JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Authorities in Florida say they think they have found the remains of a toddler who was reported missing last summer and whose mother and boyfriend have been charged with child neglect.
Jacksonville Sheriff Mike Williams and State Attorney Angela Corey announced during a news conference Monday that the remains were found in a wooded area and that they believe they are those of 21-month-old Lonzie Barton.
Lonzie disappeared in July. His mother, 26-year-old Lonna Lauramore Barton, and her boyfriend, 32-year-old William Ruben Ebron Jr., were accused of child neglect. Barton pleaded guilty last week to child neglect and lying to police and could be called to testify against Ebron.