Remains found near where Hailey Dunn, Texas cheerleader, went missing (VIDEO)


A Texas Tech Red Raiders cheerleader looks on during a March 10, 2010, game in Kansas City, Missouri.


Jamie Squire

Human remains were discovered near Big Spring police airport 40 miles from Colorado City, Texas, where 13–year-old Hailey Dunn disappeared over one year ago, according to news reports.

Workers discovered the remains in the 2500 block of Apron Drive around 2:30 p.m., the San Angelo Standard-Times reported. The location is near the McMahon Wrinkle Airpark.

The Standard-Times cited Detective Sgt. Tony Everett as saying that the remains appeared to have there "for a long period of time," and neither the age nor the gender of the deceased could be determined.

According to an affidavit obtained by the Reporter-News in January 2011, Shawn Adkins, the boyfriend of Dunn's mother, told officials he went to his mother's home in Big Spring after leaving work in Snyder the morning of Dec. 27, 2010, the day Hailey was last seen.

Adkins' mother's home is about a mile from the area where police indicated human remains were discovered Tuesday.

ABC News reported in January 2011 that Dunn was scared of Adkins, and said he would stand in the doorway of her bedroom at night watching her.

"Hailey did not like him. She was afraid of him and she didn't want him there," Hailey's paternal grandmother, Connie Jones, told

No connection to the missing Colorado City teen Hailey Dunn had been made by officers, reports said.

An FBI evidence recovery team from Dallas was to process the scene Wednesday morning.

Five people who are missing were last seen in Big Spring, according to the Texas Department of Safety missing persons database, with foul play suspected in two of the cases.

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