D.C. Police Interview Man Sought in Relisha Rudd Search, Learn Nothing New

Relisha Rudd last seen March 1 with Kahlil Tatum, 51; Tatum's body was found at the park Monday

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    The Metropolitan Police Department interviewed a man they were looking for last week in the search for missing 8-year-old Relisha Rudd but learned nothing new about her whereabouts.

    After releasing video of the man, police were able to identify him, and he cooperated with the investigation.

    Search for Relisha Rudd at D.C. Park Suspended

    [DC] Search for Relisha Rudd at D.C. Park Suspended
    News4's Pat Collins reports from Kenilworth Park, where D.C. Police have wrapped up a search for missing girl Relisha Rudd. (Published Wednesday, Apr 2, 2014)

    The last confirmed sighting of Relisha was March 1, when she was in the company of a 51-year-old janitor at the homeless shelter where she and her family lived.

    Search Suspended for Missing Girl at D.C. Park

    [DC] Search Suspended for Missing Girl at D.C. Park
    D.C. Police and the FBI have suspended their search for missing girl Relisha Rudd at Kenilworth Park in northeast D.C. News4's Pat Collins reports. (Published Wednesday, Apr 2, 2014)

    That janitor, Kahlil Tatum, was found dead in a northeast D.C. park Monday. Police believe he committed suicide. Tatum was found as police and volunteers serached Kenilworth Park and Aquatic Gardens for signs of Relisha. Police were investigating the possibility that Tatum had killed Relisha and buried her body in the park.

    Search of D.C. Park for Missing Girl Wraps Up

    [DC] Search of D.C. Park for Missing Girl Wraps Up
    DC Police announced Wednesday they are wrapping up the search of Kenilworth Park for missing girl Relisha Rudd. News4's Pat Collins reports. (Published Wednesday, Apr 2, 2014)

    After several days, the search of that park ended last week.

    D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier called the lack of any evidence found "heart-wrenchingly frustrating."

    Search Continues for Relisha Rudd

    [DC] Search Continues for Relisha Rudd
    News4's Shomari Stone live on the latest for the search for Relisha Rudd. (Published Tuesday, Apr 1, 2014)

    The disappearance of Relisha was not officially reported missing until March 19. Investigators have said Tatum posed as a doctor to excuse her absences from school and that the girl's mother did not report her missing to police.

    Kahlil Tatum's Body Found in D.C. Park During Search for Missing 8-Year-Old

    [DC] Kahlil Tatum's Body Found in D.C. Park During Search for Missing 8-Year-Old
    The body of a man who appeared to have committed suicide at a D.C. park has been positively identified as Kahlil Tatum, D.C. Police announced Tuesday morning. (Published Tuesday, Apr 1, 2014)

    "I wasn’t under the impression she was missing. I thought she was at my sister’s house," Relisha's mother said. She added she shouldn't be held responsible because Relisha was in the care of her grandmother and aunt at the time of her disappearance.

    Search of Kenilworth Park for Missing Girl to Continue Through Wednesday

    [DC] Search of Kenilworth Park for Missing Girl to Continue Through Wednesday
    DC Police Chief Cathy Lanier announced the search of Kenilworth Park will continue through at least Wednesday. (Published Tuesday, Apr 1, 2014)

    Lanier has said Tatum had contact with other young girls at the shelter. It's not known whether those interactions were sexual in nature.

    Tatum was also wanted in the death of his wife, Andrea. Her body was found at an Oxon Hill Red Roof Inn March 20 during the search for Relisha.

    Body Found in Park Positively ID'd as Khalil Tatum

    [DC] Body Found in Park Positively ID'd as Khalil Tatum
    The body of a man who appeared to have committed suicide at a D.C. park has been positively identified as Kahlil Tatum, D.C. Police announced Tuesday morning. (Published Tuesday, Apr 1, 2014)

    A $70,000 reward was being offered by the FBI and Prince George's County Police for information leading to Relisha and Tatum. Call 911 if you have information on this case.

    Man Wanted in Relisha Rudd's Disappearance Found Dead

    [DC] Man Wanted in Relisha Rudd's Disappearance Found Dead
    The body of a man who appeared to have committed suicide at a D.C. park has been tentatively identified as Kahlil Tatum. News4's Jackie Bensen and Erika Gonzalez reports. (Published Wednesday, Apr 2, 2014)

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