BREAKING: Elizabeth Thomas Found, Kidnapper Arrested
Missing teenager Elizabeth Thomas has been found in Northern California more than a month after Amber Alerts were issued in Alabama and Tennessee. According to AL.com, her accused kidnapper Tad Cummins is under arrest. The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said they will hold a news conference at 3 p.m. to release additional details.
Cummins and Thomas have been missing since March 13. Cummins is wanted in Tennessee for kidnapping and having sexual contact with Thomas, who was his student at Culleoka Unit School in Maury County. Authorities have said Cummins groomed and lured Thomas before kidnapping her.
Since the two disappeared, family members have called from Cummins to surrender and for Thomas to come home. Cummins wife filed for divorce shortly after the disappearances. TBI investigated well over 1,000 tips during the search. Until Thomas and Cummins were found in California, their last known location was a Wal-Mart store in Oklahoma City on March 15.