LE seized Billie's and Shawn's cell phones early in the investigation, prior to Billie's appearance on Nancy Grace on 1/4/2011. As of Billie's 1/20/2011 appearance on Nancy Grace, their cell phones had not been returned. I do not believe LE seized the phones simply to look at the call logs. I have opinions as to why having the cell phones is important to LE and wonder what others think. From 1/4/2011 Nancy Grace Transcript (BBM) GRACE: I want to go back to Billie Dunn. I understand police have seized yours and your boyfriend`s cell phones. Why? BILLIE DUNN: Yes. They`re taking them to check out all the calls that were made on Monday. Hailey did have my cell phone at home and access to it. That would have been the cell phone she was on. She didn`t use Shawn`s cell phone, but they`re checking them both, getting the records off of both of those. And hopefully, we`re going to have answers from the cell phones tonight. GRACE: OK. So this has nothing to do with you being under any kind of suspicion at all. This has to do with the fact that your little girl and you shared a cell phone, and they`re trying to figure out who she was calling and who was calling her, correct? BILLIE DUNN: Correct. I left the cell phone at home while I was at work, for the kids. GRACE: OK. What about your boyfriend? Why do they have his cell phone? BILLIE DUNN: They have his cell phone, too. It was around probably just for 15 minutes, and she didn`t use it but they`re looking at his, also. GRACE: I want to go to Ben Levitan, telecommunications expert, joining us out of Raleigh. Ben, these phones were disposable phones. What does that mean? Will police be able to track them? BEN LEVITAN, TELECOMMUNICATIONS EXPERT (via telephone): It doesn`t matter, Nancy. A prepaid phone, or like you call it, a disposable phone, is exactly the same as any other phone. It can be traced. It can be wiretapped. It makes no sense for the police to take the phones away. All the information they need is available from the phone companies, and that information for every person involved in this should be grabbed right now.