Family members of 15-year-old AMBER Alert girl, Elizabeth Thomas, are speaking out about the rumors surrounding the teen’s disappearance, and are adamant that she was not comfortable around Tad Cummins, the man who reportedly abducted her.
In an interview with Good Morning America, Elizabeth Thomas’ 17-year-old sister, Sarah Thomas, tried to stop her tears from flowing as she described how Tad Cummins, 50, began making the family, especially Elizabeth, extremely uncomfortable by showing up to her home unannounced and uninvited.
“She would go and tell people to tell him she wasn’t there and she would go and hide until he left. She thought it was the only way. She thought it was really weird. She felt uncomfortable.”
Elizabeth’s father, Anthony Thomas, issued a statement, pleading for Elizabeth’s safe return. and hopes that all of the clues being uncovered will lead to her whereabouts. Anthony Thomas has full custody of Elizabeth, after the girl endured extreme mental and physical abuse from her own mother.
“We are desperate for any information that might lead to our daughter.The information that we need is not only from what people have seen and heard after Elizabeth’s disappearance, but also from before. Facts about prior events, especially interaction between Elizabeth and Tad Cummins and statements made by both parties to third parties, may very well contain clues to lead to Elizabeth’s return.”
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Meanwhile, on Monday, Cummins’ wife, Jill Cummins, spoke out for the 2nd time. She told NBC that no one understands the shock and pain she’s going through, and she wants nothing more than for her husband to return Elizabeth.
“You know you can’t hide forever. For your sake and for Beth’s sake, please go to the police or please just drop Beth off somewhere safe.”
Elizabeth Thomas is considered a minor in the state of Tennessee, and cannot legally make the choice to willingly leave with an adult who isn’t her parent or legal guardian. However, given the recent evidence and clues that have surfaced, it seems as though the child may not have left by choice, and if she did, she was hesitant about her decision.
Keep in mind that Tad Cummins is considered dangerous and should not be approached. Anyone who sees Tad Cummins or Elizabeth Thomas should call 911, or the Maury County, Tennessee Sheriff’s Office at (931) 375-8654, or TBI at 1-800-TBI-FIND.
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