Human remains identified as 13-year-old Delia Young

Press release from Alachua County Sheriff’s Office

With deep sorrow, Sheriff Clovis Watson, Jr., makes notification that the human remains found during the June 2nd search have been preliminarily confirmed to be that of missing 13-year-old Delia Young. Delia was reported missing on May 16th.

Detectives will continue to work with the Medical Examiner’s Office to determine a cause and manner of death.

On Wednesday, May 26th, deputies arrested Marian G. Williams 03/22/64, and on May 27th, arrested Valerie Young, 07/30/68, on multiple charges in connection with the disappearance and death of Delia Young.

Sheriff Watson would also like to express his appreciation for the hard work, commitment, diligence, and tenacity of the deputies and investigators that worked so hard on this case and also for the outpouring of support from the community.