Tennessee sheriff on Summer time Wells: ‘Everyone’s nonetheless a suspect, individual of curiosity, nonetheless you wanna put it’
Tennessee investigators vowed this week that the seek for lacking Rogersville 5-year-old Summer time Wells is just not over – nearly two months after her mom reported her lacking from her own residence.
Hawkins County Sheriff Ronnie Lawson stated in a newly launched video that his division continues to be actively working to search out the lacking lady.
“I perceive individuals’s curiosity about the place we’re at within the case, so far as the investigation, I do know individuals speculate, and I perceive that,” Lawson stated. “However they’ve to know our No. 1 purpose from day one is to search out Summer time.”
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And though investigators haven’t stated who they imagine is answerable for the lady’s disappearance, Lawson had a message for whoever is accountable.
“Everyone continues to be a suspect, individual of curiosity, nonetheless you need to put it,” Lawson stated. “And we’re nonetheless very intensely wanting into it.”
Final week, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation gave its first official replace on the case in almost a month – however solely to announce that regulation enforcement was not answerable for a picture of a purported car linked to the case circulating on social media – nor requests for fundraising help.
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Investigators have been trying to find a 1998 to 2000 mannequin 12 months maroon or crimson Toyota Tacoma with a full-sized ladder rack and white buckets within the mattress which will have been close to the Wells’ house at Beech Creek Highway and Benn Hill Highway on June 14, 15 or 16. The motive force has been described as a attainable witness.
An Amber Alert stays in impact for Summer time.
She is about three ft tall and weighs round 40 kilos. On the time she went lacking, she was sporting grey pants, a pink shirt and will have been barefoot. Her blonde hair is believed to be shorter than it seems in many of the photos of her that authorities have circulated to assist the search.
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Her three brothers have been faraway from their mother and father’ house and positioned in custody of the state’s Division of Youngster Protecting Providers.