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Post by laga on Wed Jan 05, 2011 1:40 pm

Thanks, Raine, I watched NG last night. She did ask the questions about the bloodhounds I tried to call in about but the handler didn't really answer the question, in my opinion. When he was describing the freshness of the scent he was referring to NG's question,which was, how could the dog detect the direction of the scent. I still do not understand how they could be sure which day the scent was left on that route. Not disbelieving, just do not understand.

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Post by laga on Wed Jan 05, 2011 2:01 pm

Some interesting facts I found. Does anyone know when the bloodhounds were used? I remember the mother stating it was a few days before the rangers were called in.

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Time is of the utmost importance. You may hear of trails being followed that are 7 to 10 days old. Texas Bloodhound Search and Rescue has run successful trail that are in fact this old but, do not count on this happening. Trails that are several hours old are not much of a problem for a well-trained bloodhound if you have done your part in protecting the crime scene area from contamination. Bloodhounds can follow most trails very easily if the conditions are right. Windy days, freshly plowed fields, and highly traveled roads may give the bloodhound a problem.
Do not touch any item left at the crime scene. The bloodhound may need it to "scent". Do not pick up guns, clothes or any abandoned items at this time. There are no items that we will discard as a "possible" scent article. Items such as body fluids, toilet seats, tissue paper, cigarette butts, etc. have been used successfully. To preserve scent, the handler will place a small gauze over a scent article for 15 - 20 minutes to lift the scent. He will then place the gauze with the scent into a sealed baggy. The handler has had extensive training in preserving crime scenes and will not disturb fingerprints or other evidence. Many crime scene identification problems can be resolved if these instructions are followed.
A bloodhound following scent will often follow a trail over a hundred feet from where the suspect's tracks were found. You will hear remarks from novice officers and on-lookers about how the dogs are not on the trail because they are not following the suspect's tracks. Scent is emitted from the entire body, much like mist or smoke. A good example would be to watch a cigarette being smoked and watch the smoke blend into the atmosphere. This is similar to what happens to scent when it comes off your body. The scent will often settle to the ground in pockets, sometimes referred to as "pool scent." When a dog comes upon a pool scent he will show a great deal of interest. Scent settles against trees, fence posts, buildings, low places, etc. It is sometimes necessary for the dog to turn over leaves to locate the scent. Many times the scent will travel some distance from where the subject actually walked. The dog and handler will run side to side, referred to as a "cast", into the wind in an attempt to pick up scent from the subject. It may be necessary to run several casts, consequently it is important to keep all persons out of the area.
Family scent is strong and everyone in a family has what is called "family scent". They all have a somewhat similar smell; however, there is a different smell for everyone too. Jails, hospitals, penal institutions, etc., have what is called "institutional scent". All of the people there smell somewhat alike. It is important we be able to get the correct scent from the person we are looking for if we are to be of any assistance to you.

If you have to get a scent item from someone else, make sure the item belongs to the suspect we are looking for. Many times the scent item provided has been contaminated by other members of the suspect's family or is from the clothes hamper where it is embedded with the scent of other family members. The scent item may be further contaminated by the officer handling it, then placed on the seat of the squad car to be further contaminated. When this happens it is impossible for the bloodhound to isolate the correct scent. Try to select the item yourself and handle it only with a coat hanger. Do not handle this item with your hands, as this will make it difficult for the dog to tell who we are looking for. Place the item in a self-sealing baggy can be sealed. The bloodhound trails the scent given him and if you have not protected the item, he may follow any one of the scents on the item. It is very important that you have the right scent.
The subject's scent will be strong in and around his home.
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Post by raine1953 on Wed Jan 05, 2011 2:01 pm

I read this whole thread after I posted to you Laga and I now understand what you were referring to. I too would love to hear an explanation of how the dogs can/cannot distinguish a scent which is say, 12 hours old or 24. There seems to be something missing in this story too.
The Mom looked 13 yesterday when I saw her on NG but now I am reading that she's 33.
I've been trying to see if there's word yet on if the b/f did go in and take a polygraph this morning like the Mom said he was going to.
I'm so afraid this could have been yet another internet meeting between what someone knew was a 13 year old and a much older person.
This girl actually looked like a 13 year old little girl, and I'm so afraid for her.. 🇳🇴
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Post by laga on Wed Jan 05, 2011 2:09 pm

COLORADO CITY, Texas -- Officials in Colorado City are continuing their efforts to discover evidence related to the disappearance of 13-year-old Colorado Middle School student Hailey Dunn.

Officials confirmed Wednesday that Shawn Adkins, the boyfriend of Hailey’s mother, has been administered a polygraph test. He was reportedly the last person who saw Hailey before she disappeared on Dec. 27.

Officials also confirmed that Hailey’s home is being searched Wednesday for any clues that may have been missed earlier.

The search was being conducted by the Texas Rangers, who searched the home and spent 10 minutes in an outdoor storage shed.

Hailey was last seen on Dec. 27 when she reportedly told Adkins that she was spending the night with a friend.

However, she never made it to the friend’s house, and the friend has since told KTXS News that she didn’t know Hailey was coming – that they hadn’t made plans for her to spend the night.

Hailey’s mother, Billie Dunn, has said her daughter may have spoken to friends on Dec. 27 after her last reported sighting.

According to the “Nancy Grace” television show, aired Tuesday night, bloodhounds have been used and possibly tracked Hailey’s scent to a local motel – although a search of the motel and review of the motel security videotaped apparently revealed no other evidence.

No statewide Amber Alert has been issued because the case has not met the criteria for issuing such an alert.

State officials have three times refused to issue the Amber Alert, Colorado City officials say, because there is no physical evidence to show that Hailey has been abducted or that she is facing physical harm.

A reward for Hailey’s return has now grown to $25,000.
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Post by laga on Wed Jan 05, 2011 2:16 pm

COLORADO CITY, Texas -- The search for missing Colorado City eighth-grader Hailey Dunn made the national media on Tuesday night.

Hailey was featured on the HNL Network national cable show "Nancy Grace." The show devoted most of the entire hour to the case of the 13-year-old Dunn, who disappeared on Dec. 27.



Grace spoke to experts about missing children’s cases and grilled Hailey’s mother, Billie, and her father, Clint Dunn.

Billie Dunn told Grace that bloodhounds were used over the weekend and that the dogs may have tracked Hailey’s scent to a local motel.Does this mean a week after her disappearance?Authorities then searched the rooms at the motel and the motel security camera footage, but no other evidence was obtained.

Colorado City Manager Pete Kampfer told KTXS that the Grace segment was “sensationalized” and that there were several inaccuracies aired on the show.
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Post by raine1953 on Wed Jan 05, 2011 2:17 pm

Hailey Dunn's Home Being Searched; Polygraph Has Been Administered To Boyfriend

COLORADO CITY, Texas -- Officials in Colorado City are continuing their efforts to discover evidence related to the disappearance of 13-year-old Colorado Middle School student Hailey Dunn.
Officials confirmed Wednesday that Shawn Adkins, the boyfriend of Hailey’s mother, has been administered a polygraph test. He was reportedly the last person who saw Hailey before she disappeared on Dec. 27.
Officials also confirmed that Hailey’s home is being searched Wednesday for any clues that may have been missed earlier.
The search was being conducted by the Texas Rangers, who searched the home and spent 10 minutes in an outdoor storage shed.
Hailey was last seen on Dec. 27 when she reportedly told Adkins that she was spending the night with a friend.
However, she never made it to the friend’s house, and the friend has since told KTXS News that she didn’t know Hailey was coming – that they hadn’t made plans for her to spend the night.
Hailey’s mother, Billie Dunn, has said her daughter may have spoken to friends on Dec. 27 after her last reported sighting.
According to the “Nancy Grace” television show, aired Tuesday night, bloodhounds have been used and possibly tracked Hailey’s scent to a local motel – although a search of the motel and review of the motel security videotaped apparently revealed no other evidence.
No statewide Amber Alert has been issued because the case has not met the criteria for issuing such an alert.
State officials have three times refused to issue the Amber Alert, Colorado City officials say, because there is no physical evidence to show that Hailey has been abducted or that she is facing physical harm.
A reward for Hailey’s return has now grown to $25,000.

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Post by Wrapitup on Wed Jan 05, 2011 2:28 pm

If the b/f took the poly and all the sudden The Texas Rangers are combing the house again, this does not bode well at all.

Laga, you have a VERY legitimate question. I would think NG would have thought to ask that herself. Sarcasm

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Post by laga on Wed Jan 05, 2011 2:36 pm

She did ask it Wrap, just as I was trying to call it in. The handler didn't answer it though. she then asked him about the direction of the trail, how the dog knew her route was from her home to friends house and not in reverse. He answered about the freshness of the scent. I kinda wonder about that being the right answer. I posted a lot about the dogs from a site I found up thread, very interesting.
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Post by jeanne1807 on Wed Jan 05, 2011 6:39 pm

I can't figure out if they are doing more searching because the boyfriend passed the test and they are moving on or if he said something that made them go to these search areas.

Refresh my memory. They haven't been searching this whole week until today?
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Post by Wrapitup on Wed Jan 05, 2011 6:47 pm

laga wrote:She did ask it Wrap, just as I was trying to call it in. The handler didn't answer it though. she then asked him about the direction of the trail, how the dog knew her route was from her home to friends house and not in reverse. He answered about the freshness of the scent. I kinda wonder about that being the right answer. I posted a lot about the dogs from a site I found up thread, very interesting.
That drives me crazy. We wait for someone to ask the question we want to know and it's still not answered due to a commercial or an interruption.

I would think they have been searching the home all week, but WHY are they going back to re-search? We need a Red Flag emotioncom cause mine is flying high!!

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Post by Nama on Wed Jan 05, 2011 7:00 pm

............reading between the lines on this article.

Law enforcement officers were at the home of the missing teen this morning. Later in the day, the teen’s mother, Billie Dunn, was seen being escorted by Colorado City Police Department officers from the police station to the Mitchell County Courthouse.

Hailey reportedly told her mother’s live-in boyfriend, Shawn Adkins, that she was going to spend the night with a friend on Dec. 27. The next day, Billie Dunn contacted police when she realized Hailey was not at her friend’s house.

Earlier today, Billie Dunn and Pete Kampfer, city manager for Colorado City, said Adkins was taking a polygraph test with authorities.

Billie Dunn declined to comment while authorities were in her home and asked reporters to return in the afternoon. But later in the day, Dunn was no longer at home and was seen walking with officers between the Colorado City Police Department and the Mitchell County Courthouse.

The reason she was with law enforcement officers is not immediately clear.

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Post by Wrapitup on Wed Jan 05, 2011 7:09 pm

Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmm. Suspect

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Post by lisette on Wed Jan 05, 2011 9:08 pm

Rangers spent a considerable amount of time collecting evidence from a shed in the home's back yard.
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Wonder why they haven't searched that storage shed before? I think that something is about to break in this case.
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Post by charminglane on Wed Jan 05, 2011 9:09 pm

I think the info Laga provided regarding dogs and scent should be saved in a thread of what to do if someone goes missing.
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Post by Nama on Thu Jan 06, 2011 2:31 am

What began as a small town search is now a full blown national story as 13 year old Hailey Dunn remains missing nine days after her sudden disappearance on Monday December 27th.

Today it appeared that authorities were handling the case less like a runaway scenario and more like a criminal investigation of possible foul play.

The center of the investigation appeared to be the Dunn household at the corner of 18th and Chestnut in Colorado City, where the Texas Rangers combed through Hailey’s room and searched the backyard.

With cooperation and assistance from Colorado City Police, the Rangers opened a backyard shed and searched other parts of the property for details.

The Texas Ranger investigators declined interview requests with CBS 7 but Hailey’s mother, Billie Dunn, said the Rangers were looking for any clues or signs that might point out where Hailey went.

Wednesday afternoon Billie told CBS 7 that her boyfriend, Shawn Adkins, was with authorities taking a polygraph test.

City Manager Pete Kampfer said he heard the same thing but that he could not confirm the information.

However, at about 8:00pm, Hailey’s older brother David told our CBS 7 crew that Shawn had refused to take two polygraph tests Wednesday.

David says that Shawn signed the paperwork to take a third but then refused to take it and left the building.

According to David, the Dunn family and police had not seen Shawn since that last polygraph refusal.

Hailey’s two uncles corroborated that story but police are not releasing information about any polygraph tests at this time.

Hailey’s uncle Dale says he took a polygraph test and passed it and added that Billie may have taken one Wednesday night as well.

As of 8:00pm Wednesday night, Billie Jean Dunn was not at her home and her family believed she was in downtown Colorado City with law enforcement authorities.

Colorado City Mayor Carol Sue Dakan is thankful for awareness in the media and for support from the community, which has raised $25, 000 dollars in money to be offered as a reward.

From what CBS 7 crews gathered from officials, both Billie Jean Dunn and Shawn Adkins have been very cooperative with law enforcement and their investigation.

Billie Dunn told CBS 7 that she knows the media attention can help the efforts to locate her daughter.

The story of Hailey’s disappearance gained national exposure when Headline News discussed the incident on the “Nancy Grace Show”.

Grace said that she does not believe Hailey ran away based on the evidence.

According to City Manager Kampfer, search dogs picked up a few scent spots indicative of Hailey’s presence near the Western Suites hotel off I-20, just a few blocks from Hailey’s home.

Kampfer says the scents were detected after law enforcement brought the dogs to several locations, not by following any sort of “trail” to the hotel.

Colorado City residents are showing their support for the search efforts by flying orange colored ribbons from their car antennas and by posting fliers throughout the city featuring Hailey’s photo and information.

Some neighbors CBS 7 spoke with Wednesday say they are frustrated with what they perceived as a delay between the disappearance and the police investigation.

City Manager Kampfer says he’s asked for the issuance of an Amber Alert several times and has been denied.

He visited with DPS officials Wednesday afternoon. There’s no word yet about the result of that meeting.

Kampfer calls the lack of an Amber Alert “frustrating”.

According to state officials, Hailey's disappearance does not fit the strict criteria for the issuance of an Amber Alert.

Local residents expressed frustration about the lack of an alert to CBS 7 this afternoon.

Colorado City resident, Myrtle McGee, says she can't believe that a statewide alert has not been issued.

Nearby communities are also hoping for Hailey’s safe return.

Two Forsan residents could be found cruising Colorado City neighborhoods Wednesday afternoon.

Diana Zubiate says she doesn’t believe Hailey ran away and she wants to help look for her and find out what happened.

“It’s weird”, says Zubiate.

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Billie Dunn says she's avoiding the website because of the variety of comments on the page, some of which are critical of her and boyfriend, Shawn Adkins.

When asked whether accusations of foul play surrounding her boyfriend are upsetting she said "no".

Billie explained that she expects people to suspect family members first because of the precedent set by many nationally reported missing child cases of the past.

Prayer vigils are scheduled for 5pm Sunday in Forsan and in Sweetwater.

As of Wednesday evening the police department is still working with the Texas Rangers, DPS and other law enforcement agencies to locate Hailey Dunn.

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Post by Nama on Thu Jan 06, 2011 2:57 am

One key player hasn't been seen or heard from since early this afternoon; Billie Jean Dunn, the mother of Hailey left her house with Texas Rangers and hasn't been in contact with family members since, according to her son.

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Post by Wrapitup on Thu Jan 06, 2011 4:19 am

Wednesday afternoon Billie told CBS 7 that her boyfriend, Shawn Adkins, was with authorities taking a polygraph test.

City Manager Pete Kampfer said he heard the same thing but that he could not confirm the information.

However, at about 8:00pm, Hailey’s older brother David told our CBS 7 crew that Shawn had refused to take two polygraph tests Wednesday.

David says that Shawn signed the paperwork to take a third but then refused to take it and left the building.

According to David, the Dunn family and police had not seen Shawn since that last polygraph refusal.
Therein lies the answer. If I were Mr. Dunn, I would be on a hunt for Shawn Adkins. angry

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Post by artgal16 on Thu Jan 06, 2011 9:24 am

There is still no amber alert. I dont understand this.
Why wouldnt they use the Amber Alert so they can start searching. Shes no runaway and they need to start looking for her body, because I believe she is dead. I hate to write it, but it infuriates me that there
is no Amber Alert issued in this case.
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Post by lisette on Thu Jan 06, 2011 10:13 am

I agree that a nationwide alert should be issued for folks to be on the lookout for Hailey, but, if I'm not mistaken, in order to issue an Amber Alert, there has to be a description of a suspect and/or the vehicle that was used in the abduction. I have heard before that Amber Alerts were not issued in other cases because they did not fit the criteria. Maybe that is something that needs to be changed...IDK.
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Post by cherylz on Thu Jan 06, 2011 10:15 am

Yep, the law def. needs to be re-evaluated. So, unless there is a witness...no Alert! Crazy!
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Post by Guest on Thu Jan 06, 2011 10:35 am

What are the criteria for issuing AMBER Alerts?

Each state AMBER Alert plan has its own criteria for issuing AMBER Alerts. The PROTECT Act, passed in 2003, which established the role of AMBER Alert Coordinator within the Department of Justice (DOJ), calls for DOJ to issue minimum standards or guidelines for AMBER Alerts that states can adopt voluntarily. DOJ's guidance on criteria for issuing AMBER Alerts is:

* Law enforcement must confirm that an abduction has taken place
* The child is at risk of serious injury or death
* There is sufficient descriptive information of child, captor, or captor's vehicle to issue an alert
* The child must be 17 years old or younger
* It is recommended that immediate entry of AMBER Alert data be entered in FBI's National Crime Information Center. Text information describing the circumstances surrounding the abduction of the child should be entered, and the case flagged as Child Abduction.

Most state's guidelines adhere closely to DOJ's recommended guidelines.
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Post by jeanne1807 on Thu Jan 06, 2011 10:35 am

Lisette I was just going to post what you are saying.

I believe the root of this crime lies at the home. Those coming and going are all suspect to me at this time.

This was a pretty little girl. Most of what I read she was a good kid. She had it tough with mom working 12 hours and a young boyfriend of moms with free access to her home.

Children are supposed to feel safe in their homes. Moms love for this younger man took that away from her daughter.

I hope and pray that mom isn't covering for this guy.

Mom is 33 and bf is 25 and daughter is 13. I bet the 16 year old son has a lot to say about all of this.

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Post by artgal16 on Thu Jan 06, 2011 10:56 am

I want to know who told LE that she was going to spend the night. The girl whose home she was supposedly heading for said they had no plans for a sleepover. That seems to me to be a very crucial
part of the mystery because whoever told LE this was, I believe, lying.
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Post by lisette on Thu Jan 06, 2011 12:17 pm

artgal, it was the bf that said she told him she was going to spend the night which caused her absence not to be even known until the next day. Either he lied or she lied to him in order to go somewhere else. I believe that he lied about what she told him, and when she left, she left with him,perhaps unwillingly or ignorant of what was about to happen...May be wrong. IDK.. One thing I've wondered about was, if he got fired that day because of a blow-up at work, did he actually get home earlier than the 3:15 that we've heard? Was that his normal time to get off work? I've also read that he didn't actually live there, but stayed there sometimes. So why did he go there that day? And why is he not taking a polygraph? I think that the bf is the key...
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Post by laga on Thu Jan 06, 2011 2:03 pm

not much news today...I did find this which I cannot copy here but will give the link. I think the bf is guilty, and it doesn't sound good for a happy ending, they are searching the area by helicopter. The article states Billie will be on NG tonight.
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Post by laga on Thu Jan 06, 2011 2:07 pm

I have seen conflicting reports about the dogs searching, one article states that was a false report by NG, but I heard the mother Billie on NG tell about the dogs searching.

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Post by artgal16 on Thu Jan 06, 2011 2:14 pm

Well it certainly sounds like the BF but I thought that of the stepfather in the Jonathan Foster case and it was someone else, thought I still have doubts about that case as well. I hope for the best but am prepared for the worse.
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Post by jeanne1807 on Thu Jan 06, 2011 2:33 pm

Colorado City officials confirm Texas Rangers have heard that Hailey’s mother's boyfriend, Shawn Adkins, has skipped town. It has not been confirmed by officials that he has skipped polygraph testing.
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Post by artgal16 on Thu Jan 06, 2011 2:42 pm

Uh oh, that is bad news. Maybe they suspected all along and thats why no amber alert?
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Post by jeanne1807 on Thu Jan 06, 2011 2:50 pm

Connie Jones hailey u can live where y wont t anywhere ,me ur grandma,lrjohnna ,ur mom, ur dad just come home we well figer out sometjing out piz call or come home
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This is Haileys Paternal grandmother. Sounds like something was going on at home and Hailey wasn't happy. Hummm.

This is from Connie Jones Facebook page.

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Post by artgal16 on Thu Jan 06, 2011 2:57 pm

All the love, all the understanding AFTER the fact - they all make me sick. Sorry to sound so harsh, but didnt the father ever talk to his daughter? Her friend knew she didnt like the boyfriend why didnt he know?
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Post by jeanne1807 on Thu Jan 06, 2011 2:58 pm

For some reason I am thinking they usually search and find remains within 10 miles of where they disappear?

Anybody every hear that?

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Post by laga on Thu Jan 06, 2011 2:59 pm

The two grandmothers of Hailey Dunn, who both live nearby, are pleading for their granddaughter's return.

Connie Jones told KCBD in Lubbock that she's worried Hailey was abducted.

"I think someone's took her because Hailey, she's a home person," KCBD quotes her as saying.



Jones went on to say that Hailey, who has been missing since Dec. 27, that she didn't care for her mom's live-in boyfriend, Shawn Adkins, who was the last person to talk to the missing girl, and who took a lie detector test on Wednesday.


"She don't like Shawn being there; but she wants her mom and dad to go back together," she told KCBD.

Hailey's mother, Billie Dunn, separated from Hailey's father a few years ago, but the divorce has not been finalized. Her father lives just across a field, and Adkins said the missing girl was supposed to go to her father's house before spending the night with a friend, but never showed up at either location.

KCBD also spoke to Hailey's other grandmother, Connie Ostrander, who lives in Snyder.

"I just don't understand this because she doesn't do this. She's not the type to run away," she is quoted as saying.
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Post by artgal16 on Thu Jan 06, 2011 3:29 pm

Despite Hailey Dunn’s mother’s claim Tuesday night that her boyfriend Shane Adkins would take a polygraph test yesterday and reports that he was taken to the law enforcement center do it, family members now reportedly say that he refused. Hailey’s brother David Dunn told CNN affiliate KTAB that Adkins had refused to take two polygraphs. Another local report indicates Adkins signed paperwork for a third polygraph request but then refused and left the building. According to what David Dunn told KTAB, his family has not seen Adkins since then. Two of Hailey’s uncles also told affiliate CBS7 that Adkins has refused to take a polygraph three times. Police have not confirmed or denied any of those reports. David Dunn also told KTAB that his mother was at the law enforcement center with investigators last night.

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Post by jeanne1807 on Thu Jan 06, 2011 3:46 pm

Grandma Jones might have lots to say if the NG show decides to interview her. Remember Grandma Flo?
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Post by artgal16 on Thu Jan 06, 2011 4:11 pm

Thursday, 4:00 p.m. Update:
KTAB's Marc Gustafson reports DPS troopers have entered the Dunn home. It's unclear what they're doing at the home.
Original Story:
Hailey Dunn's mother says a handful of people connected to her family were told by authorities that they failed polygraph tests that have been administered over the last few days.

Billie Dunn wasn't prepared to name names. However, she told KTAB's Priscilla Luong she and her family's frustration is beginning to mount.

According to Billie Dunn, her boyfriend Shawn Adkins did take a polygraph test. After the test, he did not return to the home he shares with Billie Dunn.

Sources tell KTAB News he is not in custody and authorities are aware of his whereabouts.

Hailey’s older brother, David Dunn, told KTAB's Priscilla Luong earlier in the day Thursday that Adkins had refused to take the first two polygraph tests Wednesday. According to the Dunn family, Adkins eventually took the test.

Wednesday afternoon, Billie Dunn was asked to go to the law enforcement center in town. Dunn tells KTAB News she was interrogated for nearly 12 hours and is "exhausted."

The Texas Rangers have yet to confirm or deny these developments being reported by family members.

On Wednesday, Texas Rangers searched the home occupied by Billie Dunn, Adkins, Hailey, and David.

According to Billie Dunn, Adkins spoke to Hailey at 3 p.m. on December 27. Hailey said she was headed to her dad's house, located just across a field, then to a friend's house to spend the night. She never showed up at either location.

Bloodhounds tracked Hailey's trail Friday to a motel located near her home.

According to the Colorado City Record, crews went out on horseback and foot Wednesday searched wooded areas out the outskirts of Colorado City.

The Colorado City Police Department tried to issue an Amber Alert three times, but with no evidence of an abduction, Hailey's case failed to meet the criteria, according to Pete Kampfer, City Manager of Colorado City

"Of course as soon as we get that evidence, and get closer to that, on issuance of an Amber Alert, we're going to be right on top of it," Kampfer said, speaking on behalf of the CCPD.

The reward has grown to $25,000 for tips that lead law enforcement to Hailey Dunn.

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Post by jeanne1807 on Thu Jan 06, 2011 6:10 pm

Lots of rumors and chit chat going on over at the Facebook page for Finding Hailey.

I hope that is all it is. We need to find an alive Hailey.
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Post by Wrapitup on Thu Jan 06, 2011 7:05 pm

NG is saying both the mom and boyfriend took the poly and FAILED and the bf has split.
WTH?????
Both Clint and the mom are on NG. Both took Ativan (a tranquilizer) the night before. The mom flunked. The mom called NG staff and told staff she failed.

I do NOT think the mom is involved in any way. Billie Dunn is saying she told the boyfriend he had to leave after he failed the test..he is at his grandmother's house and was "very tearful" to go. Whatever!!

They have now classified this as a "Missing Person" but that LE did not get the dogs out there until 4 days later. Billie Dunn called the Rangers and asked for the blood hounds.

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Post by raine1953 on Thu Jan 06, 2011 7:08 pm

On NG it's being said that yesterday was the FIRST time that LE searched the Mom's house. LE dropped the ball on this one I feel.
The Mom is on NG right now.
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Post by Wrapitup on Thu Jan 06, 2011 7:20 pm

WHY is NG calling the Colorado River the ColoRAIDO River????

I can't believe that the father has not taken a poly. Not that I suspect him...he just said he told LE he would take one but he hasn't.

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Post by CritterFan1 on Thu Jan 06, 2011 7:38 pm

"Praying For Faith" -I am afraid that this is going to turn out to be "the mother's boyfriend" again.

My sentiments exactly, Praying for Faith. I feel strongly that the boyfriend of the mom is in deep, real deep. Usually the last person to see the missing person turns out to be a person of interest, not always, but sadly, most of the time. Having had a teenage girl at one time, I will bet the farm that she was not going to meet someone in sweats.
With the 30 minute phone call she made in the backyard, who knows what that is all about. I sure hope that she managed to take the phone w/her. Also wonder
about boyfriend's phone and has LE picked up pings!
Gotta agree with Marc Klass on this one. She should have had an Amber Alert issued at the very beginning. Every minute is so important.
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Post by Wrapitup on Thu Jan 06, 2011 7:44 pm

Billie Dunn said she met her boyfriend on MY SPACE. Nancy rolled her eyes. I don't blame her. Have you all seen the b/f's My Space upthread? Who in the world would be attracted to THAT? The hubby is one heck of a lot better looking than that "shifty" looking b/f.

So, she meets him on MS and lets him move in. How many times have we seen this? I am now completely convinced the b/f had something to do with Hailey's disappearance. And, Billie Dunn said Hailey did not like him at first. Kids can spot a phony a mile away.

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Post by CritterFan1 on Thu Jan 06, 2011 8:03 pm

Also,I hate for Hailey that her mom had to work 12 hr days. 13 is a time of life when a girl really needs supervision..all of those hormones raging.
I do not care that BF passed the poly, many guilty people have passed a poly.
Being home alone so much, so lovely, I would imagine that she was having problems with BF flirting and coming on to her. Wonder if it did happen if she told her mom??? The perp usually makes the victim scared to death to tell. I think she is one of the Angel's now, hate writing it but I do.
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Post by Wrapitup on Thu Jan 06, 2011 8:19 pm

BF did NOT pass the poly. That is why Billie asked him to move out.

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Post by raine1953 on Fri Jan 07, 2011 1:28 am

I managed to see 1/2 of NG tonight and I believe the Mom. She really does seem to me to be intelligent and up front. Anyone else feel this way or am I just wanting to believe her?
Mom said she asked the b/f to move out after they both failed the poly. I believe her when she said she took ambiem, took the test and failed but didn't she say that she had not been warned of this? I would think the administrator of the poly would have informed anyone taking the test of this beforehand.
She said she asked the b/f to leave because of failing the poly, at least until this whole mess is straightened out (one way or another) and I think she did the right thing.
I so want to believe that Hailey ran away and is OK but I don't.
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Post by Wrapitup on Fri Jan 07, 2011 1:31 am

I thought she said they both took Ativan, an anti-anxiety med like Valium.

I completely believe the mom but I hope the boyfriend keeps on trucking until he is arrested as I think he just may be guilty of harming Hailey.

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Post by cherylz on Fri Jan 07, 2011 7:07 am

Yep. I too wathced NG last nite. Mother does seem credible. As soon as she said she was told her BF flunked the poly and then hers was administered...I thought..."not good".
I think it was the BF. He had a slight smile on his face when he was interviewed and said "I couldn't hurt her". And the fact that her friend didn't know she was coming for a sleepover. That doesn't bode well w/ me.
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