FL IYANA SAWYER: Missing from Jacksonville, FL - 19 Dec 2019 - Age 16

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Iyana Sawyer missing

Have You Seen Iyana? #JSO is asking for the community's assistance in locating her. She is 5'8" and 120 lbs. with shoulder length straight hair, wearing white "PINK" hoodie and blue jeans. Missing from the Arlington area. Call 904-630-0500 or email jsocrimetips@jaxsheriff.org.
 
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Indictment: Missing pregnant teen shot to death by uncle
Charges: Uncle accused of raping teen, killing her and unborn child

A missing pregnant Jacksonville teenager was shot to death in December by her uncle, who is believed to be the father of her baby, according to Duval County Court records.

Johnathan Quiles has been in jail since January on a felony sexual battery charge related to a different victim, who is also a relative.

Quiles, 34, was indicted last week on murder charges in the death of Iyana Sawyer and her unborn child. He was also indicted on a sexual battery charge.


Man accused of killing his pregnant niece confessed to his brother, according to police reports

The man accused of killing his missing pregnant niece confessed the crime to his brother, according to a police incident report.

First Coast News obtained thousands of photographs, hours of recordings and dozens of investigative documents just released by prosecutors that may be used as evidence at the trial of Johnathan Quiles.

Quiles is accused of the sexual battery and first-degree murder of his niece, 16-year-old high school sophomore Iyana Sawyer. The teen was last seen leaving Terry Parker High School in December of 2018 and is believed to be dead, though her body was never found.

Quiles, who police suspect fathered of the girl’s unborn baby, faces murder charges in the baby's death as well. He is also charged with the sexual battery of another female relative.

Quiles has pleaded not guilty.

In a series of supplemental police reports released late Friday, police say Quiles' brother called a Jacksonville Sheriff's Office tip line to tell police his brother confessed to killing Sawyer and detailed the events leading up to her death.

Quiles' brother, whose name is redacted, said that Quiles called him on Dec. 19 or Dec. 20 of 2018 and sounded "very frantic." He said he was rambling about how "the girl might be pregnant and he can't lose his family if she has the baby and that he had to get rid of the body." He then told him "I know what to do" and said he would call him back.

The report goes on to say, approximately one hour later, Quiles called again and said: "It's done, I can finally breathe easy."

 

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Police: Uncle held in niece’s murder gave her pills to cause miscarriage

A new batch of documents in the rape and murder case against a Jacksonville man suspected of impregnating and killing his teenage niece released Friday by the State Attorney’s Office indicates that three people claim he admitted killing her.

The latest round of documents, which include affidavits for warrants to search Quiles’ devices and social media accounts, was released as part of the discovery process in the court proceedings against Quiles.

According to the affidavits, Sawyer left school Dec. 19, 2018, and traveled to her uncle’s workplace, a salvage yard on North Main Street. The affidavits stated that Quiles called his brother, who lives in New York, and acknowledged he was hiding his niece at his place of work.

A short time later, police say Quiles called his brother again saying “the problem is handled."

Police suspect Sawyer, who had told relatives that Quiles was the father of her unborn child, was shot and killed and placed in a dumpster that was taken to the Otis Road Landfill. Investigators searched that landfill for weeks in the wake of the 16-year-old’s disappearance, but they never found her body. All they found there was a Terry Parker High library book and underwear that might have been Sawyer’s.

Also included in the latest discovery material was a letter found on Quiles’ computer that investigators believe Sawyer authored. In the letter, she told Quiles she loved him but admitted being jealous about the affection shown to her sister.

“You told me you and your brother would never do that to each other, but you’ll sleep with sisters, though,” the letter states.

In a separate report, police indicated that Sawyer told a family member that she and her sister had lost their virginity to Quiles and the pair had been vying for his attention.

In yet another report, the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office learned Sawyer’s sister was pregnant in 2017 and suggested that Quiles gave her pills to cause a miscarriage. In October 2018, Quiles bought herbal drugs online and gave them to Sawyer in hopes she would miscarry, the report stated.
 

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Police: Uncle held in niece’s murder gave her pills to cause miscarriage

A new batch of documents in the rape and murder case against a Jacksonville man suspected of impregnating and killing his teenage niece released Friday by the State Attorney’s Office indicates that three people claim he admitted killing her.

The latest round of documents, which include affidavits for warrants to search Quiles’ devices and social media accounts, was released as part of the discovery process in the court proceedings against Quiles.

According to the affidavits, Sawyer left school Dec. 19, 2018, and traveled to her uncle’s workplace, a salvage yard on North Main Street. The affidavits stated that Quiles called his brother, who lives in New York, and acknowledged he was hiding his niece at his place of work.

A short time later, police say Quiles called his brother again saying “the problem is handled."

Police suspect Sawyer, who had told relatives that Quiles was the father of her unborn child, was shot and killed and placed in a dumpster that was taken to the Otis Road Landfill. Investigators searched that landfill for weeks in the wake of the 16-year-old’s disappearance, but they never found her body. All they found there was a Terry Parker High library book and underwear that might have been Sawyer’s.

Also included in the latest discovery material was a letter found on Quiles’ computer that investigators believe Sawyer authored. In the letter, she told Quiles she loved him but admitted being jealous about the affection shown to her sister.

“You told me you and your brother would never do that to each other, but you’ll sleep with sisters, though,” the letter states.

In a separate report, police indicated that Sawyer told a family member that she and her sister had lost their virginity to Quiles and the pair had been vying for his attention.

In yet another report, the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office learned Sawyer’s sister was pregnant in 2017 and suggested that Quiles gave her pills to cause a miscarriage. In October 2018, Quiles bought herbal drugs online and gave them to Sawyer in hopes she would miscarry, the report stated.

Smh. Sometimes there just aren't words... So sad.
 

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Iyana Sawyer case: Man accused of killing pregnant teenager writes letter to judge

Johnathan Quiles, the sole suspect in the disappearance and murder of Iyana Sawyer, a pregnant teenager, who was last seen at Terry Parker High School in Dec. 2018, wrote a letter to the judge.

The letter to Judge Charbula does not focus on Sawyer, his niece, but on the judge. In the letter, Quiles thanked the judge for the kindness he has shown since January 8, 2019, the day he wrote his “life was turned upside down.” Quiles also discusses the coronavirus in the letter and sent the judge his blessings.


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Iyana Sawyer case: Man accused of killing pregnant teenager writes letter to judge

Johnathan Quiles, the sole suspect in the disappearance and murder of Iyana Sawyer, a pregnant teenager, who was last seen at Terry Parker High School in Dec. 2018, wrote a letter to the judge.

The letter to Judge Charbula does not focus on Sawyer, his niece, but on the judge. In the letter, Quiles thanked the judge for the kindness he has shown since January 8, 2019, the day he wrote his “life was turned upside down.” Quiles also discusses the coronavirus in the letter and sent the judge his blessings.


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He's kissing butt, or what?
 

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Defense for man accused of killing pregnant teen niece asks for time to review evidence

The man accused of killing his pregnant teenage niece will appear before a Duval County judge again in one month.

Johnathan Quiles' defense team said it needs more time to look at 35 disks of evidence provided by the state in the investigation into Iyana Sawyer's death in December 2018. In February, 911 calls were released reporting 17-year-old Iyana's disappearance, among hundreds of new documents and photos obtained by First Coast News in the case against Quiles.


Quiles has pleaded not guilty. His next pretrial hearing is scheduled for Sept. 30 at 9 a.m.
 

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Man charged in death of pregnant teenage niece fighting death penalty​

Back in 2019, Johnathan Quiles was accused and later indicted for sexual battery and the murder of his 16-year-old niece, Iyana Sawyer.

This week, court records show Quiles filed four motions fighting Florida’s death penalty. Those include motions to declare Florida’s death penalty unconstitutional, another that requests no execution by lethal injection, and another that asks the judge to clear him of the crime.
 

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Man charged in death of pregnant teenage niece fighting death penalty​

Back in 2019, Johnathan Quiles was accused and later indicted for sexual battery and the murder of his 16-year-old niece, Iyana Sawyer.

This week, court records show Quiles filed four motions fighting Florida’s death penalty. Those include motions to declare Florida’s death penalty unconstitutional, another that requests no execution by lethal injection, and another that asks the judge to clear him of the crime.
He might accomplish that task, IF he tells LE where to find Iyana!
 

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Family sues Jacksonville man charged in niece’s disappearance​

The family of Iyana Sawyer has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against her uncle, who’s charged in her murder and disappearance, News4Jax has learned.

Sawyer’s family’s lawsuit, which was filed in December, claims that Quiles shot the teen and then placed her body in a dumpster at his place of work, a Jacksonville auto salvage lot.

Quiles’ former employer and the salvage lot’s owner were named as co-defendants in the lawsuit, which alleges that they were responsible for spoiled, missing or destroyed evidence.

The lawsuit is seeking more than $30,000.

Prosecutors have informed Quiles that they intend to seek the death penalty if he’s convicted. Lawyers for Quiles, meanwhile, have filed a flurry of motions to block the death penalty.

A hearing on those motions is scheduled for May, though no trial date has been set.
 

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