GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Two women were arrested this week in connection with the disappearance of a missing 13-year-old Florida girl, who authorities now believe is dead.
Alachua County Sheriff Clovis Watson Jr. said Marian G. Williams, 57, and Valerie Young, 42, were arrested Wednesday on manslaughter and other charges in the missing persons case of Delia Young, who has not been located.
Williams and Young face charges of manslaughter, deprivation of medical care and tampering with or destroying evidence. Williams also faces a child neglect charge, while Young has been charged with aggravated child abuse.
Sheriff’s officials said the girl is believed to be dead, although no other information has been provided by authorities.
Williams and Young are being held in the Alachua County Jail.
A missing child alert was issued May 20 for Young, who last seen a week prior in a Gainesville neighborhood, authorities said.
Young was last seen wearing blue pajamas and carrying a pink purse.
Young is a Black girl with brown hair and brown eyes. She’s 4 feet, 2 inches tall and 75 pounds.
Anyone with information about the case is asked to call police.
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A Florida MISSING CHILD Alert has been issued for 13-year-old Delia Young last seen in Gainesville. If you have any information on the whereabouts of this child, please contact the Alachua County Sheriff's Office at 352-955-1818 or 911. pic.twitter.com/SQ3s8KpGoe