haleigh-cummings.pngThree years ago today 5 year old HaLeigh Cummings from Putnam County, Florida disappeared. It was as though she just disappeared into thin air. No one has seen or heard of her since.

The last person known to have seen her was her Dad’s then girlfriend, Misty Croslin. Misty had a lot of holes in her story about what happened that night but the main thing has remained the same, HaLeigh is gone and no one is speaking up as to where she is.

There have been lots of theories. Some think she was kidnapped, some think she was murdered and some think she was taken by someone she knows that is hiding her. The fact of the matter is, she is still gone and today Sheriff Jeff Hardy has said that they have received 168 tips on what happened to HaLeigh in the last 12 months and each one of the tips have been checked out and still nothing has helped them find her.

HaLeigh’s grandmother, Teresa Neves is holding a prayer vigil today for HaLeigh. It is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. EST (5:30 CST) and will take place at 216 4th Avenue in Welaka Florida. Anyone that would like to attend will be welcomed. If you can’t be there please at least light a candle for her and say a prayer for her as well, please.

The family is still holding out hopes that HaLeigh will come home soon. “My grandchildren, they suffer from this,” said Teresa Neves. “My grandson is afraid to go outside… They’ve all been affected. They were so young. And he’s just a couple of years older than HaLeigh.”

“I don’t know when, just know that one day she will come home to me,” said Neves.

Crystal Sheffield, HaLeigh’s mother, says that they try to keep their focus on bringing HaLeigh home. “Just bring her home and let her know we are right here waiting for her,” said Sheffield.”

Teresa makes another plea, “I would just beg them, please. I don’t care what it is or how small it is, tell us something that will bring HaLeigh home. All we need is just something, something to go on.”

One way or another they need to have her found. If she is no longer alive, then at least the family can lay her to rest. Not knowing what happened to this precious child hurts the whole family so much. My heart is with this family. They have been torn apart but they try to stay strong for HaLeigh. That is the one thing all members of the family agree on for sure. Bring HaLeigh home!

Anyone with any information on her disappearance is asked to contact the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office at 386-329-0808 or Crime Stoppers at 888-277-TIPS.

My prayers are with HaLeigh and the family.

Jan Barrett

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