Police say they may have found remains of missing toddler

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — 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.

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