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Colorado City residents help search for missing teen

By Michael Slother - email

COLORADO CITY, TX (KCBD) - Authorities continue to search for Hailey Dunn over the weekend. No one has seen her for 12 days. Law enforcement officials set up a second command post in Dunn which is in Scurry County about 13 miles from Colorado City.

More than 200 Colorado City residents spent the Friday afternoon searching for 13-year-old Hailey Dunn. She's been missing for 11 days. Meanwhile, more investigators came to town and continued asking questions.

Stephanie Boyd helped organize her second search party for Hailey. "For everybody to come out like this really means a lot to me. I love Colorado City, always have. It's my hometown, we have to bring Hailey home."

Boyd said she's known Hailey for quite some time. "I watched Hailey grow up. She lives right around the corner from my house," she said.

People separated into smaller groups and searched areas north of the city. Law enforcement already searched several other areas of town. They searched on foot and on 4-wheelers.

"In a situation like this, who knows? We're just doing whatever we can," said Bob Martin.

In town, authorities were seen interviewing neighbors. Colorado City city manager Pete Kampfer said they were following up interviews. "Law enforcement and agencies have increased in numbers and they've been out canvassing and intensifying the search and interviewing in the vicinity of Hailey Dunn's home," Kampfer said.

DPS Trooper Sparky Dean said questions were very specific. "Would you be willing to let us look in your home, in your garage, in your facilities here? Let us look under the bed in the closet to locate Hailey," Dean said.

Authorities won't stop over the weekend, they'll be out working again on Saturday and still have hope they'll find Hailey. "We're still expecting to find Hailey alive and hopefully hiding somewhere," said Dean.

The reward for Hailey stands at $15,000, but authorities expect that number to rise as more donations come in.

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