8 Year Old Relisha Rudd Missing Since 2/26/14 in Washington, DC … Amber Alert Issued (Update: 51 Year Old Kahlil Malik Tatum Wanted in Andrea Denise Tatum’s Murder)(Update: DC Police: “We cannot ignore the possibility that he may have killed her.”)(Update: Dive Teams Search Waters of Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens)
An AMBER ALERT was issued for Relisha Rudd on March 8, 2014; however, 8 year old Relisha Rudd has been missing since February 26, 2014 in Washington, DC. She was last seen Feb. 26 at the D.C. Shelter for Families on the grounds of the old D.C. General Hospital in Southeast. Relisha is believed to be in the company of Kahlil Tatum, who works as a janitor at the shelter. According to the Relisha’s mother’s fiance, Antonio Wheeler, the mom gave permission to Khalil Tatum, a janitor at the shelter, to take her daughter. Relisha had been missing since late February, but here disappearance was only brought to the attention of police on Wednesday when officials with D.C. Public Schools realized she hadn’t been showing up for class. Better late than never, I guess. Relisha is described as a black female, standing 4 feet tall and weighing between 70 and 80 pounds, with black hair, brown eyes, and a medium complexion.
Police were searching a homeless shelter next to a Washington, D.C., jail Thursday after missing 8-year-old Relisha Rudd’s mother was taken away.
The mother’s fiance said the woman gave permission to Khalil Tatum, a janitor at the shelter, to take her daughter.
“She said she is at Mr. Tatum’s house she’s good,” said Antonio Wheeler, fiance. “I seen Mr. Tatum today and he said he would bring my daughter back.”
Wheeler said he asked Tatum again later.
“I asked him, he said, ‘She is my house… would bring her back when I get off work today,’” Wheeler said.
That never happened, Wheeler said.
Authorities released surveillance footage of Tatum and Relisha taken on Feb. 26 at the Holiday Inn Express located at 1917 Bladensburg Road in Northeast D.C.
The search for Kahlil Tatum led to the Red Roof Inn in Oxon Hill. Upon further room to room searches at the hotel, the body of 51 year old Andrea Denise Tatum, the wife of Kahlil Malik Tatum, was found dead. An arrest warrant has been issued for Kahil Tatum for the murder of his wife. The police believe Relisha Rudd is traveling with Kahlil Tatum, who may be armed and dangerous, either on foot or in a different vehicle.
Since Relisha Rudd has disappeared and the events that followed, according to Shamika Young, the mother of missing Relisha, DC Child and Family Services have taken custody of her other children three children, ages 7, 5 and 4.
Left to Right, Relisha Rudd, Kahlil Tatum. (Metropolitan Police Department)
A man has been charged with killing his wife and may be traveling with an 8-year-old D.C. girl who has been missing for more than three weeks, authorities said.
Prince George’s County Police have obtained an arrest warrant charging Kahlil Malik Tatum, 51, of Southeast Washington with murder in the death of his wife, Andrea Denise Tatum, the police department said in a news release.
The body of Andrea Tatum, 51, was found Thursday in a motel room in Oxon Hill, where Prince George’s County officers had gone to assist the Metropolitan Police Department in its search for Relisha Tenau Rudd, who was reporting missing earlier in the week.
Police say a truck sought as part of the search for a Washington, D.C., girl has been found in Maryland, but police are still looking for the girl.
Prince George’s County Police said Friday that the unoccupied truck described in an Amber Alert seeking 8-year-old Relisha Rudd was found parked in Chapel Oaks.
UPDATE II: Search for missing Relisha Rudd intensifies to area of area of Kenilworth Park. … Kahlil Malik Tatum May Have Killed Relisha Rudd.
“We’re not making any assumptions, but I think it’d be prudent for us at this time to make sure we’ve searched – and this is a very large area – searched this area very well,” said D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier. “We cannot ignore the possibility that he may have killed her.”
The search of the aquatic gardens area of Kenilworth Park was prompted by evidence the man, identified as Kahlil Malik Tatum, 51, spent time there after the last credible sighting of Relisha Tenau Rudd, 8, on March 1.
“On March 2, we know that Mr. Tatum purchased, among other items, a carton of black, 42 gallon, self-tie contractor trash bags within the District of Columbia,” Lanier said at a news conference near the search area. “Not long after that purchase, Mr. Tatum was in the area of the aquatic gardens for a period of time.”
D.C. police spokesman Hugh Carew said dive teams were searching the Anacostia River in the 700-acre park in Northeast Washington, DC.
The search for missing 8-year-old girl Relisha Rudd resumed Saturday, with dive teams continuing to sift through the waters of Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens for possible remains.
The search for Relisha, last seen alive on March 1, enters day three at the heavily wooded park in Northeast Washington.
It began with a foot search Thursday, after authorities discovered Kahlil Malik Tatum, the man suspected of abducting Relisha, spent more than two hours in that area shortly after purchasing a number of 42-gallon contractor style garbage bags, a shovel and lime on March 2.
Police ask anyone with information on Relisha’s whereabouts to call the Metropolitan Police Department at 202-727-9099, the Youth Investigations Division at 202-576-6768, or 911.
Amber Alert Issued in Los Angeles, CA for 4 Missing Boyle Heights Children (One year Old Twins Janet & Veronica Felix, Justin Felix, 5, and Enrique Felix, 7) … Parents Enrique Felix and Rosa Chairez Sought in Adduction (Update: 4 Children Found Near US-Mexico Border, Parents Remain at Large)
An AMBER Alert was issued at 5 am Saturday in Los Angeles, California for 4 missing Boyle Heights children kidnapped by their mother, Rosa Chairez, and father, Enrique Felix, from their maternal grandmother’s home. The children’s names are, one year old twin girls, Janet and Veronica Felix, 5 year old Justin Feliz and 7 year old Enrique Felix. The children were first reported missing Friday, March 14, 2014 around 12:30 p.m., after Rosa Chairez and Enrique Felix took them by force. The vehicle used in the abduction was a dark-colored PT Cruiser that was missing the right rear hubcap and had paper license plates. Previously, the Department of Children and Family Services had removed the children from their biological parents and placed them in protective custody with the grandmother.
Police believe that the parents may be headed to San Diego, CA or Mexico.
Click on pic to watch VIDEO – Above, Parents Enrique Felix and Rosa Chairez, Justin Felix, 5, and Enrique Felix, 7
An Amber Alert was issued early Saturday morning after four children were reported missing from their maternal grandmother’s home in Boyle Heights, authorities said.
The children were first reported missing Friday around 12:30 p.m., after their mother, Rosa Chairez, and father, Enrique Felix, took them, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.
The California Highway Patrol issued an Amber Alert around 5 a.m. Saturday.
Description of kidnapping suspects.
Enrique Felix, 28, was described as Hispanic with black hair, brown eyes, standing 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighing around 220 pounds. Felix was reported to be physically violent towards Rosa Chairez and their children, police said.
Rosa Chairez has red hair and brown eyes. She is 5 feet 2 inches tall and weighs around 150 pounds.
One Year Old Twins Janet and Veronica Felix (Credit: LAPD)
Description of missing children.
Janet Felix, 1, black hair, brown eyes, 2 feet tall, approximately 20 pounds.
Veronica Felix, 1, black hair, brown eyes, 2 feet tall, approximately 20 pounds.
Justin Felix, 5, black hair, brown eyes, 3 feet tall approximately 50 pounds.
Enrique Felix, 7, brown hair, brown eyes, 4 feet tall approximately 70 pounds.
Four Southern California children allegedly taken by force from their grandmother’s home by their non-custodial parents were located near the U.S.-Mexico border Tuesday morning, bringing an end to the Amber Alert issued by authorities for the children.
Officials deactivated the Amber Alert and said the children were found safe at around 10:15 a.m. They were turned over to a U.S. Customs and Border Protection officer at the San Ysidro Port of Entry near San Diego.
The children’s parents, however, remained at large and may have possibly crossed the border into Mexico, according to officials.
Anyone with information was asked to contact LAPD Hollenbeck Detectives at (323) 342-8900. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477).
14 Year Old Michaela Bruce Missing Since 2/25/14 in Springfield, OH … Abducted by Mark Edwards for Second Time, Felony Arrest Warrant Issued
14 year old Michaela Bruce has been missing since Tuesday, February 25, 2014 in Springfield, Ohio. According to reports, Michaela Bruce was abducted by 44 year old Mark Edwards for the second time since September 2013. Authorities say Edwards is known to be a survivalist, aka bum, hobo. With his pending trial coming up in March 2014 for the abduction and six counts of unlawful sex with a minor from the September incident where the two ran away, this most likely prompted his incident. The Sheriff’s office believes that Michaela Bruce, and the public could be at risk if the suspect, Mark Edwards, attempts to do something desperate to escape capture. With this being the second abduction of the 14 year old girl, when captured it is not going to end well for this suspect.
She likened her daughter’s relationship with Edwards to being in a “cult.”
“It’s like her little brain has been drilled over and over and over that he loves her. I trusted him. His daughter was my daughter’s best friend. His wife was my friend,” Tammy Bruce said.
Michaela Bruce (left) – Mark Edwards (right)
UPDATE I: Police receive numerous tips on the two and spotted rental car they were in but cut off pursuit.
Earlier Wednesday night, Fred Stegner, who operates the Springfield Soup Kitchen, 830 W. Main St., told News Center 7 Edwards and Bruce visited the facility sometime before 8 p.m. Tuesday. That would have been roughly an hour before the girl’s mother reported her missing at 9:02 p.m. in German Twp., near Springfield.
Edwards eats at the facility regularly, Stegner said, but Tuesday night was the first time anyone there has seen him with the girl. There were 200 to 250 people there at the time. Springfield police and sheriff’s deputies showed photos of the man and girl to volunteers Wednesday morning.
Edwards “came in with the blond lady,” Stegner said. “I didn’t know she was 14 until I came in today[Wednesday], but many volunteers told me they saw them.”
Also Wednesday evening, sheriff’s Sgt. Mike Young said deputies have continued to receive hundreds of tips, the most credible of which is that Edwards and Bruce may have been near State Route 235 and Interstate 270 late Wednesday morning. Deputies also searched several vacant houses in the area where Edwards and the girl abandoned a rental car he was driving.
Acting on one of the early tips, deputies responded to a Knight’s Inn on West Main Street in Springfield at 2:30 a.m. Wednesday to look for Bruce and Edwards. Items believed to belong to Edwards and Bruce were located in a room. The state bureau of criminal investigation is analyzing items found in that room for DNA, Young said.
Deputies later spotted that rental car and pursued it but cut off that pursuit when the car ran a red light. Authorities found it abandoned at Rebert Pike and Cottage Drive in Springfield. A search of the area did not turn up Edwards or the girl. Officials said Edwards’ wife rented the vehicle Tuesday.
National Center for Missing & Exploited Children
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UPDATE II: Edwards was arrested in September 2013 for abduction of Michaela Bruce and faced a March 4 trial date on six counts of unlawful sexual conduct with a minor and interference with custody involving Bruce.
Edwards was arrested in September 2013 when he was found with Bruce after she went missing from her school bus stop. At that time, Edwards and the girl werefound in a green Ford Expedition in the 3300 block of Ohio 41. She was hiding in the rear of the vehicle under blankets. Deputies found a Taser, knives, condoms, a spear and other items in the SUV. Officials have said Edwards is known to be a survivalist.
AMBER ALERT Issued for Missing 3 Year Old Erielys Ahorrio & 4 Year Old John Ahorrio in Lancaster, PA … Abducted at Gun Point by Father, 23 Year Eddie Ahorrio, Jr & Eddie Ahorrio Sr. (Update: Amber Alert Canceled, Childred Safe, 1 Suspect Arrested)
An AMBER ALERThas been issued for 3 year old Erielys Ahorrio and 4 year old John Ahorrio, who were abducted from their home last night, Thursday, February 6, 2014. According to accounts, the two children were taken at gun point by their father, 23 year old Eddie Ahorrio, Jr. and his father, 47 year Eddie Ahorrio, Sr. They entered the home at Almanac Avenue home around 7:30 pm. The two men old drove off with the children in a black Nissan Altima with Pennsylvania license plate # JJG-8170. It is believed they might be driving from Pennsylvania to Massachusetts. if traveling to the Bay State, it is safe to say that these two thugs will probably not take highways and toll roads. Police and the public should keep eyes out on the lesser traveled local roads from PA to MA (map) like Rt 22 in PA, Rt 46 in NJ and Merritt Pkwy and Rt1 in CT and Rt. 1 in MA.
The children are considered in danger as Lancaster police have stated there was a domestic dispute at the house last week in which Ahorrio Jr. threatened to harm both the children and their mother.
Erielys Ahorrio, 3, and her 4-year-old brother John Ahorrio were taken from a home along Almanac Avenue in Lancaster, Pa. at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, state police said. Lancaster is about 70 miles west of Philadelphia.
State police identified the abductors as 23-year-old Eddie Ahorrio, Jr. and 47-year-old Eddie Ahorrio, Sr.
Missing: 4 year old John Ahorrio (left) and his 3 year old sister Erielys Ahorrio (rt)
UPDATE I: Police have released more details on the abduction of two small children from their Lancaster City home tonight … History of violence.
Ahorrio Sr. had a pipe wrench and Ahorrio Jr. had a gun, both of which were displayed. The children were inside with their mother, their mother’s boyfriend, and the boyfriend’s sister. The boyfriend, whose name was not released, was attacked by Arrohio Sr. with the pipe wrench and injured. There is no word as of right now on the extent of his injuries. Lancaster police told CBS 21 there was a domestic dispute at the house last week in which Ahorrio Jr. threatened to harm both the children and their mother. When caught, the two men are facing charges of robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, and kidnapping.
A vehicle matching the description of a vehicle reported by the Amber Alert has been stopped and a person was earlier taken into handcuffs, SkyFOX showed. This is occurring on I-76 Eastbound on Route One.
Pennsylvania State Police earlier issued an Amber Alert for two children allegedly abducted at gunpoint from Lancaster City by two men, and their vehicle’s last known location was in New Jersey.
Action News has confirmed that two children who were the subject of an hours-long Amber Alert search have been found safe, and that one suspect is in custody.
The resolution to the overnight search came just before 8:00 a.m. Friday after police stopped a 1994 black Nissan Altima on Route 1 at Route 76 in Philadelphia.
Police say the car was carrying 3-year-old Erielys Ahorrio and 4-year-old John Ahorrio, as well as one of two suspects sought in their abduction.
Amber Alert Issued for 6 Year Old Daniel Britt Missing Since 1/3/14 from Woonsocket, RI … Abducted by Mother Andria Britt (Update: Amber Alert Canceled Boy Found Safe, Mother Arrested)
An Amber Alert has been issued for 6 year old Daniel Britt who has been missing since January 3, 2014 from Woonsocket, Rhode Island. Daniel was taken by his mother, 34 year old Andria Britt. Both she and the boy’s father, Sean Britt, shared custody of Daniel; however, she skipped a court date last week and failed to return the boy to him. The court had granted the father sole custody. An arrest warrant has been issued for Andria Britt. The Amber Alert also cited an ‘‘immediate risk of harm’’ to both Andria and Daniel Britt, but a reason wasn’t disclosed. However, in the video below it is referenced that Andria has a history of mental illness.
Authorities said Andria Britt drives a red 2004 Ford Focus with Rhode Island license plate number 942649. She’s 35, 135 pounds and 5 feet, 5 inches.
Daniel Britt has blue eyes and brown hair. He is 4 feet, 3 inches and 50 pounds.
Police officers from Woonsocket were in Newton, Massachusetts Wednesday afternoon trying to track down family and friends of Andria. Andria’s sister lives in the area, but police would not say if they talked to her. Waltham Police had originally reported that Andria’s cell phone was pinged in Newton. Woonsocket Police now say it was the sister’s phone that officers were tracking.
“I just want him home, I just want him home. That’s all,” Sean Britt said. “If she wants to drop him off at a hospital, church, police station, whatever. Just drop my son off.”
Amber Alerts are carried on broadcast outlets and sent as text messages on mobile devices in a partnership with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. The Britt alert covered all of Rhode Island and bordering areas of Massachusetts and Connecticut.
Andria Britt is described as a white female, about 5 feet 5 inches tall, and weighs approximately 135 pounds. She also has brown hair and blue eyes.
UPDATE I: RI cops: Mom may have taken missing child to Washington state.
UPDATE III: Second car now sought in case of missing RI boy.
Police are now looking for two cars in the case of a nationwide Amber Alert issued for a Woonsocket mother and child.
Police around the country are now on the lookout for a 1992 gray Chevy Astro van with Washington state license plate ABR1512. This vehicle is in addition to a red 2004 Ford Focus with Rhode Island registration 942-649.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Woonsocket Police Department at 401-766-1212.
Daniel Britt, the 6-year-old Woonsocket boy, the subject of an Amber Alert who was taken by his mother, was found safe in Washington state Thursday evening.
Woonsocket police Detective Sgt. Matt Ryan at a late night news conference said that more than a dozen agencies around the country helped find the boy and his mother.
Ultimately, it was the Seattle office of the FBI that negotiated a voluntary surrender with the help of the mother’s family members.
The mother, Andria Britt, is in Island County Jail, charged with being a fugitive from justice, and child snatching, which carries up to a two-year sentence.
Police said additional charges for Britt, as well as for other people, could follow as the investigation continues.
AMBER ALERT for 6 Year Old Markell Beasley Missing 12/21/13 in Jefferson City, MO … Abducted by 40 year old Demitrius Beasley (Update: Both Found Dead, Murder/Suicide)
An Amber Alert was issued Tuesday evening, December 24, 2013 for 6 year old Markell Beasley in Jefferson City, MO. The boy has been missing since Saturday, December 21. Markell Beasley is said to have been abducted/kidnapped by 40 year old Demitrius Beasley, who is not his biological father. Demitrius Beasley contacted the child’s mother and told her that he would not return the boy to her. Demitrius Beasley has been charged with kidnapping.
Markell Beasley is 51 inches tall and 52 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. He was last wearing an orange hat with a grey and orange coat, blue shirt and blue jeans.
Demitrius Beasley is described as a 40-year-old black man who is 5 foot, 11 inches, 200 pounds with black hair and brown eyes.
Anyone with information or has seen the missing boy or Demitrius Beasley is asked to call 911 or the Jefferson City Police Department at 573-634-6351.
Terrible news on this Christmas Eve, the Amber Alert has been canceled for 6 year old Markell Beasley as he has been found dead, a result of a murder/suicide.
The missing 6-year-old child from Jefferson City and the man police believe kidnapped him were found dead in Cape Girardeau, Mo., Tuesday night.
The Jefferson City Police Department issued the alert looking for Markell X. Beasley Tuesday evening.
Around 8:35 p.m. Tuesday, Cape Girardeau police responded to a 911 call of a person shot in an apartment. When officers arrived, they found Markell and 40-year-old Demetrius Beasley dead inside an upstairs bedroom.
A Cape Girardeau sergeant tells 41 Action News the evidence suggests a murder suicide and they are not actively searching for any suspects at this time.
5 Year Old Cameron Serafin Missing Since 4/7/13 from Fairfax County, VA … Custodial Interference Arrest Warrant Issued for 32 Year Old Mother Rebecca Serafin (Update: Spotted in Las Vegas)
MISSING 5 YEAR OLD CAMERON SERAFIN ABDUCTED BY HIS MOTHER, REBECCA SERAFIN
5 year old Cameron Serafin has been missing since Sunday, April 7, 2013 from Fairfax County, Virginia. Rebecca Serafin, the boys mother who shares joint custody with Cameron’s father, Joe Serafin, was supposed to return the child last Sunday and never did. According to police, Rebecca Serafin altered Cameron’s and her own appearance to try to avoid being found. Joe Serafin stated that he contacted his wife’s parents and they said that she had packed bags and told them she was going on a weekend trip. Rebecca Serafin’s car was found in Arlington, VA last Tuesday and there is surveillance video tape from a bank showing Rebecca withdrawing all her money and closing her account. This is not the first time that Rebecca Serafin has taken the child. Last year the mom took off with Cameron to California and it took the dad 9 months to find them.
5 Year Old Cameron Serafin Missing Since April 7, 2013 … abducted by his mother
Police have issued a misdemeanor custodial interference arrest warrant for Rebecca Serafin; however, if she took the child across state lines, it now escalates the charges to a federal offense. Joe Serafin says his ex-wife, Rebecca, has a history of mental illness and substance abuse, which includes prescription drugs and heroin.
The father of a missing 5-year-old boy tells WTOP he believes his ex- wife may be heading to the west coast with their son.
Joe Serafin says he thinks Rebecca Serafin and Cameron may be heading west, but is not aware that she has any friends or family in that part of the country.
Fairfax County police say Rebecca Serafin is now being charged with felony parental abduction, because police believe she’s taken Cameron out of Virginia where she and Joe Serafin share custody. [...]
According to police, Rebecca Serafin altered her appearance and Cameron’s appearance in an “apparent attempt to avoid being located.”
Serafin says his ex-wife, Rebecca has a history of mental illness and substance abuse, which includes prescription drugs and heroin.
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If anyone has any information on missing Cameron Serafin or Rebecca Serafin, please contact the police by e-mail at http://www.fairfaxcrimesolvers.org , text “TIP187″ plus their message to CRIMES/274637 or call police at 703-691-2131.
Authorities said a Virginia mother who disappeared with her 5-year-old son last week has been spotted in Las Vegas.
Detectives think the child’s mother has changed her appearance and run off with the boy after he was not returned to his father on Sunday, April 7.
Fairfax police said the pair were seen on Thursday, April 11, at McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas around 10 p.m. The mother and son had arrived on a flight from Birmingham and could be headed for Los Angeles, according to police.