Authorities are still searching for missing 8-year-old Relisha Rudd. A white pickup truck that is suspected to belong to the suspected abductor Kahlil Tatum has been found in Hyattsville but there is still no sign of the 8-year-old’s whereabouts. Prince George’s County police are also investigating a homicide of a woman in Oxon Hill that reportedly has ties to the suspect.
Metropolitan Police Department Youth Division officials confirm the white 1976 GMC pick-up was found by Prince George’s County Police in Hyattsville early Friday morning. Police were looking for the truck with the MD tag 305015, which they believed was being driven by Kahlil Malik Tatum, Relisha’s suspected abductor. Tatum was a janitor at the homeless shelter where the girl had been living with her mother and stepfather.
D.C. police issued the Amber Alert, but late Thursday evening authorities believed the young missing girl may have been, or could even still be, in the Richmond, Va. area. Richmond police said Thursday night they spotted the White 1976 GMC truck MD tag 305015, however, they did contend it may have left the area.
Relisha Rudd was last seen in the 1900 block of Massachusetts Avenue, SE. Police describe the little girl as a black female, 4′ 0″ tall, weighing approximately 70 to 80 pounds. She has black hair, brown eyes and a medium complexion.
Relisha may also need medication.
We later learned that they were investigating the homicide of a woman in the 6100 block of Oxon Hill Road on Thursday.
A Prince George’s County police official later told us that D.C. police alerted them that one of the cars sought in the Rudd case was seen at a Red Roof Inn along Oxon Hill Road. When officers arrived, they found a woman dead inside a room. The official says it appears she suffered from blunt force trauma.
Anyone with information on Relisha Tenau Rudd’s whereabouts is asked to contact the Metropolitan Police Department at 202-727-9099, Youth Investigations Division at 202-576-6768, or 911.
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Radio One Honors Congressman Chakah Fattah
<strong>Radio One</strong> held a Black History Month Reception to recognize its first annual <em>Living History</em> honoree Pennsylvania congressman <strong>Chaka Fattah</strong>. The congressman was honored by Radio One founder/chairperson <strong>Cathy Hughes</strong> and president/CEO <strong>Alfred Liggins</strong> at the Radio One corporate headquarters in Silver Spring, Maryland. Judge Greg Mathis of the Juedge Mathis television show also gave remarks.
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