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Search Continuing in Rural Hickman County for Evidence Related to the 2003 Disappearance of 13-Year-Old Tabitha Tuders

8/12/2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

A team of law enforcement professionals, including MNPD Homicide-Cold Case detectives, Urban Search & Rescue officers and crime scene investigators, along with our FBI partners, continue to search property on Back Piney Road in Bon Aqua (Hickman County) for evidence related to the April 29, 2003 disappearance of 13-year-old Tabitha Tuders.

Information recently received as part of the continuing investigation, coupled with information developed some years ago, led to today’s execution of a search warrant on the rugged Hickman County acreage. Work on the property is expected to continue at least into Thursday.

Officers have worked countless leads over the years, both locally and nationally, in an effort to determine what happened to Tabitha and bring closure to the Tuders family. Tabitha is believed to have left her Lillian Street home in East Nashville sometime after 7:30 a.m. on the morning of April 29, 2003, to catch a school bus at the nearby intersection of 14th and Boscobel Streets. She did not board the bus that day and did not attend school.

Anyone with information about Tabitha’s disappearance and/or her possible presence in rural Hickman County in 2003 is asked to contact Nashville Crime Stoppers at 615-742-7463 or the FBI at 1-800-225-5324. Reward money totaling more than $50,000 is offered for information leading to the recovery of Tabitha and the prosecution of those involved in her disappearance.

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MNPD detectives, officers and FBI agents take part in the search for evidence in the Tabitha Tuders case in rural Hickman County.

MNPD detectives, officers and FBI agents take part in the search for evidence in the Tabitha Tuders case in rural Hickman County.