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Cheerleader Body Found: Hailey Dunn's Remains Near Texas Lake Identified After Two Years

By Jason Van Hoven, Posted: 04/29/13 10:23AM EDT
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KTXS reported that a vigil for Hailey Dunn was held at First Christian Church in Colorado City, Texas on Friday, the day the remains of the cheerleader whose body was found in March was confirmed.(Photo : Facebook)

The remains of a 13-year-old cheerleader whose body was found near a Texas lake last month have been positively identified as Hailey Dunn's, according to reports.

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Per KTXS in Abilene, Texas, officials from the Scurry County Sheriff's Office announced at a news conference on Friday at 4 p.m. EDT that investigators confirmed the remains found near Lake J. B. Thomas in Snyder, Texas, on March 16, 2013 to be those of Dunn, the missing Colorado City, Texas teen who disappeared from her home in Colorado City on Dec. 27, 2010 and had been listed as a missing person with the Colorado City Police Department ever since.

The Texas Department of Public Safety, Texas Rangers and FBI investigators spent nearly four days gathering the remains of the cheerleader whose body was found and evidence that could lead to a conviction. KTXS reported that they were able to identify her through dental records.

The remains of the cheerleader whose body was found were sent to the University of North Texas Center for Human Identification for DNA analysis, according to a news release from the Scurry County Sheriff's Office.

Officials from the office also said Friday that the investigation into the death of the 13-year-old cheerleader whose body was found is ongoing and that they haven't identified the case as a homicide, nor have they ruled it out.

However, there may be an official suspect in the case.

"We have possible suspect information, but at this time, nothing that I can really put out," Colorado City Police Chief Roy Tinker Owens said.

After Hailey Dunn's mother, Billie Jean Dunn, 35, reported Hailey missing, the investigation looked into her and her live-in boyfriend, Shawn Adkins, 25. Both Dunn and Adkins failed lie detector tests, admitted to taking drugs the night before Hailey's disappearance and had refused to cooperate with police.

Adkins has been a "person of interest" in the case, but hasn't been charged. Both Adkins and Billie Jean Dunn have denied any involvement in the teen's disappearance.

Hailey's paternal grandmother, Connie Jones, told CNN that she believes she knew who was involved in her granddaughter's death.

"I've had a feeling all along that she wasn't kidnapped, that she was murdered," Jones said. "I've had that feeling all along ... I think that Shawn Adkins had something to do with it. I really do. It's the first thing that come out of my mouth when Connie told me that Hailey was missing and I asked where the hell was Shawn and did he have anything to do with it and she said no, that she didn't think so. And I just ... the things that Hailey used to tell me about the man ... She didn't like him, she didn't trust him, she was afraid of him."

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