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This story was corrected on March 25, 2014. An explanation of the correction can be found below.

Prince George’s County police are still searching for a Washington, D.C., man who allegedly killed his wife in an Oxon Hill hotel room and may be connected to the disappearance of an 8-year-old girl.

An arrest warrant for Kahlil Malik Tatum, 51, of the 2500 block of N Street in Southeast Washington, D.C., was issued March 21, one day after Prince George’s police found the body of his wife, Andrea Denise Tatum, 51. Police said they found Andrea Tatum suffering from an apparent gunshot wound in a motel on the 6100 block of Oxon Hill Road after responding to the area in the search of Relisha Tenau Rudd, 8.

An Amber Alert was issued for Rudd on March 20, and she was last seen at a homeless shelter in the 1900 block of Massachusetts Avenue in Southeast Washington, D.C., according to the Metropolitan Police Department. Police said they believe Relisha may be with Kahlil Tatum. Tatum was a janitor at the homeless shelter where Relisha was staying, according to the Metropolitan Police Department.

Prince George’s County police are still investigating the case and have charged Kahlil Tatum with first-degree murder, said Lt. William Alexander, county police spokesman.

“I don’t know if any of us know definitively where he is,” Alexander said.

A total of $50,000 is being offered as a reward in these cases, with up to $25,000 being offered for information leading to the arrest and indictment of Kahlil Tatum in the death of his wife, according to county police. The FBI is also offering up to $25,000 for information that leads to the location and return of Relisha, according to the FBI.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Kahlil Tatum or Relisha Rudd is asked to contact Prince George’s County Police Department’s Homicide Unit at 301-772-4925 or call Crime Solvers at 866-411-8477. Police are asking callers to refer to case number 14-079-0646.



Correction: Kahlil Malik Tatum’s name was initially misspelled.



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