Missing Memphis Couple Found Dead In E. TN Fire

Posted at 6:06 PM, Dec 01, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-01 20:15:21-05

According to family members, a Memphis couple who went missing the Sevier County wildfires have been found dead. 

Jon and Janet Summers were vacationing in Gatlinburg with their sons, Branson, Jared and Wesley, when they were forced to evacuate.

As they were fleeing, the family became separated after they were unable to continue traveling in their vehicle, according to a family friend.

The siblings reportedly ran through the woods and were later taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Jon and Janet have not been seen since.

Their three sons were taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center for treatment.

According to family members, the Summers have ties to Middle Tennessee. Jon and Janet live in Memphis, while their sons currently live in Nashville.