According to a Facebook post uploaded by the Kearney Police Department, it would appear that Elizabeth Thomas and ex-teacher Tad Cummins might have been spotted at a convenience store in Nebraska. A Tennessee Bureau of Investigation spokesperson declared that they are aware of the picture, but could not confirm if the people depicted in them are Thomas and Cummins.
As the nation-wide manhunt for kidnapper Tad Cummins continues, the authorities recently released a piece of information that might be vital in tracking down the man and his victim. According to Kearney’s Police Department, a surveillance footage retrieved from a Nebraska convenience store reveals two individuals, a male, and a female, who match Thomas and Cummins’s Amber Alert descriptions.
The information was disseminated to the public via a Facebook post. Meanwhile, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, the state agency who has kept tabs on Thomas’s case since the beginning, declared that they had reviewed the pictures sent by the Kearney Police Department.
A TBI spokesperson declared that, at this point, it’s still too early to tell if the individual depicted in the convenience store’s surveillance footage are really Thomas and Cummins or two lookalikes. Should the photos prove that the two visited Kearney, it will provide the authorities with a new lead regarding their location.
The last time Elizbeth Thomas and Tad Cummins were seen was at the end of March when an Oklahoma City Wal-Mart employee told the TBI that the two of the were seen shopping together. According to the Wal-Mart employee, Cummins paid with cash and left with the girl.
Now, the footage retrieved from the Nebraska convenience store seems to follow Cummins’s MO – dyed hair, heavy facial hair, paid with cash and left in a hurry. However, the security tape reveals a surprisingly new fact. Instead of using the silver Nissan Rogue, the two of them seemed to have entered a red pickup truck.
As always, the authorities have asked the public to keep their eyes opened and to call 911 if they see anyone that fits either Thomas’s or Cummins’s descriptions. The last time anyone saw Elizabeth Thomas was on the 15th of March when her uncle dropped her at her house. An hour earlier, Tad Cummins was seen at a nearby Shell gas Station.
Keep in mind that Cummins might be armed with two handguns. If you see anyone fitting his description, please do not attempt to confront him and, instead, dial 911.
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