Mother of missing Florida girl arrested at hospital after apparent overdose


JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (WFLA) — The mother of the missing 5-year-old Jacksonville girl has been arrested at a Florida hospital after an apparent overdose attempt Tuesday, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office.

Jacksonville Sheriff Mike Williams named Brianna Williams, the mother of missing Taylor Williams, a person of interest in the child’s disappearance after she stopped cooperating with police last week.

During a press conference, Jacksonville PD says Williams will be arrested after she is released from the hospital. She is charged with child neglect and also giving false statements to authorities in the investigation.

In the press conference, authorities did not confirm if the remains found Tuesday belonged to Taylor, but that it “indicates” her.

While victim identification pends, the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office said efforts will now shift to secure and process the evidence at the scene, saying they “have a lot of work left to do.”


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April 24 2021 08:00 am

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