Two weeks since 15-year-old Elizabeth Thomas’ rescue from her 50-year-old former teacher and pedophile suspect Tad Cummins, new details are emerging about why they were forced to leave a hippie commune in northern California not far from the cabin they were later found at.
According to Inside Edition, a resident of the Black Bear Ranch commune said, “We don’t have any television, radio, cellphone, internet,” explaining how residents could be completely unaware of the AMBER Alert and nationwide manhunt for Tad and Elizabeth.
Part of the reason the runaway pair were asked to leave the remote community was because they refused to do their share of the work.
Commune residents were also afraid of Tad, waiting until more people came before they asked him to leave.
Reportedly furious, Tad took Elizabeth down the road to the tiny community of Cecilville, where he met Barry Griffin, the young man who was compassionate toward the two but later realized who they were.
In an interview with Inside Edition, Tad’s wife Jill revealed more details about his bewildering plans for escape...STORY CONTINUES ON NEXT PAGE.