As of last night (Thursday, June 17, 2021), the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation says teams have searched more than 680 acres for 5-year-old Summer Wells, who remains missing. Agents are urging residents who live near Ben Hill Road to check their trail or surveillance cameras for video or photos of Summer.
Summer is the subject of a statewide AMBER Alert after her parents reported her missing to the Hawkins County Sheriff’s Office Tuesday night.
She was last seen outside her home in the 100 block of Ben Hill Road in the Beech Creek area of Rogersville. Summer was wearing gray pants, a pink shirt and is believed to be barefoot. She stands 3’, weighs 40 pounds and has blonde hair and blue eyes.
The TBI has received approximately 50 leads in the search, but none have panned out so far.
Don Wells, Summers father, said she may have been kidnapped.
“She would never leave our hill. I think that someone snuck up on her and grabbed her. I don’t think she’s in the area because the dog goes down to the road and that’s the end of the trail, but I don’t know that for a fact. The way that she just disappeared, she would never do that.”
Currently there are no suspects or persons of interest in the disappearance.
“Everybody’s a person of interest until we find Summer,” Hawkins County Sheriff Ronnie Lawson said. “The most important thing is that we find Summer.”
Anyone with any information regarding this case is urged to call 1-800-TBI-FIND.
The immediate search area for Summer Wells