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Texas father still looking for answers, justice in 2010 death of Hailey Dunn



The disappearance of 13-year-old middle school student Hailey Dunn in Colorado City hits its nine-year anniversary this month with her father, Clint Dunn, still looking for answers.

"I feel like I'm left in the darkness because law enforcement is not communicating with me at all," said Clint Dunn, speaking via telephone this week. "... This needs to move forward."

Hailey's death remains unsolved, though her remains were found in 2013 in Scurry County.

Investigators named Shawn Adkins, the live-in boyfriend of Hailey's mother, Billie Jean Dunn, at the time of the teen's disappearance, the primary person of interest, according to Reporter-News archives. He has not been charged with a crime in the case.

Clint Dunn said Thursday that law enforcement officials had indicated to him that when a body was found, an arrest would be made.

"I want to know why that hasn't happened and who do I need to get in here to try to help," he said.

Clint Dunn has secured a private investigator, he said, and as tips are received, they are passed on to authorities.

But return replies are few, if any, he said.

"We don't even know who's got the case right now," he said. "... We've called everybody — the FBI, the Texas Rangers, (an investigator) that was over the case for so long in Scurry County. ... I just want to know why they haven't brought this to trial yet. Why hasn't there been a court date?"
 
I followed this case from the beginning, until a few years ago. Long story. Anyway, I always suspected Shawn was the one responsible. Wasn't too sure about Billie.. I doubt that she was a part of the kidnapping and murder itself, but she did try to cover for him and that has always bothered me.,
Such a beautiful girl, it's a shame that she had to lose her life to that creep.
 

Kimster

Let's Find Michael Bryson!
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I followed this case from the beginning, until a few years ago. Long story. Anyway, I always suspected Shawn was the one responsible. Wasn't too sure about Billie.. I doubt that she was a part of the kidnapping and murder itself, but she did try to cover for him and that has always bothered me.,
Such a beautiful girl, it's a shame that she had to lose her life to that creep.
:welcome:

I followed this case really close in the beginning, too. Shawn was definitely on my radar, especially after we found out where she was! I’d still like to know what Billie was thinking? Did she think that maybe he would tell her what happened by being close to him? How could you do that though, someone you suspect of disappearing your own child.
 

Cousin Dupree

Banned On The Run
I followed this case from the beginning, until a few years ago. Long story. Anyway, I always suspected Shawn was the one responsible. Wasn't too sure about Billie.. I doubt that she was a part of the kidnapping and murder itself, but she did try to cover for him and that has always bothered me.,
Such a beautiful girl, it's a shame that she had to lose her life to that creep.

:welcome:
 

SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

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Hailey Dunn case featured on popular true crime network​

The case of Hailey Dunn, a teenager whose 2010 disappearance rattled West Texas and was featured on news programs across the country, received more national attention Wednesday evening.

The case was one of two featured Wednesday on a program called “Still a Mystery” on Investigation Discovery, a popular cable network devoted to true crime stories.

The show featured interviews with family and friends, including Hailey’s father Clint, as well as former Midland-based reporter Jennifer Kastner, and Erica Morse, who took up the case as a private investigator.

The episode starts from Hailey’s disappearance in late December 2010 and follows leads in the case up until the show’s filming, which took place last year, according to a post from the Who Killed Hailey Dunn Facebook page.

Titled “Still a Mystery: The Death of Innocence,” the show does not provide an update at the end stating Shawn Adkins was arrested for Hailey Dunn’s death in June 2021, although the producers were made aware of the arrest the day it happened, according to the Who Killed Hailey Dunn Facebook page.

Near the end of the episode, the narrator states that Hailey’s mother, Billie Jean Dunn, declined their requests to be interviewed, and that Shawn Adkins didn’t return any of their messages.
 

GrandmaBear

Deputized Emu Slayer/Horse Thief Hunter
So they were aware of the arrest and update and yet didn't add it to the end of the show... Whatever their reason is for that, I hope it is a good one like maybe hoping someone will come forward to offer more independent evidence... Otherwise I do not get why they wouldn't...
 

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