These are unedited reporters notes from TJ Hart of The Sky 97.3
This past Sunday, The National Vigil for Hope 2009 was held in several communities throughout the nation.
Many missing children were recognized at the events including Haleigh Cummings at the one in Lake Mary.
Crystal Sheffield, the mother of missing 5-year-old Haleigh Cummings of Satsuma, was in attendance at the one held in Lake Mary, FL with her mother, Marie Griffis, and her attorney, Kim Picazio.
Also at that vigil in Lake Mary was George and Cindy Anthony, the parents of Casey Anthony who is charged with the murder of her 2-year-old daughter Caylee Anthony.
According to WOFL in Orlando, George and Cindy Anthony showed up to offer support for Crystal Sheffield and her family. That show of support was by the Anthony’s was not expected and nor were the intentions of the Anthony’s known by Crystal and her family beforehand.
AUDIO: KIM PICAZIO
Attorneys for Haleigh’s father, Ronald Cummings Sr., issued this statement in a press release:
May 19, 2009
RE: APPEARANCE OF GEORGE AND CINDY ANTHONY, PARENTS OF CASEY ANTHONY, AND ATTORNEY KIM PICAZIO AND CRYSTAL SHEFFIELD, MOTHER OF HALEIGH CUMMINGS, AT MISSING CHILDREN’S RALLY
The family of Ronald Cummings, father of Haleigh Cummings, wishes to make it clear that they do not want any involvement by George and Cindy Anthony in the continuing search for Haleigh Cummings. The Anthony’s have their own agenda, as witnessed by their recent media tour. The facts relating to the death of Caylee Anthony, which resulted in the first degree murder charges against Casey Anthony, are in no way similar to Haleigh’s disappearance.
Greg Kimball T. Jerry Snider
SHEFFIELD ATTORNEY SEEK NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION STATUS FOR HALEIGH BUG CENTER
Crystal Sheffield’s attorney Kim Picazio earlier disclosed to WSKY-FM that she had hired attorneys to seek a non-profit organization status for the Haleigh Bug information center in Satsuma, FL.
The center has been operating as a place for people to call or drop off tips in the search for Crystal’s missing daughter. The non-profit organization status will make things easier for the operators to get donations and contributions.