The mother of Taylor Williams, a five-year-old girl missing, is now a person of interest for the disappearance of the girl.
Brianna Williams is not cooperating with the investigators and has not spoken to the authorities since Wednesday, the day Taylor's disappearance, Jacksonville sheriff Mike Williams said Monday at a news conference.
Brianna Williams was the last person to see the little girl, he said.
Taylor Williams was reported missing Wednesday morning.
She was last seen at her home in Jacksonville around midnight on Wednesday when her mother put her to bed. Brianna Williams said when she woke up around 7 am that she noticed that the back door of the house was open and that Taylor was not in his room, the authorities said.
Research has expanded to Alabama and the cFire and Rescue Service has deployed 38 people to the neighboring state. Williams said the homicide and missing persons units in his office had also sent teams to Alabama.
Anyone who has seen Brianna and Taylor Williams is asked to come forward.