I received word that the search in the Shell Harbour region of the St. Johns river has been completed. It has not been revealed if anything with any evidence value was found. This is hardly surprising, if Haleigh Cummings body was dumped in the area 14 months ago there would be little to locate at this late stage. The St. Johns river is not fast flowing, but it is still moving water. The term ‘needle in a haystack’ comes to mind.


I do believe though that the search was successful in so far as waking up the people involved.   Apparently those currently behind bars are being a lot more co-operative in the investigation.

One of the more interesting aspects are the rumors swirling around concerning the source of the tip that led the police to the Shell Harbor area. HLN managed to do an about face on the name of the person. Last night the claim was made that it was Misty Croslin’s and Joe Overstreet’s maternal grandmother Flora Hollars that set the ball rolling. Two days previously they made a major boo boo by naming the real person. Interestingly enough the person that named the name seems to have been ‘offed’ the Nancy show. When the cops ask you to not blab a name, it is usually best not to.

Here is a press release that might clear things up (I have redacted the phone numbers and email address):



APRIL 16, 2010

On March 26, 2010, I informed Nancy Grace that Hank T. Croslin, Jr. (Tommy), wanted and will take a polygraph exam to clear the air as to the events of the evening of February 9-10, 2009, when Haleigh disappeared.

On Thursday, April 8, 2010, Tommy did take a polygraph given by technician, Ron Grenier. On Saturday, April10, 2010, this attorney met with his client to discuss the results of the polygraph.

On Sunday night, April 11, 2010, this attorney received a telephone call from Lindsey Croslin (Wife) that Tommy requested that we meet with Steven K. Brown, the private investigator involved for the past 10-11 months.

On Monday morning, 9:30 AM, April 12, 2010, Steven K. Brown, this attorney and Tommy met at the St. Johns County Jail to discuss the polygraph and February 9, 2009.

Based on discussions that morning, this attorney made contact with FDLE, the State Attorney’s Office and Scott Bolin, Special Agent, FBI, and arranged an interview with Tommy at  the State Attorney’s Office, Homicide Investigations Unit, St. Augustine, Florida, at approximately 5:00 PM.

As a result of the 2 plus hours interview with Jason Jolicoeiur, Special Agent, FDLE, Detective Peggy Cone, Putnam Co. Sheriff’s Office, under the guidance of this attorney and Steven K. Brown, Tommy took the group to the Shell Harbour Road boat ramp, St Johns River,  Putnam County, Florida.

The commencement of the river search for Haleigh was at 10:00 AM, Tuesday, April 13, 2010.

You might also enjoy this little tidbit that I was sent.

Simon Barrett

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