1. TENNESSEE & ALABAMA: An AMBER Alert has been issued for 15-year-old Elizabeth Thomas, who is missing from Columbia, Tennessee since March 13, 2017. She may be with Tad Cummins, 50, who is believed to be armed. They may be traveling in a silver Nissan Rogue with Tennessee plates 976ZPT, possibly headed for Decatur, Alabama.

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#AmberAlert ELIZABETH THOMAS: Missing from Columbia, TN - 13 March 2017 - Age 15

Discussion in 'Missing 2015 to Present' started by SheWhoMustNotBeNamed, Mar 14, 2017.

  1. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    AMBER Alert: Missing teen believed to be with armed 50-year-old man

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    An Endangered Child Alert was issued Tuesday afternoon for a 15-year-old girl missing out of Maury County–and it was quickly upgraded to a statewide AMBER Alert.

    The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is searching for Mary Catherine Elizabeth Thomas.

    It’s believed she is in the company of Tad Cummins, 50, who is believed to be armed with two handguns.

    Sheriff Bucky Rowland confirmed to News he used to be a teacher at Maury County Schools, and spokeswoman for the district said he was suspended last month from Culleoka Unit School. An investigation is ongoing into that case.

    The TBI says they may have been in the area of Decatur, Alabama.

    http://wkrn.com/2017/03/14/endanger...en-believed-to-be-with-armed-50-year-old-man/
     
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  2. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    Endangered Tennessee teen may be in the Decatur area; Amber Alerts for Tennessee and Alabama

    Amber Alerts are now in effect for Tennessee and Alabama as law enforcement searches for 15-year-old Mary Catherine Elizabeth Thomas from Columbia, Tenn.

    The Maury County Sheriff’s Office believes that she may be in the Decatur, Ala. area.

    Authorities believe that Cummins may be armed with two handguns and driving a silver Nissan Rogue with Tennessee tag 976ZPT.

    http://whnt.com/2017/03/14/endangered-tennessee-teen-may-be-in-the-decatur-area/


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    https://twitter.com/TBInvestigation/status/841785907065847808/photo/1?ref_src=twsrc^tfw
     
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  3. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    AMBER Alert issued for Maury Co. teen believed to be traveling with former teacher

    UPDATE: An AMBER Alert has now been issued for a missing Maury County teen believed to be traveling with a former teacher in the school district.

    Mary Catherine Elizabeth Thomas, 15 is missing from Maury County. She's believed to be traveling with Tad Cummins, 50. The Maury County Sheriff's Office confirmed to Fox 17 News that Cummins was a teacher in the school district.

    Maury Co. Public Schools confirmed Cummins was suspended last month for a Maury County Sheriff's Office investigation. MCPS said it's protocol to suspend any time law enforcement is working an investigation.

    http://fox17.com/news/local/endangered-child-alert-issued-for-maury-county-teen
     
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  4. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member

    What a scumbag! Keep you eyes peeled!!!
     
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  5. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    Alabama issues Amber Alert for missing 15-year-old girl in ‘extreme danger’

    Authorities in Alabama are telling residents to be on the lookout for a 15-year-old Tennessee girl believed to be with a 50-year-old man and in “extreme danger.”

    Alabama issued an Amber Alert on behalf of the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation for Mary Catherine “Elizabeth” Thomas, described as white, 5-foot-5, 120 pounds, with blond hair and hazel eyes, last seen Monday while wearing a flannel shirt and black leggings.

    http://www.ledger-enquirer.com/latest-news/article138564513.html
     
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  6. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    State continues search for missing girl

    In spite of a relatively few number of tips, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation continues its work, alongside the Maury County Sheriff’s Department, to find and recover 15-year-old Elizabeth Thomas, who became the subject of a statewide AMBER Alert issued by the TBI, along with an Alabama AMBER Alert, on Tuesday evening.


    Since issuing the AMBER Alert on Tuesday at about 6 p.m., the TBI has received about 80 leads. None, however, have produced any credible sightings about the whereabouts of either individual.

    Ongoing investigative efforts indicate Thomas was last seen on Monday morning at about 8 a.m. at the Shoney’s restaurant in Columbia after she was dropped off there by a friend. Her parents reported her as missing later in the day.

    Investigators can place Thomas in Decatur, Ala. at about 3:06 p.m. on Monday, though neither individual has a known connection to that area. Since then, efforts to identify their exact location have proven unsuccessful.

    On Wednesday, 22nd District Attorney General Brent Cooper confirmed the details of the incident for which Cummins now faces a charge is connected to an alleged sexual interaction between Cummins and Thomas at the school where he taught and where she was a student. The school district suspended Cummins when the allegations surfaced and fired him Tuesday.

    As part of its investigative work, the TBI is embarking on an effort to understand the action of Cummins in the weeks leading up to the AMBER Alert. For example, the TBI was able to determine Cummins secured a title loan for a personal vehicle several days before his disappearance, netting $4,500 in cash. To that end, the TBI would like to hear from anyone who may have had an interaction with either individual prior to their disappearance.

    http://www.lebanondemocrat.com/Law-Enforcement/2017/03/15/State-continues-search-of-missing-girl
     
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  7. noZme

    noZme Bronze Member

    Who is Tad Cummins? TBI investigates his involvement in AMBER alert disappearance
    http://whnt.com/2017/03/15/who-is-t...his-involvement-in-amber-alert-disappearance/

    On Twitter, he described himself as a Jesus freak, husband, father, and grandfather.
    https://twitter.com/tadcummins

    An Instagram account bearing his name and photo suggests he took a different direction over the past two weeks.
    The account shows over the past two weeks scores of love messages about a soul mate, island scenes and more, including the message,
    "Good morning all!! This is going to be an amazing day. Let's do this!" That was posted Monday, the same day Thomas was last seen.
    https://www.instagram.com/tadcummins/

    PIO for TBI
    https://twitter.com/TBIJoshDeVine
     
  8. noZme

    noZme Bronze Member

    50-year-old Tad Cummins, is believed to be armed with two handguns. He is believed to be driving a silver Nissan Rogue with Tennessee tag 976-ZPT. A warrant has been issued for his arrest for Sexual Contact with a Minor.

    The TBI adds they now know Cummins secured a title loan for a personal vehicle several days before he disappeared, getting $4,500 in cash from the transaction.



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    Thomas was last seen Monday morning at the Shoney's in Columbia, Tennessee after she was dropped off by a friend. She was reported missing later that day. Thomas is believed to have also been in Decatur, Alabama on Monday afternoon based on evidence gathered by investigators.


    District Attorney General Brent Cooper confirmed Wednesday the charges against Cummins stem from an alleged sexual interaction between the former teacher and Thomas at the school where he taught. Cummins was suspended once the school was made aware of the allegation and officially fired Tuesday.

    http://fox17.com/news/local/tenness...es-update-on-amber-alert-for-elizabeth-thomas
     
  9. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    Tennessee Bureau of Investigation releases video in AMBER Alert for Elizabeth Thomas

    The TBI adds they now know Cummins secured a title loan for a personal vehicle several days before he disappeared, getting $4,500 in cash from the transaction.

    http://fox17.com/news/local/tenness...es-update-on-amber-alert-for-elizabeth-thomas


    AMBER Alert: TBI releases video of man filling up gas before picking up 15-year-old girl

    The video shows Cummins filling up his vehicle at a gas station near a Shoney's in Columbia, Tennessee. Police believe he picked up Thomas shortly thereafter.




    http://www.waaytv.com/appnews/amber...cle_6dbb6a9c-09ab-11e7-831d-abd4cbf91222.html
     
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  10. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member

    He's a fraud all the way around. I so hope they find her today and lock this POS up!
     
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  11. spike

    spike Bronze Member

    I keep thinking he's headed for Mexico or central America.
     
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  12. Ransom

    Ransom Well-Known Member

    http://www.wect.com/story/34847280/...ng-teenager-arrest-warrant-issued-for-suspect
    Amber Alert: TBI 'extremely concerned' about missing teenager; Arrest warrant issued for suspect

    Since the Amber Alert was issued, the TBI has received 120 tips about the pair, but none of them have been credible. Authorities said they believe they may be out from the view of the general public or could be outside the Southeast.

    "Having last been seen on Monday morning, the individuals could, frankly, be anywhere," said the TBI in a news release on Thursday.

    The district attorney confirmed a warrant has been issued for Cummins' arrest for sexual contact with a minor. Officials said the charge stems from an incident that occurred at the school between Thomas and Cummins.

    Cummins is believed to be armed with two handguns. He may be driving a silver Nissan Rogue with Tennessee tag 976ZPT.
     
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  13. Ransom

    Ransom Well-Known Member

    http://fox17.com/news/local/friend-...nessee-teen-question-school-district-reaction
    Friend, lawyer for missing Tennessee teen question school district reaction
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    Whatley says things don't add up, and while he is a supporter of the school district, their statement is "patently false," and the "public was misled."

    "From our perspective, the allegations arose on January 23rd based on information we were given, our client wasn't informed of the allegations until January 31st by law enforcement, one week and a day later," Whatley said.

    The attorney said the statement from the district that Cummins was suspended "once we were notified" isn't accurate because when his firm got involved in the case, Cummins was "still there on February 6th." Whatley says Thomas' father is "very upset about the revelation."

    MUCH MORE AT LINK...
     
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  14. Ransom

    Ransom Well-Known Member

  15. noZme

    noZme Bronze Member

    Yikes X 100!

    One Instagram user commented on Cummins page saying, “This entire Instagram account shows a predator grooming his prey. I hope this young girl is rescued safely and this old man ends up behind bars.”

    The last picture uploaded on what appears to be Cummins account is an image saying “It’s a beautiful day to start.”


    http://whnt.com/2017/03/16/social-media-users-beg-tad-cummins-to-bring-elizabeth-thomas-back/
     
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  16. noZme

    noZme Bronze Member

    I wonder if he has more travel money than the $4500 title loan he got the other day. That cannot sustain them very long.
     
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  17. noZme

    noZme Bronze Member

    On Ransom's link up there^^^^, I read Cummins wife also worked for the Board of Education - I think she was a co-ordinator of curriculum.
     
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  18. Ransom

    Ransom Well-Known Member

    http://www.wpxi.com/news/top-storie...ssee-teen-possibly-taken-by-teacher/503307830
    Nationwide BOLO issued for Tennessee teen possibly taken by teacher
    COLUMBIA, Tenn. - A nationwide BOLO has been issued after a teen girl that has been missing since Monday after “an alarmingly low” number of leads in an Amber Alert issued in Tennessee and Alabama.

    The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) have been looking for a 15-year-old girl they said was taken by her teacher, 50-year-old Tad Cummins, since Monday. The TBI says they remain "extremely concerned" for the safety of the teen. The following was released earlier today:

    "Investigative efforts have revealed a troubling pattern of behavior by Tad Cummins, suggesting the 50-year-old may have been abusing his role as a teacher to groom this vulnerable young girl for some time in an effort to lure and potentially sexually exploit her."

    Photos: Nationwide BOLO issued for missing Tennessee teen

    The TBI said Elizabeth Thomas was last seen Monday morning at 8 a.m. at Shoney's in Columbia, Tennessee after a friend dropped her off.

    more ...
     
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  19. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member

    I wonder if she suspected his perversion before now? Just wondering how successful this creep is at deception.
     
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  20. Ransom

    Ransom Well-Known Member

    Not if they are in Mexico.
     
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