Six Months Later: Still No Word Regarding Missing Colorado City Teen

by Anayeli Ruiz 
NewsWest 9

It's been six months to the day and still no word of 13-year-old Hailey Dunn. Since her disappearance, alot has come to light but not enough to find Hailey or make an arrest. This case has brought national attention to Colorado City and search teams have come from all over to help find her.

On December 27, 2010, 13-year-old Hailey Dunn went missing from her home in Colorado City. Authorities began the search and volunteers from all over came to look for anything that would help bring Hailey's home.

Since her disappearance, her mother's boyfriend, Shawn Adkins, has been named a person of interest. Disturbing details were found in an affidavit from a search warrant for Hailey's home where investigators found hundreds of documents about serial killers, murderers and similar topics. Authorities say they found child pornography on a flash drive in Billie Dunn's home Hailey's mother and on a computer in Adkins mother's house in Big Spring.

"It's taken a lot more work other than pictures on a computer. The investigator is having to go through there because you got a house that several people are in the house and have access to that computer so we are having to do times and dates which is taking a long time," Mitchell County Sheriff, Patrick Toombs, said.

During a search warrant for Adkins in March, Billie Dunn lied to police about Shawn being inside her home and she was arrested. Since then, she has been sentenced for lying to a police officer.

"Billie has moved to Austin area and is currently on probation and being monitored through the probation office in Travis County," Toombs said.

Rumors have it that Shawn Adkins has moved to Austin with Billie but authorities could not confirm that.

"I can't tell you what all is being done with Shawn. We know where he is," Toombs said.

All across town people have not lost hope, the posters are still up looking for Hailey. Search teams go out every week to try and find any kind of evidence that will bring Hailey back home.

"There is still hope; you can never say that there is no hope. If you trust in God, there is always hope. Hopefully they will find her soon," Resident, Justin Rodgers, said.

As for Hailey's father, he has taken a lie detector test and has been cleared by the authorities. The FBI, Texas Rangers, City Police and Sheriff's Office are still working to find answers.

"We want this case to come to a close but we are just having to wait on some of the information. We are waiting on some things to be developed. We still have some stuff at the FBI lab in Dallas that we are waiting on," Toombs said.

Authorities will continue working on the case and hope to have a closure in the coming months.