Reward fund created for information in Summer Wells case

Summer Wells was reported missing on June 15 out of Hawkins County.
Published: Jun. 28, 2021 at 1:25 PM EDT|Updated: Jun. 28, 2021 at 10:25 PM EDT
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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) - Officials with the Church Hill Rescue Squad said a reward fund has been set up for information leading to the discovery of missing 5-year-old Summer Wells.

Summer Wells was reported missing nearly two weeks ago on June 15 in Hawkins County.

Individuals interested in donating to the reward fund can go to any Civis Bank branch and request to place money in the Church Hill Rescue Squad Summer Wells Reward Account.

The TBI won’t confirm how much money is in the account at this time, but some have said they’ve already donated. Trevor Lee is a sophomore at East Tennessee State University, and decided to make a $2,000 deposit into that fund.

“I mean it was definitely a chunk of my savings, but I had put it away for whatever I felt compelled to use it was down the line, a rainy day, or whatever situation it was for. And when this situation hit and the time past, I felt compelled that this money should go nowhere else but this reward fund,” Lee said.

Once the money is placed in the account, officials said the funds will stay there for six months. If there are no tips or leads that result in the location or recovery of Summer Wells, the funds will be donated to the Child Advocacy Center, Church Hill Rescue stated.

The TBI continues to encourage people to submit any credible tips they may have in the case. Anyone with information is asked to call 1-800-TBI-FIND.

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