Johnathan Quiles facing murder charges, suspect in pregnant Jacksonville teen's disappearance

The uncle of Iyana Sawyer was charged with first degree murder. The pregnant teen was last seen in December 2018.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — UPDATE 7/19/2019 - Johnathan Quiles, the sole suspect in the disappearance of Iyana Sawyer, a missing pregnant teen, appeared in court Friday morning for the first time after being indicted for murder.

UPDATE 7/18/2019 - The State Attorney's Office has charged Johnathan Quiles with two counts of first-degree murder and one count of sexual battery.

Quiles is the sole suspect in a case involving missing pregnant teen, Iyana Sawyer.

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Attorney John M. Phillips, the lawyer for Kimberly Mobley, the mother of Iyana Sawyer, and the Mobley/Sawyer family, released the following statement:

"The family and our office met with the State Attorney today and have been anxiously awaiting today's news. Johnathan Quiles has been indicted for the murder of Iyana Sawyer and her unborn child. It's been months of rumors and speculation, hoping she'd come home and then landfill searches and the worst days a family could ever live through. They still do not have the answers they seek because too many people associated with the case are talking about the case and justice starts with a conviction.
"We are communicating directly with the State Attorney's Office and Sheriff's Office about the case and appreciate their dedicated service, including searching through landfills. The family has no further comment at this time.
"Ms. Mobley asks for prayer, peace and privacy."

Oringinal Story - Wednesday, new documents were released related to the only named suspect in Iyana Sawyer's disappearance case, Johnathan Quiles.

Quiles is in jail on an unrelated sexual battery charge: a new report reveals disturbing details about a female accusing Quiles of sexual battery.

The report says she told police when the sexual relationship began, Quiles told her she could “not tell anyone that he was kissing her, or he would get in trouble.”

It’s not clear how old the victim is, since that information is redacted.

The report also says when the victim found out she was pregnant and told Quiles, he “punched her hard in the face. The victim stated the suspect gave her 10 brownish /green pills and told her to take them” because the pills would “cause her to have an abortion.”


Sawyer disappeared December 2018, when the 16-year-old was five months pregnant. She was last seen leaving Terry Parker High School.

Quiles is the only named suspect in her disappearance case - JSO says they continue to investigate Sawyer’s case as a missing person’s case.

Sources revealed in January that a landfill search off Otis Road was related to the teen's case.

Iyana has not been found.

First Coast Crime Stoppers says four tips have been called in for her case.

To submit a tip, click HERE.

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