Blink On Crime Offers More News In Haleigh Cummings Disappearance


Blink has uncovered some updates on the missing persons case of Haleigh Ann-Marie Cummings. Among the details:

  • Haleigh’s father’s girlfriend questioned for a sixth time
  • Cadaver dogs brought in to the investigation
  • Mom hides out when DNA testing is requested
  • Reward monies are increased

Read the story behind the headlines at BLINKONCRIME.COM

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    38 Responses to “Blink On Crime Offers More News In Haleigh Cummings Disappearance”

    1. wingsoftruth on February 27th, 2009 12:30 pm

      “Mom hides out when DNA testing is requested”

      This was proven to be a rumor. The correction that was reported last night.

      Let’s not start it all over again by continuing to post a proven false statement.

    2. Brenda from Virginia on February 27th, 2009 1:50 pm

      I have to wonder if what woke Misty at that time in the morning MAY have been the person who took Haleigh leaving the home. she could have been disturbed in her sleep and not “heard” what actually woke her up. Possible, only a possibility.

      Misty appears more exhausted to me that trying to hide anything. I continue to encourage people to realize she too was a child victim of molestation, so i find it hard to believe she’d allow Haleigh to be taken as she understands the horror of this crime personally. I know this because when I saw her ask “why didn’t they take me? I can fight…what do they want with a little girl?”…when she said that her voice cracked…so she knew what they wanted…same thing that relative who raped her @ 13 yrs of age wanted.

    3. Blink34 on February 27th, 2009 2:08 pm

      Brenda, fwiw, I dont think she is being intentionally deceitful as to who took Haleigh, but I think what she is telling them is hide something she may not think is relative, but might actually be. Additionally, If I effed up and had to face Ron, I would be terrified, which is anothr possibility.

    4. Sharon Chicago on February 27th, 2009 4:14 pm

      I think Crystal is being called back by the police to talk because they are using her for information on someone else. Maybe there is
      a suspect that we do not know about.

      I can’t imagine them keeping her for so many hours for 5th time without some other investigation going on???

      I could be wrong.

    5. brie. on February 27th, 2009 4:36 pm

      Something may of happened with her cousin being there…the one she said is almost always a criminal…she may be afraid of him as well as Ron for letting the guy in the house in the first place.

      Or did she go out and Haleigh woke up and went to look for her…?

      I’m sure the police feel that Misty knows way more than she is telling…but I don’t think she wanted any harm to come to Haleigh….

    6. Susan on February 27th, 2009 4:38 pm


      It was Misty Croslin, the “thug wanna be” dad’s “dumb bitch girlfriend” (as Ron Cummings so fondly referred to her as to the police at the crime scene on day one), that was being questioned (for the sixth time, according to Blink), not Crystal Sheffield, Haleigh’s biological mother :-)

    7. dlana on February 27th, 2009 4:39 pm

      I feel what happened in Haleigh case was that Misty did put the kids to bed when she said she did, but later that night she had someone come over to sell buy or do drugs with her. They probably went out back to smoke and she propped the door open so she could still hear the kids but be far enough away for what ever smoke there was wouldn’t wind up blowing back into the trailer, cause if Ronald smelt it he’d give her a beatin ( that’s why she didn’t call 911 till 1/2 hour after she found Haleigh missing she wanted to straighten out before she called and get her head and her facts clear.) So now after she had partyed for a while she just got so stoned that she just went in and passed out on the bed leaving the back door ajar and this allowed whoever she was with to take advantage of the situation. (ie didn’t hear anything) The little girl didn’t scream because she had seen this man in black before at her house and went with him. I think Misty is so afraid to admit about selling buying or doing drugs that she is holding back on some important info. I think the cops should just allow her to skate on the drug charges if she tells all. immunity if the anthonys can get it why not her.

    8. Cinderella on February 27th, 2009 4:43 pm

      If that girlfriend is “17″ years old, I am 197 years old…

      She looks, talks, acts like a 14 or 15 year old girl. Is there no one else who thinks Haleigh’s dad must be a pedo to be living with an underage child like that “girlfriend”?!

    9. Cinderella on February 27th, 2009 5:10 pm

      I suspect the girlfriend had been partying with a man (possibly a stranger) in the trailer that evening while Haleigh’s Dad was @ work.

      The man, initially attracted to the girlfriend’s youthful appearance, seized the “partying” opportunity as an excuse to gain access to an even younger girl, Haleigh.

      After the man left, the girlfriend retired to the Master bedroom where the children were sleeping, and she passed out.

      The man quietly returned to the trailer and found the girlfriend “three sheets to the wind” passed out next to the two sleeping children. He took Haleigh and slipped out into the night unnoticed.

      When the girlfriend woke up several hours later from her passed out slumber, she saw that Haleigh was gone and the exterior door was left ajar.

      In an effort to stay out of more trouble, I think the girlfriend has witheld key elements of that evening’s events. I don’t think she has told the full story of what was going on while Haleigh’s dad was @ work.

    10. Greg on February 27th, 2009 5:17 pm

      My theory is simple. A snatch and grab.
      No ransom was offered so I would guess it is one of the forty four pedophiles in the area or a unlisted pedophile from out of town. Unfortunately this will probably turn out to be like the Jessica Lunsford case. I pray Iam wrong. They need to get the pedophiles out of the Orlando area!

    11. Susan on February 27th, 2009 5:30 pm

      Cinderella, I agree, Misty looks younger than 17.

      Greg – While we are getting all of the pedos out of Orlando, can we take ‘em all out everywhere?? You could be right about this turning out like the Jessica Lunsford case :-(

      Has anyone heard the outcome of the dumpster search yesterday?

    12. Greg on February 27th, 2009 6:15 pm

      Susan their is no significant curative treatment for pedophilia. So we must not let them live near children. Its not fair to release these people into the public domain. Children should come first.

    13. Greg on February 27th, 2009 6:23 pm

      Like a wild animal park. We need a fenced in pedophile park. Maybe Fifty thousand acres. They can have homes, jobs, stores, but they can not leave without escort. ie (tracking devices, or police watching them.)

    14. brie. on February 27th, 2009 7:16 pm

      We don’t seem to be getting any information about the cousin who visited around 5PM…Misty said she put the kids to bed at 8PM because Haleigh had school the next day… but apparently Haleigh misses a lot of school. If the father gets home at 3:30am he is still up to make sure Haleigh goes to school…what’s up with that???

      I think we need some answers concerning the cousin, what time did he leave and why was he there?

      Also, earlier that day Ron and Crystal had some unpleasant court issues….

      Those circumstances could of led to Haleigh’s disappearance….

      Misty seems like a very repressed individual, sometimes it is difficult to understand what she is saying, that is when she says something, which is rare. I guess maybe she might be very frightened for several reasons…

    15. Dan from Iowa on February 27th, 2009 9:00 pm

      I’m thinking there is more to the story concerning the girlfriend also. I don’t think she did anything directly, but I’m thinking she was irresponsible and this led to problems. The reason I think this is she acts like a kid who’s afraid of “getting in trouble”. On another note, what’s with Scared Monkeys trying to push us off to this Blink on Crime site? I’ve been there, I don’t like the format, I don’t like the flashing ads, and my virus alert went crazy detecting “shopping cookies” trying to get into my computer. I won’t go back there. I’ve relied on this site for years, I hope it stays around.

    16. HOPE on February 28th, 2009 12:48 am

      The search produced nothing. It kinda makes me wonder if she was there, afterall, it’s been over a week since she went missing. The report said that three dogs hit on the dumpster but, the report I saw played it down saying it could have been a bloody tissue or handkerchief. As each day goes by, hope fades.

      I’m inclined to agree with Dan from Iowa. I think the neighborhood girl turned live-in is either responsible for Haleigh’s disappearance, herself, or someone related to her kidnapped Haleigh. They took up another search of the wooded area around the house, but, last I heard they haven’t found anything.

      The crime scene tape was taken down, today, and Mr. Cummings is free to return to his home. But he shows no interest in going back to the house. He doesn’t want to live there anymore. It sounds like he’s taking this really hard. He has not participated in any of the searches that have sprung up over the past week and has remained in the trailer that was provided to him by a caring private citizen… isolating himself.

    17. Maggie on February 28th, 2009 2:28 pm

      Not sure what to make of this story.. at all.. I really have no feeling one way or the other about who yet. Just feel it’s someone they know and knew the house. The little girl’s grandmother on the father’s side was on Greta’s show last night and you can tell she is really devastated. She said something similar to noone has any idea of the terror I feel. I thought of Natalee’s family, Jennifer Kesse’s family,Tara Grinsted’s family and wondered how they’ve endured so well through the long days. It’s just so heartbreaking.

    18. Gina on February 28th, 2009 6:13 pm

      There is something sickening about Misty, the father, the whole family. This yahoo Ronald cummings was caught illegally hunting deer by shooting them from his vehicle, a truck while on a highway. Just taking pot shots at the deer who were probably off the hwy in a field minding their business & feeding. This is not hunting but an ambush by a disgusting subhuman coward.

    19. Gina on February 28th, 2009 6:17 pm

      Anyone can say oh the children love me, I’m like a Mother to them. Who’s going to disagree? One of them disappeared under ‘Misty’s care’ & the other is a 4 year old impressionable little boy who when asked will probably agree with adults just to please them.

    20. Blink34 on March 1st, 2009 7:40 am

      Did we see Whorealdo last night?

      Brother Craig sitting on the floor interviewing a todller who said little more that 2 words strung together imlicating a man dressed in black with squeaky shoes. WTF

    21. Heather on March 1st, 2009 11:47 am

      A couple of things:

      The mothers boyfriend/fiancee was also brought in for questioning recently. That is interesting in itself.

      The other thing is, did this 17 year old truly check the back door before going to sleep? She talked about it “always being locked and never used.” If someone had been in the house earlier, they may have done something to that back door to rig it so they could get back in. Just a thought. Now that this little girl is missing, such an oversight on the girlfriends part could have contributed to a lax in security for this home. One thing is for sure, she has most likely come clean to the cops if this is the case and the cops know many things they are not sharing. I still think the signs are all there for a family abduction/crime to have taken place. There are too many circumstances that seem could only exist if a family member(insider) had committed this crime. Just my opinion.

    22. Heather on March 1st, 2009 12:12 pm

      Please do not forget that this family was involved in a highly contentious custody battle. The other red flag is a history of domestic violence by Ronald against Crystal.

      There is such a thing as Maternal Deprivation. It happens in cases like this where there is a court “battle” over the children and the abusers(in many cases statistics show these abusers to be men)try to remove the mothers as custodian, and try to have their visitation removed completely or limited. In some cases the children are killed or the mothers killed. With such a toxic background in this family, and this little girl now missing, I do not believe in coincidences though this is just another route my brain has been thinking.

      The father has an alibi, and was at work but how many times have there been crimes committed and the individual who conspired to commit the crime had an air tight alibi.

      This father has been questioned for a sixth time and this is not necessarily unusual as he is likely their primary suspect. He also had the ability to have a key made for someone else to have access to the home.

      The flip side is also possible,

      If the mother wanted to try to deprive this father of his little girl that is certainly not to be ruled out.

      Too many things are unanswered and suspicious. The cops are likely keeping many of these details to themselves because it is an inside job. Otherwise, what would they have to lose in disclosing that all the family have been ruled out as suspects and they are looking for an unidentified man.

    23. Maggie on March 1st, 2009 12:55 pm

      I really don’t see anything so far to say the father, gf or family did anything to harm Haleigh. I think it’s very strange the backdoor was propped open and the lights were on.. but like I said..some guy who worked for the Smarts came in and took Elizabeth out of the upstairs where they were all sleeping. Sounds like someone who knew the area and the house..and knew the father was gone nights, especially where the house was located, don’t see someone driving in randomly and doing that.. Don’t think any of them would get person of the year.. Could’ve been someone watching for days. Remember the Shasta and Dylan Groene story?

      As for the little brother and what he seen.. Whorealdo would do anything to get a camera and the spotlight. Let the cops handle the child.. Elizabeth Smart’s little sister wasn’t allowed to talk to the public..and she did see who took her sister, smart move by all.

    24. Susan on March 1st, 2009 3:02 pm

      Good points, Heather. If the biological mother (Crystal) and the father (thug wanna be Ron) were still fighting over custody of the children, although dad had it, the dad could have killed Haliegh to keep the mom from getting her back. Sad, but a very real possibility…

      You are right, too many unanswered questions and highly suspicious circumstances/characters.

    25. Carpe on March 1st, 2009 3:46 pm

      Blink34 on March 1st, 2009 7:40 am

      Did we see Whorealdo last night?

      Brother Craig sitting on the floor interviewing a todller who said little more that 2 words strung together imlicating a man dressed in black with squeaky shoes. WTF


      What has Richard Belzer been doing lately?

      Do we have a 10-20 on “Belz?”

    26. brie. on March 1st, 2009 4:27 pm

      It would be interesting to find out what happened in the court room….who is going to get custody and who is paying the child support…

      When Misty spoke of Haleigh being abducted she referred to the kidnappers as “they” and also said she knew what “they” wanted….

    27. D.Schmier on March 1st, 2009 9:18 pm

      Didn’t catch the interview lastnite but several questions:
      A- WHERE is Haleigh?
      B-the ‘cousin’ from Tn? How did that come out?
      C- IF they know where she is WHY NOT GO GET HER?
      D-Has Chad Reynolds (the sex offender missing probation call check in messed up car ectra,)missing same day after Haleigh. Has he been found? A young man NOT the heavy set man who was late in calling probation officer–he was/is registered sex offender arrested for probation violation but I THINK he’s still in jail.
      E- Has the pcpd released any info on the 5th time of questioning of misty?
      So many questions,so few answers–
      I am really praying she will be found alive and safe but it looks like another Caylee,Jessica case–how sad.
      Gotta run but–I’LL BE BACKKKKKKK:):):)

    28. D.Schmier on March 1st, 2009 9:38 pm

      charged with making false statements to police, obstructing an investigation, and a felony charge for child neglect.Could this not apply to misty this is from the casey arrest sure I realize she waited a month to report the child missing but wouldn’t the same charges apply to misty in this case (as you can tell I’m sorta grasping at straws here trying to help by tossing ideas ‘out there’.

    29. Heather on March 1st, 2009 10:50 pm

      Thanks Susan. I just can’t seem to stop thinking about this. It just leaves such a bad taste in my mouth. This sweet little girl is still missing and no concrete info is being released as to why she went missing in the first place.

    30. D.Schmier on March 3rd, 2009 1:17 am

      Any news on Haleigh? Orlando Sentinel not printing anything very strange-she was all over the news but as of late seems to have lost the urgency to find this precious one-
      Please continue to pray for her safe return and the family–they to are hurting–not looking to good as of now.It’s been almost a month.
      Nite Peeps Have a good one

    31. Tammy on March 3rd, 2009 7:09 pm

      I dont think Misty had anything to do with any of this. She just turned 17 in Dec why is’nt she in school & at 16 ? It is apparent her up bringing was not the best lack of parenting & education. People have dogged her for her poor actions if she was out smoking or actually sleeping for crying out loud she is a kid herself kids are not dependable or responsible for thier own actions. The momma gave birth to these kids she should have gotten her act together & been a MOM. The dad he has a job & providing a roof over the kids heads which is more then a lot of parents these days. Mind you some of the choices he has made have not been the best by far. I have not heard them say where the mother was the night the little girl went missing & does she have a job & a boyfriend????

    32. guest on March 3rd, 2009 10:29 pm

      I have wondered about the blanket ‘issue’ since day one. Haleigh was only covered in a small sheet as her blanket was wet. I thought that’s what I heard. and Misty said that her blanket was left in a vehicle. or was in the back of one? (It has been some time since I listened to the initial statement)
      Could a former home owner or previous renter still have a key to the doors?

    33. KK on March 4th, 2009 10:05 am


    34. D.Schmier on March 4th, 2009 12:02 pm

      #33 KK
      Thanks for the question one I have posted here several times–I guess ‘no news good news??’
      casey seems to ‘cover the entire area of florida with her antics’ Haleigh is just as important as caylee and justice for Haleigh as well–oh well guess I’ll reserve my questions and opinions until ‘all the facts are in’ would still like to know if the ‘cousin’ in Tn. was questioned and what was the outcome.
      Have a good one peeps

    35. HOPE on March 5th, 2009 11:00 pm


      The cousin was cleared. I’m not sure, exactly, why. But, I got the impression he wasn’t in the area at the time she disappeared.

      Thing is: We only have one witness and she couldn’t, even, tell us what Haleigh was wearing when she went missing. So I would assume that it’s safe to say that she disappeared sometime after her father went to work until the time he came home. This has incestuous condemnations all over it, in my opinion. And, I think that Misty and/or someone related to her is at fault. JMHO

    36. HOPE on March 5th, 2009 11:14 pm

      I also agree with #31. Why wasn’t she at school? Could her family be another monster family like the one that’s been in the spotlight? I wonder about girls that are 16 or 17 years old who move-in with a married man with children across the street from her parents. Why would there be so much slack in the family? My parents would kill me if I did something like that, but then again, my parents aren’t predatory. Besides, how do we know that it was, only, the nasty cousin that was hanging around? This kind of thing usually run in families and spill over into the community.


    37. curious on March 16th, 2009 2:50 am

      did the people that was at misty’s actually see the child that day.maybe something happened over the weekend and this whole ordeal was staged.with the marraige thing a wife dont have to testify against husband

    38. Jan on October 27th, 2009 8:39 pm

      I do not think Misty harmed Haliegh.She was in a state of confusion.When she found Haliegh missing,an had to face Ron with that fact.Ron,an his mother are really suffering.When scent was hit on,when 911 Le arrived with k9.They followed a scent into woods towards river,found small foot print.Looped aroung,went to a block,circled round to CSX RR Track,scent was lost.This tells me=woody area behind home,an scent followed an lost.That the child was abducted,an someone parked a R R Track.Poof Haliegh was gone.–Suspious,cousin leaving that morning for out of town-Tommy saying he went an Knocked but no anwser-why didnt he knock on window,seems to cover his tracks if some one saw him in area. Chad missing S Offender was charged in putnum co.,for breakin armed,an molesting child under 12.He only lives 2 hrs away,an his car wasnt found where he said it was,it was on marion line. All Sex off. in county,an their friends.Misty was exausted,from weekend party.cut phone off to tired to argue with Ron,went to sleep.Ron jr,Heard something,Misty said he crawled over her,then was sleep beside her when she woke.She used other Bath room to keep from waking children.Abductor blocked door,as to not being able to Handle Haliegh,an both doors.What about Ac man. Man in black could have been abductor.Children could have pulled chair up unlocked door for some one they knew.Kids are smart,enough to pull chair up,an unlock a door. Everyone has to have someone to blame,Mistys the target.The reason child hasnt been found-is Sex Offender took her to another dispose of body.Many children have been abducted,with whole familys sleep in home-now 2 attemped abductions near there,one child found dead in landfill 50 miles fron there,saying its a pedifile,cant find him. LE Didnt want to cause a panick-Misty is a easy target to blame-tough but its truthful.Disapointed that drug task force hasnt cleaned county up yet. Trailor park,woods all around.A young woman,2 kids.Man working nights.Why thats a pedifiles dream. Someone watched an lusted after Haliegh,an took her.Maybe hunters will find her little body.So family will have closure.I know,I had a 2 yr.old murdered in my family.Stop putting this family down-I think every one so mixed up after the Anthonys,An Caseys actions whih Caylee-that Misty is falling under such scrutny–but Misty was sobbing hurt for Haliegh-Casey never showed any emotion for her child. Stop dicecting an Pray,Halieghs found.

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