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Atlantic Beach community relieved 6-year-old was found safe

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Updated: 12/30/2013 8:07 pm
ATLANTIC BEACH, Fla. -- Neighbors of a small Atlantic Beach apartment community are glad 6 year-old Onnika Fisher is back safely in Jacksonville.

"I'm happy that she was found," said neighbor Cheyann Morgan.

For three days news of Fisher's abduction hit way too close to home. Especially for Morgan, who lives right next door to where Fisher and her mother, Charity Chatman, used to live.

"I was really surprised because I thought her mom was super nice to her," said Morgan.

According to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office, someone spotted Chatman's green Buick Century in Georgia Sunday night, only seven hours after the Georgia Bureau of Investigations activated their version of an Amber Alert.

"Last night at about 11:30 p.m. near Perry, Ga. traveling south bound on I-75 the suspect vehicle was spotted," said Chris Butler with the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office.

According to the Department of Children and Families, Onnika is doing well. The agency will conduct a full health checkup and provide her with counseling.

Morgan is just happy she's back home safe.

"I wish her a happy new year and I hope she maybe finds another home," said Morgan.

The DCF would not confirm if the child will return to her previous foster home. Chatman remains in a Georgia jail.
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nativejax - 12/30/2013 9:20 PM
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I have to say this, but this mom needs an attorney and a psychiatrist, it may be her only hope now.
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