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Amber Alert remains in effect for 5-year-old Summer Wells

The Hawkins County (Tennessee) Sheriff’s Office is searching for Summer Moon-Utah Wells. She is...
The Hawkins County (Tennessee) Sheriff’s Office is searching for Summer Moon-Utah Wells. She is described as a white female, 3 feet tall and 40 pounds, with blonde hair and blue eyes.(MissingKids.org, TBI)
Updated: Jun. 21, 2021 at 10:01 AM CDT
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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WMC) - The search is still underway for Summer Wells, the missing 5-year-old from East Tennessee.

A statewide Amber Alert was issued for Wells on Wednesday, June 16.

She was last seen Tuesday night leaving her home in Hawkins County near Johnson City. There are now 41 agencies involved with the search for Summer.

In a briefing Monday, authorities asked residents to check their properties as the search goes into its seventh day.

“While we’ve not ruled out an abduction, we simply do not have any evidence at this point to confirm that’s what occurred. For that reason, the ground search for Summer continues. it is possible that she wandered off, is lost, and afraid,” said Leslie Earhart with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation.

They’re using aircraft, K-9s, trained professional searchers.

TBI says they have received 137 tips related to Summer’s disappearance, so far no luck.

If you have any information about Summer’s whereabouts, you are urged to call 1-800-TBI-FIND.

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