From The Trussville Tribune staff reports
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Authorities in Florida say they’re expanding the search of a missing 5-year-old girl to Alabama, and the girl’s mother is no longer cooperating with their investigation.
Jacksonville Sheriff Mike Williams said during a news conference Monday that officers have been deployed to Demopolis, Alabama, west of Montgomery.
Williams says Taylor Williams, who is not related to the sheriff, was reported missing from her Jacksonville home last Wednesday. The sheriff says Taylor’s mother, Brianna Williams, who is a petty officer first class at the Tactical Operations Center at Naval Air Station Jacksonville, has not spoken with investigators since that day.
Sheriff Williams is asking the public to contact his office if anyone has seen the mother and daughter between Alabama and Florida in the past two weeks.
Taylor is 3 feet tall, weighs 50 pounds and was last seen wearing purple and pink pajamas.
Authorities have also been searching for the girl in Georgia.
Sheriff Williams says they’re still hoping to find the girl alive.