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Amber Alert: Search for Onnika Fisher, 6, enters second day

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Updated: 12/28/2013 11:31 pm
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- There is a statewide Amber Alert for 6-year-old Onnika Fisher of Jacksonville.

Police say her mother abducted her from the Jewish Family & Community Services Center in Lakewood late Friday afternoon.

Police say the abduction happened at 4:52 p.m., after a supervised visit at the center, located in the 6200 block of Dupont Station Court.

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement issued the Amber Alert around 8:30 p.m.

Police are concerned because Onnika's mother, 38-year-old Charity Chatman, has a history of mental illness.  Chatman lost custody of Onnika about six weeks ago.

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Investigators are looking for a 2000 dark green Buick Century with an Ohio license plate: FPA-4958.

Onnika was last seen wearing a pink jacket with a white polka dot inner lining, and blue jeans.  She had her hair up in a pony tail.  She's 3'10" tall and weighs 53 pounds.

The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office said Chatman has been known to frequent hotels, the Red Roof Inn in particular.

"We would like to have Onnika returned safely," said Assistant Chief Chris Butler during a news conference late Friday night.

Police said there's no history of violence between Chatman and her daughter, but as Butler said, police didn't want to "minimize the seriousness of this."

Butler said Chatman sent emails that painted her as being delusional.  "She was fearful of individuals following her and government entities following her," said Butler.

Call 911 if you see the child or her mother.

You can also call Crime Stoppers at 1-866-845-TIPS.  You will remain anonymous and could receive a cash reward of up to $3,000 if your tip leads to an arrest.

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cheriamour - 12/28/2013 4:32 PM
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Let's maintain hope that the instinctive love of a mother will override and prevent any harmful intention. Prayer changes everything!

Realchange - 12/28/2013 3:58 AM
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Hate to say this but government entities do follow people. That's what the whole Wiki Leaks and Snowden spying media frenzy is about. The government invading privacy of every citizen and storing the mega mined data for later use. Drones being authorized for observing citizens. Lot lot worse. People seem to think that government acting out past it's Constitutional bounds is ok. Try being veteran poisoned with agent orange or serving in Desert storm and sick. Asking for your rights as citizen to get a fair and impartial jury trial when the government refuses to honor it's word. Then tell citizens how the government doesn't spy on people or deny them rights.
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