What happened to Tabitha Tuders?

Dec 18, 2017 at 12:24 pm by Michelle Willard

Tabitha Tuders

Tabitha Tuders left her home in East Nashville to go to school on the morning of April 29, 2003, and she was never seen again.

According to news reports, she never got on the bus and didn't make it to school.

Over the years, tips have come into Metro Nashville Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation but none have led to her.

On the morning of April 28, 2003, Tabitha's mother woke and found her daughter sleeping at the foot of her bed.

“I stepped over Tabitha, I got ready for work and I left,” Debra said during an interview with the Nashville Scene. “I didn’t know that was going to be my last time looking at her.”

Her father then got up and woke Tabitha so she wouldn't be late for school. The last words they said to each other was “I love you.”

Tabitha got ready for school and left her East Nashville home, headed for the bus stop three blocks away.

She never made it the bus stop and never made it the Bailey Middle School.

The FBI is offering a reward of up to $50,000 for information leading to the recovery of Tabitha Tuders and the prosecution of the anyone responsible for her disappearance. Anyone having information should call 1-800-THE-LOST or the Nashville Metro Police Department at 1-615-862-8600.

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Michelle Willard is a freelance journalist who fills her days with social media marketing, politics, true crime, and taking complaints. You can complain to her on Twitter @MichWillard or by email michelle(at)murfreesborovoice.com. Or you can find more Middle Tennessee Mysteries here.

Note: Age-progressed photo was done by National Center for Missing and Exploited Children

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