It has been nearly five months since Summer Wells, a 5-year-old from rural Hawkins County, Tennessee, disappeared from her parents’ home, seemingly without a trace. Summer’s parents, Don and Candus, say they believe their daughter was abducted but insist they don’t know who would take her or why.

Reportedly, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has called the search for Summer “outside the norm” and says the circumstances surrounding the child’s disappearance remain unclear.

Watch the recap of part one, “The Disappearance of Summer Wells,” above. Then, tune in to Friday’s conclusion, “Summer Wells Disappearance: What Do the Parents Know?”

Check your local listing to find out where you can watch.

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

Summer Wells Missing Infographic
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