Prosecutors: Uncle of missing pregnant Florida teen suspected in her disappearance

Officials with Florida's Jacksonville Sheriff's Office are searching for Iyana Sawyer, 16, who was last seen on Dec. 19, 2018.

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Officials with Florida's Jacksonville Sheriff's Office are searching for Iyana Sawyer, 16, who was last seen on Dec. 19, 2018.

Prosecutors in Florida said the uncle of a missing pregnant teen is considered a suspect in her disappearance.

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Iyana Sawyer, 16, was last seen in December 2018 as she was leaving Terry Parker High School in Jacksonville, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office.

She was five months pregnant when she disappeared.

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Prosecutors said in court Thursday morning that Sawyer's uncle by marriage, Johnathan Quiles, is suspected of impregnating her.

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The lawyer for the teen's family told WJAX-TV that he was communicating directly with the sheriff and "the family is still praying and holding out hope Iyana is found alive."

Multiple sources told WJAX-TV they believe the teen's body is in the landfill on Otis Road. Deputies said they are still treating her disappearance as a missing person's case.

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