Missing 8-year-old Relisha Rudd
has not been seen since March 1, police said Thursday as they conducted a search of a Washington, D.C. park that they described as a “recovery operation” in connection with her case.
According to D.C. Metropolitan Police Chief Cathy Lanier, Rudd was with Kahlil Malik Tatum
, 51, when she was seen on March 1. Investigators have evidence that Tatum purchased 42-gallon contractor trash bags at a D.C. store on March 2 and was later seen in the area of Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens for some period of time.