Discussion in 'Hailey Dunn' started by momtective, Mar 21, 2013.
Shawn Adkins arrested for the murder of Hailey Dunn | newswest9.com
"Adkins was identified as the suspect following several interviews with people, and the Rangers obtained a search warrant for Adkin's DNA, resulting in his arrest."
Would someone offer how DNA plays into this? I assume HD was sexually abused given his perverted ways, but after 3 years I assume her remains were skeletal.
Texas Rangers says DNA samples led to arrest in Hailey Dunn murder case
"A search warrant was obtained to collect Adkins’ DNA. After samples were collected on June 13, an arrest warrant was obtained and Adkins was arrested and taken to the Howard County Jail in Big Spring"
I wish I knew. Possibly from clothing? I don't remember what clothing was with her body.
I hadn't heard that but then I haven't checked on Hailey's case in a couple of years til the arrest this week. Could I get a link to the PI and Clint being domestic partners thing? News to me.
Maybe LE was not able to get a warrant for his DNA until they had probable cause? They could have had samples all along, but were never able to match it with his DNA if he refused to give a sample. Imo
This is where the arrest of Shawn Adkins is discussed on the current Hailey Dunn thread:
Hailey Dunn: General Discussion thread #4 *Arrest*
It is hard to believe they couldn't get a warrant for his DNA before this. He was the last to see her, was busted with child porn, and her body was found on land owned by his family.
The probable cause needed to get a DNA sample is lower than that needed for arrest for murder.
Yes, it is hard to believe. But why did LE only now just get a warrant for his DNA?
Maybe they didn't have enough probable cause before to charge him with murder, and were waiting for the DNA?
Yes u wonder about this also. If he was convicted and spent time in jail due to the CSAM then wouldn't collection and filing of DNA be part of any sentencing?
EDIT: I remembered this fairly detailed article that provides some description of the remains recovered and of the investigative path leading up to now.
I'd forgotten about the "it's like killing a deer" comment by SA.
Cold case: Suspect named, but Texas girl's murder remains unsolved
It depends on whether it was a misdemeanor or a felony. Was he convicted of a felony? For some reason I thought he was never convicted for the child porn.
They already had his DNA? Remember that warrant back in the day, we went around and around about what all they wanted from 'his person' and suspected it included photos.
Other evidence was collected, including her bedding, way back when.
Yes, they must have DNA from the initial crime scene, or where they believe the crime took place. It just seems like they would have connected it to him long ago. There must be some other evidence discovered recently that finally allowed LE to get a warrant for his DNA.
Or, maybe because of recent technology in DNA testing, they were able to develop a profile taken from evidence they already had. Imo
CELL PHONES Affadavit to SW
CELL PHONES Search Warrant
VEHICLE Affadavit to SW
VEHICLE Search Warrant
VEHICLE Return to SW
DIGITAL MEDIA Affadavit to SW
RESIDENCE IN DUNN, TX Affadavit to SW
Here are some of the SW links, still looking for others.
Another warrant was issued, out of Howard County, but the judge in that case refused to release the search warrant affidavits to the media although FOI requests were made. That warrant is believed to have been for the "body" of Adkins, meaning it was most likely served to obtain DNA evidence.
"A second search warrant, served Thursday evening at the home of Billie Dunn, was a warrant for Adkins' body, signed by a Howard County judge. According to Mitchell County Sheriff Patrick Toombs, they were looking for an item Adkins commonly carries with him. He did not have it on him, Toombs said."
A second search warrant, served Thursday evening at the home of Billie Dunn, was a warrant for Adkins' body, signed by a Howard County judge. According to Mitchell County Sheriff Patrick Toombs, they were looking for an item Adkins commonly carries with him. He did not have it on him, Toombs said.
The links above were C&P from older threads here at WS, the links of course do not work all this time later. Hard to believe no one took a cheek swab to get a DNA Profile, but maybe. I certainly can't find anything that says DNA was collected.
Here are the pages that were saved in the WayBack machine @Knox .
KTXS EXCLUSIVE: Affidavit Shows More Child Porn In Hailey Dunn Case
Sheriff: Unclear if Child Porn Discovered in Thursday's Search
Perhaps there was an item, such as a couch, that someone gave away, that was recovered. Or maybe his biggest defender finally turned on him.
Also, why no info at all? Why no arraignment? Why no court date?