Day 2: Search continues for missing 5-year-old Florida girl

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The home where a 5-year-old Jacksonville girl was last seen around midnight Tuesday remained taped off Thursday morning as dozens of officers continued a massive search for the missing child.

Over 100 Jacksonville police officers and detectives searched all day Wednesday for Taylor Rose Williams after the girl’s mother reported her missing Wednesday morning.

Police said Brianna Williams, who is a Navy petty officer, told them she saw her daughter in bed around midnight Wednesday in their home on Ivy Street, but when she woke the next morning, Taylor was gone and the back door of the home was unlocked.

She called police at 7:22 a.m., sparking a missing persons investigation and all-hands-on-deck search for the little girl.