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Colorado City holds on to hope after new discoveries

This memorial was set up for Hailey's birthday, and has been growing ever since. This memorial was set up for Hailey's birthday, and has been growing ever since.
COLORADO CITY, TX (KCBD) -

The town of Colorado City has been searching for Hailey Dunn for over a year and some residents believe closure is about to come. The recent discovery of human remains has left the town of over 4,000 people speculating if they belong to Dunn.

Cheyanne Overton has lived in Colorado City for 12 years. She says finding Hailey is has been on everyone's mind since her disappearance. When she heard about the remains being discovered, Overton said she thought one thing.

"Everybody I've talked to, they say it's her, it's her, it's her. It makes your heart drop because it happened here," Overton said.

Overton told us that although most around town are speculating the remains belong to Hailey, people are still holding on to hope.

"To know that something happened to that little girl, it's so scary that it's happened here in our hometown," Overton said.

Paul Smith is the pastor of Calvary Baptist Church in Colorado City, he's worked closely with the family since Hailey went missing.

"About every pastor in town got to know the mother and father and prayed with them, especially the mom. She welcomed our prayers and wanted us to minister to her," Smith said.

Smith says although everyone is still living their lives, this is something that is constantly in the back of everyone's mind.

"It's hard not knowing when it's going to be over. Everybody wants her to be alive and everybody wants her to be ok," Smith said.

Smith knows that after Mondays discoveries, Hailey Dunn may not be coming home safe, but he says he shares the hope of the entire town of Colorado City when he hopes and prays she's ok.

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