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Search for girl focuses on man wanted in connection with wife's slaying

By CNN Staff
updated 6:41 AM EDT, Fri March 28, 2014
  • 8-year-old Relisha Tenau Rudd disappeared last week from a homeless shelter
  • She was last seen with a man whose wife was later found dead at a Maryland motel
  • An arrest warrant was issued for Kahlil Malik Tatum
  • Authorities also have issued an Amber Alert for Rudd

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- The FBI is offering a $25,000 reward in the case of a Washington, D.C., man who was last seen with a missing 8-year-old girl and is now wanted in connection with his wife's killing.

The FBI released new photos and video surveillance of Kahlil Malik Tatum, 51, and Relisha Tenau Rudd, who disappeared from a homeless shelter where she lived.

Washington's Metropolitan Police Department issued an Amber Alert for the girl last week.

After the girl's disappearance, police discovered the body of Tatum's wife, Andrea Denise Tatum, 51, at a suburban Maryland motel.

Police in Prince George's County have issued a warrant for his arrest in his wife's slaying.