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Child found dead in Idaho home; 2 other missing kids believed to be OK

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Three children in Emmett, Idaho are considered runaways by the Gem County Sheriff's Office. (Photos of children provided by sheriff's office, via KBOI)

A home in Emmett, Idaho was searched Thursday — and a coroner called to remove "sensitive material" — in connection with three missing children, CBS2 reports.

UPDATE (8:22 p.m. Thursday) — Officials with the Gem County Sheriff's Office confirmed remains found inside an Emmett, Idaho home on Thursday are believed to be those of 8-year-old Taryn Summers, who was reported missing on Monday. They're waiting on official identification from the coroner's office.

A suspect was arrested in Ada County, home to Boise, but officials did not release their identity.

Two other children connected with Summers, 17-year-old Tristan Sexton and 14-year-old Taylor Summers, are considered "runaways" by the sheriff's office and have been missing since fall of 2020.

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Law enforcement have been in contact with Taylor Summers and they believe she is not in danger. Tristan Sexton has been in contact with family members, who told law enforcement he is not in danger.

Officials said their investigation is still very active and they appreciate the public's patience as they wait to reveal more information about the case. They are concerned doing so prematurely would compromise their investigation.

Officials speculated Taryn Summers may have run away from her home in Emmett or might have been with the two older children.

Wednesday, search teams used a drone and dog to search for the children.

Their search continued Thursday with the search of a the home on Airport Road in Emmett, northwest of Boise. Idaho State Police set up a mobile command unit and the road was blocked off to the public, according to KBOI reporters.

Gem County Sheriff's officials thanked Idaho State Police, the FBI, and the U.S. Marshals for their help in the search for Taryn.


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