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Body of Khalil Tatum, kidnapper of Relisha Rudd, found

Tue., Apr. 1, 2014 9:30 AM EDT
by Mo Barnes
Khalil Tatum with Tattoo

Khalil Tatum’s body has been found

Washington, D.C. police announced that they have found the body of Khalil Tatum with a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head. However, the whereabouts of Relisha Rudd, the missing eight-year-old girl he kidnapped, is still unknown. After an exhaustive search of Kenilworth Park and Aquatic, police Chief Cathy Lanier stated, “Let’s just say that we’re pretty comfortable that this is a suicide case.” Tatum was last seen with Rudd, March 1, 2014.The child had been missing for more than 30 days before police began their investigation on March 19, 2014.

The search at the park was initiated after reports stated that Tatum was seen purchasing heavy duty trash bags, a shovel and a bag of quick lime. This indicated to homicide investigators that Tatum had a “burial kit’’ and that Rudd might be dead.   Chief Lanier went on to state, “Our work continues. We still have a lot to do, and we are still here for the reason we came here to begin with — and that is to look for Relisha.”

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  • soisaid

    Lord please let this girl be found alive… that guy was a sick and twisted individual. may he rot whereever he ends up.

  • kelly

    IM SURE THE DEMONS OF HELL GRABBED HIM AND DRAGGED HIS AZZ ALL THE WAY TO DAMNATION, HELLS PITS OF FIRE HAS ENGULFED HIS FILTY SOUL, HE WILL NOT BE GOING ANYWHERE GOOD … TRUST THAT

    I PRAY THAT RELISHA IS OK , I BEEN ON MY KNEES PRAYING FOR DAYS , MY FAMILY DID OUR OWN VIGIL IWTH CANDLES , AND A FEW OF MY NEIGHBORS JOINED IN … I THOUGHT about organizing a fund raiser for the mother ,but jeeez im not sure if she deserve anything above a azzz beating for allowing this nut to take her kid out that sheltor … did anyone hear the step dad who was oviouly in the shelter to , say he begged the man to bring her back???? that mean they knew she was in danger and had to get the police involved ..how long did they beggg before they decided to get the police involved?? good questions ……
    i try not to judge the MOTHER CAUSE MAYBE SHE JUST WANTED THE CHILD TO HAVE SOME SUNSHINE OUT SIDE THAT CROWED SHELTER .. i thought the state place the mother and kids in a special area of the sheltors? i though the sheltors in america was more equipted that this mudd whole i heard they were in GOD BLESS AMERICA WE CAN WORRY BOUT KIM KARDASHIAN AND KANYE , BUT CANT RAISE MONEY TO HELP FAMILIES ON THE STREETS ???

  • kelly

    i quest there is no word on this child yet ? i mean what could he have done with her .. this is as sad as it gets .. i can not imagine what type of demon takes over a soul . a human mind and make a person do such a thing to a child … where ever she is couldnt be good .. could he have sold her to a trafficor? you know that is going on in the states .and other coutrys , i hope thats the case at the minimal cause that baby did nothing to deserve to be taken from her parents .. the MOTHER IS A DUM ASZZ BITCH A LIER AND A CRACK HEAD . HER AND THAT DEPLORING BOYFEIEND OF HERS IS THE WORST PEOPLE .. HOW COULD THEY LET THIS CHILD BE MISSING THAT LONG AND NOT CHECK ON HER OR CALLED THE POLICE THE MINUTE HE DIDNT RETURN HER ? I CANNOT FANTUM WHY OR HOW THIS COULD HAPPEN …. IF THIS DONT MAKE PARENT MORE CAUTIOUS NOTHING WILL …..

  • kelly

    HE REALLY WAS A WACKO … HE ALSO KILLED HIS WIFE FIRST …. i mean dont the sheltors take any responsilbilite for women coming in there with kids ,there should be strick guide lines that no child can stay out of a sheltor for more than 24 hours without papers signed and a return date then he would not have felt like no one was watching him ……. i see how the sheltors run now .. someone need to change laws governing children in these places …of all things you would not expect an employee to do this .. but what mother would let her 9 year old go with a man thats not arelative …. didnt a bell go off in her dingy head … some folks should not have kids period