View Full Version : Found Deceased TX - Hailey Darlene Dunn, 13, Colorado City - 27 Dec 2010

Texas Mist
12-29-2010, 03:41 PM


Family members have told KTXS News that Hailey was planning to spend the night with a friend Monday night but never made it.

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Texas Mist
12-31-2010, 03:01 PM

Bivins also said that the department is pursuing new leads in the case.
A description and photo of the missing girl have been entered in the TCIC NCIC Region 5 broadcast system which covers surrounding counties. Also, the information has been put on the Copsync system providing anyone in the state with the Copsync system a picture and information on Dunn.

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12-31-2010, 07:55 PM

By Laura Madison, KTXS News
POSTED: 3:54 pm CST December 31, 2010

COLORADO CITY, Texas -- There will be a prayer vigil Sunday night at 7:30 p.m. in honor of missing Colorado City girl Hailey Dunn.

12-31-2010, 08:16 PM
Hoping Hailey makes it to safety and then home.

01-01-2011, 12:32 AM
Thanks czgtz.....there is a thread here that gives a list of things for the friends and families to do to get the case noticed by media, etc. In case you have not found that one yet, I will locate the link and try to edit it into this post.

Here it is....
Missing Persons - What Do I Do? Checklists and Information - Websleuths Crime Sleuthing Community (http://www.websleuths.com/forums/showthread.php?t=121439)

01-01-2011, 08:15 AM

By Carol Parsons
Posted December 31, 2010 - 7:57pm

Colorado City police officers were out in force today, December 31, following new leads in the disappearance of a missing Colorado City middle schooler. Law enforcment tracking teams with TDCJ joined in the search, according to Interim Police Cheif John Bivins.

According to CCPD officers, donors have increased the amount of the reward to $4500 to be used as a reward for the safe return of 13-year-old Hailey Dunn. This was the latest official information available as of 1 p.m. on Friday, December 31.

01-01-2011, 07:37 PM

We will have a community-wide candlelight vigil for Hailey Dunn Sunday, January 2nd at 7:30pm at Colorado Middle School. please come and pass the word!
1 day ago

01-01-2011, 10:37 PM

Texas Mist
01-02-2011, 06:46 PM
Family and friends are turning to social media and the internet in hopes of tracking down a 13-year-old girl who went missing nearly one week ago.
Over the last few days, friends and family have posted numerous messages on Facebook and changed their profile pictures to images of Dunn.

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Texas Mist
01-02-2011, 07:09 PM

COLORADO CITY, Texas -- It's been nearly a week since a 13-year old Colorado City girl disappeared, according to her parents.

Sunday the search is growing as well as the reward to find her.

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Lavanda Dolce
01-02-2011, 07:40 PM
Prayers for Hailey's safe return.

Texas Mist
01-03-2011, 10:26 AM
An estimated 750 people attended a prayer vigil for missing teenager Hailey Dunn on Sunday night at Colorado Middle School in Colorado City.
“To me, I think it’d be more than just considered runaway,” Mitchell County Sheriff Patrick Toombs told the Reporter-News on Sunday night. His agency has interviewed several of Hailey’s classmates to help Colorado City police. Toombs said Texas Rangers also have assisted in the case.

While Toombs said his agency was only assisting Colorado City, Hailey’s disappearance remains a mystery, he said.

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Seymour Krelborn
01-03-2011, 02:20 PM
HAILEY DUNN, Age Now: 13, Missing: 12/27/2010. Missing From BUFORD, TX. ANYONE HAVING INFORMATION SHOULD CONTACT: Colorado City Police Department (Texas) 1-325-728-5294.

More... (http://www.missingkids.com/missingkids/servlet/PubCaseSearchServlet?act=viewChildDetail&LanguageCountry=en_US&searchLang=en_US&caseLang=en_US&orgPrefix=NCMC&caseNum=1162770&seqNum=1)

01-03-2011, 03:48 PM
Added to NCMEC - http://www.missingkids.com/missingkids/servlet/PubCaseSearchServlet?act=viewChildDetail&LanguageCountry=en_US&searchLang=en_US&caseLang=en_US&orgPrefix=NCMC&caseNum=1162770&seqNum=1

Circumstances: Both photos shown are of Hailey. She was last seen leaving her home on December 28, 2010. Hailey was last seen wearing, navy blue sweatpants, a short sleeve light colored t-shirt, flip flops, and red hoop earrings. Her left upper ear is pierced.

Texas Mist
01-03-2011, 08:12 PM
UPDATED: 10:56 pm CST January 2, 2011

COLORADO CITY, Texas -- It's been nearly a week since a 13-year old Colorado City girl disappeared, according to her parents.

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Texas Mist
01-03-2011, 10:55 PM
During Monday evening's episode of Nancy Grace, the popular "HLN" program spotlight the disappearance and search for 13-year-old Colorado City teen Hailey Dunn.

During the segment, Grace spoke with WOAI Newsradio reporter Michael Board as well as Hailey's mother, Billie Dunn.

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Texas Mist
01-03-2011, 11:51 PM
COLORADO CITY, Texas -- Texas Rangers and national media are now involved in the hunt for a Colorado City teen, who's been missing since December 27th.

Monday, Rangers met with Colorado City Police and the Mitchell County Sheriff for hours.

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Texas Mist
01-04-2011, 01:14 AM
COLORADO CITY - Fliers of 13-year-old Hailey Dunn can be found just about anywhere in Colorado City and the young teens disappearance is the talk of the town in.

"It is so uncommon to have a runaway in Colorado City and I suspect this is true in other smaller towns," Radio Owner Jim Baum, said. "So, as much as we could put her name, her weight, her description and her height and weight and phone number of the mother, then that's what we did."

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Seymour Krelborn
01-04-2011, 01:00 PM
HAILEY DUNN, Age Now: 13, Missing: 12/27/2010. Missing From COLORADO CITY, TX. ANYONE HAVING INFORMATION SHOULD CONTACT: Colorado City Police Department (Texas) 1-325-728-5294.

More... (http://www.missingkids.com/missingkids/servlet/PubCaseSearchServlet?act=viewChildDetail&LanguageCountry=en_US&searchLang=en_US&caseLang=en_US&orgPrefix=NCMC&caseNum=1162770&seqNum=1)

01-04-2011, 01:15 PM
In the beginning they said runaway. Now missing. I hope time is not against finding her.

Texas Mist
01-04-2011, 03:35 PM

“There is no evidence pointing toward foul play,” Bivins said. “It’s just that nobody knows where she is at.”

Bivins said various alert systems are in place, and that plenty of other agencies are helping, among them the Texas Rangers, Mitchell County Sheriff’s Office, the Snyder Police Department, the District Attorney’s office and the Department of Public Safety.

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Texas Mist
01-04-2011, 07:00 PM
COLORADO CITY, Texas -- Officials with the city of Colorado City tell KTXS News that the reward has been upped from $10,000 to $25,000 for the return of missing teen Hailey Dunn.



Find Hailey Dunn website - latest missing flyer can be downloaded here


01-04-2011, 09:27 PM
Dear Posters:

Please remember when you post that this thread is for information and family support only.

All other kinds of posts belong in the discussion forum.



Texas Mist
01-04-2011, 11:13 PM
The Texas Rangers are joining in with local law enforement in the search for missing 13 year old Hailey Dunn. Dunn was last seen Monday, Dec. 27th about 3:15pm leaving her home at 1804 Chestnut. Initially labeled as a runaway, the case has now been classified as a missing person.

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Texas Mist
01-05-2011, 12:33 AM
The Colorado City Police Department is still pursuing what they are calling a large quantity of tips concerning a missing 13-year-old.

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Texas Mist
01-05-2011, 01:11 AM

On Friday, bloodhounds were taken to the six motels in Colorado City. At Western Suites, which is located at 2233 Vine Street and is adjacent to Interstate 20 and near the Dunn home, the dogs picked up on Dunn’s scent in the parking lot, City Manager Pete Kampfer said Tuesday night.

The scent led to a door of a ground-floor room at the two-level motel that opened in July, he said, but there the trail stopped. A search of the 24 suites produced no other evidence, he said.

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Texas Mist
01-05-2011, 04:08 AM
What was talk of the town is slowly becoming talk of the nation.

"I would never do anything to that little girl," said Shawn Adkins, boyfriend of Hailey Dunn's mother, "I love her with all my heart."

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Texas Mist
01-05-2011, 03:29 PM

Officials confirmed Wednesday that Shawn Adkins, the boyfriend of Hailey’s mother, has been administered a polygraph test. He was reportedly the last person who saw Hailey before she disappeared on Dec. 27.

Officials also confirmed that Hailey’s home is being searched Wednesday for any clues that may have been missed earlier.

The search was being conducted by the Texas Rangers, who searched the home and spent 10 minutes in an outdoor storage shed.

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Texas Mist
01-05-2011, 05:25 PM
Posted January 5, 2011 - 2:57pm

Searchers from Texas Department of Criminal Justice Wallace/Ware units were out on horseback and foot today looking for possible clues to the disappearance of Hailey Dunn.

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Texas Mist
01-05-2011, 06:39 PM
Today marks the tenth day since Hailey's disappearance and the reward money has been raised to $25,000.00 for any info the leads to the safe return of the 13 year old. The Colorado City Police are working with the Mitchell County Sheriff's Department, the Snyder Police Department and now the Texas Rangers have been brought in to help in the investigation. Should an Amber Alert been issued for Hailey? Nancy Grace, on her national program on HLN, says absolutely!

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Texas Mist
01-05-2011, 07:14 PM

The Texas Rangers and Colorado Police have searched the home of Dunn; they checked the backyard, the shed, and Dunn’s room.

The Rangers were seen carrying bags to their cars.


01-05-2011, 07:55 PM
this town has a major road that goes thru here, its I20 it goes east and west, then theres 208 goes north and south, but where the new hotel was made is right at an intersection of all 4 ways. there has been a problem of teenage girls getting online and talking to grown men and the hotel is a good place to meet up with someone who dont know the area. just a thought,

01-05-2011, 07:59 PM
does anyone know, as a local, what we can do to get a real good search going? theres sooo many people willing to do one but dont realy know how to get it going.

Texas Mist
01-05-2011, 08:08 PM
does anyone know, as a local, what we can do to get a real good search going? theres sooo many people willing to do one but dont realy know how to get it going.

I'll contact a member who's familiar w/ searches to see if we can get some info for you, ajk.

01-05-2011, 08:18 PM
does anyone know, as a local, what we can do to get a real good search going? theres sooo many people willing to do one but dont realy know how to get it going.

Hi there, I would be the one Texas Mist was talking about.

As citizens you absolutely have the right to conduct a search or searches as long as they are on public land or land that you have permission to be on AND you are not interfering with official LE searches or investigations. Organization and a plan are key though.

Over the last 9 months I have been working on a reference guide to help communities with just this. I think most everything you need can be found at the website. There is absolutely no cost and please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or need any guidance.


01-05-2011, 09:52 PM
Hi there, I would be the one Texas Mist was talking about.

As citizens you absolutely have the right to conduct a search or searches as long as they are on public land or land that you have permission to be on AND you are not interfering with official LE searches or investigations. Organization and a plan are key though.

Over the last 9 months I have been working on a reference guide to help communities with just this. I think most everything you need can be found at the website. There is absolutely no cost and please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or need any guidance.

thank you for that info.

Texas Mist
01-05-2011, 10:30 PM

Colorado City City Manager Pete Kampfer, speaking on behalf of the Colorado City police, said he was unable to comment on the details of the investigation but said they are becoming more defined.

After a meeting with law enforcement Wednesday afternoon, Kampfer said that Texas Rangers are arriving at a better focus in the case. Kampfer described the investigation as “instead of shooting at a barn side” law enforcement agents are “getting down to the door.”


01-05-2011, 11:08 PM
Bille Jean, Hailey's mother, left the home with The Rangers at about 1:30PM and family members say that her boyfriend was interviewed by the FBI today.

City Manager, Pete Kampfer, says authorities are investigating specific individuals but he would not disclose any more information. "I know they are working on different leads and some of them could be referred to as suspects or subjects."


01-06-2011, 12:01 AM
it sounds like they are getting some answers with the Texas Rangers here. Let it start getting somewhere fast, we need her home.

Texas Mist
01-06-2011, 12:02 AM
:greetings:, kantoo

glad you have joined us tho I wish the circumstances were different.

There's active discussion on Hailey's case in her thread here if you'd like to discuss theories, etc.


Texas Mist
01-06-2011, 02:52 PM
Interstate Billboard to Feature Hailey Dunn

The billboards could appear on Interstate 20 in Abilene as soon as this week.



UPDATE: Dunn Family Reports Failed Lie Detector Tests

Colorado City, TX— Hailey Dunn's mother says a handful of people connected to her family were told by authorities that they failed polygraph tests that have been administered over the last few days.

Billie Dunn wasn't prepared to name names. However, she told KTAB's Priscilla Luong she and her family's frustration is beginning to mount.

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DPS Helicopter Expected to Aid in Dunn Search

A Texas Department of Public Safety helicopter is expected to fly over the skies of Colorado City Thursday as crews continue their search for 13-year-old Hailey Dunn.



Missing teen's grandmothers speak out, pray that she's safe

Hailey has 2 grandmothers who also live there; they haven't seen her since Christmas. They say they won't stop hoping and praying until she's found.

Connie Jones, one of Hailey's grandmothers, changed her answering machine. It's a special message for Hailey. We listened to a portion of the message. "I'm staying home as much as I can in hopes that you call me. I love you my baby."

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Texas Mist
01-06-2011, 03:18 PM

Colorado City, Texas -

The Texas Department of Criminal Justice search guards and dogs did a "grid search" overnight, even scouring the riverbeds.

Colorado City officials confirm Texas Rangers have heard that Hailey’s mother's boyfriend, Shawn Adkins, has skipped town. It has not been confirmed by officials that he has skipped polygraph testing.

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Texas Mist
01-06-2011, 04:10 PM
Jan 6, 2011- 2:04 - 13-year-old girl missing in Colorado


Texas Mist
01-06-2011, 07:45 PM
Authorities in Colorado City say they have "substantial leads" in the disappearance of 13-year-old Hailey Dunn.

"Our leads are primarily around corroboration and information from the different people that they've interviewed and talked to," said City Manager Pete Kampfer during in interview with Lane Stone. "We're corroborating all the different information and data that they've provided."

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01-06-2011, 09:20 PM
skipping town..not good.. NG has the story now

Texas Mist
01-07-2011, 12:11 AM
Search for missing Colorado City girl continues

COLORADO CITY — Law enforcement officials continue to chase leads from evidence collected Wednesday from missing Colorado City teen Hailey Dunn’s home.

A helicopter search for the 13-year-old middle school student who has been missing for 10 days started about noon today.

About 4 p.m., the helicopter landed in a field of brush near 21st Street. Authorities spent time searching the wooded area south of Interstate 20.


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Law Enforcement Moves Forward with Hailey Dunn Investigation

Texas Rangers spent the day combing through 13-year old Hailey Dunn's room searching for some type of lead.

"It's frustrating that it's been nine days," said Billie Dunn, Hailey's mother, "but I know that they're working hard, and they're working long hours."

But still no sign of the missing girl.

"I want Hailey to know that I just want her to walk through the door," said Dunn.

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Elite Search Group Closely Watching Hailey Dunn Case

Members of the elite Texas Equusearch recovery team tell bigcountryhomepage.com they're aware of and watching the case involving missing Colorado City teen Hailey Dunn.

TES has been involved in some of the most high profile missing persons cases including that of missing Alabama teen Natalee Holloway.

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Update: Helicopters, Billboards Drawn Into Search For Hailey Dunn


Authorities in Colorado City are continuing their efforts at searching and getting the word out.

City Manager Pete Kampfer said helicopters have been provided by the Department of Public Safety to help search for Hailey. Search officials used horses and dogs – and even state prison inmates – to search creek beds in Colorado City and the perimeter of the city.

Kampfer said the helicopters are just more tools being added to the search.
"They can be used for not only search but for surveillance," Kampfer said.
The helicopters are also being used to fly in special agents. The FBI has been involved in the case since Monday, and FBI agents interviewed Billie Dunn, Hailey's mother, on Thursday. After these interviews were completed, Billie Dunn refused to comment to reporters gathered there.

Kampfer said the billboards have been donated by Lamar Advertising to inform the public of Hailey's disappearance. Hailey's disappearance will be displayed on billboards from Abilene, 70 miles east of Colorado City, to the Midland-Odessa area, some 80-plus miles to the west.

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Texas Mist
01-07-2011, 12:49 AM
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Texas Mist
01-07-2011, 12:52 AM
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Texas Mist
01-07-2011, 12:58 AM
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Texas Mist
01-07-2011, 10:40 AM

During a press conference at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday afternoon, Kampfer confirmed that Adkins was at the Dunn residence earlier in the day. When asked by an out-of-town news station if the Texas Rangers know where Adkins is, Kampfer stated that he isn't sure what the Texas Rangers may or may not know.

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Police follow new lead, reward increased to $15,000


Last Friday, the Texas Department of Criminal Justice Wallace/Ware units searched the northwest portion of town, near the girl's home with three bloodhounds, according to Warden Matt Kennolly.

A later search was conducted at the Snyder landfill.

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Texas Mist
01-07-2011, 02:01 PM
UPDATED: 11:42 am CST January 7, 2011

Update: Search Parties Will Go House-To-House In Colorado City

COLORADO CITY, Texas -- Search parties will be going house-to-house knocking on doors across the northern side of Colorado City Friday afternoon.

The searchers will be canvassing the entire area surrounding Hailey Dunn's northside home, starting at the city limits and sweeping through neighborhoods, asking questions of residents and searching for any information about missing teenager Hailey Dunn.

Residents in Colorado City are being asked to join the search. Volunteers are being asked to gather at the Mitchell County Courthouse in Colorado City at 2 p.m. to create search parties to conduct the search across the northern portions of the city.

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Polygraphs unconfirmed

Posted January 7, 2011 - 11:29am

In a press conference this morning, City Manager Pete Kampfer stated that polygraphs results were unconfirmed.

"It is my understanding that they (task force) did not advise whether a person passed or failed," Kampfer said.
"The investigation has narrowed to the neighborhoods and vicinity of Billie Jean Dunn's home," Kampfer said.

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Raw Interview: Dunn's Parents Express Fears

Billie Dunn and Clint Dunn took a moment to address the local media Thursday night, following a roller coaster day, which included failed polygraphs, aerial searches and speculation about the mother's boyfriend in the disappearance of their missing daughter, 13-year-old Hailey Dunn.

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Searchers Hit Streets as Dunn Investigation Intensifies


"Our leads are primarily around corroboration and information from the different people that they've interviewed and talked to," said City Manager Pete Kampfer during in interview with Lane Stone. "We're corroborating all the different information and data that they've provided."

DPS helicopters are expected to fly over Colorado City for a second day. On Thursday, a chopper flew over town landing at one point. City officials tell us the landing was nothing out of the ordinary and no discoveries were made during the landing.

Part of the investigation over the next few days is expected to center around sex offenders who live around the Dunn home. Colorado City City Manager Pete Kampfer says the city is aggressively tracking sex offenders to make sure they know where they're located at all times.

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Texas Mist
01-07-2011, 10:08 PM
San Angelo woman mobilizes to help search for missing girl


Melissa Jo Walker, now of San Angelo, said her plan is to car-pool to Colorado City, coordinate with the existing search team and work their way back to San Angelo, searching the areas between.

“Maybe if we could organize a group here and kind of close in on that area from this direction, who knows, maybe we could find something,” Walker said.
“Pain, really, is the motivator,” she said, hoping that she could help anyone avoid having to go through a similar experience. “I just remember how hard it is when your child is missing. There’s no rest, there’s no peace until you know where your child is.”

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Officials: "We're Still Hoping to Find Hailey Alive"

"We're still hoping to find Hailey alive somewhere," said Senior Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper Sparky Dean.
"Everything takes time," said Dean. "Not everyone is forthcoming with interviews and telling the truth. It doesn't mean they're guilty of something. They may just not be comfortable talking to a police officer."

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01-08-2011, 12:23 PM

At link: Updates provided, several times a day.

Texas Equusearch on stand-by.

Texas Mist
01-08-2011, 01:07 PM

01-09-2011, 05:34 PM
Hi Orb.

I think that members are discussing Hailey. In the Missing-Located Discussion forum. I will move your post for you!

God bless your heart!

01-10-2011, 08:11 PM

January 10, 2011 04:50 PM EST

A twist has risen in the story of Hailey Dunn, the 13-year-old girl missing in Texas. State Troopers now believe the missing girl is in hiding. This comes as a rather shocking change in a disappearance that, until today, was believed to be an abduction.

01-10-2011, 09:44 PM
Scrolling on the bottom on NG's screen......

LE guest on NG-not affiliated with the case believes the bf is maybe could be who changed LE's mind about Hailey.

01-10-2011, 09:50 PM
If she is in hiding, she needs a spanking.

acording to NG and her scroll thing,
LE announced Hailey is NOT in hiding.

01-11-2011, 06:45 PM

By ANGELA K. BROWN and BETSY BLANEY Associated Press © 2011
The Associated Press
Jan. 11, 2011, 1:57PM

FORT WORTH, Texas — Authorities searching the past two weeks for a missing 13-year-old girl in West Texas have no evidence that she ran away and are treating the case as a criminal investigation, an investigator said Tuesday.

01-12-2011, 12:11 PM

By Merlin Mann, KTXS News
POSTED: 9:54 pm CST January 11, 2011
UPDATED: 7:23 am CST January 12, 2011

COLORADO CITY, Texas -- KTXS News has obtained documents that show startling facts into the investigation of missing 13-year-old Hailey Dunn that point to Hailey's mother Billie Jean Dunn and her former live-in boyfriend Shawn Adkins as being primary suspects.


Information in these summary statements comes directly from the affidavits:

– Adkins previously had threatened the lives of both Hailey Dunn and Billie Dunn in February 2010.

– Both Adkins and Billie Dunn apparently held an ongoing, intense fascination with horrific films and brutal crimes. Seized in a box in their bedroom were numerous documents, some fictional and some past crimes, that covered such topics such as serial killers, ax murders, sexual sadistic activities, the occult, sex and death topics, motives for murder and mass murderers – including the killing of family members.

– Billie Dunn and Adkins hosted a number of friends for a New Year’s Eve party at their home – just three days after Billie Dunn reported Hailey missing. Adkins downplayed the party, stating they just had a few friends over to the house to have drinks on New Year’s Eve.

– Billie Dunn volunteered to take a polygraph examination, but when she arrived, she was found to be “under the influence of narcotics,” and she was dismissed from the test at that time. On her second attempt, the investigators concluded there was “deception indicated.” After the examination, Billie Dunn was given the chance to discuss and explain “why she failed the examination.” Officials said she couldn't explain them, and she ended the interview by walking out.

– Adkins twice refused to take polygraph examinations. Then he agreed to a polygraph, but after providing some inconsistent information, he ended this polygraph by walking out. Officials said he failed the polygraph, particularly concerning the whereabouts of Hailey.

– During his polygraph examination, before walking out, Adkins provided some positive reaction about knowing where Hailey Dunn is. Indications were that Hailey may be in Scurry County.

– Adkins and Billie Dunn made two withdrawals of cash from an ATM machine in Snyder, in Scurry County, at about 6:20 p.m. on Dec. 27 totaling $140. They told investigators the money was for purchasing drugs.

– Numerous statements made by both Adkins and Billie Dunn, particularly Adkins, have been inconsistent, some with initial denials, then admissions, then changed statements.

01-12-2011, 12:33 PM

By Merlin Mann, KTXS News
POSTED: 9:48 am CST January 12, 2011
UPDATED: 10:10 am CST January 12, 2011

COLORADO CITY, Texas -- Billie Dunn and Shawn Adkins apparently had an unusual, if not sordid, reading list.

During the investigation into the disappearance of 13-year-old Hailey Dunn, authorities confiscated 278 pages of material printed from websites about several lurid topics, from mass murder to sex and death.

01-12-2011, 02:28 PM

The Associated Press
Wednesday, January 12, 2011; 1:20 PM

LUBBOCK, Texas -- Court documents indicate a missing 13-year-old West Texas girl's mother and her live-in boyfriend gave police contradictory information.

01-12-2011, 03:24 PM

Hannah Boen and Tim Duke / Reporter-News
Abilene Reporter-News
Posted January 12, 2011 at 1:07 p.m.

An affidavit states Shawn Adkins, the boyfriend of the mother of missing Colorado City teen Hailey Dunn, has an obsession with horror and slasher movies and is a collector of movie memorabilia connected with the “Halloween” movie series.

His profile on Michael-Myers.net details his fascination with the films. The site includes forums where members can discuss horror movie topics.

01-13-2011, 07:42 AM

By Associated Press
5:15 a.m. CST, January 13, 2011

COLORADO CITY, Texas (AP) — The mother of a missing 13-year-old West Texas girl denies having anything to do with her disappearance.

Officials say the woman's boyfriend had been identified as a "person of interest" in the case of Hailey Dunn of Colorado City. Nobody has been charged.

01-15-2011, 04:53 AM
Cadaver Dogs Search Abilene Landfill For Hailey Dunn

Search authorities are using cadaver dogs from the Texas Department of Criminal Justice to search Abilene's landfill north of town Friday in its ongoing search for missing Colorado City teenager Hailey Dunn.

More: http://www.ktxs.com/big_country_news/26496786/detail.html

01-15-2011, 04:54 AM
Adkins now a suspect in missing Colorado City teen Hailey Dunn's disappearance

Officials with the task force leading the investigation into the disappearance of Colorado City teenager Hailey Dunn announced Friday that Shawn Adkins, the former boyfriend of the girl's mother, is a suspect and the primary person of interest in the case.

More: http://www.reporternews.com/news/2011/jan/14/adkins-now-a-suspect-in-disappearance-of-teen/

01-15-2011, 03:51 PM

By Merlin Mann, KTXS News
POSTED: 10:49 am CST January 15, 2011
UPDATED: 1:36 pm CST January 15, 2011

ABILENE, Texas -- The search for clues in the disappearance of Colorado City 13-year-old Hailey Dunn at the Allied Waste landfill in Abilene did not continue on Saturday, according to the Abilene Police Department.

Officials did not specify why the search was halted on Saturday, or if the search at the landfill would resume.

The gates at the entrance to the landfill are locked and a sign reads "Closed," one day after more than a dozen law enforcement personnel, including cadaver dogs trained to search for decomposing bodies, searched for any remains or evidence related to the case.

01-16-2011, 10:21 AM

Man seeks daughter in Midland area
By Victor Cristales Scripps Howard News Service
Posted January 16, 2011 at midnight

COLORADO CITY — Holding fast to the hope that he'll find his "beautiful girl" alive, somewhere, Clint Dunn spent the past week chasing leads from Snyder to Odessa and doing everything he can think of to find his missing daughter, Hailey Dunn.

01-16-2011, 02:03 PM

Posted: January 16, 2011 - 12:14am

COLORADO CITY — There are signs of anguish all across this West Texas town: Orange ribbons are tied around trees, stops signs and car antennas. Posters and fliers with photos of missing 13-year-old Hailey Darlene Dunn are plastered on storefront doors and public offices.

In front of her school, a sign reads: “Have hope.”


01-16-2011, 06:24 PM

Reported by: Laura Kellerman and Priscilla Luong
Sunday, January 16 2011

Abilene, TX—Shawn Adkins, who has been named a suspect in the disappearance of His girlfriend's daughter, Hailey Dunn, isn't saying much lately to the media or to investigators.

But KTAB's Priscilla Luong interviewed him together with Hailey's mom, Billie Dunn, on Jan. 3 and Jan. 4, after the 13-year-old had been missing for seven or eight days.

Watch the raw interviews at link.

01-16-2011, 06:51 PM

By Cassandra Garcia, KTXS News
POSTED: 3:43 pm CST January 16, 2011

COLORADO CITY, Texas -- 20 days into the disappearance of 13-year old Colorado City girl, Hailey Dunn, her community is determined to keep a positive attitude.

01-18-2011, 09:33 AM

By Greg Kendall-Ball
Abilene Reporter-News
Posted January 18, 2011 at 12:05 a.m.

The KlaasKids Foundation, an organization started by Marc Klaas in 1994 after the abduction and murder of his daughter Polly, will be joining the effort to find missing Colorado City teen Hailey Dunn.

01-18-2011, 02:31 PM

By Laura Madison, KTXS News
POSTED: 12:00 pm CST January 18, 2011

COLORADO CITY, Texas -- Colorado City will add two police officers to their force to help search for missing teen Hailey Dunn.

01-18-2011, 04:24 PM

By BETSY BLANEY Associated Press
Jan. 18, 2011, 2:06PM

LUBBOCK, Texas — A spokesman for the investigation into a missing 13-year-old West Texas girl says dogs searching one of three landfills turned up evidence in the case even as hope remains for her safe return.

01-18-2011, 05:34 PM

By BETSY BLANEY Associated Press
Posted: 01/18/2011 01:18:08 PM PST
Updated: 01/18/2011 01:22:09 PM PST


"It's a sensitive part of the investigation," Kampfer said. "The cadaver dogs did hit on items at the landfill."

Kampfer last week identified Adkins as one of several people of interest in the case and said Tuesday that the investigation has widened to include "close and former associates of Adkins." No one has been arrested.

01-18-2011, 08:28 PM

By Celinda Emison
Abilene Reporter-News
Posted January 18, 2011 at 6:08 p.m.

Colorado City – The search of the Abilene landfill last week may or may not have turned up evidence involved in the Hailey Dunn case, said Pete Kampfer, city manager in Colorado City and a spokesman for the task force.

01-20-2011, 09:23 PM

By Jacqueline Hince, KTXS News
POSTED: 11:16 am CST January 20, 2011
UPDATED: 4:02 pm CST January 20, 2011

COLORADO CITY, Texas -- Authorities confirmed to KTXS News that cadaver dogs from the Texas Department of Criminal Justice have arrived and will be searching the Colorado City landfill site Thursday afternoon for missing 13-year-old Hailey Dunn.


Meanwhile, it was also announced that the Laura Recovery Project will hold a prayer vigil Friday from 7-8 p.m. in the gym at the First Baptist Church in Colorado City.

01-21-2011, 09:38 AM
http://www.kwtx.com/news/headlines/Volunteers_Cling_To_Hope_In_Search_For_Missing_Tex as_Middle_School_Girl_114303384.html?ref=384

"COLORADO CITY (January 20, 2011)--Kevin Bowman and his brother joined the search Thursday for missing West Texas teenager Hailey Darlene Dunn with both purpose and with dread.

They about 20 other volunteers to look for Dunn, 13, a middle school cheerleader who was reported missing Dec. 28 in Colorado City, about 240 miles west of Dallas"

jan 20,2011 cadaver dogs will be searching the landfill.

does anyone have any idea who may have killed this poor child? obviously the police are suspecting homicide if it's a recovery search for a body =(

01-21-2011, 08:48 PM

By Jacqueline Hince, KTXS News
POSTED: 5:26 pm CST January 21, 2011
UPDATED: 6:33 pm CST January 21, 2011

COLORADO CITY, Texas -- Billie Dunn, the mother of Hailey, the missing Colorado City teen, spoke out to KTXS Friday, 10 days since Billie last spoke to us on-camera.

A family friend told us Billie shut KTXS out after we first released the affidavit information.

Hailey's mother told us Friday she's upset the focus of the search may be straying from finding her daughter alive. "I want people to know that as long as I can believe she's alive, I'm going to believe that. I want people looking for a living breathing Hailey."

01-22-2011, 05:31 PM

Cindy Adams
Crime Examiner
January 22nd, 2011 2:58 pm ET

On Friday evening, about 150 people came together to pray for the safe return of missing Texas teen Hailey Dunn.

The candlelight vigil took place at the First Baptist Church of Colorado City and served as an event to hand out special reminders of the young cheerleader.

01-24-2011, 09:23 PM

Reported by: Victor Sotelo and Priscilla Luong
Monday, January 24 2011

On Monday, January 24, KTAB News presented a special edition of KTAB News at Five that marked the four week anniversary since 13-year-old Hailey Dunn vanished from the town of Colorado City.

Video at link

Texas Mist
01-27-2011, 01:29 AM

The grant was given by The Somer Thompson Foundation, an organization started by Diena Thompson after her 7-year-old daughter was abducted and murdered in 2009.


Texas Mist
01-27-2011, 01:37 AM
COLORADO CITY — Operations went smoothly for Hailey's Search Center — a grass roots group of volunteers searching for Colorado City teen Hailey Dunn — despite the absence of two national missing children organizations.
"To tell you the truth, I was little bit scared at first, but I'm not (now)," said Gaye Hebert, one of several volunteers trained to organize the search. "I think they taught us well, and we really want to do it and that makes all the difference."

more here


01-27-2011, 10:00 AM

Reported by: Austin Kellerman
Thursday, January 27 2011

Thursday marks one full month since 13-year-old Hailey Dunn vanished from the small town of Colorado City. Over the last 30 days, Hailey has captured the attention of the area and nation. However, the buzz surrounding the case is starting to slow.

01-29-2011, 08:35 AM

By Victor Cristales
Abilene Reporter-News
Posted January 28, 2011 at 10:30 p.m.

COLORADO CITY — A sign outside Colorado Middle School reads "Have Hope" — two words that are uniting a school and a town and giving strength to a mother and father who desperately want to see her their daughter come home safe.

01-29-2011, 02:55 PM

Reported by: Bigcountryhomepage.com Staff Reports
Friday, January 28 2011

Socks and hair were discovered during a search in Big Spring Friday morning.


Searchers told Tatro there's nothing to connect the socks that were discovered to Hailey Dunn.

Texas Mist
01-30-2011, 03:19 AM
Despite less attention, missing-persons cases such as Hailey Dunn's can be sustained until closure

Shortly after the disappearance of Colorado City girl Hailey Dunn, City Manager Pete Kampfer remembers talking with a visibly fatigued chief of police about a case that "just would not quit."

Weeks later, there remains no resolution in Hailey's disappearance that was reported Dec. 28, the case having amassed expansive media attention, a massive volunteer effort and help from an army of law enforcement groups and national organizations devoted to finding missing children.

much more here


01-30-2011, 08:24 AM

By Cassandra Garcia, KTXS News
POSTED: 9:42 pm CST January 29, 2011
UPDATED: 12:19 am CST January 30, 2011

ABILENE, Texas -- More than a month into the disappearance of 13-year-old Colorado City teen Hailey Dunn, and her mother is now saying there's a person who could give police more information about her daughter's whereabouts.

Billie Dunn told KTXS off camera she believes there is a person who has information about her missing daughter.

She also said police know who this individual is, but she would not release anymore information at this time.

Texas Mist
02-01-2011, 05:48 AM
COLORADO CITY — Billie Jean Dunn addressed media in front of her Colorado City home Monday afternoon to "clarify" the dateline leading up to and following her daughter's disappearance more than a month ago.

She addressed herself first to her 13-year-old daughter, saying that "not a minute" passes without her crying and praying for her return.

"Wherever you are Hailey, I love you and hundreds of people are looking for you," she said. "I just want to see your beautiful face. I desperately need you home."

more here


02-05-2011, 04:24 AM
Hailey Dunn

Endangered Missing from Colorado City, Texas from December 27, 2010

Age: 13 -- Height: 5'1" -- Weight: 120 lbs -- Hair Color: Lt. Brown -- Eye Color: Green

Hailey's left upper ear is pierced.

Hailey was last seen in Colorado City, Texas on December 27, 2010. Shawn Adkins, Hailey's mother's boyfriend, was the last person to see her. He reportedly also failed a polygraph test and has been named a person of interested in her disappearance. Multiple searches, including a landfill search, failed to turn up any clues to Hailey's whereabouts.

NCMEC (http://www.missingkids.com/missingkids/servlet/PubCaseSearchServlet?act=viewChildDetail&caseNum=1162770&orgPrefix=NCMC&seqNum=1&caseLang=en_US&searchLang=en_US)

Charley Project (http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/d/dunn_hailey.html)

02-05-2011, 06:23 AM
Post information and support for Hailey's case here:

TX TX - Hailey Darlene Dunn, 13, Colorado City, 27-Dec-2010 - Websleuths Crime Sleuthing Community (http://www.websleuths.com/forums/showthread.php?t=123832)

Discuss Hailey's case here:

TX - Hailey Dunn, 13, Colorado City, 27 Dec 2010 # 57 - Websleuths Crime Sleuthing Community (http://www.websleuths.com/forums/showthread.php?t=127194)

02-05-2011, 09:46 PM

By Jennifer Rios
San Angelo Standard Times
Posted February 5, 2011 at 7:16 p.m.

Laughter and yells from the playground of a local elementary school carried two blocks to Billie Jean Dunn's front porch Monday, where she faced a bouquet of microphones.

When the recess bell rang, the voices disappeared and the pleas for her own little girl began.

Texas Mist
02-05-2011, 11:07 PM
UPDATED: 8:59 pm CST January 9, 2011

SWEETWATER, Texas -- In Sweetwater, dozens gathered in solidarity with citizens in Colorado City Sunday night to pray for the safe return of Hailey Dunn.


02-06-2011, 10:59 AM

By Cassandra Garcia, KTXS News
POSTED: 10:16 pm CST February 5, 2011
UPDATED: 11:15 pm CST February 5, 2011

COLORADO CITY, Texas -- More than a month into the investigation of missing Colorado City teen Hailey Dunn, volunteers are worried many are abandoning the search.

They and Hailey's mother are pleading for more people to come out, even with the treacherous weather.

02-12-2011, 01:19 PM

Reported by: Bigcountryhomepage.com Staff Reports
Saturday, February 12 2011

Volunteer searchers trained by two national missing child search organizations will be back out searching in and around Colorado City Saturday for missing 13-year-old Hailey Dunn.

Due to frigid temperatures earlier in the week, very few volunteers took part in organized searches. Now, temperatures will be warming up and volunteers are more hopeful their search parties will grow.

02-13-2011, 09:44 AM

By Casey James, KTXS News
POSTED: 10:35 pm CST February 12, 2011
UPDATED: 11:21 pm CST February 12, 2011

COLORADO CITY, Texas -- Nearly seven weeks after the disappearance of 13 year old Hailey Dunn, her father Clint Dunn is frustrated with police as he continues to search for his daughter.

"I haven't talked to them in three weeks, I don't know what their doing." said Dunn Saturday.

02-13-2011, 09:45 AM

Posted: Feb 12, 2011 5:56 PM EST
Updated: Feb 12, 2011 7:40 PM EST

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) – Volunteers continued their search on Saturday for missing Colorado City teen Hailey Dunn

02-15-2011, 08:53 PM

By Laura Madison, KTXS News
POSTED: 3:12 pm CST February 15, 2011
UPDATED: 4:27 pm CST February 15, 2011

ABILENE, Texas -- A new California search group will come to the Big Country to search for missing teen Hailey Dunn.

02-18-2011, 02:08 AM
7 Weeks Missing & Still No Break In Case Of Hailey Dunn

As the hunt for Colorado City teen Hailey Dunn nears the two month mark, authorities say they haven't found the lead they need to forward the case.


02-18-2011, 02:09 AM
Hailey Dunn's Father Arrested on Outstanding Warrant

Missing Colorado City teen Hailey Dunn's father, Clint Dunn, has been arrested on an outstanding warrant.

More: http://www.newswest9.com/Global/story.asp?S=14049448

02-19-2011, 10:47 AM

Reported by: Tiffany Tatro
Friday, February 18 2011

Nationally known search group KlaasKids returns to Colorado City searching for missing 13-year-old Hailey Dunn.

The group is back for the second time. KlaasKids organizer, Brad Dennis, said they are hoping to have better luck this time and brought in more back up. "We're bringing in resources. We have K-9's and actual search team members out," said Dennis. The group will use horses, ATV's and GPS trackers in their search.

02-19-2011, 05:14 PM

February 19th, 2011 2:20 pm ET
Cindy Adams
Crime Examiner

After being released from jail Friday, Clint Dunn, the father of missing Colorado City, Texas teenager, Hailey Dunn, rejoined the search for his daughter.

According to KTXS, volunteers describe his presence in the search as “crucial.”

02-19-2011, 06:15 PM

By Casey James, KTXS News
POSTED: 3:52 pm CST February 19, 2011

COLORADO CITY, Texas -- The three national search organizations in Colorado City drummed up lots of support, with dozens of volunteers coming out for the first time in weeks to help look for missing teen Hailey Dunn.

The Laura Recovery Center, KlaasKids and Team Amber rescue showed up fully prepared and ready to find answers to Hailey Dunn's disappearance.

Texas Mist
02-20-2011, 03:59 AM
By Celinda Emison
Posted February 19, 2011 at 10 p.m.

It was called a record turnout Saturday, when 100 volunteers gathered at the Civic Center in Colorado City to search for missing teenager Hailey Dunn.

Searchers came from across the United States, organizers said, bringing their own resources and expertise to lend a hand in the search for Dunn, who was reported missing Dec. 28.

more here


02-20-2011, 12:35 PM

Reported by: Austin Kellerman
Friday, February 18 2011

Though search warrant affidavits revealed a timeline of calls made by key players in the disappearance of 13-year-old Hailey Dunn, we likely won't know anytime soon to whom the calls in question were made.

The City of Colorado City has denied a request made under the Freedom of Information Act to release those cell phone records.

02-22-2011, 06:58 PM

By Celinda Emison
Abilene Reporter-News
Posted February 22, 2011 at 2:45 p.m.

The search for the missing Colorado City teen, Hailey Dunn continued at the landfill in Big Spring task force officials reported today.

“They are following up on leads that they have developed over the past month,” said Pete Kampfer, Colorado City city manager and spokesman for the task force conducting the search for Dunn, who has been missing since Dec. 28.

02-23-2011, 09:28 PM

By Jacqueline Hince, KTXS News
POSTED: 6:23 pm CST February 23, 2011
UPDATED: 6:54 pm CST February 23, 2011

COLORADO CITY, Texas -- The missing Colorado City teen's father speaks out Wednesday on the only named suspect in his daughter's case, Shawn Adkins.

02-26-2011, 08:02 AM

By Laura Madison, KTXS News
POSTED: 9:26 pm CST February 25, 2011
UPDATED: 10:51 pm CST February 25, 2011

Snyder, TEXAS -- The Scurry County Sheriff's Office confirms to KTXS News that Connie Ostrander, the grandmother of missing Colorado City teen Hailey Dunn, has been arrested on drug charges.

02-26-2011, 08:04 AM

Cindy Adams
Crime Examiner
February 25th, 2011 4:54 am ET

Colorado City, Tex. - Authorities involved in the case of missing Colorado City, Texas teen Hailey Dunn, announced Thursday that photos and video containing “deviant acts” were found on a computer and a memory stick confiscated during the investigation into her disappearance.

02-26-2011, 03:47 PM

Isabelle Zehnder
Missing Persons Examiner
February 26th, 2011 1:13 pm ET

COLORADO CITY, Texas -- Missing Texas teen Hailey Dunn’s mom, Billie Jean Dunn, slated to appear at an upcoming event aimed at putting an end to human trafficking, won’t be appearing with her ex-husband, and Hailey’s father, Clint Dunn, after all.

That decision was made after Friday’s release that police had confiscated a memory stick from Billie Jean’s master bedroom dresser back in January. The bedroom was shared by her then-boyfriend, Shawn Adkins, who is also the only suspect in Hailey’s disappearance.

02-27-2011, 07:29 AM

Cindy Adams
Crime Examiner
February 26th, 2011 8:09 pm ET

Colorado City, Tex. - On Saturday, authorities told local media that a grand jury will decide whether the mother of missing Colorado City, Texas girl, Hailey Dunn, and her mother’s ex-boyfriend, Shawn Adkins, will be arrested for pornography found at the family home.

02-27-2011, 07:31 AM

Reported by: Jessica Reyes
Saturday, February 26 2011

Searchers in Colorado City voiced their feelings Saturday about the pornographic images authorities found on Shawn Adkins' computer.

Volunteers said although they are disturbed by the news, they're glad people are turning their attention back to the case.

02-27-2011, 05:11 PM
Special Report: Hailey Dunn Case Reaches Two-Month Milestone

Special report: Coming Monday on KTXS, how Colorado City and the Colorado Middle School have weathered the storm since Hailey Dunn disappeared two months ago.

The case of missing Colorado City teenager Hailey Dunn reached a grim milestone Sunday: It's now been two months since Hailey was last seen on Dec. 27.

After two months, the level of activity in the case has slowed considerably: An early January frenzy has been reduced to the steady pace of a long-term investigation.

Officials now acknowledge that finding Hailey could take many more months – even years.

More: http://www.ktxs.com/news/27015671/detail.html

Texas Mist
02-27-2011, 11:32 PM
Time Line: Dunn's Disappearance and Search Efforts

Reported by: Laura Kellerman
Saturday, February 26 2011

The following time line of events was compiled by Bigcountryhomepage.com based on information gathered each day during the search for Hailey Dunn, interviews with Hailey's mother both conducted by our reporters and by Headline News' Nancy Grace, by reports published by other local media outlets, such as ccitynews.net, information from investigators, and search warrant affidavits. This time line is not meant to be a point of reference, not a fact guide.

more here


Texas Mist
02-27-2011, 11:52 PM
Sunday, 8:55 p.m. Update:
Authorities did not have to evacuated Mitchell County Hospital due to a wind change.
The Colorado City Civic Center will be opened as a shelter.

Sunday, 8:25 p.m. Update:
Bigcountryhomepage.com crews on the scene report the Days Inn motel in Colorado City is now on fire.

more here


02-28-2011, 12:04 AM
[Hope for Hailey Dunn --

the grief is palpatating. Bless you Clint and Naomi -- may you find comfort soon.

From traffick-911 today.




Texas Mist
02-28-2011, 02:59 AM
MANSFIELD -- The father of a teenager reported missing Dec. 28 said he will never look at another missing child depicted on a poster in a grocery store in the same way.

Hailey Dunn's father, Clinton Dunn, made the 225-mile trip east to Mansfield from Colorado City to tell supporters of an anti-human-trafficking group that authorities wasted a week while they investigated his daughter's disappearance as if she had run away.

more here


03-01-2011, 07:51 PM

By Merlin Mann, KTXS News
POSTED: 4:24 pm CST March 1, 2011
UPDATED: 4:41 pm CST March 1, 2011

COLORADO CITY, Texas -- Colorado City has survived hysteria and fear; it’s still going through frustration and bewilderment.

03-03-2011, 12:51 AM
Hailey Dunn's Father: 'I'm The Voice For My Daughter'

Clint Dunn, father of missing Colorado City teen Hailey Dunn, says the last two months have been a nightmare.

He told KTXS News that having a child missing is the scariest situation a person could possibly imagine.

More: http://www.ktxs.com/big_country_news/27054473/detail.html

03-05-2011, 10:57 AM

Beau Berman
CBS 7 News
March 4, 2011

Colorado City, Texas -All may be quiet in the search for Hailey Dunn but that’s not stopping a group of Texas servicemen and women from joining the effort.

Now some assistance from the military is helping to keep hope alive.

03-06-2011, 08:26 AM

Isabelle Zehnder
Missing Persons Examiner
March 5th, 2011 8:47 pm ET

COLORADO CITY, Texas -- Hailey Dunn is the 13-year-old Colorado City, Texas teen who vanished Dec. 27 and was reported missing the next day. On Friday her mother's then livein boyfriend, and only suspect in the case, Shawn Adkins, participated in an online Blog Talk Radio interview on the Bring Them Home show.

03-07-2011, 07:46 PM

By Jacqueline Hince, KTXS News
POSTED: 1:26 pm CST March 7, 2011
UPDATED: 1:32 pm CST March 7, 2011

COLORADO CITY, Texas -- A group of volunteers have launched the website "Hope For Hailey" as they work to keep the missing Colorado City teen's case alive.

03-13-2011, 08:12 AM

Reported by: Bigcountryhomepage.com Staff Reports
Saturday, March 12 2011

According to organizers, more than 100 people took part in the search for missing Colorado City teen Hailey Dunn on Saturday.

03-18-2011, 03:42 AM
Mother of missing Colorado City teen taken into custody

The mother of missing, Colorado City teen Hailey Dunn has been taken into custody. KCBD spoke with Colorado City's city manager and police spokesman Pete Kampfer Thursday evening. He tells us that a representative from the Mitchell County District Attorney's Office went to Dunn's home and took her mother, Billie Dunn, to the sheriff's office.

More: http://www.kcbd.com/Global/story.asp?S=14274824

03-19-2011, 09:36 AM

Cindy Adams
Crime Examiner
March 19th, 2011 4:47 am ET

Hailey Dunn’s mom admits to lying to police about former boyfriend Shawn Adkins

03-19-2011, 03:32 PM

Last Update: 1/19 10:36 pm

The search for a missing 13-year-old Colorado City girl is broadening to include empty buildings in Scurry and Mitchell counties plus additional landfills in the region.

03-20-2011, 11:17 AM

By Casey James, KTXS News
POSTED: 10:07 pm CDT March 19, 2011
UPDATED: 10:01 am CDT March 20, 2011

COLORADO CITY, Texas -- The mother of missing Colorado City teen Hailey Dunn admits she's beginning to lose hope.


After Billie Dunn was arrested and interrogated, she said she is now doubting Adkins' innocence.


Since being released from jail Friday on three misdemeanor charges, Billie Dunn said she has filed a no-trespassing order against Adkins.

03-22-2011, 06:41 PM

Beau Berman
CBS 7 News
March 21, 2011

Colorado City, Texas - The mother of missing Colorado City teenager Hailey Dunn is hiring an attorney in advance of her court date for three misdemeanor charges.

03-26-2011, 08:51 AM
This is Part 5 of a 5-part article (Links to each part: Part 1: The Children; Part 2: The parents; Part 3: Billie Dunn and Shawn Adkins; Part 4: Hailey’s case; Part 5: Richy Cooper’s message to Billie Dunn and Shawn Adkins).

Part One

Part Two

Part Three

Part Four

Part Five

03-27-2011, 07:33 AM

Reported by: Jessica Reyes
Saturday, March 26 2011


A candlelight vigil will be held Sunday at Ruddick Park in Colorado City to mark three months since Hailey was last seen.

03-30-2011, 01:08 PM
Officials Believe Hailey Dunn Is Dead; Reward Now Focused On Her Whereabouts

Officials close to the case now believe missing Colorado City teenager Hailey Dunn is dead.


Kampfer has told KTXS News that officials have reasons to believe that Hailey Dunn is deceased. He said they couldn't say what those reasons were because this an on-going investigation.


Kampfer also said, "While there are multiple persons of interest in this criminal investigation, there still remains only one named suspect: Shawn Adkins."

More: http://www.ktxs.com/news/27368552/detail.html

04-03-2011, 06:49 AM

By Celinda Emison
Abilene Reporter-News
Posted April 2, 2011 at 9:01 p.m.

Revelations by city officials last week that Hailey Dunn may be deceased may have affected the Friday and Saturday searches for the missing 13-year-old, but volunteers remain hopeful she will be found.

04-06-2011, 07:25 PM

By Ashlei King, KTXS News
POSTED: 7:05 pm CDT March 31, 2011
UPDATED: 8:53 am CDT April 1, 2011

COLORADO CITY, Texas -- A day after investigators said they have reason to believe missing 13-year-old Hailey Dunn is deceased, officials at her school spoke out.

04-20-2011, 09:02 PM

14 minutes ago

Short article at link. Mentions wild fires in the area.

05-01-2011, 09:26 AM

By Cassandra Garcia, KTXS News
POSTED: 7:50 pm CDT April 30, 2011
UPDATED: 10:58 pm CDT April 30, 2011

Short article at link

05-28-2011, 07:33 AM

Posted: May 27, 2011 5:45 PM EDT
Updated: May 27, 2011 11:41 PM EDT
By Michael Slother

LUBBOCK,TX (KCBD) - After 5 months and no sign of Hailey Dunn, investigators insist they're not giving up.

Video at link

06-16-2011, 06:33 PM

© 2011 The Associated Press
June 16, 2011, 11:50AM

Short article at link.

06-26-2011, 08:06 AM

By Casey James, KTXS News
POSTED: 7:51 pm CDT June 25, 2011
UPDATED: 1:06 am CDT June 26, 2011

Short article at link

06-26-2011, 08:08 AM

Reported by: Jessica Reyes
Saturday, June 25 2011

Short article at link


06-28-2011, 05:26 AM

By Greg Kendall Ball kendallballg@reporternews.com 325-676-6721
Abilene Reporter-News
Posted June 27, 2011 at 7:30 p.m.

Accessible to authorities, attorney says

07-02-2011, 09:27 AM

By Greg Kendall-Ball
Abilene Reporter-News
Posted June 30, 2011 at 11:22 a.m.

Clint Dunn, the father of missing Colorado City teen Hailey Dunn, was arrested late Wednesday night for failing to appear in court.

07-19-2011, 06:35 AM

10 hours ago
by Anayeli Ruiz
NewsWest 9

COLORADO CITY - It has been more than six months since 13-year-old Hailey Dunn went missing and there still is no sign of her. Now, volunteer search teams have decided to call off the search. NewsWest 9 talked to one of the members of the team and she said it was a very difficult decision to make.

07-22-2011, 01:03 PM
The Charley Project


08-14-2011, 08:33 AM

August 7, 2011 by admin

Will the new police chief in Colorado City be able to tackle a perception that police, other law enforcement agencies are covering up parts of the disappearance and possible murder of Hailey Dunn (missing since December 2010)? Former San Angelo chief Roy “Tinker” Owens makes me hold out some hope…

08-14-2011, 09:22 AM

August 7, 2011 by admin

Finally someone has said what so many others have been thinking. The investigation of this child's disappearance has always been in question in my mind. If one were to compare the actions of LE in Florida on Caylee's case to that of LE in Colorado City, the difference is like daylight and dark and has been since the begining. It wouldn't suprise me in the least if the little town of Colorado City is holding big town secrets. JMO.
I think of Hailey everyday and hope that one day justice is served for her.

08-28-2011, 08:12 AM

August 28, 2011 6:15 AM

Missing eight months, Dunn would be 14 today

Happy Birthday Hailey!

10-06-2011, 08:33 PM

By Jen Kastner
NewsWest 9
5 minutes ago

COAHOMA- It was late December of last year when Hailey Dunn suddenly went missing from her Colorado City home.

10-07-2011, 04:31 PM
Hailey Dunn Added to FBI Missing Persons List

COLORADO CITY, Texas -- Missing Colorado City teen Hailey Dunn has been added to the FBI's Missing Persons list.

According to the FBI website, Dunn's case is listed as a kidnapping and a $15,000 reward is offered for any information leading to the arrest of the person responsible for the crime.

Snipped: http://www.ktxs.com/news/29418575/detail.html

10-13-2011, 08:36 PM

Posted: Oct 13, 2011 7:41 PM EDT

Short article at link

10-17-2011, 04:26 PM
Investigators Still Waiting on Child Porn Results in Hailey Dunn Case
Tuesday, October 11 2011
How long does it take? Why is it taking them so long to figure anything out?

10-17-2011, 07:30 PM
I find it a sad testament to the progress of the search for this young lady that the first post on this page in the thread is dated MArch 22nd.

10-17-2011, 07:43 PM
This is the information and support thread. There are LOTS of other threads looking into Hailey's disappearance.

10-17-2011, 08:03 PM
Hey all...

I think MaryCarney's post was meant to point out that it had been so long.....since this child has been missing. And there is little to update in this particular forum. (Information/Support only...)

And I know Irish meant that people are checking/discussing every single day.

Thank you both! And to everyone else following Haley's case.

Let's keep comments in the appropriate Discussion/Hot Cases forum though, please.

Respectfully, as I know you care deeply....as do I.


11-26-2011, 07:59 AM

November 25, 2011

As the Christmas season fast approaches, so does the one-year anniversary of the disappearance of Colorado City teen Hailey Dunn, a fact many who have volunteered their time searching for the girl say ties them in knots.

12-11-2011, 09:08 AM

By Cassandra Garcia, KTXS News
POSTED: 9:26 pm CST December 10, 2011
UPDATED: 9:36 pm CST December 10, 2011

ABILENE, Texas -- An Abilene mother spent the day raising money for missing Colorado City teen Hailey Dunn.

12-17-2011, 10:02 AM

Staff Report
NewsWest 9
13 hours ago

Short article at link

12-26-2011, 05:47 AM

GONE A YEAR: Colorado City teenager's disapperance unsolved, though hope for a break in the case remains

Authorities say they will solve Colorado City disappearance

Posted December 25, 2011 at 11:11 p.m.

12-27-2011, 01:39 PM

Updated: 12:24 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2011 |
Posted: 12:23 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2011
The Associated Press

COLORADO CITY, Texas — The memorial that stands across the street from the house where 13-year-old Hailey Dunn lived before her still-unexplained disappearance is a stark reminder of how much time has passed.

12-27-2011, 02:02 PM

GONE A YEAR: Colorado City teenager's disapperance unsolved, though hope for a break in the case remains

Authorities say they will solve Colorado City disappearance

Posted December 25, 2011 at 11:11 p.m.

The article states...Almost a year has passed, and there are no answers. But law enforcement officials believe the case will be resolved — some say within a year.

Why would they say...within a year? This is odd to me for some reason.
The article goes on and this statement....

Detective Kelsey Alexander, the Colorado City policewoman who took the call the day Hailey was reported missing, has been the lead investigator on the case since the start.

"Nobody hides forever, eventually everything comes to light. One day we'll have definite answers, and every day we're getting closer," she said.

Whiskey, Tango, Foxtrot....what does that mean????????

12-27-2011, 02:07 PM
Thinking about you today Haley ..

12-27-2011, 03:39 PM
This case is so sad. I sure wish there would be a break. Had to think that who ever done something to her is getting away with it. Hard to believe her parents have just up and moved away too.:(

12-27-2011, 03:57 PM
I can't believe it has been almost a year. I followed a missing person case close to home many years ago; but Kyron and Hailey's cases brought me to Websleuths. I can't believe that Hailey still has not been found and that justice still lingers in her case. I do NOT believe that she left on her own; and I am terribly sad that some "people" go on with their lives as if nothing has happened. I have the hardest time with the fact that two certain people were known to be sneaking around and partying soon after she disappeared. As if they do not have a care in the world. I just will NEVER understand! Hailey, I know that your spirit is in a better place, but I sincerely wish that your earthly remains could be buried with dignity.

12-27-2011, 03:58 PM
Always thinking about you Hailey. Where are you?? Please give a sign.

01-12-2012, 08:02 PM

By Jocelyn Tovar, KTXS News
POSTED: 5:22 pm CST January 12, 2012
UPDATED: 5:53 pm CST January 12, 2012

ABILENE, Texas -- After months of little organized effort to find missing Colorado City teen Hailey Dunn, cadaver dogs were out Thursday searching a property north of the town

01-12-2012, 09:06 PM

By Jocelyn Tovar, KTXS News
POSTED: 5:22 pm CST January 12, 2012
UPDATED: 5:53 pm CST January 12, 2012

Thanks ~ that's interesting! I wonder if someone found evidence there?

Oh, never mind ~ it was a psychic tip.

The tip involved dreams, but no matter how far fetched, Roy Owens, chief of Colorado City Police, said authorities check into all tips about missing teen Hailey Dunn.

One such tip spurred the search Thursday morning of a private property near the airport using cadaver dogs.

03-20-2012, 06:49 PM

By: BigCountryHomePage.com Staff Reports
Updated: March 20, 2012


BigCountryHomePage.com Staff have confirmed that Mitchell County Sheriff Patrick Toombs has been called to the scene, as well as the DPS trooper who is investigating the disappearance of Colorado City teenager Hailey Dunn.

03-20-2012, 07:03 PM
Oh my, I might start biting my fingernails. I am so nervous! On one hand, I really want Hailey found and justice sought. On the other hand, this would be confirmation that she is really gone.

03-20-2012, 09:24 PM
I really hope Shawn Adkins is shakin' in his boots right now, Billie too.

03-20-2012, 10:46 PM

The remains were reportedly located on the southeast side of the McMahon-Wrinkle Airport, just over a mile from the address listed for Shawn Adkins' mother...

If this is Hailey, I hope that some justice will finally be served.

03-21-2012, 06:43 AM

March 21, 2012

Human remains have been discovered in a pasture 40 miles from Colorado City, Texas, where 13–year-old Hailey Dunn disappeared over one year ago.

03-21-2012, 09:36 AM
I am absolutely sick about this. As a mom I just want to scoop that little girl up in my arms and hug her. On one hand I hope they find her so they can begin to heal and she can finally have Justice. On the other, it means that hope for find her alive although far-fetched, is gone.

03-21-2012, 04:18 PM
Big Spring body remains: Hailey Dunn's mother, Shawn Adkins return to Colorado City area
Posted March 21, 2012 at 8:36 a.m., updated March 21, 2012 at 2:57 p.m.

BIG SPRING — The attorney for Shawn Adkins, considered by law enforcement as the sole person of interest in the disappearance of Colorado City teenager Hailey Dunn, said Adkins has returned to the Colorado City area after learning of the discovery of human remains in Big Spring.

<full story at link>


03-21-2012, 09:01 PM

Posted: Mar 21, 2012 8:07 PM EDT
Updated: Mar 21, 2012 8:36 PM EDT
By Sarah-Blake Morgan

COLORADO CITY, TX (KCBD) -The town of Colorado City has been searching for Hailey Dunn for over a year and some residents believe closure is about to come. The recent discovery of human remains has left the town of over 4,000 people speculating if they belong to Dunn.

03-22-2012, 07:00 AM

Posted: Mar 20, 2012 8:19 PM EDT
Updated: Mar 21, 2012 11:32 PM EDT
By Christie Post


Sources close to the investigation say the hair color and height of the remains match Hailey's description. We're told evidence found at the scene could link it to Hailey as well.

03-22-2012, 09:12 AM
Human remains found in Texas – could they be missing Hailey Dunn?


During Wednesday's press conference authorities described the find as a “partially mummified skeleton” that was partially buried and partially exposed in a grassy area not frequently traveled by workers.

03-22-2012, 06:48 PM
Just in: Big Spring judge describes appearance of skull


"I saw a skull," Quail Dobbs, Howard County justice of the peace, said. "There was a little hair, and it appeared to be dark in color. I couldn't tell the length."

"It wasn't real big," he said, when asked about the size of the skull he saw.

Dobbs said the body was the most decomposed skeleton he had seen in his 13 year career as a Justice of the Peace.

03-23-2012, 06:05 PM

Mar 23, 2012 3:54pm

Human remains found at an airfield in Texas earlier this week are not those of missing teen Hailey Dunn, who disappeared more than a year ago from a nearby town.

03-23-2012, 06:43 PM
Awww i wish they could find her!

03-29-2012, 06:32 AM

By Denise Blaz
Posted March 28, 2012 at 7:48 p.m.

A week after male human remains were found in Big Spring, searchers of missing Colorado City teenager Hailey Dunn say they're still holding out hope of finding her.

07-27-2012, 07:22 PM
skeletal remains found sweetwater tx - Google Search (http://www.google.com/search?q=skeletal+remains+found+sweetwater+tx&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&hl=en&client=safari#sclient=tablet-gws&hl=en&client=safari&tbo=d&tbm=nws&q=sweetwater+tx+body+found+along+I-20&oq=sweetwater+tx+body+found+along+I-20&gs_l=tablet-gws.3...1105.8558.1.10109. .0.0...1ac.GF2RRrPT5mk&pbx=1&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.r_cp.&fp=2d9be4a432a66a38&biw=768&bih=928)

Praying this isn't Hailey. I can't get the link to work, my wifi is moving like a snail. This is the most recent link I can find aboutthebody found along I-20 in Sweetwater.

07-27-2012, 07:25 PM

Here's an older links from yesterday.

07-27-2012, 07:53 PM


07-27-2012, 08:39 PM
CBS7 is told the body is severely decomposed to the point of nearly just bones and authorities do not know if the body was male or female.

The body was found just before noon yesterday


Google maps is showing approx 30 miles from Colorado City? Is that correct?

07-27-2012, 08:51 PM
Yeah, that's pretty close to the right distance IIRC.

Just having a hard time picturing a body laying out there for this long.

07-27-2012, 09:01 PM

Here's an older links from yesterday.

Chief Frieda would not comment on the exact condition or gender of the remains, nor whether the body was exposed or buried.
so if buried, or covered by leaves etc?
evidence there? clothes?
hair? autopsy in Lubbard........wonder how long it will take for news?

07-27-2012, 09:10 PM
update 1 hour ago


picking up litter behind mowers uncovered the badly decomposed bones.
the remains are in such a state of decomposition that makes it impossible to determine gender, race, age and cause of death

oh my, DNA???

07-27-2012, 10:38 PM
update 1 hour ago


picking up litter behind mowers uncovered the badly decomposed bones.
the remains are in such a state of decomposition that makes it impossible to determine gender, race, age and cause of death

oh my, DNA???

Gosh, I hope they can get an identification. :(

07-28-2012, 08:30 AM

POSTED: Jul 27 2012 03:07:28 PM CDT
UPDATED: 9:07 PM Jul 27 2012
By Jennifer Kendall,


Joe Alaniz, who works at B-line Lube Sweetwater near where the body was found, said he heard from police that the body had been there "around two months."

07-28-2012, 08:32 AM
Reminder: This is the Information and Support forum. No discussion here please!

08-21-2012, 10:41 AM

POSTED: Aug 20 2012 01:01:38 PM CDT UPDATED: 1:04 PM Aug 20 2012

Short article at link

08-29-2012, 07:32 AM

Posted: Aug 28, 2012 5:32 PM EDT
Updated: Aug 28, 2012 5:37 PM EDT
By Tiffany Pelt

Short article at link

10-19-2012, 09:24 AM

By: Administrator
Updated: October 19, 2012

A Houston Private Investigator joins the effort to find missing Colorado City teenager Hailey Dunn.

10-22-2012, 07:47 PM

uthorities confirm they are looking into detailed allegations written in a letter from* a woman jailed on drug charges.* That woman, Sonja Renee Callahan, claims to have seen a girl fitting Hailey's description being held against her will in a West Texas home.

10-22-2012, 08:01 PM

Well, that would be something.

10-22-2012, 09:48 PM
Case archive updated with parts of the letter from Sonja Renee Callahan to her sister Hope.


10-22-2012, 10:00 PM

Toombs said law enforcement has had possession of the letter "not quite two months" and has been checking out its validity. However, "no body has been found, no bones have been found," he said.

Toombs verified the contents of the letter that described a teenage girl being taken in Colorado City as part of a drug-related situation.

10-25-2012, 08:58 AM

Sonja Renee Callahan, the woman who prompted police to investigate new leads when she wrote a jailhouse letter detailing alleged abuse against missing teen Hailey Dunn, is giving new details about what she saw.

Callahan said Hailey was taken by a drug dealer from Odessa and his girlfriend to settle a drug debt owed by Hailey's mom. Callahan called the dealer a "very, very bad man."

10-26-2012, 08:14 PM
What do we know about this area where she was supposedly seen?

10-26-2012, 08:22 PM
What do we know about this area where she was supposedly seen?

What makes me doubt the story is that the informant said the body was buried behind a coliseum. And LE has said they searched there and found no sign of a body being buried there. So I have my doubts.

11-15-2012, 03:39 PM

By Dave Wheaton 24 minutes ago

The Hailey Dunn feature will air Friday night, November 16th at 7:00pm and 9:00pm CT.

12-23-2012, 08:35 AM

Updated: Dec 22, 2012 11:11 PM EST
Josh Navarro
NewsWest 9

COLORADO CITY - Family and friends gathered in Colorado City Saturday for a prayer vigil to honor missing teen Hailey Dunn. Next week marks two years since the teen was last seen, just a few days after Christmas.

01-13-2013, 02:52 PM
this isn't okay, how she can just be forgotten as if nothing has ever happened :(

01-13-2013, 10:56 PM
this isn't okay, how she can just be forgotten as if nothing has ever happened :(


I know, Rachel Louise. But...
We here at WS haven't forgotten.

03-19-2013, 11:53 AM
Has there been any news or identification of the body found in Scurry County on Saturday?

03-19-2013, 11:55 AM
Not yet. We are all waiting to hear.

03-19-2013, 12:02 PM

Family of Hailey Dunn On Their Way to Snyder 3/18/13


Investigators from local and state law enforcement are still processing a crime scene where a body was found in Scurry County over the weekend.

DPS officials tell CBS 7 the body is decomposed to the point that they cannot determine an age or gender of the remains.

03-21-2013, 03:35 PM

"I think it's a possibility, a good possibility (Adkins was involved), after seeing the way he reacted when we broke up – and (when) I think back to what local law enforcement had told me and been trying to tell me. I just thought it wasn't true,” Billie Dunn told KTXS in an exclusive interview Wednesday.

03-21-2013, 03:58 PM
For all of you who have followed much closer than me, if I go back and read will I find out how mom got ' out of the hot seat' and bf got in it? They both had poly weirdness and I'm guessing somewhere along the way the bf did or said something that elevated him to POI and mom somehow got herself a little more clear. OR is mom still not cleared necessarily ? tks !

03-21-2013, 04:11 PM

So now Billie has done a turn about-she was soooo sure that Shawn had nothing to do with Hailey's disappearance-until they broke up. Hmmm.

04-18-2013, 04:43 PM
hoping for info!

Psychic Sleuth
04-26-2013, 05:12 PM

It is Hailey :(

04-26-2013, 05:21 PM
RIP Hailey :(

04-26-2013, 05:30 PM
So sad, so, so sad.

04-26-2013, 05:33 PM
Oh, I just heard about Hailey! GB her little soul.

04-26-2013, 05:37 PM
Oh Hailey it has been so long...but you have been found. RIP sweet girl.

Now...we need some arrests!

04-26-2013, 05:38 PM
:rose: R.I.P. Hailey :rose:

May justice follow swiftly. I am so sorry sweetheart!! :cry:

the seeker
04-26-2013, 05:41 PM
Hailey....I am sorry. RIP. May those responsible never have another peaceful moment, and may it cause them to come foward and do the right thing.

04-26-2013, 05:45 PM
always a punch in the gut...whether 2 weeks or 20 years...bless your sweet heart, Hailey, RIP.

04-26-2013, 05:49 PM
Sad to hear this, but at least she has been found and can be given a proper burial.
I hope they are able to charge someone in this senseless murder and bring them to justice.

04-26-2013, 05:54 PM
R.I.P hailey!! I'am glad she can finally be laid to rest. SO sad. I hope justice is served quickly!!!!!

04-26-2013, 05:55 PM
RIP Hailey Dunn .... we love you!!

04-26-2013, 06:00 PM

Scurry County officials, along with representatives from Texas DPS, the Texas Rangers and the FBI have confirmed that the remains found in Scurry County on March 16 belong to missing Colorado City teenager Hailey Dunn.

The investigation into her death is ongoing

The Texas Rangers called Billie to tell her it was Hailey?!! A call on the phone?!! Sounds like....


04-26-2013, 09:26 PM
Good night Sweetheart ! :(

04-26-2013, 09:48 PM
Oh my goodness. I'd been trying to keep tabs on the remains found, but have been away for a day or so.

You were never forgotten, Hailey, and so many people who didn't even know you were hoping that you would come home. So much love for you, beautiful young lady.

Cause of death, arrest, and justice, ASAP, please!!!!

04-26-2013, 09:55 PM
Link to Hailey's forum

Hailey Dunn - Websleuths Crime Sleuthing Community (http://www.websleuths.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=435)

04-27-2013, 06:38 AM
R.I.P Hailey!

I hope Justice will be served!

04-27-2013, 08:43 AM
So sad, I'm so glad they finally found her. I hope it leads to an arrest and conviction.

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