The 54-year-old woman is charged with murder after the body of the missing eight-year-old girl has been found
Local authorities in Idaho believe they found the body of an eight-year-old child who disappeared Monday from the same rural area as her two older siblings.
They arrested a woman in connection with the girl’s death after the girl’s body was found at the woman’s house.
Gem County Sheriff Donnie Wunder said at a press conference on Thursday that the remains have yet to be identified, but investigators believe they are those of Taryn Summers Quinton.
“A suspect has been arrested in Ada County,” Wunder added, without providing further details of the suspect’s identity.
A roster from Ada County Jail shows that 54-year-old Connie Smith, from Emmett, was booked on Thursday and charged with first-degree murder. East Idaho News reports.
Taryn’s body was found in a house at 1666 Airport Rd, owned by Smith, according to KTVB
Gem County Sheriff Donnie Wunder said remains have yet to be identified, but investigators believe they are those of Taryn Summers Quinton. Taryn went missing on April 12
A roster from Ada County Jail shows 54-year-old Connie Smith, from Emmett, was booked on Thursday and charged with first-degree murder. Local authorities said a suspect had been arrested but did not provide an identity
Taryn’s siblings – 14-year-old Taylor Summers Quinton and 16-year-old Tristan Conner Sexton – are believed to be safe, even though they were reported missing last fall, Wunder shared.
Police have been in touch with Taylor and do not believe she is in danger at this time. The family has been in touch with Tristan Sexton and the police do not believe he is in any danger at this point, ” Wunder added.
The eldest two children were reported as runaways last fall and, according to the sheriff’s office, the youngest child, Taryn, may have also run away when she disappeared Monday, but due to her age, she is listed as a missing child.
Tristan Sexton, 17 (left), and Taylor Summers, 14 (right), ran away from home in Emmett, Idaho, within a month of each other in the fall of 2020. According to the local authorities, both are doing well.
“Extensive searches have been made in the area to make sure the child is not around or injured,” said a press release from the agency.
Officials said Tristan and Taylor are still identified as runaways and have been in regular contact with family members.
“They’re not considered danger right now,” said the sheriff’s office.
Tristan was last seen on September 10, 2020 and Taylor was last seen on October 19.
Taryn Summers was last seen Monday, according to a Facebook post from the sheriff’s office.
All three children were last seen near Airport Road and Highway 52 in Emmett.
The sheriff’s office said that Taylor and Taryn, who share a last name, are related, but they did not say whether they are siblings or more distant relatives.
This map shows the area near Airport Road and Highway 52 in Emmett where all three children were missing between September 2020 and April 12, 2021
Tristan and Taylor are listed as runaways and have had frequent contact with family members
The agency did not immediately respond to a phone message left by DailyMail.com on Wednesday.
Tristan may be wearing glasses. He is 5 feet 7 and 185 pounds. He has red hair and blue eyes.
Taylor is 5 feet 3 and 135 pounds. She has brown hair and hazel eyes.
Both Tristan and Taylor have been reported as runaways and can be found together.
Taryn is four feet tall and 65 pounds, has a slender build, strawberry blonde hair and blue eyes. She wears glasses for reading, but may not have glasses. The girl may be with the two older children.
The sheriff’s office said the case is under investigation and has asked people with information to call at 208-365-3521.