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for most. The beginning of a new life for tad Cummins. “A beautiful day to start,” he posts on Instagram. The 50-year-old tells his wife he has a job interview and needs to borrow her Nissan rogue, but the disgraced teacher is about to go rogue in more ways than one. He took your car. He did. He switched vehicles with me on the day that he left, because he was going out of town, not far, but far enough that where he didn’t want to take the jeep so he took the rogue and he never came back. Reporter: Across town, that same morning, sister Sarah says Elizabeth was agitated. She kept on saying, “You need to wake up,” and I’m like, “What?” And she was like, “If I’m not back by six, call the cops.” Reporter: Elizabeth is not yet of the age of consent. Her state of mind and her true feelings about Cummins are still a matter of dispute, but in video obtained exclusively by “20/20,” we see a friend pull up to the Thomas house in the morning hours. A few minutes later, Elizabeth emerges carrying what looks like an overnight bag and a backpack. It will be more than a month before her family sees her again. At 7:45 that friend drops Elizabeth off at a shoney’s restaurant. 8:32 A.M., Cummins’ silver Nissan SUV fills up at a shell station neighboring that shoney’s. Six minutes later, it pulls out. Soon Elizabeth is in the car with Cummins and to date there is no evidence he physically coerced her. But would Elizabeth willingly leave behind her family and that security blanket she holds so dear? She loved it. Reporter: Medication and makeup still sitting on her dresser at home. It’s an abduction either way you look at it. You can either abduct by grabbing someone out of their house at night by force or you can abduct over time. Reporter: That evening tad’s wife comes home from work to find an empty house and a note from her husband telling her he needed to “Clear his head,” claiming he’s headed to…

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