AMBER ALERT, FLORIDA: 5-year-old Jacksonville, FL girl now missing for over 24 hours

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Taylor Williams

Posted from WSB-TV, By: Aurielle Eady , Action News Jax

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. –

Nov. 7, 2019, DAY 2: Taylor Williams, 5, of Jacksonville, has been missing for over 24 hours.

Her mother told police she last saw Taylor at midnight Wednesday.

Police said Thursday morning the Amber Alert is still in effect and the search continues.

Action News Jax has seen investigators arriving at both search locations: Taylor’s Brentwood home on Ivy Street and on the Southside at the Paradise Island apartment complex where Taylor and her family recently moved from over the weekend.

The locations are 16 miles apart.

On Wednesday, Law and Safety Expert Dale Carson said the first 12 hours are critical when searching for a child, in a situation like this, because evidence can disappear in a 12-hour period and clues could be lost that can help find them.

Nov. 6, 2019: Day 1 in search for missing 5-year-old Taylor Rose Williams

An Amber Alert has been issued for missing 5-year-old Taylor Rose Williams out of Jacksonville, Florida, according to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.

Police say she was last seen in her bedroom at her home around 12 a.m. Wednesday in the 600 block of Ivy Street in the Brentwood area.

Action News Jax obtained the missing persons report filed with the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office in Taylor disappearance.

Taylor’s mother, Brianna S. Williams, who we have confirmed is a Petty Officer 1st Class at NAS Jacksonville, told police she put Taylor to bed around midnight. Williams told police when she woke up at 7 a.m., she did not see Taylor in her bedroom and the back door was unlocked.

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