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Alleged killers talked about corpse on Facebook?

A young couple reportedly partied at a bar after allegedly murdering a 19-year-old girl, then argued about how to dispose of her corpse in text and Facebook messages!

A young couple reportedly partied at a bar after allegedly murdering a 19-year-old girl, then argued about how to dispose of her corpse in text and Facebook messages!

Mother’s Boyfriend Takes Polygraph; Home Reportedly Searched

The boyfriend of missing 13-year-old cheerleader Hailey Dunn’s mother was brought to the Colorado City law enforcement center this morning for a polygraph exam, according to CNN affiliate KTAB. Hailey’s mother Billie Dunn told Nancy Grace last night that her boyfriend Shane Adkins, the last person known to have seen Hailey, would be taking the exam today.

Hailey Dunn
Hailey Dunn

Authorities have also returned to Hailey’s home today to search for clues they may have missed earlier in the investigation, local station KTXS is reporting. According to their report, Texas Rangers searched the house and an outdoor storage shed. The Colorado City Record reported that searchers from the Texas Department of Criminal Justice were looking in a wooded area of town. A TDCJ warden confirmed that the agency participated in a search today, but he could not release any other details.

Hailey disappeared on December 27 after she reportedly told Adkins that she would be spending the night at a friend’s house. Dunn’s mother says the friend has told her she did not see Hailey that day. Dunn did say last night, however, that police have told her a witness reported seeing Hailey, the friend and a boy near a local store on Monday evening. She said police are checking surveillance video in an effort to confirm that sighting.

Also, Colorado City Police Chief John Bivens and City Manager Peter Kampfer are defending local authorities’ handling of the girl’s disappearance, saying that they have asked for a statewide Amber Alert to be issued three times since Hailey was reported missing. Bivens told the Abilene Reporter-News that their requests were denied by the state because the information they have does not meet the minimum standard required. He said they would continue trying to get an alert issued as they uncover new evidence.
According to the Texas Department of Public Safety, four criteria must be met to activate an Amber Alert for a child 13 years of age or younger:

• The child must be taken, willingly or unwillingly, without permission from the care and custody of a parent or guardian
• The child must be in immediate danger of sexual assault, death or bodily injury
• An abduction must be verified and alternative explanations eliminated
• Sufficient information must be available for the public to help locate the child, a suspect or a vehicle

A DPS spokeswoman confirmed that Colorado City officials have spoken with them several times about issuing an Amber Alert, but they have told them each time that the case does not meet the criteria at this point, mainly because there is not enough information to disseminate to the public to get people to help. She said that an Amber Alert is “a great tool but only one tool in a vast toolbox” of resources available in missing persons cases. In Hailey’s case, the Texas Rangers and crime analysts have been brought in to assist local investigators, and there are a number of steps they can take without issuing a statewide Amber Alert.

The DPS spokeswoman said the agency understands the family’s frustration but the Amber Alert criteria are necessary because they do not want to issue so many alerts that the public stops paying attention to them. Still, she emphasized that the lack of an alert does not mean that nothing is happening and that the Rangers are out there doing everything they can to find Hailey.

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  1. RedTabbyWittyKitty

    It is so obvious the mother's boyfriend is totally INVOLVED. He is the only one who saw the girl or was with her between noon and 5:00 p.m. He just happened to "get fired" that day says the mother of Hailey. He took her somewhere under the pretense of having fun, went to a secluded area, he came on to her, she fought back and then he raped her. Next he killed her and dumped the body. That dirtbag knows what happened.

    Hailey's mom looks awfully young to have a 13-year old. The mom also seems to be dumb. I bet Hailey's dad would like a piece of momma's boyfriend.

    January 10, 2011 at 4:22 pm
  2. Mary D

    Red Tabby- you should put your money where your mouth is.
    Bio Dad has said that he saw her every day. How come not that day.
    He also said that he would stretch his neck to see what was going on
    at moms house, why. I know this isn't nice, but this whole story is
    beyond nice. Has Bio-Dad been checked out? If not, why not? This
    whole mess was fubbed from the first day. Even the searches,
    people are walk behind one another and not spread out. Everything
    has been trampled over, so where do they look next. Tes should have
    been brought in first thing. Is it to late? Don't know. God bless this
    young girl.

    January 11, 2011 at 7:55 am
  3. LaKeshia

    I actually believe that Hailey's mother boyfriend knows what is going on as well that is why he failed a polygraph test and she told him to get out of her house.Also I believe that the mother is responsible for her disappearing like that and that is why they have given so many inconsistent statements.

    January 11, 2011 at 10:40 am
  4. Stel

    Nancy,

    did the cops even try to track the cell phone that she supposedly uses to text her friends. I know At&T has a tracking device that parents can put on the phone to see if kids are really where they say they are. This reminds me of the same case in Balmorhea Texas where a young girl has been missing for october of 2003. It is like they disappeared into thin air.

    January 11, 2011 at 11:54 am
  5. Robin

    We've been following this case closely and the one thing that really bothers us (there are many, of course, in this case) is the mother's statement that before she went to work the following day (Tuesday) she stopped at the police station to report her daughter missing. I'm the mother of a beautiful 13 year old cheerleader and if my daughter were missing for any length of time I sure as heck wouldn't stop by the police station on my way to work the next day – I'd be on the phone immediately with the police, her friends, neighbors, on her Facebook page, etc. The mother's behavior in and of itself leaves me to question just how much she knows and is involved in this child's disappearance. Both she and the boyfriend have been inconsistent with their statements and comments.

    January 11, 2011 at 1:26 pm
  6. Cindy

    I do not feel as if the mother is involved in the disappearance of her daughter. I do feel she is suffering from the possiblity of her actions of having the boyfriend in her house may have caused the disappearance of her daughter. If in fact she was notified that the boyfriend flunked the polygraph prior to her taking the polygrapy her inconsistancy in her answers in my opinion are reasonable. She stated that they asked her in her polygraph test if she had anything to do with her daughter missing. As a mother if you answer "no" which is the honest answer, in the back of your mind your answer is yes, because you allowed this person (her boyfriend) into your home and now your daughter is missing. The earlier photos of this mom and the photos now, show a person who is suffering greatly. I pray she once again has the opportunity to hold her daughter in her arms.

    January 16, 2011 at 3:01 pm