In the wake of breaking news that Relisha Rudd's suspected abductor Kahlil Tatum has been confirmed dead, some users of Fairfax Underground are taking a different stance on her case. The 8-year-old girl has been missing since March 1.
Fairfax Underground, "a project site designed to improve communication among residents of Fairfax County, VA," users have displayed racist and insensitive remarks during a critical time to find Relisha.
The conversation, in what appears to be an unmoderated forum, began with a user only identified as "DC Native" made this request:
Please say a prayer for my girl Shamika Young, she be the moms to the missing Relisha Rudd. If you want you can leave her a message of support on her facebook page. She got one Shamika Young Washington DC. if anyone no of any info on Ree ree is please share it with the police no questions asked,
In response, many of the users responded in the following manner:
HeinzHellmans: I pray you moon crickets come up with even funnier names so we can laugh even harder at you. Shamika? Relisha?
Oscar Meyer: Relisha? Lol. Proof positive that the darkies just take any ol word and add an "a" to it for their names. Moon cricket mom was probably pregnant and saw a bottle of relish on the table.
Alexander Smith: Seriously, another crack baby missing when the negro mother went out to score drugs or go clubbing. Why does D.C. bother running these types on the news?
BigGovLove: 1) the masses love this shit so it sells commercials 2) it helps to push the liberal agenda by demonstrating why more government is needed
You can read the conversation in its entirety here.
Metropolitan Police Department Police Chief Cathy Lanier said they are not finished in their search at Kenilworth Park where Tatum's body was found in a storage facility. WUSA9 reports that
Police say they have used divers, underwater cameras (for wells), overhead aerial surveillance type, hundreds of officers to walk through area by area over 700 acres, among other methods during the search.
"We have employed the use of not only hundreds of police officers and firefighters and we have used a lot of other means to search," Lanier said.
If you see Relisha Rudd, call 911 immediately. Anyone with information about this case should contact the police at (202) 727-9099. Anonymous information may be submitted to the department's TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging 50411. You can also contact the FBI at 1-800-CALL-FBI.
Relisha is described as a black female, 4'0" tall, weighs approximately 70 to 80 pounds, black hair, brown eyes, and has a medium complexion. She may be in need of medication. Also, weeks prior to Rudd being reported missing, she was known to wear a purple Helly Hansen brand winter jacket and pink boots.