Skip to comments.Estranged mother of kidnap victim Elizabeth Thomas shares sorrow, worry over disappearance
Posted on 03/24/2017 11:56:56 AM PDT by Morgana
MAURY COUNTY, Tenn. - Fifteen-year-old Elizabeth Thomas is still missing, as is her accused kidnapper Tad Cummins. Many of her family members have done interviews pleading for her safe return.
Now, Kimberly Ann Thomas, Elizabeth's estranged mother is making her plea.
"I can't eat. I can't sleep. I'm scared to death," says Thomas.
Initially, she didn't know what to do or say. She knew her 15-year-old daughter had disappeared, and she knew some blame her for what's happened. Now she's breaking her silence.
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She wanted to intervene, violating the order. Now, she regrets she didn't. "If I had done something then that would have broke the law she probably would still be here," said Thomas."
Will give her the benefit of the doubt that she saw her kid "by chance" it's a small world after all, anything can happen. So say she runs into her kid at Wal-Mart and see her with her teacher, knows it's wrong and does not tell her Lawyer? The Judge? Police? All she had to do is say "I was at "such and such place and saw my kid by chance and she was with this person". Good grief it happens. Are people so stupid as to think their story can not be verified?
I was just reading the pair my be spring breaking it at the beach.
Yea some new photos have been released on her too. Looks like they are headed to Mexico. By the rate they are traveling they should be already there.
That must be some messed up Mom who’s not allowed to see any of her TEN kids? All with the same man, I’m sure. *Rolleyes*
Anyhow, that little teen was ripe for the pickin’ by a predatory teacher!
Good Lord. Prayers up for her safe return and his incarceration.
Her case is still pending. Did not say what she was suppose to have done.
Still when she saw her kid with that teacher, know what I mean?
Yes, you’d think a normal MOTHER would alert someone about that!
You’re absolutely right that something is very wrong with that family situation.
A mother that cannot see ANY of her TEN kids is definietly a wreck.
DSS tries at all costs to keep kids with their parents, especially with mom.
If she doesn’t have custody, I wonder what happened.
For sure this girl is then ripe for a predator.
One of the sister-in-laws was posting on Facebook that the mom encouraged more than one of her daughters to hook up with older men.
Could you find this again and post the link??
Just my suspicion here but I am not entirely convinced that Elizabeth is a ‘victim’. She called herself a ‘wife’ on social media and that makes me think she was at least partly into the relationship with Cummins.
Now did she plan to go with him when she disappeared? Maybe not. But she surely was involved with him and while she is not of legal age I can’t help but view her more as a runaway than as a victim of an abduction.
I don’t have any info on Elizabeth’s Mom encouraging this ‘romance’ but here are twitter, fb feeds, etc. of some of the conversations between TEACHER and STUDENT:
“Yes, youd think a normal MOTHER would alert someone about that!”
The mother also had to weight getting tossed into jail by a judge who’d be more upset that his/her order wasn’t being followed than by any concern for a child’s safety. I can understand the mother not wanting to give the authorities any information that would lead them to conclude the stay away order had been violated. She was trying to clear her name and saying anything about seeing her daughter with Cummins would not help.
I don’t believe for one minute that she couldn’t have told Social Services or her own Lawyer. They live in a small town and she’s got TEN kids running around loose out there...bound to run into a few of them from time to time.
BUT - this is the end result SHE has to live with, not me.
I hope the child comes home safely and her predator is incarcerated. :)
Kinda what I said in the first comment. I can imagine she will run into one of her kids from time to time it happens by accident.
She can’t go to her lawyer and say “I was at this place, here’s proof (a store receipt or something) and I saw my kid with her teacher, it was way out of line”.
She’s either freaking stupid, mental, or does not care.
Family court judges don’t have to worry about trivialities like the Constitution and due process or even common sense.
See, she had a court order saying to stay away from her daughter, Cummins just had a school administrator saying about as much.
Court orders outweigh tersely worded letters from the HR department.
So, the Mom did the right thing by not reporting seeing her daughter with the predator.
And the predator IGNORED his warning to stay away from the girl, so he did the right thing too.
It’s a Win/Win for everyone involved, then.
I just hope she comes back alive and can get settled in with a good family that gives a rat’s rump about her and can help her with her ‘Daddy Issues.’
Her odds are better than I thought. 90% chance that she’s returned.
I’ll see if I can. I don’t know her, but it showed up in my Facebook feed when someone shared the post.
We live not all that far from Columbia in a very remote and
sparsely populated area. Tad Cummins has a wife and kids
already who must be so ashamed of his cankered old butt at
this point. He is ruining a young girl’s life all the while
thinking he’s got it all going on. Ugh. Lee.
MeganC is correct about Family Court but usually it’s favor is for the woman not the man.
Still she could have told her lawyer, if he/she was worth anything then that person would have known what to do.
With that said, think it’s pretty safe to say that family had problems and it’s not just with the mother it was with all of them. Elizabeth ran to get away from all of them, and look at who’s arms she ran into? Princess Leia had it better chained to Jabba the Hut than this chick does not only she has not realized it yet.
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