Updated: Aug 17, 2022
Summer Utah Moon Wells
Last seen Jun 15, 2021
Missing from: Rogersville, TN Hawkins County
Age Now 5
Hair Color Blonde
Eye Color Blue
Weight 40 lbs
Description Last seen wearing grey pants, a pink shirt and possibly barefoot
An AMBER Alert has been issued on behalf of the Hawkins County Sheriff's Office for Summer Moon-Utah Wells. If you have seen Summer or have any information regarding her whereabouts, please contact the Hawkins County Sheriff's Office at 423-272-7121 or the TBI at 1-800-TBI-FIND.
More than 100 personnel and 41 agencies have assisted in the search for Summer since she was reported missing from her home in the Beech Creek community.
What is known:
Summer Wells was reported missing from her home on Ben Hill Road in the Beech Creek community of Hawkins County around 6:30 p.m. on June 15, 2021
There has been multiple ground and aerial searches that began immediately, and in the days following Summer's disappearance. Additional searches included the community, a dive team, hazardous terrain search team, urban search and rescue team, and the state’s tactical radio system. There were times when the searches had to be halted caused by severe weather.
It is unknown if foul play is expected.
There is little to no cell phone service in the area.
The TBI requested that all residents in the area check their video surveillance and any hiding areas including crawl spaces and sheds on their properties.
The TBI stated they did not have a suspect or a vehicle description in connection with Summer's disappearance.
Sheriff Lawson reported that everyone is a person of interest and everything is on the table.
Summer's father, Don Wells stated he believes she was abducted and does not believe she is in the area.
The reported circumstances the family stated was as follows:
Summer's father Don stated he was at work when his wife called to tell him that Summer was missing on Tuesday and that he rushed home to find his boys and neighbors searching for his daughter.
“She was planting flowers with her mother and her grandmother and she wanted to go into the house, so my wife watched her go into the door and she went into the house. And the boys were on the internet of course, and she wanted to go downstairs and play with her toys. So when her mother [came] in and she says ‘Summer,‘ and she went down into the basement and she didn’t answer. So she went down there and she was gone. So she went out the basement door, which was unlocked, and we haven’t seen her since.”
No search warrants have been necessary as everyone has been cooperative and helpful in their search for Summer.
Summer's mother, Candus Bly kept her silence at the beginning of Summer's disappearance, and two weeks later made a statement pleading for her safe return.
Later, the TBI announced they were hoping for information on a potential witness driving a Toyota pick up truck - a 1998-2000 maroon or red Toyota Tacoma with a full bed ladder rack and white buckets in the bed - near the Wells residence around the time of the disappearance. They are not considered a suspect.
As in all of these nationalized cases, the rumors are rampant and fingers have been pointed. Our policy here is never to allow those kind of comments or statements. We believe it is not fair or helpful to make accusations until there is enough information that law enforcement claims the name(s) of a suspect or person of interest. As of now, that has not happened.
The searches are beginning to dwindle down
A reward amount has reached to $50,000
Her father Don wrote a letter to Summer after her disappearance:
I don’t know if there’s even the remotest chance of you ever seeing this letter but I’m going to write it hoping you will. First of all I want you to know that I love you with all my heart. I’ve never missed someone as much as I miss you. My heart aches constantly and then the thought of someone mistreating you puts so much anguish and fear for you that I can barely breath at times. I beg God for your life and break out in tears constantly. I’m very glad I got to spend 5 years with you but now my life always feels like snow, rain, and drizzle never ending. You are the highlight of my entire miserable existence on this earth. I love you Summer with every fiber of my being sweetheart! I love you and I will never give up on you and one day I will see you again.
Always & Forever Your earthly Dad. Father.”
AUG. 3, 2022 LETTER BY DON WELLS
Summer is still missing.