4-year-old girl no longer considered 'missing' in Tulare County

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Saturday, July 23, 2022
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Four-year-old Billie Chatman is no longer considered "missing."

TULARE COUNTY, Calif. (KFSN) -- Deputies now say 4-year-old Billie Chatman is not considered "missing."

Instead, she is at the center of a family custody disagreement between her mother and her grandmother.

She has lived with her grandmother, Helen Thomas, her whole life.

The two live in Reno but were visiting family just outside of Porterville Thursday.

They were last seen at a home on Reservation Road, not far from Eagle Mountain Casino.

Deputies have since made contact with the girl's family members and are working with them to resolve the dispute.