Student And Teacher Shared Lovey-Dovey Instagram Posts Before Disappearing

"Every beauty needs her beast to protect her from everything but him."

By Sowmya Krishnamurthy

The case of missing 15-year-old Elizabeth Thomas is getting more complex. On March 13, the teen allegedly disappeared with Tad Cummins, a 50-year-old former teacher. Following her disappearance, Thomas reportedly added "wife" to her Instagram bio. Additionally, social media posts have surfaced that could point at a love affair—although there's no way of knowing for sure who Thomas was thinking about when she created these posts.

A week ago, she posted this image about wanting to spend her life with someone:

Going to sleep , night y'all love you guys! #goodnight #happydreams #love

A post shared by Elizabeth Thomas (@_.babygirl2001._) on

She also added a post about Beauty and the Beast, which hints at a misunderstood relationship:

Good morning

A post shared by Elizabeth Thomas (@_.babygirl2001._) on

At the same time, Cummins also shared romantic thoughts:

Good morning all! This is going to be an amazing day! Let's do this! #strong #unbreakable #love

A post shared by Tad Cummins (@tadcummins) on


A post shared by Tad Cummins (@tadcummins) on

Neither Thomas nor Cummins tagged the other or directly referenced a romance and it's possible that these posts are not subliminal messages but coincidental. However, the timing seems a bit strange. Viewers have taken to the comments section of the images to share their thoughts over the alleged love notes. "Bring Elizabeth home," said one in Cummins' comments. "Praying that you do the RIGHT thing.. The most MATURE thing you can do right now is to let her GO!!!!" added another.

What do you think about Thomas and Cummins' posts?

[Photo: Tennessee Bureau of investigation]

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