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    Relisha Rudd (8) missing from Washington, DC since 3/1/14

    https://wtop.com/dc/2018/07/dc-polic...look-like-now/

    The D.C. police have released a photo of what Relisha Rudd, who disappeared more than four years ago, might look like today.

    Rudd disappeared March 1, 2014, at age 8, on Massachusetts Avenue in Southeast D.C. She was reported missing on March 19 of that year. She would be 12 years old now.

    Police believe she was kidnapped by a janitor who worked at the D.C. General homeless shelter, where she lived with her family. She was last seen on surveillance video with the janitor, Khalil Tatum, who killed his wife and then himself not long after. His body was found in Kenilworth Park and Aquatic Gardens April 1, 2014.

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    I swear to god we had a relatively detailed thread on this little girl? It must've got lost in a crash or something.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blighted star View Post
    I swear to god we had a relatively detailed thread on this little girl? It must've got lost in a crash or something.
    Yeah, I thought so too, but I couldn't find it so I made a new one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by raisedbywolves View Post
    Yeah, I thought so too, but I couldn't find it so I made a new one.
    Was her mother ever prosecuted? Didn't she sell her to the janitor?

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    https://www.wusa9.com/article/news/l...e-5b0c8f9e89bb

    Thursday came another unfortunate twist in the Relisha Rudd case. Rudd is the young, innocent girl who went missing more than four years ago.

    Police confirmed Thursday afternoon that they recently searched a system of tunnels underneath the building where the young girl vanished from. She was staying at DC General with her family before she vanished.

    Only on WUSA9, Rudd’s step-father said while living at the shelter with his family, he had always heard rumors about the tunnels.

    DC police confirmed they searched the bowels of DC General on December 22, 2018 after receiving a tip.

    The man suspected of kidnapping a then 8-year-old Relisha Rudd was a janitor who could have had access to service tunnels underneath the old hospital-turned shelter.

    Police said they did not find anything last month, leaving Antonio Wheeler with hope.

    “I actually believe she’s still alive,” said Wheeler who added, “they just keep looking for a body and every time they look for a body you find nothing so, what’d that tell you?”

    He also told WUSA9, “I pray to God that she’s alive because I don’t know what I’d do if she come up any other way but alive.”

    Wheeler is not Rudd’s biological father, but helped raise Rudd.

    The young DC General shelter resident went missing March 19, 2014. She was last seen a reported 18-days before that – and with the man the family had entrusted with her care. This man was a 51-year-old janitor named Kahlil Tatum.

    Tatum killed himself before he could be questioned.

    It’s not clear if police knew about these tunnels when Rudd first went missing.

    Elliot Carter, the man behind the “Architect of the Capital” blog, showed WUSA9 a photo of what a DC steam tunnel looks like. He also provided information showing DC General’s construction dates back to the early 1900s, at least.

    Grateful police searched, Wheeler said Relisha has no voice, so he can’t give up. He is asking the public not to either.

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