Months after Summer Wells vanished from her home in rural Tennessee on June 15, 2021, the 5-year-old remains missing. Her parents, Don and Candus, claim it’s their belief that Summer was abducted.

Turning to social media, as many parents of missing children do, the couple says that instead of receiving tips to help them find their daughter, they were met with accusations of either killing Summer or having something to do with her disappearance.

Recently, Don and Candus sat down with behavior analysts and body language experts Scott Rouse and Greg Hartley with the intent of proving those accusations wrong.

“I had nothing to do with this,” insisted Candus in her interview with Rouse and Hartley.

What do the experts think?

Watch part one of this two-part Dr. Phil, “The Disappearance of Summer Wells,” to see what happened during Scott and Greg’s interview with Summer’s parents. Then tune in to Friday’s conclusion, “Summer Wells Disappearance: What Do the Parents Know?” when Don and Candus meet Dr. Phil.

Check your local listing for air times.

WATCH: ‘Do You Know Where Summer Is?’ Behavior Analyst Questions Father Of Missing 5-Year-Old

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If you have any knowledge of or information on the whereabouts of Summer Wells, please call the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation at 800-TBI-FIND (800-824-3463) or send tips to For more on the investigation, visit

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