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Timeline | Search for Braxton, Bri'ya Williams over, children found safe

The two were found about a quarter of a mile north of their home at a dilapidated pumphouse, Jacksonville Sheriff Mike Williams said.

After missing for a little more than 52 hours, 6-year-old Braxton Williams and his little sister, 5-year-old Bri'ya Williams were found safe on Tuesday, Dec. 17.

The two were reported missing on Sunday, Dec. 15 and were last seen playing in front of their home in the 10200 block of West Beaver Street in the Paradise Village mobile home park around 11:30 a.m. 

The two were found about a quarter of a mile north of their home at a dilapidated pumphouse, Jacksonville Sheriff Mike Williams said.

The father of the siblings said the two stayed at the hospital Tuesday night and are expected to be released Wednesday.

Here is a look back at what's happened since their disappearance.

Tuesday

4:28 p.m. FDLE officially cancels Amber Alert for Braxton and Bri'ya Williams.

3:35 p.m. Braxton and Bri'ya Williams were found safe in dense woods about a quarter of a mile north of their Paradise Village trailer home. The two were missing for more than 52 hours.

RELATED: 'Christmas miracle, blessing': Braxton, Bri'ya Williams found safe in woods

Credit: JFRD
Bri'ya and Braxton Williams were found safe in the woods days after police say they wandered from home and became lost.

11:30 a.m. JSO reveals that it is looking for a four-door white vehicle playing loud children's music.

9:33 a.m. JSO announces it isn't organizing a formal community search effort at this time.

8 a.m. Dozens of officers are gathering at another staging location at Whitehouse Baptist Church, 24 Celery Ave. North, searching for Braxton and Bri'ya Williams.

Monday

Noon: Jacksonville Sheriff Mike Williams said the parents of 6-year-old Braxton Williams and 5-year-old Bri'ya Williams were home when the children disappeared at about 11:30 a.m. Sunday. The sheriff said the family is cooperating with the investigation.

11 a.m.: JSO released an incident report Monday, nearly 24 hours after Braxton and Bri'ya were last seen. The children's father, Bryan Williams, told officers he was outside setting up for a bar-b-cue and the children were outside with him, according to the report. He told officers he noticed his two children were no longer outside with him at about noon and he tried to find them. Bryan Williams called 911 to report them missing, the report states.

10:44 a.m. - ‪Search crews set up a staging area at Whitehouse Baptist Church down the road from the neighborhood Braxton and Bri’ya were reported missing from

9:13 a.m.:  First Coast News talked with grandparents who say they haven’t eaten or slept all night and are sick and saddened over this. They say the two kids are known to follow along with their older siblings but wouldn’t have gone off anywhere alone.  

8:41 a.m. - JSO says the clothing reported to be worn by Braxton was not correct, as the red sweater was located inside the residence

6:40 a.m. - Children seen getting on the bus to school at the Paradise Village neighborhood. The bus stop is also where the JSO command center is, as the search for the two missing children, Braxton and Bri’ya Williams continues.

Family members say both parents were home when the children went missing

4 a.m. - Police release new photos of missing children Braxton and Bri'ya Williams

Credit: Jacksonville Sheriff's Office
Braxton & Bri’ya Williams

3:30 a.m. - It's been 16 hours since the two children were last seen

2:30 a.m. - Crews continue to search throughout the night. Volunteers have come out to aid the search with flashlights

1:05 a.m. - Active search continues for the two missing children on the Westside as sends a team of 15 or so firefighters into the woods 

Sunday

11:11 p.m. - Police say the search for Braxton and Bri'ya Williams continues. They are asking anyone living in or around the 10200 block of W. Beaver Street to check around their property to include exterior structures and under mobile homes.

7:43 p.m. - A family member tells First Coast News the house with the police car out front (*see tweet below) is where the Williams family lives. One person says both parents were inside at the time the kids went missing. 

This information has not been confirmed with police

6:50 p.m. - During a police briefing, a JSO spokesperson noted that they were past the seven-hour mark and said the children could realistically be anywhere in Florida if they are not alone

5:14 p.m. - The Florida Department of Law Enforcement issued a formal Amber Alert

4:30 p.m. - JSO sent out a "BOLO" or Be on the Lookout warning for the children

Credit: JSO
Braxton Williams (left) and Bri'ya Williams (right) were last seen playing in front of a home on the Westside before they were reported missing.

1:30 p.m. - Family before them missing to JSO at around 1:30 p.m. after they say they searched for kids for 90 minutes

11:30 a.m. - Police say 6-year-old Braxton Williams and 5-year-old Bri'ya Williams were last seen playing in front of a home in the 10200 block of West Beaver Street