Hundreds Remember Dead Texas Cheerleader

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Hundreds of people are joining the parents of a 13-year-old Texas cheerleader to remember the teenager who disappeared in December 2010 and turned up dead last month.

Through songs and prayers they remembered Hailey Darlene Dunn's short life. The memorial was held Sunday at Colorado Middle School where Hailey was a cheerleader.

Dunn's body was found in March near Lake J.B. Thomas in Scurry County, about 20 miles northwest of Dunn's hometown of Colorado City. Last month, officials confirmed the remains belonged to Dunn.

An investigation into Dunn's death continues. Officials have not released a manner and cause of death. No arrests have been made.

Authorities initially named Shawn Adkins as a person of interest. He was Hailey's mother's boyfriend when the teenager disappeared. He has not been charged.

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