Psychic and Investigative reporter turn up no new clues in Hailey Dunn case, searchers still inspired
Colorado City, TX- Although the psychic and investigative reporter sent to Colorado City to help find a missing teenager named Hailey Dunn did not discover new evidence, they still left a group of determined volunteer searchers with their hopes renewed.
Together, Psychic Gale St. John and investigative reporter Gary Peterson have 60 years’ worth of experience and knowledge investigating missing people cases, says Kristi Lloyd- a volunteer searcher who is helping in the search for Dunn since December 2010, when she was first reported as missing.
“They decided to start as if this was Day 1, the day Hailey disappeared, and try to reconstruct her steps,” says Lloyd. “There have been so many conflicting stories that they felt it was best to start from scratch.”
Psychic St. John brought two dogs trained in cadaver searching with her, Lloyd informed. With the help of the search dogs, the volunteer group was able to rule out a number of “suspicious” areas that they had not thought to search before.
Amazingly, St. John was able to track Dunn down to the Western Suites hotel, where investigators also agreed that they believe Dunn visited around the time of her disappearance.
Lloyd said, “Gale said she didn’t feel as if Hailey was under duress. She felt Hailey knew who she was getting in a vehicle with.” It is believed that a friend may have given Dunn a ride to her house before the disappearance.
Even though St. John and Peterson were not able to bring up new clues or solid evidence, Lloyd feels that the two brought “fresh eyes” to their investigation.
“When you stare at a piece of paper for so long, eventually you just accept certain things about it. They were able to give us a lot of different views. They definitely brought a fresh perspective to the evidence there already is and we’ll continue to build on that fresh perspective, and the new ideas they gave us,” Lloyd says.
According to Lloyd, St. John and Peterson are leaving Mitchell County on this day; they are leaving to go work on other cases in which their assistance has been requested.
Dunn was only 13 when she disappeared from her house in April of 2011. The only person of interest currently is her mother’s boyfriend that lived with her, a man named Shawn Adkins.