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With the Memorial upon us, there is still no news of arrests in the case of murdered 13 year old, Hailey Dunn.
Silence has, once again, fallen upon the small town of Colorado City, Texas, where residents will soon gather to pay its respects to their lost citizen.
Whether it is from Hollywood's portrayals or some well timed books, the public has come to believe that errors made by law enforcement are 'deliberate' and actually 'brilliant tactical strokes' in a larger 'strategical positioning', rather than just mistakes. Reality tells us otherwise but, in the least, jurisdiction issues are settled, and the wheels of justice have begun their slow turn.
It is also another time for the attention starved mother and "Person of Interest" Billie Jean Dunn to take "front and center" while seeking to manipulate the future jury pool into believing she is not a cold-blooded sexually perverted killer, but a misunderstood and grieving mother, something she has not been able to do in the past 2 years.
Partying, and even posting insults towards her daughter and fellow Person of Interest, ex boyfriend Shawn Adkins, Dunn has been coached on everything from how to "talk to" her dead child, to how to tone down her suggestive clothing during public appearances.
But like all humans, her words give her away, in everything from the 6 month anniversary vigil's departing "Have hope for Hailey, but I'll see ya' all in 6 months!" to the most recent consciousness of guilt posting about Hailey's death being a sexual homicide.
Mr. Curtis Lloyd, finder of Hailey's remains, continues to be under an order of silence, without explanation, telegraphing the need for silence, itself. The remains will speak.
John Young, Dunn's main competitor for the spotlight, continues to represent himself as Dunn's 'pro bono' attorney and will have his hands full in an attempt to choreograph Dunn's every movement, including face expressions, and will try to keep her words to a minimum, perhaps even scripting them, but will still be challenged by Dunn's insatiable appetite for attention, and who's habit of deception is to pour on extra words in an attempt to persuade.
The finding of Hailey's remains has not triggered the national exposure, a la Nancy Grace, that both Young and Dunn may have anticipated, so it is not outside the realm of possibility that the memorial service will have some eye-catching moments of drama.