An AMBER ALERT has been issued for missing 5 year old Haleigh Cummings in Florida. Haleigh Cummings was last seen on Monday night, February 9, 2009 at approximately 10 pm when Misty Croslin, the girlfriend of Haleigh Cummings’ father put 5 year old Haleigh to bed. Haleigh Cummings is missing from a rural area of Florida about 70 miles north of Orlando in Hermus Cove in Satsuma in Putnam County. Do we have another Caylee Anthony case on our hands or a Jessica Lunsford abduction?
Code Amber News Service (CANS) issued this Missing Endangered person Alert.
Description: HALEIGH CUMMINGS
- Date Missing: 2/10/2009
- Missing From: Satsuma,FL
- County: PUTNAM
- Birth Date: 8/16/2003
- Age Disappeared: 5 yrs 5 months
- Height: 3′ 00″
- Race: White
- Hair: Blonde
- Weight: 039
- Sex: Female
- Eyes: Brown
- She was last seen wearing a pink shirt and underwear
In is presently unclear whether Haleigh Cummings was abducted as the trailer where she lives had no signs of forced entry but a back door was ajar. Ronald Cummings, Haleigh’s father said that she was missing when he returned home from work around 3 a.m. Tuesday. Police have not stated whether the father or the girlfriend are suspects in the disappearance of 5 year old Haleigh Cummings; however, they have been questioned by authorities.
Ronald Cummings, who is in his 20s, was working Monday night for a company that builds bridges, and his girlfriend, Misty Croslin, 17, woke up and realized Haleigh was missing just before he returned home about 3:30 a.m., according to Lt. Johnny Greenwood of the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office.Croslin alerted authorities while Ronald Cummings began to search for his daughter.
He was soon joined by 130 officers from several law-enforcement agencies with bloodhounds and helicopters. The double-wide trailer on Green Lane where Haleigh lived with her father, Croslin and a 2-year-old brother showed no sign of forced entry, according to Lt. Johnny Greenwood of the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office. A back door was ajar, sheriff’s Capt. Steve Rose said.
An intensive search in on Tuesday evening in the northwestern section of Florida as authorities look for a missing 5-year old Putnam County girl. Officials have used helicopters in the air, as well as blood hounds on the ground, as they methodically searched the banks of the nearby St. Johns River. Putnam County Sheriffs Investigator John Merchant says a decision was made early on in this missing case to deploy a massive amount of manpower to scour the area as much as possible to find the little girl.
To further discuss the case, get updates and provide your own thoughts and opinions, go to Scared Monkeys.net Missing Persons Forum: Haleigh Cummings.
Officers from local, state and federal agencies and K-9 teams scoured the neighborhood. Check points were set up at the entrance to the neighborhood to search departing vehicles. Two dive teams explored the St. Johns River. Neighbors and family members also were being interviewed by detectives.
CALLER: I just woke up and my back door was all open and I can’t find my daughter.
DISPATCH: Can’t find what?
CALLER: My daughter.
DISPATCH:Ok. When did you last see her?
CALLER: Um, we just like, you know, it was about 10 o’clock. She was sleeping (inaudible).
DISPATCH: Ok. How old is your daughter?
CALLER: She’s 5.
DISPATCH: OK. What was she last seen wearing, Ma’am?
CALLER: She was in her pajamas. We were sleeping.
DISPATCH: OK. Alright, you said your back door was wide open?
CALLER: Yes, with a brick. Like, there was a brick on the floor. Like, when I went to sleep the door was not like that.
DISPATCH: Was your back door locked do you know?
CALLER: Yes. The back door always
FATHER: I just got home from work, my 5-year-old daughter is gone. I need someone to be here now. I’m telling you. If I find whoever has my daughter before you all do, I’m killing him. I don’t care. I’ll spend the rest of my life in prison.
DISPATCH: It’s OK sir, we got them on the way. Can you give me a description of the pajamas she was wearing?
FATHER: I don’t (expletive) know I was at work.