Arrest Has Been Made in the Murder of Colorado City Teen Hailey Dunn
Hailey Dunn went missing in December 2010 and her remains were found in March 2013 and speculation about who killed her has been going on ever since, but now an arrest has finally been made.
According to NewsWest 9, the story of Hailey Dunn has been known by the people of the Permian Basin, and especially Colorado City, for years and has even gotten national recognition on cable news outlets.
The mystery of who killed Hailey Dunn once her remains were found close to Lake J.B. Thomas in Scurry County had been speculated for all these years but now the speculations turned out true, Shawn Adkins has been arrested for the murder of Hailey Dunn.
Adkins was the boyfriend of Billie Dunn, Hailey's mother.
He was a person of interest in the case from the very beginning but no clear connection to her murder was ever found until now.
The details of the case are not going to be released at this time.
Court documents over the years have offered some details of the case which were disturbing.
Court documents from 2011 filed in Mitchell County stated law enforcement was focusing on Hailey's mother and Adkins to see if they had anything to do with her disappearance.
An affidavit stated that investigators had several inconsistencies with statements made by Adkins while also reporting suspicious behavior by Adkins around the dates of her disappearance.
Adkins was never considered a suspect until now.
Adkins was arrested in Big Spring and booked in the Howard County jail because that is where he has been living, but he has now been transferred to the Mitchell County jail in Colorado City.
More details to come as this case finally looks like it is coming to a close.