Relisha Rudd
North American Missing Persons Network
Relisha Rudd

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Above Image: Relisha Rudd

Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: March 19, 2014 from Washington, District of Columbia
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: October 29, 2005
  • Age: 8
  • Height: 4'0" or 122 cm
  • Weight: 80 lbs. or 36 kg
  • Hair Color: Black
  • Eye Color: Brown
  • Race: Black
  • Gender: Female
  • Case Number: NCMC1229904

  • Details of Disappearance
    Relisha Rudd was last seen on March 19, 2014, in Washington, District of Columbia. She went missing from a Washington, D.C., family shelter. Her family lived at at D.C. General at the time. Relisha disliked the shelter so much, she was often allowed to spend time at the homes of relatives. Sometimes, she would go days without seeing her mother. Against the homeless shelterís fraternization policy, she also spent time in the care of a shelter janitor, Kahlil Tatum. He was the last person to see Relisha alive. Court records show Tatum may have been posing as a doctor to excuse Relisha from school. She missed 30 days of classes and hadnít seen her mother in about three weeks when social workers determined something was wrong. In March 2014, police found Tatum's wife shot dead in a Maryland hotel room. Later, they found Tatumís body in a storage building at Washington D.C.ís sprawling, 700-acre Kenilworth Park. He'd shot himself in the head. Detectives, volunteers and dive teams searched the park extensively, but they found no sign of Relisha.

    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Washington Metropolitan Police Department (District of Columbia)
    National Center for Missing & Exploited Children
    1-800-843-5678 (1-800-THE-LOST)

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