Lillie Hefele was my friend, shot twice by a “high powered” gun. It’s a shame I cared about her and still am haunted by what happened to her ad her little hands in that coffin, so black and blue the makeup didn’t cover it. Oh, well, should have just said, “rest in peace” and go on, shouldn’t I?
THEY can’t solve it? No, they won’t. They don’t care. Will they ask the Rangers to solve it? Oh, hell no.
LUBBOCK, Texas (KCBD) – Texas Rangers say the arrest of 35-year-old Shawn Casey Adkins came after the Texas Rangers Unsolved Crimes Investigation Program took a new look at the investigation for the murder of 13-year-old Hailey Dunn.
In 2020, the district attorney for the 32nd Judicial District, Ricky Thompson, consulted with the Texas Rangers Unsolved Crimes Investigation Program (UCIP) regarding the case, and the Rangers took a new look at the investigation. The Rangers interviewed several people, and Adkins was identified as the suspect in Dunn’s slaying.
A search warrant was obtained to collect Adkins’ DNA. After samples were collected on June 13, an arrest warrant was obtained and Adkins was arrested and taken to the Howard County Jail in Big Spring. He was then transferred to the Mitchell County Detention Center. Bond was set at $2 million. The investigation into the case continues.
Dunn was last seen on Dec. 27, 2010. Her mother reported her missing the next day. Despite a search, there was no sign of Dunn until March 16, 2013, when her remains were found near Lake JB Thomas in Scurry County.