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Mother of missing 5-year-old from Jacksonville now person of interest, search expands to Alabama

Taylor Rose Williams
Posted at 1:57 PM, Nov 11, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-11 14:05:07-05

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The search for a missing 5-year-old girl from Jacksonville will extend from Florida to Alabama, where the girl's mother is originally from.

Jacksonville Sheriff Mike Williams announced on Monday that her mother, Brianna Williams, is a person of interest in the case now.

"She's not spoken to us since Wednesday," Mike Williams said during a news conference. "She was the last person to see Taylor."

Mike Williams said the search for Taylor Williams has expanded to Alabama where JSO has deployed troops "in the vicinity of Demopolis, Alabama." He said 38 units with the Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department are also assisting with the search.

The investigation into Taylor's disappearance began at 7:22 a.m. Nov. 6 at a home on Ivy Street where Brianna Williams told police she last saw her daughter in bed the night before. Hundreds of officers, along with K-9 teams and mounted units searched extensively for two days.

Mike Williams is now asking the public to call JSO at 904-630-0500 "if you've seen them together within the last two weeks between here and Alabama."