The remains of a 13-year-old Texas cheerleader Hailey Dunn have been found more than two years after she was reported missing.
Hailey’s remains were found in a remote West Texas location last month, and the Texas Department of Public Safety informed her mother, Billie Jean Dunn on Friday that the remains are her daughter’s, attorney John Young said.
“She’s trying to process the entirety of this,” Young said. “She has to process that Hailey isn’t coming home.”
Scurry County Sheriff Trey Wilson said later Friday at a news conference that the remains were found near Lake J.B. Thomas in Scurry County on March 16. The girl’s disappearance and cause of death remain under investigation.
Officials are expected to hold a news conference Friday afternoon.