JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Ruben Ebron was brought to the State Attorney's Office Monday after remains police believe belong to Lonzie Barton were found on the Southside.
Jacksonville Sheriff Mike Williams announced Monday that officials believe remains found in the Bayard area belong to the toddler who was reported missing July 24, 2015.
Ebron, who faces charges in Lonzie's disappearance, led officers to the location at Snyder Street and Bayard Boulevard.
State Attorney Angela Corey was seen leaving the search area then returned Monday afternoon for the press conference.
Neighbors said police officers first began searching the area Sunday around 10 p.m.
Counselors and therapists went to see Lonna Lauramore Barton, Lonzie’s mother, at the Duval County Jail. She was seen crying, according to a woman who visited the jail Monday.
Lonzie's family members told Action News Jax remains were found at the scene, but a positive identification had not yet been made. They also said Lonna's attorney had been in touch with her mother.
Neighbors said they saw a medical examiner, and that the specific area was not searched in July.
Ebron waived his right to a speedy trial on Monday.
Officials said the delay came after developments in the case last week.
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