Tabitha Danielle Tuders Missing From Nashville, TN Since April 29, 2003 – Photo above is Tabitha’s families favorite photo. They said she loved eating slim-jims.
Photo of Tabitha’s parents, taken after she went missing.
Tabitha’s parents have left her room untouched in hopes that one day they will see her again. Her bedroom covered in purple, Tabitha’s favorite color.
NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE — Tabitha Tuders, then 13, was a 7th grader who attended middle-school when she was last seen in the early morning hours on April 29, 2003 at her Nashville home. She had woken up early to get ready for school and went to catch the bus around 7:15am. but somewhere between her house and the bus-stop she vanished and hasn’t been seen since. She would be 22-years-old as of 2012.
Her family and friends still haven’t given up hope and are still searching for what happened to their loved one who has MySpace page’s set-up in her name with over one thousands friends. More friend’s on social net-working websites then the average person which tells you how missed she is.
Tabitha is listed as ”Endangered Missing” and Police suspect she was kidnapped and not a child who would simply take off. Her disappearance went National and yielded many tips but to date, no-one has been arrested and Tabitha remain’s missing
Age-progressed photo of what Tabitha might look like at 17 years of age.
Age-progressed to 19 years. She would be turning 23 in 2013.
Tabitha was born February 15, 1990 and is a Caucasian female with Sandy-Blonde hair and blue eyes. She is petite and weighed approximately 100 pounds and stood 5’1” at the time of her disappearance.A good identifying factor is a birthmark on her stomach and a scar on her finger. She also had both ears pierced.
A website was created for Tabitha’s disappearance called ‘Tabitha Tuders’ – http://www.tabithatuders.net/ – The woman who run’s the website has also been threw a unsolved tragedy regarding her nine-year-old daughter. Below is a editor’s note taken from Tabitha’s website. It reads:
To the Editor:
Sunday, Gail Kerr brought attention to the unsolved murder of my daughter, Marcia Trimble. (”Police don’t want a repeat of unsolved ’70’s case.”)
Our nine-year-old daughter, Marcia, disappeared Feb. 25, 1975 , and was found 33 days later in a neighbor’s garage. She had been strangled to death and sexually assaulted.
Search dogs were flown in to pick up her scent. Many volunteers joined police and rescue units in the search. A command headquarters was set up in our home. Policemen were there day and night.
News media camped in our front yard with their strong lighting ready to broadcast live at any given moment. We discovered that having policemen and news people surrounding our house gave us much comfort.
What did we know about dealing with all this? We did the best we could, as I believe the Tuders are doing under great stress and horrible circumstances. Dogs and men searched for Marcia just as they have for Tabitha. My prayer is for Tabitha’s safe return and much peace for her family.
I think about the Tuders’ family, knowing the sleepless nights, the fear that floods their souls, fear of what could be happening to Tabitha, trying to be positive and calm in the middle of chaos. Not knowing whether your child is dead or alive is a terrible thing.
My words for Debra and Bo Tuders are, ”Don’t give up hope in finding your precious daughter. Her sweet face has captured many hearts, and Nashville stands with you.”
The FBI is offering a reward of up to $25,000 for information leading to the recovery of Tabitha Tuders and the identification, arrest, and conviction, of the person(s) responsible for her disappearance.
If you have any information regarding this case, please contact: Nashville Metro Police Department at 1-615-862-8600
More Family Photo’s of Tabitha Tuders Below
Pictured Above: Tabitha at her nephews birthday party. The last party she went to before she went missing.
Another family favorite
Her family still celebrates her Birthday. Even buying her a cake, frosted with her favorite color (purple)
Photo taken when Tabitha was 10-years-old. She was at the hospital to welcome her new baby brother who was born in 2001, just two years before she vanished.
Tabitha’s 7th Grade Yearbook Photo Taken The Same Year She Disappeared.
Tabitha (far-right) in her younger years, having a photo taken with her siblings.
Tabitha (far-right) in her younger years. She is shown in the photo with her big sister, her cousin and another cousin (or friend?)
Tabitha making silly faces in her younger years.
Pictures were uploaded and shared by Tabitha Tudor’s family. Tabitha’s older sister has a MySpace page created for Tabitha. To view the MySpace page which has over one thousand friends, either click the link provided or copy/paste: http://www.myspace.com/tabithaismissing#!
If you have any information regarding this case you’re asked to please contact: Nashville Metro Police Department at 1-615-862-8600