TBI Releases Summer Wells Update
The TBI is still investigating the disappearance of Summer Wells. The agency released an update on Tuesday, urging people to call to share information about the case. The area where she disappeared was extremely steep and dangerous. The search will likely take more time. The investigation is ongoing, and the agency asks people who have information about the case to call the hotline at 1-800-TBI-FIND. The missing child is a young girl, around three feet tall and 40 pounds.
Don Wells made the 911 call
Donwells has been on the run for a month. He is the father of 5-year-old Summer Wells. When he last saw his daughter, she was attempting to plant flowers in her yard. When she was asked where she was, she went down to the basement, where her brothers were playing. A few hours later, she had not been seen since. On Friday, the father of Summer called 911, reporting his daughter missing.
Don Wells, the man who made the 911 call, has a criminal record. He has a long history of arrests, including several violent felonies. He was convicted of drug possession and burglary in Arkansas, Utah, and Texas. He was also cited for numerous parole violations in the late 1990s. His ex-wife, Candus Bly, has a criminal record in Wisconsin and pleaded guilty to misdemeanor charges in 2003. While Don Wells’ criminal history may have played a role in this case, the judge said he didn’t feel it did.
The family has released a statement on a website dedicated to finding Summer. Don Wells’ arrest was deemed “stupid” and the Wells family has asked the charges against him to be dropped. The case continues to unfold and he believes his daughter was abducted. Although he made the 911 call in an attempt to find Summer, Don Wells has said that he was searching for cigarettes when he was arrested. Don Wells said that he did not lay a hand on Candus. The Hawkins County EMA examined Candus’ hand to determine it was not broken.
Throughout the case, the family has been dealing with the loss of their daughter. The search for Summer has lasted seven months. Don Wells has been arrested for DUI and violating probation for driving while under the influence. This arrest is the first in a string of disturbing episodes. Don Wells has remained on probation for six months and the investigation is ongoing. While the search for Summer continues, the police are also searching for the person who hit her.
Search for a red Tacoma truck
The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) continues its search for Summer Wells. The agency has teamed up with nearly 70 agencies and Alabama crews to find the missing girl. As of Sunday afternoon, they had received 137 tips about her disappearance. In the meantime, they are appealing for the public’s help to find her red Tacoma truck, and urge anyone with information to contact them at 1-800-TBI-FIND.
The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) recently announced that it is still searching for the missing 5-year-old. However, they are asking the public for credible information because of false and misleading information spread on social media. The TBI is looking for a 1998-2000 red or maroon Toyota Tacoma with white buckets in the bed. The truck is missing from Hawkins County in TN, and it is believed to have a ladder rack attached to the roof.
The Hawkins County Sheriff’s Office has stated that it will only permit independent groups to search for Summer Wells, as they haven’t received permission from the Church Hill Rescue Squad. However, anyone with information is encouraged to call 1-800-TBI-FIND. The TBI has said that a red Tacoma truck, a red pickup truck with a black roof, was spotted near a pond in July.
Don Wells, the mother of Summer, spoke with News Channel 11 on June 28 about the reward fund. In a later interview, he said that his son had been taken from his front yard on June 24. It is not clear why the truck was stolen. The family posted a video on their YouTube channel. The video shows her talking about the case for the first time. The family is now hopeful for a positive outcome.
Investigation into her disappearance
The search for Summer Wells continues, despite a delay in the lie detector test. Her mother reportedly became too upset to take the test, and the case was delayed another five days. Though the family has passed the test, they could still be under suspicion. The investigation continues, with a $40,000 reward on offer for information leading to the missing girl’s safe return. She is described as a white female, about 3 feet tall, and weighing approximately forty pounds.
Authorities are looking for any possible evidence of abduction. To date, they have not located the body, but they have interviewed several people who might have seen the girl in her car or in the area. They also have been looking at trail camera footage and are looking for the driver of the vehicle. Investigators have also been searching for the missing girl’s white buckets and a ladder rack in her truck. The investigation has been complicated by activists’ efforts to spread false information and discredit the findings of the case.
Investigators have identified several possible suspects in the Summer Wells case. Both parents have a history of criminal activity. Don Wells served time in prison for drug convictions in Arkansas and Texas, and was cited for numerous parole violations. Candus Bly has a criminal record in Wisconsin and pleaded guilty to misdemeanor abuse in 2003. This may have prompted a man to kill himself as he attempted to protect her daughter.
In addition to searching the neighborhood, investigators are also interviewing people connected to the Wells family. Surveillance footage and local surveillance footage have been examined. Although no search warrants have been issued yet, neighbours have agreed to let investigators search their properties. Don Wells has said that Candus passed a polygraph that he took shortly after Summer disappeared. The TBI’s team is trying to figure out a way to bring Summer home.
Misinformation is hurting the investigation
The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is urging the public not to spread misinformation about the search for missing summer wells. They have released photos that show the location of the missing teenager’s rural Beech Creek home and said the lack of answers is frustrating investigators. The agency is also encouraging people to submit credible tips. The pictures show the dense woods and elevated terrain that surround the wells. The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has also released a description of the vehicle seen by Summer on the night she disappeared.
In the past, investigators and law enforcement agencies would only discuss cases in private, but the vast amount of rumours and non-information available online are hampering their efforts. They said they can’t sort through all the rumours and misinformation, and have asked people to submit only credible information. Despite their best efforts, misinformation is hurting the Summer Wells investigation, as they aren’t getting credible tips.
The arrest of Summer Wells was a violation of probation, and she’s still required to serve the remainder of her sentence. Her father said in court that he and his girlfriend, Bly, were attending classes to get custody of the children. Summer Wells’ brothers are still being held by the Department of Children’s Services. The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has received over 1,800 tips about the disappearance of Summer Wells, but so far there have been no leads. However, despite the misinformation, the family has released a video commemorating the missing girl’s birthday.
The Department of Children’s Services confirmed that it is helping with the search for Summer Wells. However, it is unable to release specific information due to state confidentiality laws. In the meantime, a team from Equusearch Midwest, which is helping the search, asked people to refrain from spreading misinformation about the search. If people spread misinformation about the case, it will affect their efforts. So, the search for Summer Wells is in full swing.
Reward offered for information
The Church Hill Rescue Squad has extended the deadline for the reward offered for information about Summer Wells. The reward will still stand on June 15, 2022, the one-year anniversary of the disappearance of the 5-year-old. The funds will be dispensed to credible leads after the deadline passes. The Church Hill Rescue Squad and the Hawkins County Sheriff’s Office are working to get more leads, including the names and locations of anyone with information about Summer Wells.
The reward fund for information about missing Hawkins County 5-year-old Summer Wells has been raised to $73,700. The money came from two large donations of $25,000 and $10,000, as well as contributions mailed to the Church Hill Rescue Squad or deposited in a bank account. The fund is expected to grow even more as the community continues to come forward with credible leads. It’s not known how much the reward will grow, but anyone wishing to contribute can visit any Civis Bank branch and request that money go directly into the account.
The $10,000 reward fund does not include two checks, one for $25,000 and the other for $10,000. Because the two checks were not deposited in the reward fund, the funds total $37,350, which will be donated to the Child Advocacy Center in Mosheim. A check has been sent to the Church Hill Rescue Squad and the Hawkins County Sheriff’s Office with the deadline of six months. If a tip leads to the rescuers finding Summer Wells, the reward fund will be extended until the search continues.
As the search for Summer continues, the reward fund for information remains at high levels. The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has sent divers into the area where Summer disappeared, hoping to locate clues in the overgrown foliage. Anyone with information about Summer Wells should contact the Hawkins County Sheriff’s Department. The reward fund carries a local market embargo, which means that the content may only be used in the same region as the person who provided the information.