New details released of AMBER Alert kidnapping suspect's 'troubling pattern of behavior'
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WZTV) - The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has released new information on an AMBER Alert kidnapping suspect's "troubling pattern of behavior."
Mary Catherine Elizabeth Thomas, 15, and her former teacher Tad Cummins, 50, disappeared on March 15. There have yet to be any credible sightings.
TBI said Tuesday that Cummins searched the topic of teen marriage online on March 5.
Cummins also searched online just days before the pair's disappearance regarding his Nissan Rouge. TBI said Cummins searched about the vehicle's features to see if it could be tracked by law enforcement.
A new photo was also released Tuesday, which shows Thomas and Cummins sitting across from each other in his former classroom in Maury County.
TBI had released surveillance video showing Cummins in Walmart shopping for hair dye. TBI said this was not connected to the disappearance of Thomas.
As of Tuesday afternoon, TBI had received 650 leads, but the lack of confirmed sightings leads agents to believe Cummins had Thomas somewhere out of public view, possibly far away from Tennessee.
In the name of due diligence, the TBI is encouraging property owners, especially in rural areas, to search their grounds for the individuals, the vehicle, or any sign of suspicious activity and report that to 1-800-TBI-FIND.