Amber Alert: Search for 5-year-old Summer Wells continues for sixth day

Posted at 7:25 AM, Jun 21, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-21 16:21:55-04

ROGERSVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — A statewide Amber Alert is still in effect for 5-year-old Summer Wells. Tuesday will mark one week since the little girl disappeared from her East Tennessee home.

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigations gave a brief update on the search for Summer, saying law enforcement is still working to find out what happened to her. The circumstancing leading to her disappearance remains unclear.

The Hawkins County Sheriff's Office is asking residents in Sullivan and Hawkins counties to search their own properties for any place a child could hide, as it's possible Summer wandered away from home and is lost.

Watch the entire update in the video player below:

Wells was reported missing last Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. and was last seen outside of her home in the Beech Creek community of Hawkins County. She was last seen wearing a pink shirt, gray shorts.

During a press briefing Friday afternoon, officials with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said crews are still dealing with steep and treacherous terrain. Search crews have covered about one thousand acres of land and continued the search through the weekend.

They are conducting two investigations: one being the search for Summer and the second surrounding her disappearance. The TBI said as of Sunday, they've received 137 tips about her disappearance.

As we head into the sixth day of her disappearance, her family, community members and officials are hoping she is found safe.

If you have any info about Summer Wells you should call 911 or the TBI at 1-800-TBI-FIND.