The Disappearance of Tabitha Tuders



On April 29, 2003, 13-year-old Tabitha Danielle Tuders leaves her home in East Nashville, TN, sometime between 7:30 and 8:00 AM to catch the bus to Bailey Middle School, two miles away. The straight A 7th grader routinely catches the school bus at one of two stops a few blocks from her house, but this morning, instead of boarding the bus, Tabitha Tuders vanishes into thin air, somewhere along her route. When Tabitha doesn’t return home from school by the late afternoon, her parents know something is wrong. And by that time, the young girl has been missing for nearly 10 hours and the trail has already gone cold. Nineteen years later, no trace of the young teen has ever been found, but neither police nor Tabitha’s family has given up hopes of finding her and bringing her home.

If you have any information about the disappearance of Tabitha Tuders, anonymous tips can be made to Nashville Crime Stoppers at 615-74CRIME, or call the Metro Nashville Cold Case Unit at 615-862-7329, or leave a tip at unsolved.com.

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6 Comments

  1. TBI

    The sisters Boyfriend was a Bravo Mike and drove a red car, could they not let the student look at his picture or car to see if that was him? I don’t care about the time card, or polygraph this can be manipulated. Let’s get a new set of cold cases detectives on this case.

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  2. AnaMaria

    Nashville PD blew early & promising leads on this poor child’s case. Failed to question known local pedophiles & other leads that were given to them EARLY on in the case. Missing kid cases SHOULD NOT be turned over to LOCAL COPS!! Special task force should be used on all cases involving missing kids or child deaths.

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  3. Michelle Dickens

    I love this family like it’s my own. I was aprr of the search and the tears and I still hold up hope that she will return one day. Bo and Debra were like parents to me so for anyone’s suggestions that she ran away that’s totally not true because they are wonderful parents and a great close knit family. Everytime I’m out and about I always look in the faces of girls and women just hoping to catch a glimpse of her. My prayers go out to the Tuders family and always know I will never stop praying for you and Tabitha.

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  4. Ben

    Did the police check for sex offenders who lived in the area at that time that fit the physical description of the person the witness saw and drove a red car (or had a connection to a red car)? They may have, but I didn’t hear that on the podcast. May generate some leads. Such a sad story.

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  5. Ben

    Did the police look at sex offenders in the area that fit the physical description of what the witness saw and drove a red car at that time (or may of had a connection to a red car)? I’m sure they did, just didn’t hear that discussed in the podcast and that may generate some leads. Sad story.

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  6. Pleasebringherhome

    The first podcast that brought tears to my eyes. God Bless this family and please bring home Tabitha.

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