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The Search for Haleigh Cummings at the One-year Mark

11:19 PM, Feb 9, 2010   |    comments
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SATSUMA, Fla. -- It was exactly one year ago that 5-year-old Haleigh Cummings disappeared  after going to bed in her father's home.

Ronald Cummings' then-girlfriend, Misty Croslin, was babysitting that night, and told investigators she put Haleigh to bed, and when she woke up, Haleigh was gone.

To mark the passing of a full year, the Putnam County sheriff's Office has released the numbers related to the search:

  • 5,768 leads, all followed up
  • 600 leads from those claiming "special abilities," all followed up
  • 76 people interviewed a total of 218 times in multiple states
  • 644 reported sightings throughout the country, none determined credible
  • Thousands of acres searched, including the use of dogs, horses, aircraft and underwater teams

Sheriff Jeff Hardy echoed his previous statements, saying investigators believe the kidnapping wasn't the work of a stranger, but rather someone who knew Ronald or Misty.

They also maintain Misty isn't being fully truthful about that night, and knows more than she has said.

The sheriff's office said evidence at the scene contradicts her "sketchy account" of the evening.

Anyone with any information can call 888-277-TIPS (8477).  It is an anonymous call that could lead to a reward.

The recent arrests of several of the people associated with Haleigh are unrelated, according to the sheriff's office.

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