Summer Wells’ Father to ‘Kidnappers’: ‘You Ruined Our Lives’

The father of a Tennessee girl who vanished more than a year ago has written a letter from his jail cell to “the person or persons responsible” for the disappearance of 6-year-old Summer Wells.

Don Wells was jailed after his daughter disappeared over an unrelated DUI.

Wells’s letter was posted to the family’s Find Summer Wells website, and his attorney said a letter to Summer would be posted soon.

“Not only have you broken Summer’s heart and taken her away from her mother and father, who love her very much, but you ruined her chances to become educated, ruining her life,” Wells wrote.

The kidnappers also “ruined our lives,” he added.

Don Wells’s letter

“You see, the public blames us,” he wrote. “I don’t know if we’ll ever find employment again. Nobody will hire my wife, and I’ve been fired from the job I’ve had for 13 years.”

Both Wells and his wife, Candus Bly, have struggled to find work, and their remaining three sons were removed from the home by social services.

Investigators gave an update on the investigation last month, a year after Summer Wells disappeared from her home. An Amber Alert remains active, and the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is still looking for the owner of a red truck with ladder racks seen in the area at the time. No suspects have been named, as CrimeOnline previously reported.

“We may end up losing everything,” Wells wrote. “When you took our little girl, you took our very lives.”

He ended with a plea for the alleged kidnappers to “do the right thing” and return summer.

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