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UPDATE: FBI releases video showing murder suspect with missing girl

Kahlil Malik Tatum

Kahlil Malik Tatum

UPDATE: The FBI has released a video showing Tatum with  8-year-old Relisha Tenau Rudd.

Below is the video and an updated news release. You can also check the latest reward poster with additional images of Tatum.

Law enforcement authorities today released surveillance footage of Kahlil Malik Tatum and missing 8-year-old Relisha Tenau Rudd taken on Wednesday, February 26, 2014, at the Holiday Inn Express located at 1917 Bladensburg Road NE, Washington, D.C.

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The video shows Tatum and Rudd walking down a hallway in the hotel. Rudd is wearing a pair of pink boots and a purple Helly Hansen brand jacket with white stripes. The public is being asked to view the video and to contact law enforcement if they have seen either individual.

The FBI is offering a reward of up to $25,000 for information leading to the location and return of missing 8-year-old Relisha Tenau Rudd.

Kahlil Malik Tatum

Kahlil Malik Tatum

An arrest warrant has been issued in Prince George’s County, Maryland for 51-year-old Tatum, for the murder of his wife, 51-year-old Andrea Denise Tatum, also of N Street Southeast, Washington, D.C. The victim was discovered in a motel room in the 6100 block of Oxon Hill Road, Oxon Hill, Maryland, on Thursday, March 20, 2014. A separate reward of up to $25,000 is offered to anyone who provides information leading to an arrest and indictment in this case.

The investigation is being conducted jointly by the Metropolitan Police Department, Prince George’s County (Maryland) Police Department, and the FBI’s Washington Field Office. Anyone with information is asked to call their local law enforcement or the FBI.

Warning: Kahlil Tatum is considered armed and dangerous.

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The FBI’s Baltimore Field Office issued a release this morning updating the search for the 8-year-old girl missing from Washington, D.C., and possibly in the custody of a man wanted on a charge of murdering his wife. Below are the details.

The man, Kahlil Malik Tatum, is now wanted on a federal charge of unlawful flight to avoid prosecution.

People are asked to call the FBI or local sheriff’s office or police if they see the child or the man being sought.

Below are the latest details from the FBI.

The FBI, Prince George’s County (Maryland) Police Department, and Metropolitan Police Department are asking for the public’s help in finding Kahlil Malik Tatum, charged by the United States Attorney’s Office in Maryland for unlawful flight to avoid prosecution. Prince George’s County Police charged Tatum in the murder of his wife Andrea Denise Tatum.

Relisha Tenau Rudd

Relisha Tenau Rudd

Tatum is described as a black man, 5’7” tall, and weighing about 170 pounds. He has a distinctive tattoo on his left upper arm. He is believed to be traveling with 8-year-old Relisha Tenau Rudd. She is described as a black girl, weighing about 70 to 80 pounds, with black hair, brown eyes, and a medium complexion.

If you see Tatum or Relisha, call 911 immediately. You can also contact the FBI at 1-800-CALL-FBI.

You could receive a reward of up to $70,000 for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of Tatum and location of Relisha. The FBI is offering a reward of up to $25,000 for information leading to the location and return of Relisha. The FBI is offering a separate reward of up to $20,000 for information that leads to Tatum’s arrest. The Prince George’s County Police Department is also offering a reward of up to $25,000 for information leading to Tatum’s arrest and indictment.

The FBI Baltimore and Washington Field Offices, Prince George’s County (Maryland) Police Department, and the Metropolitan Police Department are investigating the case.

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