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The remains found in Scurry County, TX have been positively identified as
missing 13 year old, Hailey Dunn.

On March 16, 2013 badly decomposed and skeletal remains were found in a field of cactus and brush in Scurry County, Texas, 30 miles away from the area that 13-year-old Hailey Dunn was last seen. Peter Hyatt has written volumes about the case and has offered several theories based upon the vast amounts of statements given by the players in the case in interviews. For a wrap up of those theories, refer to Hailey Dunn Case Hypothesis

Tonight:   Peter Hyatt, along with statement analyst and frequent guest, Kaaren Gough discuss the latest. 

It’s been reported that Curtis Lloyd has received death threats in the form of a note left on the windshield of his car at the prison. For contents of the note and Peter Hyatt’s expert analysis of the statements contained, refer to his blog: CLICK HERE

The public is watching how the players in this case are reacting to the news of Hailey’s confirmed death, specifically her mother, Billie Jean Dunn and her boyfriend, Shawn Atkins, both the only named “persons of interest” in the disappearance of Hailey.

As reported to NewsWest Nine, “Lloyd also said many of the people who spent the last 28 months searching for Hailey have reached out to him to tell him thanks, but he says this isn’t about him. 

This is about Hailey and making sure justice is served.”

Peter Hyatt is a Statement Analyst, one who discerns truth from deception, and is a frequent contributor to cold cases, active investigations as well as appearing on radio to discuss current cases. 

He is the author of the Statement Analysis blog athttp://www.statement-analysis.blogspot.com/ and is a bi-weekly co-host on Crime Wire, Tuesdays at 7pm Eastern. He and his colleagues have written and talked consistently about the Hailey Dunn case and will continue until there are arrests and justice.


Statement Analysis Lesson: "You're Hopelessly and Endlessly In Love With Me!"

"You're hopelessly and endlessly in love with me, aren't you?" the married man said to his co-worker, with a broad grin.

"Oh, yes," she laughed, "I lose sleep dreaming of you. Ha!  Get over yourself!" she said with a smile .

        What does Statement Analysis make of sarcasm?  What about flirtation? Witty banter?

"If you don't take out the garbage right now, I'm gonna kill you!", mother said to 17 year old son.

We do not conclude that should the garbage not be taken out, mother will murder her son.  But what do we think of such statements?

Even casual follow up questions will show that the language comes from somewhere.  I once interviewed a mother who did say such phrases as, "I'm gonna kill you" to her children, who were well younger than 17 and, although they appeared 'numb' to the words, the numbness, itself, was of concern.  She eventually said that she fantasized about killing her children, how easier life would be, how she could not meet a man because of them, and how she was perpetually broke and exhausted.

She also made a promise to herself to stop using such phrases to her children as she considered things.  I believed her and respected her honesty.

We recognize that language does not come from a void, but somewhere.  It reveals us.
We are known by our words.

Just a half-generation ago (or so), people marveled over the length of the World War II marriages.  "How could someone just agree to marry from letter writing?" was a common question.  At that time, people may have forgotten just how powerful the written word is.

They no longer wonder.

The advent of the digital age has not only given us a new world of written communication.

Unlike the beauty and elegance of penmanship, however, we have marks on a screen, often with deliberate misspellings and shortened or abbreviated words, yet, even as the scales tip left or write, we move with them, fluidly, and analyze for truth.

For example, if an email is written without the pronoun "I" as its norm, we will note the sudden insertion of the pronoun "I" as being very important.

In the "Secret Life of Pronouns" study the author found that many executives, when giving directives, omit the pronoun "I", which caused the conclusion to be that missing pronoun "I" is a signal of leadership.


Perhaps not.

Perhaps it is something along these lines.

1.  "I am glad to welcome you on board and I congratulate you on your promotion."


2.  "We are sorry but we have to let you go.  Budgets have been..."

I find that some in upper management don't hesitate to use the word "I" in positive emails, but quickly run to "we" when the news being delivered is not so pleasant.  Statistically, more upper management may drop pronouns, but the conclusion of the matter may not be that "leaders don't use the pronoun "I" very much", not because they are leaders, but because they are not committing to responsibility.  I would want to learn the context of the emails where the pronouns were absent, and view them against the same writer's emails where the pronoun "I" is present.

In all cases, where the subject avoids the pronoun "I" in his email means that if the pronoun "I" does show itself, take notice because it is important information.

You would be better served, even in the realm of sarcasm, to listen carefully to the words one chooses, even while being humorous.

We have all been in the uncomfortable position where a husband and wife play the "passive/aggressive" "I am only kidding!" game while taking shots at each other.  Listen carefully to the words chosen.  That which is said in jest, itself, has an origin.

The words, themselves, may guide you even more so than the tone.  As to the married co-worker "just kidding", it may be that he is on a fishing expedition and casting out his line to see what his bait might bring in.

"Many fish bite if you got good bait, I'm a going fishing, ma's  a-going fishing and my baby's a-going fishing, too..."  Americana folk song.

I would wager, if asked, a cup of coffee that the woman who said she was "losing sleep" wasn't completely joking.  

Next, Intent in Analysis.

Dunn: Message Posted On Facebook

The following was another message left on FB, reportedly from the mother, and 2nd Person of Interest in the disappearance and death of 13 year old Hailey Dunn, by Peter Hyatt and Kaaryn Gough.
"I beg all pedophiles,child murderers & their families,you must've had an inkling that demon was in there,kill yourselves,save our babies! And shame on your families,who know you best for not getting you placed somewhere where you can't murder babies! Shame on them for ignoring that u have a monster deep down! Is your family proud?! My daughter is dead! You should've taken your own life,your family should've acted on signs,they are just as guilty."
"I beg all pedophiles,child murderers & their families,you must've had an inkling that demon was in there,kill yourselves,save our babies! 
The message begins with the pronoun, "I", making it personal, and strong. 
Notice the order:
1.  pedophiles
2.  child murderers
3.  their families 

listing "pedophiles" before "child murderers"

"pedophiles"-- If the subject was informed by LE her daughter had been sexually assaulted before being murdered, this would explain  why she included "pedophiles". 

However, if the subject was not informed by LE that her daughter had been sexually assaulted before being murdered, then why did she include "pedophiles" and why did she make them more important than "child murders"?

"You must have..." speaks to families with a message

an "inkling" is a small amount 

that "demon" was in there.  We see the word "demon" and not "a demon" nor even "the demon", but "demon" as used in a name.  In the subject's personal, internal subjective dictionary, she calls him "demon", without capitalization.  This is a "demon" she is familiar with, which is why he is just "demon" and not "a" demon. 

What calls for the name "demon" by the subject?   Previously, we saw the words "snake" and "devil" used.  "Devil", with small "d" was used to describe a polygrapher who asked questions about the events and the location of Hailey Dunn.  It is interesting to note the word "devil" and the word "demon" are sometimes used interchangeably.  Here, "demon" is used, possibly, towards one of the suspects in a child murder case, while "devil" was used towards one of those who would help solve a child murder case. 

"kill yourselves"

is plural, to the pedophiles, child murderers and families.  The families are included because they must have had an "inkling"

It is interesting to note that the author calls for death for family members who may had an "inkling", that is, a small hint of knowledge.  

And shame on your families,
"And" indicates a connection; that is, there is missing information between sentences. 
Note that "shame" is called on "your families."

Note that after the release of the affidavit, on national television and formerly supportive guest called down "shame" upon the mother of Hailey Dunn. 

Note that they are to "kill themselves" and they are to have "shame" upon them. 

This act of suicide is related to "saving" "our" "babies"; so that if
pedophiles, child killers and families who had inklings, kill themselves, the babies who are "ours" (note the change from the pronoun, "I" which began the statement) can be saved. 
who know you best for not getting you placed somewhere where you can't murder babies! 
Here, the subject has turned from "inkling" to those who "know you best" being responsible for not "getting you placed", which is often a social services term.  
Note that the person is a "child murderer" and not a "child killer"; with "murder" having a specific connotation that suggests a desire to murder children, previously known by family who know him best. 
What does the subject know about her daughter's "murder" instead of her daughter's "killing" or "death"?  What made it "murder" and not "death", by, for example, accident? The subject repeatedly uses the word "murder" rather than any other term. 
Shame on them for ignoring 
It began with "inkling" and went to those that knew you "best" and now it is that they "ignored" what they knew.  To ignore is willful negligence.  This leads to the question:
How does the subject know that family ignored pedophilia/child murder tendencies?  What signs did he exhibit that caused her to accuse family?  
Was this discussed with family?
Why weren't these things brought up more than 2 years ago?

This strongly indicates that the author of this message was aware of both pedophilia, and a desire to take the life; not an accidental overdose, but "murder"leading to:

1.  What did the subject know?
2.  When did the subject know?
3.  Why didn't the subject take action?
4.  Why didn't the subject give this information out more than 2 years ago?
5.  Why did the subject repeatedly defend him, even to the point of lying to police?
6.  Why choose, and repeat, the word "murder"?

This is to suggest that the subject has knowledge of the events of which she writes. 
that u have a monster deep down! 
Note the change from "you" to "u"
Note the change from "demon" to "a monster" with "demon" being specific, but "monster" is only "a" monster.  Note also where this monster dwells:  "deep down", which suggests hiding
Is your family proud?! 
We note any question within a statement as possibly the subject speaking to herself, asking herself this question?  This is supported by the addition of an exclamation point, which is declaratory and not limited to just a question. 
My daughter is dead! 
Note from "our babies", non specific, to the very strong, "my daughter is dead!" with exclamation point. 
You should've taken your own life,
"kill yourselves" is now the softer "taken your own life", with "you" being the recipient of the sentence, "life" being singular. This is now directed at one person.  This is in context with "my daughter is dead" and assigns blame to one person who was "pedophile" and "child murderer"
your family should've acted on signs,
Note it was "inkling" and then family that knew him, and now it was "signs".
What "signs" should they have acted upon?  
What signs did the subject act upon? 
When did the subject take action?

they are just as guilty."
The subject assigns guilt of "child murder" of her "daughter" to a single person, and then adds guilt on to the family who had "inklings", "knew" him, and had "signs" but failed to act on. 

It is interesting to note that the subject assigns guilt in murder to those who may have been negligent.

This leads to asking the subject questions to learn if the subject feels that she had inklings, knowledge, and signs, and that if neglect of any action means equal guilt.  

Possible reason she posted this note...Take note especially of #1 if Shawn is still out and about and not inside doing a deal.

1) She wants Shawn to read this or more likely, a close family member of his to read it, with the hope that either Shawn takes his own life or he is killed by a family member who is persuaded by her words that any family member with an "inkling" should should feel shame and guilt and should have taken action.

If this were to happen, this would solve a few problems for Billie.

  • --Shawn couldn't testify against her in court.
  • --If he took his own life, it would appear to be an admission of guilt.
  • --If a family member took his life it would support the fact he is guilty.
2) The wording of the post is meant to persuade a jury that she was so angry and devastated over her daughter's death that she called for people to kill themselves or have the families do it. (This post, of course, would become an exhibit for the defense demonstrating she was out of her mind with rage at her daughter's killer)

3) She's building her defense--not guilty by reason of insanity.

Monday, April 29, 2013

Crime Wire Announcement: Tuesday, April 30, 2013 7PM EST

Curtis Lloyd will not be appearing on Crime Wire, Tuesday, April 30, 2013.

We will continue to cover the case.

Here is something posted on my Facebook wall of interest to readers about Narcissists:

Narcissists crave to be the center of attention. These individuals often come across as exciting and entertaining, especially in the beginning, but beneath this garb of being happy-go-lucky, they are aggressive and highly manipulative in nature. In the long run, their true colors do surface, but then, it is usually too late for the person on the receiving end to change their initial attitude towards the narcissist. As for the narcissist, it usually means that it is time to find someone else who will continue to fuel her false ego. Narcissists are always on the lookout for people who can help them maintain their high sense of self-image. They themselves feel that they are very special, and hence deserve to be treated in a special manner. At the same time, they conveniently avoid people who hold the mirror to them. Since narcissists are emotionally very shallow, they find it very easy to snap ties with people around them. Narcissists are nothing short of self-centered individuals, who don't give a hoot about how others feel - even when they themselves are hypersensitive. Such behavior is usually attributed to a lack of empathy, or their inability to put themselves in other people's shoes.

Narcissists are hypersensitive to insults, defeats and criticism, and often tend to react aggressively when faced with such situations. When rejected, they often end up overreacting, even going to the extent of punishing those who refuse to acknowledge their sense of grandiosity. Being on the receiving end of a narcissist's ire is never healthy for anyone, because revenge is usually a mission for them. Moreover, they don't make it obvious when they are hurt, either because they are introverts or simply because they can't see other people getting an upper hand over them. 
Narcissists are preoccupied with fantasies related to power, wealth, success and love. Manipulative as they are, they don't hesitate in playing the victim card when they realize that their assertiveness is not having the desired effect. 

In normal circumstances, when we know that the person we are interacting has been a 'victim' (of anything, for that matter), we tend to go into a sympathetic mode, trying to console them. This, in turn, makes us more vulnerable to exploitation by narcissists who are well-acquainted with the tricks of playing the victim. Their ability to shift roles from tormentor to victim and back, is quite amazing. If you know that you are dealing with a narcissist, you need to be on guard - in that case, you are of no use to that person, and hence you are more likely to be dumped.

Person Of Interest In Hailey Dunn Case on Facebook


By complaining about the plea bargain, it presupposes that she knows there is something to bargain about. Anonymous 
Would your first concern be a plea deal or that someone has been identified as your daughter's killer? If it has been confirmed with a plea deal, wouldn't a mother first be thankful that her daughter's killer has been found?
She is mad about the plea deal but no commentary on the fact that he killed her daughter??????

I think there is little her attorney can do to stop her from attention seeking and attempting to manipulate a future jury pool. 

Her attorney:

"Billie is devastated, although we realized this could be the result.”

Analysis by Kaaryn Gough:  
“although”—like, “but” and “however” serves to counter what was said previously. If you turn the sentence around and write it, “Although we realized this could be the result, Billie is devastated.” this tells us they did not anticipate that Billie would be “devastated. What result did they expect?

“realized.”—not “anticipated/thought/knew/predicted”. “realized” speaks to an awareness that was not there previously. Why wouldn’t her attorney (and others in the “we”) anticipate or give thought to the fact Billie would most likely be devastated when she found out it was Hailey? Why was it more a ‘realization’ for them?

Statement Analysis and Jury Selection

Statement Analysis, specifically, the SCAN technique, should be used in jury selection, by the prosecution, in the interviewing process.

Prosecution needs to weed out, quite specifically, certain personality aspects from this case. Opinions about the death penalty are a given, as this is a standard part of the initial interviewing of potential jurors.

Open-Ended Questions

This is not something we often hear about in jury selection but it the single best way to interview a potential juror when seeking justice.  Rather than "How do you feel about the death penalty?" and "Have you ever experienced..." and "What are your thoughts on pornography?", (which are all important questions), we will learn more about the subject from open-ended questions such as:

1.  Who are you?
2.  Tell us about yourself.
3.  Tell us about you, growing up.

It is critical to use Analytical Interviewing where we note:

a.  Where the subject begins the answer
b.  The specific language used by the subject is employed in follow up questions.
c.  Avoid, if possible, introducing new language or wording.  Putting 'words in the mouth' of the subject teaches them what attorneys are looking for, rather than gaining information.

Domestic Violence

*Dunn may be portrayed as a victim of domestic violence by her attorney.  Even though this will be rebutted by prosecution showing how many times Dunn was afforded this excuse, and how often they got her alone, and promised her safety, only to learn that she not only did not fear Adkins, but lied for him.

Jury selection should carefully learn which potential jurors have been victims of Domestic Violence.
In uncovering D/V victims:

1.  Did the victim escape?
2.  Were children exposed to violence?
3.  Were children exposed to violence leading to the removal of children from juror?

A victim of domestic violence can serve on the jury, but they must learn her position:

Is she a no-excuse protective mother who took deliberate steps to keep her children safe?

Or, would she have empathy with Billie Dunn' attorney description of her as victim?

Child Abuse

There are questions to pose to potential jurors in which the interviewer may learn:

1.  Was this potential juror abused in childhood?
2.  What is the victim's emotional intelligence in regard to the perpetration?  This is critical in learning how the potential juror views Hailey's upbringing.
3.  Was the victim made safe?  Or, was the victim left to the abuser?   What is the impact?
4.  Is he/she now an advocate for children' safety because of her own upbringing?

Everything in our background comes with us when we view and make decisions in life.  There is much on the line when one must make a decision for justice which may end the life of another.

Prosecution needs to be very careful in jury selection and must seek, quickly, and "on the fly", as much information possible, from each and every potential juror.

The Analytical Interview process is their best tool. It gleans the most information in the least intrusive manner.

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Statement Analysis: Shawn Adkins on Andrea

The following is transcripts from the radio program in which Shawn Adkins spoke about the woman, Andrea.

Statement Analysis is in bold type.

This girl, her name is Andrea, I met her a few times almost a 

year ago and the short time I known her I really didn’t take a 

liking to her because in a way I feel that she was having a fatal 

attraction toward me. I remember days when she was telling me 

she loves me and I wanted to put an end to it and I did.

Ever since then she’s been, I feel like she’s stalking me and

 she’s even gone to the extent of coming over to my mother’s 

house and vandalizing her property. Ever since then she’s been 

causing problems and I found out here lately that a searcher 

that she’s been putting all these posts on Facebook that she and 

I were getting married and everything like this, and that we’re 

still together.

I’m here to say that is not true. There’s only one woman I love

and that’s Billie Dunn. I have no feelings whatsoever for you 

Andrea. I wish you would just leave me alone. I’ve already been 

through enough."

Here is the statement again, with analysis and emphasis added:

This girl, her name is Andrea, I met her a few times almost a 

The word "this" indicates closeness.  This closeness may be physical, emotional, etc, as it may be 

a topic that is close to the subject's thinking.  This was an appearance on a radio program in

 which he went on to talk about then, missing, 13 year old Hailey Dunn of whom he was named a 

Person of Interest, and a Suspect in. 

Note that along with the word "this", the subject uses her first name.  

year ago and the short time I known her I really didn’t take a 

liking to her because in a way I feel that she was having a fatal 

attraction toward me. 

Note that he "really" didn't take a liking to her, indicating that he did, in some way, take a liking 

to her.  That he did like her is supported by the word "this"; to him, it is not "that woman, Ms. 

Lewinsky" where we see distancing.  He uses the word "this", her first name (he may not have 

wanted to use her last name on the air) and here he concedes liking her. 

"really didn't" :  note that he presents it in the negative, making taking a liking to her 

"sensitive"; which may be explained by both the word "this" and the word "really"

Note that he feels the need to explain why he doesn't "really" take a liking to her, with the 

sensitivity seen in the word "because."  

He does not say "I don't like her" with any form of distancing language; instead, he shows sensitivity towards her. 

Q.  Was this the woman who did the pornographic video with Dunn and Adkins?

Note the fatal attraction to "me"

I remember days when she was telling me 

An honest person can only tell us what they remember; here he feels the need to support his 

statement with "I remember", yet it is "days" and not a specific date, which may explain why he

 says "she was telling me" rather than "she told me."

she loves me and I wanted to put an end to it and I did.

"she loves me"

Note that he "wanted" to put an end to it and adds in "and I did" as a secondary part of the sentence. 

He did not say "she told me she loved me and I ended it", but the additional wording tells us that 

this was something that was ongoing.  Please consider the above sensitivity towards her and the 

closeness, in relation to the need to add:  "and I did."

We can believe that he did end it, but that which preceded the ending is not something he may 

have wanted to reveal. 

Please note that the context of this statement is about Hailey Dunn being "missing" and needing 

to be "found."

Ever since then she’s been, I feel like she’s stalking me and

"Ever since" is a span of time that is not defined. 

Note the change of pronoun and the broken sentence indicate self censoring and  missing information.  

Note that he says "I feel" like she is stalking him, with "I feel" being a weak assertion.  He does not say "She is stalking me" or "she stalked me", but only that he "feels"; allowing for himself and others to "feel" differently. 

 she’s even gone to the extent of coming over to my mother’

One might want to question the word "coming over" to learn if the subject had invited her over previously.  

He does not say "she went to vandalize my mother's..." but that she's "even gone to the extent" which attempts to show that previous, unnamed actions, built up to this point.  Why the need to persuade?

"Coming over" is what people do upon invitation. 

house and vandalizing her property.

It is his mother's "house" and "her property" with the coming over to the house mentioned before vandalizing.  

He could have said "she vandalized my mother's house" and we would have known that in order to have done that she would have had to gone there, but he says she was "coming over" and the house and property are listed separately. 

Coming over to the house is separated from the vandalizing of her property.  

If coming over and the vandalizing of the property are different, we should consider and ask what might be separate from the house...

a mail box?



Ever since then she’s been 

"Ever since" is another span of time. 

causing problems 

this is also separate from coming over to the house, vandalizing her property.

It would be interesting to learn what would cause "problems" which is plural, and different than 

visits to his mother's house and different from his mother's property. 

He did not say "she caused problems" but is "causing" problems, present tense.  One might 

want to learn if the subject had been seen with Andrea in a manner that was, continually, 

"causing problems" for him and his love interest. 

and I found out here lately that a searcher 

Where is "here"?  Is he at his mother's house where she might be "coming over"? 

There appears indication that this woman is still impacting his relationship with Dunn at the 

time of this broadcast. 

that she’s been putting all these posts on Facebook that she and 

I were getting married and everything like this, and that we’re 

still together.

One may want to ask if the subject had spoken about marriage to the woman, perhaps at his mother's house.  

Note "been putting" verb tense as also ongoing and "everything like this", with "this" also 

indicating closeness.  Will the language support this closeness between a subject and one who has 

a "fatal attraction" to him?

Note:  "she and I were getting married" followed by the pronoun "we" in the same sentence.  Is 

this an embedded admission of what had been discussed between them?
I’m here to say that is not true. 

This is the subject's stated purpose for being "here":  he reports it in the negative as "not true."

What is it that is "not true"?

Please note his purpose for being "here" is not Hailey Dunn.   

When one uses the word "we", it is an indication of cooperation or unity.  When Dunn recently 

said, "we broke up" instead of "I broke up with him", she was indicating to us, linguistically, 

a connection.  

There’s only one woman I love

Also note the addition of the word "only" and the introduction of the word "love" by the 

subject. Previously he spoke of "getting married" and "coming" to his mother's house and 

vandalizing and doing "things" and "causing problems", leading us to wonder, what is "not 


and that’s Billie Dunn. 

Andrea is given the word "this", indicating closeness, while "Billie Dunn" is given the word 

"that" which shows distance. 

I have no feelings whatsoever for you 


Note the additional word "whatsoever" added to the sentence in which he speaks directly to Andrea. 

One would wonder how Andrea knew he would be on radio and that his purpose would be to 

make this declaration, which has nothing to do with the dangers, horrors, and feelings of 

fear one might have over a missing 13 year old girl.  

I wish you would just leave me alone. 

Please note his "wish" to Andrea is weak.  He does not say "Andrea, leave me alone", but only 

that it is a "wish."  We often make a wish and later are glad it did not come true, as we change

our minds. This is not a strong statement to Andrea; it is not a command...it is only a wish. 

This suggests weakness within him, as he still has feelings for her.  

I’ve already been 

through enough."

Please note that he has already been through enough already, without mentioning what 

Hailey has been going through.  

The purpose of his appearance was not Hailey, but to honor, publicly, Billie Dunn. 

He did not do a very good job of satisfying her questioning of his fidelity towards her, but 

revealed that he still held feelings, and was not committed to ending a relationship in which 

he likely discussed marriage with Andrea.

Andrea should be thanking God, every day, that she is not with him, after learning what happened to Hailey Dunn. 

Threatening Note Update: Samples for Analysis

"I do know shawn and love him still. Hes not this monsterous person. People really need to quit accusing him of haileys disappearence. People are slandering his name and his families name. Until theres evidence or any proof he was involved they need to keep there mouths shut especially when these people dont even know him."

"i was shawns girlfriend for quite awhile last year.i live in big springs.i spent some nights at his house.and he spend tons of nights at my home with me and my children,i have 2 sons.He was ONLY nice and respectful to my family.I post daily blogs on my space or twitter about this subject.I do know shawn and love him still.Hes not this monsterous person.People really need to quit accusing him of haileys disappearence.People are slandering his name and his families name.Until theres evidence or any proof he was involved they need to keep there mouths shut especially when these people dont even know him."

Adkins said:

This girl, her name is Andrea, I met her a few times almost a 

year ago and the short time I known her I really didn’t take a 

liking to her because in a way I feel that she was having a fatal 

attraction toward me. I remember days when she was telling me 

she loves me and I wanted to put an end to it and I did.

Ever since then she’s been, I feel like she’s stalking me and

 she’s even gone to the extent of coming over to my mother’s 

house and vandalizing her property. Ever since then she’s been 

causing problems and I found out here lately that a searcher 

that she’s been putting all these posts on Facebook that she and 

I were getting married and everything like this, and that we’re 

still together.

I’m here to say that is not true. There’s only one woman I love

and that’s Billie Dunn. I have no feelings whatsoever for you 

Andrea. I wish you would just leave me alone. I’ve already been 

through enough."

Hailey Dunn: Curtis Lloyd Threatening Note Analyzed

The following note was handwritten and left on the car of Mr. Curtis Lloyd, a prison official who located remains in Scurry County, in March of 2013, which belong to missing 13 year old Hailey Dunn.  Mr. Curtis will join us on "Crime Wire."

The only two named Persons of Interest are Hailey Dunn's mother, Billie Jean Dunn, and Billie Jean Dunn's boyfriend, Shawn Adkins. 

Both Dunn and Adkins failed polygraphs.  

The note (or letter) is in italics with Statement Analysis in bold type.   Links are also provided. 

"Hey Mr. Lloyd Mr. Deadman you think you are so smart caus you 

found Haileys bones It don’t mean

 a thing, Shawn boy wont see a day in jail That bitch Billy will try

 and burn him but it wont happen. If 

you go on tv again and say anything bad bout Shawn boy you gona 

die to."

Here is the note with analysis in bold type:  

We seek to learn the gender, age, education, etc, of the subject.  


This begins with calling attention to the recipient.  

Why would someone need to include this in an anonymous note? 

 It is somewhat polite, and as we move through the note, we consider gender:

Who would be more polite, a male or female subject?  This is the question we ask as we make our way through language, with some indications showing female, and others, male. We then look to conclude the matter, even by seeking if one or the other has more indicators. 

The threat itself suggests male, as more males threaten than females, but the politeness suggests female. 

This calls attention:  does the subject (writer) not feel 'heard' by others?  

Has the subject's voice been squelched?  

This means we need to look into possible Protection Orders:  has those close to the case, including Shawn Adkins himself, filed any:

 Protection from Abuse, 
Protection from Harassment, 
No Contact,  or similar/like orders?

Why does the writer feel the need to call attention? 

Also note that it is similar to "hi", as a greeting, and is not expected in a threatening note or letter.  Politeness is not expected in an angry threatening letter unless it has the appearance of sarcasm.  

Mr. Lloyd Mr. Deadman 

"Mr. Lloyd Mr. Deadman"

The note begins with the more formal, "Mr. Lloyd" which sounds polite, but then moves to "Mr. Deadman", with both using proper capitalization and punctuation. 

"Mr. Lloyd" comes before "Mr. Deadman" in priority.  Since this was left at his car at his work place, no title is necessary, yet it is included.  Note alliteration between two titles used.   

you think you are so smart caus 

After using proper punctuation and capitalization, the subject abbreviates the word "because" with "caus" which is both misspelled and not considered an internet abbreviation. 

 Note that "coz" is a more common internet abbreviation for "because" which may lead one to question if the word "caus" is a deliberate misspelling in order to conceal subject's education level.  High school graduate at least.  

"Mr. Deadman" 

"Mr. Deadman" may be a reference to "Turn Me On, Mr. Deadman" from Union Underground, a Texas band no longer together.  

A song with an angry sound and cursing with lyrics that would appeal to a young male or an immature male closer to 30. 

Low brow, screaming, 'Michael Myers' type of music, something that usually draws in more immature males with underdeveloped tastes and rebellious attitudes. 


The lyrics speak of sex, drugs and violence ( may suggest rape).  From the videos in the home, we know that these are common themes form the two Persons of Interest and it is likely common themes for any who may associate with them.   


                                           "Turn Me On "Mr. Deadman""
Penetrate, Penetrate
All the simple minds
They adore, what a bore how they stand in line
Dilate, Dilate
What's my drug of choice?
It's okay when they pay they say I got the voice
Look at this the motherfucker is a millionaire
Realize it's a mask that you wear
Violate, Violate
Such a simple plan

Turn me on turn me on Mr. Deadman

Yeah I want it
I need it
To make a million
Yeah I love it
A fuckin' rockstar

Penetrate, Penetrate
All the simple minds
They adore, what a bore how they stand in line
Dilate, Dilate
What's my drug of choice?
It's okay when they pay they say I got the voice
Look at this the little faggot is a millionaire
Realize it's a mask that you wear
Violate, Violate
Such a simple plan
Turn me on turn me on Mr. Deadman

Please note that there is a Facebook page for Union Underground which may indicate the author as one who "likes" this band:


For the purpose of a threat:

Subject is close to 30, high school diploma and lives in Texas, not too distant from where the note was found.  He would likely have been 17 or 18 in the year 2000, when this band released "Mr. Deadman" (or shortly after).

Alternative:  subject may be younger, but is close to and looks up to one around 30 years of age who has gotten subject to listen to this Texas 'metal' band.  

If female, likely younger than early 30's, and looks up to male, who is into this music.  

The music appeals to the Michael Myers' type crowd.  The band broke up in 2002 with one member founding a band with "cult" in title, while another became a Christian.  The lyrics would appeal to immaturity.  

In the Facebook page, those who have formally "liked" the page, who list themselves from Texas, should be listed by name to note location within reasonable driving distance to Howard County.  Note that there are a number of female fans.  

you found Haileys bones

Note that the subject affirms that these are Hailey's bones; and not possibly Hailey's remains. 
Note that this statement is true, and the name "Hailey" is capitalized.  
Note that there is no use of the possessive punctuation "Hailey's bones" yet an apostrophe is used correctly elsewhere. 

Note it is not "remains" nor "you found Hailey" but only her "bones"

This may cause us to question if the subject is up on the latest news of the case in which article of clothing was reported publicly (but not specifically) 

The subject knew, or believed, that these remains were Hailey's. 

 It don’t mean a thing, Shawn boy wont see a day in jail 

"It don't mean a thing" is because "Shawn boy wont see a day in jail" gives the reason why it is meaningless.  The subject does not say that these are not Hailey's remains; in fact, the subject  says that "you" have found "Haileys bones" in affirmation. 

Note "jail" and not "prison"may suggest local person.  This was left at a federal prison and not a local jail. The subject may not be familiar with prison, but may be familiar with jail, that is, being held for a short time, if at all.  Prisoners who have spent time in prison will more likely use the word "prison" than "jail."

Note that "don't" uses the proper spelling.  The subject knows how to write and appears to want to masquerade behind misspellings.  There may even be an attempt to sound 'regional' in dialect. 

Note the name "Shawn" is capitalized but not the word "boy", nor does it appear connected to the word "Shawn", as in "Shawnboy." More on "Shawnboy" below. 

"Shawn boy" is a term of endearment.  

Adkins had an ex girlfriend named Andrea of whom he called a stalker.  Did she call him "Shawn boy"?

One might ask if someone close to Shawn Adkins wrote this, or someone who wishes to be close to him but is not allowed to be, and cannot be "heard" by Shawn Adkins. 

This note would get the attention the subject craves. 

That bitch Billy 

"That" indicates distancing language from "Billy" which may be emotional distance, more than geographical. 

"Billy" is misspelled version of "Billie" and may be for insulting purposes, or it may be done as an attempt to conceal identity.  It would be interesting to learn if Ms. Dunn has been teased, as an adult (rather than childhood) by immature classmates in writing it in the masculine spelling.  

The misspelling could be an insult from female writer. 

"bitch" is insulting to Billie Dunn. 

That bitch Billy will try and burn him but it wont happen. 


"it won't happen" is passive, outside the realm of control, and may be addressing how "Billy's" plans will not be satisfied as they will not work out in court, or in the legal system. 

The subject cannot make it happen, but can only state that it "wont" happen, dropping the apostrophe for "won't" even though he uses it with "don't", which again appears to be a deliberate attempt to conceal identity. 

If you go on tv again 

Another indication of the subject being local as this was not broadcast nationally. The subject may not read the news much, nor read this blog, but his information regarding Mr. Lloyd is from television.  He does not take issue with Mr. Lloyd commenting here, as Mr. Lloyd has been outspoken about justice for Hailey; this is not an issue for the subject, only going on "tv" "again."

Note that this puts the threat as "conditional"; that is, it will not happen if Mr. Lloyd does not go on television again.  Note that Mr. Lloyd going on television suggests that the subject believes this was the choice of Mr. Lloyd and not of the news media.  This is not a sophisticated viewpoint, as Mr. Lloyd has not sought publicity, but was limited in what he could reveal to media. 

and say anything bad bout Shawn boy

Note "say" and not "write" or "post, comment" also indicates that he saw this on television and not in writing.  May not read the news, nor this blog

Note that Mr. Lloyd did not go on TV and say "anything bad" about anyone, but refrained, at that time, from overly speculating on the identity of the remains.  He did, later, express his opinion of Shawn Adkins from information from the affidavit. 

The subject does not want anyone saying anything "bad" about "Shawn boy" and is protective. This may suggest female. 

"Shawn boy" is  reportedly what his ex girlfriend called him.  The "boy" being separate from "Shawn" suggests  Shawn may be his or her "boy", as expression.  Reportedly, this would reference the ex girlfriend of whom Adkins appeared with Dunn in their home-made pornography, of whom he later claimed he was being "stalked" by her, and that she had a "fatal attraction" towards him.  

It may be that the subject (writer) knows that Adkins' ex girlfriend called him "Shawn boy" and may wish to attempt to make the note sound as if it came from her or from another female.  

 you gona die to.

Deliberate misspellings. Deliberate poor grammar. 

It is not a direct threat. 

When there is a deliberate misspelling, the subject does not wish to appear educated, or may wish to appear 'regional.'  This is not an internet abbreviation, but an attempt to conceal.  It is the attempt, itself, that matters in the analysis.  The word "too" is sometimes spelling "to" incorrectly, but more likely it is a typo.  This was handwritten.  With "gona" misspelled, it strongly suggests deliberate misspellings.  

There is no pronoun of which to bring the subject to commitment to violence, only the "you gona die to" with its misspelling.  It is passive, indicating that the subject seeks to conceal identity or responsibility, which in the case of a threat, is not a direct threat.  We look for the subject, himself, or herself, to tell us that he/she is committed to the threat.  Here, with passivity, there is not commitment on the part of the subject.  We are all going to die; he is not saying he is going to cause the death.  

The lack of direct threat also suggests female, where as a male, with a legitimate threat, would have likely used the pronoun, "I" in connection to the action.  Everyone is going to die, but the subject does not take any responsibility for causing it to happen. 

The ability to write, "Mr. Lloyd", spelling it correctly, along with other punctuation that is correct suggests that the writer wishes to conceal his or her identity by deliberate misspellings.  With the immaturity noted, as well as the association with this specific band, the writer of the note may have his identity revealed on Facebook, in the section of names that have "liked" this particular band. 

The name of the author of this note may be found on that list. 

The subject appears to be immature, with a high school education, and does not appear to make any credible threat against Mr. Lloyd.  With anonymous notes, statistically, there is often a sexual issue related to confusion. The subject may have sexual perversity and be confused as to his or her own sexual identity.  The confusion may be seen in the collection of masks (Adkins himself or someone close to him).  

 The subject may be attracted to someone with perversity. 

The subject either knows or believes these remains to be those of Hailey Dunn, lives currently near Howard County (I do not believe the subject would have driven very far), is immature unemployed or underemployed near 30, and is of average intelligence, who's name may be on the Facebook list.  If the "like" is recent, New Mexico should be checked along with "Texas." That the band glorifies anger, sexuality and drugs is in common with Adkins/Dunn, and those in close association to them. 

The subject seeks attention, more than anything else, and feels the need to input herself (or himself) into the case, desperate to gain attention while seeking Shawn Adkins' approval.   

Female would likely be slightly younger than male author.   

Andrea Unknown may be the author, and is known to Shawn Adkins. 

When someone works with another on an anonymous letter, it makes identification difficult.