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Three Idaho children – 8, 14 and 17 – vanish on separate dates in the same area

Mystery surrounds disappearances of three Idaho children – 8, 14 and 17 – who all went missing in the SAME area in the past seven months

  • Tristan Sexton, 17, and Taylor Summers, 14, ran away from home in Emmett, Idaho, within a month of one another in the fall of 2020 
  • Taryn Summers, 8, went missing from 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 because of 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 gone missing from the same rural area over the past seven months. 

The Gem County Sheriff’s Office announced on Tuesday night 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 neighborhood of the small city of Emmett, near the state line with Oregon.

The older two children were reported as runaways last fall, and the sheriff’s office say it is believed that the youngest child, Taryn, also may have run away when she disappeared on Monday, but she is listed as a missing child because of her age. 

Taylor Summers, 14

Tristan Sexton, 17 (left), and Taylor Summers, 14 (right), ran away from home in Emmett, Idaho, within a month of one another in the fall of 2020

Taryn Summers, 8, went missing from the same rural area as the older children on April 12

Taryn Summers, 8, went missing from the same rural area as the older children on April 12

‘Extensive search of the area has been conducted to assure that the child is not nearby or injured,’ stated a press release from the agency. 

Officials said Tristan and Taylor continue to be identified as runaways and have had frequent contact with family members.

‘They are not considered to be in danger at this time,’ said the sheriff’s office. 

Tristan was last seen on September 10, 2020, and Taylor was last seen October 19. 

Taryn Summers was last seen on Monday, according to a Facebook post by the sheriff’s office. 

All three children were last sighted near Airport Road and Highway 52 in Emmett. 

The sheriff’s office said Taylor and Taryn, who share a last name, are related, but they did not say if they are siblings or more distant relatives. 

This map shows the area near Airport Road and Highway 52 in Emmett where all three children had gone missing between September 2020 and April 12, 2021

This map shows the area near Airport Road and Highway 52 in Emmett where all three children had gone missing between September 2020 and April 12, 2021 

Tristan may wear glasses. He is 5 foot 7 and 185lbs. He has red hair and blue eyes

Taylor is 5 foot 3 and 135lbs. She has brown hair and hazel eyes

Tristan and Taylor have been listed as runaways and have had frequent contact with family members

The agency did not immediately respond to a phone message left Wednesday by DailyMail.com.  

Tristan may wear glasses. He is 5 foot 7 and 185lbs. He has red hair and blue eyes. 

Taylor is 5 foot 3 and 135lbs. She has brown hair and hazel eyes. 

Both Tristan and Taylor have been reported as runaways and may be found together. 

Taryn is 4 feet tall and 65lbs, with a slight frame, strawberry blonde hair and blue eyes. She wears glasses for reading but may not have her glasses. The girl may be with the two older children. 

The sheriff’s office said the case is under investigation, and asked people with information to call at 208-365-3521.   

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