Thursday, February 12, 2009

5 Year Old Haleigh Cummings Reported Missing From Her Florida Home Update 4-20-10


What is going on in Florida? This time it is not Caylee Anthony (LINK), it is Haleigh Cummings. The five year old Satsuma, Florida girl disappeared from her home in rural Florida on Tuesday morning in the early hours. At 3 a.m. Tuesday morning, Misty Croslin, Haleigh's father's 17 year old girlfriend, called 911 to say the child had vanished from her home. " 911 call » Putnam County Sheriff's Office Maj. Gary Bowling believes an abduction has taken place and everyone is being treated as a suspect.

A nationwide Amber Alert describes the year old girl as wearing a pink shirt and underwear. On the night the child disappeared, Misty Croslin, was watching Haleigh and her four hear old brother. Ronald Cummings is Haleigh's father. Ronale Cummings description of events.
Haleigh went to bed at 8 p.m. Croslin went to bed at 10 p.m. According to Croslin, she woke up at 3 a.m. and discovered Haleigh missing. Croslin then called 911.

A CNN Transcript of the 911 call includes the following:

Dispatch: OK. All right, you said your back door was wide open?
Caller: Yes, with a brick. Like, there was a brick on the floor. Like, when I went to sleep the door was not like that.
Crystal Sheffield (Haleigh's Mother) and Cummings allegedly have a "rocky relationship." They apparently alternate spending weekends with their daughter.
Any information can be reported to the Putnam County Sheriff's Office at 386-329-0800 or the Florida Department of Law Enforcement's Missing Endangered Persons Information Clearinghouse at 888-FL-MISSING.
3-16-09 Update: The Baker County Sheriff's Office arrested 23 year old Jeremy Leonard for allegedly stealing hundreds of dollars in reward money earmarked for the search for Haleigh Cummings. Baker County bus garage co-employees of Haleigh's maternal grandmother have been collecting reward money. Apparently last Tuesday night, $670 in cash disappeared from where it had been locked up.
Leonard apparently had access to the cash and thus is the chief suspect. Leonard is to be considered innocent of grand theft unless otherwise proven in court.
Update 9-23-09: Misty Cummings, the stepmother of missing Haleigh Cummings, 6, has allegedly left town after a fight with husband Ronald Cummings, according to Art Harris on Nancy Grace’s show. But, that does not mean Misty did anything wrong. However, it appears that Misty's brother has told police that Misty was not home when he knocked on the door the night of Haleigh's disappearance.
Update 4-20-10: Police continue to search the water for Haleigh's remains. In the mean time, however, police have told Ronald Cummings that they have good reason to believe that Haleigh is dead.

30 comments:

Anonymous said...

This is perplexing!

Anonymous said...

Such a beautiful child.

Anonymous said...

I think the girlfriend is involved somehow with this little girl being missing my prayers out to the family and most of all Haleigh.

Anonymous said...

I suspect an "inside job" based on the lack of forced entry. Also it appears the person planned to carry the child out the back door without waking her thus the use of the brick.

Anonymous said...

I fear she is in the river.

Anonymous said...

Scary death if so...

Anonymous said...

A girl's best friends are several large dogs next to her bed and a daddy with rifle and a mommy with a shotgun right down the hall.

God, what is this world coming to?

God bless her and wipe the tears.

Now, range me.

L.S.

bertha said...

You are right on this one L.S.
Let me at the perpetrator!

Bertha

Anonymous said...

This needs to be solved and quickly

LEGAL EAGLE 7 said...

Time line:

At 3:00 a.m. Monday morning, Misty says she found Haleigh missing from the bed they were sharing.

3:25 a.m. Ronald returns home from work.

3:27 a.m., Misty calls 911 and reports Haleigh missing.

Since then, Ronald and Misty have both apparently taken polygraph tests.

OLD SCHOOL JUDGE said...

Now something that puzzles me. If Florida law states: "A person 24 years of age or older who engages in sexual activity with a person 16 or 17 years of age commits a felony of the second degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082, s. 775.083, or s. 775.084."
Doesn't taht meaan this 25 year old should not be living with a 17-year-old girl friend? Also isn't she too young to watch over a house and two children, acting as their mother. Teens her age should be at home doing their homework and sleeping in their parent's home.

Old School Judge

Legal Pub said...

No real updates at this point. Child is still missing. Equifax has joined in the search. Lots of theories, but mostly just speculation. Keep Haleigh in your prayers.

Secrets said...

I have to agree with ANON...I think the girlfriend has something to do with this.

If a child in my care was missing I would call 911 FIRST!!

I hope she is safe.

Anonymous said...

some heavy searching of a grassy and wooded area near the home today. I got some bad vibes...

Anonymous said...

It is my belief that Haleigh Cummings was taken by her mother Crystal. Now that the focus is off of Caylee Anthony, and the mother of Haleigh (her name is similar to Caylee) knew how to enter Ron Cummings home, I believe this is a set up by Crystal and has hidden that sweet little girl somewhere. Please, Crystal, if you have Haleigh, return her to her father! She doesn't deserve to be a scapegoat in your troubled life with Ron Cummings.

Anonymous said...

WE need to put Heleigh in Gods hands and pray that whoever took her will return her to her father who is devistated that she is missing. I had a dream that her mother snuck in and took her. I believe that their is a lot of bitterness between Haleigh's parents..especially the mom, Crystal being she does not have custody and probably was paying child support to Ron Cummings. Let us all pray for that darling child's safe return HOME!!

Anonymous said...

WE need to put Heleigh in Gods hands and pray that whoever took her will return her to her father who is devistated that she is missing. I had a dream that her mother snuck in and took her. I believe that their is a lot of bitterness between Haleigh's parents..especially the mom, Crystal being she does not have custody and probably was paying child support to Ron Cummings. Let us all pray for that darling child's safe return HOME!!

Anonymous said...

she may have been snatched with no involvement from mom. Investigators have to keep an unbiased open approach in order to succeed.

Anonymous said...

I think it looks more and more like a third party, non immediate family member snatched the girl

Anonymous said...

Family appears innocent. It is a third party who likely took her. Ron is to appear tonight on Nancy Grace. Tune in...

Legal Pub said...

3-16-09 Update: The Baker County Sheriff's Office arrested 23 year old Jeremy Leonard for allegedly stealing hundreds of dollars in reward money earmarked for the search for Haleigh Cummings. Baker County bus garage co-employees of Haleigh's maternal grandmother have been collecting reward money. Apparently last Tuesday night, $670 in cash disappeared from where it had been locked up.
Leonard apparently had access to the cash and thus is the chief suspect. Leonard is to be considered innocent of grand theft unless otherwise proven in court.

Anonymous said...

Haleigh's mom and dad were never married. The mom wants to change custody of the boy now to her residence.

Anonymous said...

The present 17 year old Mrs. Cummings may have been entertaining company on the night little Haleigh disappeared. The rumors continue to fly...

Are any of the rumors warranted?

Anonymous said...

Still nothing...

Anonymous said...

Misty's male friend claims he did not go into the home that night.

Anonymous said...

oh my god just came acroos this on the internet!! this hasnt even made Uk news!!! hope this little girl is found!!!

Anonymous said...

$16,000 reward at this point!

Anonymous said...

the reward is secondary, we need to find out what happened to this lil girl.

Legal Pub said...

Update 9-23-09: Misty Cummings, the stepmother of missing Haleigh Cummings, 6, has allegedly left town after a fight with husband Ronald Cummings, according to Art Harris on Nancy Grace’s show. But, that does not mean Misty did anything wrong. However, it appears that Misty's brother has told police that Misty was not home when he knocked on the door the night of Haleigh's disappearance.

Legal Pub said...

Update 4-20-10: Police continue to search the water for Haleigh's remains. In the mean time, however, police have told Ronald Cummings that they have good reason to believe that Haleigh is dead.