Teenage Girl Who Vanished in March Found in Northern California

A 15-year-old girl who disappeared from Tennessee last month has been been found safe across the country, while the 50-year-old teacher suspected of kidnapping her is under arrest, authorities said Thursday.

“Tad Cummins is under arrest and Elizabeth Thomas has been safely recovered in Northern California. More details soon!” the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said in a tweet.

Cummins and Thomas were reported missing on March 13 from Culleoka, a Tennessee community about 60 miles south of Nashville.

Police issued an Amber Alert for Thomas and have said they have warrants charging Cummins with sexual contact with a minor and aggravated kidnapping.

Court papers filed recently in the girl’s disappearance say she was afraid of the teacher and thought she would face repercussions at school if she resisted him.

They were spotted in Oklahoma city after the disappearance, where surveillance footage showed them purchasing food items in the store with cash.

Source: Teenage Girl, Teacher Who Vanished in March Found in Northern California | NBC New York http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/national-international/Missing-Teen-Elizabeth-Thomas-Found-Tad-Cummins-Arrested-419982933.html#ixzz4eoV84Qqp

Source: Teenage Girl, Teacher Who Vanished in March Found in Northern California | NBC New York http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/national-international/Missing-Teen-Elizabeth-Thomas-Found-Tad-Cummins-Arrested-419982933.html#ixzz4eoV4FVzV