As the only named suspect in Hailey Dunn's disappearance ends his silence, Hailey's father has something to say about Shawn Adkins.
"Instead of spending money on a lawyer he needs to spend money on trying to find Hailey," said Clint Dunn.
Adkins, Hailey's mother's once live-in boyfriend told KTAB in an exclusive interview that he maintains his innocence, and Clint says although he believes Adkins is sincere.
"He needs to help find Hailey," said Clint, "so he can get the heat off of him."
But right now, law enforcement says Adkins joining the search effort is not a good idea.
"If you're a named person of interest, probably wouldn't be a good idea to be out," said Pete Kampfer, City Manager of Colorado City and spokesperson for Colorado City Police.
Despite Adkins' claim he had no role in Hailey's disappearance, law enforcement says, they will continue to pursue leads.
"We'll eventually put someone in jail, if not him," said Kampfer.
"I'm getting used to the fact that people are going to believe negative things," said Billie Dunn, Hailey's mother.
Billie says despite some past issues with cooperation, Adkins is starting to work better with authorities.
"The investigators felt he answered a lot of questions yesterday," she said.
Clint says until his daughter makes it home, he still has his work cut out.
"I'm not going to give up hope," he said, "I'll keep searching."
Even if the leads take him out of state.