For six weeks the nation has held its collective breath, following the disappearance of 15-year-old Elizabeth Thomas, who had allegedly been abducted by Tad Cummins, her 50-year-old former teacher.
Every news report seemed to detail the countless ways they could have gone off the grid. TV talking heads even suggested they could be in Mexico – if they were still alive. But on Friday Thomas’ family was blessed with good news. She had been found. Of course, now the fascination with her state of mind begins.
How is Elizabeth Thomas coping since being reunited with her parents?