Police seeking man who may have info about missing D.C. girl

Washington, D.C., police release video of man they say is wanted for questioning in the disappearance of Relisha Rudd.
By Danielle Haynes   |   April 4, 2014 at 9:15 PM   |   Comments

WASHINGTON, April 4 (UPI) -- Washington D.C., police said they're seeking the public's help in identifying a man in a surveillance video who may have information in the disappearance of 8-year-old Relisha Rudd.

Rudd was last seen with her suspected abductor, Kahlil Tatum, March 1 in northeast Washington D.C.

Police found Kahlil Tatum's body Monday, saying he died of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head.

Police released a short video of another man getting off an escalator and are hoping to learn his identity. They said they want to question him about Relisha's disappearance.

“The Metropolitan Police Department believes this individual may have information and we are only seeking to speak with him,” the agency said in a statement.

On March 1, Relisha's mother left the the girl with Kahlil Tatum, 51, who was a janitor at the homeless shelter where Relisha's family lived. Police issued an Amber Alert and first started searching for the girl March 19 after a counselor at the girl's school noticed her mounting absences.

Police found Kahlil Tatum's wife, Denise Tatum, dead in a hotel room the day after the search for Relisha began.

Police said they haven't ruled out the possibility Kahlil Tatum killed Relisha.

[Washington Post]

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