Rumor has it a body found on an Interstate 20 median belongs to missing teen Hailey Dunn. The decomposed body was found by Texas Department of Transportation around 11 am on Thursday.
Sweetwater Police Chief Brian Frieda said, "We're not going to make any assumptions that it is or is not. I don't think it's fair to the family or the community to constantly speculate whether it is Hailey or not."
Hailey disappeared from her Colorado City, Texas, home on December 27, 2010. According to her mother's boyfriend, she left the home to go to a friend's for a sleepover, but according to that friend, not only did Hailey never arrive, she wasn't even aware Hailey was coming.
So for a year and a half, this teenager has just been missing. No new leads, only one suspect. The mother's boyfriend, Shawn Adkins, has been endlessly questioned, had his property searched, and has taken a polygraph, and still, no charges. However, police aren't telling what they may have found in the search, nor are they releasing the results of the polygraph. What's holding up the arrest? Maybe they were just waiting for the body.
The only thing officially released relevant to the body is that the death is being investigated as a homicide. The body was sent to Medical Examiner's office in Lubbock, Texas, for an autopsy. Soon, the identity of the body will be known and perhaps her murderer will be punished.
A reward for $15,000 is being offered for information leading to Hailey's whereabouts. What kind of people actually take this reward? Horrible. If you know something, tell someone. That's someone's child.