Prosecutors say the uncle of Iyana Sawyer, a missing Jacksonville pregnant teen is considered a suspect in her disappearance.
#ANJaxBREAKING: Major development in the case of missing pregnant teen Iyana Sawyer. Prosecutors say the teen’s uncle impregnated the teen and now call him a suspect in her disappearance. @ActionNewsJax pic.twitter.com/mRyqYj6p2q— Christy Turner (@ChristyANJax) January 31, 2019
16-year-old Iyana Sawyer was last seen leaving Terry Parker High School in December, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office.
She was five months pregnant when she disappeared.
Sawyer's uncle, Johnathan Quiles, is suspected of impregnating her, prosecutors said in court Thursday morning.
The lawyer for the teen’s family says he is communicating directly with the sheriff and “the family is still praying and holding out hope Iyana is found alive.”
Multiple sources tell Action News Jax they believe the teen's body is in the landfill on Otis Road.
JSO said it is still treating her disappearance as a missing person's case.
For weeks, JSO has been sifting through a landfill on Otis Rd. Multiple sources say they believe the teen's body is in the landfill, based on a credible tip. However, JSO tells me it's still treating this as a missing person's case. pic.twitter.com/GEjyndnDDQ— Christy Turner (@ChristyANJax) January 31, 2019
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