by Robert A. Waters
At about 7:30 a.m., Tabitha Danielle Tuders walked down the road toward her bus stop. Nashville, Tennessee investigators confirmed that Tabitha made it there before she vanished. Numerous theories have been floated in the nine years she’s been gone. Was she abducted and sold into the sex trade? Did she run away? Was she snatched by a sex predator? Did she go willingly with a friend who murdered her? Shortly after Tabitha’s disappearance, her social security card was used once in Las Vegas. The individual who used it was never found.
At first, local police thought Tabitha had run away from home. But no evidence pointed to this theory. Eventually, most investigators came to the conclusion that she was abducted.
Nine years later, no other clues have surfaced. It's as if she fell off the face of the earth. The FBI has posted a $25,000 reward for information leading to the recovery of Tabitha Tuders.