Cops Focus on National Arboretum in Search for Relisha Rudd
Police are combing through National Arboretum’s water areas as part of a new investigation into the disappearance of a girl from the D.C. General homeless shelter in 2014, local news outlets reported today.
Authorities have been searching for Relisha Rudd since her family last saw her at the homeless shelter on March 1, 2014. She was eight years old at the time of her disappearance.
Her mother has 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.
D.C. police launch new search for missing Relisha Rudd https://t.co/eCt4cTgsln
— Post Local (@postlocal) April 6, 2016
D.C. Police are searching the National Arboretum for Relisha Rudd. https://t.co/4ijppIXgy9 pic.twitter.com/KARkkzNd6m
— DCist (@DCist) April 6, 2016
DC Police to search small body of water at Arboretum in new search for #RelishaRudd pic.twitter.com/wHakxqaIi4
— Kristin Wright (@kwrightnbc4) April 6, 2016
The search for Relisha Rudd is already underway at the National Arboretum: https://t.co/ktwBO0iM5o pic.twitter.com/RDvSQDlPIs
— ABC7News (@ABC7News) April 6, 2016
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