This in from TJ Hart – Jan Barrett

February 10, 2009 was the last time anyone saw then 5-year-old Haleigh Cummings. She was taken from her father Ronald Cummings’ home in Hermit’s Cove near Satsuma where she and her younger brother were being watched by babysitter Misty Croslin.

Croslin claims she woke up in the middle of the night and discovered the young girl was missing.

The original Putnam County incident report stated that deputies Nelson and Bridges arrived at the home of HaLeigh’s father , Ronald Cummings, at Hermit’s Cove in Satsuma, FL at approximately 3:40 a.m. February 10, 2009.  Deputy Nelson wrote in the report that Ronald was standing in the driveway and was visibly upset.

PCSO Original Incident Report

According to the report, Ronald stated that he had just come home from work and his “dumb bitch girlfriend” had told him that his daughter was missing.

Ronald told the deputy he did not know what she was wearing and that all he knew was that the back door was open. Ronald repeatedly said someone had taken his child and that “when I find him, I will kill him.”

At this point, some have to questioned if Ronald actually knew the gender of Haleigh’s abductor or was just saying “him” referring to anyone.

Another part of the report does indicate that the babysitter Misty Croslin had taken the children out of the home in the past while sitting with them. When deputy Nelson asked her if she ever took the children for a walk, Misty stated that sometimes she took them for a walk to see her family.

AUDIO/Text Police Radio (Audio) Transmissions and Transcript

Who might have taken her remains unanswered. Police believe this to be a non-stranger abduction.

Putnam County Sheriff Lieutenant Jonny Greenwood says that police are still trying to figure out what happened to Haleigh. Greenwood says investigators have gathered over 5,700 leads.

Police teams from the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office, FDLE and the FBI have been investigating potential leads on the now six-year-old’s disappearance and are still receiving reported sightings. They have received over six-hundred reported Haleigh sightings so far, and are continually working to put the pieces together.

Joint Task Force’s “Haleigh Room” at PCSO

Since Haleigh vanished, an unusual chain of events have taken place that shed some light on how her parents and other family members behave and what possible influences she which she may have been exposed.

Time Line of Events

On January 20, 2010, Haleigh’s father Ronald Cummings, Misty Croslin, Hope Sykes, Tommy Croslin and Donna Brock were arrested on charges of drug trafficking and each remains behind bars on high bond amounts.

Drug Bust Stories   Jail Tapes

February 5, 2010, WSKY asked Haleigh’s grandmother Marie Griffis if rumors were true about Haleigh’s mom Crystal Sheffield regarding the recent failure of a drug test. Ms. Griffis wrote to WSKY in an email that must have been very painful to write that the what we’d heard was true, but that Crystal and Ron’s son Ron Jr. was still at her home in Baker County.

Response from Marie Griffis

Other links

* VIDEO/Transcript: The 911 Call from FOX News Channel
* VIDEO: Sheriff Jeff Hardy
* VIDEO: WSKY Asks Major Gary Bowling About The Updated Amber Alert and Asks About Misty’s Alleged Whereabouts
* VIDEO: The Nancy Grace Recap
* The marriage and divorce of Haleigh’s father, Ronald Cummings, and babysitter Misty Croslin
* VIDEO: The discovery of Misty’s partying and her party pals the weekend before HaLeigh was abducted
* Various fights, arguments and incarcerations of the Croslin clan 
* The Draining of The Pond at The Mondex
* A Jail House Letter


HaLeigh is described as a 6 year old white female. She is approximately 3’0, 39 lbs, blonde hair & brown eyes. Unknown clothing description.

HaLeigh was last seen at her residence in the Hermit’s Cove area of Putnam County on February 9, 2009 between the hours of 8-10pm.

A statewide Amber Alert has been issued. An additional $30,000 in rewards have been posted.

If you have any information and wish to remain anonymous, please call Crime Stoppers at 1-888-277-TIPS (8477) or you can Text your tip by Texting “TIP231 plus your message” to CRIMES (274637).

TJ Hart

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