Shawn Adkins charged with murder in the death of Hailey Dunn

Published: Jun. 14, 2021 at 5:49 PM CDT|Updated: Jun. 15, 2021 at 11:05 AM CDT
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HOWARD COUNTY, Texas (KOSA) - An arrest has been made more than 10 years after Hailey Dunn was found dead.

According to the Department of Public Safety, Shawn Adkins has been charged with murder in Dunn’s death.

Adkins was arrested and booked into the Howard County Jail on Monday. An arrest affidavit has not been released at this time.

Hailey Dunn disappeared from her home in Colorado City in December of 2010.

Neighbors and authorities combed the fields around town but found signs of the missing teen.

Her remains were discovered by a hiker near Lake JB Thomas two years later.

Adkins was the live-in boyfriend of the girl’s mother, Billie Dunn. He had previously been named as a suspect in the case but had never been arrested before Monday.

CBS7 will continue to update this story as more information is released.

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