Amber Alert issued for missing Florida children

in North Florida News & Events


JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – An Amber Alert remains in effect Monday for two children who were reported missing in Jacksonville.

According to the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office, Braxton Williams, 6, and his sister, Bri’ya Williams, 5, were reported missing by a family member about 1:30 p.m. Sunday after they were last seen about two hours earlier while playing in the front yard of a home.

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement issued the Amber Alert about 5:15 p.m.

Roxanne Lloyd, the children’s paternal grandmother, told News 6 partner WJXT-TV that the family has been in the home for about two or three years and was preparing for a barbecue when the children’s father went inside for a brief period of time and the children disappeared.