Find Missing Tabitha Tuders!

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Find Missing Tabitha Tuders!

Find missing Tabitha Tuders!
She has been missing for 14 years.
That is longer than the age she was when she vanished.

Find Missing Tabitha Tuders!
Her Details

Find missing Tabitha Tuders! This young teen has been missing since April 29, 2003. Authorities have classified her as Endangered Missing. She is from Nashville, Tennessee. Born on February 15, she was 13 years old upon her disappearance. Tabitha was 4’9″ to 5’1″ when she went missing. And she weighed between 90 and 100 pounds. This young teen is a Caucasian female with sandy blonde hair. Tabitha has blue eyes. Tuders has a birthmark on her abdomen. And she has a scar on her finger.

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More Details and Circumstances

Tabitha’s ears are pierced. Her complexion is fair and she has freckles. Upon her disappearance, Tabitha was wearing a light brown shirt. And she was wearing Mudd jeans and Reebok sneakers. When did Tabitha’s family last see her? Reportedly, this was at approximately 7:00 P.M. on April 29, 2003. At their home, her dad had gotten her up from a sleep. The home is located in the 1300 block of Lillian Street. This is in in Nashville, Tennessee. Tabitha was watching television. Her dad went to work. The young teen was supposed to get on the school bus at 8:00 A.M. at 14th & Boscobel Streets.

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Eyewitness Testimony

Eyewitnesses saw how Tabitha went missing. Reports say that they saw her walk in the direction of her school bus. As she was walking, Tabitha was reading some materials. It didn’t seem like she was in a hurry to go anywhere. She didn’t appear to be looking for anyone. But she didn’t get on the bus. Nor did she arrive at Bailey Middle School, which is two miles away. Tabitha’s parents had contacted their daughter’s school that evening. They learned that she had not not shown up at school that day. Shortly before 6:00 P.M., they reported her missing.

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Before Tabitha Disappeared

What was Tabitha Tuders like before she vanished? What did she do? According to her parents, she didn’t have a history of running away from home. What motive would she have for running away? They testify that she was a straight-A student. And she had a perfect attendance record. Tabitha was active in her choir at Eastland Baptist Church. No evidence that she had a boyfriend exists. Tuders was supposed to go visit the Louiseville, Kentucky, Six Flags of America. And she was excited about that trip. When last seen, Tabitha had abandoned all her possessions. This includes her clothes, make-up, and $20 in cash.

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Initial Investigation

When Tabitha first went missing, authorities treated her as a runaway. Her age was the reason. Now they believe that she was kidnapped. Authorities questioned and investigated the parents. They did the same with Tabitha’s two adult siblings. None are named as suspects in her disappearance. One neighborhood boy told police that he saw Tabitha with a man on the morning she went missing. The car was described as red. The driver? He was described as African-American. His estimated age was 30 to 40 years old. He was wearing a baseball cap. The boy once stated that once Tabitha was inside the car, it reversed course.And then it headed back up the hill.

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Credible Lead?

Eyewitness testimony is not always reliable. The boy’s story has not been confirmed. Some investigators see problems with his credibility. But tracker dogs did detect Tabitha’s scent along a route that was like the one the boy spoke about. And those dogs eventually traced the teen’s scent into an alley. That alley is a place that Tabitha’s friends say she wouldn’t ever have gone to alone. The former boyfriend of Tabitha’s sister matches the description of the driver. For he drove a red car. He knew where and when Tabitha took the school bus to every morning. Investigators could not connect him with Tuders’ disappearance.

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Card found in the room of Tabitha Tuders

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Signs of Foul Play?

Families know their loved ones better than anyone. Generally. Tabitha’s parents stated that they didn’t believe that she would have willingly gotten into a car with anyone. Only with a family member. But a piece of paper in Tabitha’s room may give clues as to why she went missing. It is pictured above in an image. That paper reads: “T.D.T. – M.T.L.”. It was in the teen’s handwriting. T.D.T. are Tabitha’s initials. But investigators can’t identify the other person’s initials. Also, a business car, which was Tabitha’s, was found.

What did that business card say?It had her name, address, phone number, and notations. The notations included the words: “Call me,” “Sexy girl,” and the latter was crossed out. Then it was rewritten as “ghetto girl.” It was later found out that this card had nothing to do with the missing teen’s case. A friend had given it to her.

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Other Leads?

One missing persons case can often be connected with other cases. Police searched the logs of a computer where Tabitha reportedly visited Internet chat rooms. But they were not able to unearth anything that could give insight into her case. Martin Tim Boyd was arrested with trying to lure an 11-year-old girl into his car. That happened four months before Tabitha went missing. Authorities looked into him as a person of interest in Tuders’ case. This is because of the kind of offense he was charged with. His alleged offense happened only a few blocks from Tuders’ home. But police could not link Boyd and Tuders. So he was taken off the suspect list.

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Possible Sightings?

Often missing persons get sighted after their disappearances. On October 30, 2003, a trucker had reported that he may have sighted Tabitha Tuders. This happened in Linton, Indiana. The trucker saw a girl who was with a man and another teenage girl. The girl who looked like Tabitha, looked worried and fearful. Later, he saw Tabitha’s missing poster. He made the connection and notified police. In Linton, a hotel clerk also saw a girl who looked like Tabitha. She was with a man and teenage girl. The clerk reported it. Neither sighting was confirmed.

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CA Linked Case?

Tabitha had been missing almost five months. This was on August 19, 2003. Heaven Ross, 11, went missing when on her way to school in Northport, Alabama. Three years later, in Holt, Alabama, this Ross’s remains were found. Her murder remains unsolved. Heaven looked like Tabitha. She had light-colored hair and vanished in the morning. And did so on the way to school. Were the two cases connected? The distance between Nashville and Northport is great. And no evidence has so far connected Tuders with Ross. Authorities believe Tabitha is endangered though they don’t know what has happened to her.

This information is based on Tabitha Tuders’ Charley Project case page.

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Let’s Help Bring Her Home

We have observed Mother’s Day 2017. Families of the missing have a particularly hard time on special occasions like this. During this time of the year, let the family of Tabitha Tuders know they are not forgotten. Do you use Facebook? They have a Facebook profile. While you may not be able to add them as a Facebook friend, you can hit their Follow button to get public updates. Click here to do so. Most of all, share Tabitha’s story and poster freely. Someone knows something. So let’s keep sharing until we reach that someone. If you have information that can locate Tabitha, contact the Nashville Police Department at: (615) 862-8600.

The FBI have been involved in investigating Tabitha’s case for years. They are offering a $50,000 reward for any information that can locate her. Options for contacting the FBI are below.

You con contact the FBI tip line at: 1-800-CALLFBI (225-5324)

You can submit a tip to the FBI online. Click here to do so.

You can locate and contact your local FBI office. Click here to locate your local FBI office.

Much of the above information is provided by The Charley Project. I have adapted and remixed it. It is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial 2.0 License So is the above image of Tabitha Tuder’s card.

One of the above posters and additional information are provided courtesy of Federal Bureau of Investigation.

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