Amber Alert: Search for Summer Wells continues more than a week after disappearance

Posted at 12:17 PM, Jun 24, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-24 19:34:45-04

ROGERSVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — More than a week after she went missing, the circumstances of 5-year-old Summer Wells' disappearance are still unclear.

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation spoke with reporters on Thursday, however agents said much of the search remains the same as it did on Monday, when investigators last provided an update.

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Watch the full update from investigators below:

So far, the TBI has reported more than 300 tips in the case. However, none have panned out and the search continues. Numerous people have been interviewed and Summer's family is fully cooperating in the investigation, the TBI said.

There are now more than 80 agencies from Tennessee, Ohio, Virginia, Alabama, Georgia and North Carolina searching nearly six square miles around the home where Summer disappeared in Hawkins County, Tennessee.

Sky 5 flies over the area that's believed to be the last place Summer Wells was seen before she disappeared.

Authorities have tried searching from the ground and air, while also using K-9 units and conducting roadblocks. Property owners in the Beech Creek area are also urged to check barns, crawl spaces, and other places a child could hide.

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