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Mother of Taylor Williams arrested after remains of child found, victim identification pending

Posted at 5:48 PM, Nov 12, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-12 17:48:45-05

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Brianna Williams, the mother of missing 5-year-old Taylor Williams, was arrested Tuesday and faces charges of child neglect and giving false information to investigators.

Brianna Williams was arrested hours after the remains of a child were found between the cities of Linden and Demopolis, Alabama. Jacksonville Sheriff Mike Williams said there are indications the remains may be Taylor Williams, but the exact identification of the remains per forensic tests are pending.

The sheriff also confirmed during a Tuesday press conference that Briana Williams is in the hospital in serious condition after an apparent overdose.

On Monday, Brianna Williams was named as a person of interest after she stopped cooperating with police last week.