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D.C. man linked to disappearance of 8-year-old girl charged with killing wife; Amber Alert continues

Kahlil Malik Tatum, a person of interest in the disappearance of an 8-year-old D.C. girl, has been charged with the murder of his wife. Tatum’s 51-year-old spouse, Andrea Denise Tatum, was found dead Thursday in an Oxon Hill hotel room by police looking for the missing child, Relisha Tenau Rudd. D.C. police issued an Amber Alert […]

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Wounded man charged with first-degree murder in botched burglary

A 26-year-old Gaithersburg man was charged with murder after detectives recovered the victim’s spent bullet inside the clothing of the suspect. Twenty-three-year-old Marc St. Aubin was killed during a burglary turned deadly at a home in the 15800 block of Laughlin Lane in Silver Spring, according to Montgomery County Police. On the night of March 3, […]

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Crime History, March 24, 1995: ‘Happy Face Killer’ turns himself in to police

On this day, March 24, in 1995, the so-called “Happy Face Killer” Keith Jesperson, wrote a note to his two children and turned himself into police. Jesperson was a truck driver who is known to have killed eight women across the country. He would strap a woman to the undercarriage of his truck and drag […]

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The Crime Scene: IRS hires crooked cop; woman flees ambulance after medics argue; and man in girl’s disappearance gave gifts to kids

• D.C. man linked to disappearance of child is charged with killing wife (D.C. Crime Stories) • D.C. shelter residents say janitor sought in girl’s disappearance gave gifts to children (The Washington Post) • Md. man charged in murder-for-hire slaying of girlfriend 14 years ago (WBAL) • IRS hires former cop convicted of snooping for […]

Relisha Rudd

D.C. man linked to disappearance of 8-year-old girl charged with killing wife; Amber Alert continues

Kahlil Malik Tatum, a person of interest in the disappearance of an 8-year-old D.C. girl, has been charged with the murder of his wife. Tatum’s 51-year-old spouse, Andrea Denise Tatum, was found dead Thursday in an Oxon Hill hotel room by police looking for the missing child, Relisha Tenau Rudd. D.C. police issued an Amber Alert […]

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D.C. men found guilty of first-degree murder of government witness

Two D.C. men were found guilty of first-degree murder in the 2008 slaying of a woman who was a government witness in a series of shootings in Northwest Washington. Willie Walker Jr., 23, and Ricky Donaldson, 22, were members of a gang that operated around the LeDroit Park neighborhood in Northwest Washington. The gang, known […]

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Crime History, March 21, 1976: Singer arrested for killing Olympic alpine skier

On this day, March 21, in 1976, singer Claudine Longet, the former wife of Andy Williams, was arrested for the death of former Olympic skier Spider Sabich. Longet, a French-born pop music singer who co-starred with Peter Sellers in “The Party,” had been living with Sabich in Aspen, Colo. Sabich had returned from skiing and was preparing […]

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The Crime Scene: Suspect killed by police at I-95 rest stop; woman, 75, set 25 fires to high-rise; and Jewish community fights re-trial of 1969 child killer

We round up the top crime stories because you need to get out of Dodge. • Woman found dead in search of 8-year-old; Amber Alert issued (D.C. Crime Stories) • Baltimore Jewish community fights re-trial of 1969 child killer (Baltimore Sun) • Man killed by police at Maryland rest stop after chase on I-95 (WBAL) […]

Relisha Rudd

Woman found dead in search of 8-year-old missing girl; Amber Alert issued

Police looking for a missing D.C. girl have found a body of a woman at a Prince George’s County motel. An Amber Alert has been issued for 8-year-old Relisha Tenau Rudd, described as 4-feet tall, 75 pounds, with medium black complexion. She may be in a White 1976 GMC truck MD tag 305015. She may be traveling with […]

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Crime History, March 20, 1865: John Wilkes Booth plot to kidnap the president is foiled

On this day, March 20, in 1865, a plan by John Wilkes Booth to abduct President Abraham Lincoln was ruined when Lincoln failed to show up at the location of the appointed ambush in Northwest Washington. Booth, an actor as famous as a young Brad Pitt in his day, learned that the president was visiting a […]

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The Crime Scene: Judge mystified by feats of strength; ricin found in G-Town dorm; and Elle names Lanier top cop

The Crime Scene: It’s like coffee but with bad cops and dirty politicians. • Bush administration official charged with abduction, sex assault (D.C. Crime Stories) • Marion Barry endorses D.C. mayor amid federal probe (Associated Press) • Ricin found in Georgetown dorm room (Washington Post) • Elle magazine names Chief Lanier one of most powerful […]