Authorities and Family Members Speak Up After Missing Teen Elizabeth Thomas Found Safe
The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation confirmed that missing teen Elizabeth Thomas has been found safely and her former teacher and abductor, Tad Cummins, has been arrested.
Thomas and Cummins were missing for over a month, leaving a nationwide manhunt to take place in the U.S.
The two were found at Black Bear Ranch commune located in Cecilville, Northern California following an incoming tip that spotted the Nissan Rogue without a license plate.
After authorities rescued the missing teenager, praise spread throughout the nation as many have been praying for her safe return. Her family is especially grateful.
The family attorney stated:
"There aren't words in the English language to describe the level of relief and elation experienced by the Thomas family. Now begins another hard chapter, but for now, we celebrate."
Jill Cummins, Tad’s wife, also spoke up, stating the area they were found in was not a familiar location to her. Her attorney mentioned she was ‘very emotional’ when her husband was found safely.
"She is excited that they were found and nobody was hurt. She has not spoken to Tad."
According to WKRN, Cummins surrendered and is in custody where he awaits without bail. Thomas was taken to a local hospital to be evaluated and will be reunited with her family soon.
As of right now, little details are known, but TBI is holding a press conference this afternoon at 3:00 PM Central to provide more information to the public.
Praise God! Thank you for your prayers and helping bring Elizabeth Thomas home!