Search Continues for Missing Colorado City Teen

by Anayeli Ruiz
NewsWest 9

COLORADO CITY - It's been exactly three weeks since a Colorado teen vanished. As of Monday, there's still no sign of 13-year-old Hailey Dunn. Since the girl's disappearance, police have named Shawn Adkins, the boyfriend of Hailey's mom, a person of interest. NewsWest 9 traveled to Colorado city to see where detectives are in their search.

"Our search party looks near bridges, sides of the roads, property, anything that can help law enforcement," Denise Coates, with the volunteer search team, said.

Denise Coates is one of many volunteers who have donated their money, efforts and time all in hopes of finding Hailey.

"We are not getting paid for it. It's all out of our pocket, but as parents, we can get up see our children and the Dunn's cant."

Volunteers have been on ATV's, horses and foot. They've even made shirts, anything to help the effort. Some have even come from outside of Texas to search for the missing cheerleader.

"People from Arizona and even as far as Brownwood," Coates said.

This group of volunteers have searched through Howard County, Mitchell County and Scurry County. They say no matter how long it takes, they will keep searching until Hailey is home.

Even tough it's been three weeks of long days, their dedication will continue.