Timeline of events after Hailey Dunn's disappearance

Published: Mar. 21, 2012 at 11:00 PM CDT|Updated: Dec. 15, 2014 at 1:52 AM CST
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Hailey Dunn went missing in December 2010.
Hailey Dunn went missing in December 2010.

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - It's been a roller coaster of events since Hailey Dunn went missing back on December 27, 2010. With Tuesday's developments of human remains found in Big Spring, many are left with the question - Is the search for Hailey Dunn over?

Below is a timeline of events leading up to the discovery of the unidentified body that many are speculating could be Hailey:

December 27th, 2010: Hailey Dunn goes missing. Shawn Adkins, Hailey's mother's boyfriend, is the last to see Hailey. He tells authorities Hailey was going to go to a friend's house, but she never made it.

January 4th, 2011: Texas Rangers and the FBI get involved in the disappearance of Hailey. Authorities say the friend Hailey was supposedly going to visit says she was never expecting Hailey.

January 6th, 2011: Billboards with Hailey's picture and missing information are put up across parts of Texas. On this same day, Billie Jean Dunn, Hailey's mother, admits she and Adkins failed lie detector tests concerning Hailey's whereabouts.

January 12th 2011: New documents are revealed and Adkins becomes a person of interest in the case. Affidavits say Adkins had previously threatened Billie and Hailey's life back in February of 2010. Documents about serial killers were also found in Billie's home where Adkins lives.

January 15th, 2011: Cadaver dogs search the landfill in Abilene for human remains, but nothing is found. Authorities later search the landfill in Big Spring, the town where Adkins' mother lives.

January through February: Prayer vigils and searches continue in Colorado City. Searches by volunteers are hindered for several weeks due to freezing temperatures.

February 25th 2011: Authorities find thousands of pictures of child pornography on a memory stick found in Billie's home and a computer in Adkins' mother's home.

March 17th 2011: Billie admits she lied to police about Adkins' whereabouts. She is taken into custody.

March 30th, 2011: Colorado City authorities hold a press conference saying they are investigating the case as if Hailey is deceased or under duress.

June 15th 2011: Billie is given a year of probation. Reports say she and Adkins moved to Austin.

June 19th 2011: Search efforts by volunteers dwindle as time goes by.

December 27, 2011: One year has passed since Hailey went missing.

March 20th 2012: Authorities find human remains in Big Spring just two miles from Adkins' mother's home. Sources close to the investigation say it is likely Hailey Dunn.

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