Tri-Cities storage  company adds $10K to reward for missing girl

A Tri-Cities-based storage company has added a contribution in the continuing search for a 5-year-old Hawkins County girl, who went missing June 15.

In a statement released to news outlets, Storage Source One felt compelled to pledge $10.000 to the reward fund for Summer Wells.

Storage Source One, however, placed no deadlines or restrictions on these funds. A signed check to be made out to the person or persons providing credible information that leads to the return or recovery of Wells is being held at the Civis Bank in Church Hill and will remain there until Summer’s whereabouts are confirmed.

Wells, of Ben Hill Road, in the Beech Creek community of Hawkins County, was reported missing on June 15. There have been more than 900 leads in the case, but no lead has turned up a credible one.

The reward donation will continue to be offered beyond the six-month deadline set by the Church Hill Rescue Squad whereby the funds would be donated to the Child Advocacy Center in Mosheim.

“We have made additional donations to Church Hill Rescue Squad, Hawkins County Rescue Squad, and Goshen Valley Volunteer Fire Department, but it is our wish that the reward donation has no deadline,” according to the release. “If someone comes forward after the deadline with credible information about the whereabouts of Summer Wells, the $10,000.00 reward money is still available to that person(s).”

Although weeks have passed since her disappearance, the company’s leadership and employees “continue to pray for the safe return of Summer Wells and will continue to support our local community far into the future.”

Storage Source One offers drive-up storage units and secure outdoor parking for RV, boats and vehicles.

Donations to the reward fund are continuing to be accepted at Civis Bank branches in Church Hill, Rogersville and Sneedville.

Meanwhile, the Equusearch Midwest Team will once again be assisting in the effort to locate Wells.

Dave Rader, Director of Equusearch Midwest and the team will be conducting searches this weekend.

Officials asked as this is an ongoing investigation, if you see any of those search teams, please do not convey via social media or other outlets where you may have seen searches taking place.

If you have credible leads in this case, call the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation at 1-800-TBI-FIND, the Hawkins County Sheriff’s Office at 423-272-4848 or your local law enforcement agency.