TAYLOR WILLIAMS CASE: Sheriff's Office confirms remains found in Alabama are missing 5-year-old's

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Action News Jax reporter and anchor Bridgette Matter was at the conference. 

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The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office confirmed Monday that the remains found in Demopolis, Alabama, on Nov. 12 are those of missing 5-year-old, Taylor Williams.

Since the announcement, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement has canceled the Amber Alert for Taylor Williams.

"It's important to clarify that this confirmation adds yet to another layer of the vast scale of this investigation that has been underway since Taylor was reported missing on Nov. 6," said T.K. Waters, JSO chief of investigations.

Waters said investigators were thankful for the community's help in the search for Taylor.

Though the remains were confirmed to be Taylor's, Waters said he could not say Taylor's cause of death at this point due to the active investigation.


Waters also said that charges against Taylor's mother, Brianna Williams, have not yet been upgraded at this point. Brianna Williams is currently in the Duval County Jail on two child neglect charges and a charge of giving false information to law enforcement during an investigation.

Brianna Williams is also still not cooperating with the investigation, Waters said.

Action News Jax anchor and reporter Bridgette Matter asked Waters, "Can you tell us what led you to Alabama? Was there a GPS or a phone ping?"

Waters said, "That information, we're going to keep with us. It's a very intense, very long and very detailed investigation and those are some things that we'll keep with our investigation until we go through the process of court and everything else."


Jacksonville Sheriff's Office news conference

WATCH: Jacksonville Sheriff's Office news conference where it was announced that the remains in Alabama are that of Taylor Williams. WHAT WE KNOW: https://bit.ly/37y9mLj

Posted by Action News Jax on Monday, November 25, 2019

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