Character Corner Radio in partnership with Pink Cotton Entertainment presents: "MISSING AND BLACK: THE RELISHA RUDD TRAGEDY"
Date: Saturday, May 17, 2014Time: 5:00 PM (EST)
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Timeline of Relisha Rudd's Disappearance from Washingtonpost.com:
Feb 26: Shamika Young asks Kahlil Malik Tatum, a janitor at the homeless shelter at the old D.C. General Hospital, to take her 8-year-old daughter, Relisha Rudd, home with him. It is the last time she sees her daughter. Later that day, Tatum and Relisha are seen walking toward a room in a Holiday Inn Express on Bladensburg Road NE, side by side holding bags and entering a room.
Mar 1: D.C. police chief Cathy Lanier said there is no confirmed sightings of Tatum and Relisha together after March 1, and no sightings of Relisha at all after that date.
Mar 13: A counselor at Payne Elementary writes a referral to the D.C. Child and Family Services Agency noting Relisha’s many absences. She missed more than 30 days, but officials say many were excused by her mother for illness, citing a “Dr. Tatum.”
Mar 19: Acting on the referral, a social worker calls Tatum, who arranges a meeting at the shelter. He does not show up. The worker finds that he is a janitor and had left his shift early that day. The referral says that a school official called “concerned regarding educational neglect and stated that Ms. Young was unable to account for Relisha’s whereabouts.”
- D.C. police launch a missing-person investigation. At 9:39 p.m., an officer calls Tatum’s cell, but it goes straight to voice mail and is never again reactivated.
- At 10:04 p.m., Tatum checks into Room 132 of the Red Roof Inn in Oxon Hill, Md., and is seen with four people. None of them, police later say, is Relisha. Less than an hour later, three people leave.