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Hailey Dunn case: Remains found confirmed to be Texas cheerleader, says attorney

Hailey Dunn case: Remains found confirmed to be Texas cheerleader, says attorney, Remains found in West Texas last month have been confirmed to belong to missing cheerleader, Hailey Dunn, 13, according to an April 26, 2013 statement from her family’s attorney.

Hailey was last seen on December 27, 2010. According to police, her mother’s live-in boyfriend, Shawn Adkins claims the girl told him she was walking a short distance to her father’s home and then over to a friend’s to spend the night. She never arrived at either location. Her mother, Billie Dunn, reported her missing on December 28.

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Adkins has been named the only suspect in the case by police and reports at the time indicated Dunn asked him to move out of the home just days after Hailey vanished. Adkins claims he had nothing to do with Hailey's disappearance.

CBS News reports the remains were discovered near Snyder in Scurry County, about 20 miles north of Hailey’s hometown of Colorado City.

According to Fox News, an unidentified person found Hailey’s body near Lake J.B. Thomas.

In early 2011, reported a Dell computer was taken from the home of Adkin’s mother in Big Spring. It contained “approximately 108,498 pictures depicting deviant acts.” A memory stick containing “320 images and videos of a pornographic nature,” was found in the master bedroom of the Dunn residence in Colorado City during the investigation. Mitchell County Sheriff Patrick Toombs said both the computer and memory stick had images depicting bestiality and child pornography. He noted charges could be filed regarding the find. “We will have to get with the district attorney in Howard County to see if criminal charges are warranted,” Toombs said at the time.

CBS notes that in June 2011, Dunn pleaded no contest for lying to police about Adkin’s whereabouts, who was found at her home. She was sentenced to one year probation after serving 90 days in jail.

Anyone with information regarding Hailey’s case is urged to call the Colorado City Police Department at 325-728-5294.

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