Memorial Set For Texas Cheerleader Found Dead 2 Years After Disappearance

COLORADO CITY (May 6, 2013)--A memorial service has been scheduled for middle school cheerleader Hailey Darlene Dunn, 13, whose remains were found more than two years after her disappearance.

Family, friends and classmates will gather on May 19 at Colorado Middle School to say farewell to the teenager who disappeared in December 2010.

Dunn's remains were found on March 16 near Lake J.B. Thomas in Scurry County, about 20 miles northwest of the girl’s hometown of Colorado City.

Authorities announced the remains were Dunn's April 26.

Scurry County Sheriff Trey Wilson said the remains were found near Lake J.B. Thomas in Scurry County.

Wilson said the girl's disappearance and the cause of her death remain under investigation.

The girl had been the focus of months of intensive searches in and around Colorado City and surrounding fields and landfills.

More than 100 billboards featuring her picture and information about the case were set up along interstates in West Texas and other states.

In June 2011 the girl’s mother, Billie Jean Dunn, was sentenced to probation after pleading no contest to lying about her boyfriend's whereabouts when officers sought him in March 2011.

She received a 90-day jail term, probated for one year, on a charge of making a false report to law enforcement.

Dunn was arrested March 17, 2011, and charged with lying about the whereabouts of Shawn Adkins, who was later found at her home.

Dunn and Adkins have both denied involvement in Hailey's disappearance.

Adkins said he last saw Hailey on Dec. 27.

Her mother reported her missing the next day.


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