COLORADO CITY — The investigation into the disappearance of a 13-year-old Colorado City girl has gained national attention, thanks to coverage by TV personality and former violent crime prosecutor Nancy Grace, as investigators continue to try to determine if the girl has met with foul play.
Hailey Darlene Dunn, an eighth grade student at Colorado Middle School, was last seen walking from her home in northern Colorado City to a friend's house about 1 p.m. Monday, Dec. 27, according to Interim Colorado City Police Chief John Bivins.
In a recent TV interview with Grace, Hailey's parents — Billie Dunn and Clint Dunn — say the child often made the half-mile trek across a nearby field from her mother's home to her father's residence.
“She comes over every day, at all times,” Clint Dunn told Grace. “She might come over for five minutes or she might come over and spend all day. She just shows up. She just walks across the field.
“She just disappeared. I didn't see her at all that day (Monday). I saw her the day before (on Sunday.) Later that night (Tuesday) my son, David, came over and asked me if I had seen her and if she had come over that day.”
Clint Dunn said Hailey had spent Christmas night at his house, as well as part of the day Sunday.
According to reports by Grace, investigators are believed to have tracked the girl's scent using bloodhounds, leading law enforcement officials to the Western Suites Hotel, located several blocks from where she was last sighted.
Billie Dunn said investigators are reviewing the video tapes from the hotel and interviewing guests who stayed there the day of the girl's disappearance.