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DC Police confirm body found to be Kahlil Tatum

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (WWBT) -

Washington DC Police confirm a body found during their search for missing 8-year-old Relisha Rudd is her suspected kidnapper.

DC Police identified the body of the adult male found Monday as Kahlil Tatum. The death appears to be caused by suicide. The body was found by police searching Kenilworth Park for Rudd, but so far they have had no luck finding any sign of the girl.

Rudd was last seen on March 1 with Tatum, a custodian at a homeless shelter where Rudd's family was staying.

Police say Tatum bought a container of heavy-duty trash bags, and was in Kenilworth Park for a period of time on March 1. Tatum continued to go to work through March 20. His wife was found dead in a motel the same day during the search for Rudd in Prince George's County, Maryland. Tatum was wanted on first-degree murder and other charges.

Rudd is a black girl, weighing about 70 to 80 pounds. The FBI and DC Police say to call 911 if you see either of them or call 1-800-CALL-FBI.

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