A 15 year old girl, Elizabeth Thomas, has been missing since March 13th. The state of Tennessee issued an Amber Alert that has gone nationwide, in hopes of bringing the young girl home safely.
There is reasoning to believe that the young girl was abducted by her 50 year old teacher, Tad Cummins, after a series of suspicious events took place, including a student at Thomas’ high school seeing them kiss.
According to Today, it was just discovered that Elizabeth Thomas had an extremely hard home life. She was physically abused by her mother in the past who was arrested for ‘child abuse and neglect’, which may have played a part in leading Elizabeth to pursue a relationship with her teacher.
Elizabeth was also home schooled up until this last year when she met Tad Cummins.
There have not been any successful leads yet on where Elizabeth is, leaving the Thomas family heartbroken. Their lawyer released a statement on March 23rd expressing their extreme gratitude and encouraging the country to continue sharing Elizabeth’s story.
“The last ten days have been the most difficult in the life of the Thomas family. We want to sincerely thank those of you throughout the country who are praying for Elizabeth's safe and speedy return...We humbly asking that you continue to pray as we do our best to cope with the emotional weight of Elizabeth’s abduction.”
“We also thank the press, both local and national, for its continuous coverage of Elizabeth’s abduction. IT is critical to finding Elizabeth that we broadcast to the widest possible audience so as to keep Elizabeth’s story in front of as many people as possible. Hopefully this awareness will assist law enforcement with tips that will lead to Elizabeth.”
Cummins’ wife also released a statement recently, begging her husband to return home and ensuring God’s grace is sufficient for him.
Please continue to share Elizabeth’s story and pray with us for her safe and quick return! Thank you!