AMBER ALERT Haleigh Anne-Marie Cummings, 5, missing from Putnam County Florida. UPDATE: BREAKING NEWS Haleighs Parents Escorted to the Putnam County Sheriffs Office
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Haleigh Cummings, the beaming kindergartner from Satsuma, Florida has been missing since early morning February 10, 2009. The Police have classified her case as abduction, although all foot-search teams have been called off.
Originally stated by the minor-girlfriend-babysitter as the clothing Haleigh was last seen in, the FBI has confirmed that they have recovered the pink shirt described by Misty Croslin in her initial statements to Police. At press time, they are refusing to disclose where the shirt was found, and whether or not its recovery caused Texas Equusearch to pull out. I have spoken personally with several members on the search team for TES, who, as per their contract cannot go on record regarding the search. Admittedly I was troubled by their reports.
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“We searched beside some locals who asked us why we would bother to help this family. Everyone in the neighborhood was aware that Misty was having an affair with Ron’s Uncle. So was he. She had been gone 3 days previously on a bender and the uncle came back to stake his claim when Ronnie went back to work for the first time in 3 days. Misty propped that door open, and doing so, invited the vampire into the house.”
Hard swallow case about to get harder?
Capt. Steve Rose, of the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office, declined to describe the information Tuesday in the case of Haleigh Cummings.
“”We were able to come up with several good leads that we are following up on today; at this time we cannot discuss the nature of those leads.”
Rose went on to say that police are focusing on the timeline Croslin has given them in the case.
“We’re still working on the timeline, but we’re not going to divulge (specifics) at this time,” he said. “We feel pretty confident about when the girlfriend last saw Haleigh. That’s the timeline we’re focusing on.”
Rose refused to comment on the updated events that preceded and followed Haleigh’s disappearance. Police have set up a mobile checkpoint in the area based on the revamped timeline; and the potential that they may have missed some possible witnesses on their first rounds based on it.
Sources close to the investigation are reporting a new impatience with Misty. In a conversation earlier today, it was expressed to me that they have treated her with kid gloves long enough and the strategy that she will lead them to Haleigh in her post-abduction behavior is not working. While they stop short of calling her complicit, the consensus is that she is lying about her whereabouts and her overall account of what contributed to the disappearance of 5 year old Haleigh Cummings.
UPDATE 02/18/09 3:31pm
Late this afternoon, sources inside Putnam County indicate that Ronald Cummings, father of Haleigh Cummings, 5, missing since February 10, 2009 and Haleigh’s Mother, Crystal Sheffield have been escorted seperately to the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office. Mr. Cummings was transported by the lead detective in the case and Ms. Sheffield was alerted when deputies phoned her Mother, Marie Griffis and asked her to bring her to the Police Department.
Attempts to locate the family of 17 year old Misty Croslin, who police announced yesterday was going to be the focus of today’s efforts were not successful at press time. It is unclear if a suspect had been located, the child had been found, or whether Ms. Croslin’s account of the evening the child was abducted has pointed the investigation into a different direction.