Ronald Cummings, Missing Florida Girl Haleigh Cummings, Dad and Teenage Girlfriend Misty Croslin Gettin’ Hitched


File this one under you have got to be kidding me.

Palatka, FL– The Father of missing 5 year old Haleigh Cummings, Ronald Cummings, has asked his girlfriend, Misty Croslin age 17 to marry him.

The couple was spotted outside the Putnam County Courthouse, Misty was proud to show off her new ring. Because nothing says focusing and finding a missing 5 year old Haleigh Cummings like getting married.

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    64 Responses to “Ronald Cummings, Missing Florida Girl Haleigh Cummings, Dad and Teenage Girlfriend Misty Croslin Gettin’ Hitched”

    1. Greg on March 10th, 2009 6:25 am

      The police got played. I have heard it is possible to pass a lie detector. These two rednecks have made fools out of the police.
      Ronald Cummings is now trying to beat the DA out of charging him with sex with a minor.

    2. Susan on March 10th, 2009 6:53 am

      “You’ve gotta be kiddin’”?? These two make me sick! I’m surprised the authorities haven’t hauled both of ‘em in in connection with Haleigh’s disappearance…

    3. brie. on March 10th, 2009 7:15 am

      Where are her parents? I guess if she’s married she can’t testify against her husband….

    4. BUN on March 10th, 2009 7:18 am

      Is this the “bitch” that let his daughter get “stole”???? (as he said on 911 tape) Many happy returns!!

    5. Blink34 on March 10th, 2009 7:26 am

      ugh- right?

      One thing I will say is it is highly unlikely either one of these 2 were actually told they passed a polly; that is not polly. It is the equivalent when you get x-rays, etc and your told the radiologist has to read it first. Remember Misty took a few.. If these were given by the FBI I guarantee you they said something like “looks ok, but these get sent to HQ, they read them there, if there’s a problem we will be in touch..”

      I have been trying desperately to support these people but I have a friend that donated to them and now more than ever I am really pissed.

    6. KK on March 10th, 2009 7:31 am

      food for thought( maybe they think they will have spousal privledge, won’t have to testify against the other…ect) but priviledge doesn’t count on events prior to the marriage)
      Does that law vary from state to state?

    7. Tan on March 10th, 2009 7:47 am

      This is so sad. I feel so bad for this poor little girl.

    8. Michelle Smith on March 10th, 2009 8:20 am

      I see there is no shortage of idiots in this world.

    9. katablog on March 10th, 2009 8:53 am

      wow, like others I don’t think I’d be thinking about getting married when my daughter was missing especially since it’s only been a few weeks. And yes, it makes me go “hmmm” like others and wonder if it’s legal strategy versus love.

      PS Red, a lot of my posts are still getting dumped.

    10. buster on March 10th, 2009 9:52 am

      Looks like he lost one daughter and gained another

    11. BUN on March 10th, 2009 10:01 am

      #8…yes, and they walk among us!!

    12. R.L.Haley on March 10th, 2009 11:32 am

      Trash Trash Trash,they will probably try to sell the rights to their wedding night DVD,”2% of the profits go to the find Haleigh fund” the rest is for smokes,(only avaiable in certain States)

      may KARMA bite their ass!

    13. Slyrox on March 10th, 2009 11:48 am

      has anyone thought about the possiblity that these 2 cooked up a scheme to have Haleigh”kidnapped” and taken away for a short time in order for them, or someone they “know” can collect all that reward $$?

    14. da_wench on March 10th, 2009 11:49 am

      Maybe Ron is trying to avoid additional charges – sex with a minor.

    15. Maggie on March 10th, 2009 12:28 pm

      Never really had any concrete reason to think these people had anything to do with what happened to Haleigh..thought the back door propped open and a light on was very strange..but now this really makes me wonder…. Not saying this is true, but what if he was marrying her, like if you don’t marry me, I will tell on you deal.. something about this story is just not right, can’t put my finger on it.. How does a little 5 year old disappear in the middle of the night with no clues left behind, no forced entry, no footprints, no car a location like that place? I am just having a hard time with this one.

    16. PA Mom on March 10th, 2009 12:49 pm

      I’m not so quick to judge these two; however, I think the age difference had something to do with this. They don’t want anymore problems with the Police.

    17. buster on March 10th, 2009 1:02 pm

      the only thing missing is the trailer

    18. CC on March 10th, 2009 1:31 pm

      Slyrox,(#13) Good Theory. I heard the couple plans to move out of that area. I had a dream of Haleigh: she had her hair knotted on the top of her head. She was (in the dream) in transit, she was holding something (in the dream).

      Ronald should make Flyers that show sketches of Haleigh, with her hair on top of her head or with a baseball cap. I wonder why he doesn’t?

    19. D.Schmier on March 10th, 2009 1:36 pm

      Has this whole world gone crazy? I agree with #3 Brie,not being able to testify against spouse (espically IF and this does make one wonder even more–IF the spouse was directly involved.) Has anyone heard what went on with the Tn.’cousin’? Or was that an imaginary cousin like Zanny the Nanny??
      Have a good one

    20. thomas on March 10th, 2009 2:49 pm

      I think these two Yahoos just may be outsmarting the so-called experts.

    21. Carpe on March 10th, 2009 5:25 pm

      I gotz a ten spot on a bet that they
      drink beer right out of the keg nozzle
      at the reception!

    22. mitty on March 10th, 2009 6:39 pm

      i am a proud southerner..ron and misty are so embarassing every time they breathe

    23. Slyrox on March 10th, 2009 9:10 pm

      Okay, so I’ve been thinking..about Ron being a “crane operator”? What kind of work happens with a crane at NIGHT? I lived in Florida 33 years, and NEVER saw anyone doing that type of work at night. I am certain that Law Enforcement has checked that out, but still…..

      Then, Misty says that both kids slept in the bed with her, then Haleigh slept on a pallet on the floor, Misty got up to use the restroom and found Haleigh missing, Haleigh got up at 3 a.m. to use the restroom and never returned, you are worried about your kids’ safety yet you live in a trailer with a broken lock on one of the doors, and a deadbolt supposedly up so high that Ron knew Haleigh couldn’t reach it, on and on and on.

      I truly believe that L.E. knows way more than what they are saying, maybe hoping that one of these two looney tunes will take all the rope they’re being given and let their tongues wag.

    24. HOPE on March 10th, 2009 9:28 pm

      Laugh out loud, Carpe!

      I’m still bettin’ on the walking relative that has abused many others in his not so distant past… maybe, even, Misty. How horrible she must feel, to think that her own cousin may have done that. Who else in the neighborhood is related? Any odd couples? Still can’t get over the name resemblance.



      Didn’t I see some fliers about Trenton in Casey’s room? Kinda makes you wonder how much planning one could do to prepare themselves for murdering their own child. :(

      Justice for Haleigh!

    25. HOPE on March 10th, 2009 9:52 pm

      Or someone else’s child who resembles a helpless baby… tiny and frail. IMO – It’s someone close and Misty knows him. She looks like a victim of abuse, herself.

    26. whatchadoin on March 10th, 2009 10:09 pm

      Ron and Misty have been living together, why get married now? Ron, YOUR DAUGHTER IS MISSING…all I see you and Misty doing is smoking like smokestacks. Oh well, one child down and another one to go…watch out Junior! I think the husband/wife testimony is right on ! I also wonder if the Law Enforcement is well trained since it is a small community/town. Please bring those kadaver dogs back out. I hope they didn’t throw Haleigh in the river near their house, it’s full of alligators.

      Yeah, the reward money….they would love that for a wedding present.

    27. Linzs on March 11th, 2009 12:32 am

      These 2 are imbeciles,I believe it was set up and
      they will move away and Haleigh will come home.
      This is one way to get FREE money….stage an
      abduction…..The world is right there to help
      because she’s a little child….

    28. Blink34 on March 11th, 2009 6:59 am

      I do not think this is a hoax-

      I do think anyone that donates to this family instead of say, TES, is as looney as they are.

      I do believe LE knows more, there is some rumors swirling but I dont do unconfirmed..

      Please pray for this child even though these people make you want to wretch, she was born into this- not her fault.


    29. Greg on March 11th, 2009 7:01 am

      Ronald Cummings lost Haleigh while under his care. Oh he was at work. Not his fault! Ron marries Misty the teen baby sitter who lost his little girl Haleigh. Last thing I would do.
      What happened? Haleigh probably wanted to be with her mother not Ron or Misty. She ran off and a accident happened. Ron and Misty came up with the Lame BS story. Ron’s 911 call was over the top. Ron’s big mistake he assumed Haleigh was taken, Haleigh would not wandered off. I know many five year olds who wander off all the time.
      The crime scene was staged. Ron’s kill threat was not normal. It should have been help me search for my baby. Go ask my ex wife if she took Haleigh? This does happen in a custody battle.

    30. rowdygirl on March 11th, 2009 7:21 am

      I thought the same thing as most people. If they’re married they can’t testify against each other. Last night on Nancy Grace they cleared this up; in the case of a child being harmed, that rule doesn’t apply. So if they’re getting married for that reason, it won’t do they any good if they finally find this poor child. It’s obvious from the other reports and his own voice on the 911 calls that he’s an abuser. He was very quick to call her a bi*** so I doubt it was the first time. Hopefully, they won’t pro-create.

    31. anthony on March 11th, 2009 1:28 pm

      I have observed Misty speaking , when she does respond to questions , she reminds me of Susan smith. Her eyes are closed or looking down. She has something to hide.

    32. always 1 on March 11th, 2009 3:26 pm

      High five for number 10!!!!

    33. ANewGirl on March 11th, 2009 5:03 pm

      #17- No, Buster—haven’t you been paying attention since the begginning? They have the trailer!!!!!!!

      #22-Mitty—You can rest assured & continue to be a proud Southerner. We know not every one in the South or anywhere else is the same, and thank God for that!

      From a Proud Nor’Easter =)

    34. HOPE on March 11th, 2009 5:05 pm

      Laugh out loud, Rowdygirl :)

      Watch him call it off…

    35. vmcasillas on March 11th, 2009 5:18 pm

      Just like little Caylee, the so called parents are doing anything but searching for that baby. Both times now, all the attention is focused on the familys, Get a Grip…Whats wrong with this picture? I’m a grandmother of 2 wonderful grand babies, and If there parents did anything like these parents, I personnely would point the first finger, how ever the child is missing, How loud does someone half to shout this..Find that baby…
      Not getting tattoo’s or marry the other child that was left baby sitting. These children should be the focus, I do not see a heart broken upset parent here, in either case.
      My world would end, if anything was to happen to any of my children or grand children, I would take my last breath. How dare american allow these killers to walk the earth. They are murdering babies, and society is for getting the children. God help us all. How dare they even show there stupid cold hearted faces on national Tv. I say a prayer for that child and any other child that has been forgotten and gone missing.
      They should get death sentences all of them.
      Heart broken mother and grandmother. God remember the little angels.

    36. SemperFi on March 11th, 2009 7:17 pm

      I live near where this happened and the father of Haleigh acts like anything but a grieving parent. When people in the town talk to him he gives comments like “were probably not gonna see her again”, and he even asked for a discount off his dinners because of his missing child…how disgusting.

      I am praying for Haleigh, but I am repulsed by the actions of the father and his girlfriend.

    37. dee on March 12th, 2009 4:37 am

      did anyone watch the video of those to Hill-billies leaving the JOP…Misty was just a switchin those hips back and forth so happy and giddy, then the next shot you she ole Ron walking off without his lovely bride to be and she pretty much has to run to catch up with him…I think this was on foxnews where I watched the report…anyways I am mumbling…my point is Who the Hell acts like that???? in the midst of trying to find your baby? Why would you get married why would you be walking around giddy with your new diamond ring (who paid for that?) UNREAL…well it is only a matter of time for the truth to come out, it always does…

    38. CC on March 12th, 2009 6:37 am

      The teeny bopper with a eighth grade education
      put her sunglasses on when she saw the cameras.
      Does she think this is about her?

    39. KSherbak on March 13th, 2009 7:30 am

      She puts her sunglasses on so you can’t read the lies in her eyes….. Where is the dude from “Lie To Me”? These two have obviously fooled the bubba law enforcement down there.

    40. SpringMan on March 13th, 2009 8:05 am

      I’m very angry that these two trailer trash rednecks are being courted by the media when every single thing about their stories seems so very fishy! How did he know that his daughter had been “stole”? When have you ever heard a 911 call with the parent threatening to kill the “piece of trash” that took her? Unfortunately we have all heard these calls before and the parents are so frantic they just give all the info the police ask for so that someone can get out there quick and help them search. Did anyone notice that the child bride’s nails were caked with dirt when she showed off her wedding ring? They are an embarrassment to all southerners with their dirty faces, greasy hair, crooked teeth and dazed, drug addict eyes?

    41. dee on March 13th, 2009 8:45 am

      BREAKING News,

      Haliegh found alive and well on the Today show, opps my bad it isnt Haliegh it is Misty…can’t tell them apart…. Damn Misty looks like she is 5 years old…

      These folks got to be related to the Anthony’s some how…

    42. AndJusticforAll on March 13th, 2009 12:48 pm

      Im wandering if the little girl didn’t find some of rockin ronnies happy pills and suffered a fatal overdose.The river would be a good place to concentrate the search efforts if the gators havent already taken care of things.Captain Crackhead and his child bride give white trash a bad name.

    43. SpringMan on March 13th, 2009 2:35 pm

      #42- wow, I never thought of that. She may well have overdosed and instead of getting in trouble for child neglect, they ditched the girl’s body and made up a kidnapping story.

      I hope that’s not the case. I’d rather find out that the girl is alive and well, being kept by friends of the family as part of some donation money scam.

    44. Susan on March 13th, 2009 5:29 pm

      Now let’s just hope that the “happy honeymooners” make it back from New York voluntarily without having to be extradited back to Florida! I knew those killers were going to New York to be on a talk show when I first got wind of it…

    45. dee on March 14th, 2009 11:03 am

      #42 I have thought about the river many times and the gators, I can only hope that like lil Caylee she will be found, but I think the cops know…they know whats going on here that is why they are silent and letting the shizza fall where it may….

    46. Lisa Doiron on March 15th, 2009 1:21 pm

      Trash, trash, trash. Ronald’s a child predator himself, hello? How selfish, get married? My childern are my life. If one went missing, I would feel like I was dying, I would’nt be able to do anything but think about them. I would be in a pit of hell wondering what was happening to them. These two, are idiots. Even if they don’t know what happened, can you imagine haveing people like this as parents? It sickens me to know that many children do. You can be poor, and still have good standards for your children and yourself. This is so sad. I pray little Haleigh is found alive and well. Unfortunately, I have a real bad feeling about all this. I am outraged at what is happening to so many innocent children.

    47. CC on March 15th, 2009 1:28 pm

      I just wonder after Granny left at 7:00 PM (when the children where eating supper on the front porch) Misty supposely said they were going to watch two movies,that sounds little squirrely to me, because it was school night. They ate so
      late, maybe, so the kids wouldn’t be hungry when
      she left? So did she pop in the videos and tell
      the kids she was on the front porch smoking a cigerette? instead was she smoking in the mysterious van? She knows and remembers well
      something look into her eyes it is such a cold vacant look.

    48. Ronda on March 19th, 2009 10:33 am

      Funny all of you can sit back and say what you would and would not do if it were you in this situation. NO YOU DON’T KNOW WHAT YOU WOULD DO!!!!!!!!!!!! Why isn’t anyone going after the mother of the year, Crystal? Why isn’t this dead beat mom in jail for non payment of child support? If this were Ron, he would be under the jail. All of your negative comments about Misty proves my point which is that Misty isn’t smart enough and clever enough to have killed Haleigh and withstand over 30 hours of questioning from the police. There is no way that Misty could go toe to toe with the police and the pathetic media covering this sad story.

      Sit back and judge someone, must be nice to be so perfect and have such a great life that you can sit back and attack a 17 year old girl.


    49. BeckyB on March 20th, 2009 7:00 am

      I think Misty is involved in the cover-up, but not the actual disappearance. Why do you assume it was Crystal? How did she get in undetected? I think Ron is the key player here, and I think he is giving Misty cues. He THOUGHT he was smart by getting married, but she can still testify. He didn’t marry her because he was so in love, he couldn’t wait any longer! His daughter is missing or maybe dead. Innocent people don’t decide that it’s a good time to tie the knot! He didn’t marry the mother of his kids, so what was the big hurry with Misty? He thinks he is very cleaver.
      Remember how Susan Smith cried about her missing boys and begged for their return…Yea.

    50. dee on March 20th, 2009 8:45 am

      Ronda, sit back and breath for a minute it is all ok…just relax…

    51. leah on March 21st, 2009 4:02 pm

      The whole bunch is a french fry short of a happy meal. has anyone took a good look at mistys dad. how or why would a parent let their 17 yr daughter live with a 25 yr old man with kids, there are laws they could of fought against it, maybe He liked the thought of a grandaughter, and his little girl thought it was ok. oh by the way the day they shot the video of the inside of the trailer liked [haha] the rockin boots and jeans granny had on go granny

    52. cblanc on March 23rd, 2009 7:52 pm

      what about these pictures of misty croslin it shows her with a guy names billy not to long ago…looks like it was her previous boyfriend!

    53. BeckyB on March 26th, 2009 7:17 pm

      Another thing that bothers me is why Ron CAN’T live in the mobile home…What happened there that he can’t face? If she is “coming home” for the wedding, etc., why would they leave?

    54. M.m.Ocasio on April 1st, 2009 2:40 am

      Neves, Is worst than both of them, let her keep defending her crazy son, now its all about Misty, How Good She Is. Neves, Dont Love Her grandaughter like she say, have not seen her attacking misty at all.dont she ever thinks well maybe misty did something to my graddaughter, she would have been argueing with both of them. what it seems like she attacking crytall sheffield, the real mother, haleigh. i feel all three is going to belocked up.the reason i say this is because, i feel Neves No’s More than she is saying. she is going to do some time for being a bystander.

    55. BeckyB on April 1st, 2009 7:28 am

      M.m.Ocasio…I can’t agree. I think Grandma is sincerely saddened, but I also think she knows more than she’s telling. She has to stand by her son for the time being, and I doubt if she’ll talk until she has to, just like the Anthonys.

    56. sunshine on April 4th, 2009 11:06 am

      What burglar breaks in a back door (Ronald’s comments, he always locks the back door); finds a cinder block and props the door open; goes to the other end of the trailer where there is 1 adult and 2 children; picks up a 5 y/o; the 5 y/o doesn’t make a peep; carries her back thru the entire length of the trailer and there is no evidence left in the trailer???? INSIDE JOB!
      The drugs, abuse, the gun, the pedophile are right there inside the home!!!! Misty just sleeps around and does serious drugs, they all do?? They are raising kids? What’s the matter with Children & Family Services? Is this normal for children to live with people like Ronald, his little g/f and Chrystal? Somehow should crack down on Children & Family Services. They are in the picture for a reason……Dah????

    57. Katie on April 14th, 2009 11:18 am

      I think Ronald came home to find Misty with this Page person. Ronald got mad and possibly had a gun. Little precious Haleigh woke up and heard the commotion, and someone possibly accidently shot her. Now, they are all covering their tracks. I guess though the home would have been searched of all possible. So, maybe the commotion took place outside of the home. It would explain why there is a time frame from when 911 would call, and why Ronald is cussing and carrying on in the background.

    58. Carolyn on April 18th, 2009 1:48 pm

      I watch all the TV headline news since inception of this little girls going missing. What about the Mother slipping into the mobile home and slipping her daughter out? Would she have also taken the son at the same time. No one speaks of her where abouts during this time. The little girls willingly went with someone quietly and without resistence unless she was sleep walking and walked out of the mobile home. How in the world did she willingly go or leave the mobile home without alot of noise.?

    59. Carolyn on April 18th, 2009 1:50 pm

      I watch all the TV headline news since inception of this little girl going missing. What about the Mother slipping into the mobile home and slipping her daughter out? Would she have also taken the son at the same time? No one speaks of the Mother’s where abouts during this time. The little girl willingly must have gone with someone quietly and without resistence unless she was sleep walking and walked out of the mobile home on her own. How in the world did she willingly go or leave the mobile home without alot of noise.?

    60. mary sanders on April 20th, 2009 8:09 am

      Why have they quit talking about her,especially on Nancy Grace? Now it’s “totmom”, or the little girl in Calif., why has this story falling off the front page? And them two disgusting excuse’s for parent’s, and I use the term loossely,are vile and disgusting.If that blessed little girl is dead,then at least she is in better place.such a beautiful little child,God will be the final Judge.I pray for the little boy,for his safety….but Misty and Ron you two deserve each other!

    61. Judy E. on April 28th, 2009 2:11 am

      My feeling is Nancy Grace dropped this story because she was getting bad press from Geraldo on Fox News. He challenged her to debate this story due to her always defending Ron.

      Did anyone besides me wonder why the Grandmother had taken daily pictures of the little girls injuries to her face. What were they worried about? I understood why they sent them to Nancy grace but the Grandmother had taken these pictures sometime earlier than Haleigh’s mothers did. I for one don’t trust her father or the rest of his family.

    62. Donna on May 11th, 2009 11:51 pm

      I have wonder why Ron said he had to turn the house upside down to look for his daughter while misty call 911.was there drugs in the house or was something on the little girls bed and thats why they had to be wash, and why did Ron say that his daughter wasnt a piece of property. sound like Ron knows who took his know he had to be working for the police to have that many charges and not serve any time in jail.

    63. Lorraine on September 13th, 2009 9:47 pm

      This child never stood a chance, as all of the adults in her life are atypical Florida low-lifes. If the father had custody with judgment poor enough to leave 2 small children in the care of a seventeen year old while he worked nights, the mother must have been a real winner. If the toothless woman shown with Croslin on TV is her mother, this could very well be a 37 year old crack, meth or heroin addict tweaked out to look like a 57 year old woman. Harsh but true is the advisement that trailer trash shouldn’t breed. Kids deserve more than to be born into a life like that.

    64. warren on April 14th, 2010 8:34 pm

      now thiw is how it happned ronald came home found misty on the couch with her brother,ronald then had suspion that misty was cheating on him and after seeing misty sitting next to her brother had doubts that the kid was his,ronald then asked misty brother to take dna test and he said no,

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