Search Continues for Missing Colorado City Girl

By: Cierra Putman
NewsWest 9

COLORADO CITY - Fliers of 13-year-old Hailey Dunn can be found just about anywhere in Colorado City and the young teen's disappearance is the talk of the town.

"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."

Baum says everyone in town is worried about the missing teen. Members of the community even donated $10,000 to have her safely returned home.

"To tell you the truth, this is the first time, and I've been here 30 years, that we've had a runaway like this. It's so uncommon," Baum said.

Police say Dunn was last seen on Monday, December 27. She was on her way to a friends house but never made it.

"Officers are working this as a missing person's investigation and we are pursuing leads night and day to find Hailey," Colorado City Police Chief, John Bivins, said. "We will not rest until Hailey is found."

Police first thought she was a runaway, but her mother and friends say she was a happy child and she didn't take anything with her.

Now Colorado City Police, Snyder Police, Mitchell County Sheriff's deputies, Texas Rangers and the District Attorney's Office are searching for the girl.

After this much time has past, many fear this may be more than just a runaway case.

"First couple of days for sure a runaway. next several days you stop and think and now after a week as a parent myself, I worry that it's not a runaway," Baum said.

Hailey Dunn is 13-years-old and weighs about 120 pounds. She has hazel eyes and brown hair with blond streaks.

If you have any information about her whereabouts, please call the Colorado City Police at 325-728-5294.