Officials said that a Florida mother reported her 5-year old daughter missing one week before the body of her child was discovered in Alabama. She pleaded guilty this week to second-degree murder.
According to the prosecution's office, Brianna Williams (29), could face up to life imprisonment under a plea deal.
Williams, a former Navy officer first class navy petty officer, called the sheriff's department on Nov. 6, 2019 to report that Taylor was missing and that her back door was not locked. Officials said that Williams was a former Navy petty officers first class.
After authorities noticed inconsistencies within Williams' story, Williams decided to stop cooperating and was designated a person of interest.
Officials have confirmed that the remains of the missing 5-year-old child, who was reported missing on July 5, were later found in Demopolis, Alabama.
Officials could not determine the cause of death due to the state of the remains. WTLV, a Jacksonville NBC affiliate reported.
Lauren Anderson, Assistant State Attorney, stated in court that some remains were evidence of malnourishment or trauma.
According to court records, sentencing is set for May. According to court records, although the maximum sentence is life, the minimum sentence for guideline is 20 years.
Williams' attorney did not respond to a request for comment on Friday night.