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After reports of a possible sighting of a missing teen and her abductor in Kearney Sunday evening, authorities have confirmed that the duo had not been spotted.
The Kearney Police Department reported Sunday night that Tad Cummins and Elizabeth Thomas were possibly spotted at a McDonald's in Kearney. However, after further investigation it was determined that the two in question were not the missing duo.
"Investigators of the Kearney Police Department received additional information this morning in regards to the possible sighting of the male suspect and Elizabeth Thomas which occurred on Sunday, April 2nd, at the McDonald’s Restaurant (5602 1st Avenue, Kearney, NE). It has been confirmed that the individuals shown in the video are not involved in the kidnapping / Amber Alert out of Tennessee. We have had contact with the male subject in the video and have confirmed his identity and have determined he is not the subject of the Amber Alert," the department said on their Facebook page.
KPD added that despite there being no confirmed sightings, the public should still be on the lookout for the two individuals.
Cummins is suspected of kidnapping Thomas from Columbia, TN. Thomas is 15-years-old with blonde hair and hazel eyes. She stands 5-05 and weighs approximately 120 pounds. She has been missing since March 13. The two are possibly driving a Chevy Silverado or a Silver 2015 Nissan Rogue.