JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Parents who have missing children are emotionally invested in the search for two missing siblings from the Westside.
Neighbors with a heightened sense of awareness are looking everywhere for 6-year-old Braxton Williams and 5-year-old Bri’ya Williams.
Neighbor Dylan Kuntz says he would often see the two children outside.
“They’ll be having fun playing around with their siblings, just kids being kids,” Kuntz said.
Kuntz and his friend told police about a shed in the wooded area near the Paradise Village mobile home park. The tip did not lead to the discovery of the children, but they want to help in any way they can.
Christy Davis works with the Florida chapter of the Community United Effort Center for Missing Children.
Even though her son was 26-years-old when he went missing 12 years ago, she says no matter the age of a missing child, the pain a parent experience is immense.
“They’re going through the worst nightmare a parent could go through, and they deserve prayers and support from the community, every eye open, paying attention, reporting what might have been seen,” Davis said.
That’s why people like Kuntz and his friend Darrian Porter are keeping their eyes out and are ready to help police in any way they can.
“We might be involved but we might not,” Porter said. “We just want to make sure because we want these kids to get home safe."