Search for evidence in Tabitha Tuders case ends after two days

Posted at 6:17 PM, Aug 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-14 07:31:18-04

BON AQUA, Tenn. (WTVF) — The search in rural Hickman County for evidence in the Tabitha Tuders disappearance has ended after two days, Metro police said.

Tuders was 13 years old when she went missing in 2003 in East Nashville.

Metro cold case detectives, agents with the FBI and Urban Search and Rescue officers began searching a 6-acre property in Bon Aqua on Wednesday. MNPD said recent information coupled with investigative leads from years ago led officers to search the property.

Records show the property was once tied to a man long considered a person-of-interest in her disappearance.

Metro police said their search ended on Thursday evening as they were unable to definitively confirm that Tabitha was on the property. However, investigators have not completely ruled out that possibility.

Officers say the investigation into Tabitha's disappearance remains an open and active case.