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    TN - Mary Catherine Elizabeth Thomas, 15, Maury County, 13 March 2017 #4

    15-year-old Mary Catherine Elizabeth Thomas may be in the area of Decatur, Alabama.

    She is white, blonde hair, hazel eyes, 5 feet 5 inches and 120 pounds. She was last seen wearing a flannel shirt and black leggings.

    Thomas is believed to be in the company of 50-year-old Tad Cummins, a white male, 6 feet tall, 200 pounds, brown hair and brown eyes. He is believed to be armed with two handguns and driving a Silver Nissan Rogue with Tennessee tag number 976ZPT.



    http://wate.com/2017/03/14/statewide...ennessee-teen/
    http://www.waff.com/story/34847631/e...n-decatur-area
    http://www.wbir.com/news/crime/state...teen/422561108

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    TN - AMBER ALERT:Mary Catherine Elizabeth Thomas, 15, Maury County, 13 March 2017 # 4

    Witness at school considered Tad Cummins a ‘mentor,’ but reported seeing him kiss Elizabeth Thomas
    Posted Mar 20, 2017
    Updated at 9:47 AM



    Elizabeth Thomas growled at the student who reported her for kissing former Culleoka teacher Tad Cummins inside his classroom, her family told The Daily Herald, but otherwise the two had no contact with the witness after she turned them in.

    Cummins was inside his classroom after school Jan. 23 with his grandson and Thomas, the girl told family members, when she walked in and inexplicably saw them kissing. Cummins and Thomas were sitting side by side in chairs and kissed on the lips as the grandchild, who also attends Culleoka, was using one of the classroom's computers.

    "She was shocked and walked out of the classroom," a family member said. "She didn't expect that. She didn't know why it was happening. She thought of Tad as someone who really cared about his students and had a hard time with what she saw. She went home, told her mother, and knew what she had to do — report him the next morning."

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    Well, the tip about the sighting in Corpus Christi is unfounded, so they could be anywhere and not necessarily crossing the border into Mexico.

    http://fox17.com/news/local/new-phot...ased-after-tip

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    Quote Originally Posted by Whiteorchids View Post
    He's very tech savvy if you read his resume posted earlier in his employee file he's a WEBMASTER he designed all three of his websites.
    I'M impressed.
    You can lead a horse to water, but sometimes ... you have to hold his head under

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    Quote Originally Posted by JerseyGirl View Post
    According to his resume when he was hired back in 2011, he did some work years prior to that in Panama.

    https://www.scribd.com/document/3425...-file-Redacted
    Thank you, Jersey Girl. If anyone else wants to work together to find any other evidence that suggests he might be headed out of the country, please feel free to share too. I'm currently looking for verification that he might speak Spanish.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JerseyGirl View Post
    According to his resume when he was hired back in 2011, he did some work years prior to that in Panama.

    https://www.scribd.com/document/3425...-file-Redacted
    Thank you, Jersey Girl. If anyone else wants to work together to find any other evidence that suggests he might be headed out of the country, please feel free to share too. I'm currently looking for verification that he might speak Spanish.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mom24 View Post
    Sometimes it's worse than that. They tell them that if they go back they will have no friends, convince them they are alone except for their abuser. Since he's convinced her he's CIA that makes him powerful, and frightening. These relationships are based on power and the abuse of it. He can tell her she can't get away, he can find her. Threaten her family, dog, whatever she cares about. And because she's young she's easily manipulated by guilt, he buys her a nice purse and convinces her she owes him. I'm sure he manipulated her about the microwave he bought her.
    I really DON'T think that he threatens her in any way. (MOO) You can catch more flies with honey than you can with vinegar! (MOO)
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    I don't know where they are..........but wherever it is, the two of them are embedded like ticks. About the only suggestion I would have at this point is for LE to dig into TC's background history, and by history I don't mean the last 5 years, I mean the last 30 years, and check out any and all places he may have stayed with a church group or a student group. I'm sure through the years he has visited many youth camps, scout camps, and youth oriented resorts. Due to the schools being in session right now, many of these camps may be closed and don't plan on opening until closer to summer. A few of them may have caretakers and maintenance people keeping the grounds up, but a lot of them probably don't. Some places may leave the power on all year round, and other places may just turn it off at the main power box during the off season. Many of these youth camps have pretty sturdy cabins and are pretty well furnished with all the necessities, just bring your groceries.

    For some reason, I think he ran off to a place he is familiar with or has fond memories of, and thus he thinks ET will like it as well. LE should research back all the way to when TC was a teenager and young adult himself. I don't have any idea what his history is in regards to different places he's lived or where he grew up as a kid. I don't have access to that information, but other people do. The complete lack of sightings leads me to believe they are parked in one spot, not getting out in public (unless TC is by himself), and totally hidden from casual observers. That in itself could be accomplished by hiding 1/2 mile off the road in a wooded area. Many of these resorts and campsites are a lot further off the road than that.

    At the very least, LE could compile a list of places he's visited through the years and at least do a general drive-thru to check it out. If the place is located on a dirt road, that might get a little tricky, because TC will be able to hear them coming long before they get to the main complex of cabins. If he's in such a place, he may very well have his SUV camouflaged with brush and tree branches so it is almost impossible to see, whether it be from ground level or from the air. He could also have it hidden in a barn or an outbuilding.

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    One thing I want to draw attention to:

    Destiny Church has been mentioned several times as Tad's place of worship: http://www.tennessean.com/story/news...mins/99515186/

    However, the church he said he was active in when he applied for his teaching position, was different. It was Grace Church of the Nazarene. It's been mentioned he went on a medical service trip to Panama, which was listed in his resume. I will also see if his former church had missions trips abroad. Another good question, perhaps, is were there any problems at his previous church that led to him changing his place of worship? Maybe not, but it's worth asking.
    https://www.scribd.com/document/3425...-file-Redacted

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    Ok, here's another thing, his drivers license which is included in the docs released by the school indicate he has a Class D license with an F endorsement.

    Here's what that means in Tennessee: https://www.tn.gov/safety/article/classf

    I wonder if Tad has any experiences driving professionally that would lead him to know routes or have access to specialized vehicles.


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    Quote Originally Posted by JerseyGirl View Post
    Well, the tip about the sighting in Corpus Christi is unfounded, so they could be anywhere and not necessarily crossing the border into Mexico.

    http://fox17.com/news/local/new-phot...ased-after-tip
    The following is at the top of the article:

    A second nationwide BOLO has been issued for AMBER Alert subject Elizabeth Thomas & her former teacher Tad Cummins
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    I believe in pink. I believe that laughing is the best calorie burner. I believe in kissing, kissing a lot. I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day and I believe in miracles.
    - Audrey Hepburn

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    Quote Originally Posted by BessDrew View Post
    One thing I want to draw attention to:

    Destiny Church has been mentioned several times as Tad's place of worship: http://www.tennessean.com/story/news...mins/99515186/

    However, the church he said he was active in when he applied for his teaching position, was different. It was Grace Church of the Nazarene. It's been mentioned he went on a medical service trip to Panama, which was listed in his resume. I will also see if his former church had missions trips abroad. Another good question, perhaps, is were there any problems at his previous church that led to him changing his place of worship? Maybe not, but it's worth asking.
    https://www.scribd.com/document/3425...-file-Redacted
    here's some info, copied and pasted:

    He described himself as a devoted Christian who worked at Grace Church of the Nazarene in Columbia, serving in several capacities, from audio engineering to preaching, playing music and leading Bible studies.

    One area of ministry Cummins highlighted in his teaching application was his involvement in a ministry called "Grace Unlimited," in which he was involved in worship services and mentoring at the Maury County Jail and at Magnolia Academy, a wilderness boot camp for teen boys in trouble.

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    Grace Church of the Nazarene responded to a request for comment, saying Cummins had not attended there since 2013 and had not worked with youth at the church since March 2003.

    A receptionist at Destiny Church in Columbia, where Cummins has recently attended, said the church did not want to comment.

    http://www.tennessean.com/story/news...mins/99515186/

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    Quote Originally Posted by JerseyGirl View Post
    here's some info, copied and pasted:

    He described himself as a devoted Christian who worked at Grace Church of the Nazarene in Columbia, serving in several capacities, from audio engineering to preaching, playing music and leading Bible studies.

    One area of ministry Cummins highlighted in his teaching application was his involvement in a ministry called "Grace Unlimited," in which he was involved in worship services and mentoring at the Maury County Jail and at Magnolia Academy, a wilderness boot camp for teen boys in trouble.

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    Grace Church of the Nazarene responded to a request for comment, saying Cummins had not attended there since 2013 and had not worked with youth at the church since March 2003.

    A receptionist at Destiny Church in Columbia, where Cummins has recently attended, said the church did not want to comment.

    http://www.tennessean.com/story/news...mins/99515186/
    Thanks. I saw that note too, and agree with Steelman that a seasonal camp could be in the list of possibilities.

    I have also looked through the Grace church website. One of the pastors there says he's been on over 20 missions trips. It does not specify where. I'll post if I uncover any other connections to Mexico or confirmation he spoke Spanish.

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    http://us1.campaign-archive1.com/?u=...&id=c423681e35

    I am not sure if thisarticle/letter has been posted. It is from his former church. It explains his time there. I found it interesting.

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    I remember reading he spoke Spanish. I am actively looking and rereading articles. I believe I read it searching FB. That might help others that are searching for that info as well.

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