TBI releases new photos of Amber Alert suspect

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has released new photos of the suspect involved in the kidnapping of a 15-year-old student from Middle Tennessee.

In addition, Elizabeth Thomas’ family released a home video in the hopes someone may recognize her voice.

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said it remains “extremely concerned” about the well-being of Elizabeth, who was last seen March 13th in Columbia. Tad Cummins was placed on the TBI’s Top 10 Most Wanted List.

A statewide Amber Alert from the TBI says Cummins “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.”

Cummins’ wife, Jill Cummins, on Friday asked her husband to turn himself in and bring the teenager home.

Tad Cummins formerly taught at the Culleoka Unit School. He was fired after the alert was issued.


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