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Part of Mystery Letter's Contents Revealed

6:26 PM, Sep 28, 2009   |    comments
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PUTNAM COUNTY, FL -- The Sheriff's Office has released more information about the mystery note involving a missing girl.

The letter was dropped off last week at the St. Augustine Record Newspaper.

Monday, investigators said the note mentioned a specific site where Haleigh Cummings' body could possibly be found in Putnam County.

Haleigh Cummings disappeared from her Satsuma home in February. She was 5-years-old at the time.

Dick Schauland with the Putnam County Sheriff's Office said, "It was a real specific tip as far as directions to where it was buried, where supposedly the burial site was. [Investigators] followed up on that, they had cadaver dogs there. This was an area that had been searched prior, and they had cadaver dogs out there earlier. So the area has been searched really well."

However, nothing was found.

Investigators are not identifying the woman who delivered the letter to a St. Augustine Record reporter. However, Schauland said she claims she was a messenger for a former FBI informant with "special abilities."

Two other letters containing information about the Haleigh investigation have been released to the media in the past week.

The Putnam County Sheriff's Office did not release them, but a private investigator said he intercepted the letters.

Last week, a letter apparently from a Putnam County Jail inmate was released to the media.  Over the weekend, a second letter from that same inmate was distributed to the media.

The two letters say about the same thing.

In the letters, the inmate says investigators have questioned her about a particular scenario.

She says she's been questioned if Haleigh got into some pills -- specifically Oxycontin, if Haleigh overdosed on the pills, and then if someone disposed of the body.

Monday, Schauland with the Putnam County Sheriff's Office confirmed investigators have questioned the inmate.

Schauland also said investigators have spoken to an individual who has signed a sworn statement about the scenario in which Haleigh overdosed on pills.

"We do have a sworn affidavit," Schauland said. "It's a process they go through. [Investigators] make them swear the information they've given is true and that's what a sworn affidavit is. There is one that says that and [investigators]have not been able to substantiate that at all. As you know, they pumped the lake and found nothing."

Schauland said the sheriff's office did not find any evidence to prove Haleigh got access to drugs and that someone disposed of her body at the lake which investigators drained in the Mondex area last weekend.

When reporters asked Schauland if Haleigh could've gotten a hold of some drugs at all, he said he and investigators just didn't know.

Schauland and investigators continue to say Misty Croslin Cummings, Haleigh's stepmother, is the key to the investigation and knows information that can help them find the little girl.

CLICK HERE for complete coverage of the Search for Haleigh.

If you know any information that could help investigators, call CrimeStoppers at 1-888-277-8477.

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