TAYLOR ROSE WILLIAMS: Florida v Brianna Williams for child neglect & providing false information to police

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Authorities in Jacksonville, Florida issued amber alert and sent additional 100 or more cops, firemen and others without hesitation to look from the air, ground and water Wednesday in two town for a missing 5-year-old Taylor Rose Williams.

However, as of Wednesday evening, all effort to locate the missing girl from her Brentwood home on Ivy Street since 12 PM, turned up nothing. The pursuit extended to a Southside high rise where she lived before her family’s relocation to another home.

Taylor was not in her room when her mom, Brianna Williams checked on her at about 7:20 a.m., Tuesday police said. It was however reported that the mother found out the back door of their house was unlocked.

Williams, the mother of the missing child is an official at Naval Station Jacksonville FL.

 

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On Monday, Nov. 25, the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office held a news conference where it confirmed the child remains found between Linden, Alabama and Demopolis, Alabama on Nov. 12 were Taylor's.

About a week after Taylor Williams was reported missing, mother Brianna Williams was arrested and charged with child neglect and giving false information to investigators on Nov. 12.

 

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This case is so weird. A lot of that is because Brianna Williams seemed so "together" at first glance. Until it started unraveling.



'How could a person so sweet, kind ... end up in some trouble like this?' Relative says Brianna Williams is innocent

Brianna Williams is the mother of 5-year-old Taylor Rose Williams, who was found dead in an Alabama forest six days after her mother reported her missing. Williams hasn't been charged in the girl's death, but she's in jail charged with child neglect and lying to investigators. She pleaded not guilty to those charges in January at her first appearance.


Williams' relative, Harold Rogers, said he doesn't believe Williams belongs in jail. He said he used to live with Brianna for a few months while his sister helped raise her. His sister is Brianna's great-aunt. Rogers said he agrees with Williams' plea, saying she isn't guilty.

"Brianna, as far as I’m concerned, is a beautiful person and lovely person," Rogers said. "I still trust her even though this stuff happened. It might sound crazy, but I respond to how people treat me and I go by my own mind. I don’t care what I read or what I heard or whatever that’s just the way I am."

Tuesday, Williams faced a judge for a pretrial hearing. It was pushed until next month for her public defender to have more time to go over potential evidence against her. Some of that evidence includes thousands of photographs and surveillance video, Uber records, Match.com profiles and her Amazon order history.

Rogers said he hopes to come from Virginia to Williams' next court date, the pretrial hearing that was moved to March 3. Williams sits in jail facing a $1 million bond.
 

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Taylor Williams case: List of evidence released in case against Brianna Williams
A list of discovery items is shedding light on the evidence the state is gathering in the case against Brianna Williams.

Brianna Williams is in the Duval County jail on child neglect and lying to police charges connected to the disappearance of her 5-year-old daughter Taylor Rose Williams.

Brianna Williams, a Jacksonville Navy sailor, called police in November 2019, saying Taylor was missing from their Brentwood home.

She said she put Taylor to sleep then found her bed empty and the back door unlocked the next morning.

After an Amber Alert and massive search, investigators found Taylor’s body in a wooded area near Brianna Williams’ hometown of Demopolis, Alabama.

Williams has pleaded not guilty to the charges against her.

The discovery list filed by the state details several key pieces of evidence in the case against Brianna Williams.


Below is a list of some of the items detailed in the report:
  • 911 call made by Brianna Williams
  • Recorded interviews with Brianna Williams on Nov. 6 and Nov. 21
  • Several cellphones, including a Samsung Note Plus and iPhone 6S Plus signed by Brianna Williams on Nov. 6
  • Consent to search electronic devices at Vowell Grocery Store on Nov. 13
  • Uber and Lyft records
  • A Match.com profile for Brianna Shontae Williams
  • Apple iCloud and Google data
  • Location data for Verizon records from April 29, 2019 to November 6, 2019
  • Location data for AT&T records from May 1, 2019 to November 6, 2019
  • Location data for T-Mobile records from May 1, 2019 to November 6, 2019
  • GPS data for a black Honda Accord
  • Search warrants for two addresses on Williams Street in Linden, Alabama
  • Search warrants for wooded areas in Marengo County, Alabama
  • JSO reports in connection with Brianna Williams’ arrest
  • Evidence technician reports
  • Alabama autopsy photographs
  • Photos shown during a Nov. 14 interview
  • 169 videos of body worn camera footage
  • Surveillance video from Alabama captured at Vowell’s Grocery Store, Chevron, Texaco, Parr’s Car Wash, Vowell’s Fresh Market, Texaco, Chevron, Vowell’s Grocery Store, an apartment complex, Beauty Depo Demopolis, Circle K, Shell, Stevens Tire
  • Surveillance video from Georgia captured at Shell, QT
  • Surveillance video from Florida captured at Navy Federal, Scrubbles Car Wash, Ron Sholes Firm, NAS Jax Gate, Walmart, Bonos, Navy Exchange, Publix, Goodwill, Circle K in Tallahassee, Tom Thumb Bonifray, TSU Springfield Downloads
  • Cellphone records and location data for Brianna Williams and two other people
  • Navy Medical Records encompassing birth to 2019
  • Kinder Garden attendance
  • Navy Child and Youth Programs registration
  • Brianna Williams’ NAS work schedule, leave request form and NAS access card records
  • Lease information and screenshots of text messages with landlord
  • Craigslist ads posted by Brianna Williams
  • Amazon and Fandango subscription records
  • A receipt from Tuscaloosa, Alabama dated Oct. 31, 2019 and another receipt dated Nov. 3, 2019 in Tallahassee
 

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Brianna Williams, mother of Jacksonville 5-year-old found dead in Alabama, facing new charges

Brianna Williams, the mother of Taylor Williams, a Jacksonville 5-year-old whose remains were found in Alabama, is facing new charges.

In addition to her current charges of child neglect and lying to police, according to court documents, Williams is also facing charges of aggravated child abuse and evidence tampering. Williams remains in the Duval County jail.
 

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Mom, 27, 'tortured and caged her five-year-old daughter before her body was found buried near a landfill site'

The mother of a five-year-old girl found dead and buried near a landfill site late last year has been charged with the aggravated abuse of her young daughter.

Brianna Williams, 27, was slapped with the new charge in Duval County, Florida on Monday, which alleges that she 'willfully tortured, maliciously punished, or caged' a child.

She has not been charged with murder.


In addition to the new aggravated child abuse charge, Williams has also been charged with 'destroying or removing evidence'.

The State Attorney's Office claims the mom 'transported human remains' and 'purposely impaired an investigation', Alabama.com reports.

She remains behind bars on a $1.1 million bond following the new charges.
 

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Mom, 27, 'tortured and caged her five-year-old daughter before her body was found buried near a landfill site'

The mother of a five-year-old girl found dead and buried near a landfill site late last year has been charged with the aggravated abuse of her young daughter.

Brianna Williams, 27, was slapped with the new charge in Duval County, Florida on Monday, which alleges that she 'willfully tortured, maliciously punished, or caged' a child.

She has not been charged with murder.


In addition to the new aggravated child abuse charge, Williams has also been charged with 'destroying or removing evidence'.

The State Attorney's Office claims the mom 'transported human remains' and 'purposely impaired an investigation', Alabama.com reports.

She remains behind bars on a $1.1 million bond following the new charges.

To date, she has not been charged with murder is that right? I can't understand why. Now tortured and/or caged? Evil.
 

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Florida mom pleads not guilty to abuse after 5-year-old found dead last year

Brianna Williams, 27, plead not guilty Tuesday to child abuse and other charges months after her 5-year-old daughter Taylor Rose Williams was found dead.

She was charged with child neglect, aggravated child abuse, providing false information to police and tampering with evidence. She has not been charged with murder.

The cause of death for Taylor is still unknown.
 

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Forensic report released last week could be ‘turning point’ in Brianna Williams case

Brianna Williams appeared in court Tuesday for a status conference on her charges of aggravated child abuse, tampering with evidence, child neglect and lying to police in connection with the disappearance and death of her daughter Taylor Rose Williams.

Last week, the State Attorney’s Office has provided Williams’ defense lawyer with more discovery material in the case, including the Florida Department of Law Enforcement forensic report.

The report is expected to reveal whether or not bloodstains found at Williams’ Southside apartment were from Taylor. It’s unclear when that report might be made public.

It was the first time Brianna Williams had been seen publicly in almost two months.

The pre-trial hearing held via Zoom was only a few minutes long but Jacksonville attorney Rhonda Peoples-Waters said the FDLE’s forensic report could be a turning point in the case.

“It will define whether that blood matches Brianna’s daughter Taylors blood. I think this is a very defining moment in this case,” Peoples-Waters said.

Peoples-Waters is not connected with Williams’ case but has worked in criminal law for over 20 years.

"If they believe this blood kind of contrasts or defies what Brianna told them as to what happened previously with her daughter or links her more to the death of Taylor, then the state attorney’s office will have the option to upgrade the charges,” Peoples-Waters said.
 

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Forensic report sheds new light on arrest of Taylor Williams’ mother

Documents obtained Monday by News4Jax reveal new details in the case of Brianna Williams, the Naval petty officer whose 5-year-old daughter’s remains were found in Alabama last year.

News4Jax looked through the forensic report from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and about 30 pages of supplemental reports from the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office in reference to Williams’ case. It’s important to note that the name Taylor, which is the name of Williams’ daughter, never appears in the reports. The word “victim” appears frequently and Taylor is the only known victim in this case. In some portions of the documents, the name has been completely redacted.

According to the report, the Sheriff’s Office found blood on the closet door inside Williams’ Southside Jacksonville apartment. A partial DNA profile “consistent with a female individual” was obtained from the sample.

The FDLE DNA analysis found a partial and a complete DNA profile. The comparison DNA was extracted from a rib bone. Both analyses found overwhelming odds that DNA profile was likely to have come from the owner of the rib bone than anyone else.


In January this year, a witness told detectives about a text she received from Williams -- four months before Taylor disappeared -- that stated (name redacted) had “turned into a nightmare,” according to a police report. It stated that Williams would text about how (name redacted) would sneak food and leave it under her bed.

A witness told police Williams would have men over “so she could be wild and dangerous,” and the witness said Williams would sometimes stay out all night. The detective asked the witness what she believed happened to (name redacted). The witness told police, the report said, that she thinks Williams “starved her, locking her in the room. Not feeding her. Starved her to death.”
 

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Photos depict squalor inside home of 5-year-old Taylor Williams

New evidence released Thursday paints a better picture of the case against Brianna Williams, the Navy mother arrested after her daughter Taylor’s disappearance.

Detectives found blood on a door handle in Taylor’s home, clothes of a young girl and toys in a dumpster. Additionally, three guns were found in the mother’s Brentwood home.

Photos also show the inside of Brianna Williams’ Southside apartment, as crime scene detectives cased it for clues after she reported her daughter missing. There are thousands of pictures now in the case file.

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Brianna Williams 911 call to report 5-year-old daughter missing released with other evidence

Just after 7 a.m. on November 6, 2019, Brianna Williams called 911 to report her 5-year-old daughter, Taylor, missing.

"I do not know where my daughter is," she told the operator.

Over the nearly 13-minute call, Williams calmly answers questions at first, and then she spends several minutes crying on the phone until officers arrive at her house on Ivy Street in Jacksonville.

First Coast News Crime analyst Mark Baughman says once investigators arrived at her house, they grew suspicious when her story didn’t match up.

In the police report, when officers first arrived, they describe Williams as crying, but "not overly emotional." Another officer a couple hours later says she’s calm and relaxed. They report the smell of “decomposing flesh” coming from her vehicle.

Baughman says investigators thought Taylor’s bedroom and the bathroom looked like it was staged.

Pictures released as part of evidence in the case show the shower curtain in the bathroom is missing. Later reports say when Taylor's remains were discovered, they were partly found in a shower curtain.
 

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'Starved her to death': Brianna Williams' friends say they think that's what happened to the 5-year-old

New documents in the case against Brianna Williams paint a dark picture of her daughter’s brief life.

Police reports released this week show investigators discovered a closet in Williams’ Southside apartment reeking of bodily waste and human decomposition, as well as bloodstains on the carpet and walls that tested positive for Taylor Williams’ DNA.

Investigators believe Williams, a former Navy Chief Petty Officer at NAS Jax, kept her 5-year-old daughter in that closet when she was not at home.


Perhaps one of the strangest new bits of information in the document release: Police say GPS records show Williams drove round-trip from Jacksonville to Alabama three times in just three days before she reported the girl missing. It is unclear what each of those 15-hour round-trip outings entailed.

Several friends and family members told police that Williams complained about her daughter hiding food, and said she was punished with a “time out” when that happened. A former coworker at Norfolk Naval Base, Calandra Frazier, described Williams as “wild and dangerous" with men, and into BDSM. When investigators asked Frazier what she thought had happened to Taylor she replied, “Starved her, locked her in the room. Not feeding her. Starved her to death.”
 

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Brianna Williams' pretrial passed again for defense to review more evidence

Brianna Williams appeared virtually from jail Tuesday morning for her pretrial hearing related to charges connected to her daughter Taylor Williams' death.

Defense attorney Joshua Beard said he received more than 400 pages of reports for supplemental discovery Monday and had not had a chance to review it all yet. He also said he had not scheduled depositions.

The last time Brianna Williams appeared virtually in court was following the release of new documents in the case. Some of those documents released in July included police reports saying investigators found a closet in Brianna Williams' Southside apartment that smelled like human decomposition.

Her pretrial was passed again to Sept. 29 at 9 a.m.
 

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'It still hurts:' Remembering the disappearance of 5-year-old Taylor Williams one year later​

A little after 7 a.m. on Nov. 6, 2019, 5-year-old Taylor Rose Williams was reported missing from home just north of Downtown Jacksonville. Six days later, her body was found in Alabama. One year later, her mother, Brianna Williams, sits in jail connected to, but not directly charged, in Taylor's death.


Williams has pleaded not guilty. Requests for an interview with Williams were declined. Her case has stalled, the pretrial pushed several times, for both sides to review the expansive discovery.

The Public Defender's Office, the State Attorney's Office and Baughman said this isn't abnormal, especially during COVID-19. As Baughman noted, she has never been charged with murder.

"She has already been formally charged with other charges, so there's no real rush to do this. If you're going to do it, from the State's perspective you want to do it right," he said.

Taylor's autopsy, while listed in discovery, hasn't been publicly released. The State said it's still reviewing it. Baughman said you need the cause and manner of death to determine charges directly related to Taylor's death.

"The autopsy may not totally reveal that. That's what the state is dealing with in charging her," he said.

With no trial date set, Williams remains in jail. The site where her daughter's remains were found is now marked with a headstone and a memorial, just down the road from Linden High School where a decade ago, Williams graduated at the top of her class.

First Coast News reached out to family members, friends, Taylor's father and neighbors, some of who we interviewed last year. All declined to comment, except Brianna Williams' father who said about Taylor one year later, "it still hurts. We're just sorry that she's gone."

Williams' next court date is set for Nov. 17.
 

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Brianna Williams' ninth pretrial date passed again​

Brianna Williams appeared virtually for her pretrial hearing Tuesday morning. Williams has sat in jail for a year, charged in connection to her 5-year-old daughter's death.

The judge passed the pretrial Monday morning to Jan. 5. The defense said it needs more time for depositions. Defense attorney Joshua Beard said deposition hearings were held on Nov. 9, 10, 11 and there will be one on Nov. 17.

Beard said he anticipates more deposition hearings to be scheduled. He said there have been technological challenges that haven't allowed them to schedule those hearings yet, however, so they need more time.

Tuesday's pretrial hearing was the ninth pretrial in this case. Most of the others have been passed for the defense to review more evidence. Both the state and the defense said previously the delay is normal, especially during the pandemic.
 

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Autopsy inconclusive on 5-year-old Taylor Williams’ cause of death​

The Alabama medical examiner was unable to determine either the cause or manner of death for 5-year-old Taylor Rose Williams, the Jacksonville girl whose remains were found in a wooded area of Marengo County on Nov. 12, six days after her mother reported her missing and possibly kidnapped from their Brentwood home.

The Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences autopsy report, obtained by News4Jax on Tuesday, found no evidence of trauma or significant disease and no drugs were found in her system. Noting that the girl had likely been dead 31-184 days and noting that the remains were deteriorated and had been scavenged by animals, the state’s senior medical examiner said the cause and manner of Taylor’s death was undetermined.

The autopsy did note anomalies in Taylor’s skull and teeth that were “suspicious for neglect or severe illness, but there is no other evidence to support this hypothesis.” There were indications of childhood nutrition stress.


“With child abuse, you have to prove the evidence of the abuse and the autopsy doesn’t speak to that,” Reep said. “The medical examiner, frankly, probably didn’t have enough to determine if there was abuse suffered on the child, so that by itself probably isn’t going to be the most beneficial evidence for the state.”
 

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Autopsy inconclusive on 5-year-old Taylor Williams’ cause of death​

The Alabama medical examiner was unable to determine either the cause or manner of death for 5-year-old Taylor Rose Williams, the Jacksonville girl whose remains were found in a wooded area of Marengo County on Nov. 12, six days after her mother reported her missing and possibly kidnapped from their Brentwood home.

The Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences autopsy report, obtained by News4Jax on Tuesday, found no evidence of trauma or significant disease and no drugs were found in her system. Noting that the girl had likely been dead 31-184 days and noting that the remains were deteriorated and had been scavenged by animals, the state’s senior medical examiner said the cause and manner of Taylor’s death was undetermined.

The autopsy did note anomalies in Taylor’s skull and teeth that were “suspicious for neglect or severe illness, but there is no other evidence to support this hypothesis.” There were indications of childhood nutrition stress.


“With child abuse, you have to prove the evidence of the abuse and the autopsy doesn’t speak to that,” Reep said. “The medical examiner, frankly, probably didn’t have enough to determine if there was abuse suffered on the child, so that by itself probably isn’t going to be the most beneficial evidence for the state.”
She was charged with 'willfully tortured, maliciously punished, or caged' her daughter, and witnesses say they believe Taylor was starved to death. None of these charges necessarily say that she beat her daughter to a point where there would be evidence by the time her remains were located, right?
 

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Taylor Williams case: More than 100 new body camera videos released​

More than 100 new police body camera videos are showing new details about the investigation into a Jacksonville mother arrested in connection to her daughter’s November 2019 disappearance.

The evidence includes video of Williams talking to police right after reporting her daughter missing.

Action News Jax’s Christy Turner has been digging through the video clips. In some of them, Brianna Williams appears anxious as she talks to police.

Video with no audio recorded the day Brianna Williams reported Taylor missing in November 2019 shows Brianna Williams looks to be nervous in the back of a patrol car.


See some of the clips here:
 

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