Help bring Elizabeth Thomas home

Columbia, TN

Elizabeth Thomas, 15, has been missing since Monday (March 13) when her friend dropped her off at a Shoney’s Diner in Columbia, Tennessee.

Thomas, who is considered endangered, is believed to be with Tad Cummins, a 50-year-old ex-teacher, who is accused of abusing his position to groom and lure the girl, according to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation. Since then, several AMBER Alerts have been issued in Tennessee and Alabama.

Information obtained by investigators and law enforcement through tips have last placed Cummins in Decatur, Alabama, on Monday. Since then, however, no confirmed sightings have been reported, and investigators haven’t developed any solid leads on finding Thomas and Cummins. Over 100 tips and sightings have been reported and called in, although none credible. 

Recent photos of Cummins and the car he is believed to be driving

While they cannot release specifics at the time, the TBI’s efforts have revealed a troubling pattern of behavior by Cummins, suggesting the 50-year-old may have been abusing his role as educator to groom this vulnerable young girl for some time in an effort to lure and potentially sexually exploit her. Cummins is wanted on a warrant for sex with Thomas as she is a minor.

Cummins officially was fired by the school system Tuesday. Investigators have said Cummins secured a $4,500 loan for a personal vehicle several days before his disappearance. 

Cummins is believed to be armed with two pistols and driving a silver Nissan Rogue. The vehicle may have Tennessee license plate 976-ZPT. Cummins is a Caucasian male, with brown hair and eyes. He is around 6 feet and weighs about 200 pounds.

Thomas is Caucasian with blonde hair and hazel eyes. She is 5 feet 5 inches and weighs 120 pounds. She was last seen wearing a flannel shirt and black leggings. She also has glasses, although may not be wearing them.

Anyone with information about Thomas or Cummins should call 1-800-TBI-FIND. If you spot the vehicle and can verify the license plate to be TN 976-ZPT, call 911.

I know to some of you this may seem like “slacktivism”, but sharing these photos and information could legitimately help get the word out, especially in the Alabama/Tennessee/Mississippi region, and it increases the amount of vigilant people. 

In 1996, nine-year-old Amber Rene Hagerman was abducted while riding her bike in Arlington, Texas. It remains unclear exactly how she was abducted, however the crime was witnessed by a neighbour who phoned the police and informed Amber’s brother who then rushed home to tell his parents the horrifying news.

After an extensive search, Amber’s body was discovered four days later in a creek. She had been stabbed in her neck and it was revealed that she had been kept alive for at least two days before she was killed. Due to the lack of credible witness accounts, there has never been any suspects and her killer was never caught.

With the help of congressmen and Marc Klaas, (the father of Polly who had been abducted and murdered three years earlier), Amber’s parents created the America’s Missing Broadcast Emergency Response: The AMBER alert.

usatoday.com
Where are they? Outrage over perceived increase in missing black, Latina girls in D.C.
Black lawmakers are calling on the FBI to investigate whether there is an increase in cases of missing black children and teens in the nation's capital.

Unfortunately there isn’t an increase in missing girls of color (which means this is NORMAL!) And missing black girls are usually classified as runaways which means no Amber Alert! Anyone else seeing an issue here???

🚨🚨🚨🚨AMBER ALERT 🚨🚨🚨🚨

Amber Alert for Alabama, Tennessee, and surrounding states!

Elizabeth Thomas(15) last seen March 13, 2017 wearing flannel shirt and black leggings is believed to be with suspect
Tad Cummins, Elizabeth is 5 feet 5 inches and has blonde hair and hazel eyes, suspect Cummins(50) is 6 feet and has brown hair and brown eyes.

Believed to be traveling in a Nissan Rouge, silver. Tennessee license plate number is #976ZPT.

If you have any information regarding this please call 800-824-3463 (Tennessee Bureau of Investigation)

If you are in any of the near states to Tennessee and Alabama, please please reblog this! Let’s bring this girl home safe.

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An Amber Alert is a child abduction alert system which originated in the United States in 1996. It was named after 9-year-old Amber Hagerman. In the afternoon of 13 January, 1996, Amber and her 5-year-old brother, Ricky, were riding their bicycles in Arlington, Texas, when Ricky started to cycle back home. Moments later, as Amber was alone, a mysterious man jumped out of his pickup truck and grabbed Amber. A nearby neighbour and Ricky witnessed the commotion; the neighbour immediately called the police while Ricky sped home to alert his parents.

The neighbour described the kidnapper as being white or Hispanic and described the truck as being dark. It was theorised that the assailant was an opportunist as opposed to somebody who knew Amber. An investigation of the area was unfruitful. However, four days later, the naked body of Amber was discovered at the bottom of a creek bed near where she had been kidnapped. An autopsy determined that Amber had been held captive for a couple of days; she had been sexually assaulted over those few days. The killer then slashed her throat and discarded of her like a piece of trash.

The tragic kidnapping and murder of Amber, which still remains unsolved, went on to inspire the creation of the Amber Alert which has gone on to save hundreds of children. Sadly one of those could not be Amber.

This girl just went missing today in Charlotte NC. Her guardians were found dead.
A 2005 white Chevy impala was seen leaving the scene. (License plate: PAV - 4294)
The girl’s name is Arieyana Simone Forney.
She is described to be about 5'3" to 5'6", and she is 11 years old.

Please spread this!

Hey all, so a girl from my town named Hailey Acierno has been missing since last Tuesday (March 28, 2017).
She left her house without her cell phone and was said to need medications for Schizophrenia/BPD. She was last seen wearing a yellow hat, black shirt and jeans and possibly a M&M styled backpack.

If any of you who live in the Tampa area or are visiting around (be it Tampa Bay, New Tampa, or any of the following counties: Pasco, Hernando, Pinellas) please keep a lookout for her.

If you do happen to see her or even think you may see her, immediately call the police (numbers are shown above).
Don’t just post on social media “hey I think I saw her”

Remember: if you see something, say something.

Please reblog and spread the message as much as you can. She needs to be home again soon and I can’t stand to see her get hurt.
Thank you.

By Stephanie Taylor Staff Writer

Police say that an infant abducted from Gordo on Saturday is in extreme danger.

The state issued an Amber Alert Saturday afternoon for 11-month-old Christian Clay Perkins. Police believe he is with Blake Perkins, 19, and Tandra Goff, 18. Goff is five feet, four inches tall, weighs 119 pounds, has brown hair and green eyes. Authorities are unsure of Goff’s physical characteristics.

Alabama Law Enforcement Agency and Gordo Police believe they are traveling in a faded black Honda. Anyone with information is asked to contact Gordo Police at 205-367-9804, ALEA at 1-800-228-7688 or call 911.

No further details were released, but ALEA said the infant “is believed to be in extreme danger.”

And we have been such dangerous magic for so long,
Of bruja and witches brew.

Must the finale always be the disappearing act?

—  Black & Brown Girls Missing by KingHijabPin