COLORADO CITY, Texas (CBS/KOSA/AP) The mother of missing Texas teenager Hailey Dunn has enlisted the help of national organizations to search for her daughter, who was reported missing Dec. 28.
The Laura Recovery Center for Missing Children, a Houston-based non-profit group, and the KLASS Kids Foundation that works to prevent crimes against children, have teamed up with local search groups to find the missing 13-year-old.
Hailey was reported missing Dec. 28 by her mother, Billie Dunn, whose boyfriend, Shawn Adkins, said he last saw Hailey a day earlier when she told him she was going to her father's nearby home and would stay overnight with a friend. She did neither.
Adkins has been named among several persons of interest in the case.
Dawn Davis, with The Laura Recovery Center, said Hailey's mother requested their service and saw how involved the community was in efforts to find the missing teen, reports CBS affiliate KOSA.
"We know that when the community responds more chances are given," Davis said.
Thursday morning the organization split 60 volunteers into nine groups. Volunteers were told to look for anything from earrings and fingernails to clothing and toys, reports KOSA.
Details in the case have been scarce, but city manager Pete Kampfer said evidence was found recently at a landfill in Abilene, 70 miles east of Colorado City, where Hailey was reported missing.
"It's a sensitive part of the investigation," Kampfer said. "The cadaver dogs did hit on items at the landfill."
No arrests have been made.
Shawn Adkins told the Associated Press last Friday that he had nothing to do with the girl's disappearance and said he prays daily for her safe return.