September 24, 2014 Leave a comment
(WASHINGTON) — The search continues for an 8-year-old girl who vanished from the Washington, D.C., area in March, months after her suspected kidnapper was found dead — with her case getting renewed attention due to the case of a missing University of Virginia student.
Relisha Rudd was last seen with Kahlil Malik Tatum, 51, a janitor at the family homeless shelter where Rudd and her mother lived. Police believe Tatum, also facing charges for his wife’s murder, kidnapped Rudd before he committed suicide. He was found dead with a self-inflicted gunshot wound on April 1 in Kenilworth Park in northeastern Washington, the FBI said.
The search for missing UVA student Hannah Graham has sparked renewed interest in Rudd’s case, as supporters turn to social media to urge the public not to forget about the young girl.