Kidnapped Tennessee teen is withdrawn, jittery, family says

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( CNN) Elizabeth Thomas, the Tennessee teenager allegedly kidnapped by her educator, was withdrawn and thinner after she was rescued, own family members said Monday.

“She didn’t look like herself at all. She looked like she was very worn out, very thin. And very jittery, ” her father Anthony Thomas said on “Primetime Justice with Ashleigh Banfield” on HLN. “She’s somebody who’s actually more sure of herself, usually all smiles and she’s been sort of the life of the party.”

Thomas and Elizabeth’s older sister, Kat Bozeman, spoke with Banfield about the teenager’s recovery. The 15 -year-old high school freshman is apprehensive about being around people, said own family members, who have maintained conversations daylight and not peppered her with questions about her 39 -day ordeal as “shes trying to” mend.

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