East Tennessee 5-year-old now lacking for 4 weeks

2021-07-14 14:10:35

ROGERSVILLE, TN (WSMV) – The search continues for 5-year-old Summer time Wells, who was reported lacking from her Rogersville residence 4 weeks in the past.

Summer time was final seen round 6:30 p.m. on June 15 at her residence on Ben Hill Street in a distant space of Hawkins County.

An Endangered Baby Alert was issued by the TBI on the evening of her disappearance and was upgraded to an Amber Alert the next morning.

Summer time has blonde hair, blue eyes, stands 3’0” and weighs round 40 kilos. She was reportedly final seen sporting grey pants, a pink shirt and was presumably barefoot.

“Sometimes, on an Amber Alert that I’ve been concerned in since I’ve been concerned on this program, inside a few days, we’ve a tip or we’ve an thought in the event that they’ve been kidnapped, in the event that they perhaps left into the woods, if somebody noticed one thing that leads us, hopefully, to get a solution to the place the kid went or in the event that they had been taken,” mentioned Shelly Smitherman, TBI Assistant Particular Agent in Cost, in a video launched by the TBI. “We’re going to have some tip or lead, and that’s the irritating half for regulation enforcement on this case and for the general public.”

Smitherman mentioned the TBI is utilizing each useful resource out there within the seek for Summer time.

“We are going to proceed to research and seek for Summer time,” mentioned Smitherman. “Within the public’s eye, there might not be as a lot media consideration given to this case, however that doesn’t imply that we cease what we’re doing. We are going to proceed to make use of each useful resource we’ve that we are able to make the most of to attempt to discover Summer time.”

The Hawkins County Sheriff mentioned everyone remains to be an individual of curiosity within the disappearance of 5-year-old Summer time Wells.

On Monday, Hawkins County Sheriff Ronnie Lawson mentioned in a video launched Monday by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation that “the whole lot remains to be on the desk.”

“We’re nonetheless looking for out what occurred to Summer time. Everyone remains to be an individual of curiosity,” mentioned Lawson.

The TBI reported on Monday it had obtained 935 suggestions in reference to the disappearance of Summer time Wells.

Lawson emphasised to residents of the realm on Monday to test any path or residence safety cameras for something suspicious.

“We by no means know who was going to be in that space and we’re nonetheless on the lookout for a pink Toyota truck,” Lawson mentioned on Monday. “Every thing that we do is attempting to place a chunk of the puzzle collectively to search out Summer time. It might not be one thing which means something to the individuals, however it might imply the whole lot to us.”

A maroon or pink 1998-2000 Toyota Tacoma with a full mattress ladder rack together with white buckets within the truck mattress was seen within the space of Beech Creek Street and Ben Hill Street within the late afternoon to early night on both Monday, June 14 or Tuesday, June 15.

In case you have details about Summer time’s whereabouts, contact the TBI at 1-800-TBI-FIND.


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