COLORADO CITY, Texas (KTAB/KRBC) – The Texas Rangers confirm they are still considering Shawn Adkins a suspect in the murder and disappearance of Colorado City teen Hailey Dunn.
Adkins was in a relationship with Hailey’s mother Billie Dunn when the teen disappeared six years ago.
The Texas Rangers also told KTAB and KRBC the Hailey Dunn case is still active and investigators continue to receive tips to this day.
Hailey disappeared without a trace after leaving home to spend the night with a friend.
Over three years later, investigators found the body of 13-year-old Hailey Dunn at a lake in Scurry County, and her murder remains unsolved to this day.
Hailey was last seen alive on December 27, 2010. Her mother reported her missing the next day after she failed to come home from a friend’s house she said she was staying at the night before.
The friend told detectives Hailey had never arrived as planned.
Colorado City community members banded together and combed the town for months before giving up hope that they would ever see Hailey alive her again.
Her body was finally found by someone rock hunting at Lake JB Thomas in March of 2013, but her killer is still at large.
No arrests have been made in connection to Hailey’s death. Adkins remains the only publicly identified suspect.
Adkins spoke out to KTAB and KRBC in 2011 before Hailey’s body was found, saying “I had nothing to do with Hailey’s disappearance, I love Hailey with all my heart and she means a lot to me.”
Investigators with the Texas Department of Public Safety told KTAB and KRBC they were still considering Adkins a suspect in 2015, though they are investigating other leads as well as tips of all kinds continue to come in from individuals claiming to know what really happened to Hailey.
Hailey’s case remains the Texas Rangers Unsolved Homicides website over one year after it was first featured.
BigCountryHomepage will continue to follow any developments that may come to light as investigators work to bring justice to Hailey Dunn.