A body found in a Tampa Bay causeway is thought to be that of 9-year-old Felecia Williams, who was reported missing since Friday afternoon.
Felecia Williams was reported missing after a family friend took her to her apartment while her mother was at a hair appointment in Temple Terrace.
A fisherman at the Courtney Campbell Causeway called 911 about 3:30 p.m. Saturday to report seeing a body floating in the causeway. Temple Terrace police say they believe the body, which has not yet been identified, was likely Felecia.
Felecia’s mother, Felecia Demerseon, said she was getting her done when she called to ask if she could go home with a former neighbor and family friend who lives in another part of Tampa Bay. Demerseon said she did not know the last name of the friend, but says her daughter previously visited the woman.
Tampa Bay.com reports the friend took Felecia Williams to a fast-food restaurant and then to the apartment complex. She said she went to take a shower and left Felecia watching TV. When she returned, the girl was gone.