Summer Wells Dr. Phil interview: Expert states that the father of a missing five-year-old uses “guilty language” and the mother “fades facts.”
Summer Wells’ parents were accused of using “guilty language” when questioned about their daughter’s inexplicable disappearance, according to two body language experts.
Candus and Don Wells, Summer’s parents, were interviewed by behavior analysts and body language experts Scott Rouse and Greg Hartley on an episode of Dr. Phil on Thursday.
Summer Moon-Utah Wells was last seen on June 15 in the Beach Creek Community of Hawkins County, Tennessee, near her family’s house.
Her mother and grandmother had been planting flowers in the front yard with her when she disappeared back inside the house to play with her toys around 6.30 p.m., according to her family. She was never seen or heard from again.
Don, who was at work at the time, and his wife have long claimed that their daughter was kidnapped by an unknown assailant, but there has been no proof to back up their claim.
Summer’s parents have been suspected of being engaged in her disappearance on social media, and have even received death threats. They have categorically denied the allegations.
Rouse and Hartley met down with the couple to see if they were telling the truth regarding Summer’s disappearance and their claims that they have no idea where she is or what happened to her.
During their debate, the experts told Dr. Phil that they noticed behaviors in each other that made them suspect.
“What do you say to individuals who think you were involved, who think your family was involved?” they asked Don first.
Don answered with a long and rather jumbled letter, explaining how he spent months accepting friend requests on Facebook – which he described as the best “possible instrument” for finding someone – and calling Summer to attempt to locate her.
He also mentioned a Facebook group that was “fighting” him and Candus the “whole time.”
“What I was asking him when I asked him this question was, ‘How do you respond to those who say you did this?'” Back in the studio, Hartley detailed the discussion to Dr. Phil.
“I was expecting [Don] to respond, ‘No, I didn’t.’ He, on the other hand, does not. He then goes on to discuss Facebook.
“We assume that is dishonest and avoid [the question]in normal interrogations.”
“When Greg asked him how he replied to that, he was talking about reacting to people on Facebook, he was talking about replying to people on YouTube, and he’s gotten a lot of heat from that direction,” Rouse continued.
“So I got the impression that he didn’t see it the same way he did when an investigator asked you that question or when I asked that question,” he continued. Brinkwire News in a Nutshell