Elizabeth Thomas 15, has been missing from Columbia, Tennessee, with her former science teacher Tad Cummins 50, since March 13 .Elizabeth changed her Instagram biography before she vanished to describe herself as a ‘wife’. She also added a ring emoji to the description .
#1 What Really Happened?
After being found alive and safe in Northern California, there’s still a lot of questions to be answered about the missing Columbia teen Elizabeth Thomas and her 50-year-old kidnapper/teacher Tad Cummins. The pair disappeared for a month, making police believe there is much more to the story than the two running away to live happily ever after.
Law enforcement officials never stated they believe Elizabeth is pregnant, but only time will tell if the 15-year-old had sexual intercourse with her former teacher and is now with child. Tad however was charged with sexual contact with a minor and transporting a minor across state lines to have sexual intercourse.
#3 Was She Kidnapped?
The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation believes Elizabeth went without a fight, willing to run away with the teacher she’d been caught kissing at school. They also believe “abusing his role as a teacher to groom [the] vulnerable young girl,” which made for the perfect kidnapping situation through brainwashing.