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VPD searching for missing child, non-custodial mother

Posted at 4:47 PM, Aug 03, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-04 08:28:03-04

VALDOSTA, Ga. (WTXL) — Valdosta Police say the child has been located.

Teka Chatman has been located, she is safe and currently in the care and custody of the State of Florida.

Nizziria Chatman has been arrested and charged with kidnapping.

Florida law enforcement is searching for a missing 22-month old girl and her non-custodial mother last seen at the Valdosta Mall.

Valdosta Police Officers responded to Valdosta Mall, after receiving an E911 call about a missing child on Tuesday at approximately 1:53 pm.

Officers were told that 22-month old Teka Chatman was taken without permission by her non-custodial mother, Nizziria Chatman, during a supervised visit.

According to FDLE and VPD, the two were last seen leaving the Valdosta Mall on foot, at approximately 12:09 p.m.

Teka Chatman was last seen wearing a light blue shirt with gold designs, pink shorts, and pink shoes. Her hair was in a braided type of hairstyle.

Nizziria Chatman was last seen wearing a beige shirt, black and white pants, and black and white slide-type shoes. Her hair was braided and pulled back in a bun-type style.

Nizziria Chatman currently has an active arrest warrant for her, regarding this case.

Anyone with information about the missing children can call 911.