Emmett- This week an eight year old girl’s body was found after she was reported missing earlier this week. Even though it hasn’t been proven yet, the Gem County Sheriff’s Office believes the body was Taryn Summers Quinton. Her body was found inside of a trash bag that was in a car that was parked right outside of her home. According to KTVB7, they stated that, “On Wednesday, Idaho State Forensic crew returned to the house, ultimately discovering a small spot of blood on Tayrn’s bedroom wall. Another search of the property led investigators to a black Lexus parked in front of the house. Although the car is registered to the suspect’s son, she was seen driving it the day Taryn went missing.” The person that is being charged with felony failure to notify of a death and destruction of evidence is Tayrn’s grandmother, Connie Ann Smith. Connie’s bail has been set to $800,000.
Taryn has two siblings, a 16 year old named Triston Conner Sexton and a 14 year old named Taylor Summers Quinton. Last fall they were both reported as runaways. But during a news conference a couple days ago, Donnie Wunder, the Gem County Sheriff, stated that law enforcement has been in contact with Taylor. While Tristan on the other hand has been in contact with some family members. The police do not believe that the teens are in danger.
Last Saturday night, the community of Emmett held a candlelight prayer vigil for Tayrn. The citizens all gathered to pay their respects to Tayrn’s family and friends at the Bowman Memorial Park. There is also a Go Fund Me page to help her family raise money for her funeral and for her memorial. It’s called Tayrn Summers (Tayrn Quinton) Memorial and Funeral if you want to help out. KMVT got a statement from Superintendent Craig Woods for the Emmett District. He said that, “We are deeply saddened by tonight’s news and we extended our condolences to the family and friends of Tayrn. She was a student within the Emmett School District. We will have counselors available today and in the coming days to meet with students and staff grieving this sad loss.”