2 Jacksonville, Florida, Siblings Vanished While Playing In Their Front Yard On Sunday

After playing out in front of the house, two young children went missing

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Vanished While Playing In Their Front Yard On Sunday
2 Jacksonville, Florida, Siblings Vanished While Playing In Their Front Yard On Sunday

Braxton, 6, and Bri’ya Williams, 5, were last seen playing in the front yard of their mobile home on Sunday around 11:30 a.m.

Their father Bryan was outside getting ready for a BBQ at the time, and noticed his kids had disappeared about 30 minutes later, First Coast News reported.

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The children disappeared while playing in the front yard of their mobile home. 

After searching for the pair for a little more than an hour, the family reported them missing around 1:30 p.m.

At a news conference on Monday, Jacksonville Sheriff Mike Williams said searchers had “found nothing,” News 4 Jax reported. He added that the parents were both home at the time and have been cooperative with investigators.

“We are working multiple scenarios,” Williams said, according to the Tampa Bay Times. “Foul play could be a factor.”

More than 250 people combed the neighborhood on Monday, including a nearby dense forest.

Williams said investigators have been “in heavy contact” with a couple of registered sex offenders who live in the mobile home park and within a few-mile radius.

According to News 4 Jax, 30 registered sex offenders and predators live in a 2-mile radius of the mobile home park.

A couple also spoke to First Coast News to detail a bizarre incident they noticed while walking by the mobile home park around the time the siblings went missing.

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More than 100 people searched for the siblings on Monday. 

The couple said they saw a woman speeding out of the mobile home park with two kids in the backseat.

“The little boy that was on the left side of the car, he had his hands up on the window,” the woman told the station.”We didn’t think anything about it, but then when police said they were last seen at 11:30 a.m., it kind of jogged our memory as to what we had saw.”

Police said Braxton is on the autism spectrum but communicates with people.

It’s unclear what top he was wearing when he went missing since the red sweater that was originally reported was found in the home. He is described as being 3-foot-4 and weighing 40 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes.

His sister was wearing a gray sweater with multicolored writing on the front and black leggings. She is described as being 3 feet tall, weighing 30 pounds, and having black hair and brown eyes.