On the anniversary of Summers Wells’ disappearance, her father Don Wells shared a heartbreaking video with a touching photo with his baby daughter.
A statement from the Find Summer Wells website also revealed that Don released the video while he remains in prison for a DUI arrest.
“Don had certain things he wanted to share. Most important is the last picture ever taken of him with his daughter Summer,” the statement said.
“This video is as raw as Don’s current position in prison. He spends his time and days reading the Bible, which is the only material other than postal letters that the institution allows.”
The six-minute video includes photos of Summer and her family before the little girl went missing near her home in Hawkins County, Tennessee.
The video ends with a picture of Summer, who turned 6 in February 2022, being held by her father with two hands forming a heart around her.
A written statement from Don can also be seen in the clip titled “A Letter and Prayer for Summer.”
“Since you’ve been gone, I’ve been completely devastated [sic]. I’ve been looking everywhere for you my beautiful girl [sic]!
“I thought a U-pipe would be the most powerful tool to find you, and maybe it still might be, but at a price we might not be able to afford, our family might not survive!” Don wrote and referred to the Wells family’s YouTube channel, which has shared several videos to help find Summer.
“I beg God, please look at my precious daughter, we love her so much! We wish to God you give them back to us and the boys. I would be so happy to be a family again.”
Summer’s three brothers were removed from the family home six weeks after her disappearance.
Don confirmed this when he appeared on a podcast called “Jay is 4 Justice,” according to News Channel 11.
“The moment when everyone’s attacking us and all these things are happening, it’s probably better for them,” Don said on the show.
Don also reportedly said that many people came up to him and accused him of various things related to his daughter’s disappearance.
“I believed that stuff,” Don said. “Like an idiot I believed it and freaked out, started drinking and everything else. And that’s why they took our children.”
WHERE IS SUMMER?
The family claims that Summer was abducted by an unknown perpetrator, but no evidence has surfaced to support this theory.
During an interview with Dr. Phil made it clear to the TV personality that he doesn’t think the parents had anything to do with Summer’s disappearance, but he urged them if they knew more about who might have targeted the girl.
The show’s two pundits, Scott Rouse and Greg Hartley, debated theories that local criminals may have kidnapped Summer – given that there are organized drug rings and peddlers in the area.
“I don’t think either of them killed or hurt Summer,” Hartley said.
“I also don’t think Don feels any guilt based on all the time I’ve spent with him.
Summer disappeared on June 15, 2021. Father, her mother said she went down to the basement to play with toys after planting flowers in the front yard with her grandmother and mother.
An AMBER Alert was issued for the girl on June 16, 2021.
Summer’s case has garnered national attention as the circumstances of her disappearance remain a mystery.
FAMILY “NOT COOPERATE”
In March, it was reported that Summer’s family “did not cooperate with law enforcement” during the search for their daughter.
Candus Bly, Summer’s mother, wrote a note to a WJHL forwarded to The Sun by a family spokesman, dismissing the sheriff’s allegations about the wall of silence.
“I never stopped speaking to law enforcement. No, I don’t have a lawyer. I don’t understand why that is being said,” read the note, which was written in a WJHL reporter’s notebook.
“I can’t speak for Don and we are willing to do whatever it takes to bring our daughter Summer home. Thanks [you to] all seekers.”
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