he body of 9-year-old Felecia Williams was found on the north side of the Courtney Campbell Causeway.
Temple Terrace, Florida -- Temple Terrace police say they've identified the body found floating in the bay near the Courtney Campbell Causeway as 9-year-old Felecia Williams and they're classifying her death a homicide.
The Pinellas County Medical Examiner's Office released the results of an autopsy on Sunday confirming Williams' identity. A Missing Child Alert was issued for her on Friday, May 16 after she disappeared from the Doral Oaks apartment complex in Temple Terrace.
Temple Terrace police hold a press conference on the disappearance of 9-year-old Felecia Wiliams.
Temple Terrace police hold a press conference on the disappearance of 9-year-old Felecia Williams
10 News spoke with Williams 24-year-old sister, Shakelia Givens. According to Givens, Williams was in her home in Ybor City along with her other siblings on Friday while their mother was at a hair appointment. Williams' godmother, a woman later identified as Eboni Wiley, came to the house and said she wanted to take Williams somewhere. Eboni is known to Williams, so she left with her.
Later, Eboni said she needed to stop and take a shower, but instead of stopping at her own apartment, she went to a friend's apartment in Doral Oaks. While Eboni was taking a shower, Williams allegedly went missing.
"Take a shower at someone else's house when you stay around the corner? That doesn't make sense. It doesn't add up," said Shakelia.
10 News talked with Shakelia Givens, the sister of 9-year-old Felecia Williams, who went missing in Temple Terrace.
Eboni allegedly searched for Williams for two hours and then reported her missing. Givens told 10 News her sister, who she calls " Sugar Plum," would not wander off, especially since she did not know anyone in Doral Oaks.
Eboni Wiley was arrested Saturday evening at 11:30 p.m. and charged with providing false information to law enforcement during a missing person investigation. She is now out on bond.
Police believe this was an isolated incident and they are continuing to follow several leads. They are not providing further details on the investigation at this time.
Anyone with information on this case is asked to call the Temple Terrace Police Department at 813-989-7110.