According to USA Today, Anthony Thomas, father of recently missing Elizabeth Thomas, has just filed for divorce from his wife of 30 years.
This news comes after his 15-year-old daughter, Elizabeth, was found after allegedly being abducted by her 50-year-old teacher Tad Cummins. The two were found in a cabin in a remote commune in Northern California by a man who was also staying at the commune.
While the pair was missing for over 30 days, the wife of Cummins filed for divorce, and now the father of Thomas is doing the same.
In Tennessee, according to the Maury County Court records, Thomas is filing for divorce from Kimberly Ann Thomas due to "irreconcilable differences and inappropriate marital conduct". Including Elizabeth, the couple has 10 children together. All of them under the age of 18.
Kimberly Thomas has been previously indicted on five counts of child abuse, four of them being a misdemeanor for child abuse and neglect and the other being a felony count. Elizabeth was one of the five children she abused.
In November 2015, Anthony Thomas separated from his wife once he was aware the abuse was taking place. Kimberly was charged with the abuse in January of 2016 and was given a court order to not have contact with her children. An order that is still currently in place.
These emerging details show Elizabeth's broken home life and unfortunate circumstances surrounding her and her siblings, which may give some more clues as to why or how she got involved with Cummins.
What do you think about this? Does this make you think there was more to the story of Elizabeth's tragic ordeal?
Please continue to pray for healing for Elizabeth and for her family who has been through so much pain.
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