New image shows what DC girl Relisha Rudd would look like at 16 years old

It’s been more than eight years since D.C. girl Relisha Rudd went missing, and some are working to make sure that her case is not forgotten.

On Relisha Rudd Remembrance Day Monday in Northeast, flyers bearing an image of what she might look like now at 16 years old were handed out.

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It’s been more than eight years since D.C. girl Relisha Rudd went missing, and some are working to make sure that her case is not forgotten.

On Relisha Rudd Remembrance Day Monday in Northeast, flyers bearing an image of what she might look like now at 16 years old were handed out. The age-progression picture came from D.C. police, and it was created by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.

Activist Henderson Long said that he’s not giving up, but keeping her name out there takes a toll.

“I think this is our sixth or seventh annual event. I hate them,” Long said.

Another activist, Phocuz Phill, keeps hope that Rudd can still be found alive.

“I want to keep this case alive. I don’t want her name to go in vain, whether she is still with us or she may not be,” Phill said.

Rudd was last seen on March 1, 2014, on the1900 block of Massachusetts Avenue Southeast.

The flyers were passed out near a 7-Eleven, where kids entered get cold drinks. Parents could get their child fingerprinted and have a current picture taken — tools that are very helpful if a kid goes missing.

Anyone with information on what happened to Rudd should call D.C. police at 202-727-9099.

(EDITOR’S NOTE: This story has been updated to reflect the correct location of where Rudd was last seen.)


Kyle Cooper

Anchor and reporter Kyle Cooper, has been with WTOP since 1992. Over those 25 years Kyle has worked as a street reporter, editor and anchor. Prior to WTOP Kyle worked at several radio stations in Indiana, and at the Indianapolis Star Newspaper.

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