122: Relisha Rudd

122: Relisha Rudd

In 2014, a social worker attempted to make contact with a doctor in a homeless shelter where a little girl named Relisha lived with her family. The doctor claimed to be treating Relisha for an unspecified neurological condition that caused her to miss a lot of school. But when the social worked arrived at the homeless shelter, she learned this “doctor” was actually a janitor at the shelter and Relisha’s mother couldn’t remember the last time she saw her daughter. 

In four years, Relisha’s mother, stepfather, grandmother, and teachers have come under fire, as has the Department of Child and Family Services and the shelter where Relisha lived. But none of this finger pointing has led to the whereabouts of Relisha.

Some of our research

Extended cut: Mother of Relisha Rudd speaks only with WUSA9

Relisha Rudd Special

What Do You Know About Relisha's Disappearance?

Where Is Relisha?

123: The Beaumont Children

123: The Beaumont Children

121: Amy Fitzpatrick

121: Amy Fitzpatrick