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Amber Alert: Search for missing Hawkins County girl continues

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Posted at 10:51 AM, Jun 17, 2021

ROGERSVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Investigators are continuing search efforts for a missing 5-year-old girl from East Tennessee for the second day. Her disappearance has prompted a statewide Amber Alert.

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation issued an Amber Alert Wednesday for Summer Moon-Utah Wells, who was reportedly last seen outside of her home in the Beech Creek community on Tuesday evening. Summer was last seen wearing grey pants and a pink shirt.

TBI officials said crews are continuing to search a one-mile radius around the girl's home near the Ben Hill Road area of Hawkins County.

Due to the nature of the search and the extreme terrain, investigators are not asking for volunteers to help assist in the search. Crews were out in the area until 8 p.m. Thursday.

On Thursday, the agency said they have received about 50 tips in her disappearance, but none have panned out.

Earlier on Wednesday, the TBI issued an Endangered Child Alert for the girl, but the TBI said new information and growing concern for her well-being led the bureau to issue a statewide Amber Alert.

Anyone with information should call the Hawkins County Sheriff’s Office at 423-272-7121 or the TBI at 1-800-TBI-FIND.

The TBI built an online resource called the TN KIDKIT to help parents and guardians assist law enforcement if a child goes missing. Parents can fill out a form that provides law enforcement pictures and needed information to get the search started more quickly. For information on the kit, click here.