By Tiffany Pelt - email
LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) – Authorities say the latest search for missing 13-year-old Hailey Dunn has come up short. Friday more than a dozen law enforcement personnel used cadaver dogs to search the Allied Waste Landfill near Abilene. These dogs are used to detect decomposing bodies, but authorities say their search was unsuccessful.
The search stopped on Saturday and the landfill remains closed, but authorities haven't said whether or not they'll continue the search at a later date.
Hailey's mother Billie Dunn reported her missing December 28th. Family and police say Billie's former boyfriend Shawn Adkins was the last person to see Hailey, and authorities are naming him the top suspect in her disappearance.
"He's the only one being named," said Pete Kampfer, Colorado City city manager. "The investigation is pursuing other people of interest, I can't tell you if he's alone or not," he said.
During an interview Adkins says he would "never ever do anything to harm" Hailey. Adkins is currently living with his grandmother in Dunn under 24 hour surveillance by law enforcement.
While Adkins is the only suspect named in the disappearance, Billie continues to deny any involvement in her disappearance. "People are going to throw me under the bus and run me through the mud. They're gonna pick out the worse details in my life and through it out there looking for somebody to blame," said Billie.
Authorities say neighborhood searches continue, and that they're looking into old peeping tom and burglary cases to find leads. Police say they're also questioning sex offenders in the area.
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