An Amber Alert Has Been Issued For 8-Year-Old Relisha Tenau Rudd After Her Caregiver Was Found Murdered In a Maryland Hotel
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Relisha Rudd was last seen February 26, 2014 at a shelter in the 1900 block of Massachusetts Avenue SE, Washington, DC. Police issued an arrest warrant for the shelter’s janitor, 51-year-old Kahlil Malik Tatum, AKA: Karl Lee Tatum, who they believe took Relisha, charging him with the murder of his wife, Andrea Tatum, who was found murdered in an Oxon Hill, Maryland motel room on 3/20/2014.
Authorities say the girl’s parents, who live at the shelter, placed Relisha in the Tatum’s care after he offered her a series of gifts. Relisha’s mother, did not initially consider her child missing and told officials that she had talked to her by phone as recently as Wednesday (3/19/2014). But Young also had met with Tatum and asked him to return Relisha. He promised to, but did not follow through.
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