Relisha Rudd: Truer Crime

This week, on July 11th, marked “Relisha Rudd Remembrance Day'' in Washington, DC. As you heard in Freeway Phantom, back in 2014, Relisha Rudd, an 8 year old Black girl, went missing from Northeast, DC. Her whereabouts are still unknown. The timeline of Relisha’s disappearance is somewhat unclear but what is clear is that multiple systems failed to keep her safe and the failure of those systems is why no one even knew that she was missing, until it was too late. Tenderfoot TV has partnered with Truer Crime host, Celisia Stanton, to share more of Relisha Rudd’s story with you. In this episode of Truer Crime, Celisia takes a deeper look into what happens when the systems put in place to protect children, ultimately fail them.Truer Crime tells stories of real people who are missing, murdered or misled, digging deeper and challenging listeners to ask questions about the root cause of crime, and what justice really is. You can listen to “Truer Crime '' on Apple podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts. See for privacy information.

Om Podcasten

Between 1971 and 1972, six black girls went missing in the Washington D.C. area. Their bodies were discarded alongside DC freeways. And their killer was never found. The media dubbed him “The Freeway Phantom.” From iHeartRadio and Tenderfoot TV, a new podcast reinvestigates the 50 year old unsolved murders of these young girls. Journalist and Public Radio veteran Celeste Headlee (NPR, PBS, TEDx) examines old case files and interviews the investigators and family members who are still haunted by these killings. Headlee will ask the questions: Why didn’t these murders make the news headlines? Did law enforcement do enough to solve these crimes? And how do racial disparities impact these types of investigations, past and present? Plus, we’ll explore new evidence which may crack the cold case wide open again. If you have any information relating to these unsolved crimes, contact the Metropolitan Police Department at (202) 727-9099. If you have a tip and would like to reach out directly to Tenderfoot TV, email us at [email protected].