searching the Southside Villas apartment complex on Southside Boulevard, where the family of Taylor lived before moving to Ivy Street.

"It is odd because I didn't even know she had a little girl", neighbor Moses Young said.

The sheriff said authorities are now asking that anyone who has seen Taylor in the last six months to come forward.

"We remain hopeful that we'll find Taylor".

"We need her to cooperate with his investigation to help us find her daughter", the sheriff said.

Brianna Williams is a Navy petty officer, according to CNN affiliate WJXT. Florida crime stoppers is offering a reward to anyone with information about where Taylor is.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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