Several days ago, there was an amber alert for 8 yr old Relisha Rudd! As the case unfolded i became more and more shocked as to how this young baby could be treated as an inanimate object being released to a custodian. Relisha’s mothers fiance said he gave the baby to 51 year old Khalil Malik and told him bring her back……WHAT?!?!
The body of 51-year-old Andrea Denise Tatum was discovered at an Oxon Hill Red Roof Inn as Prince George’s County Police searched for Relisha Rudd.
Prince George’s County Police announced Friday evening they have an arrest warrant out for 51-year-old Kahlil Malik Tatum in his wife’s murder.
The search for Relisha began Thursday with an Amber Alert, saying she is believed to be with Kahlil Tatum. The search led officers to the Red Roof Inn, where Andrea Tatum was found shot to death. Officers located the white 1976 GMC truck associated with the Amber Alert, but Relisha was not found.
Relisha has been missing since Feb. 26, but her absence wasn’t reported to police until Thursday when a counselor at Payne Elementary School noticed she hadn’t been to class in weeks. Antonio Wheeler, the mother’s fiance, said Relisha’s mother had given Tatum permission to spend time with the girl while the mother was in the hospital, but Tatum never returned the girl.
The child’s grandmother, Melissa Young, says Relisha often stayed overnight with Tatum and his family when her mother was out of town.
Young says Tatum was supposed to be taking Relisha to school and recalled what happened during last week’s snow day.
“He says ‘oh since school is closed I am going to keep her for another week.’ I said, ‘she has school tomorrow.’”
Relisha is described as a 4-foot tall black female who weighs approximately 70-80 pounds. She has black hair, brown eyes and a medium complexion. In the amber alert, police said they believe Tatum to be armed and dangerous.