Texas Police: Possible Sighting of Ex-Tennessee Teacher Accused of Kidnapping 15-Year-Old Girl

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Editor’s Note: A previous version of this story contained the victim’s name. It has been removed following her safe return.

Tad Cummins, wanted in the kidnapping of a 15-year-old former student, is seen in a photo released March 17, 2017, by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigations.

After a reported sighting in Texas, authorities are once again expanding the search for a 50-year-old former teacher and the 15-year-old girl he’s accused of abducting.

It’s been 10 days since the teen and Tad Cummins disappeared from Maury County, Tennessee. The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation remains hopeful the two will be found and says more than 650 leads have come in so far. The TBI urges the public to remain vigilant for any signs of the two.

Thursday afternoon, a report arose of a possible sighting in Corpus Christi, Texas.

Corpus Christi police said Thursday that the Texas Bureau of Investigation contacted them with a possible tip.  A caller reported seeing the same type of vehicle Cummins is believed to be driving, with Tennessee tags.  Police said part of the license plate may have matched.

Investigators from the Corpus Christi Police Department are now checking all hotels, cameras and other possible leads in the area where the tip originated. So far, the tip hasn’t been substantiated.


Anyone with any tips is asked to call 1-800-TBI-FIND.

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