Mystery surrounds the disappearances of three Idaho children – 8, 14, and 17 – who have all been missing in the same area for the past seven months
- Tristan Sexton, 17, and Taylor Summers, 14, ran away from home in Emmett, Idaho, within a month of each other in the fall of 2020
- Taryn Summers, 8, went missing in the same rural area as the older children on April 12
- Officials say Taryn may have run away to join the teens, but she is listed as a missing child due to her age
Authorities in Idaho are appealing to the public for help in finding three children, at least two of whom are related, who have been missing from the same rural area in the past seven months.
The Gem County Sheriff’s Office announced on Tuesday evening that investigators are looking for 17-year-old Tristan Conner Sexton, 14-year-old Taylor Summers and 8-year-old Taryn Summers, all of whom were last seen in the same small-town neighborhood. Emmett, near the Oregon state line.
The older two children were reported as runaways last fall, and according to the sheriff’s office, the youngest child, Taryn, may also have 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
Taryn Summers, 8, went missing in the same rural area as the older children on April 12
“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.
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.