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Affidavits shed new light on Dunn investigation

January 12, 2011

COLORADO CITY — Information obtained through the Freedom of Information Act regarding search warrants executed in the case of missing 13-year-old Hailey Darlene Dunn may indicate the teen's mother and her live-in boyfriend are suspects in the case, according to Abilene's KTXS Channel 12.

According to a report from Merlin Mann, a reporter with KTXS, copies of the affidavits filed by law enforcement officials to secure a number of search warrants in the case have revealed some startling details concerning what was found in the Dunn home. According to the affidavits:

• Adkins had threatened the lives of both Hailey Dunn and Billie Dunn in February 2010.

• Both Adkins and Billie Dunn apparently held an ongoing, intense fascination with horrific films and brutal crimes. Seized in a box in their bedroom were numerous documents, some fictional and some past crimes, that covered such topics such as serial killers, ax murders, sexual sadistic activities, the occult, sex and death topics, motives for murder and mass murderers — including the killing of family members.

• Billie Dunn and Adkins hosted a number of friends for a New Year’s Eve party at their home — just three days after Billie Dunn reported Hailey missing. Adkins downplayed the party, stating they just had a few friends over to the house to have drinks on New Year’s Eve.

• Billie Dunn volunteered to take a polygraph examination, but when she arrived, she was found to be “under the influence of narcotics,” and she was dismissed from the test at that time. On her second attempt, the investigators concluded there was “deception indicated.” After the examination, Billie Dunn was given the chance to discuss and explain “why she failed the examination.” Officials said she couldn't explain them, and she ended the interview by walking out.

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