Psychic tells parents Tabitha is deceased
The parents of missing east Nashville teen Tabitha Tuders were told their daughter was dead last week by a popular psychic at a taping of the Montel Williams talk show in New York.
Psychic Sylvia Browne gave them some specific information about locations and possible names related to the case, which neither the family nor the police would talk about in detail.
Detective Faye Okert said police are looking into the information but are continuing to knock on doors, conduct interviews and track down people of interest.
''A psychic is a psychic, but we're following up with anything we get,'' Okert said. ''I guess she could be right.''
The 13-year-old girl disappeared on her way to the bus stop April 29, seemingly without a trace.
Debra and Bo Tuders were one of six families on the daytime television talk show who received Browne's insight into their personal tragedies.
Tabitha's parents sat on a couch facing the psychic. Browne told them at the beginning of the reading, ''Your daughter is no longer with you,'' Debra Tuders said yesterday.
''When she told me, my heart just fell, but I'm not going to really believe her until they bring me Tabitha's body. I'm not going to believe it.''
The appearance, scheduled to air at the end of January or in early February, was the second national TV appearance the Tuderses have made. They were on The John Walsh Show in June. The Tuderses said this was another opportunity to show Tabitha's name and face to a national audience.
So you think that the world owes you something, Hey baby so do I
But you sink like a stone from the weight of the debt
Its so heavy it makes you cry
And you think that your innocence is somewhere
south of the Georgia line
But for all of the days that you spent headed south its still five below when you open your mouth