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DC DC - Relisha Tenau Rudd, 8, SE DC, 26 Feb 2014 *Media Links*

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  1. shadow of my mind

    shadow of my mind New Member

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    Time Line
    (information has been pulled from various new sources posted below)

    March 19 2014 Wednesday

    Wednesday Night
    school counselor learned the girl had not been to school in several weeks and went to shelter, sensing somewhat was amiss.

    March 20 2014 Thursday

    Current Official Date of Last Seen
    Relisha Tenau Rudd was last seen Feb. 26 at the D.C. Shelter for Families on the grounds of the old D.C. General Hospital in Southeast.

    A command center at D.C. Shelter for Families (Old DC General Hospital) Location: 1900 Mass Avenue SE

    Thursday Noon

    First Amber Alert Issued
    Two vehicles named:
    Burgundy Chevy Trail Blazer SUV and DC tags KAHLIL
    Has a Redskins sticker in the back window
    Black Honda Accord sedan with DC tags "EN 2051".
    Two suspects named:
    Kahlil Malik Tatum and Rickie Sheridan Lyles

    Thursday Mid Afternoon

    Police found body of a women, in a first floor room near the cars.
    identified as Tatum’s wife (not officially reported at this date), found dead Oxon Hill Red Roof Inn, Prince George’s County due to trauma.
    Trail Blzer and Honda also found at this location

    Thursday Afternoon

    Updated Amber Alert update issued on, Tatum may very well be armed and dangerous. Updated Amber Alert on DCPD website has remove Lyles name because they didn’t believe he was traveling with the girl

    Thursday Late Afternoon

    1976 GMC Truck with Maryland tags, 305015 is now third vehicle being sought.

    Relisha may have been spotted in D.C. with an unidentified women. (Witness is an unidentified person who is a sources of Channel News4)

    Thursday Night
    1976 GMC Truck found found in Hyattsville, Md. Additional details of not been reported including exact location.

    March 22 2014 Friday

    Kahlil Malik Tatum Charged with Murder of his wife Andrea Denise Tatum

    Sources

    Posted: March 20, 2014 - 05:57 am
    Relisha Tenau Rudd missing in Southeast D.C.Metropolitan Police put out an alert on Wednesday night for 8-year-old Relisha Tenau Rudd, who is missing and may be traveling in either a red SUV or black Honda. It did not take long for somebody to spot the cars in the parking lot of the Oxon Hill Red Roof Inn
    Source: http://www.wjla.com/articles/2014/03/relisha-tenau-rudd-missing-in-southeast-d-c--101337.html

    Posted: March 20
    Relish Rudd: Amber Alert for 8 year old missing from Prince George County
    Relisha Tenau Rudd was absent from school for nearly a month after her mother gaver her to an acquaintance reports the Washington Post. FBI Joins Investigation.
    Source: http://www.examiner.com/article/rel...-8-year-old-missing-from-prince-george-county


    Posted Updated: Thursday Mar 20, 2014 10:31 PM EDT
    Amber Alert issued for missing 8-year-old DC girl Relisha Rudd
    WASHINGTON - Police are still searching for a missing 8-year-old D.C. girl and an Amber Alert has been issued for her. Relisha Tenau Rudd was last seen in southeast Washington at a homeless shelter. [Original Post March 20, 2014 5:42 AM EST]
    Source: http://www.myfoxdc.com/story/250249...g-8-year-old-relisha-tenau-rudd#axzz2wdX66v5h

    Posted Updated: March 20, 2014 12:58 pm
    DC Amber Alert: Relisha Renau Rudd Missing, May be With Rickie Lyles, Kahliil Tatum
    Eight-year-old Relisha Tenau Rudd has gone missing in southeast Washington, D.C. on Thursday, prompting police to issue an Amber Alert.
    Two vehicles that police were looking for in connection to a homicide in Oxon Hill, Maryland were found at the scene of the crime. Rudd is connected to the homicide but is not the victim.
    [Original Post March 20, 2014 ]
    Source: http://www.theepochtimes.com/n3/572...ssing-may-be-with-rickie-lyles-kahliil-tatum/

    Posted Updated: Thursday Mar 20, 2014 2:46 PM EDT
    D.C. AMBER ALERT: 8-Year-Old Relisha Rudd Missing
    OXON HILL, Md. (WRIC)—The District of Columbia Metropolitan Police Department has issued an AMBER Alert for an 8-year-old black girl who has been missing since last month. A woman’s body was discovered in a Maryland hotel Thursday morning during the search for the child.
    [Original Post , March 20, 2014 1:57 PM EST]
    Source: http://www.wric.com/story/25029641/dc-amber-alert-8-year-old-relisha-rudd-missing

    Posted Updated: Friday, March 21, 6:22 AM
    D.C. police find truck, continue search for missing 8-year-old girl
    D.C. police said early Friday morning that the white truck they had been looking for in a search for a missing 8-year-old girl was found Thursday in Hyattsville.
    [Original Posted: March 20 2014]
    Source: http://www.washingtonpost.com/local...-11e3-95e8-39bef8e9a48b_story.html?tid=pm_pop


    Posted: Friday, March 21, 2014, 7:56 AM
    Wife of man wanted for missing Maryland girl, 8, found dead in hotel: report
    Police found a white 1976 GMC truck they say was being used by Kahlil Malik Tatum, who is suspected of possibly abducting little girl Relisha Tenau Rudd. An Amber Alert was issued for the child, who hasn't been seen since Feb. 26., after police found the body of Tatum's wife at a Prince George County hotel.
    Source: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/cri...and-girl-8-found-dead-hotel-article-1.1729067

    Posted updated: Thursday, March 21, 2014 09:51am
    AMBER Alert: Missing 8-year-old DC girl could be in RVA
    WASHINGTON (WTVR) — An AMBER Alert was issued Thursday morning for a missing 8-year-old girl in Southeast D.C. In an update late Thursday, Richmond Police said they believe the girl has been in Richmond, but can’t say if they still think she is here.
    [Original Post: March 20, 2014, 1:14 pm]
    Source: http://wtvr.com/2014/03/20/relisha-tenau-rudd-amber-alert-1/

    Posted: UPDATED: March 21, 2014 10:12 a.m.
    Truck Found, Missing Girl And Suspected Abductor Remain At Large
    Source: http://washington.cbslocal.com/2014...for-8-year-old-girl-missing-in-southeast-d-c/

    Posted: March 21, 2014 1:18 p.m. EDT
    Video Clip & News Article WUSA-TV, Washington
    Source: http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/03/21/8-year-old-girl-missing/6691397/

    Posted March 21 2014 (no time stamp)
    Amber Alert out for DC girl, 8, allegedly given to homeless shelter janitor by mom(WASHINGTON) -- Police were searching a homeless shelter next to a Washington, D.C., jail Thursday after missing 8-year-old Relisha Rudd's mother was taken away.
    Source: http://abclocal.go.com/wls/story?section=news/national_world&id=9474794

    Post UPDATED: March 21, 2014 10:12 a.m.
    WASHINGTON (WNEW) — Police have recovered a white truck wanted in connection to the disappearance of 8-year-old Relisha Rudd, but the child and her suspected abductor remain at large. [original post March 20, 2014 5:54 AM]
    Source: http://washington.cbslocal.com/2014...for-8-year-old-girl-missing-in-southeast-d-c/

    Posted: Friday - 3/21/2014, 12:44pm ET
    Search for missing 8-year-old expands
    WASHINGTON -- The search for 8-year-old Relisha Rudd has expanded, as D.C. police have alerted the Richmond area that the missing girl may be in central Virginia.
    Source: http://www.wtop.com/109/3586498/DC-police-seek-missing-girl-8

    Posted: Updated Friday, March 21 2014 5:25 PM EDT
    Truck in Amber Alert Found in Md.; Search for 8-Year-Old Relisha Tenau Rudd Continues
    An 8-year-old girl remains missing Friday, even after police found a vehicle described in an Amber Alert for her. Meanwhile, police are trying to unravel the mystery behind the death of a woman found during their search for the missing girl.
    [Original Post: Mar 21, 2014 ]
    Source: http://www.nbcwashington.com/news/l...d-Reported-Missing-From-SE-DC--251168541.html

    Posted: March 21, 2014, 5:50 pm
    Truck in Amber Alert Found in Md.
    An 8-year-old girl remains missing Friday, even after police found a vehicle described in an Amber Alert for her. Meanwhile, police are trying to unravel the mystery behind the death of a woman found during their search for the missing girl.
    Source: http://www.csnwashington.com/article/truck-amber-alert-found-md

    Posted: Friday, Updated 5:51 PM EDT
    D.C. Child and Family Services Had Contact With Missing Girl's Family
    News4 has learned Child and Family Services have been in touch with the family of a missing 8-year-old D.C. girl several times during the past seven years
    [Original Post Mar 21, 2014 ]
    Source: http://www.nbcwashington.com/news/l...sing-Girls-Relisha-Rudd-Family-251521641.html

    Posted: Friday, March 21, 2014
    The Prince George's County Police Department has obtained an arrest warrant for 51-year-old Kahlil Malik Tatum, of the 2500 block of N Street in Southeast Washington. Tatum is wanted for the murder of his wife, 51-year-old Andrea Denise Tatum also of N Street, Southeast Washington. The victim was discovered in a motel room in the 6100 block of Oxon Hill Road on Thursday, March 20, 2014.
    Source: http://pgpolice.blogspot.ca/

    Posted: March 21 6:00pm EDT
    Truck in Amber Alert Found in Md.; Search for 8-Year-Old Relisha Tenau Rudd ContinuesImbedded video
    Source: http://www.nbcwashington.com/video/...ar-Old-Relisha-Tenau-Rudd-Continues/251567981

    Posted: March 22, 2014 12:51 a.m. EDT
    AMBER ALERT: DC Girl Missing; abductor charged in murder
    WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- An Amber Alert is still active for 8-year-old Relisha Tenau Rudd. Her family is pleading with her abductor to return her home safely.
    Source: http://www.wusa9.com/story/news/local/dc/2014/03/20/8-year-old-girl-missing-southeast-dc/6642457/
     
  2. Coldpizza

    Coldpizza WS Administrator Staff Member Administrator Moderator

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    Use this thread to post media links and time line.
     
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    Warrant issued in woman’s death for man sought in Amber Alert case

    A close relative of 8-year-old Relisha Rudd, a missing homeless girl who is the focus of an intense police search, said Relisha’s mother claimed in recent weeks that the child was safe, although she was in the care of a man who police suspect has vanished with her.

    Shamika Young, Relisha’s mother, told Belinda Wheeler and other family members that her daughter was “fine” and that there was no cause to be worried.


    But, it turns out, there was ample reason for concern.

    (snip)
    An adult relative, who spoke on the condition of anonymity so as not to alienate other relatives, said that on one occasion, after a visit from social workers, Young’s mother called other family members asking whether they had room for Relisha to sleep. The relative added that at one point, city social workers were visiting Young’s apartment once or twice a week to make sure there was enough food and that the place was clean.

    (more@link)
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/local...9bd39e-b0f1-11e3-95e8-39bef8e9a48b_story.html
     
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    At rally, friends and relatives praise missing Relisha Rudd, 8

    At nightfall Saturday, candles flickered in Southeast Washington as dozens assembled on behalf of the 8-year-old homeless girl who vanished while apparently in the company of a man who is now a suspect in a killing.

    With the light draining from the sky, those at the vigil joined together outside the old D.C. General Hospital, now used as a homeless shelter. They gathered to speak of Relisha Tenau Rudd, expressing their wishes, emotions and recollections at the shelter where she lived.

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/local...bda6aa-b1fe-11e3-a49e-76adc9210f19_story.html
     
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    Here is the map with the points of interest we have so far:


    A: Red Roof Inn
    B: DC General Shelter (The Community Partnership for the Prevention of Homelessness, 1900 Massachusetts Avenue, SE)
    C: Payne Elementary School
    D: Address for K. Tatum (2500 block of N Street SE, Washington, DC 20020)

    Thank you belimom for the detailed address information on the shelter and Tatum's approximate address! This is an updated map with the DC Shelter address

    [​IMG]


    http://goo.gl/maps/b4TaL


    #FindRelisha :heartbeat:
     
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    Here is a new map with the 5th Point of Interest included. :tyou: 2Hope4!
    :loveyou:

    A: Red Roof Inn
    B: DC General Shelter (The Community Partnership for the Prevention of Homelessness, 1900 Massachusetts Avenue, SE)
    C: Payne Elementary School
    D: Address for K. Tatum (2500 block of N Street SE, Washington, DC 20020)
    E: 1600 block of Eastern Avenue in Chapel Oaks - The PGPD recovered a pick-up truck that was unoccupied and parked :)tyou: 2Hope4!)
     
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    Corrected map :)tyou: dewey decimal!)

    Points of Interest (to date)
    A: Red Roof Inn (Oxon Hill)
    B: DC General Shelter
    C: Payne Elementary School
    D: Tatum's address (approximate)
    E: Location of truck recovery (1600 Eastern Avenue NE, Chapel Oaks, Washington DC)

    [​IMG]

    Google Map Link here:
    http://goo.gl/maps/Ue0YR
     
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    DC police failed to activate the Amber Alert system properly so it only came to people in DC (via dewey decimal)

    Relisha Rudd: Questions surround Amber Alert for missing girl
    By Sam Ford, Roz Plater March 24, 2014 - 07:14 pm

    (WJLA) - If you drive into D.C. on I-295, you can see the Amber Alert signs for 8-year-old Relisha Rudd. The alert went to cell phones in D.C., but only in D.C.

    Though the suspected abductor, 51-year-old Kahlil Tatum, is suspected of killing his wife last week in Maryland and has a criminal record in Virginia, there appears to be no Amber Alert for the child in either state.

    D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier held a news conference on Monday, and insisted that Amber Alerts were sent out as far north as Pennsylvania and as far south as Florida.

    However, we could not find any alerts in nearby Maryland. Police have to explicitly be asked for an issuance, but Maryland State Police confirmed that they were never asked.


    More info: http://www.wjla.com/articles/2014/0...ound-amber-alert-for-missing-girl-101483.html

    Embedded video, including portion of presser with PG Chief of Police & footage from the vigil with SY speaking briefly, via quoted article posted by dewey decimal:

    http://bcove.me/spuvqcc6
     
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    Relisha Rudd’s difficult past comes into focus

    Relisha Rudd’s absences piled up at Daniel A. Payne Elementary School, topping 30 days this year before someone notified the D.C. Child and Family Service Agency on March 13.

    But it took an additional six days before the city agency took action. By then, Relisha, 8, had gone missing.

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/local...500c6e-b43e-11e3-8cb6-284052554d74_story.html

    Much more at link^
     
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    Posting the timeline because I did see at least one person had asked to see it. Everyone's input is valuable so please let me know if there is something missed, or something that should be removed. I did take out the addresses that were posted previously on it, mainly because the addresses are in the maps posted previously. (Also, I've never done a timeline for others before, just for myself when working on cases. So if mine... um.. sucks I guess... anyone who wants to copy the info and redo it, please, feel free to do so. I won't be hurt or upset ;) )

    Tuesday February 25
    Relisha's 5th unexcused absence and parent conference is scheduled

    Wednesday February 26
    Last day that Relisha is seen at the shelter
    SY turns Relisha over to Tatum to “care for her”
    Relisha and Tatum surveillance video @ Holiday Inn Express @ 19:25 (footage released by FBI on Tuesday, March 25)

    Saturday March 1
    Relisha last seen with Tatum in DC

    Sunday March 2
    Tatum purchased, among other items, a carton of black 42 gallon self tie contractor trash bags in DC (shortly after this purchase he was seen in area of the Aquatic Gardens for a 2 hour period of time)
    During this time up until March 20 Tatum continued to go to work and was seen in multiple locations throughout DC and Relisha was NOT with Tatum in any of those sightings.

    Wednesday March 5
    School officials speak with SY at parent conference about attendance
    SY tells school officals that Relisha is under the care of “Dr. Tatum”

    Friday March 7
    Relisha not in school but was seen on school grounds by a teacher picking up brothers*
    Relisha tells a teacher she has been ill and staying with her grandmother*
    *Above info cannot be verified by LE; teacher who stated this cannot confirm now that these events happened on this day; possibly happened previous Friday (2/28)

    Saturday March 8
    Relisha alledgely accompanies Tatum and family to “medical seminar” in Atlanta per SY (told to DC police on March 19)

    Monday March 10
    School officials reach out to “Dr. Tatum” who states that Relisha has been under his care for a neurological condition and is told he will need to provide documentation due to Relisha's continued absence

    Thursday March 13
    Relisha's 10th unexcused absence (30 days total although most excused by “Dr. Tatum” verbally)
    School social worker alerts DC CFSA -truancy/educational neglect/SY being unable to account for Relisha's whereabouts/also notes that Relisha's mother and grandmother insist she is ill and in the care of Tatum
    DC CFSA does not treat situation with a high alert mainly because younger brothers were not having truancy issues and because of note on file regarding medical issues

    Wednesday March 19
    Tatum at work at shelter, Relisha not with him, tells stepfather he will bring her back after work
    DC CFSA social worker responds to school complaint and calls “Dr. Tatum” regarding documents related to his care of Relisha/explanation for absences
    Tatum arranges a meeting at the shelter with DC CFSA worker
    DC CFSA arrives at shelter for meeting only to find that there is no “Dr. Tatum” and that Mr. Tatum, the janitor, is not there
    Tatum abruptly left work prior to his shift ending, apparently drove to Richmond and back, reason unknown
    DC police are called who arrive at the shelter and launch a missing persons investigation
    DC police meet with SY who states that Relisha went to a “medical seminar” in Atlanta with Tatum and his family and she does not know when they will return
    DC police attempt to call Tatum @ 9:39pm but call goes directly to voice mail (phone never turns back on after this call)
    SY refuses to file a missing persons report
    DC CFSA gets court order for custody of Relisha, signs off on missing persons report
    Tatum checks into Red Roof Inn Room 132 @ 10:04pm with 4 people (none of whom are Relisha)
    Shortly before 11pm three people leave Room 132
    Per a witness who had been at the hotel for four days, this is the first time the red SUV and black Honda are seen in the parking lot of the Red Roof Inn
    *Various family members state that they spoke via phone to Relisha on this day. (SY, grandmother, and aunt)
    *Info is NOT confirmed by LE

    Thursday March 20
    Last confirmed sighting of Khalil Tatum
    One person returns to the Red Roof Inn @ 5:40am, sees AKT lying on bed, is not allowed inside room (later tells police that in the last month hel assisted Tatum with internet searches regarding handguns)
    8:01am Prince George's County Police get request from DC Police for help with missing child
    Amber Alert issued by DC police naming two suspects (Tatum and RSL) and two vehicle descriptions (Maroon/Burgundy Chevy Trail Blazer SUV and Black Honda Accord)
    Possible sighting of Relisha in DC area (in the morning with an unidentified woman)
    Tatum calls friend, asks to be picked up @ Red Roof Inn and dropped off @ Southern Avenue Metro
    LE learns that one of the vehicles (SUV) is parked outside of Room 132 @ Red Roof Inn
    LE enters Room 132 and discovers the body of AKT (face down on bed, shot once in the head) and find both vehicles in the Amber Alert in the parking lot
    DC CFSA removes Relisha's brothers from SY's care
    LE updates Amber Alert with description of third vehicle (White GMC Pickup Tuck) and removes supsect RSL
    Richmond, VA authorities notified BOLO
    White GMC Pickup Truck is spotted in Richmond's Metro area per Richmond Police

    Friday March 21
    White GMC Pickup Truck belonging to Tatum found in Hyattsville, MD
    Tatum is charged in Prince George's County in the death of his wife
    Local arrest warrant issued for Tatum for first degree murder
    Amber Alert updated states Tatum armed and dangerous

    Saturday March 22
    Vigil held for Relisha at shelter

    Monday March 24
    DC Police and RBI release more photos of Relisha and Tatum

    Tuesday March 25
    FBI releases video surveillance of Tatum and Relisha from Feb 26
    FBI offers $25,000 reward for information leading to location and return of Relisha Rudd
    PGCP offers $25,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of Tatum
    U.S. Attorney's Office in Maryland files for federal warrant for Tatum for unlawful flight to avoid prosecution and arrest warrant is issued
    Area within and around shelter is searched

    Wednesday March 26
    Tatum added to FBI most wanted list
    FBI offers $20,000 reward for information leading to arrest and indictment of Tatum
    Wooded area around shelter searched

    Thursday March 27
    LE searches Kenilworth Park and Aquatic Gardens in what is a “recovery operation” according to Chief Lanier
     
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    no discussion timeline and media thread​
     
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    Second day of searching continues at Kenilworth Park
    Friday - 3/28/2014, 4:08pm ET

    (snip)
    D.C. police have focused their search for Relisha Rudd on Kenilworth Park and Aquatic Gardens after learning that the man last seen with the girl went to the park after purchasing a box of 42-gallon trash bags and other items.

    (snip)
    In an afternoon press briefing, Lanier says that dive teams were searching the various ponds, marshes and waterways in the park. Teams of police, fire and EMS recruits along with search and rescue experts from Montgomery County and other agencies were all assisting in what Lanier calls a "technical" search.

    (snip)
    Anyone who finds Relisha or Tatum is asked to call 911 or the Command Information Center at 202-727-9099 or 1-800-CALL-FBI (1-800-225-5324).

    much more @ link:
    http://wtop.com/109/3592046/The-latest-Divers-join-search-for-Relisha
     
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    That's a mighty strange interview. Mom's saying she gave Relisha to her mom and sis, but when the interviewer called them, they said that's not correct. I felt pity for Relisha's mom until she stressed what a very, very good mom she is, and how other kids would be lucky to have a mom like her.

    I think a little more modesty would have been best, given the present circumstances. She also said she doesn't 'even know what that means' when the reporter asked her about LE investigating her for obstruction of justice.
     
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    To make amends for my stupidity in posting a comment (above) in what I now realize is the media thread, I've transcribed the video. Feel free to copy, cut and share etc.

    SS - Shomari Stone, reporter.
    SY: Shamika Young, Relisha's mom.

    From NBC video, here: http://www.nbcwashington.com/video/...nterview-With-Relisha-Rudd-s-Mother/252941701

    SS: How are you feeling right now?

    SY:Staying strong, having a lot of faith - that's all I can feel. I'm hurting. I might not be showing signs that I'm hurt but yes, indeed-dy I'm hurt, deep down inside. Nobody ain't going to be able to feel that and nobody ain't going to be able to put their feeling there, in my shoes.
    Even if they did have a daughter, and they lost a daughter, ain't nobody gonna be able to feel the pain that I'm feeling right now.

    SS: The police chief said, quote, 'We cannot ignore the possibility that he may have killed her.'

    SY: (Long pause) That got my head messed up. But umm...I-I don't even know what to say on that. There's a lot of things scrambling in my head but I am gonna say the public cannot fault me at this, umm, I thought and I thought I could have trusted in my mother and my sister. You know there's things that the public don't know for instance;
    One, that my mother told me that this man told her that if anything happened to him and his wife today or tomorrow, my daughter would be safe. What does that mean?

    SS: Do you still believe your daughter is alive?

    SY: Yes, I still believe that.

    SS: Why?

    SY: It's all about the faith, and it's all about leaving it in God's hands. As long as these prayers are going out all night, everyday, and nonstop, it's all in the Man's hands above us. And that's one thing that Man above us don't play with - it's fools and babies. And my 8 year old daughter, she is a baby. So that's something he don't play with.

    SS: Now I have to ask this just so you can set the record straight; do you feel in anyway responsible for your daughter's disappearance?

    SY: No, I don't feel responsible. Why I don't feel responsible because she was in the care of my mother and my sister, that's why I don't feel responsible.

    SS: In all fairness, some say you refused to fill out a missing person's report. Is that true?

    SY: We're gonna get that clear - no, that's not true. They never asked me to issue out a missing person's report.

    SS: For the -when your daughter was missing for three weeks, did you say to yourself, where is she, is she with Tatum, did you call the school? Did anything come to mind during that period of time?

    SY: I wasn't under the impression that she - that she was missing. I was under the impression that she was still at my sister's house, where I left her. And under the care of my mother.

    SS: Some people would say, why didn't you call police if your daughter was missing?

    SY: I didn't want to lose my other three kids. That's why I didn't call the police.

    SS: If Khalil Tatum is watching this right now, what would you say to him? You can look at the camera .

    SY: (addresses camera) What would I say to you? - I have a lot of questions to ask you and I want you to answer them properly. And give me the correct answers.

    SS: Why did you trust him?

    SY: He didn't look like that type of person. He looked like a good person. The way he played with everybody kids; the way he did his job, when he needed to do his job, buffing them floors; he didn't look like an intimidized?? person, he really didn't.

    SS: Now, I talked to a lot of parents with this story and some say they would not let a grown man spend time with their daughter.

    SY: That's why everyone is getting their confused there. I didn't actually let this man - or give this man - my daughter.

    SS: Then what did you do?

    SY: I took her to my sister's house and had her in my sister's and my mother's care. That's exactly what I did.

    SS: Anything else you wanna add?....Suppose your daughter's watching this? What would you say to her?

    SY: If my daughter is watching this right now, I would say, I love you and come back home (crying) to your mother safely and unharmed and I love you ..and when you do return back and if you do return back unharmed , you will never EVER go with anybody else. You will be next to my side at all times. (video appears to have an edit here)
    I gotta stay strong. I gotta. It's okay to cry people, it's okay. I'm just hurt but I just gotta stay strong and have my faith (crying)......pause

    SS: Are you a good mom?

    SY: I'm a helluva good mother. And I am going to say this; there's kids out here that wish they had a mother like me. 'Cos some of these parents don't support their kids like they're supposed to. So it's kids out there who wish they had a mother that was doing the things that I was doing for my childrens, that would do for them.

    SS: There's a report that you're under investigation for obstruction of justice.

    SY: I don't even know what that is.

    SS: (after interview ends) And tonight something interesting to note, Shamika tells me that Relisha was in the care of Shamika's mother and sister at the time of her disappearance. Well, I called the mother and sister and they say that's absolutely not true. Now, one thing seems to be clear - they all hope that Relisha Rudd is alive - and they want Tatum, behind bars.
     
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