Amber Alert issued for missing 8-year-old DC girl Relisha Rudd - DC News FOX 5 DC WTTG

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

Posted: Updated:
Relisha Tenau Rudd Relisha Tenau Rudd
WASHINGTON -

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.


  • Amber Alert: Search for Relisha RuddMore>>

  • District report finds city could not have prevented Relisha Rudd's disappearance

    District report finds city could not have prevented Relisha Rudd's disappearance

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 3:49 PM EDT2014-09-02 19:49:19 GMT
    District of Columbia leaders released a report Tuesday detailing the city government's involvement with Relisha Rudd and her family prior to the time she disappeared. The report found that the response by District government agencies and their contractors was appropriate, and that "no justifiable government actions" would have prevented her disappearance.
    District of Columbia leaders released a report Tuesday detailing the city government's involvement with Relisha Rudd and her family prior to the time she disappeared. The report found that the response by District government agencies and their contractors was appropriate, and that "no justifiable government actions" would have prevented her disappearance.
  • Volunteers to hold flyer event for Relisha Rudd in DC Saturday

    Volunteers to hold flyer event for Relisha Rudd in DC Saturday

    Friday, August 22 2014 11:35 PM EDT2014-08-23 03:35:18 GMT
    Relisha Rudd vanished without at trace nearly six months ago, and the search for her continues. On Saturday afternoon, a dedicated group of volunteers will hand out flyers with her picture on them near the Washington Monument and in other spots around the city, and they're hoping to bring renewed attention to her disappearance.
    Relisha Rudd vanished without at trace nearly six months ago, and the search for her continues. On Saturday afternoon, a dedicated group of volunteers will hand out flyers with her picture on them near the Washington Monument and in other spots around the city, and they're hoping to bring renewed attention to her disappearance.
  • DC councilmember to introduce legislation aiming to close DC General homeless shelter

    DC councilmember to introduce legislation aiming to close DC General homeless shelter

    Tuesday, May 13 2014 11:16 PM EDT2014-05-14 03:16:23 GMT
    City officials are responding to a report by FOX 5 on the D.C. General homeless shelter in Southeast D.C. It is home to more than 300 adults and 521 children.
    City officials are responding to a report by FOX 5 on the D.C. General homeless shelter in Southeast D.C. It is home to more than 300 adults and 521 children.
Powered by WorldNow
Untitled

WTTG FOX 5 & myfoxdc
5151 Wisconsin Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20016
Main Number: (202) 244-5151
Newsroom: (202) 895-3000
fox5tips@wttg.com

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices