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Relisha Rudd's disappearance sparked an in-depth Washington Post investigation into the shelter that turned up serious problems, including filthy conditions and abusive workers.
A "Rally For Respect" was organized by the Washington Interfaith Network on behalf of families at the D.C. General Shelter to demand better living conditions.
D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray says he's directed two deputy mayors to conduct a review of the case of a missing 8-year-old and make recommendations about any needed reforms.
Even as police continue to search for Relisha Rudd, D.C. Council heard pleas to improve conditions and reduce the numbers of families staying at the city's largest homeless shelter where Relisha lived with her family.
A record number of children is staying at a District-run emergency shelter as local officials debate how to tackles the city's growing homeless population.
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