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Custody battle for girl found clinging to mother's body in Harvey's floodwaters

Sulcer

A custody battle played out Thursday in a Jefferson County courtroom, where the family of Collette Sulcer is trying to gain custody of the little girl who made national headlines when she was found clinging to her mother's body in late August after Harvey's floodwaters drenched Beaumont.

A cousin of Sulcer is trying to gain custody of Jordyn Sulcer, Collette's 3-year-old daughter.

The girl's father is fighting for custody as well. Relatives say he hasn't been involved at all in her life until now. They say he didn't even show up at her mom's funeral.

Judge Randy Shelton says he'll make a decision Monday.

Peter Eliopoulos is covering the hearing. He'll have a report in tonight's newscasts.

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