Aired January 20, 2011 - 20:00:00 ET
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ADKINS: Yes, is there any way I could speak to Officer Burleson?
911 OPERATOR: No. He`ll be here Tuesday.
ADKINS: OK, well, I got a situation on my hands. I have an ex- girlfriend and she`s taken a whole bunch of Klonopin. It`s like an anxiety pill that I take. I guess she got them from me. And she says she, like, took a bunch of her pain pill, too. And she`s saying that she wants to die. She don`t care about life and all this bullcrap. So I don`t know what to do.
911 OPERATOR: OK, who are you?
ADKINS: I`m her ex-boyfriend.
911 OPERATOR: What is your name?
ADKINS: Shawn Adkins.
911 OPERATOR: Spell your last name, Shawn.
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911 OPERATOR: OK. And what is her name?
ADKINS: Billie Dunn. And right now, she`s over at her mother`s house, Connie Ostrander`s. It`s -- who knows where that house is.
911 OPERATOR: Do you know the address?
ADKINS: All I know is she`s off of (DELETED) street.
911 OPERATOR: All right. What`s the phone number for you, Shawn?
ADKINS: It`s (DELETED)
911 OPERATOR: OK. And your address?
ADKINS: I`m not real sure about my address because I just barely moved here.
911 OPERATOR: OK.
ADKINS: It`s in Big Spring. I know I live on Apache Drive in Big Spring, Texas.
911 OPERATOR: OK. That`ll work.
ADKINS: I`m just not real sure of the house number.
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GRACE: With me tonight, taking your calls, Hailey`s mother, Billie Dunn. Billie, tell us what your days are like now. What do you spend your time doing all day?
BILLIE DUNN: Well, today I got out with Marc for a while, and it was really good for me. It was better to get out. We got out and we were able to find a button machine to make some buttons for Hailey. And it was just good for me to get out. And yesterday, I got out and met some of the volunteer searchers.
Note "Marc" is first name basis. Note the repeated phrase "good for me" in her answer. Nancy Grace wants to talk about searching for Hailey.
GRACE: Tell me, where are the searchers coming from, Billie?
BILLIE DUNN: Oh, all over, Nancy. There are some from Odessa, Amarillo, I mean, 100, 200 miles away, people are coming down here to find my daughter. People care from all over. I`m getting letters from all over the United States telling me people are praying for me.
Please note that she was asked about the searchers and her answer is that they are coming from all over "to find" her daughter.
There is no other reason why searchers would come. Why would the subject have need to emphasize why searchers would come to search? This is sensitive. It only 'works' if you take all the other things we know about this case, together.
GRACE: Is that one of the buttons you had made today?
BILLIE DUNN: No. This is a previous one that a lady here in town that I don`t know made and she gave us a couple. We should have ours out tomorrow. They`ve got a newer picture of Hailey.
GRACE: Billie, as the search goes on...
BILLIE DUNN: We don`t have them made yet.
GRACE: ... and you hear about possible hits at a landfill, but police saying, this is not a body, we have not found a body, we found something relating to Hailey, it`s not a body -- what thoughts are running through your head? How do you keep going hour to hour?
BILLIE DUNN: It`s so scary to hear stuff like that. And of course, it scares me every time I hear such a thing. But they did tell me if they got a big breakthrough, I would hear about that first. So I was also told they were out there today looking for our trash, any letters, anything Hailey would have jotted anything down on.
GRACE: To Billie Dunn. You believe -- you told me that she was wearing those earrings over Christmas. Did she spend the night with her father Christmas evening?
DUNN: She did.
GRACE: Are you absolutely positive she had the earrings on Sunday, the next day?
DUNN: No, I`m not.
GRACE: So him saying --
DUNN: I noticed that she had taken them out.
GRACE: Yes. So him saying she left it there Christmas night is entirely possible, correct?
GRACE: OK. Have you heard, or tried to reach Shawn Adkins, the boyfriend?
By now, Nancy Grace has learned to expand her question due to Billie Dunn's deceptive answers.
DUNN: No. Just every couple of days he`ll reach out. But we don`t really -- we don`t talk.
Deception indicated. Pronouns don't lie. People do. They don't talk. They don't "really" talk, but she uses the pronoun "we" which is not going to enter her language unless there is unity, cooperation, and they are together. "We" is to be trusted.
GRACE: To say what?
Since they don't "really" talk, Grace knows they talk, but just not "really"; therefore, she knew enough to ask what was said.
DUNN: Just to say he misses us, he loves us
There are interesting words for one who does not "talk".
GRACE: Does he ever say anything about Hailey?
DUNN: He`s praying for her. Just the same as you`ve heard.
GRACE: Is it your understanding his lawyer has told him not to speak to you?
GRACE: And it states, I miss you so much, babe. There is nothing more than I want than to be there for you. Don`t lose hope. I love you, Hailey and David. Does that sound familiar, Billie?
DUNN: I hadn`t read it.
GRACE: OK. This is Shawn Adkins` alleged MySpace posting. Out to the lines. We`re taking your calls.
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SHAWN ADKINS: Yes, do you have a way I could speak to Officer Burleson (ph)?
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: No, he`ll be here Tuesday.
ADKINS: OK, well I`ve got a situation on my hands. I have an ex- girlfriend and she`s taken a whole bunch of Klonopin, it`s like an anxiety pill that I take. I guess she got them from me and she says she, like, took a bunch of her pain pills too and she`s saying that she wants to die. She don`t care about life and all this bullcrap. So I don`t know what to do.
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: OK. Who are you?
ADKINS: I`m her ex-boyfriend.
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: What is your name?
ADKINS: Shawn Adkins.
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Spell your last name, Shawn.
GRACE: You know, that`s a very good point. But you`ve got to remember, the boyfriend places himself with Hailey around 3:00 after the neighbor sees her at 12:00. But speaking of that, back to Billie Dunn, Hailey`s mom, you`re actually more familiar than that than we are because we have gone around and tried to find that guy. We haven`t been able to find him. What do you know about him? Have police finally run him down?
DUNN: I know that they did question him well. They did search the house that he was living in here next door. They said they searched it well. He`s not a suspect. I don`t know if they know where he went to or not. I believe he`s still in town. And Nancy, I wanted to get a message out to Hailey, if she is watching and she happens to get to a phone, to call 911. Because I do not have my cell phone.
GRACE: And what is your message? To call 911?
DUNN: Yes. Get out there, if you can get to a phone, run to a phone and call 911. Because I don`t have my cell phone with me. And I know she knows that number.