A prayer service and candle-lit walk will be held in honor of Relisha Rudd on Sunday, one year after the 8-year-old disappeared from the homeless shelter at D.C. General.
Participants in the vigil to be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Mt. Paran Baptist Church (1341 K St. SE) will first have a prayer service and then will walk from the church to D.C. General. There, they will give residents “Care Kits” in the child’s honor, a flier for the event says.
Relisha, who attended Payne Elementary School, was last seen by family at the homeless shelter on March 1, 2014. Her mother told police the child had been under the care of Kahil Tatum, a janitor at the shelter who had previous felony convictions. Tatum shot his wife, police said, and then was found dead in a park on March 31.
The investigation into Relisha’s death is still open, as Washington City Paper reported.
Photo via Mt. Paran Baptist Church