• FLORIDA AMBER ALERT: Timeline of events in disappearance of Jacksonville girl Taylor Williams

    By: Action News Jax

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    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - More than 200 officers are searching for missing Jacksonville 5-year-old Taylor Williams.

    [AMBER ALERT LIVE UPDATES: 5-year-old Jacksonville girl now missing for over 24 hours]

    Here is the timeline of events in Taylor's disappearance:

    Wednesday 11/6/19, 12 a.m.: Taylor's mother Brianna S. Williams, a Petty Officer 1st Class at NAS Jacksonville, tells police that this is the last time she saw Taylor inside their Brentwood home on Ivy Street.

    Wednesday 11/6/19, 7 a.m.: Williams told police she woke up at this time and did not see Taylor inside the house. She also said the home's back door was open.

    [NEW: Photos of Taylor Williams, Jacksonville girl at center of statewide Amber Alert]

    Wednesday 11/6/19, 7:11 a.m.: Officer is dispatched to the Williams home on Ivy Street.

    Wednesday 11/6/19, 8:23 a.m.: Taylor is listed as a missing person after the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office contacts the National Crime Information Center. 

    Wednesday 11/6/19, 8:51 a.m.: JSO sends a notice to the media and to the public via social media that Taylor is missing.

    [Strangers, including man from Folkston, Georgia, help search for Taylor Williams]

    Wednesday 11/6/19, 8:51 a.m.: Florida Department of Law Enforcement issues a Florida Missing Child Alert for Taylor.

    Wednesday 11/6/19, 11:30 a.m.: The Missing Child Alert for Taylor is upgraded to a Florida Amber Alert.

    Wednesday, 11/6/19, 12:30 p.m.: JSO confirms it is also searching an apartment complex on the Southside -- Southside Villas -- where the family used to live. The Brentwood home and the apartment complex are 16 miles apart.

    [Photos: Massive search for Taylor Williams, missing 5-year-old Jacksonville girl]

    Wednesday, 11/6/19, 3:40 p.m.: Sky Action News Jax spotted JSO's Dive Team searching water near Southside Villas.

    Wednesday, 11/6/19, around 4:45 p.m.: A dumpster is escorted by JSO from the Southside Villas apartment complex to a tow yard on Philips Highway. The dumpster's contents are emptied on the ground.

    Wednesday, 11/6/19, 5:15 p.m.: JSO Chief Investigations T.K. Waters said the search for Taylor will continue into the night.

    Wednesday, 11/6/19, before 6 p.m.: A JSO truck with lights and a JSO crime scene van arrives at the tow yard on Philips Highway.

    Thursday, 11/7/19, 5:20 a.m.: JSO is keeping a close eye on the house where investigators say Taylor Williams was last seen by her mother more than 24 hours ago. 

    Thursday, 11/7/19, 7:12 a.m.: More investigators arrive at the command center to search for Taylor Williams. The command center is near the Brentwood home where Taylor's mom said she was last seen.

    Thursday, 11/7/19, 10:51 a.m.: Action News Jax's Ben Becker observes biohazard bags outside of Brianna Williams' apartment at Southside Villas.

    Thursday, 11/7/19, 11:40 a.m.: JSO's crime scene unit van showed up to the home on Ivy Street. Action News Jax crews observe investigators going in and out of the Brentwood home.

    Thursday, 11/7/19, 12:07 p.m.: The crime scene unit van leaves the Brentwood home. Action News Jax crews see an investigator with a camera go inside the house. He also took pictures of the front door. There are white sheets covering the windows.

    Thursday, 11/7/19, 2 p.m.: Three sources tell Action News Jax that it has been weeks since 5-year-old Taylor Williams was last seen.

    Thursday, 11/7/19, 3:08 p.m.: JSO announces Jacksonville Sheriff Mike Williams will hold a news conference about Taylor Williams at 4 p.m.

    Thursday, 11/7/19, 4 p.m.: Jacksonville Sheriff Mike Williams said Taylor's mother Brianna S. Williams is no longer being cooperative with the investigation. Sheriff Williams is asking anyone who has seen Taylor and Brianna Williams together in Jacksonville in the last six months to contact the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office at (904) 630-0500.

    Friday, 11/8/19: The search for missing Taylor entered its third day on Friday and so far, hundreds of officers and volunteers have come up empty-handed.

    Sunday, 11/10/19: The Demopolis Police Department said Sunday afternoon it is assisting the FBI and other out-of-state agencies in a search for a missing person around the Demopolis area. Demopolis is about 15 miles away from where Brianna previously lived. 

    Monday, 11/11/19: Jacksonville Sheriff Mike Williams said Monday that Brianna Williams is now a person of interest in her daughter's disappearance.

    Sheriff Williams asks anyone who has seen Taylor and her mother between Jacksonville and Alabama in the past few weeks to contact the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office at (904) 630-0500.

    The sheriff also asked anyone who has seen Brianna Williams' vehicle -- a 2017 black Honda Accord -- between Jacksonville and Alabama in the past 2 weeks to contact police.

    Tuesday, 11/12/19: The Demopolis Police Department said human remains were found during the search for Taylor Rose Williams. Forensic tests still need to be done to confirm the identity of the body.

    Taylor's mother, Brianna Williams, was taken to a hospital after being found unconscious at Naval Air Station Jacksonville because of an apparent overdose. 

    Wednesday, 11/13/19: 

    A warrant for Brianna Williams details what led to charges against her in the disappearance of her daughter, Taylor Rose Williams.

    She is facing two counts of child neglect.

    A neighbor who lived near Taylor and Brianna Williams told detectives he saw Taylor alone and wandering the apartment complex multiple times.

    The warrant says he first noticed Taylor alone on April 17, 2019.

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