Tennessee kidnap victim, teacher found in California

Teacher accused of kidnapping student arrested in California

Speaking on Good Morning America, he also said his daughter, who can not be named for legal reason, will need therapy and her family will ensure she gets the help she needs.

"He said she was 24, he said he was 38 or something like that", Barry said.

"Looking back, it's weird", Barry said.

After seeing a photo of Tad Cummins in an Amber Alert, Barry said he made the connection and called authorities. The Siskiyou County Sheriff's Department confirmed to ABC News on Thursday morning that Cummins' vehicle was found. Siskiyou County is nestled in the northernmost part of California in the Shasta Cascade region along the OR border.

Cummins' estranged wife, Jill Cummins, was "very emotional" when she learned both were found safe, her attorney Michael Cox said. While she would not reveal where exactly the auto was found, she did say "We are now working an active incident regarding the kidnapping". Thomas was right behind him and she detained for her protection. "I was like, 'That's the guy, '" he said. Authorities had said they had been living there for about a week-and-a-half. Deputies say Thomas appeared to be in good health and Cummins was cooperative at the scene.

The girl was wearing trousers, a blouse and shoes when Cummins was arrested.

The cabin's caretaker spoke to the couple, O'Hare said.

The girl has returned to Tennessee.

"There aren't words in the English language to describe the level of relief and elation experienced by the Thomas family", Whatley said.

Cummins faces federal and state charges. His picture circulated the country after an Amber Alert was issued March 14, and authorities believed he had fled, taking one of his students - Elizabeth - with him.

"In the note, Cummins explained that he was traveling to Virginia Beach or the D.C. area to clear his head". The two have been missing and the subject of a nationwide manhunt since March 13th.

Cummins faces charges of sexual contact with a minor and aggravated kidnapping, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said.

A federal charge of transportation of a minor across state lines for the goal of having criminal sexual intercourse has been filed against him.

"With the assistance of VICTIM's father, detectives were able to view the call history on VICTIM's phone", the affidavit says.

The last confirmed sighting of the pair was two days later at an Oklahoma City Wal-Mart.

How they got to Cecilville, California, and why they went there remains a mystery to investigators.

Elizabeth was found healthy and unharmed, but officers do not know her mental condition. The charge carries a minimum of 10 years.

Their disappearance on March 13 came after Cummins was investigated by the school system when another student reported seeing the then-married teacher kiss the girl.

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