At this point, you've probably seen video of Adkins' interviews following the disappearance of his girlfriend's daughter Hailey Dunn. You've also probably seen and read the news that he failed polygraph exams and is no longer being cooperative with law enforcement. On Friday morning, you probably viewed the shocking home videos that paint a difference picture of Adkins than he originally portrayed during his compassionate television interviews.
After seeing so many sides to this "person of interest," KTAB's Victor Sotelo hit the streets in Scurry and Mitchell Counties to try and find out who Adkins really is.
Sotelo began his day at the home in Dunn where Adkins is staying with a relative. A truck believed to be Adkins' vehicle was parked in the driveway. Sotelo knocked on the door and asked to speak with Adkins. The person who answered the door said Shawn was not interested in making a statement.
Sotelo then traveled to Adkins' last place of employment: WSI in Snyder. Employees Sotelo spoke with were told not to make a comment. Later in the afternoon, the company did send KTAB News the following statement:
Weaver Services, Inc.(WSI) and Weaver Construction have been fully cooperating with law enforcements authorities in connection with the investigation of Hailey Dunn's disappearance. But because we do not want to compromise the investigation in any way, we will not have any further comment for the press or media until the investigation is complete other than to emphasize that our thoughts and concerns are with Hailey during this very difficult time and we continue to hope for a positive outcome.
Sotelo then traveled to Snyder High School where Adkins was a 2003 graduate. Sotelo went inside and asked to speak with someone about the case. The school called its legal department and told Sotelo they wouldn't hear back until Monday.
Sotelo was able to get his hands on Snyder High School yearbooks dating back to the time Adkins was a student. Though Adkins was listed in the 2003 edition, his picture wasn't there. In a section of senior class accomplishments, no items were listed next to Adkins' name. In his junior yearbrook, Adkins is in a theatre arts group shot frowning on the top row.
"He was quiet...always quiet," said Linda Delatorre who lives in the neighborhood where Adkins grew up. "He just kept to himself all the time."
Sotelo met up with a few volunteer searchers who gathered in Dunn outside of the home where Adkins is staying. The group said it makes sure to go by the home in Dunn each day to make its precense felt.