FBI Evidence Recovery Team Exhumes Remains, Sent for Autopsy
March 20, 2012 at 8:27 PM CDT - Updated June 26 at 6:33 PM
BIG SPRING - A FBI evidence recovery team has cleared the scene in Big Spring after human remains were found on Tuesday afternoon in Big Spring.
A press conference regarding the human remains was held on Wednesday morning for the media but no new information was released regarding the identity or sex of the remains.
On Tuesday in a press release to NewsWest 9, Big Spring Police dispatch received a call that human remains were found in a pasture near the 2500 block of Apron Drive around 2:30 p.m.
The remains were found by workers in the area.
Those employees told NewsWest 9 that it did appear that the body had been there for some time and was partially exposed. Employees also tell NewsWest 9 they used a lid from one of their tanks to keep the remains safe from the weather in the area until authorities arrived. They also said the body was partially mummified.
There has been some speculation that the remains may belong to missing Colorado City teen Hailey Dunn but the identity of the remains has not yet been released or confirmed. NewsWest 9's Anayeli Ruiz is reporting that Big Spring Police is working two other missing persons cases. The two missing persons are Arlin Bynum, who went missing back in 2003 and Bobby Marquez, Jr.
Officials say there is no timetable as to when the body will be identified. The body will be sent for an autopsy.
NewsWest 9 spoke to Shawn Adkins' lawyer, Alex Eyssen on Wednesday. Eyssen says Shawn Adkins has returned to the area and has made himself available to law enforcement officials to help in any way he can. He refused to comment on Billie Dunn returning to the area, but Shawn hopes that if it is indeed Hailey that this saga will come to a close and answers can be given as to what happened.
The Mitchell County Sheriff's Office tells NewsWest 9 that Billie Dunn, the mother of Hailey Dunn, is also in the area.
We'll continue to keep you up to date on this developing story.