PUTNAM COUNTY, Fla. -- Friday, February 10th, 2012 marks the three year anniversary of the disappearance of Haleigh Cummings.
During the early morning hours of February 10, 2009, Cummings was reported missing from her home in Satsuma. She has not been seen since that night.
Today not only marks the anniversary of her disappearance but also three years of investigative efforts. In a news release, Putnam County Sheriff Jeff Hardy said there have been 168 CrimeStopper tips regarding the Haleigh Cummings investigation in just the last 12 months.
Hardy said each tip has been reviewed by investigators and acted upon. The investigation has included the Putnam County Sheriff's Office, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and investigators from other various Florida agencies. In all, thousands of man-hours have been invested into the search.
This morning on Good Morning Jacksonville, Claire Simms will be joined live by Teresa Neves, Haleigh's grandmother.
To mark the anniversary of Haleigh's disappearance a candlelight vigil will be held Friday night. The vigil is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. and will take place at 216 4th Avenue in Welaka.
Misty Croslin, the girlfriend of Haleigh's father, Ronald Cummings, was the last person to have seen Haleigh prior to her disappearance. Croslin claims to have gone to sleep that night and when she awoke Haleigh was gone.
Both Croslin and Haleigh's father Ronald are currently serving prison time for drug trafficking charges. The two were sentenced in early 2011 after undercover investigators made several illegal prescription drug purchases.
Investigators with the Putnam County Sheriff's Office have announced publicly they believe Haleigh is dead, but her family still remains hopeful she will be found alive.
The reward for information leading to Haleigh Cummings' whereabouts is $30,000.
If you have any information regarding the case you are asked to call CrimeStoppers at 1-866-277-TIPS.
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