A desperate search is underway for a five-year-old girl who went missing from her home in Tennessee nine days ago.
The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation issued an Endangered Child Alert for Summer Moon-Utah Wells on June 15 after her parents say she vanished from the basement of their house in Rogersville.
Her father, Don Wells, told WVLT that Summer had been planting flowers in their yard with her mother and grandmother and then went inside on her own.
He said she was last seen around 6.30pm that day, when she was wearing a pink shirt and grey shorts. She may have been barefoot as well.
Don said the family believes Summer was kidnapped while investigators have not shared any concrete theory about what may have happened to her.
‘She was planting flowers with her mother and her grandmother and she wanted to go into the house — wanted to go downstairs and play with her toys,’ Don said.
‘I went down in the basement, and she was gone, so she went out the basement door, which was unlocked, and we haven’t seen her since,’ he added.
The Endangered Child Alert was upgraded to an AMBER Alert on June 16.
At the time, the TBI said they had no suspects and no description of any vehicle that could be connected to the case.
They did have at least 300 tips regarding Summer’s disappearance within a day of her going missing, though.
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SOURCE: Daily Mail, Holden Walter-Warner