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More help is coming in as the search for thirteen-year-old Hailey Dunn continues.
A member of the KlaasKids Foundation, Brad Dennis, was scheduled to come to Colorado City on Monday evening after being contacted by Hailey's family to assist local investigative efforts. According to the KlaasKids Foundation website, Dennis has led numerous search and rescue efforts with over 20 years experience, has taught thousands in seminars, and has completed various courses in law enforcement tactics.
The KlaasKids Foundation was founded in 1994 by Marc Klaas in an effort to raise awareness of child abduction and murder after his own twelve-year-old daughter, Polly Klaas, was taken and killed.
As noted on the KlaasKids website, "the Foundation's mission is to stop crimes against children...by distilling the best knowledge and information through a societal approach that extends from the Presidentâ€™s Cabinet Table to the familyâ€™s kitchen table."
Also reported on Monday was a possible sighting of Hailey, which ended up being confirmed by investigators as a false alarm. A tip had been received that Hailey had been seen in a pickup near the city of Dunn on Highway 208.
Even though the sighting was a false alarm, the search efforts still are not slowing down. Colorado City city manager Pete Kampfer has reiterated that law enforcement officials are still following leads during this criminal investigation.
Hailey was last seen on December 27th by her mother's former boyfriend, Shawn Adkins. Hailey's mother, Billie Jean Dunn, reported Hailey missing on the next day, December 28th. Hailey is 5'1" and 120 pounds, and has hazel eyes and brown hair with blondish streaks.
Anyone with information on Hailey's whereabouts are asked to contact the Colorado City Police Department at 325-728-5294 or 1-800-THE-LOST (1-800-843-5678).