Its a heartbreaking, and bizarre, 3 + year old mystery: An 8 year old Washington, D.C., girl was last seen alive March 1, 2014. She had reportedly been in the care of a so-called “Doctor”, a friend of the child’s mother, who in actuality was no doctor, but a school janitor.
Nearly a month later, the janitor turned up dead from what police described as a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head.
The man’s wife was also found shot to death.
Relisha was nowhere to be found.
And 3 1/2 years after the macabre turn of events, there is still no sign of little 8 year old Relisha.
The little girl’s parents appeared today on the Steve Wilkos Show in an emotional appearance that featured accusations being hurled back and forth.
Relisha’s mother, Shamika Young, has been criticized for her general attitude, behavior and seemingly conflicted explanation for her daughter’s disappearance, which has led to many raised eyebrows.
Antonio Wheeler, Relisha’s father, was criticized for social media postings that featured him with new gear and a mouth filled with cash.
Some social media users accused the father of earning the money by selling Relisha to a sex trafficking organization.
Both parents have accused the other of having had something to do with the child’s disappearance.
Wheeler and Relisha’s mother, who is also Relisha’s grandmother, Melissa Young, took lie detector tests provided by the show.
Shamika Young declined to take the lie detector test.
She also denied she murdered her daughter or had anything to do with her disappearance. She defiantly stated she didn’t have to take a lie detector test because she’d already talked to police.
Relisha’s case has garnered national attention and the FBI has been assisting in the investigation into her disappearance.
Unfortunately, Relisha’s whereabouts are still unknown.
If you have any information concerning the whereabouts of Relisha Rudd, please call the Center for Exploited and Missing Children at their 24 hour hotline which is 1-800-THE-LOST (1-800-843-5678). Or you can call your local law enforcement agency.