Remains found in woods confirmed to be missing 5-year-old
Human remains found in rural woods in Alabama have been identified as missing 5-year-old Taylor Williams, authorities said, who confirmed the remains through DNA analysis.
“This confirmation adds yet … another layer” to the “investigation that has been underway since Taylor was reported missing,” T.K. Waters, chief of investigations with the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office, said at a news conference on Monday.
The little girl’s cause of death has not been released, pending the active investigation, Waters said.
It’s also not clear how long the 5-year-old had been dead by the time she was found
Taylor, who lived in Jacksonville, Florida, was reported missing on Nov. 6 by her mother, Brianna Williams, sparking an Amber Alert and a massive search.
Williams said at the time that when she woke up that morning, she saw the back door was unlocked and Taylor was gone, court documents said.