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Sheriff: 5-year-old girl's mother has stopped cooperating with authorities

Posted: 4:19 PM, Nov 07, 2019
Updated: 2019-11-07 17:15:12-05

(WTXL) — Authorities are trying to find out whether 5-year-old Taylor Rose Williams has been missing for longer than previously reported by her mother.

The Jacksonville Sheriff's office says that Taylor's mother Brianna was the last person who saw the child and now, she is no longer cooperating with officers after a two-day search involving hundreds of people.

"We were talking to her about some inconsistencies in her statement and that's why she chose to stop cooperating with us," Sheriff Mike Williams said. "Brianna Williams (mother) was the last person to see Taylor and we need for her to cooperate with us in this investigation... there's not one scenario or theory that we're not exploring and every possibility is being looked at."

Taylor Williams was last seen in her home in the 600 block of Ivy Street early Wednesday morning wearing a purple shirt, pink pajama pants and no shoes. Her mother, Brianna Williams, told police she woke up to find her back door open and when she went to check on Taylor Williams, her daughter was nowhere to be found.

Several news outlets have reported sources telling them that Taylor has been missing for months and not days, however authorities did not confirm that information.

She was last seen around midnight Wednesday morning and later reported missing around 7:20 a.m. Police say that Taylor is 3-feet-tall, weighs 50 pounds and has brown eyes and brown hair.

Deputies are asking anyone who was seen Brianna Williams with Taylor Williams in Jacksonville in the past six months to call them at 904-630-0500 or email JSOCrimeTips@jaxsheriff.org.