The Depth Of Relisha Rudd’s Tragic Case Exposed: Little Girl’s Family Implodes On D.C. Based Blogtalk Radio

The sudden disappearance of young 8-year-old Relisha Rudd from a Washington D.C. homeless shelter is simply a heartbreaking story. The adorable little girl was reportedly last seen with Kalil Tatum who was a janitor working at the old D.C. General Hospital shelter where the child lived with her family. Since the story first broke I have held serious reservations regarding the account of the child’s family members, that Tatum took the child and just vanished. Although news media has published a February 26, 2014 surveillance video from a Maryland hotel which established Tatum at some point having Relisha in his care, but statements by witnesses and family members clarify that Relisha was in the custody of her family in early March of 2014. It’s been disputed exactly which day she was last seen by the family, as March 1,2,7, and 8th are all dates which were given describing the last time she was seen alive.

The lack of clarity from those closest to this child highlights the irresponsibility of young Relisha’s caregivers failure to properly supervisor and protect her. Relisha’s family have now digressed into a finger pointing, diatribe of vicious rhetoric, with insults, threats of violence, and a complete profane dialogue towards each other that questions the believability of any of them at all. I listened to a rebroadcast of the little girl’s story, “The Finding Relisha Rudd Radio Show” on KWDC Radio, which is a D.C. based Blogtalk broadcast. The shows aired April 16 & 17, 2014 with Relisha’s mother on the 16th, again on the 17th with Relisha’s stepfather, Aunt’s, and step grandmother   as special guest. The show was suppose to give the little girl’s family an opportunity to have their side of the story heard, while dismissing media reports that they say were inaccurate. That may have been the intent of the show’s producer and host, but what actually happened was an implosion of the family’s dysfunction, and establishing why such a tragic ordeal could have happened to a young child like Relisha.

What started out as a question and answer forum where a volume of people within the public posed tough questions to Shameeka Young pertaining to her account that she has given regarding the disappearance of her daughter, soon escalated into a free for all debacle. Many listeners called into the show and spewed insults and other innuendo toward Shameeka. The host never policed the discussion which only made matters worst. The callers were relentlessly brutal as many made it clear that Shameeka wasn’t being honest about what happened to young Relisha. Despite the onslaught of abusive callers, Shameeka Young maintained her stoic posture, seeming unphased by the rhetorical abuse. One caller posed questions to Shameeka regarding her demeanor and wanted to know how she could participate in such a discussion on a radio show and not show emotions. “Why aren’t you screaming at the top of your lungs begging God to help you find your only daughter,” the caller said. For the first time publicly Shameeka Young appeared to be moved and fired back, “You don’t know what I go throw. You don’t know about all the dreams I have where I see my daughter reaching for me and I can’t get her.”

It was an emotional laced broadcast that shed some clarity on the overall picture that police authorities are now faced with unraveling. The investigation should now be centered around to versions of the little girl’s family members account that led up to the child’s disappearance. Shameeka says that her sister Ashley Young was the last person who had Relisha in her care. She gives the date of March 1, 2014 as the last day she actually saw Relisha when she dropped her off at Ashley’s house. However, Shameeka’s version is contradicted by statements from a man (I believe is related to Relisha) name Daniel Roberts, who stated during the broadcast that he actually saw Shameeka give Relisha to Kalil Tatum at a bus stop on March 7, 2014. He said that he doesn’t know why Shameeka is lying about the last time she saw her daughter, because she knows that she was the last person to have Relisha. Also, Antonio who is Relisha’s stepfather revealed during the broadcast that Ashley was the last person who had Relisha because Relisha was at his son’s birthday party held at Ashley’s apartment on March 8th. Even Antonio’s statement contradicts his wife’s own account as to when she last saw Relisha. During the show Antonio’s mother could be heard stating, “I keep telling antonio to stop saying when Relisha was last seen because that’s only what Shameeka said.”

The child’s step grandmother actually revealed a very telling moment in the case, that establishes that others close to Shameeka Young apparently have difficulty with her version of what happened when Relisha went missing. Shameeka also told KWDC Radio that she has never allowed Tatum to take Relisha anywhere, and contradicting other media reports where she had previously stated on television that she allowed Relisha to go with Tatum because “he seemed like a nice person.” When all hell broke loose on the show with the family members arguing, the step grandmother also revealed that she had question whether Tatum was young Relisha’s father. That argument sparked when Ashley gave her version, describing how Shameeka had called her to ask if she (Shameeka) could give Tatum her phone number because he was on his way to pick her up. Ashley says that the last time she saw Relisha was on March 2, 2014 when tatum arrived at her home to pick the child up. “As the Aunt, the only thing I can do is give the child to who ever the mother tells me.” is what Ashley Young told listeners of the show.

That is the meat of the entire case. Who had Relisha last and what date was it. We may never know the facts simply because all of the family members who cared for the child have given conflicting statements, and seemingly about the most minute details surrounding the case. The other disturbing aspect of the case that derived from the conversation, calls into question how exactly did Tatum and Relisha’s maternal grandmother develop such a close relationship with Kalil Tatum. Ashley Young told KWDC Radio that Shameeka first met Tatum back in 2007 (conflicting earlier reports of 2005), but indicated that her mother didn’t know Tatum. The step grandmother however, revealed that Ashley Young indicated to her that her mother worked with Tatum for years, and that claim perpetuated the argument further while Ashley Young denied those allegations. It was a very plausible question, because if Melissa (Relisha’s maternal grandmother) had no relationship with Tatum as Ashley claimed, why on earth would she have admitted to talking to Tatum over the phone regarding a trip to Atlanta, and telling Tatum to bring Relisha back by a certain time?

You must hear the broadcast for yourselves to even began to make sense of any of the nuisances of this case. One glaring fact in this case continues to bother most following this story. How is it possible for any mother to allow her daughter to be out of her presence for nineteens days without calling her or visiting her to check on her well being? If the little girl’s stepfather is correct and Shameeka last saw Relisha on March 8, 2014, it becomes very problematic, and creates suspicion as to why she has misled the authorities and the public regarding these facts. Given these disturbing facts, it’s hard to focus on Tatum as the person solely responsible for the child’s disappearance. The lies that are being told is mounting a volume of suspicion that Shameeka Young herself maybe responsible for her daughter’s disappearance, and not Kalil Tatum. Listen to the disturbing radio broadcast below. Where are you Relisha?

To Be Continued ..

New News Podcasts with The Finding Relisha Radio Show on BlogTalkRadio April 17, 2014 Broadcast.

 

Listen To News Internet Radio Stations with KWDC RADIO LIVE on BlogTalkRadio Wensday April 16, 2014 Broadcast.
To Be Continued ..
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The sudden disappearance of young 8-year-old Relisha Rudd from a Washington D.C. homeless shelter is simply a heartbreaking story. The adorable little girl was reportedly last seen with Kalil Tatum who was a janitor working at the old D.C. General Hospital shelter where the child lived with her family. Since the story first broke I have held serious reservations regarding the account of the child’s family members, that Tatum took the child and just vanished. Although news media has published a February 26, 2014 surveillance video from a Maryland hotel which established Tatum at some point having Relisha in his care, but statements by witnesses and family members clarify that Relisha was in the custody of her family in early March of 2014. It’s been disputed exactly which day she was last seen by the family, as March 1,2,7, and 8th are all dates which were given describing the last time she was seen alive.

The lack of clarity from those closest to this child highlights the irresponsibility of young Relisha’s caregivers failure to properly supervisor and protect her. Relisha’s family have now digressed into a finger pointing, diatribe of vicious rhetoric, with insults, threats of violence, and a complete profane dialogue towards each other that questions the believability of any of them at all. I listened to a rebroadcast of the little girl’s story, “The Finding Relisha Rudd Radio Show” on KWDC Radio, which is a D.C. based Blogtalk broadcast. The shows aired April 16 & 17, 2014 with Relisha’s mother on the 16th, again on the 17th with Relisha’s stepfather, Aunt’s, and step grandmother   as special guest. The show was suppose to give the little girl’s family an opportunity to have their side of the story heard, while dismissing media reports that they say were inaccurate. That may have been the intent of the show’s producer and host, but what actually happened was an implosion of the family’s dysfunction, and establishing why such a tragic ordeal could have happened to a young child like Relisha.

What started out as a question and answer forum where a volume of people within the public posed tough questions to Shameeka Young pertaining to her account that she has given regarding the disappearance of her daughter, soon escalated into a free for all debacle. Many listeners called into the show and spewed insults and other innuendo toward Shameeka. The host never policed the discussion which only made matters worst. The callers were relentlessly brutal as many made it clear that Shameeka wasn’t being honest about what happened to young Relisha. Despite the onslaught of abusive callers, Shameeka Young maintained her stoic posture, seeming unphased by the rhetorical abuse. One caller posed questions to Shameeka regarding her demeanor and wanted to know how she could participate in such a discussion on a radio show and not show emotions. “Why aren’t you screaming at the top of your lungs begging God to help you find your only daughter,” the caller said. For the first time publicly Shameeka Young appeared to be moved and fired back, “You don’t know what I go throw. You don’t know about all the dreams I have where I see my daughter reaching for me and I can’t get her.”

It was an emotional laced broadcast that shed some clarity on the overall picture that police authorities are now faced with unraveling. The investigation should now be centered around to versions of the little girl’s family members account that led up to the child’s disappearance. Shameeka says that her sister Ashley Young was the last person who had Relisha in her care. She gives the date of March 1, 2014 as the last day she actually saw Relisha when she dropped her off at Ashley’s house. However, Shameeka’s version is contradicted by statements from a man (I believe is related to Relisha) name Daniel Roberts, who stated during the broadcast that he actually saw Shameeka give Relisha to Kalil Tatum at a bus stop on March 7, 2014. He said that he doesn’t know why Shameeka is lying about the last time she saw her daughter, because she knows that she was the last person to have Relisha. Also, Antonio who is Relisha’s stepfather revealed during the broadcast that Ashley was the last person who had Relisha because Relisha was at his son’s birthday party held at Ashley’s apartment on March 8th. Even Antonio’s statement contradicts his wife’s own account as to when she last saw Relisha. During the show Antonio’s mother could be heard stating, “I keep telling antonio to stop saying when Relisha was last seen because that’s only what Shameeka said.”

The child’s step grandmother actually revealed a very telling moment in the case, that establishes that others close to Shameeka Young apparently have difficulty with her version of what happened when Relisha went missing. Shameeka also told KWDC Radio that she has never allowed Tatum to take Relisha anywhere, and contradicting other media reports where she had previously stated on television that she allowed Relisha to go with Tatum because “he seemed like a nice person.” When all hell broke loose on the show with the family members arguing, the step grandmother also revealed that she had question whether Tatum was young Relisha’s father. That argument sparked when Ashley gave her version, describing how Shameeka had called her to ask if she (Shameeka) could give Tatum her phone number because he was on his way to pick her up. Ashley says that the last time she saw Relisha was on March 2, 2014 when tatum arrived at her home to pick the child up. “As the Aunt, the only thing I can do is give the child to who ever the mother tells me.” is what Ashley Young told listeners of the show.

That is the meat of the entire case. Who had Relisha last and what date was it. We may never know the facts simply because all of the family members who cared for the child have given conflicting statements, and seemingly about the most minute details surrounding the case. The other disturbing aspect of the case that derived from the conversation, calls into question how exactly did Tatum and Relisha’s maternal grandmother develop such a close relationship with Kalil Tatum. Ashley Young told KWDC Radio that Shameeka first met Tatum back in 2007 (conflicting earlier reports of 2005), but indicated that her mother didn’t know Tatum. The step grandmother however, revealed that Ashley Young indicated to her that her mother worked with Tatum for years, and that claim perpetuated the argument further while Ashley Young denied those allegations. It was a very plausible question, because if Melissa (Relisha’s maternal grandmother) had no relationship with Tatum as Ashley claimed, why on earth would she have admitted to talking to Tatum over the phone regarding a trip to Atlanta, and telling Tatum to bring Relisha back by a certain time?

You must hear the broadcast for yourselves to even began to make sense of any of the nuisances of this case. One glaring fact in this case continues to bother most following this story. How is it possible for any mother to allow her daughter to be out of her presence for nineteens days without calling her or visiting her to check on her well being? If the little girl’s stepfather is correct and Shameeka last saw Relisha on March 8, 2014, it becomes very problematic, and creates suspicion as to why she has misled the authorities and the public regarding these facts. Given these disturbing facts, it’s hard to focus on Tatum as the person solely responsible for the child’s disappearance. The lies that are being told is mounting a volume of suspicion that Shameeka Young herself maybe responsible for her daughter’s disappearance, and not Kalil Tatum. Listen to the disturbing radio broadcast below. Where are you Relisha?

To Be Continued ..

New News Podcasts with The Finding Relisha Radio Show on BlogTalkRadio April 17, 2014 Broadcast.

 

Listen To News Internet Radio Stations with KWDC RADIO LIVE on BlogTalkRadio Wensday April 16, 2014 Broadcast.
To Be Continued ..
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7 Responses to “The Depth Of Relisha Rudd’s Tragic Case Exposed: Little Girl’s Family Implodes On D.C. Based Blogtalk Radio”

  1. Tee says:

    Lock Everyone up and start from there, somebody will tell the truth! It”s a damn shame that they rather argue about everything else but Relisha.. Never once has any of Relishas family members pleaded for her return or ask the thousands of listener’s to help them find her! They haven’t been to any of the walks and handing out flyers! I have Never seen a more dysfunctional, non caring family that could care less about there 8 year old daughter.. It just doesn’t make any sense at all!! LOCK THEM ALL UP and THROW AWAY THE KEY!!

    • David Adams says:

      I can relate to your feelings. I don’t think Kalil Tatum took that child. I believe they did something to her and blamed it on him. Dysfunctional is an under statement when it comes to this family….smh!

  2. Jamillah says:

    Shameeka has too many inconsistent statements. .I believe she is a liar.I believe she knows exactly what happened to her daughter..I believe both the Grandmother and mother know what happened.. I know polygraph test are not considered in court but it helps to get to the truth. They all need to take polygraph test.

  3. Thank Your Mr. David Adams for giving of yourself, leadership, and voice for the people~Amen!

  4. val says:

    I heard the biological fathers name is Maurice Rudd has anyone spoken to him.

  5. Kee Kee says:

    they are ignorant and need to stop putting the BLAME on others!! if they want to speak out about this then speak the truth and stop displaying your ignorance

  6. Madkins66 says:

    The worst part is the task force that’s supposed to be HELPING. a certain someone has a god complex and bans everyone who disagrees. This is NOT helping. Relisha would be embarrassed that adults are acting the way they are.
    Reprehensible.

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