The parents of a Nashville teenager who disappeared 10 years ago say they are convinced their daughter will be found.
Thirteen-year-old Tabitha Tuders left her east Nashville home on the morning of April 29, 2003 for school. She has not been seen or heard from since.
“She left here going to the bus stop and that's all we know. We don't know [any] more. She never made it to school. She never made it all the way to the bus stop, so I don't know. Somebody just took her,” mother Debra Tuders said.
She continued, “It doesn't seem like it's going to be 10 years. [It seems] like it was just yesterday and we don't know [any] more we did the day she went missing.”
The Tuders', who have a photograph of their daughter hanging on their home's front porch, said they continue hold on to hope Tabitha will be found.
“That's why I won't leave here because this is the only place she knows to come back to and I won't go [anywhere],” Debra said.
A vigil will be held for Tabitha on Monday night at Bailey Middle School in east Nashville beginning at 7 p.m.
Anyone with information on Tabitha's disappearance is urged to call Crime Stoppers at 74-CRIME.
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