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Haleigh's Parents Taken to Sheriff's Office

8:31 PM, Feb 18, 2009   |    comments
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SATSUMA, FL -- The mother, father and grandmother of Haleigh Cummings made a swift visit to the Putnam County Sheriff's Office Wednesday afternoon.

Marie Griffis, Haleigh's grandmother, told First Coast News that deputies had told her to pick up Crystal Sheffield, Haleigh's mother, and take her to the Sheriff's Office.

Haleigh's father, Ronald Cummings, was taken there by the lead detective in the case.

The flurry of activity came hours after a news conference where investigators announced little, except the tip about Misty Croslin not being at the house when Haleigh vanished.

Capt. Dick Schauland said the tip is one of 1,200 under investigation.

 

Also, the Tennessee Highway Patrol confirms a witness claimed to have seen a man with a girl matching Haleigh's description at a Carrabba's in Knoxville Sunday afternoon.

 

There was a brief search which resulted in nothing.

 

Marie Griffis says the family is taking the tips with a grain of salt until detectives can say whether it's valid.

Haleigh Cummings disappeared a week ago from her home in Satsuma.  Croslin put Haleigh to bed at 8 p.m.  Croslin said she went to bed at 10 p.m. and when she woke up around 3 a.m. Haleigh was gone.

Investigators are pushing for tips in the case since they have no clothing description on Haleigh.  Call Crime Stoppers at 1-888-277-TIPS if you have any information.  Late Wednesday, investigators announced a $16,000 reward in the case.

First Coast News

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