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Woman who knew William Ebron surprised by what investigators are saying

Nicolette Goldinger can't believe what she's hearing about Ebron

At 2:30 p.m. July 25, William Ruben Ebron makes a first appearance on the child neglect charges.A judge sets bond at $100,000 and sets out several restrictions he would face if he does get out of jail. STORY
At 2:30 p.m. July 25, William Ruben Ebron makes a first appearance on the child neglect charges.A judge sets bond at $100,000 and sets out several restrictions he would face if he does get out of jail. STORY

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Police searched the Southern Oaks mobile home park near where police say William Ebron used to live. Ebron was the last person to see missing 21-month-old Lonzie Barton.

The mobile home park is near Philips Highway and Interstate 295.

Nicolette Goldinger used to know Ebron. She has seen police go in and out of the Southern Oaks community and can't believe what she's hearing about Ebron.

"Really surprised because like I said, I didn't recognize him at first," said Goldinger. "And it wasn't until after they left, I saw a full face shot of him and I realized that he used to live here. He lived here for years, years."

Goldinger said she can't believe what she's hearing about Ebron.

"He was just a really nice guy, you know what I mean, always calm, never really quick to anger," Goldinger said.

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Goldinger is a mother with a 3-year-old son and said she wants Ebron to tell police what they need to know so they can find Lonzie.

"It's just so hard when you have somebody like that," Goldinger said. "That all you have to do is give them the answer and either way you know it would just be beneficial if he would cooperate with police."

She said she thinks Ebron should be held in jail and she not be allowed to bond out, at least until police find out what happened to Lonzie.

"I think it's weighing hard on everyone around here," Goldinger said. "I feel bad for the mother. I would just want to know."

Meanwhile, investigators continue to ask people who live in the area if they know anything about what happened to Lonzie.