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Remains recovered in Alabama during search for missing 5-year-old Taylor Williams, identity not confirmed

Taylor Rose Williams
Posted at 1:22 PM, Nov 12, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-12 18:20:06-05

(WTXL) — Seven days after 5-year-old Taylor Williams was reported missing, a multi-agency investigative team confirmed on Tuesday that human remains were found in a wooded area between the cities of Linden and Demopolis, Alabama, according to First Coast News.

Demopolis Police Chief Rex Flowers said officials have not confirmed the identity of the body.

Taylor Williams was reported missing by her mother, Brianna Williams, last Wednesday around 7:20 a.m.

Upon investigating, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) issued an Amber Alert for her. Since then, the search for the girl expanded to Demopolis, Alabama, about two hours outside of Montgomery, where Brianna Williams is from.

Monday, Jacksonville Sheriff Mike Williams named Brianna Williams, a Petty Officer in the U.S. Navy, as a person of interest. The child's mother stopped cooperating with police last Wednesday.

The search involves multiple agencies, including the FBI, FDLE, the Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS), as well as the Alabama State Bureau of Investigation, the Marengo County Sheriff’s Office, the Demopolis Police Department and Demopolis Fire Department and Linden Police Department.