The last time LaDonna Williams’ children said they heard from her was in February. When they didn’t hear from her on her 41st birthday, they knew something was wrong.
The Williams family learned this week that their mother’s body had been discovered in the backyard of an Allendale residence.
The owner of a rental property on West 9th Street called 911 on Wednesday after discovering a box in the backyard, according to investigators. According to police, the owner was cleaning up the property in order to rent it out.
According to JSO, detectives discovered human remains partially covered near a fence, several feet from the home. It’s unclear whether Williams was at the house when she died or how she died.
Williams was interviewed by News4JAX in 2015 after she and her son survived a domestic stabbing.
“I wasn’t sure who was going to live and who wasn’t,” said Williams in the 2015 interview.
Her children are now fighting for answers, just like how her son fought to save her life years ago.
“I feel like my son put his life on the line for me and he very well could have lost his life,” Williams told News4JAX in 2015.
At this time, no cause of death for Williams has been disclosed, and no arrests or suspects have been identified. If you have any information about Williams’ death, contact CrimeStoppers at 1-866-845-TIPS.