Two individuals have placed a $10,000 bounty on the head of the science teacher that kidnapped a student. Elizabeth Thomas has been missing for more than a month now, and she is known to be in the company of 50-year-old Tad Cummins, her former teacher.
Chandler Anderson and Thomas Blake Hight were coworkers of Cummins at the school he taught at. They’re offering the money for Thomas’ safe return.
Amber alerts have gone off all over the country since the day she went missing, with her picture being broadcast and hundreds of networks and television programs in the hopes that someone will recognize her and call authorities.
Police say they have had over 1,000 tips, but none of them amounted to anything. They still have no idea where Thomas is. It is possible the two escaped over the border to Mexico.
They were seen about a week after their disappearance buying hair dye at a Walmart.
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Elizabeth is described as a white female with blonde hair and hazel eyes who is 5-feet, 5-inches tall and weighs 120 pounds. Cummins is described as a white male with brown eyes and brown hair who stands at 6 feet tall and weighs 200 pounds. According to WEDF, Cummins was Elizabeth’s former teacher.
Chandler Anderson and Thomas Blake Hight are former coworkers of Cummins, reports WEDF. On March 24, the two men offered a $5,000 reward for Elizabeth’s return.
According to WKRN, Anderson is a nurse practitioner in Columbia, Tennessee. He met Cummins in 1998, at which time Cummins was a respiratory therapist supervisor working at a hospital.
Anderson said that although Cummins received positive evaluations while working at the hospital, Anderson had poor experiences with him.
“[Elizabeth] is with a man who is getting very desperate,” Anderson told WKRN. “As the days go by, the danger for her increases exponentially. He is going to do something desperate, I am afraid.”
In addition to the reward being offered by Chandler and Hight, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is offering a $1,000 reward.
On April 12, new details came to light regarding the case. District Attorney Brent Cooper said that Cummins is on blood pressure medication, according to WKRN. Cummins will most likely be in need of a refill soon. Cooper has asked that employees who work at pharmacies keep an eye out for the two individuals.
Anyone with information is asked to call either 911 or the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation at 1-800-824-3463.