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What should we expect to see next in the case of Hailey Dunn? Why are investigators now asking for tips?
What should we think of the silence?
The man who found the remains, Curtis Lloyd, suddenly canceled his appearance on Crime Wire and stated that he could not explain why.
This speaks volumes.
His silence and lack of explanation tells us something, as does the timing of the announcement of the remains. It is now of public knowledge that Hailey's sweat pants were visible to searchers, but any description of her pants, along with anything else seen and any description of the remains, themselves, are under a form of gag order.
What does of a gag order tell us?
Given the positive identification of the remains taking so long, in spite of Hailey's clothing being present:
1. Police did not give even a courtesy call to Billie Dunn.
This is something that might have been done had she not been a suspect, hence, the sensitivity of "me" in her statement. 'They'll release her to "me" when they're ready, they'l talk to "me" when they're ready...", along with the transparent and thin 'praise' that they will be thorough and how 'glad' they are that the FBI has stepped in. Law Enforcement (federal, state, local) is not giving her, or her criminal defense attorney anything, and they will not give either of them a thing, until it is in discovery. This has made Young uncomfortable, as was evident in his statement.
Elaine Redwine has been in constant touch with police, just as Desiree Young was. In those cases, it was clear from the beginning that neither mother had anything to do with it, and officials would quite likely make the courtesy call to both moms when the remains are found. In fact, it may be already that they have been given courtesy calls or 'heads up' calls where officials have told them, in advance, what areas they were about to search.
Billie Dunn, on the other hand, said she had to, herself, call the FBI to find out why they were "digging around" the airport area.
No such courtesy calls, or FYI "heads up"calls were afforded to Dunn, nor has any information been given to her, as law enforcement is not in the habit of giving information out to suspects until formal discovery is made under the eyes of the court.
2. Jurisdiction is likely settled.
Given the length of time it took to make an announcement that could have been given immediately, a la courtesy call that said, "Hi, I'm sorry to tell you but we may have found Hailey. We can't say until the remains are tested but I just want you to be prepared, as her clothing..."
No courtesy call to the suspect, even though she is next of kin. Take the fact that they were silent for more than a month, while forensic testing continued and consider the timing of the release and a possible gag order on the man who found the remains and this strongly suggests that Jurisdiction is settled.
They know who will be on the prosecuting team.
The child pornography charges have not been filed, although child porn has been known since at least February of 2011. This emboldened Billie Dunn followers as to claim "they got nothing" as if police would have a motive to lie about such an extreme number of perverse imagery (in excess of 109,000).
Not so fast.
Imagery was found in the home, as well as on persons, in other homes (different counties) on various devices. This complicated manners, yet they do have one and/or two persons who remain a common denominator as having access to all of them.
And, let's not forget the folly of Billie Dunn calling Shawn Adkins a "pedophile."
Now that's what I call an "Oops" moment.
She revealed knowledge of sex with a child. Just a wild guess on her part, now, more than 2 years later? Not likely, given the obsessive number of deviant imagery associated with the family. "Who hasn't had bestiality sent to them?", Dunn rhetorically asked her fan base.
After reading that, I took an informal poll, beginning with himself, and moving on to family, friends, co-workers, and on to the online world. In my poll, I asked two questions:
a. How long have you been online?
b. How many times have you received bestiality imagery?
Thus far, 0% of those I have spoken to or communicated online have received bestiality imagery.
Many have been online since 1994 or 1995.
Attorney Ray Guidice said that prosecutors could have, easily, handed this mess off to them for successful prosectution. So why not?
We may learn, very soon, why everything was on hold until the remains were found.
I do not believe the child pornography will slide without consequence for the guilty parties.
Jurisdiction appears to be a settle issue so next up should be:
III. Case Presentation
No courtesy call or professional 'pass' to the lawyer on remains; lengthy time period to identify the remains, utter silence towards persons of interest and finally, a possible 'gag order' on the gentleman who found the remains and what do we have?
This could be in one of two ways:
1. FBI, Texas Rangers, Local PD take the entire case file (including transcripts of those very interesting interviews that Billie Dunn just could not help but give) along with professional forensic opinions on what the remains have yielded, and give a thorough and lengthy presentation to prosecutors who could then type up arrest warrants for those they believe took Hailey's life from her (and anyone else who may have assisted afterwards).
2. Prosecutors could take the entire file (including those marvelous FaceBook postings) and present everything to a Grand Jury, who then would consider all the evidence, testimony of witnesses, and vote to indict those they believe responsible for the death of Hailey Dunn.
3. Or, Three, they could...
(this was supposed to be one of two)
Have a Memorial Service, first.
Wouldn't that be interesting?
Why the call for tips right now? Law enforcement must believe that human nature has not changed in the two plus years since Hailey "left" and believe that those responsible have told others certain aspects of the case that police would find helpful in, perhaps, confirming what they have.
Given the love of the camera by both mother and attorney, and the inability to stop posting on Face Book, a Memorial Service might just become the handmaiden of Lady Justice, serving at her will. Let them have a Memorial Service and the need, itself, to change her image, will be noted along with every word that proceeds out of her mouth. Let them posture and squirm through a very public spectacle first?
This isn't something I would plan on, but it holds a certain interest for those who collect information each time either one of the Persons of Interest speaks.
IV. Plea Bargain
If Shawn Adkins has, indeed, sought a plea bargain, by either overtures by himself or by his attorney, offering to spill all in an effort to save his own life, and testify against the mother, it puts the defense of the mother on notice:
What should we do?
If they let Adkins beat them to the punch, they're going to be in a position where the client might just lose her life via the death penalty. That doesn't help a lawyer's resume much.
But if you do seek a deal to save your life, your attorney is robbed of all that glorious up close camera angles on the shark-jumping Gordon Gekko two-tone shirt looks, and all the publicity necessary to turn a buck and pay for the defense. Hmm. Gotta think about this one for a while.
We have not seen this level of drama since Jose Baez stored his case file in the wrong closet and came to court unprepared.
A memorial would provide for information, but are we at the point of information overload already?
Cop a plea to save a life, or go to trial and make money. Decisions, decisions.
Hey, some things are just a little too pro bono to be pro bono, if you know what I mean.
Time is at hand for justice for Hailey. It is time now, that the case move forward and justice be declared for the child so many have come to embrace.