What to Know
- Brianna Williams reported Taylor Rose Williams missing on Wednesday morning from their home in Jacksonville.
- Sheriff Mike Williams said Brianna Williams was initially cooperative but stopped cooperating.
The mother of a 5-year-old girl missing in north Florida is no longer cooperating with investigators, authorities said.
Brianna Williams reported Taylor Rose Williams missing on Wednesday morning from their home in Jacksonville. She said her daughter wasn't in her bedroom and the back door was unlocked.
On Thursday, Sheriff Mike Williams said Brianna Williams was initially cooperative but stopped cooperating when investigators started asking her about inconsistencies in her statement.
"At this point we just need her to cooperate with this investigation," the sheriff said. "Her daughter's missing, she was the last person to see her. We do not believe that her daughter walked away."
An Amber Alert was issued for the girl on Wednesday, and dozens of police officers, firefighters and people in the community have searched for the little girl. The sheriff said they've received hundreds of tips from the community.
"We remain hopeful that we'll find Taylor, we're not gonna stop in our efforts to find her," Sheriff Williams said.
He added that investigators are asking anyone who saw the mother with her daughter in the past six months to contact them, with a reward of up to $4,000 being offered in the case.