Missing Florida girl's mom arrested, hospitalized for overdose after remains found in Alabama

DEMOPOLIS, Ala. — The mother of a missing 5-year-old Florida girl was arrested and hospitalized Tuesday after investigators discovered human remains in woods while searching for the girl in Alabama.

Investigators said the remains of a child were discovered between Linden, Alabama, and Demopolis, Alabama, during the search for Taylor Rose Williams, who was reported missing Wednesday.

Deputies said Taylor's mother, Brianna S. Williams, was taken from Naval Air Station Jacksonville to a hospital after she overdosed. She remains in serious condition.

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They said she was arrested on charges of child neglect and providing false information to law enforcement.

Investigators said they are still trying to identify the remains through forensics tests.

Deputies in Jacksonville on Monday named Williams a person of interest in Taylor's disappearance.

Williams told detectives that she put Taylor to bed around midnight Nov. 6 at their Ivy Street home and that when she woke up at about 7 a.m., she did not see Taylor and the back door was open.

Detectives said Williams stopped cooperating with them regarding Taylor's disappearance Nov. 6, when an Amber Alert was issued for the girl.

Officials said Monday that the area they were searching is about 16 miles north of where Williams previously lived and where her relatives still live.

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