Young Siblings Who Vanished From Their Front Yard Found

Braxton and Bri'ya Williams are safe
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 17, 2019 4:55 PM CST
Updated Dec 18, 2019 7:13 AM CST
Young Siblings Who Vanished From Their Front Yard Found
   (Florida Department of Law Enforcement)

The young Florida brother and sister who went missing after playing in their front yard in Jacksonville, Fla., have been found safe. Braxton and Bri'ya Williams, ages 6 and 5, disappeared Sunday; on Tuesday, Mayor Lenny Curry tweeted, "Overjoyed to hear that Braxton & Bri’ya have been found & are safe. This is a Christmas miracle." Authorities don't believe anyone took the children, who were found in what CNN describes as a "dense wooded area" about a quarter-mile from their home. Sheriff Mike Williams said the kids apparently wandered off and found shelter in an old pump house. A member of the search team looking for them heard a child's voice and ultimately came upon the kids, who reportedly requested a cheese pizza and are said to be in good shape. (More Florida stories.)

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