No Credible Sightings Reported In AMBER ALERT

Posted at 12:28 PM, Mar 28, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-28 20:27:01-04

Officials with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said it's been more than two weeks since 15-year-old Elizabeth Thomas went missing, and there have still been no credible sightings.

Authorities held a press conference at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday and asked the public to continue sharing information about Elizabeth's disappearance. They also continued to urge everyone to keep an eye out for the teen and her former teacher, 50-year-old Tad Cummins.

TBI agents asked the public to share information, especially with any friends or family they may have in Mexico or Central America. 

More than 1,100 tips have come in regarding the case; however, no credible sightings have been confirmed from those tips.

Officials said Tuesday's press conference would be the last until more information comes in, including large leads or a big break in the case.

The Maury County 15-year-old was dropped off by a friend at a Shoney's on Monday, March 13 and was later reported missing by her parents.

TBI officials said it's believed Cummins kidnapped her sparking the AMBER ALERT. The case turned into a nationwide search.

Cummins taught at Culleoka Unit School where Thomas attended. He was terminated on Tuesday, March 14. TBI agents said a troubling pattern of behavior indicated that Cummins planned the alleged abduction and feared the two could be anywhere.

Authorities said Thomas could be in imminent danger. Cummins was said to be armed and dangerous.

Cummins has been facing charges of sexual contact with a minor and kidnapping. He was also added to the TBI’s Top 10 Most Wanted list.

Anyone with information has been urged to contact 1-800-TBI-FIND (1-800-824-3463).