Dunn called the support overwhelming.
"So many people told me they were not going to stop looking until she's home," she said. "I'm still looking for a living, breathing Hailey and I don't want people to lose sight of that. I want everybody to continue looking for my daughter living."
Representatives from two nationally known child search groups – Klaas Kids and Laura Recovery Center – have organized new searches and met with Billie, encouraging her to be the voice of her 13-year-old daughter, Hailey, who hasn't been seen since Dec. 27.
'They were able to give me some advice and give me a little bit of comfort," she said. "(They told me) to not give up hope. That's the best advice everybody's given me. I was really hitting a very low depressing point, and (now) I think somebody's going to find my daughter. We have lots of brilliant people and the best search teams coming in."
Dunn said she worries that putting too much focus on her boyfriend, who has been named a suspect, could hurt the search.
"I feel a lot of ppl have already decided that (Shawn Adkins) is a bad person and he hurt my daughter," she said. "That's why I wanted to get it out there that there is still hope that Hailey's alive. I don't want people to forget that."
In the raw interview attached, Billie Dunn also discusses the people who drive by her house shouting ugly things and those who stop by to offer support.
"It's just wonderful to know so many people care about my daughter so many people want to bring her home."