Suspicion falls on mom of missing Relisha
Rudd, 8, and her boyfriend after he posted photos of wads of cash and sneakers on Facebook in the days
after her daughter's disappearance
few leads in the search for Relisha Rudd, police have said they want to
speak to Shamika Young and her boyfriend Antonio Wheeler
the young girl's disappearance, Wheeler posted a series of photos of
wads of cash and sneakers purchased for Relisha's brothers
- Young faces being charged with obstructing justice after she insisted her daughter was okay
- Relisha has not been seen since March 1, when she disappeared from the homeless shelter where she lived with her family
- She was taken by Kahlil
Tatum, 51, whose body was found on Monday
- Police ceased a search of a large Washington park on Thursday after failing to find any clues to Relisha's whereabouts
Daily Mail Reporter
23:28 EST, 3 April 2014
23:34 EST, 3 April 2014
With the desperate search
to find missing 8-year-old Relisha Rudd stalling on Thursday, police
have said they want answers from the girl's mother and her boyfriend about
her recent unusual activity.
Three weeks after her daughter when missing,
Shamika Young had still insisted Relisha was safe and she had stalled
social workers who wanted to issue an alert that the girl was missing.
A Grand Jury is now looking into whether Young may have obstructed justice by misleading police. School absences led authorities to only start looking for Relisha on March 19, although she was last seen on March 1.
A Grand Jury is looking into whether Shamika
Young, right, may have obstructed justice by misleading police over the
disappearance of her daughter Relisha Rudd, 8
In the days after Relisha was last seen alive,
Young's boyfriend Antonio Wheeler posted pictures on Facebook of large
rolls of $50 bills and photos of Air Jordan sneakers bought for
Relisha's three brothers
In the days after
Relisha was last seen alive, Young's boyfriend Antonio Wheeler posted a
series of photos on Facebook of him holding large rolls of $50 bills and
photos of Air Jordan sneakers bought for Relisha's three brothers.
At the same time, the family was living in a homeless shelter, reports WUSA9.
said on Thursday that they have concluded their search of a large
Washington park where they thought they might find the missing girl's
Police in the nation's
capital began searching Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens for Relisha Rudd
last week. Chief Cathy Lanier said that police had not found any clues
as to where Relisha could be.
School absences led authorities to only start looking for Relisha on March 19, although she was last seen on March 1
Kahlil Tatum, pictured, had been charged with
killing his wife Andrea Tatum before his body was found in a Washington
park earlier this week
began searching the park after learning that a janitor Relisha was last
seen with March 1 had spent time in the park the next day after
purchasing trash bags.
Though police didn't find Relisha during the search, they did find the body of the janitor, Kahlil Tatum.
Tatum was a janitor at the homeless shelter where she lived with her mother and brothers.
believe Young let Kahlil Tatum take Relisha, and she was last seen
alive with him weeks before police say he killed his wife and then
Police stopped searching Kenilworth Park Aquatic Gardens in Washington DC for Relisha Rudd on Thursday
Relisha's mother had allowed her to spend
time with Tatum, and her family did not report her missing. Repeated
absences from school led authorities to start looking for her March 19.
after Relisha was reported missing did police in neighboring Prince
George's County, Md., find the body of Tatum's wife in a motel room,
with the FBI releasing a nation-wide wanted poster.
are now reviewing surveillance video from March 1 forward at Union
Station in an attempt to determine if someone had put Relisha on a train
to a destination still unknown.
The FBI is still offering a $25,000 reward for Relisha's return.
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