Texas father still looking for answers, justice in 2010 death of Hailey Dunn
Questions about Hailey Dunn's disappearance from her Colorado City, Texas home in 2010 linger, even years after her remains were laid to rest.
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?"