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Amber Alert issued for missing 8-year-old DC girl Relisha Rudd

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Police are still searching for a missing 8-year-old D.C. girl and an Amber Alert has been issued for her. Relisha Tenau Rudd was last seen in southeast Washington at a homeless shelter.

Police say during their search, they found a woman dead in a Maryland motel room on Thursday morning.

According to the Amber Alert, Relisha may be traveling in a white 1976 GMC truck with Maryland tag 305015. She may be traveling with Kahlil Malik Tatum, who is described as a black male who is 5'9" tall and weighs about 200 pounds. He is considered to be armed and dangerous.

The body of the woman -- whom police say is not the girl's mother, but is related to her disappearance -- was found at a Red Roof Inn in Oxon Hill, Md., after D.C. police asked Prince George’s County police to search the motel for any connection to the missing child.

Relisha went missing from a homeless shelter located in the 1900 block of Massachusetts Avenue, SE. Police say she was picked up by someone her family knew, but she was never returned to her mother.

Relisha is described as being 4’ tall and weighing between 70-80 pounds. She has black hair, brown eyes and a medium complexion. Police say they’re concerned she may be in need of medication.

Earlier in the day,  police said the girl may have been traveling in one of two vehicles: a red or burgundy SUV with a Washington Redskins sticker on the back window and a personalized D.C. plate reading “KAHLIL.” The second vehicle they described was a black Honda sedan with D.C. plate EN2051. The description of the white truck was released with the Amber Alert.

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Relisha Tenau Rudd is asked to call the Metropolitan Police Department at 202-727-9099, Youth Investigations Division at 202-576-6768, or 911.


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