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Angel Who Cares
02-12-2010, 02:12 PM
Video: Misty Croslin Shows New Attitude In Jail Call 1:47
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W-bOhbHwQtc

Video: Misty Croslin Jail Interview Released 2:13
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7C56srXF2IE

Video: Vigil Marks 1 Year Since Haleigh Disappeared 1:34
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zei4km3NuUw

Video: Haleigh Cummings Remembered 1 Year Later 1:39
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wNLf2Xk7k7M

Video: Padilla Offers To Pay Misty Croslin's Bond 1:57
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LwNvVIo5iUo

Video: Padilla Offers To Bond Out Misty Croslin 1:30
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1OGVfuPbxio

Video: Raw Video: Misty Croslin Jailhouse Call 3:09
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hT4PD5Wy_JU

Video: Padilla May Bond Out Misty Croslin 1:16
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tNCktZH_7lk

Angel Who Cares
02-14-2010, 06:30 PM
Charles Jones Jr. speaks out on Haleigh Cummings case
February 13, 10:17 PM Levi Page
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Charles Jones Jr., a former friend of Misty Croslin, the babysitter of missing Satsuma Florida child Haleigh Cummings spoke out in an Exclusive interview on the Levi Page Show. Jones who is 22-years-old took the then 17-year-old Croslin into to live with him, his fiancÚ, brother and father after she got divorced from the missing child's father Ronald Cummings. Charles Jones says that he met Croslin a few months ago in hopes of getting close to her so she could tell him information about the missing child Haleigh Cummings. He became suspicious of Croslin after he witnessed what he described as "conniving" behavior from her.

Jones also spoke about coversations he had with Croslin while she was living with him, Jones alleges that Croslin said she was scared and he speculates that she was scared of Ronald. As the interview turned its attention on the missing childs father Ronald Cummings, Jones says that he and Cummings never got along, he has known Cummings for 6-7 years and that Cummings was known around the area for selling drugs, but Jones says he does not know if drugs played a role in the disappearance of Haleigh Cummings.

Colucci changed the subject and asked Jones point blank what he thought happened to Haleigh Cummings, Jones answered by saying he thought Misty "had something to do with it" and said "her story changes every 10 seconds" and he cited the fact that Croslin got the descrption of what Haleigh was wearing the night she went missing wrong, when police later found the outfit Croslin described in the dirty laundry. Colucci then asked Jones if Croslin ever expressed to him if Haleigh was dead or alive. Jones answered by saying Croslin rarely mentioned Haleigh and that made him very suspicious.

Jones went on to share his thoughts on Ronald Cummings saying "he has two sides" and described him as someone who "could be your best friend one day and your enemey the next."

Jones also alleges that Cummings and Croslin misused donations donated to them to help find Haleigh Cummings, and that Ronald and Misty were seen at the fair, going out to eat, and the race tracks spending the money in the weeks after Haleigh vanished. He also says that Cummings rarely searched for his daughter, while he and other volunteers were searching in the woods around the area for Haleigh.

Jones was involved in a road rage incident over the Holidays where he called 911 alleging that Cummings had pulled a gun on him and tried to run him off the road.

Jones explained that Misty set him up for the entire incident, alleging that she was in contact with Cummings earlier in the day and that Cummings wanted to leave his young son at home by himself while he went on a pill run. That resulted in an argument between Cummings and Croslin and that Cummings "flipped out on her" Jones says he did not know if Cummings had hit Croslin, and that Cummings dropped Croslin off at a store. Jones alleges that Croslin called him to pick her up and take her home. Jones says he did, and that while he was waiting on Misty to get out of the shower at her house that she sneaked out the window in the bathroom and went to Ronald. He says he left and that on his way back home, he noticed Cummings truck and then Cummings tried to run him off the road and that Cummings pulled a pistol out. Jones says the reason no charges were filed was because Cummings had time to put his gun back at the house by the time the police arrived on the scene.

Jones then went on to talk about Donna Brock who was arrested in the drug trafficking ring along with Croslin and Cummings. Brock befriended Misty while working for Texas Equusearch, but was later fired after her own road rage incident. Jones said that Brock and Croslin's relationship revolved around drugs and that Misty would hang around Donna about three days a week.

Jones then said that within a week of Haleigh going missing, that Ronald was "shooting up stuff with syringes" according to Croslin. Dittrich says that this leads her to believe that Cummings could have "been so wacked out he snapped and did something to her, since he already had a propensity for violence." Jones ended the interview saying that Croslin went to Cummings saying that she told him too much, and that is what tipped off the road rage incident over the Holidays.
*More at link!

Exclusive interview on the Levi Page Show
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/levipage/2010/02/13/fugitive-fridays

Article:
http://www.examiner.com/x-33505-Nashville-Crime-Examiner~y2010m2d13-Charles-Jones-Jr-speaks-out-on-Haleigh-Cummings-case

Angel Who Cares
02-15-2010, 03:44 AM
Dr Lillian Glass: Misty Croslin’s Dramatic Body Language Transformation From Scared Little Girl to Tough Girl Arrogance
Friday, February 12th, 2010 at 5:33 pm
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http://i.ixnp.com/images/v6.20.1/t.gif
In a matter of days Misty Croslin has transformed from the crying frightened little girl who tells her momma in a jailhouse phone call,” I want out of here” to a tough jail chick who now brazenly tells her momma in a defiant tone “ I’m not afraid,” adding that she doesn’t care if they give her twenty years. brazenly stating, as she defiantly moves her head back and forth to the right and left, “If they give me 20 years it’ll be OK”. You guys’ll come see me and then I I’ll get out. “

This is the same person who had math issues with figuring out ten percent of 100,000 dollars. It is clear that her math skills are in question once again along with her being in denial. She obviously has no clue what 20 years means as indicated by her flippant tone as she makes this statement.
Let’s see how OK it is once she begins serving her sentence. Her hostile cheeky attitude definitely won’t wash with prison officials, that is for sure. She will no doubt be punished a lot unless she has an attitude adjustment.

MISTY AND HER MOM ARE BOTH SCARED

SHAKING YOUR HEAD” YES” WHEN IT SHOULD BE SHAKING “NO” AS IT RELATES TO HALEIGH

THE DENIAL AND BARGAINING PHASE

NEW PLAITED “DO” EQUALS NEWFOUND INFLATED CONFIDENCE
http://drlillianglassbodylanguageblog.files.wordpress.com/2010/02/misty-showing-off-her-plaited-hair.png?w=265&h=221

http://i.ixnp.com/images/v6.20.1/t.gif

KISS YOUR WHAT?
http://drlillianglassbodylanguageblog.files.wordpress.com/2010/02/misty-kiss-my-ass-real.png?w=271&h=205

WAS HALEIGH SEXUALLY MOLESTED?

DID HALEIGH ACCIDENTALLY GET INTO THE DRUGS MISTY AND RON WERE DEALING AND OD?
Whatever the case, based on the jailhouse tapes in looking at Misty’s body language it seems to me that she knows a lot more than she is revealing!
*Much more at link!

Article:
http://drlillianglassbodylanguageblog.wordpress.com/2010/02/12/misty-croslin%e2%80%99s-dramatic-body-language-transformation-from-scared-little-girl-to-tough-girl-arrogance/

Angel Who Cares
02-16-2010, 01:44 AM
*Thanks PattyG!
Misty Talks To Mom and Dad - Part 1
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nAZyf3EAihE

Misty Talks To Mom and Dad - Part 2
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M0YYWSbEwv8

Misty Talks To Mom and Dad - Part 3
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=awAjrqFwXpI

Misty Talks To Mom and Dad - Part 4
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JA6_WeLQ1ug

Angel Who Cares
02-16-2010, 01:50 AM
Tommy Talks To Dad, Lindsay & Mom Part 1
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P69oF7iqK6M

Tommy Talks To Dad, Lindsay & Mom Part 2
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q2GBpbVKIPs

Tommy Talks To Dad, Lindsay & Mom Part 3
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yI5-4wcNF50

Tommy Talks To Dad, Lindsay & Mom Part 4
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JjDvxUEqDfk

Tommy Talks To Dad, Lindsay & Mom Part 5
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FNEruMh6tKo

Tommy Talks To Dad, Lindsay & Mom Part 6
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Rr42N6S2WQ

Angel Who Cares
02-16-2010, 03:19 AM
*Added for reference!

OT: Plus due to my crazy sleep hours....need something to do on my midnight/day hrs...sleeping in the afternoons. Gotta get my sleeping clock back to day shift & sleeping at night instead of 4 in the afternoon! :biggrin:

Prime News 1/25/10 Haleigh Cummings Part 3
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QjyP63a3oAM
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Issues 1/25/10 Haleigh Cummings Part 4
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EkIn2JXKxfk
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Nancy 1/25/10 Haleigh - Part 1
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GFaSEtndH4M

Nancy 1/25/10 Haleigh - Part 2
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=22bnj1aoS4E

Nancy 1/25/10 Haleigh - Part 3
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=35FGjJPgnLI

Nancy 1/25/10 Haleigh - Part 4
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gehtelyoGt4
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Nancy 1/27/10 Cummings/Croslin Part 1
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nmmqJ712kXw

Nancy 1/27/10 Cummings/Croslin Part 2
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v2D8RoG6hVI

Nancy 1/27/10 Cummings/Croslin Part 3
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e4w39Mj74aA

Nancy 1/27/10 Cummings/Croslin Part 4
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Lt-x5G_lYg

Nancy 1/27/10 Cummings/Croslin Part 5
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eN6066qoVPM

Angel Who Cares
02-16-2010, 05:07 AM
Nancy 1/28/10 Cummings/Croslin Part 1
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UT7RUrM32ug

Nancy 1/28/10 Cummings/Croslin Part 2
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JgPUNjSPyuk

Nancy 1/28/10 Cummings/Croslin Part 3
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yGI_fggbGJ8

Nancy 1/28/10 Cummings/Croslin Part 4
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zJpdOoqUMPU

Nancy 1/28/10 Cummings/Croslin Part 5
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BZFNS4zXzSw
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Nancy 2/2/10 Cummings/Croslin Part 1
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9xfyaLu6aBE

Nancy 2/2/10 Cummings/Croslin Part 2
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dxRn1IkfJUc

Nancy 2/2/10 Cummings/Croslin Part 3
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZnT3YE3EViU

Nancy 2/2/10 Cummings/Croslin Part 4
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q0oL8XSwCis

Nancy 2/2/10 Cummings/Croslin Part 5
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-TccYLy5nPE

Nancy 2/2/10 Cummings/Croslin Part 6
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TvEexTbyJVc

Angel Who Cares
02-16-2010, 05:46 AM
Nancy 2/3/10 Cummings/Croslin Part 1
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4uGYIDzhXxQ

Nancy 2/3/10 Cummings/Croslin Part 2
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JkR21cYv0LM

Nancy 2/3/10 Cummings/Croslin Part 3
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GQLvxUUjazU

Nancy 2/3/10 Cummings/Croslin Part 4
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i02J0h9SOd0

Nancy 2/3/10 Cummings/Croslin Part 5
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=meGGPa7uaIk

Nancy 2/3/10 Cummings/Croslin Part 6
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rp9zkEFIrCE
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Nancy 2/4/10 Cummings/Croslin Part 1
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MLSv8b5oJlY

Nancy 2/4/10 Cummings/Croslin Part 2
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PYfm7JKPE64

Nancy 2/4/10 Cummings/Croslin Part 3
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lss6SuxGKWM

Nancy 2/4/10 Cummings/Croslin Part 4
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KLXDi0HZaWA

Nancy 2/4/10 Cummings/Croslin Part 5
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qpKr0hXWyG8
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Prime News 2/4/10 Cummings/Croslin
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v0JUaVcJjyY

Angel Who Cares
02-16-2010, 05:56 AM
Nancy 2/5/10 Cummings/Croslin Part 1
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IcRm9MlhbXo

Nancy 2/5/10 Cummings/Croslin Part 2
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o6HuXWI1IF4

Nancy 2/5/10 Cummings/Croslin Part 3
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FREsIA47uEI

Nancy 2/5/10 Cummings/Croslin Part 4
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lTMvXB_7e8c
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Geraldo - Cummings/Croslin
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cYxTaYU0p7w
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Ronald Cummings Phone Call # 1
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yCs3apaR6o0

Ronald Cummings Phone Call - Girlfriend?? - Part 1
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w2mZtX79Xvk

Ronald Cummings Phone Call - Girlfriend?? - Part 2
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tG2gZAORhKs

Ronald Cummings Phone Call - Girlfriend?? - Part 3
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FP2E5j0QvdM

Angel Who Cares
02-16-2010, 06:10 AM
Prime News - 2/10/10 Haleigh Cummings
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vYyunTFTu-g
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Nancy 2/10/10 Cummings Croslin Part 1
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eHHwem0gI2A

Nancy 2/10/10 Cummings Croslin Part 2
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0_hksiJg9yg

Nancy 2/10/10 Cummings Croslin Part 3
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0V5Abf1FFxQ

Nancy 2/10/10 Cummings Croslin Part 4
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MumjVAuR5iQ

Nancy 2/10/10 Cummings Croslin Part 5
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-FtANIIa-Js

Nancy 2/10/10 Cummings Croslin Part 6
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y5VzDyyHbnI

Nancy 2/10/10 Cummings Croslin Part 7
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eVe_c52KKAc

Angel Who Cares
02-16-2010, 06:37 AM
Prime News 2/11/10 Cummings/Croslin
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G0HiiAfezHI
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Issues 2/10/10 Cummings/Croslin Part 1
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5CKouwnG1Bo

Issues 2/10/10 Cummings/Croslin Part 2
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6AKMgCQp5qQ

Issues 2/10/10 Cummings/Croslin Part 3
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uvem4MBrquo

Angel Who Cares
02-16-2010, 06:46 AM
Nancy 2/12/10 Cummings/Croslin Part 1
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UKI5T1GYvV0

Nancy 2/12/10 Cummings/Croslin Part 2
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Dw_CF9YXmY

Nancy 2/12/10 Cummings/Croslin Part 3
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rz4-CGfoSb0

Nancy 2/12/10 Cummings/Croslin Part 4
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kq3PqpN2_bw

Nancy 2/12/10 Cummings/Croslin Part 5
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rGzLMnBracA

Nancy 2/12/10 Cummings/Croslin Part 6
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MsG1n2gamrU

Angel Who Cares
02-16-2010, 01:03 PM
Reformatted Jail Videos: Misty and Tommy Croslin Feb 2, 4 Visits
Posted: Tuesday, 16 February 2010 12:17PM
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Videos from the February 2, 2010 Misty and Tommy Croslin SJCO jail visits were released last week. WSKY is in the process of converting the files for public viewing. This could take some time, so please check back often. At the same time, we are adding more videos.

FEB 4 Visits Coming Soon

WSKY-FM: Jail Video Tommy Croslin, Hank Feb 2, 2010 JAIL VIDEO FEB2 TOMMY & HANK.wmv
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CNwD-wFk-GI

WSKY-FM: Jail Video Tommy Croslin and wife PT 1 Feb 2 JAIL VIDEO FEB2 TOMMY & LINDSAY1.wmv
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2fW-zKRNhPo

JAIL VIDEO FEB2 TOMMY & LINDSAY2.wmv
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pELgH9vU8Ac

WSKY-FM: JAIL VIDEO FEB2 TOMMY & WIFE3.wmv
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3MdhEJZgF6I

JAIL VIDEO TOMMY FEB2 MOM.wmv
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1oeHDHkoAqs

JAIL VIDEO MISTY- Part 1 MOM & DAD FEB2.wmv
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OuK9N5fi3l8

JAIL VIDEO MISTY- Part 2 MOM & DAD FEB2.wmv
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zEvl69iTVjw

JAILVIDMISTY- Part 3 MOM & DAD FEB2.wmv
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O33xepeESmk

Article:
http://www.thesky973.com/pages/6363135.php

Angel Who Cares
02-16-2010, 08:40 PM
Jail Video: Misty Croslin Visits Feb. 4, 2010 Complete Set
Posted: Tuesday, 16 February 2010 5:00PM
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Videos from the February 4, 2010 Misty Croslin SJCO jail visits were released last week.

Tommy and Misty Croslin were arrested January 20, 2010, on drug trafficking charges along with Ronald Cummings, Hope Sykes and Donna Brock.

Misty and Lisa Croslin Pt 1
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lds4ZIOVCIE

Misty and Lisa Croslin Pt 2
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1fQqRrZpsjo

Misty with both parents
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LMfW3GFZUd0

Misty and Hank Croslin Pt 1
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fLKAkNKo0po

Misty and Hank Croslin Pt 2
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3nw_DWhHkBY

Misty and Hank Croslin Pt 3
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GB2NXjBmJb8

Misty and Hank Croslin Pt 4
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B3pTuyyjTc0

Article:
http://www.thesky973.com/pages/6374149.php

Angel Who Cares
02-16-2010, 10:04 PM
Rutherford: Missing persons now top priority
Story updated at 8:41 PM on Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2010
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Three high-profile Northeast Florida cases were the catalysts Jacksonville Sheriff John Rutherford needed to overhaul protocol for handling missing-persons reports.

Rutherford said Tuesday the disappearance of Haleigh Cummings in Putnam County, the abduction and slaying of Somer Thompson in Clay County and last week’s shooting death of Makia Coney in Duval County inspired his decision to speed up the officer response time in missing-persons cases.

Rutherford issued an internal memorandum Friday that detailed the changes. Missing-persons reports were previously assigned a low-response priority unless there were signs of foul play. But the revision makes all but habitual runaway missing-persons cases Priority 1 for officers.

The calls can’t be delayed or handed off to another officer unless a supervisor approves the change. Rutherford said habitual runaways will be handled with a lower priority but can be upgraded immediately in case of foul play.

“Given all that’s happened recently, I’m not comfortable waiting around until we know there is some evidence of foul play,” he said. “I want to make sure these reports are given the priority they deserve.”

St. Johns County Sheriff David Shoar said his missing-persons protocol is similar to Jacksonville’s previous system. But with the recent influx of disappearances across Northeast Florida, he said he plans on adjusting to a more proactive model as soon as possible.

“We’re not as busy as JSO, but Sheriff Rutherford’s move has definitely inspired me to revisit our strategy for dealing with disappearances,” Shoar said. “The window is small in these cases, and there’s no room for error.”
*Much more at link!

Article:
http://jacksonville.com/news/metro/crime/2010-02-16/story/rutherford_missing_persons_now_top_priority

Angel Who Cares
02-18-2010, 07:18 AM
Cummings enters plea in drug case
Published: Thursday, February 18, 2010 1:39 AM EST
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Ronald Cummings, the father of missing child Haleigh Cummings, has issued a plea of not guilty plea for drug trafficking charges, a court official said Wednesday.

Cummings, 26, faces five counts of trafficking in prescription pills after investigators reported that he and four others were dealing in oxycodone and hydrocodone pills following a month-long undercover narcotics investigation.

Meanwhile, Croslin and Sykes are scheduled to appear before Judge Terry LaRue this morning for arraignment hearings in Palatka.

Cummings will not be present since he has already issued his plea through his attorney, Terry Shoemaker of St. Augus-tine.

Article:
http://www.palatkadailynews.com/articles/2010/02/18/news/news03.txt

Angel Who Cares
02-18-2010, 07:30 AM
Misty: 'I Want To Get Out Of This Place'
Recording Of Jailhouse Conversations Released
POSTED: Wednesday, February 17, 2010
UPDATED: 6:58 am EST February 18, 2010
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The St. Johns County Sheriff's Office has released another round of jailhouse conversations involving Misty Cummings. In them, she pleads with her parents to find a way to get her out of jail.

In the tapes, Cummings said she will change her ways if she gets out of jail. Then while talking with her father, Hank Croslin, the conversation turns to Haleigh.

In a separate conversation, Misty's father and brother, Hank Croslin Jr., expressed skepticism about whether she has been telling investigators everything she knows about Haleigh's disappearance.

In a separate recorded conversation, Misty Cummings talked with her mother about a bounty hunter offering to get her out of jail if she can shed any light on Haleigh's disappearance.

Video: More Misty Cummings Phone Calls Released
http://www.news4jax.com/video/22596605/index.html

Article:
http://www.news4jax.com/news/22596470/detail.html

Angel Who Cares
02-18-2010, 07:46 AM
UPDATED: New tapes from inside the jail of Misty Cummings
2/18/10 Last Update: 1:01 am
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Misty Cummings is here in the St John's County jail right now, but will go to Putnam County court in the morning. Now, we have the newest recordings of how Misty is handling jail, including what she did on the anniversary of Haleigh's disappearance.

Action News has the taped jail visit by Misty's parents on February 9th, one day before the anniversary of Haleigh's disappearance. Over and over again Misty pleaded for her parents to get her out of jail. Even talking about trying to use a bounty hunter in California to pay her bond. "The only way I'll talk to him is if he bonds me out of here," said Misty.

Action News did speak with the bounty hunter in California Misty mentioned. He says he'll bond Misty out with 135-thousand dollars. He does have a stipulation though, she has to tell him where to find Haleigh, dead or alive.

Video: Misty Revealed 2/17/2010 - 02:16
MISTY CUMMINGS WILL GO BACK IN FRONT OF A JUDGE IN PUTNAM COUNTY TOMORROW MORNING
http://www.actionnewsjax.com/mediacenter/local.aspx?videoId=36429@wtev.dayport.com&navCatId=5

Article:
http://www.actionnewsjax.com/content/topstories/story/New-tapes-from-inside-the-jail-of-Misty-Cummings/IafT9k7hEk2e4pGhLnr6Gw.cspx

Angel Who Cares
02-18-2010, 08:04 AM
Ronald And Misty Cummings In Court Thursday
February 18, 2010 6:52 AM
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Ronald Cummings and his ex-wife Misty Croslin are due in a Putnam County court Thursday, answering to drug trafficking charges.

In taped jail-house conversations between Misty and her father released Wednesday, Misty again said she wants to get out of prison.

In a separate conversation between Misty's father and her brother Hank Croslin, her father said he's not completely sure his daughter does not have information that could help investigators find Haleigh.

"I mean, I don't know if she knows anything or not" said her father. Hank Croslin then interjected "tell her to go ahead and tell the truth and not be making up stories".

Article:
http://wokv.com/localnews/2010/02/ronald-and-misty-cummings-in-c.html

Angel Who Cares
02-18-2010, 08:22 AM
New Recordings Of Misty Croslin In Jail
Updated: Thursday, 18 Feb 2010, 8:06 AM EST
Published : Thursday, 18 Feb 2010, 7:55 AM EST
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FOX 35 has new recordings of Misty Croslin in jail. She's the young woman who investigators say last saw Haleigh Cummings last year before she disappeared from her Putnam County home.

The new video recordings are of Misty talking to her parents on February 9, 2010.

*Video Included In Article!

Click here to go to our Haleigh Cummings coverage section>>>
http://www.myfoxorlando.com//subindex/news/cummings_case

Article:
http://www.myfoxorlando.com/dpp/news/cummings_case/021810-Misty-Croslin

Angel Who Cares
02-18-2010, 08:58 AM
Haleigh's Ex-Step Mom Moved To Different Jail
Posted: 8:10 am EST February 18, 2010
Updated: 8:20 am EST February 18, 2010
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Misty Croslin-Cummings is sitting in a new jail cell. Early Thursday morning, Misty was booked into the Putnam County jail on drug charges. She had been in the St. Johns County jail for the past three weeks.

Haleigh's father, Ronald Cummings, is also being held in the Putnam County jail on drug charges.

Article:
http://www.wftv.com/news/22598915/detail.html

Angel Who Cares
02-18-2010, 09:41 AM
Misty Croslin transferred to Putnam County jail
Misty Croslin, ex-stepmother of missing Haleigh Cummings, was transferred this morning and is being held on more than $1.3 million bond.
9:20 a.m. EST, February 18, 2010
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Misty Croslin, the ex-stepmother of missing Haleigh Cummings, was transferred to a different jail this morning.

Misty Croslin, 18, was booked into the Putnam County Jail at 6:21 a.m. today, jail records show. She had been at the St. Johns County jail in St. Augustine since her arrest three weeks ago.

It's unclear why she was moved.

She is being held on more than $1.3 million dollars bond on numerous drug trafficking charges.

Ronald Cummings is also being held at the Putnam County jail on a $900,000 bond.

Check back for more information.

Article:
http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/local/breakingnews/os-misty-croslin-haleigh-cummings-jail-20100218,0,1530027.story

Angel Who Cares
02-18-2010, 03:02 PM
Ronald Cummings, Misty Croslin plead not guilty in drug case
Published: Thursday, February 18, 2010 at 1:30 p.m.
Last Modified: Thursday, February 18, 2010 at 1:30 p.m.
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Ronald Cummings and Misty Croslin have entered pleas of not guilty to trafficking prescription narcotics in Putnam County.

Cummings, 26, the father of missing Satsuma girl Haleigh Cummings, is charged with five counts. Croslin, 18, who was Cummings girlfriend at the time of the disappearance in February 2009, is charged with eight counts.

Croslin is being held in the St. Johns County Jail but was briefly booked into the Putnam County Jail Thursday morning. The jail's Web site shows her being booked in at 6:21 a.m. and booked out at 10:47 a.m. She is still listed as an inmate in the St. Johns jail.

Cummings entered a written plea Wednesday while Croslin pleaded not guilty on Thursday morning.

Misty Croslin, left, and Ronald Cummings
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Article:
http://www.gainesville.com/article/20100218/ARTICLES/100219443/1004/LIVING?Title=Ronald-Cummings-Misty-Croslin-plead-not-guilty-in-drug-case

Angel Who Cares
02-18-2010, 03:18 PM
Two new charges added to Misty Croslin in court
Former stepmother of Haleigh Cummings now faces seven drug-related counts
Story updated at 12:29 PM on Thursday, Feb. 18, 2010
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Wearing a blue jail uniform and with cornrows in her hair, Misty Croslin was arraigned on seven drug trafficking charges today in a Putnam County Court. Two of the charges were added this morning to five she already faced following an undercover narcotics investigation that ended with five arrests, including her former husband, Ronald Cummings.

Hope Sykes, 18, a co-defendant in the case, was also arraigned on one count of drug trafficking. Cummings and co-defendants Hank Croslin Jr. and Donna Michelle Brock, 44, have filed written pleas of not guilty and asked for jury trials in their cases.

Misty Croslin's attorney, Robert Fields, told LaRue he has filed similar motions in the five initial charges facing client and intends to do so in the remaining two. Croslin’s $1.3 million bail could change with the new filings.

In another twist in the case that has had its central focus on the still-missing Haleigh, Croslin's mother, Lisa Croslin, was arrested on a warrant as she left the courthouse following an earlier hearing this morning. Her husband, Hank Croslin Sr., who is Misty Croslin's father, was leaving his own 9 a.m. hearing when Palatka police arrested his wife, he said. The charge stems from an incident at the Palatka Walmart around Christmas, he said.

The senior Croslin said several arrests of his family are all stemming from the Haleigh case. Croslin was the only member of the family in the courtroom when his daughter was arraigned.

As they took her out after the hearing, he asked if he could give her a hug but wasn't allowed. He said his daughter looked sad and scared. She told him she loved him as she left the courtroom, he said. Her next court appearance is March 31.

Misty Croslin faces eight counts of trafficking in prescription drugs, including one charge in St. Johns County. Her arraignment in that case is March 8.

Article:
http://jacksonville.com/news/metro/crime/2010-02-18/story/two_new_charges_added_to_misty_croslin_in_court

Angel Who Cares
02-18-2010, 03:59 PM
More Misty Croslin Jailhouse Tapes Released
Created: 2/18/2010 2:05:36 PM
Updated: 2/18/2010 3:08:08 PM
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Misty Cummings pleaded not guilty to drug charges brought against her today in court. Robert Fields, her attorney, requested a jury trial. A pretrial hearing is set for March.

Also today, Cummings' mother, Lisa Croslin, was arrested outside of court hours after her daughter's appearance on an outstanding theft warrant from 2009.

Wednesday, more jailhouse tapes of conversations between Croslin and her father, Hank Sr., were released by the St. Johns County Sheriff's Department.

An excerpt:
Hank: "I pray for Haleigh, too."
Misty: "I pray for her too, all day everyday. I'm telling you I do. I miss her so much."
Hank: "Poor little girl. I miss her, too."
Misty: "God is going to bring her home."
Hank: "God is going to bring her home?"
Misty: "God is going to bring her home."
Hank: "Do you think she can come home?"
Misty: "Of course.
Hank: "I hope and pray to God she does."
Misty: "Me too. I can't tell you definitely because you know I cant say 100 percent, but God hasn't given me that sign but I wish I could tell you more.
Hank: "I don't want to know more."

Bounty hunter Leonard Padilla has offered to pay Croslin's bail in exchange for information on Haleigh. Misty said Padilla already bought a car for her parents.

Video: More Misty Croslin Jailhouse Tapes Released 02/18/10 Report
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Video: More Misty Croslin Jailhouse Tapes Released 02/18/ Report
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http://www.firstcoastnews.com/news/topstories/news-article.aspx?storyid=152200&catid=3

Angel Who Cares
02-18-2010, 04:48 PM
UPDATED: Another Arrest In Haleigh's Family
Missing Girl's Father, Step-Mother Plead Not Guilty To Drug Charges
POSTED: Thursday, February 18, 2010
UPDATED: 8:07 pm EST February 18, 2010
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Lisa Croslin was arrested outside the Putnam County Courthouse on an outstanding warrant for grand theft. About an hour later, Ronald Cummings' ex-wife, Misty, and a cousin of Ronald were arraigned on charges of trafficking in prescription pain killers.

Ronald Cumming was excused from the arraignment when his lawyer entered a not guilty plea on his behalf on Wednesday. Misty Cummings, 17, and 18-year-old Hope Sikes, Ronald's cousin, were brought into the courtroom in handcuffs and shackles. They also entered not guilty pleas.

While Misty Cummings and Sykes were in a second-floor courtroom, Haleigh's birth mother, Crystal Sheffield, was downstairs meeting with the Department of Children and Families.

Sheffield and Haleigh's grandmothers, Marie Griffis and Teresa Neves, met with DCF officials to discuss the custody of Haleigh's younger brother, Ronald Jr. Sheffield is still working to obtain full custody. Griffis said it was a total coincidence that the meeting with DCF and the arraignment were scheduled on the same day.

"I know they are facing a lot of years," Marie Griffis said. "I just hope whoever has the information on Haleigh gives it up. More than likely if they do that, a lot of that stuff will be taken away from them."

In a separate phone conversation, Misty's father and brother express skepticism about whether she's telling investigators everything she knows about Haleigh's disappearance.

"It makes the family life look worse, but it keeps Haleigh's face out there," Griffis said. "Even though this is negative on the family, it still keeps her face in the media."

Misty Cummings pleaded not guilty to eight counts of trafficking in prescription painkillers at her arraignment at Putnam County courthouse Friday morning.
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Video: Another Arrest In Haleigh's Family 2:34
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Article:
http://www.news4jax.com/news/22602735/detail.html

Angel Who Cares
02-18-2010, 05:42 PM
Missing girl's dad pleads not guilty in drug case
Febuary 18, 2010
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The father and former stepmother of a missing north Florida girl have pleaded not guilty to various trafficking charges.

Ronald Cummings and Misty Croslin were arrested in a January drug sting. Cummings entered a written not guilty plea on Wednesday and Croslin entered her plea in a brief appearance Thursday morning.

Article:
http://www.myfoxorlando.com/dpp/news/cummings_case/021810-Cummings-Drug-Arrest-plea

Angel Who Cares
02-18-2010, 06:49 PM
UPDATED: Misty Croslin's Attorney Tells Bounty Hunter to Back Off
Created: 2/18/2010 2:05:36 PM
Updated: 2/18/2010 9:01:14 PM
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Croslin's lawyer also has sent a strong warning to Leonard Padilla, a well-known bounty hunter, which First Coast News obtained today.

The cease-and-desist letter dated Feb. 17 says, "We have been informed that you have purchased a vehicle, cellular phones and other items for Hank and Lisa Croslin. Misty considers this action an unwanted, third-party contact intended to influence her parents to convince her to work with you."

"Of course I'm trying to get to her. I want to get the truth from her. How else does he expect me to create goodwill between me and her?" said Padilla today.

Padilla, who has not received the letter yet, confirmed that he had spent about $3,000 on a car for Hank Croslin Sr. and at least $200 on food and phone time for Misty or her family.

Padilla also said his office bailed Misty's mother, Lisa Croslin, out of jail Thursday for the grand theft charge.

"Misty Croslin has made it clear to me that she does not desire your assistance in this matter. Therefore, she respectfully requests that you cease and desist any further attempts to contact her, either directly or by way of any third party," the letter said.

Video: More Misty Croslin Jailhouse Tapes Released 02/18/10 Report 9:24
http://www.firstcoastnews.com/video/default.aspx?bctid=67181072001

Video: More Misty Croslin Jailhouse Tapes Released 02/18/ Report 9:51
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Video: Misty Croslin's Attorney Tells Bounty Hunter to Back Off 02/18/10 5 p.m. Report 1:51
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http://www.firstcoastnews.com/news/mostpopular/news-article.aspx?storyid=152200&provider=top

Angel Who Cares
02-18-2010, 07:02 PM
Nancy 2/15/10 Cummings & Croslin Tapes - Part 1
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7qe7UwlSMeY

Nancy 2/15/10 Cummings & Croslin Tapes - Part 2
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rd0cI-TDWeo

Nancy 2/15/10 Cummings & Croslin Tapes - Part 3
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ttnxxBt2-dk

Nancy 2/15/10 Cummings & Croslin Tapes - Part 4
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bZ-dgkaMwvc

Nancy 2/15/10 Cummings & Croslin Tapes - Part 5
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gIAUqXN6IiU

Nancy 2/15/10 Cummings & Croslin Tapes - Part 6
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=btLiiTOnUHQ

Nancy 21610 Cummings+Croslin Tapes - Part 7
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Angel Who Cares
02-18-2010, 08:02 PM
UPDATED: Jail Videos: Misty Croslin DVD's Released 2/18/10
Posted: Thursday, 18 February 2010 6:52PM
News Talk 97.3 The SKY is in the process of making the entire DVD available online. Please check back often to http://www.thesky973.com for updates.


VIDEO: Undercover Drug Bust/SJCO Sherrif's Office/WJXT-TV
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Video 1: Included at link!

Video 2: Included at link!

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Angel Who Cares
02-18-2010, 08:06 PM
UPDATE: Arraignments In Putnam Drug Busts
Posted: Thursday, 18 February 2010 1:20PM
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Misty Croslin and Hope Sykes appeared before Judge Terry LaRue this morning for arraignment hearings in Palatka.

Ronald Cummings was not be present since he has already issued his not guilty plea through his attorney, Terry Shoemaker.

Ronald Cummings and Misty Croslin face minimum prison sentences of 25 years if convicted of these drug charges.

Article:
http://www.thesky973.com/pages/6390459.php

Angel Who Cares
02-18-2010, 08:15 PM
*FYI: DOB For Misty's mother below!

Misty Croslin's Mom Arrested, Bonded Out
Posted: Thursday, 18 February 2010 11:39AM
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The mother of Misty Croslin was arrested today and has already bonded out on larceny theft charges in Putnam County.

Croslin's mother, Lisa Croslin, was arrested on a warrant as she left the courthouse following an earlier hearing this morning.
Her husband, Hank Croslin Sr., who is Misty Croslin's father, was leaving his own 9 a.m. hearing when Palatka police arrested his wife, he said. The charge stems from an incident at the Palatka Walmart around Christmas, he said.

Lisa Croslin is out on probation for a charge of forgery from last summer.

LISA CARMEN CROSLIN
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LISA CARMEN CROSLIN---PALATKA, FL
Booking Date & Time: 2/18/2010 11:19:01 AM - Booking#: 10-00741
Release Date & Time: 2/18/2010 12:19:43 PM
DOB: 9/10/1969 - RACE: W - SEX: F

Charges---Misd/Felony---Degree---Bond---Bond---Posted
812.014-2c1---LARC THEFT IS 300 OR MORE BUT LESS THAN 5000 DOLS---F T---$504.00---2/18/2010---12:17:08 PM---$504.00

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Angel Who Cares
02-18-2010, 09:24 PM
Misty Croslin Pleads Not Guilty On Drug Charges
Croslin Charged With Drug Trafficking
POSTED: 7:34 pm EST February 18, 2010
UPDATED: 8:03 pm EST February 18, 2010
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Misty Croslin pleaded not guilty to several counts of drug trafficking Thursday in a Putnam County court.

In newly released jailhouse tapes, Croslin told her father she misses Haleigh and that she believes Haleigh will come home.

"God is going to bring her home," Croslin told her father.

Video: Misty Croslin Jail Interview Released
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Article:
http://www.wesh.com/news/22606262/detail.html

Angel Who Cares
02-18-2010, 09:30 PM
Misty Croslin pleads not guilty, transferred
Updated: Thursday, 18 Feb 2010, 9:16 PM EST
Published : Thursday, 18 Feb 2010, 9:16 PM EST
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Misty Croslin on Thursday pleaded not guilty to all seven drug charges brought against her in court. Robert Fields, her attorney, requested a jury trial. A pretrial hearing is set for March. Misty, 18, was arrested with ex-husband, Ronald Cummings, and her brother on drug trafficking charges in January.

Also on Thursday, Misty Croslin's mother, Lisa Croslin, was arrested outside of court on an outstanding grand theft warrant from 2009, just hours before her daughter's appearance. She bonded out of jail a few hours later.

Croslin's lawyer also has sent a strong warning to Leonard Padilla, a well-known bounty hunter who was involved in the Casey Anthony case. Padilla is a California-based bounty hunter who had offered to pay Croslin's bail in exchange for information on Haleigh.

The cease-and-desist letter dated Feb. 17 says, "We have been informed that you have purchased a vehicle, cellular phones and other items for Hank and Lisa Croslin. Misty considers this action an unwanted, third-party contact intended to influence her parents to convince her to work with you."

MistyCroslin, 18, was arrested with ex-husband, Ronald Cummings, and her brother on drug trafficking charges in January.
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"New recordings of Misty Croslin in jail" >>>
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Angel Who Cares
02-18-2010, 10:12 PM
UPDATED: Video: Ronald, Misty Make Drug Deals
8 Undercover Videos Recorded Inside Car Over Several Days
POSTED: Thursday, February 18, 2010
UPDATED: 10:28 pm EST February 18, 2010
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Investigators released undercover video Thursday that they said shows multiple drug deals involving Ronald and Misty Cummings and an undercover officer. "You just leave the pills right there and I'll pick them up when I walk into the bathroom," Misty tells Ronald in the video. "You go in there and it looks like I'm waiting on you to use the bathroom."

At one point, Ronald is heard worrying, saying if anyone catches him, they'll get suspicious because he's Haleigh Cummings' father. "Because of my daughter, you know, anyone who's ever seen anything about it knows," he said. "Please don't ever tell no one that I did this (expletive). People would go to assuming that I was doped by or pissed someone off. Dope boys don't come and get your kids like that."

Of the eight undercover drug deal videos recorded, Ronald is only in a few of them, while Misty is in every one.

In one video, Misty said some Percocet pills came from a dentist. "He gave me free dentist work and gave it to me in her name, and I didn't have to pay nothing," she said.

In another video, Misty said money was difficult to come by because she couldn't find work. "(Ronald) knows better. He has a job. I can't get that," Misty said. "People won't hire me. They won't hire Misty Croslin."

In a Jan. 20 video, during another undercover drug deal, investigators arrived to arrest Ronald and Misty, among others.

Ronald and Misty Cummings appear in undercover videos that investigators say show multiple drug deals.
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Video: Undercover Video Shows Drug Deals 2:46
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Article:
http://www.news4jax.com/news/22606713/detail.html

Angel Who Cares
02-19-2010, 01:19 AM
Croslin faces new drug charges
Posted: February 19, 2010 - 12:06am
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As Misty Croslin stood before a judge in shackles and chains Thursday to face seven drug trafficking charges, a California bounty hunter was offering her a way out of jail in an exchange of information.

Before Croslin went to her arraignment, the bail that stood between her and freedom was about $1.3 million. In Sacramento, Calif., Thursday, bounty hunter Leonard Padilla said he was willing to pay a bond he estimated at $135,000 to get her out.

The deal has a caveat. "It's got to bear fruit," he said. "It's got to lead me to HaLeigh."

Fields said Padilla wants to question Croslin, then decide if he will arrange a bond. "If he likes the answers, he will bail her out," he said. "It's a license to interrogate."

In conversations with her parents, Croslin has asked that they maintain contact with Padilla, who came to southern Putnam County when HaLeigh disappeared.

Fields said Croslin has changed her mind. "Hearing his [Padilla's] conditions she doesn't want to do it," he said. Fields said he would be willing to accept help with her bail if the offer came with no strings attached.

Padilla said he does not believe Croslin was asleep, as she said she was, when HaLeigh disappeared. "I'm not going to believe that," he said.

Padilla said he also has been helping Croslin's parents and bought a 2001 Ford Taurus for her father, who is not working and says notoriety from HaLeigh's case has kept him from getting a job.

Padilla said he also gave Hank Croslin money to meet expenses. "I don't believe she's told the cops what happened," Padilla said.

Thursday, she conferred quietly with her attorney before Circuit Judge Terry LaRue read the charges to her. She looked somber during the appearance, wearing waist chains and handcuffs. Investigators from HaLeigh's case stood in the back of the courtroom during the hearing.

Hope Sykes, 18, a co-defendant in the drug case, was also arraigned in the Putnam court on one count of trafficking.

Cummings and co-defendants Hank Croslin Jr. and Donna Michelle Brock, 44, skipped arraignment hearings and instead filed written pleas of not guilty and asked for jury trials.

Misty Croslin's next Putnam County court appearance is March 31. Misty Croslin faces eight counts of trafficking in prescription drugs, including the single charge in St. Johns County. Her arraignment in that case is March 8.

Misty Croslin appears at the Putnam County courthouse for her arraignment on drug trafficking charges Thursday in Palatka.
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Angel Who Cares
02-19-2010, 01:27 AM
Haleigh Cummings Update: Arraignments, Arrests and Bondings…Oh, My!
Posted: Thursday, 18 February 2010 8:33PM
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It was supposed to be a day of court room formalities for Misty Croslin, Ronald Cummings and Hope Sykes as they had pleas of not guilty made on their behalf by their attorneys. Misty Croslin, Ronald Cummings, Tommy Croslin, Hope Sykes and Donna Brock were arrested on January 20, 2010 on drug trafficking charges.

It started out normal enough for this rather unusual situation as Croslin pleaded not guilty to all seven drug charges brought against her today in court. Her attorney, Robert Fields, requested a jury trial. A pretrial hearing is set for March. While Misty Croslin was being arraigned on her charges, her father Hank Croslin Jr. was in court dealing with his own charges of doctor shopping, but that was just the tip of the iceberg.

Misty Croslin's mother, Lisa Croslin, was arrested outside of court on an outstanding grand theft warrant from 2009, just hours before her daughter's appearance.
Lisa Croslins stay Thursay in the Putnam County Jail where she had been a guest once before on forgery charges was brief. That’s because millionaire bondsman-bounty hunter Leonard Padilla bailed her out shortly after 12 noon Thursday.

The cease-and-desist letter dated Feb. 17, 2010 says, "We have been informed that you have purchased a vehicle, cellular phones and other items for Hank and Lisa Croslin. Misty considers this action an unwanted, third-party contact intended to influence her parents to convince her to work with you." Padilla, who has not received the letter yet, confirmed that he had spent about $3,000 on a car for Hank Croslin Sr. and at least $200 on food and phone time for Misty or her family.

The letter went on to read: "Misty Croslin has made it clear to me that she does not desire your assistance in this matter. Therefore, she respectfully requests that you cease and desist any further attempts to contact her, either directly or by way of any third party."

Article:
http://www.thesky973.com/pages/6394553.php

Angel Who Cares
02-19-2010, 02:08 AM
Haleigh's, Somer's Families Get Support
Justice Coalition Gathers Local Families Of Victims Of Crime
POSTED: Thursday, February 18, 2010
UPDATED: 7:14 pm EST February 18, 2010
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With a picture of her granddaughter sitting on a table, Marie Griffis wore her pain on her face. Her granddaughter, 6-year-old Satsuma girl Haleigh Cummings, has been missing for more than a year, and she still hasn't gotten the answer to this question: "She really was missing. All I could think was, 'Why? Why her?'" Griffis said.

The Justice Coalition gathered local families of victims of crime Thursday to offer their support. The families have similar stories and have at times been desperate for help.

Phillip Bowling, the grandfather of 7-year-old Somer Thompson, an Orange Park girl who went missing in October and was found dead in a landfill days later, spoke about his family's lowest moment: when he got the call his granddaughter was missing.

He and his wife, Debbie Bowling, talked to Channel 4 after Thursday's event, explaining the road hasn't gotten any easier since it was announced last week that a person of interest had been arrested in Somer's murder case. In fact, the Bowlings said when the news broke that 24-year-old Jarred Harrell was in custody, things got harder for their daughter and Somer's mom, Diena Thompson.

"She is not doing well," Debbie Bowling said. "The news was bittersweet. It's been very hard for her especially."

Phillip Bowling said the Justice Coalition will continue to be a source of support for the family because they're still a long way from any real closure.

Video: Haleigh's, Somer's Families Get Support From Justice Coalition 2:15
http://www.news4jax.com/video/22605322/

Article:
http://www.news4jax.com/news/22603824/detail.html

Angel Who Cares
02-19-2010, 02:43 AM
Police: Secret video shows Ron and Misty selling drugs
Last Update: 2/18 11:59 pm
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Misty Cummings is seen laughing as she negotiates a drug deal with an undercover detective. She doesn't appear to have any idea he's not a customer, but the police. "How you doing bud," she asks the man.

Several DVDs released by the Putnam County Sheriff's Office Thursday, show Misty and Ronald Cummings with the undercover detective. There were two cameras in the detective's car, one in the back and one in the front.

One night, Ronald is seen in the back seat of the car, telling the detective "$7 a piece, nine of them $63."

Another time, Misty is heard saying, "I'm scared. I don't want to be set up or nothing. I cannot get in trouble for nothing."

A few minutes after she said that, you can see Misty and Ronald trading paper bags with the undercover detective. Then, as Ronald gets out of the car, police pull up behind them. Misty says, "uh oh." Police yell back, "get on the ground."

Video: Misty & Ronald: Takedown 2/18/10 2:54
Newly released video show the undercover sting operation that nabbed Ronald and Misty Cummings
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Article:
http://www.actionnewsjax.com/content/topstories/story/Police-Secret-video-shows-Ron-and-Misty-selling/qY0aani7Yka__vkQgcTYvw.cspx

Angel Who Cares
02-19-2010, 03:06 AM
Misty Cummings goes before a judge, again
Last Update: 2/18 8:54 pm
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With her hands shackled and wearing a jail jump suit, Misty Cummings faced a judge in a Putnam County courtroom this morning. She didn't speak to the judge and let her attorney, Robert Fields, do the talking. He entered a “not guilty” plea for her on seven charges of trafficking the drug Hydrocodone.

Misty Cummings’ father was in court and was denied a request to hug his daughter. The only time she spoke came as she left the courtroom. She whispered to her father, "come see me."

Ronald Cummings waived his appearance Thursday morning. He faces five counts of trafficking 14-28 grams of Hydrocodone. Hope Sykes was also in court this morning. She entered a not guilty plea on on charge of trafficking 14-28 grams of Hydrocodone.

Misty Cummings and Hope Sykes are due back in court on March 31st for a pre-trial hearing.

Video: Misty In Court 1:22
A NOT GUILTY PLEA IS IN THE BOOKS FOR MISTY CUMMINGS
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Angel Who Cares
02-19-2010, 03:41 AM
Sex, Lies and Misty Croslin Tapes: Send $$!
Febuary 13, 2010
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We’re putting up several Misty Croslin phone calls and videotaped visits with her in the St. John’s County Jail so you can listen at your leisure and plug into the world of locals police believe hold the key to finding missing Haleigh Cummings.
On the next tape (inside), her lawyer passes on a warning to Misty: DO NOT let Snakeman bail you out…He cannot be trusted… Duh.

More on the obvious later.

Unwittingly, Misty Croslin fingers her ex husband and brother, Tommy, as co-conspirators in her pain pill brokerage business, and gripes it’s unfair she’s getting charged as the so called mastermind, with all eight counts of drug trafficknig.

“I shouldn’t be getting all eight,” she tells her brother, Timmy, on a collect call to his home in Massachussetts. “John Barton (the undercover cop) asked me if I could do it, and I said, ‘Sure,’ I did some of the runs, Ronald did some of the runs and Tommy did some.”

Misty Croslin Jailhouse Tapes 1
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RmKyxw-xQ5c

Misty Croslin Jailhouse Tapes 2
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_rVKBL2qGS4

Misty Croslin Jailhouse Tapes 3A
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TIhsWcUZk3w

Misty Croslin Jailhouse Tapes 3B
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AYKMgG-5wL8

Misty Croslin Jailhouse Tapes 4
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IqG-LtfstwU

Misty Croslin Jailhouse Tapes 5A
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NZwuFfwCZa4

Misty Croslin Jailhouse Tapes 5B
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q0YvGmW3F5A

Misty Croslin Jailhouse Tapes 6A
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cgs0VIbcxBk

Misty Croslin Jailhouse Tapes 6B
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8QnxGa_K7zw

Article:
http://www.artharris.com/2010/02/13/sex-lies-and-misty-croslin-tapes-send/
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Ronald Cummings: “More Fun Than Solitary!”
Saturday, February 13th, 2010 at 8:11 pm
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After he’s transferred to Putnam County Jail, the accused drug trafficker who happens to be the father of missing five year old Haleigh Cummings sounds happy about his new social status surrounded by other prisoners as “alot more fun than solitary,” as he describes how his “redneck” jail neighbor bangs on bars all night to mess with fellow African American inmates. “You can hear ‘em yelling, ‘Shut Up, White boy!’”

Cummings receives regular visits from investigators worknig his daughters’ case, and talks about helping them psyche out Misty in hopes the torch she still carries for him can be used to unlock new clues to his missing child.

Ronald Cummings Jailhouse Tapes 1A
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NCc2bnHFaNA

Ronald Cummings Jailhouse Tapes 1B
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3i6B72hrois

Article:
http://www.artharris.com/2010/02/13/ronald-cummings-more-fun-than-solitary/
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Art Harris: “Misty Croslin, Tough Cookie!”
Saturday, February 13th, 2010 at 8:39 pm
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As we receive and edit more jail tapes, check the Ronald Cummings’ story for his jail conversations and the Misty Croslin jail tape story for more of her conversations from behind bars.

It’s fascinating to watch as law enforcement uses the jailhouse visits to make what one calls a “slam dunk” case for drug trafficking that could bring Misty Croslin 114 years behind bars for 8 felony counts, and her co defendants still jail terms, too. For the first time, Putnam County Sheriff’s Department investigators have leverage over the ex 17 year old babysitter who reported Haleigh missing a year ago, then married her father a month later.

So far, Misty has said investigators have recorded interviews with her ex husband, and played them for her. Our sources tell us she broke down and wept “real tears” for the first time when she heard him tell his sob story about losing Haleigh, and now losing Junior, and that he loved her and would stand by her. Of course, we now know that investigators gave Cummings the script they thought would push her buttons, and it worked.

One source close to the case said investigators noted that Misty “doesn’t give a **** about her parents, her brother or anyone else in her family. She just wants what they can give her. The only one she seems to care about is Ronald.”

But whether Cummings is really trying to help investigators crack his ex wife is questionable. On the one hand, he plays along, then talks about the psy-ops they’re using him to run no her on taped jail conversations he knows will be aired on television and that her family will hear and report to Misty…Operation heart-string blown, no?

We also remember when he helped bring her in for the Texas Equusearch polygraph she flunked “miserably,” according to Tim Miller, TES founder, presumably eager to help others pry out whatever information she knew about Haleigh.

But when Miller recruited volunteer Donna Brock to play undercover Mama and get close to Misty, it was Ronald who phoned his then wife, in New York with Brock to do CBS Early Show, their marriage on the rocks, to warn her he’d heard Miller detail Brock’s agenda on a local radio show, and to be careful.

We want to know what you think Ronald Cummings is really up to, and whether you believe he really wants to help crack Croslin…

Do you think Misty will crack?

Art Harris: Haleigh Cummings' Undercover Dad?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_5_uDZ8ttZ8

Article:
http://www.artharris.com/2010/02/13/art-harris-misty-croslin-tough-cookie/
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Art Harris: Haleigh Cummings Players In Denial
Sunday, February 14th, 2010 at 12:15 am
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While law enforcement maintains the physical evidence at the trailer where Misty Croslin reported 5 year old Haleigh Cummings missing contradicts what the the babysitter turned step-mama has been saying, Croslin tells her father she keeps wracking her brain, but there’s nothing she hasn’t revealed so far…

She does, however, reveal on taped prison phone calls and visits details of her alleged drug transactions that have the mousey 18 year old facing 8 felony counts of trafficking that could send her to prison for as long as 114 years, or at least until she’s “old and gray like you (her mother),” she told Lisa Croslin, who has yet to turn 40…
If it weren’t for Haleigh, she says she wouldn’t be where she is now, neck deep in Satsuma swamp trouble, caught by an undercover cop who asked her to find him some drugs.

It shouldn’t count, though, because she was ‘only helping out a friend,’ or so she thought, not really dealing.

Behind bars with a jail full of “deniers,” as I comment on Nancy Grace, that she “cannot accept the fact she was caught red-handed, on tape…” and now she’s behind bars, unwittingly confirming and confessing to drug transactions. Where was then 17 year old babysitter Misty Croslin when 5 year old Haleigh Cummings vanished? She could cut a far better deal if she’d just reveal what she does know, if she does know it.

But she’s not giving it up, so we decided to solicit your theories again about where was Misty?

1. At home, conked out from her three day party binge and sleeping like a log, unable to hear her brother, Tommy, bang on the trailer door, or an intruder who takes Haleigh while she is sleeping?

2. At a party, with Haleigh and Junior in tow?

3. At home with an invited, or uninvited guest?

4. At home with Haleigh who may have taken or been given a painkiller to keep her quiet while a party went on and it killed her accidentally?

5. Other?

As Misty Croslin says, “let people think what they want to think…they can kiss my ***…”

Art Harris: Will Misty Croslin Crack?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o4a1KcIUyqQ

Article:
http://www.artharris.com/2010/02/14/art-harris-haleigh-cummings-players-in-denial/

Angel Who Cares
02-19-2010, 05:14 PM
Video Shows Drug Deals Involving Haleigh’s Dad, Ex-Stepmom
Posted: 12:27 pm EST February 19, 2010
Updated: 3:21 pm EST February 19, 2010
<snipped>
Police say the tapes proved Misty ran the show in drug deal after drug deal. Investigators say she, Ronald and Misty's brother tried to sell prescription drugs to an undercover officer several times.

At one point on the undercover tapes, Ronald Cummings can be heard worrying about getting caught and people assuming that the drug deals were somehow connected to Haleigh.

The undercover videos were recorded inside a car over several days and Misty was in every last one of them. It finally came to an end when police moved in and took her into custody.

Both Croslin-Cummings and Ronald are in the Putnam County jail and, despite the tapes, both have pleaded not guilty to drug trafficking.

Investigators say they have received thousands of tips about Haleigh's disappearance, but are still no closer to finding her.
*More at link!

VIDEO REPORT: Undercover Video Shows Misty, Ronald In Drug Deals 2:11
http://www.wftv.com/video/22612079/index.html

Article:
http://www.wftv.com/news/22612106/detail.html

Angel Who Cares
02-19-2010, 05:19 PM
Undercover Tapes Reveal Cummings Drug Bust
February 19, 2010 5:41 AM
<snipped>
New tapes from the Putnam County Sheriff's Office show the key players surrounding the Haleigh Cummings disappearance, seemingly making drug deals with undercover officers.
Ronald Cummings and his ex-wife Misty Croslin pleaded not guilty in court on Thursday to a slew of drug trafficking charges.

But they may have a hard time fighting the allegations, because of a mound of evidence released by the Putnam County Sheriff's office. On numerous tapes, Croslin was seen explaining to an undercover deputy how the drug deals would work.

Cummings never implicated himself in his daughter's disappearance, however, and said "dope boys don't come get your kid like that".
*More at link!

Article:
http://wokv.com/localnews/2010/02/undercover-tapes-reveal-cummin.html

Angel Who Cares
02-19-2010, 05:35 PM
Cummings, Croslin plead not guilty to drug charges
Ronald Cummings, the father of missing Satsuma girl Haleigh Cummings, is charged with five counts. Misty Croslin is charged with eight counts.
Published: Friday, February 19, 2010 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Thursday, February 18, 2010 at 11:02 p.m.
<snipped>
Ronald Cummings and Misty Croslin have entered pleas of not guilty to trafficking prescription narcotics in Putnam County.

Croslin is being held in the St. Johns County Jail but was briefly booked into the Putnam County Jail on Thursday morning before being returned to St. Johns County.

Officers and family members of Haleigh said they hope the arrests could lead to a break in the disappearance case.

Misty Croslin is led into the courtroom for her arraignment Thursday in Palatka.

http://www.gainesville.com/apps/pbcsi.dll/bilde?Site=GS&Date=20100219&Category=ARTICLES&ArtNo=2191003&Ref=AR&Profile=1002&MaxW=250&border=0

Article:
http://www.gainesville.com/article/20100219/ARTICLES/2191003/1002

Angel Who Cares
02-19-2010, 05:59 PM
Justice Coalition continues mission with fundraiser
02/19/2010
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In what’s become its largest annual fundraiser, the Justice Coalition hosted more than 300 supporters Wednesday for its 8th Annual “Together We Can” campaign and breakfast — and the reasons behind the victims rights group were heard firsthand.

Attendees, including dozens of public safety, legal and government officials, heard three emotional stories behind how the organization assisted them in times of need.

Marie Griffis, grandmother of missing Haleigh Cummings; Phillip Bowling, grandfather of slain Somer Thompson; and Alexander Lemon, a teenager who turned his life around, all relayed stories of how Justice Coalition Executive Director Ann Dugger and her staff assisted them during their darkest hours to persevere through challenges brought upon by crime.

“They were there to help us,” said Griffis. “Without her (Ann Dugger), I wouldn’t have known what to do.”

Article:
http://www.jaxdailyrecord.com/showstory.php?Story_id=530308

Angel Who Cares
02-19-2010, 06:02 PM
Ron Cummings, Misty Croslin caught on video in undercover drug sting
February 19, 2010 2:14 PM
<snipped>
In the tapes, Croslin talks about how drug exchanges will go down.

"You just leave the pills right there and I'll pick them up when I walk into the bathroom," Misty says on the tape that was recorded in an undercover cop car.

Also on the tape, Ron Cummings worries that if people find out he's involved with drugs they would assume a connection to the disappearance of his daughter Haleigh.

http://wdbo.com/images/2010/02/misty-croslin-undercover_m.jpg

Article:
http://wdbo.com/localnews/2010/02/ron-cummings-misty-croslin-cau.html

Angel Who Cares
02-19-2010, 06:37 PM
UPDATED: More Undercover Drug Bust Videos Played
Police Say Ronald, Misty Cummings Sold Prescription Drugs
POSTED: Friday, February 19, 2010
UPDATED: 6:57 pm EST February 19, 2010
<snipped>
Within eight undercover drug deal videos released by the St. Johns County Sheriff's Office, investigators said Ronald and Misty Cummings are seen working together to sell prescription drugs.

Investigators said the undercover recordings led to the drug bust.

"Call me tomorrow," Misty said to an undercover officer in one of the videos.

"Call us tomorrow because I am suppose to come across 50 yellow Percocets and probably 50 or 60 more (inaudible)," Ronald tells the officer. "So just call me tomorrow and I'll tell you exactly what I can get."

"You gonna be with her tomorrow? Should I just call her phone?" the officer asked them.

"Yeah," they each replied.

Several times on the videos, Misty told the undercover officer how much she trusted him

Video: More Undercover Drug Bust Videos Played 2:09
http://www.news4jax.com/video/22616431/index.html

Undercover Video: Ronald, Misty Make Drug Deals 2:46
http://www.news4jax.com/video/22607303/index.html

Article:
http://www.news4jax.com/news/22614822/detail.html

Angel Who Cares
02-19-2010, 06:43 PM
Croslin, Cummings Allegedly Sell Drugs On Tape
Undercover Video Catches Cummings, Croslin Allegedly Selling Drugs
POSTED: 5:08 pm EST February 19, 2010
UPDATED: 6:02 pm EST February 19, 2010
<snipped>
The undercover video of the bust that landed Cummings and Croslin in jail has been released.

The state hopes the undercover video will help convict the pair. Both Cummings and Croslin are still in jail.

In the recent recording, Croslin told her mother she wants people to stop asking her about Haleigh and seems to admit her roll in the drug ring.

Video: Ron, Misty Allegedly Sell Drugs On Tape 1:39
Newly released tapes show Ron Cumming and Misty Croslin allegedly selling prescription drugs.
http://www.wesh.com/video/22615859/

Article:
http://www.wesh.com/news/22615462/detail.html

Angel Who Cares
02-19-2010, 08:01 PM
Video: Misty Croslin Undercover 8:45
http://www.firstcoastnews.com/video/default.aspx?bctid=67545689001

Video: Misty Croslin Undercover Part 2 ~ 9:32
http://www.firstcoastnews.com/video/default.aspx?bctid=67545679001

Video: Ron & Misty Undercover 02/19/10 GMJ Report
http://www.firstcoastnews.com/video/default.aspx?bctid=67474424001

Angel Who Cares
02-20-2010, 12:04 AM
Crosslin, Cummings recorded in undercover drug sting
Updated: Friday, 19 Feb 2010, 11:34 PM EST
Published : Friday, 19 Feb 2010, 11:31 PM EST
<snipped>
Misty Croslin and Ronald Cummings can be seen in newly-released video recorded by drug agents who were investigating the pair and their involvement in the selling of prescription drugs. Both Cummings and Croslin were arrested last month. Both have pleaded not guilty to drug charges.

http://media2.myfoxorlando.com//photo/2010/02/19/021910croslin-cummings_tmb0002_20100219230730_320_240.JPG

http://media2.myfoxorlando.com//photo/2010/02/19/021910croslin-cummings_tmb0001_20100219230720_320_240.JPG

*Video Included In Article!

Article:
http://www.myfoxorlando.com/dpp/news/cummings_case/021910-Crosslin-Cummings-recorded-in-drug-bust

Angel Who Cares
02-20-2010, 12:44 AM
Drug Sting Video Released Of Cummings, Croslin
Friday, February 19, 2010 9:52:59 PM
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Authorities have released new video allegedly showing the father and former stepmother of Haleigh Cummings dealing drugs.

Croslin appears to only have one thing in mind -- getting out of jail.

"I will talk to him to get me out, and if my lawyer doesn't agree to, get me a new lawyer because my lawyer isn't doing anything,” Croslin said. “So just get me out of here and not revoke my bond, and let me stay with you guys."

Speaking with her father, Croslin talks about having bounty hunter Leonard Padilla post her bond.

Padilla has said he will step in to get Croslin out of jail because he thinks she has information about Haleigh.

http://www.cfnews13.com/uploadedImages/Media/Video/0011(101).jpg

Video: Caught On Tape In Undercover Sting
http://www.cfnews13.com/MediaPlayer2/MediaPlayer.htm?video=0219MistyRonDrugs_0219201009 34&cat=Local&title=Caught On Tape In Undercover Sting

Video: New Jailhouse Video Released
http://www.cfnews13.com/MediaPlayer2/MediaPlayer.htm?video=0219MistyJailhouse_021920100 922&cat=Local&title=New Jailhouse Video Released

Video: Tearful Misty Croslin Wants Out Of Jail
http://www.cfnews13.com/MediaPlayer2/MediaPlayer.htm?video=000SYZWxMisty_020420100723&cat=Local&title=Jailhouse Video: Misty In Tears

Article:
http://www.cfnews13.com/News/Local/2010/2/19/drug_sting_video_released_of_cummings_croslin.html

Angel Who Cares
02-22-2010, 10:04 AM
Video: Undercover Police Video: Cummings and Croslin Busted in Drug Sting 2/21/10 ~ Part One 8:45
http://www.thesky973.com/pages/6406722.php
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Video: Undercover Police Video: Cummings, Croslin in Drug Sting 2/21/10 ~ Pt. 2 9:32
http://www.thesky973.com/pages/6406842.php

Angel Who Cares
02-22-2010, 10:11 AM
Putnam Drug Bust Jail Video 2/9: Tommy Croslin, Father 1
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ejZpjSZCVWc

Angel Who Cares
02-22-2010, 10:27 AM
WATCH: UNDERCOVER VIDEO OF MISTY CROSLIN DRUG DEAL
Published: Friday, February 19, 2010 8:46 PM EST
Undercover video of drug trafficking deal involving Misty Croslin, Ronald Cummings and Hope Sykes.
http://www.palatkadailynews.com/articles/2010/02/22/news/news0350.tnv

Angel Who Cares
02-23-2010, 09:28 AM
Undercover Cummings, Croslin video released
The surveillance tapes show money and pills being exchanged with an undercover police officer.
Published: Tuesday, February 23, 2010 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Monday, February 22, 2010 at 10:16 p.m.
<snipped>
The eight recordings date from Dec. 22 through Jan. 20 when officers arrested the five. Croslin appears in all, apparently acting as a go-between and helping organize exchanges, collecting cash or getting the pills. Also in each is the officer, his face obscured, who drives the van where all of the recordings are made with Croslin, Cummings and others riding as passengers.

On Jan. 14, Croslin is in the van, telling the driver to make it look like he's just giving her a ride. She starts telling him about her brother Tommy Croslin and her mother Lisa Croslin's court cases on previous charges, saying they "got off easy."

The driver tells Croslin he has some prescriptions to get rid of and she says she's "definitely interested." She keeps chatting, saying how she and Cummings now are friends. But, she says, "He's regretting divorcing me."

Croslin says she and Cummings had talked about getting married before Haleigh vanished. Afterward, she says there was worry Cummings would face molestation charges because she was 16 when she started seeing him and the two married but divorced soon afterward. Now, she said, she would wait longer in a relationship before she would marry. "I'm scared of 'I love you,'" she says.
*Much more at link!

http://www.gainesville.com/apps/pbcsi.dll/bilde?Site=GS&Date=20100223&Category=ARTICLES&ArtNo=2231010&Ref=AR&Profile=1118&MaxW=600&border=0

*Audio At Link!

Undercover video: Cummings on drug dealer theory
http://www.gainesville.com/article/20100223/VIDEO/2232001/1118

Article:
http://www.gainesville.com/article/20100223/ARTICLES/2231010/1002

Angel Who Cares
02-23-2010, 07:50 PM
Recovered Jail Video: Misty Croslin, Father and Bonding Out?
Posted: Tuesday, 23 February 2010 11:16AM

Misty Croslin Speaks With Her Father, Hank Croslin Sr.
Video Released 2/18/10
WSKY-FM MISTY CROSLIN VISITS WITH DAD IN JAIL RELEASED 2/18/10 21810MISTYDAD1
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IFfkAXpUwJ4

Recovered Jail Video: WSKY-FM MISTY CROLSIN JAIL VISIT WITH HER MOM PT 1 SJCO : 2/18/10 PT 1
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OiTn50xmzAo

Article:
http://www.thesky973.com/pages/6425206.php

Angel Who Cares
02-25-2010, 08:45 AM
Video: Cummings, Croslin sting video 2/19/10 3:50
http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/crime/2010/02/19/ng.haleigh.sitter.arrest.cnn

Video: Haleigh dad atty speaks 2/25/10 3:44
http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/crime/2010/02/25/ng.lawyer.cummings.cnn

Angel Who Cares
02-25-2010, 07:49 PM
Exclusive: Misty Croslin Boots Bounty Hunter!
Sunday, February 21st, 2010 at 11:05 pm
<snipped>
After she begged for his help and the family of accused drug trafficker Misty Croslin accepted a $3,000 Ford Taurus as a gift from generous Bounty Hunter Leonard Padilla to drive back and forth to visit their daughter in the St. John’s County, Florida jail, the former stepmother of missing six year old Haleigh Cummings has ordered Padilla not to contact her again.

In an exclusive interview with The Bald Truth, Croslin attorney Robert Fields tells me the California bounty hunter may have missed his first letter, so he’s sending another one, certified, first thing Monday morning, warning Padilla to stop all contact with Croslin, the babysitter who reported Haleigh missing over a year ago, and who police believe knows more than she revealed. “She understands it’s not a good idea to make a deal with any bounty hunter, and she doesn’t want to hear from him again,” Fields told me Saturday. “They’re just out for the publicity. Working with any of them is about as smart as driving your car into a lake.”

Meanwhile, The Bald Truth has learned Croslin’s ex husband, Ronald Cummings, made more than 90 phone calls to his then girlfriend-babysitter between late evening Feb. 9 and early morning Feb. 10, when he returned home from the swing shift at PDM Bridge Company and discovered his daughter missing.

Misty told my sources she just didn’t feel like babysitting after a three day binge of sex, booze and drugs — described to me as a revenge romance to get even with Ronald for trying to abort the child he feared she might be carrying from another man by squeezing her into a ball, tight, then booting her from the trailer. In an exclusive videotaped interview we shot of bounty hunter William Cobra Staubs here at artharris.com, Misty confidante Kristina “Nay Nay” Prevatt, who picked her up that night to head off on a wild three days, detailed the incident.

Such a move would take away any trump card Fields might be able to use to bargain for his client’s release on bond, or lesser charges and prison time she might receive if convicted of her drug charges, in exchange for verifiable information about what happened to Haleigh. Reading between the lines, we can expect Fields to explore several options for his client in the coming days and weeks, and if you listen to the recent jailhouse tapes, Misty Croslin hints she might have overheard something the night Haligh vanished. He declined to say whether he believed she had anything to use to bargain with law enforcement to bring down prison time she’s facing if convicted on all 8 counts of trafficking in prescription painkillers — an estimated 114 years behind bars. But he did say, “Misty understands this is serious, and has decided to take her lawyers advice.”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6OBlNdgdIgA

Article:
http://www.artharris.com/2010/02/21/exclusive-misty-croslin-boots-bounty-hunter/#more-3950
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Exclusive: Misty Croslin Letters Ban Padilla!
Tuesday, February 23rd, 2010 at 12:49 am
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The Bald Truth has obtained the above letter Misty Croslin’s lawyer tells me he sent Monday via certified mail to Leonard Padilla, emanding the flamboyant California bounty hunter stay away from his client. “Your attempts to involve yourself in Misty Croslin’s legal defense are unwarranted,” writes Palatka, Florida lawyer Robert Fields, adding that Padilla’s gift of a Ford Taurus, cell phone time and other items to her parents are “unwanted third party contact intended to convince her parents to influence her to work with you.”

And, despite what we’ve heard Misty demanding on tape–that her mother call Padilla and make a deal to bail her out — THAT just ain’t gonna happen, Fields tells me in an exclusive phone call, explaining Misty’s rant to her mother, Lisa, took place before he’d met with her last week to explain the insanity of jumping into the arms of bounty hunters like Padilla.

Police call Croslin the key to solving the mystery, and hope the $1.35 million bond on 8 drug trafficking charges that’s keeping her in the St, John’s County Jail, at least until a court hearing March 8, will keep her behind bars long enough to crack and spill what they believe she knows.

Virtually identical to a letter he sent Padilla last week, the Monday letter was mailed return receipt requested. Padilla insists he won’t bail Croslin out unless she tells him the Haleigh information up front, a deal she’s not willing to make, and signs a contract vowing he won’t revoke her bond under any circumstance. But Padilla tells us that ain’t gonna happen either, conceding the smart thing for Croslin to do would be to confide what, if anything, she knows, to her lawyer, so he can attempt to make a deal with prosecutors to find the little girl in exchange for reducing the possible 114 years she could face if convicted on eight counts of trafficking in painkillers.

Letter Misty Croslin lawyer sent Leonard Padilla 2/22/10
http://www.artharris.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/robert-fields-letter-feb-22-wm.jpg

Letter Misty Croslin lawyer sent Leonard Padilla 2/17/10
http://www.artharris.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/robert-fields-letter-feb-17-wm.jpg

Article:
http://www.artharris.com/2010/02/23/exclusive-misty-croslin-letters-ban-padilla/#more-3959
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Did Misty Croslin See Cuz With Haleigh?
Thursday, February 25th, 2010 at 1:58 am
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To hear her family tell it, Misty Croslin woke up the night Haleigh Cummings vanished to see her Tennessee cousin standing in the doorway with the five year old. Leonard Padilla dropped that mini-blockbuster on HLN’s Nancy Grace Show Wednesday night, saying he’d heard it from Misty Croslin’s sister in law in Massachussetts; I thought the former prosecutor would fall out of her chair, over what Padilla seemed to report as new, but she knew, was not… Like the undefeated Fulton County prosecutor she was (130 convictions, no acquittals), Grace probed, then reminded Padilla this angle had been out there for some time, and that cousin Joe had never been arrested or charged with a crime. It was Croslin who was behind bars, charged with trafficking in painkillers and facing more than 100 years in prison…

Indeed, it is one of the oldest rumors in the case, cranked up shortly after the five year old vanished…by none other than Misty Croslin’s family…so old it sort of sounded fresh when Padilla tossed it out there Wednesday night, especially with the intriguing detail…that Misty saw him in the doorway with Haleigh…To the bounty hunter, it must have seemed like a fresh bone, too good to give up right away…why not chew on it a while. Nancy asked me for background…

Cousin Joe, I explained, had indeed been the Croslin family’s favorite fall guy from Day One, a name they’d immediately offered me as their favorite suspect when we met in Satsuma…Cousin Joe, who was staying at the home of Misty’s brother, Timmy, the morning Haleigh turned up missing…and Timmy’s wife, Chelsea, who told me she awoke to find the car keys moved and the van parked in a different spot than she remembered, later recalling Joe had slept in his clothes.

Nancy observed that was hardly a smoking, gun, and gave me the famous raised eyebrow: “I’ll give you a chance to redeem yourself later.” I took my spanking like a man. She later explained what was well known to Haleigh case afficianados, that the cousin Joe angle had been around, the Croslin family red herring for more than a year Haleigh has been missing. She asked Padilla where he was getting his nouveau info. Padilla reported he’d gotten that tidbit from Chelsea Croslin, Misty’s sister in law in Massachussetts.

After the show, I decided to retrack the rumor, and got Chelsea on the phone about midnight. She was painting her daughter’s room pink; I could hear kids squealing in the background, and husband, Timmy, who we’ve been hearing Misty beg for money in taped calls she made collect from lockup at the St. John’s County Jail, whispering information about Joe’s background to Chelsea to pass on to me. I relayed Padilla’s story about their conversation. “I never said that, he got it completely twisted,” she smarted in an interview with The Bald Truth. “He’s either crazy or senile.” Maybe crazy like a Fox. I’m guessing Padilla would dispute senility, but maybe cop to a senior moment or two beneath his signature black cowboy hat.

“What I heard was that Joe was standing over her in the bedroom,” Chelsea went on, “and that she woke up and got scared.”

Chelsea said it was just the latest twist on the family rumor and had landed in her lap a month ago, just after her sister in law, Misty Croslin, was popped for eight felony drug trafficking charges. While Joe was a known commodity, ruled out by investigators in the early stages, Chelsea tells me she still phoned the Haleigh case agent on loan from FDLE (Florida Department of Law Enforcement) to tell him how she’d heard the old rumor recycled and re-tweaked.

It had come to her second or third hand, not directly from Misty, she said. “I said, ‘Here’s what I just heard. Joe was in the bedroom and Misty woke up and got scared.’” And? “The agent just blew it off, like it was nothing important, said he’d looked into it and it was bullsh–, ‘ she told me. “When they react that way, you don’t know what it means,” Chelsea went on. “You don’t know if they’re trying to cover it up because if it is true, having it out there might tip off the guy and mess up their investigation, or… if it really is nothing –they don’t exactly tell you for sure either way.”

What I can report is that investigators have grilled Overstreet at least twice outside Nashville, once when he was staying with his mother and looking for work, but have nothing to charge him with, that he’s free and Misty remains in jail, as Nancy reminded Padilla…His mother told me he denies any involvement or knowledge of what may have happened. The day Haleigh turned up missing, Chelsea tells me Joe was putting up Haleigh posters, then split for Tennessee. That’s where the agents found him. “He said, ‘We know what we can prove, and what’s not true,’” says Chelsea, “And we are moving forward. Thanks for calling us.’” We’ll have more on cousin Joe and Ronald, and their falling out, coming soon.

Article:
http://www.artharris.com/2010/02/25/did-misty-croslin-see-cuz-with-haleigh/#more-3986

Angel Who Cares
02-26-2010, 12:23 PM
Alachua's actual CCU more challenging than TV's CSI
Even years later, police look for lead that will bring a break
Published: Friday, February 26, 2010 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Thursday, February 25, 2010 at 9:26 p.m.
<snipped>
It can start with a tip or the opening of a musty case book.

Cold case analyst Jamie Whiteway begins the tedious process of reviewing stacks of paper filed by officers sometimes decades ago. She looks at crime scene descriptions laid out in inches and feet instead of GPS locations and reading through the history of efforts made to solve the case.

And while reading the files, she catalogs the information on the computers and looks for ways to move the case forward, perhaps with a new interview or maybe a test using new DNA technology.

Members of the Alachua County Sheriff's Office Cold Case Unit include Dean, who has been with the agency more than 20 years, Whiteway, a cold case analyst, and Larry Ruby, a special agent with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. The team currently is assigned to 28 cases of homicide, missing persons and unidentified remains in the county. The oldest posted on the Sheriff's Office Web site dates back to 1966.

"The process of the investigation is the same. You interview witnesses, interview suspects, process the crime scene for forensics," said Dean, comparing detective work on recent cases to cold case investigations. "What happens is it gets more difficult as time goes on. Witnesses - their memories fade. Witnesses die. Suspects die. Forensic evidence gets lost and degraded." "We'll see what type of new technologies can be applied to the evidence and see if there's anything that can be done that hasn't already been done before," Whiteway said.

Techniques that Dean and Whiteway hope to use on cold cases are suspect analysis by a psychologist and statement analysis.

A psychologist reviews the case beforehand to give investigators strategies on interviewing a suspect, Dean said. With statement analysis, witness statements and transcripts are reviewed for phrases and terms that can help determine if someone is lying or telling the truth. "It's just turned into this almost mathematical, scientific thing, like you're grading a paper. It's almost kind of like a lie detector," Whiteway said.
*Much More At Link! Very Informative Info...IMO :wink:
***5-Page Article!!!!

The images shown below related to cold cases from left to right and top to bottom: James Edward Tuff Jr., Haleigh Cummings, Sudheer Satti, sketch of rape suspect, Tiffany Sessions, Wende Ellinger, Michael Shane Crutchfield, Heather and Kira Radcliffe, Elizabeth Foster.

http://www.gainesville.com/apps/pbcsi.dll/bilde?Avis=GS&Dato=20100226&Kategori=ARTICLES&Lopenr=2261009&Ref=AR&maxw=343&maxh=257&border=0

SEARCH COLD CASE DATABASE
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http://www.gainesville.com/article/99999999/MISC/907289998

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See a database of unsolved crimes in the area.
http://www.gainesville.com/datacenter

Article:
http://www.gainesville.com/article/20100226/ARTICLES/2261009/1118?Title=Alachua-s-actual-CCU-more-challenging-than-TV-s-CSI

Angel Who Cares
02-27-2010, 12:55 PM
Upcoming Episodes: Natalee Holloway Investigation
Date / Time: 2/28/2010 10:00 PM
<snipped>
Latest in the Natalee Holloway case and the Haleigh Cummings investigation.
Link For Show:
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/levipage/2010/03/01/natalee-holloway-investigation
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*NOTE: Some audio for everyone snowed in & just want to stay cuddled inside for the weekend!! :blowkiss:

*Featured Episodes

EXCLUSIVE: Inside Haleigh Cummings Case!
Date / Time: 2/12/2010 10:00 PM
<snipped>
Hosts Levi Page and Sheryl McCollum tackle the Haleigh Cummings case, the missing 6-year-old Florida girl has been missing 1 year, her father and fmr stepmother are in jail on charges of drug trafficking after impeding the investigation into Haleigh's disappearance for almost a year. Will these recent arrests blow the case wide open? EXCLUSIVE: Charles Jones Jr will be speaking out Live tonight, he took Misty in after she and Ronald divorced, he also alleges that Ronald Cummings pulled a gun on him, and tried to run him off the road! Also tonight the latest in the case of missing child Aja Johnson! Special guests: Robin Sax: Fmr prosecutor, Stacy Dittrich: fmr detective and private investigator Vito Colucci.
Audio:
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/levipage/2010/02/13/fugitive-fridays
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*On Demand Episodes

Haleigh Cummings & Caylee Anthony Cases
Original Air Date: 2/21/2010 10:00 PM
<snipped>
Tonight we have all the latest fast breaking developments in the case of missing Satsuma Florida girl Haleigh Cummings! Her father and babysitter busted in an undercover drug bust! Their arrests all caught on tape and the tape depicting the dramatic takedown has been released! Also tonight shocking new evidence is released in the case against tot mom Casey Anthony accused of murdering her daughter Caylee. Tonight we learn more about how chloroform and duct tape could have played a role in this brutal murder! Also did the prosecution reveal their smoking gun that could send Casey Anthony to death row? Tune in for the blockbuster details! Panel tonight: Journalist Art Harris, Private Investigator Vito Colucci, Bounty Hunter Leonard Padilla and Reporter Mark Williams.
Audio:
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/levipage/2010/02/22/haleigh-cummings-caylee-anthony-cases
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Breaking News in Haleigh Cummings & Natalee Holloway Cases!
Original Air Date: 2/14/2010 10:00 PM
<snipped>
More jailhouse phone conversations are being released in the case of missing child Haleigh Cummings who vanished last year! As key players in the case are busted on drug trafficking charges! Haleigh's father Ronald Cummings has a new girlfriend he talks to behind bars, uses racist language and lies about police using him to get information out of Misty! Ronald's ex wife and the last person to see Haleigh alive, Misty Croslin and her family go on a profanity laced tirade about Nancy Grace, but nothing about Haleigh Cummings! Tonight as Misty Croslin grows more and more agitated behind bars will she crack? Also tonight the father of the prime suspect in the 2005 disappearance of Natalee Holloway dies! Will there be justice for the Alabama beauty now that Paulus Vandersloots political clout dies along with him? Or will Aruba continue in their corrupt path of covering up for Joran Vandersloot? Prosecutor Donna Pendergast, Defense attorney Ray Giudice, and Investigative Journalist Art Harris tackle these explosive cases!
Audio:
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/levipage/2010/02/15/the-levi-page-show
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EXCLUSIVE: Inside Haleigh Cummings Case!
Original Air Date: 2/12/2010 10:00 PM
<snipped>
Hosts Levi Page and Sheryl McCollum tackle the Haleigh Cummings case, the missing 6-year-old Florida girl has been missing 1 year, her father and fmr stepmother are in jail on charges of drug trafficking after impeding the investigation into Haleigh's disappearance for almost a year. Will these recent arrests blow the case wide open? EXCLUSIVE: Charles Jones Jr will be speaking out Live tonight, he took Misty in after she and Ronald divorced, he also alleges that Ronald Cummings pulled a gun on him, and tried to run him off the road! Also tonight the latest in the case of missing child Aja Johnson! Special guests: Robin Sax: Fmr prosecutor, Stacy Dittrich: fmr detective and private investigator Vito Colucci.
Audio:
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/levipage/2010/02/13/fugitive-fridays
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Blockbuster News in Haleigh Cummings & Trenton Duckett Cases
Original Air Date: 2/6/2010 10:00 PM
<snipped>
Tonight: Misty Croslin the former babysitter and stepmom of missing Satsuma Florida girl Haleigh Cummings breaks her silence and speaks out behind bars! Also will world famous bounty hunter Leonard Padilla bail Misty out of jail? This as the one year anniversary of Haleigh's mysterious disappearance creeps up! And tonight shocking developments emerge in the case of missing toddler Trenton Duckett who vanished in 2006. His mother Melinda Duckett appearned on HLN's "Nancy Grace" and killed herself after being grilled by Grace. Now Melinda's family is suing the controversial host. Blockbuster! Did Trenton's mother sell him into sex slavery? We have an all-star panel discussing the latest shocking developments in the case: Bounty Hunter Leonard Padilla, Body Language Expert Dr. Lillian Glass and Prosecutor Donna Pendergast.
Audio:
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/levipage/2010/02/07/bluckbuster-misty-croslin-speaks-from-jail
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Drug Bust In Haleigh Cummings Investigation!
Original Air Date: 1/31/2010 10:00 PM
<snipped>
Will drug arrests for key players the Haleigh Cummings case blow the case wide open? Will Misty Croslin crack or will she continue to be deceptive? Is she covering up for Ronald Cummings who still seems to exhibit control over her despite their divorce? We also analyze Ronald Cummings interview with a local newspaper reporter while he is behind bars! Why is Ronald complaining about the size of his jail cell while his daughter is missing? And what does his recent transfer to Putnam County jail mean for the case? Panel includes: Criminal Profiler Pat Brown, Private Investigator T.J. Ward who put Misty through a layered voice analysis and Tricia Griffith the admin. of Websleuths / Forums For Justice who has been following the case from day 1.
Audio:
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/levipage/2010/02/01/drug-bust-in-haleigh-cummings-investigation
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Haleigh Cummings Investigation
Original Air Date: 1/24/2010 10:00 PM
<snipped>
Tonight the latest in the desperate search for missing 6-year-old Florida girl Haleigh Cummings! Blockbuster news tonight! Will a drug bust involving the father of missing child Haleigh blow the case wide open and lead to answers? Tonight: Criminal defense attorney Raymond Giudice, prosecutor Donna Pendergast and investigative reporter Art Harris. discuss the arrests in the Haleigh Cummings case.
Audio:
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/levipage/2010/01/25/haleigh-cummings-investigation
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Blockbuster! Arrests in Haleigh Cummings Case!
Original Air Date: 1/21/2010 10:00 PM
<snipped>
BREAKING NEWS: Ronald Cummings and Misty Croslin-Cummings BUSTED in a drug bust! Now that the father and babysitter of missing child Haleigh Cummings have been arrested will they crack and help law enforcement solve the case? Also tonight we have exclusive information regarding Donna Brock fmr TES volunteer who was busted along with Misty and Ron, also stunning new details emerge regarding Ronald Cummings odd behavior after his child vanished! We also hear shocking details about Ronald's past relationships! Joining us tonight is child advocate Wayanne Kruger, crime analyst Sheryl McCollum and criminal profiler Pat Brown!
Audio:
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/levipage/2010/01/22/blockbuster-arrests-in-haleigh-cummings-case
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Haleigh Cummings & Caylee Anthony Cases
2/21/2010 10:00 PM - 1 hr
<snipped>
Tonight we have all the latest fast breaking developments in the case of missing Satsuma Florida girl Haleigh Cummings! Her father and babysitter busted in an undercover drug bust! Their arrests all caught on tape and the tape depicting the dramatic takedown has been released! Also tonight shocking new evidence is released in the case against tot mom Casey Anthony accused of murdering her daughter Caylee. Tonight we learn more about how chloroform and duct tape could have played a role in this brutal murder! Also did the prosecution reveal their smoking gun that could send Casey Anthony to death row? Tune in for the blockbuster details! Panel tonight: Journalist Art Harris, Private Investigator Vito Colucci, Bounty Hunter Leonard Padilla and Reporter Mark Williams.
Audio:
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/levipage/2010/02/22/haleigh-cummings-caylee-anthony-cases?loomia_ow=t0:s0:a50:g2:r3:c0.245230:b3046588 6:z0

Angel Who Cares
03-04-2010, 08:08 PM
More Misty Jailhouse Video Calls Released
POSTED: Thursday, March 4, 2010
UPDATED: 6:57 pm EST March 4, 2010
<snipped>
More jailhouse video of Misty Cummings' phone conversations with her mother were released Thursday.

"I prayed and that's all I can do," Cummings told her mother. "People are saying I don't think about Haleigh. You can ask everybody in this cell block right here, right now, everybody in this block knows that I think about her all the time, that I talk about her all the time."

"I know, sis," said Lisa Croslin, Cummings mother.

"I cried all the time about Haleigh, prayed all the time about Haleigh," Cummings said. "So they all (expletive). ... My lawyer is doing his job and he's doing the best that he can for me and I appreciate that."

Uncut Audio: Jailhouse Phone Calls
http://www.news4jax.com/download/2010/0304/22746504.mp3

Video: Misty To Mom: I Think About Haleigh
http://www.news4jax.com/video/22746083/index.html

Article:
http://www.news4jax.com/news/22745476/detail.html

Angel Who Cares
03-05-2010, 11:45 AM
Misty Croslin Jail Videos Released
Croslin Discusses Vigil With Her Mother
POSTED: 6:41 am EST March 5, 2010
UPDATED: 7:11 am EST March 5, 2010
<snipped>
On the tapes, Croslin asked her mother if she had read the latest headlines about the case in the newspaper.

•Croslin: You read the paper today?
•Mother: No. I just got up and come out here.
•Croslin: The people that are involved, that the cops think that's involved, is locked up.

Croslin also referred to a vigil held for Haleigh on the one-year anniversary of her disappearance. Both she and Ronald Cummings were in jail at the time. However, Croslin's mother attended the vigil.

•Croslin: Theresa read a letter that Ronald wrote?
•Mother: Yes. She read it.
•Croslin: Was it good?
•Mother: Yes. It was good. It said make sure Haleigh knows she'll always be his baby girl. It was really good.

Video: Misty Croslin Jail Videos Released
http://www.wesh.com/video/22750492/index.html

Article:
http://www.wesh.com/news/22750424/detail.html

Angel Who Cares
03-05-2010, 11:47 AM
Jailed Woman Cries, Prays For Little Girl
Friday, March 05, 2010 8:41:59 AM
<snipped>
Another jailhouse video has been released showing Misty Croslin, the last person to see missing 6-year-old Haleigh Cummings alive.

"Everybody in this block knows i think about her all the time," Croslin told a visitor during the video I talk about her all the time. I know sis, and I cry all the time about Haleigh, pray all the time about Haleigh. Yeah I know so they can all kiss my #%$Q."

Croslin is locked up on a million dollar bond after being arrested for illegally selling prescription drugs.

Video: Jailhouse Video
http://www.cfnews13.com/MediaPlayer2/MediaPlayer.htm?video=mistyjailhouseej_03052010121 5&cat=Local&title=Jailhouse Video

Article:
http://www.cfnews13.com/News/Local/2010/3/5/jailed_woman_cries_prays_for_little_girl.html

Angel Who Cares
03-05-2010, 03:21 PM
New Jail Video: Misty Croslin; New Jail Audio: Donna Brock
Posted: Friday, 05 March 2010 3:05AM
<snipped>
Still more jailhouse video of Misty Croslin Cummings' phone conversations with her mother were released Thursday by St. Johns County Jail officials.
Misty Croslin Cummings, the last person to see missing 6-year-old Haleigh Cummings more than one year ago, is being held in the St. Johns County Jail on drug charges carrying a $1.35 million bond.

In the video, Cummings said she thinks about Haleigh all the time.

It appears Misty has cooled to the possibility of changing lawyers and possibly getting out on bail through the offer made by bounty hunter Leonard Padilla.

Misty To Mom: I Think About Haleigh
http://www.news4jax.com/video/22746083/index.html

Audio: Donna Brock
http://audio.thesky973.com/m/audio/29676280/jail-phone-call.htm

Article:
http://www.thesky973.com/pages/6504725.php

Angel Who Cares
03-05-2010, 03:36 PM
Misty opens up about Haleigh from jail
Last Update: 3/04 11:52 pm
<snipped>
In newly-released, recorded jail house conversations, Misty Cummings gets defensive about Haleigh's disappearance.

"People are saying I don't think about Haleigh, you can ask everyone in this cell block right here, right now. Everybody in this block knows I think about her all the time and I talk about her all the time." "If I could get out, yeah I would love to get out, of course." Then Misty said she wouldn't give the bounty hunter any information.

Misty will go before a judge later this month for her drug trafficking charges.

Video: Misty Revealed 1:59
http://www.actionnewsjax.com/mediacenter/local.aspx?videoid=36759@wtev.dayport.com&navCatId=5

Article:
http://www.actionnewsjax.com/content/topstories/story/Misty-opens-up-about-Haleigh-from-jail/4vxdRhEhlUe9cDYMff_rpw.cspx

Angel Who Cares
03-06-2010, 12:40 AM
Misty Croslin: Send Pictures Of Haleigh, Ron
New Jailhouse Video Reveals Croslin's Feelings About Ex-Husband
POSTED: 4:25 pm EST March 5, 2010
UPDATED: 4:48 pm EST March 5, 2010
<snipped>
In a recent recorded jailhouse conversation, Misty Croslin tells her mother she still loves her ex-husband Ronald Cummings.

"I still love him mama," Croslin told her mother.

Croslin told her mother that her and Ronald Cummings were working on their relationship just before they were arrested on drug charges.

Video: Misty: Send Pictures Of Haleigh, Ron 1:54
In a recent recorded jailhouse conversation, Misty Croslin tells her mother she still loves her ex-husband Ronald Cummings.
http://www.wesh.com/video/22756472/index.html

Article:
http://www.wesh.com/news/22756427/detail.html

Angel Who Cares
03-06-2010, 12:42 AM
Uncut Audio: Cummings, Croslin, Brock Jailhouse Calls
http://www.news4jax.com/download/2010/0304/22746504.mp3

Video: Misty To Mom: I Think About Haleigh
http://www.news4jax.com/video/22746083/index.html

Angel Who Cares
03-08-2010, 11:41 AM
Recovered Audio Could Provide Some Insight into Haleigh Case
3/8/10
<snipped>
Private investigator William "Cobra" Staubs recorded an interview with a woman in May of 2009 and sent WSKY the audio a short time afterward. In the audio, the woman make all kinds of allegations regarding drugs, Misty and Nay Nay Prevatt.

Prevatt became a little bit better known in the disappearance of Haleigh Cummings following a letter she sent to her boyfriend while she was in jail on separate drug charges last summer . Prevatt stated in the letter that investigators quizzed her about Haleigh in regards to an alleged signed affidavit by a man named Joe Pytko who claimed the child ate some "roxies" while at a party with Misty and died. He allegedly added in his "affidavit" that Haleigh's body was put in a bag and was dumped in a pond. A pond at the Mondex near Palatka was drained around the time the letter was made public by WSKY.

WSKY forwarded these recordings to the Putnam County Sheriff's Office last year and asked if these sound files might have anything to do with the investiagtion into Haleigh Cummings. To this day, WSKY has not received and answer to that question.

Whether or not this interview will help investigators find Haleigh or her possible abductor(s), the discussions do give a possible insight to the lifestyle of Misty Crosin and Nay Nay Prevatt at the time.

DISCLAIMER: The following audio was recorded by private investigator William "Cobra" Staubs with a woman claiming to be Barbara Freeman in May 2009. The sound files contain her statements and allegations and have yet to be proven true or false. WARNING: Contains adlut language!
Freeman Audio 1
http://hosted-media.podzinger.com/wsky/archive/WSKY_News/2010-03-08_Cobra_Freeman_1.mp3

Freeman Audio 2
http://hosted-media.podzinger.com/wsky/archive/WSKY_News/2010-03-08_Cobra_Freeman_2.mp3

Freeman Audio 3
http://hosted-media.podzinger.com/wsky/archive/WSKY_News/2010-03-08_Cobra_Freeman_3.mp3

Freeman Audio 4
http://hosted-media.podzinger.com/wsky/archive/WSKY_News/2010-03-08_Cobra_Freeman_4.mp3

Freeman Audio 5
http://hosted-media.podzinger.com/wsky/archive/WSKY_News/2010-03-08_Cobra_Freeman_5.mp3

Article:
http://thesky973.com/pages/6521882.php

Angel Who Cares
03-08-2010, 12:57 PM
Croslin Appears In Court Today
Hearing Held For Misty Croslin's Drug Charges
POSTED: 11:46 am EST March 8, 2010
UPDATED: 12:14 pm EST March 8, 2010
<snipped>
Misty Croslin will appear before a judge Monday afternoon for a hearing on drug charges.

The court appearance is for a hearing on the drug charges Croslin is facing St. Johns and Putnam counties.

Croslin already appeared in Putnam County on those charges.

The hearing is expected to begin at 1:30 p.m.

http://www.wesh.com/2010/0209/22514046_240X180.jpg

Article:
http://www.wesh.com/news/22774749/detail.html

Angel Who Cares
03-08-2010, 07:23 PM
Misty Enters Written Not Guilty Plea
Missing Girl Haleigh Cummings' Ex-Stepmom Facing Drug Trafficking Charges
POSTED: Monday, March 8, 2010
UPDATED: 6:24 pm EST March 8, 2010
<snipped>
Misty Cummings, who was scheduled to go before a St. Johns County judge Monday on drug trafficking charges, entered a written not guilty plea instead.

Cummings attorney Robert Fields submitted the written plea to the St. Johns County court and demanded a trial by jury for Cummings.

Misty Cummings has already entered a not guilty plea on her charges in Putnam County. She is scheduled for a pretrial in St. Johns County on April 6.

Video: Misty Cummings Enters Not Guilty Plea 2:16
Misty Cummings enters not guilty plea on drug trafficking charges.
http://www.news4jax.com/video/22779250/index.html

Article:
http://www.news4jax.com/news/22778027/detail.html

Angel Who Cares
03-09-2010, 04:06 PM
Updated: St. Johns Co Jail Audio: D. Brock, M. Cummings, T. Croslin
Posted: Tuesday, 09 March 2010 12:32PM
<snipped>
These audio recordings are from February 9, 2010 as recorded and produced by the St Johns County Jail. The sound files are those of Donna Brock, Tommy Croslin and Misty Croslin.

These three, along with Ronald Cummings and Hope Sykes were arrested January 20, 2010 on drug trafficking charges after a month-long multi-agency drug sting operation.


Audio: Donna Brock (these calls reveal very little, if anything)
Donna Brock 1
http://audio.thesky973.com/m/audio/29736071/donna-brock-jail-call-1-2-9-10.htm

Donna Brock 2
http://audio.thesky973.com/m/audio/29736658/misty-jail-call-1-2-9-10.htm

Audio: Misty Croslin
Misty Croslin 1
http://audio.thesky973.com/m/audio/29736658/misty-jail-call-1-2-9-10.htm

Misty Croslin 2
http://audio.thesky973.com/m/audio/29736671/misty-jail-call-2-2-10-2010.htm

Misty Croslin 3
http://audio.thesky973.com/m/audio/29736689/misty-jail-call-3-2-10-10-b.htm

Misty Croslin 4
http://audio.thesky973.com/m/audio/29736738/misty-jail-call-4-2-10-10-c.htm

Misty Croslin 5
http://audio.thesky973.com/m/audio/29736769/misty-jail-call-5-2-10-10-c.htm

Misty Croslin 6
http://audio.thesky973.com/m/audio/29736791/misty-jail-call-6-2-11-10-a.htm

Misty Croslin 7
http://audio.thesky973.com/m/audio/29736800/misty-jail-call-7-2-11-10-b.htm

Misty Croslin 8
http://audio.thesky973.com/m/audio/29736809/misty-jail-call-8-2-11-10-c.htm

Misty Croslin 9
http://audio.thesky973.com/m/audio/29736853/misty-call-9-2-12-10-a.htm

Misty Croslin 10
http://audio.thesky973.com/m/audio/29736865/misty-call-11-2-12-10-b.htm

Misty Croslin 11
http://audio.thesky973.com/m/audio/29736877/misty-jail-call-12-2-12-10-c.htm

Misty Croslin 12
http://audio.thesky973.com/m/audio/29736983/misty-jail-call-13-2-12-10-d.htm

Audio: Tommy Croslin
Tommy Croslin 1
http://audio.thesky973.com/m/audio/29737448/tommy-croslin-1-2-9-10-a.htm

Tommy Croslin 2
http://audio.thesky973.com/m/audio/29737455/tommy-croslin-2-2-9-10-b.htm

Tommy Croslin 3
http://audio.thesky973.com/m/audio/29737525/tommy-croslin-4-2-9-10-d.htm

Tommy Croslin 4
http://audio.thesky973.com/m/audio/29737534/tommy-croslin-5-2-9-10-5.htm

Tommy Croslin 5
http://audio.thesky973.com/m/audio/29737560/tommy-croslin-6-2-10-10.htm

Tommy Croslin 6
http://audio.thesky973.com/m/audio/29737569/tommy-croslin-7-2-11-10-a.htm

Tommy Croslin 7
http://audio.thesky973.com/m/audio/29737578/tommy-croslin-8-2-11-10-b.htm

Tommy Croslin 8
http://audio.thesky973.com/m/audio/29737592/tommy-croslin-9-2-11-10-c.htm

Tommy Croslin 9
http://audio.thesky973.com/m/audio/29737603/tommy-croslin-10-2-11-10-d.htm

Tommy Croslin 10
http://audio.thesky973.com/m/audio/29737674/tommy-croslin-13-2-12-10-c.htm

Tommy Croslin 11
http://audio.thesky973.com/m/audio/29737674/tommy-croslin-13-2-12-10-c.htm

Tommy Croslin 12
http://audio.thesky973.com/m/audio/29737678/tommy-croslin-14-2-12-10-d.htm

Article:
http://www.thesky973.com/pages/6532424.php

Angel Who Cares
03-10-2010, 02:33 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EkaKhlIsdGA

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K4rATj2AFec

*NOTE: Click on title at top of video where it says YouTube....they will than open in a new tab.

Or go to WESH's TV YouTube Channel:
http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=weshtv#g/u

Angel Who Cares
03-10-2010, 11:02 AM
Misty Croslin pleads 3:17
http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/crime/2010/03/10/ng.croslin.plea.cnn

Angel Who Cares
03-12-2010, 06:00 AM
Missing-child cases shock, but are not the trend
Both at local and state level, authorities give them higher priority.
Story updated at 1:05 AM on Friday, Mar. 12, 2010
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Although cases of missing, abducted and even murdered children have rocked Northeast Florida for the past year, law enforcement agencies and advocates for children say the state is at the forefront in confronting the issue.

Florida has a history of creating tools and programs law enforcement agents can use in missing-person cases, said Ernie Allen, president of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.

The Child Abduction Response Team system that lets law enforcement tackle cases at a moment's notice was created in Florida in the wake of the 2004 abduction and murder of Carlie Brucia, 11, in Sarasota. The 1981 abduction and murder of Adam Walsh was instrumental in the late U.S. Sen. Paula Hawkins' introduction of what became the 1982 federal law that allowed the entry of missing-person data into the FBI database. Other laws across the country now have their origins in the 2005 Florida murder of 9-year-old Jessica Lunsford.

"Florida, in many ways borne out of tragedy, has been the leader," Allen said. Locally, law enforcement continues to make changes.

In Jacksonville last month, Sheriff John Rutherford overhauled how missing-person cases are handled to give them a higher priority. He said three cases - the disappearance of Haleigh Cummings in Putnam County, the disappearance and slaying of Somer Thompson in Clay County and the shooting death of Makia Coney in Jacksonville - made him decide to speed up response times. Officers cannot delay responding to the call or swap it without a supervisor's approval, Undersheriff Frank Mackesy said. He said the changes in how the calls are dispatched have had a negligible impact on responses to other calls.
*Much More At Link!

HIGH-PROFILE CASES
*Haleigh Cummings
The Putnam County 5-year-old was reported missing early Feb. 10, 2009, from a mobile home in Satsuma. She remains missing despite a search that gained national attention.
*Jamie Lynn Iovino
This 11-year-old Jacksonville Beach girl never made it to school Sept. 22, sparking a search that ended after 10 p.m. that day at a department store near Orange Park. Police said she appeared to have run away.
*Somer Thompson
The 7-year-old's body was found in a Georgia landfill on Oct. 21, two days after she disappeared on the way home from school in Orange Park. No arrests have been made, but a man charged with child pornography is of interest to investigators.
*Markisha Jackson
The Jacksonville 9-year-old disappeared after she would not explain how she acquired a portable video game she brought home from school Jan. 15. She turned up in a neighborhood backyard the next morning after an intense police search.
*Makia Coney
The body of the University Christian High 17-year-old was found a few hours after she left the Jacksonville school Feb. 10. Two other students have been charged with murder.
*Melvin Duclos
On March 3, the parents of the 3-week-old Jacksonville baby were convinced to give their child to a woman who said she was from the state Department of Children and Families. The baby was found 13 hours later and a woman arrested.

Article:
http://jacksonville.com/news/metro/2010-03-12/story/missing_child_cases_shock_but_are_not_the_trend

Angel Who Cares
03-24-2010, 10:35 PM
Willam "Cobra" Staubs In Court on Wednesday
Created: 3/24/2010 5:28:38 PM
Updated: 3/24/2010 5:52:17 PM
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William "Cobra" Staubs was in court today after a Putnam County man filed a false imprisonment charge against Staubs in 2009.

Today, at the Putnam County courthouse, Staubs entered a no-contest plea to the lesser charge of battery and received one year of probation.

But one condition of the sentence bars Staubs from conducting any bondsman activity or investigation work in the 7th Judicial Circuit during the year, and that means he would not be able to investigate the Haleigh case in Putnam.

Article:
http://www.firstcoastnews.com/news/local/news-article.aspx?storyid=153788&catid=3

Angel Who Cares
03-29-2010, 01:34 PM
*Links are now downloaded for those who missed the podcasts last nite!

CASEY ANTHONY: TIM MILLER SPEAKS OUT IN AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW
3/28/2010 8:00 PM
Length: 1 hr
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Speculation is swirling all over the Cable News Networks about what really went down when Texas Equusearch founder Tim Miller confronted Casey Anthony in her home about what she did with her daughter. Now audio tapes of Cindy Anthony threatening Miller have surfaced. Tim Miller will join me in an exclusive interview to set the record straight. AND, reporter Rozzie Franco joins us with excluisve information on what drove George Anthony's Mistress to attempt suicide. ALSO, We have SHOCKING, never before heard information in the Haleigh Cummings case. A new source has come forward and you won't believe what she has to say. Art Harris, from Artharris.com joins us. This is a jam packed hour...don't miss it.

Article:
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/watts-up-with-this/2010/03/29/watts-up-with-this
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Breaking News in Haleigh Cummings & Caylee Anthony cases!
3/28/2010 10:00 PM
Length: 1 hr
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Tonight explosive news in the Haleigh Cummings investigation! Misty Croslin fails another polygraph! What does this mean for the investigation? Also tonight: More twists and turns in the Caylee Anthony murder investigation! EXCLUSIVE: Joy Wray a woman who searched for Caylee says she searched the area where the body was found and says it was not there. She also claims she seen a man in that area. Will she testify for Casey Anthony's defense? Also the mistress of George Anthony attempts suicide! Special guests tonight Art Harris with artharris.com, Joy Wray, Reporter Mark Wiliams, body language expert Dr. Lillian Glass and criminal profiler Pat Brown.

Article:
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/levipage/2010/03/29/breaking-news-in-haleigh-cummings-caylee-anthony-c

Angel Who Cares
03-31-2010, 01:28 PM
Relative of Haleigh Cummings pleads in drug case
New court dates set for missing girl's father, former stepmother
March 31, 2010 - 11:09am
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cousin of missing Haleigh Cummings' father will be sentenced in late April after pleading no contest to a drug trafficking charge in Putnam County this morning.

Hope Sykes made the plea in court hearings that also set new trial dates for Haleigh's father, Ronald Cummings, and former stepmother, Misty Croslin.

Sykes, 19, could face 15 years in prison, although her age may provide some leeway in the sentencing. The prosecutor in her case said she has not made any arrangements for Sykes to testify in the cases involving Cummings or Croslin, who each face multiple trafficking charges.

Sykes is scheduled to be sentenced April 27.

Cummings, 25, whose daughter was reported missing on Feb. 10, 2009, from home in Satsuma by Croslin, is set for a second pre-trial hearing May 13. Crosilin, 18, has her next pre-trial hearing is June 3 in Palatka.

Croslin's brother, Hank Croslin Jr., is scheduled for a 1:30 p.m. pre-trial today in the Putnam court.

Article:
http://jacksonville.com/news/crime/2010-03-31/story/relative-haleigh-cummings-pleads-drug-case

Angel Who Cares
03-31-2010, 01:36 PM
Ronald, Misty Cummings Appear In Court
2 Arrested On Drug Charges Unrelated To Missing 6-Year-Old Haleigh Cummings
POSTED: Wednesday, March 31, 2010
UPDATED: 6:47 pm EDT March 31,2010
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The father and former stepmother of missing 6-year-old Haleigh Cummings appeared before a judge Wednesday in Putnam County.

A pretrial hearing was held for Ronald and Misty Cummings Wednesday morning.

Both are facing drug trafficking charges unrelated to Haleigh's disappearance.

The judge scheduled another hearing for Ronald on May 13 and a hearing for Misty on June 3.

Both have entered not guilty pleas.

Ronald and Misty Cummings appear at pretrial hearings on drug trafficking charges.
http://www.news4jax.com/2010/0331/23012990_640X360.jpg

VIDEO: Ronald, Misty Cummings Appear In Court 2:22
Ronald, Misty and Hope Sykes make court appearances on charges of selling painkillers.
http://www.news4jax.com/video/23018272/index.html

Article:
http://www.news4jax.com/news/23012005/detail.html

Angel Who Cares
03-31-2010, 03:10 PM
Exclusive: New Misty Croslin Jailhouse Letter! Key To Cracking Haleigh Cummings Case?
Friday, March 12th, 2010 at 8:43 pm
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Sources close to the case tell me investigators with the Putnam County Sheriff’s Department missing child task force obtained a copy of the letter from a Croslin relative Misty wrote last week and are comparing it to other stories she’s told before. “Part of it they believe, and part of it they don’t,” said a source who has read the letter, and says investigators are going through it with a fine tooth comb.

“The problem with Misty is that they need someone credible to corraborate anything she says because she’s told conflicting stories about that night,” says the source.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T6mkTx03V1c

Article:
http://www.artharris.com/2010/03/12/exclusive-new-misty-croslin-letter-key-to-cracking-haleigh-case/
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Exclusive: Is Misty Croslin Telling Tales?
March 17th, 2010 at 11:01 am
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Investigators believe she knows far more than she’s revealed, as pressure mounts on the 18 year old accused drug dealer, facing upwards of 114 years behind bars on seven felony charges of trafficking in illegal prescription drugs.

In famly visits and taped phone calls, Croslin has revealed she could hurt two people the family “cares about” if she tells all, alluding to her brother, Tommy, behind bars in the same St. John’s County Jail (facing three years in prison for his role in the alleged drug deals) and cousin Joe Overstreet of Antioch, Tenn., who was visiting when Haleigh went missing, but has maintained his innocence. He’s been questioned, but never charged or arrested in connection with the missing child.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b8gpf93pg48

Article:
http://www.artharris.com/2010/03/17/exclusive-is-misty-croslin-telling-tales/
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Bounty Hunter Banned in Haleigh Cummings Case!
March 24th, 2010 at 11:16 pm
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A Ft. Lauderdale bounty hunter who once worked as a private investigator for the mother of missing five year old Haleigh Cummings has been banned from working on any cases in the North Florida swamplands around Putnam County, at least for the next year, after pleading guilty to misdemeanor battery.

One factor in the deal may have been a state regulator who said Staubs was within his rights to pick up Snodgrass after his local bondsman, a convicted sexual predator named Chuck, volunteered his file. Had it gone to trial, though, the jury may have heard that, to get that file, Staubs mis-represented he had the blessing of their mutual insurance agent when the agent says he didn’t.

When he reapplies to renew his state license, experts tell us, it’s unclear if his guilty plea, or other possible complaints will play a role in the licensing board’s decision whether to renew it, including a statement from an insurance agent we watched Staubs phone before the takedown who says he denied the bounty hunter’s request for permission to revoke the Snodgrass bond, Roger Capener of Miami.

(Cobra claims his truck’s 24-7 security system captured the conversation, and others, despite state and federal laws that bar taping of a third party without permission. Any such tapes are inadmissable as evidence in a trial, and barred from public use, and had Staubs tried to use them, lawyers say he risked more criminal (and civil) charges, for allegedly violating state and federal wiretapping statutes.)

While Staubs kept that conversation under wraps, Capener later recalled their brief chat.

“He asked me if I would give him permission to pick up Mr. Snodgrass, and I said absolutely not,” Capener told The Bald Truth months ago in an exclusive interview. “In no way, shape, or form was he to go out and arrest this guy on anybody’s behalf.”

So why does he think Cobra did it? “Because he’s a nut, if you want to know the truth. He’s a loose cannon.”
*More at link!

Article:
http://www.artharris.com/2010/03/24/bounty-hunter-cops-to-beatdown-banned-from-haleigh-cummings-case/
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Exclusive: Misty Croslin Flunks Secret Police Polygraph!!
March 26th, 2010 at 2:13 am
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The Bald Truth has learned exclusively that Misty Croslin has flunked a secret police polygraph test she took last month in an attempt to shore up accounts she gave in recent jailhouse letters about what happened the night she reported five year old Haleigh Cummings missing from the trailer she shared with the girl’s father, Ronald Cummings.

“The polygraph operator said, ‘She didn’t just flunk, she flunked miserably,’” a source familiar with the hush-hush test tells The Bald Truth in an exclusive interview.

“The Putnam County Sheriff’s Department arranged it, picked her up and took her to an interview room in our jail,” recalled Sgt. Chuck Mulligan, spokesman for the sheriff’s department in St. John’s County outside St. Augustine, Florida. For all other questions, he referred us to PCSD, where no one would officially confirm or deny the Croslin test ever happened.

In an exclusive interview with The Bald Truth, Chelsea tells me the letter she received from Misty several weeks ago detailed her claim that a cousin visiting from Tennessee snatched Haleigh after dropping by the trailer with her brother Tommy Croslin—an account Tommy denies.

“I’m aware of that whole story,” Tommy Croslin attorney Jim Werter tells me, “but it’s bogus. A lie detector test we’re trying to arrange for Tommy would clear him.”

Rather than take an official police polygraph, he said his client would submit to one he was trying to arrange with a “more neutral” tester, perhaps a former FBI veteran. He said he was shooting for a sitdown in the next two weeks, and that he and private investigator, Steve Brown, had huddled with his client in a “come to Jesus meeting,” telling Croslin they would know if he were telling the truth.

At the same time, bounty hunter Leonard Padilla tells me Tommy is also willing to take a polygraph he suggested Misty’s brother do on the Dr. Phil Show. But Werter rejected the idea after he says Padilla asked for “proprietary” rights to the test results.

According to Chelsea Croslin, Misty describes how her brother, Tommy, also behind bars on drug charges, and a cousin, Joe (Overstreet), dropped by the trailer to steal a gun we’ve since learned was a prized assault rifle that Ronald Cummings had been bragging about – and even showed off — over beers at his trailer with Joe and Tommy.

According to her letter, Chelsea said Misty wrote that when Tommy and Joe arrived, “Misty told them she didn’t know Ronald had apparently taken the gun from his usual hiding place. So when they got there, and couldn’t find the gun, Tommy said, ‘I’m going home,’ and left, and then Joe got mad, grabbed Haleigh and took off.”

To further confuse things, Tommy claimed – during a previous stint in jail – that he dropped by the trailer about 10 p.m. Feb. 9, 2009, after Ronald asked him to check on Misty who was not taking calls, banged on the door, peered in, got no answer and concluded no one was home. Misty says she was dead asleep, after days of hard partying first reported here at The Bald Truth.

After she read her letter, Chelsea told me she phoned Florida Department of Law Enforcement agent Jason Jolicouer, a top investigator on the case, to alert him, but he said knew about it and “blew it off as nothing,” she said, figuring he’d already read it. In fact, he had, since regulations allow police to monitor incoming and out going inmate mail; sources tell me detectives clock every letter Misty writes, or receives.

In an exclusive interview, Croslin attorney Robert Fields acknowledged agents had alerted him about the letters’ contents, as well, including not so flattering remarks his client had made about him. When he learned of the polygraph test results, he tells me, he was “very disappointed,” as were investigators who were rooting for at least some truthful replies.

Sources tell me Croslin was upbeat about taking the test, perhaps figuring it would serve to exonerate her in the Haleigh matter if she told the truth.

Overstreet has denied any involvement, or knowledge of what happened to Haleigh, and sources familiar with two interviews he gave investigators tell me he had made prior plans to leave town on Feb. 10– days before Haleigh vanished.

“I’ve asked him over and over, and he tells me, ‘No, he didn’t do it,’” his grandmother, Flora Hollers, told me this week.
She says she has her doubts, loves them all, but doesn’t know which of her three grandchildren to believe. “I wish they could put Joe in with Misty and Tommy so (police) could get them all to sweat and maybe someone would tell us what happened,” Hollers said. “I’m just sick about that little girl.”

Repeated calls to Lt. Johnny Greenwood, spokesman for the Putnam County Sheriff’s Department, requesting comment about quietly orchestrated lie detector test were not returned by deadline. Another source tells me it’s considered too sensitive for police to confirm or deny.

However, sources close to the case tell me detectives have copies of Misty’s letters, and are comparing her written accounts with conflicting stories she’s told over the last year—and that Croslin – and police – agreed a polygraph could rebuild her credibility and lead to her exoneration if she passed.

So, at 5:30 p.m., Feb. 26, it was the moment of truth. Investigators had arrived earlier, with a veteran private examiner Patty Knight, who also works for the Jacksonville’s Sheriff’s Office (JSO), setting up her machine in the jail’s admin building. Then word went out to Croslin’s cell block and she was slipped out a side door, and escorted, in shackles, to the test area just a few minutes walk away.

She was upbeat, sources tell me, and investigators gave her a cigarette to relax. Then it was time. As is customary with polygraphs, the examiner went over the ground she wanted to cover, who was at the trailer when, and what Misty saw. Then it began, lasting over two hours.

It was the first official police polygraph Croslin has taken since she began relating the latest account of Haleigh’s possible kidnapping –and detectives were cautiously optimistic they would be able to learn something that was truthful, then use the lie test results as one way to corroborate it.

Had she scored truthful on any part of the story, sources tell me, it could have advanced the investigation, but her poor performance briefly crushed the optimism of hard-working investigators like Putnam County Sheriff Detective Peggy Cone and top FDLE agent, Jason Jolicoeur, who waited in a nearby room at the St. John’s County Jail. (Neither returned calls for comment.)

Ironically, his credibility has been shored up by default after police gave Misty an F, and it’s doubtful cousin Joe would volunteer to take one. Why should he? He may be the family’s favorite suspect, but with no evidence to charge him, he remains free as a bird.

“Maybe Misty is one of these people who just can’t pass a lie detector because she’s lied all of her life,” sighed a source close to the case, “but maybe she is telling the truth, about something…The sad thing would be, ‘What if she’s telling the truth,’ but can’t pass a polygraph?”
*More at link!

Article:
http://www.artharris.com/2010/03/26/exclusive-misty-croslin-flunks-secret-police-polygraph/
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Inside Misty Croslin Poly #2: More Lies!
March 31st, 2010 at 1:07 am
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“She’s told so many different stories, it’s affecting all our lives,” sighs Chelsea Croslin in an interview with The Bald Truth moments after we revealed our latest exclusive: that her sister in law, Misty, had flunked her 2nd police lie detector test that probed her claim about what happened the night she reported five year old Haleigh Cummings missing. “I just hope she will tell us.”

Indeed, Misty and her ex, Ronald Cummings, along with Tommy, and other members of the gang that couldn’t deal straight, will be in Putnam County Circuit Court Wednesday for a pre-trial hearing on their felony trafficking charges at 1:30 p.m. Hank Croslin Sr. is also expected to be there for unrelated drug and doctor shopping charges.

A fellow journalist, Steph Watts, has reported that Brock’s daughter picked up Donna’s computer when cleaning out her Orlando apartment and found records of a Craig’s list ad she’d taken out touting the sexual services of two women. A Donna and Misty Croslin duet? That tango would be too twisted to contemplate.

As for, Chelsea and Timmy Croslin, Misty’s other brother, the couple moved their three small children from Satsuma, Florida to Massacchussetts shortly after Misty reported Haleigh Cummings missing from her father’s trailer over a year ago, on Feb. 10, 2009. “That’s all we want — to find Haleigh alive– and if not, what happened to her and who should be made to pay for it,” says Chelsea.

Tommy’s wife, Lindsay, also called me from their house Tuesday to check in after flying her children up to visit, taking a week’s break from Palatka, where she has been struggling to find a nursing job and visit her husband in jail. She said she’s eager for Tommy to take a lie detector test his lawyer, Jim Werter told me last night, has been arranged for next week.

Lindsay says she told Tommy that we’d reported Misty’s lie test flunk, as investigators probed the story she’s been pushing — that Tommy and a Tennessee cousin, Joe Overstreet, came over to steal a gun from Ronald Cummings, and couldn’t find the gun…that Tommy left, and an angry Overstreet took Haleigh–a story both deny.

“He just laughed when I told him,” said Lindsay. “He said, ‘I told you I was telling the truth,’ and he wants to take the polygraph to prove it.”

She sounded upbeat for the first time in weeks, adding that their three children were thrilled to be playing with their cousins in Massachussetts and would reluctantly be returning to Satsuma next week. “It’s so great to be away from that place,” she sighed. “I wish I didn’t ever have to go back there.”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qACG6TuOv74

Article:
http://www.artharris.com/2010/03/31/inside-misty-croslin-poly-2-more-lies/

Angel Who Cares
03-31-2010, 08:54 PM
Haleigh's parents are back in court
Last Update: 8:16 pm
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Haleigh may still be missing, but her smile will never be forgotten. Since she has dissappeared, her grandmother has always worn her picture on her t-shirt. "I am hoping Haleigh comes home real soon because these t-shirts are wearing out," said Theresa Neves.

She wore a Haleigh t-shirt to court Wednesday morning to see her son. Ronald Cummings faced a judge for drug charges. "He is having a hard time. He is not in the best place. And he really, truly thought Haleigh would be home by now," said Neves.

Their family continues to pray that they can one day put the t-shirts away for good and be able to hold little Haleigh again.

http://www.actionnewsjax.com/media/lib/1/4/4/a/44aa609a-10f4-49ae-8bac-d8cf8e076671/Story.jpg

Video: Ron & Misty In Court 3/31/10 1:48
Ronald and Misty Cummings made a court appearance on Wednesday as they face charges of trying to sell drugs to undercover police officers
http://www.actionnewsjax.com/mediacenter/local.aspx?videoId=37179@wtev.web.entriq.net&navCatId=5

Article:
http://www.actionnewsjax.com/content/topstories/story/Haleighs-parents-are-back-in-court/pNNcjIeYdUikejdEAYRDNQ.cspx

Angel Who Cares
04-01-2010, 01:50 PM
Haleigh's relatives in court
Thursday, April 1, 2010 1:09 AM EDT
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Haleigh's father, Ronald Cummings, her former stepmother, Misty Croslin and Cummings' cousin, Hope Sykes, appeared in a bustling courtroom shortly after 9 a.m. in response to charges that stem from a month-long narcotics investigation that ended in January in which the three were allegedly dealing in $3,900 worth of prescription drugs.

Cummings, 26, was the first to stand before the court, but was interrupted as an accused murderer awaiting his own pretrial hearing cut himself.

As Judge Terry LaRue began to read each of the five charges Cummings faces, a deputy declared to the court that an inmate was bleeding, quickly leading Clint Horvatt into a holding room. Meanwhile, Cummings stood quietly as his pretrial was continued to May 13 for five counts of trafficking in Hydrocodone.

Misty Croslin, the 18-year-old who was babysitting Haleigh the night she disappeared, took the stand next in handcuffs and shackles. Croslin faces eight total counts of trafficking in Hydrocodone, with seven of the charges in Putnam County and one within St. Johns County. Her attorney, Robert Fields, was granted permission to move Croslin's next pretrial to June 3 due to issues coordinating depositions.

Hope Sykes, 19, pleaded no contest to one of two counts of trafficking in Hydrocodone, as she took the floor 20 minutes later.

Croslin's brother, 23-year-old Hank Croslin Jr., was present Wednesday afternoon to face one count of trafficking in Hydrocodone in the same case. His pretrial was continued to May 13.

Article:
http://www.palatkadailynews.com/articles/2010/04/01/news/news01.txt

Angel Who Cares
04-01-2010, 03:02 PM
Haleigh Cummings' dad, sitter in court 1:52
http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/crime/2010/04/01/ng.cummings.court.appearance.cnn

Angel Who Cares
04-01-2010, 05:52 PM
UPDATED: Misty: Girl's Kidnapper 'Ruined Our Lives'
More Misty Cummings, Hank Croslin Sr. Jailhouse Conversations Released
POSTED: Thursday, April 1, 2010
UPDATED: 5:39 pm EDT April 1,2010
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In the latest jailhouse videos released by the St. Johns County Sheriff's Office, Misty Cummings and her father, Hank Croslin Sr., mention missing 6-year-old Haleigh Cummings a few times.

"I just hate this man. They tried to ruin our whole life," said Cummings, the former stepmother of the Satsuma girl. "Whoever did this to Haleigh is the one who ruined our lives, and they better find them before we do."

In another jail visit, an emotional Hank Croslin Sr. reassures his daughter that he still believes she had nothing to do with Haleigh's disappearance, but in the same breath, it appears, Croslin still has doubts with little new information surfacing about her whereabouts. "I do believe in you, but I don't believe everything I'm hearing," Croslin said. "It just don't make sense."

But Cummings' brother Hank Croslin Jr. said his sister isn't being 100 percent truthful. He said he believes prescription pills have everything to do with the Haleigh vanishing last year.

"I really think it's all drug-related, otherwise (Cummings ex-husband and Haleigh's father) Ronald (Cummings) wouldn't have said that (expletive) if it wasn't true," Croslin Jr. said. "I just hope Haleigh comes home. That's all I worry about. She's an innocent little gIrl that doesn't deserve this (expletive). She shouldn't have been with Ronald anyway."

VIDEO: New Jailhouse Interview With Misty Cummings 2:12
She says she wants to change her life and she also has a message for one cable news anchor who has spent a lot of time talking about her. Tonight, we're seeing and hearing more of Misty Cummings' jailhouse conversations while she's locked up on drug charges.
http://www.news4jax.com/video/23029740/index.html

Article:
http://www.news4jax.com/news/23028518/detail.html

Angel Who Cares
04-01-2010, 11:54 PM
Misty Croslin Jailhouse Conversations Released
Created: 4/1/2010 10:37:38 PM
Updated: 4/1/2010 11:32:40 PM
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More jailhouse conversations between Misty Croslin and her father, Hank Croslin, have been released. In the conversations, Misty and her father talked about Misty's drug charges. But the tone quickly changed as the conversation turned to Haleigh Cummings.

At one point in the jailhouse conversations, Hank and Misty talk of those charges. But his tone changes when the conversation turned to Haleigh.

Hank: I tried to tell you. I know I tried to tell you. But no, you had to do your own thing just like you always had. Well, it's too late to cry over spilled milk anyway, so just forget about it. We all gotta do what we gotta do. I don't understand why it's happening, but it's happening. Don't cry.
Misty: I hate this man! They're trying to ruin our whole lives.
Hank: Yea, whoever did this thing to Haleigh is the one that ruined our lives. They need to ruin the person's life that did this, not ours!

Video: Misty Croslin Jailhouse Conversations Released 1:39
http://www.firstcoastnews.com/video/default.aspx?bctid=75671024001

MARCH 21: SYKES' PRISON PHONE CALL
http://www.firstcoastnews.com/video/#/News/Hope+Sykes+Prison+Phone+Call%2C+3%2F21%2F10/50619441001/50624658001/75628125001

Article:
http://www.firstcoastnews.com/news/local/news-article.aspx?storyid=154169&catid=3

Angel Who Cares
04-02-2010, 01:16 PM
Misty Talks About Haleigh In Jail Video
Posted: 12:49 pm EDT April 2,2010
Updated: 6:09 pm EDT April 2,2010
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In newly-released jailhouse videos, Misty Croslin-Cummings and her father talk about her missing former step-daughter, Haleigh Cummings.

In another visit, her father, Hank Croslin Sr., told his daughter he believes she had nothing to do with Haleigh's disappearance but made it clear he has doubts.

“And I do believe in you, but I don't believe everything I'm hearing,” he said. “’Cause it don't make no sense."

Misty is expected to be back in court on May 13 and she told her father she doesn't believe she'll get a fair trial.

VIDEO REPORT: Jailhouse Recordings Released Of Misty Croslin-Cummings 1:50
New jailhouse recordings have just been released between Misty Croslin-Cummings and her father and brother.
http://www.wftv.com/video/23039873/index.html

VIDEO REPORT: Misty Talks To Dad In Newly-Released Jailhouse Video 0:54
http://www.wftv.com/video/23036483/index.html

Article:
http://www.wftv.com/news/23036544/detail.html

Angel Who Cares
04-02-2010, 09:51 PM
Drug Trafficker Hope Sykes Jailhouse Calls!
Friday, April 2nd, 2010 at 7:42 pm
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You’ve got to hear this Putnam County Florida jailhouse rant, recorded shortly after Hope Sykes, 19, pleaded no contest to drug trafficking—which could mean as much as 15 years in prison for her bit part in an undercover drug sting that also put cousin Ronald Cummings, Misty Croslin, and others behind bars.

On the audio tape, obtained from PCSD by The Bald Truth, Sykes launches into what sounds a lot like a Misty Croslin jailhouse whine: entitled bad girl, teen brat tirade against any judge, even one who might go easy and sentence her as a first youthful offender to boot camp AND drug rehab. “I’d rather go to f—ing prison! That’s f—ed up!” she tells her mother on the jail phone, calling collect after court Wednesday. “I’m not going to boot camp. I’ll tell you, they think I’m bad now, wait ‘til I get out of that!”

“Hope, you screw up on anything at this point in the game, you will get to do 15 years” in prison,” said Katrina Belcher, who owns a tree service where Ronald Cummings sometimes worked. But Sykes keeps griping, upset that her sentencing date has been pushed back “until the end of this f—ing month again!” “It’s because there are too many criminals,” says Belcher. “’Too many criminals’ my ***,” says Sykes. It’s because “people just don’t like us.”

“No, baby,” says her mother, “You’re lucky you go in April. Ron got May and Misty got June. You know Misty qualifies for the same thing you do?” “I don’t see how,” says Hope. Her mother says the judge doesn’t look as if he likes Misty, ‘that he ain’t got no use for her.” “Did you see how he acted towards me?” asks Hope. “(If he asks,) if I got a job, I ain’t gonna stand up and say, ‘Yeah, I was a stripper.’ I aint gonna do it. He acted like he don’t like me either.” Judge Larue “didn’t eyeball you like he was doing Misty,” she says.

Belcher sounds like she doubts Hope understood what she was pleading to, that no contest is, in effect like pleading guilty, that you’re not contesting guilt, without having to admit it. “I didn’t plead ‘No Contest,’” says Hope. “My lawyer plead no contest.” “The judge asked, ‘Do you understand, when I get ready to sentence you, you could be looking at mandatory 30 years years?’” says her mother. “So…was I supposed to have plead ‘Not guilty?”

“You have to do what your attorney advised you to do, but I surely thought you understood. She sat there and talked to you…She said the cops had you. On the video, in the back, when you got back in the car, you had the pills in your hand.” “I didn’t have no pills in my f****** hand!” Hope explodes. “Well, at one point in the game, according to what they got on video, you had pills in your hand.” “NO!” Hope roars. “You had pills in your hand…” “BULL****! NO! Not at one point in the f****** game did I have no pills. She must have got you f***** up or something because there is no pills.”

Her mother says Ronald Cummings lawyer Terry Shoemaker said they’d seen the videos from the front and rear. “They have me sitting in the back…” says Hope. “Didn’t anybody see I (had) pills in my hand from the front.” “They have another video of you in the back,” says her mother. “I watched the back view (camera),” spits Hope, “ and it only shows Misty having the f****** pills because Misty cupped two pills, (claimed) the dope boys f***** ‘em over.”

Suddenly her mother begins to wonder why her lawyer plead Hope if she claims she’s not guilty. “I don’t understand why …either,” says Hope, “because they’re not going to pin no 15 years on no f******* pill I ain’t touched.”

What she perhaps doesn’t get is that it’s a done deal, the evidence was entered; videotapes don’t lie. Her lawyer thought this the best deal she’d get, and voila. “Ronald (Cummings, Haleigh’s father) said he’d testify on your behalf,” says Belcher. “He already did,” says Hope. “We’re 10 steps ahead of the f****** game.”

Putnam County Sheriff’s Department Records Show:
HOPE ANTWANETTE SYKES
PALATKA, FL
Booking Date & Time: 6/10/2009 2:49:24 PM – Booking#: 09-02372
Release Date & Time: 6/10/2009 3:25:00 PM
DOB: 3/24/1991 – RACE: W – SEX: F
Charges Misd/Felony Degree Bond Bond Posted
812.015-2 SHOPLIFTING PETIT FROM MERCHANT 2ND OR SUBSQ OFF M F $504.00 6/10/2009 3:27:04 PM
810.08-2b TRESPASSING OCCUPIED STRUCTURE OR CONVEYANCE M F $504.00 6/10/2009 3:26:35 PM

HOPE ANTWANETTE SYKES
PALATKA, FL
Booking Date & Time: 6/24/2009 10:27:07 AM – Booking#: 09-02601
Release Date & Time: 6/26/2009 9:45:00 AM
DOB: 3/24/1991 – RACE: W – SEX: F
Charges Misd/Felony Degree Bond Bond Posted
893.13-1a2 MARIJUANA-POSSESS WITH INTENT TO SELL MFG OR DELIVER SCHEDULE I F T $1,004.00 6/26/2009 9:45:31 AM
893.147-1 NARCOTIC EQUIP-POSSESS AND OR USE M F $504.00 6/26/2009 9:45:21 AM $1,008.00

HOPE ANTWANETTE SYKES
PALATKA, FL
Booking Date & Time: 7/14/2009 1:01:38 PM – Booking#: 09-02894
Release Date & Time: 7/29/2009 1:35:00 PM
DOB: 3/24/1991 – RACE: W – SEX: F
Charges Misd/Felony Degree Bond Bond Posted
893.13-1a2 MARIJUANA-POSSESS WITH INTENT TO SELL MFG OR DELIVER SCHEDULE I F T $1,004.00 7/29/2009 1:23:05 PM
893.147-1 NARCOTIC EQUIP-POSSESS AND OR USE M F $504.00 7/29/2009 1:22:54 PM
812.015-2 LARC PETIT FROM TRANSIT AGENCY 2ND OR SUBSQ OFF M S $504.00 7/29/2009 1:22:34 PM
810.08-2b TRESPASSING OCCUPIED STRUCTURE OR CONVEYANCE M F $504.00 7/29/2009 1:21:31 PM
$2,516.00

HOPE ANTWANETTE SYKES
PALATKA, FL
Booking Date & Time: 1/3/2010 8:22:50 AM – Booking#: 10-00026
Release Date & Time: 1/3/2010 9:49:00 AM
DOB: 3/24/1991 – RACE: W – SEX: F
Charges Misd/Felony Degree Bond Bond Posted
893.13-6a DRUGS-POSSESS CNTRL SUB WO PRESCRIPTION F T $1,004.00 1/3/2010 9:51:49 AM
$1,004.00

Any juvenile records won’t show up, nor have we searched other counties for possible Hope arrests. But this does seem to back up her boast she’s bad to the bone. But could get always get worse if she draws double barrel mercy–boot camp and rehab.

Part1: Hope Sykes Jailhouse Call to Mom: “They Can Kiss My ***!”
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oRnnCODDxn0

Part2: Hope Sykes Jail Call to Mom; Pleads No Contest Kiss My ***!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PUyFJdUyylU

Article:
http://www.artharris.com/2010/04/02/drug-trafficker-hope-sykes-jailhouse-calls/

Angel Who Cares
04-03-2010, 11:46 AM
Video: Misty Jail Tapes 4/2/10 1:50
WE ARE DIGGING DEEPER INTO MISTY CUMMINGS CONVERSATIONS FROM BEHIND BARS WITH BRAND NEW INFORMATION FROM HER JAILHOUSE TAPES
http://www.actionnewsjax.com/mediacenter/local.aspx?videoId=37216@wtev.web.entriq.net&navCatId=5

Video: Misty Revealed 4/1/10 1:20
ACTION NEWS HAS NEW JAILHOUSE VIDEO OF MISTY CUMMINGS
http://www.actionnewsjax.com/mediacenter/local.aspx?videoId=37204@wtev.web.entriq.net&navCatId=5

Video: Misty Cummings Revealed 4/1/2010 2:03
ACTION NEWS HAS OBTAINED NEW VIDEO FROM INSIDE THE ST. JOHNS COUNTY JAIL
http://www.actionnewsjax.com/mediacenter/local.aspx?videoId=37196@wtev.web.entriq.net&navCatId=5

Angel Who Cares
04-03-2010, 03:12 PM
Misty Croslin breaks down in jail house talk with Dad
4/02 8:48 pm
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In newly-released jailhouse videos, a tearful Misty Croslin the ex-stepmother of missing florida girl Haleigh Cummings, and her father Hank Croslin Sr. spoke about the case during a phone call.

On the video, Croslin also told her Father, what sounds like a plea deal on the tape.

"I would do it. Three years in and four year out. I'll take it. I'll take it and run," said Croslin.

Article:
http://www.abcactionnews.com/news/state/story/Misty-Croslin-breaks-down-in-jail-house-talk-with/UdiNMoHJxE2NO563WgehAQ.cspx

Angel Who Cares
04-06-2010, 07:27 PM
Misty In St. Johns Co. Court On Drug Charge
Cummings Faces Other Drug Charges In Putnam County
POSTED: Tuesday, April 6, 2010
UPDATED: 3:04 pm EDT April 6, 2010
<snipped>
Misty Cummings appeared at a pretrial hearing in St Johns County court Tuesday. Cummings is facing one drug trafficking charge in St. Johns County and others in Putnam County.

The hearing Tuesday was continued because Cummings' attorney said he wanted more time.

Misty Cummings' next court date is set for June 8. Her bond is set at $1.35 million.

Article:
http://www.news4jax.com/news/23068785/detail.html

Angel Who Cares
04-06-2010, 07:29 PM
Haleigh Cummings' Babysitter was in a St. Johns County Courtroom
Created: 4/6/2010 5:51:50 PM
Updated: 4/6/2010 5:58:05 PM
<snipped>
Misty Croslin Cummings had a pretrial hearing at the St. Johns County Courthouse in St. Augustine. She faces a drug trafficking charge in St. Johns County.

According to the Clerk of Court's office, Croslin's attorney asked for another pretrial hearing. It was set for June 8th.

Croslin married Ronald Cummings, Haleigh's father, about a month after his child disappeared.

During the pre-trial hearing, Croslin's name was amended, so the "Cummings" was dropped from court documents.

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Article:
http://www.firstcoastnews.com/news/local/news-article.aspx?storyid=154319&catid=3

Angel Who Cares
04-07-2010, 10:30 PM
Misty Complains Of Treatment In Jail
Haleigh Cummings' Stepmotehr Says She Wants To Mix With Other Inmates
POSTED: Wednesday, April 7, 2010
UPDATED: 9:00 pm EDT April 7, 2010
<snipped>
The St. Johns County Sheriff's Office released more video of Misty Cummings' jailhouse visits with relatives. During a visit with her father, Hank Croslin Sr. she said she wants Gov. Charlie Crist to look into her treatment in jail.

Cummings said she is upset she has to stay in confinement away from other inmates. She also complained about the food.

During the visit recorded in the most recent video, Croslin urged Misty to tell police everything she knows about Haleigh's disappearance, even if it means giving investigators information about her ex-husband, Ronald Cummings. "I want you to forget about Ronald, and if you know anything Ronald did, you need to come forward," Croslin said. "Do not protect him because he's not going to protect you."

Croslin said that even his daughter's own attorney is skeptical and thinks that she is not telling everything she knows about Haleigh, who has now been missing for more than a year. "He says he wasn't going to leave you. He's gonna stick with you to the end. He just wishes that you would be straight with him. He's your lawyer, He won't do anything to harm you," Croslin told his daughter.

As of Wednesday evening, the governor's office said the letter from Cummings has not been received.

Misty Cummings during a jail visit, as seen in video released April 7.
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Video: New Misty Cummings Jailhouse Tapes 2:26
Misty Cummings, locked up in the St. Johns County jail under protective custody, wants Governor Crist to help with her current situation.
http://www.news4jax.com/video/23083539/index.html

Article:
http://www.news4jax.com/news/23083375/detail.html

Angel Who Cares
04-08-2010, 05:57 PM
Jailed Misty Says She Complained To Governor
Posted: 12:05 pm EDT April 8, 2010
Updated: 12:54 pm EDT April 8, 2010
<snipped>
“We wrote to the governor, we wrote to sheriff, we wrote to everybody, that's bull crap,” Misty said while talking to her dad.

Misty said she actually wrote letters to the Governor demanding he take action. In the newly-released jailhouse videos, the former step-mother of Haleigh Cummings complained about many things, including her jailhouse meals.

WFTV checked with the governor's office and, so far, it says it has not received any complaint letters from Misty.

VIDEO REPORT: Jailed Misty Says She Wrote Governor About Jail 2:11
Misty Croslin-Cummings doesn't like how she's being treated in jail and says she wrote Governor Crist. (04/08/10)
http://www.wftv.com/video/23090475/index.html

Article:
http://www.wftv.com/news/23090123/detail.html

Angel Who Cares
04-09-2010, 06:38 PM
Croslin Says She Fears Unfair Trial
New Jailhouse Call Released In Misty Croslin Case
POSTED: 3:07 pm EDT April 9, 2010
UPDATED: 5:37 pm EDT April 9, 2010
<snipped>
During the call, Misty said she does not thinks he will receive a fair trial on the drug trafficking charged. She calls her $1.3 million bail ridiculous and said her jail time is unwarranted.

"They just targeted you for the Haleigh case, that's why you're in there right now," Hank Croslin said.

"They can't us that against me, dad." Misty said, "this is two different things, they cannot do that."

Hank Croslin also urged Misty to tell police everything she knows about Haleigh's disappearance, even if it means giving investigators information about her ex-husband, Ronald Cumming.

VIDEO: Croslin Says She Fears Unfair Trial 1:19
Investigators released a recent jailhouse call between Misty Croslin and her father.
http://www.wesh.com/video/23106178/index.html

Article:
http://www.wesh.com/news/23104633/detail.html

Angel Who Cares
04-13-2010, 03:23 PM
UPDATED: Sheriff Meets With Haleigh's Family; Search Continues
POSTED: Tuesday, April 13, 2010
UPDATED: 5:12 pm EDT April 13, 2010
<snipped>
Putnam County Sheriff Jeff Hardy said Tuesday afternoon that he met with the family of Haleigh Cummings but asked that their conversations stay between him and the family.

Hardy said investigators still have not found Haleigh, the 6-year-old Satsuma girl who went missing 14 months ago. "We're going to continue this investigation until we can bring it to a logical conclusion," Hardy said.

When asked if the investigation was moved from a missing persons case to a homicide investigation, Hardy said, "That is a decision that will be made later."

Several of Haleigh's relatives were brought to the sheriff's office earlier Tuesday where they were inside for about an hour and a half. The sheriff's office said in a news release that the purpose of the meeting was to inform the family of the search and updated them on the status of the investigation.

Jail records showed that Misty Cummings, the last person to see the then-5-year-old when she vanished from her home in February 2009, was no longer being held in the St. Johns County Jail on drug trafficking charges, and the sheriff said she was being brought back to Putnam County for an interview.

Minor called the search effort "massive," and included deputies from Putnam, Clay and Marion counties, as well as the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office. He said cadaver dogs were also brought to the scene.
*More at link!

An aerial photo appears to show divers removing a large box from the river. Putnam County authorities would not confirm whether Tuesday's search turned up any physical evidence.
http://www.news4jax.com/2010/0413/23140081_640X480.jpg

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WATCH LIVE: Putnam Sheriff To Make Announcement In Haleigh Cummings Case
http://www.news4jax.com/video/15505198/index.html

Images: Search For Haleigh Leads To River 1-9
http://www.news4jax.com/slideshow/news/23139712/detail.html

Video: New Search For Haleigh Cummings; Missing Orlando Girl Found Alive
http://www.news4jax.com/video/23137284/index.html

Uncut Video: Searching The St. Johns River
http://www.news4jax.com/video/23140308/index.html

Video: New Search For Haleigh
http://www.news4jax.com/video/23137274/index.html

Article:
http://www.news4jax.com/news/23138878/detail.html

Angel Who Cares
04-13-2010, 03:42 PM
UPDATED: New search, new leads draw Haleigh case closer to being solved
Sheriff says Haleigh has not been found
April 13, 2010
<snipped>
A break may have come from Croslin, who said she was with Haleigh and the kindergartner's brother the night of the disappearance. Her attorney said she may have provided helpful information that led to other leads. "This latest search was based on information from someone else," said attorney Robert Fields. He said Croslin may have "shed some light" on who was responsible. "Somebody else has possibly been implicated in this," he said. "You need to look away from Misty."

Investigators have not described the nature of the lead, but Misty Croslin's father, Hank Croslin Sr., said his mother-in-law told him police have surrounded the Nashville, Tenn., area home where a relative lives. He said he thinks they are waiting for Florida authorities to arrive. Joseph Overstreet is a cousin of Croslin's and was in a dispute with Haleigh's father, Ronald Cummings, when Cummings accused him of stealing a gun. Overstreet moved back to Tennessee after Haleigh disappeared. He was interviewed by detectives before being cleared last year.

Overstreet's mother, Tina Overstreet, declined to comment when she was reached by phone Tuesday night. However, she told a Nashville TV station, WSMV, her son was at his home in Antioch. He wasn't willing to talk but his mother did offer a comment. "We have not heard anything from anybody in Florida," she told the station. "I know the little girl is still missing. We've not heard anything. My son is at home, not doing anything, bothering nobody. People continue to bother him." Overstreet's mother said police haven't talked to him in six months.

Croslin's mother, Lisa Croslin, said her daughter said she was taken to Putnam County but was separated from other members of Haleigh's family and left alone in a room before she was returned to St. Johns County. Lisa Croslin said her daughter told her by phone from the St. Johns jail that she was not interviewed about the case Tuesday.

Haleigh's mother, Crystal Sheffield, said she would rather not comment. She and her mother, Marie Griffis, met with the sheriff Tuesday. From their ranch in Baker County, other family members said the Sheriff's Office and property owners didn't want media there and couldn't comment further.
*More at link!

Scene where Putnam County authorities are searching for Haleigh Cummings on the St. Johns River in Satsuma on Tuesday.
http://jacksonville.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/story_slideshow_thumb/haleighsearch041310_0.jpg

Divers near the boat docks on the St. Johns River where authorities are searching for Haleigh Cummings.
http://jacksonville.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/story_slideshow_thumb/041210cummings990.jpg

Article:
http://jacksonville.com/news/crime/2010-04-13/story/authorities-conducting-haleigh-cummings-search

Angel Who Cares
04-13-2010, 03:50 PM
UPDATED: Haleigh Cummings' Family Arrives at Putnam Jail; Search Continues Near Satsuma
Created: 4/13/2010 10:35:28 AM
Updated: 4/13/2010 6:30:12 PM
<snipped>
The search for Haleigh Cummings has new life today as officials converged on the St. Johns River and family members of the missing little girl reported to the sheriff's office. The Putnam County Sheriff's Office said this morning that authorities are acting on a tip, but kept details of the search close to the vest.

The search is focused along the St. Johns River between Welaka and Satsuma near County Road 309.

A short time ago, Haleigh's family arrived at the Putnam County jail, where Sheriff Jeff Hardy said officials are conducting interviews with the family in addition to searching. Asked if she had closure, Haleigh's grandmother Teresa Neves, Ronald Cummings' mother, replied, "No, that's all I can say."

According to a friend of the family, Lisa Finnley, the relatives were meeting with the sheriff. She described the atmosphere as tense, saying some members of the family were in tears.

Hardy declined to confirm or deny if Haleigh has been found.

Haleigh's father, Ronald Cummings, who has been in jail on unrelated drug charges was among the family taken to the sheriff's office. He was returned to Putnam County jail in shackles afterwards. Misty Croslin, Haleigh's former stepmother, has been in St. Johns County jail on drug charges unrelated to the case. Today, she was taken out of the jail but remained in police custody. according to a public information officer for St. Johns County Office confirmed that Croslin remains in custody. She returned to the St. Johns County jail this afternoon. Her attorney Robert Fields, said today that the tip did not come from his client.

Several law enforcement boats have been scouring the river near the boat ramp at the end of Shell Harbor Road, which is blocked off by deputies. The river area where police are now was searched about a year ago.

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Article:
http://www.firstcoastnews.com/news/mostpopular/news-article.aspx?storyid=154683&provider=top

Angel Who Cares
04-13-2010, 03:52 PM
New search under way for Haleigh Cummings
Published: Tuesday, April 13, 2010 at 11:32 a.m.
Last Modified: Tuesday, April 13, 2010 at 12:59 p.m
<snipped>
"A search is currently being conducted as the result of one of the many leads received thus far in this case," the Sheriff's Office reported in a statement. "Although various resources are being utilized to conduct this search, it is just one of many operations conducted during this investigation."

The Sheriff's Office reported it did not want the location released to "prevent unnecessary congestion from onlookers" and also reported that the name of the person who provided the tip as well as what "physical evidence" is supposedly at the site would not be released.

Article:
http://www.ocala.com/article/20100413/ARTICLES/100419911/1402/NEWS?Title=New-search-under-way-for-Haleigh-Cummings

Angel Who Cares
04-13-2010, 04:07 PM
*FYI: Reporters are live at this time!

WATCH LIVE: Putnam Sheriff To Make Announcement In Haleigh Cummings Case
http://www.news4jax.com/video/15505198/index.html

Angel Who Cares
04-13-2010, 04:31 PM
UPDATED: Deputies Launch Search In Cummings Case
Tip Prompts New Search In Putnam County
POSTED: 2:07 pm EDT April 13, 2010
UPDATED: 6:02 pm EDT April 13, 2010
<snipped>
Deputies are searching an area near Satsuma in Putnam County and Florida Fish and Wildlife officials are searching on the St. Johns River, just four miles from where Haleigh was last seen. Deputies said they are acting on one of many tips they have received in the case.

Deputies said they have not yet found Haleigh and will decide later whether to switch from a missing person case to a homicide case.

Misty Croslin was brought from jail for more questioning, according to officials.

Detectives said that because of the sensitivity of this investigation, they will not provide any information about the physical evidence alleged to be found in this area.

Video: New Search Launched In Haleigh Cummings Case 3:16
http://www.wesh.com/video/23139705/index.html

Article:
http://www.wesh.com/news/23137925/detail.html

Angel Who Cares
04-13-2010, 04:37 PM
UPDATED: Suspect In Custody In Haleigh Investigation
Posted: 3:04 pm EDT April 13, 2010
Updated: 5:03 pm EDT April 13, 2010
<snipped>
Sources told WFTV a suspect is in custody, but wouldn't provide any additional details. WFTV spoke to Haleigh's grandmother, but she said she's not allowed to talk about the search.

Investigators would not give out the exact location of the search, to keep onlookers away. They would only say it's near previous searches for the girl.

"A search is currently being conducted as the result of one of the many leads received thus far in this case. The area being searched is in the Satsuma area of Putnam County. The exact location is not being released at this time in an attempt to prevent unnecessary congestion from onlookers. Although various resources are being utilized to conduct this search, it is just one of many operations conducted during this investigation. Due to the sensitivity of this investigation, the name of the person providing the tip and the physical evidence alleged to be in this area, will not be released," investigators wrote in a release issued Tuesday.

Article:
http://www.wftv.com/news/23138607/detail.html

Angel Who Cares
04-13-2010, 05:20 PM
New Search Begins For Haleigh Cummings
Tuesday, April 13, 2010 5:09:26 PM
<snipped>
The Putnam County Sheriff held a news conference Tuesday afternoon.

Several of Haleigh's relatives were reportedly brought to the sheriff's office earlier Tuesday. They were informed of the latest in the search. Officials said they would not release what was discussed.

There are also reports that the last person to see Haleigh, Misty Cummings, is no longer being held in the St. Johns County Jail on drug trafficking charges. But it's not clear where she's been taken.

There are also reports that deputies from four counties and FDLE were searching the St. Johns River south of Satsuma Tuesday.

Article:
http://www.cfnews13.com/News/Local/2010/4/13/relatives_interviewed_in_missing_haleigh_cummings_ case.html

Angel Who Cares
04-13-2010, 05:32 PM
UPDATED: Sheriff meets with Haleigh's family; new search under way
Published: Tuesday, April 13, 2010 at 10:47 a.m.
Last Modified: Tuesday, April 13, 2010 at 10:47 a.m.
<snipped>
Also Tuesday, St. Johns County sheriff's officials confirmed Misty Croslin, who had been baby-sitting Haleigh when the girl was last seen, was removed from their jail by Putnam County officials.

A resident on Shell Harbour Road, off of County Road 309, south of the girl's Satsuma home, said officers have been searching in the area since overnight. The woman, who did not want to be named but said she has lived in the area about two years, said officers have gone door-to-door in the neighborhood getting residents names and asking if they have seen a newer model, gray van in connection with the Haleigh Cummings case. "There must 25 vans and trucks," the woman said, describing the scene.

Officers will only let people go so far down the road that runs to the St. Johns River. People were only being allowed in and out of the neighborhood with proof that live in the area, she said. "I said to one of the detectives that I just pray that you find her so the family has some resolution," the woman said.

Another resident said officers were seeking information on a 1990s model Chrysler van.

Gail Jones, who lives off Easy Street, was watching the search from her neighbor Kathy Goodson's dock on the St. Johns River. "I have a 7-year-old grandchild that went to stay and play with Haleigh," Jones said. "They went to Browning Pearce Elementary together. And this is just devastating. "Every day I would go out on my dock and look in the water and just think of Haleigh. We just want closure like everybody else."

The Sheriff's Office also confirmed that Sheriff Jeff Hardy had met with members of Haleigh's family earlier in the day. "The purpose of the meeting was to inform them of the search and update them on the status of the investigation. Out of respect for the families, the details of these conversations will not be released," the Sheriff's Office reported in a statement released Tuesday afternoon.

MAP: Search for Haleigh Cummings
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Article:
http://www.gainesville.com/article/20100413/ARTICLES/100419804/1118?Title=Sheriff-meets-with-Haleigh-s-family-new-search-under-way

Angel Who Cares
04-13-2010, 05:50 PM
Search Near Satsuma Lasts All Day; Sheriff Says Haleigh Cummings Not Found
Created: 4/13/2010 4:35:05 PM
Updated: 4/13/2010 5:12:44 PM
<snipped>
But Hardy was clear this afternoon: "No, we haven't found Haleigh."

Hardy said deputies from his office have spoken with many members of Haleigh's family today as they follow the new potential lead.

Facts in today's search remain scarce, and Hardy reminded everyone that the focus is on the little girl and her family.

"Be patient with us," he said. "Let us go ahead and do our job."

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Video: Haleigh Cummin's Family Leaves Sheriff's Office 2:10
http://www.firstcoastnews.com/video/default.aspx?bctid=77863874001

Video: Sheriff Hardy Talks 1:08
http://www.firstcoastnews.com/video/default.aspx?bctid=77826757001

Video: The Search For Haleigh 3PM Report 4:08
http://www.firstcoastnews.com/video/default.aspx?bctid=77826737001

Video: The Search For Haleigh 12PM Report 2:34
http://www.firstcoastnews.com/video/default.aspx?bctid=77818226001

Article:
http://www.firstcoastnews.com/news/topstories/news-article.aspx?storyid=154696&catid=3

Angel Who Cares
04-13-2010, 05:54 PM
UPDATED: Sheriff Meets With Haleigh's Family; Search Continues
Girl Missing 14 Months Would Now Be 6 Years Old
POSTED: Tuesday, April 13, 2010
UPDATED: 7:02 pm EDT April 13, 2010
<snipped>
Several of Haleigh's relatives were brought to the sheriff's office earlier Tuesday where they were inside for about an hour and a half.

Jail records showed that Misty Cummings, the last person to see the then-5-year-old when she vanished from her home in February 2009, was no longer being held in the St. Johns County Jail on drug trafficking charges, and the sheriff said she was being brought back to Putnam County for an interview. Misty Cummings was back in St. Johns County Jail as of 6:40 p.m. Tuesday.

The sheriff's office was not releasing the exact location of the search effort in an attempt to prevent congestion from onlookers. Channel 4's Tarik Minor said the search of an area less than 5 miles south of where Haleigh disappeared in February 2008 was prompted by a "credible tip."

"Although various resources are being utilized to conduct this search, it is just one of many operations conducted during this investigation," Greenwood said in a media release Tuesday morning. "Due to the sensitivity of this investigation, the name of the person providing the tip and the physical evidence alleged to be in this area, will not be released."

Minor called the search effort "massive," and included deputies from Putnam, Clay and Marion counties, as well as the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office. He said cadaver dogs were also brought to the scene.

VIDEO: Searching River
http://www.clickorlando.com/video/23141762/index.html

Article:
http://www.clickorlando.com/news/23136873/detail.html

Angel Who Cares
04-13-2010, 06:06 PM
Haleigh's family leaves Putnam Sheriff's Office
Last Update: 5:56 pm
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Sheriff Hardy also says, Misty Croslin was brought to Putnam County for an interview, though he wouldn't elaborate further. She has been held in the St. John's County jail since January.

Earlier today, Haleigh's family spent two hours at the sheriff's office but Hardy told Action News what they discussed would remain private.

Investigators began the newest search in an area off of County Road 309 early Tuesday. Police will not release any information about where the tip came from or what information led them to this area. Investigators said that the area has not been searched before.

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Theresa Neven walks into the Putnam County Jail where investigators may have new information.
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Article:
http://www.actionnewsjax.com/content/actionlocal/story/Haleighs-family-leaves-Putnam-Sheriffs-Office/7tiOUEr330eijfMjXunOfA.cspx

Angel Who Cares
04-13-2010, 06:08 PM
Sheriff: will search for Haleigh "as long as it takes"
Last Update: 5:55 pm
<snipped>
Sheriff Hardy also says, Misty Croslin was brought to Putnam County for an interview, though he wouldn't elaborate further. She has been held in the St. John's County jail since January.

Earlier today, Haleigh's family spent two hours at the sheriff's office but Hardy told Action News what they discussed would remain private.

Investigators began the newest search in an area off of County Road 309 early Tuesday. Police will not release any information about where the tip came from or what information led them to this area. Investigators said that the area has not been searched before.

Article:
http://www.actionnewsjax.com/content/actionbreaking/story/Sheriff-will-search-for-Haleigh-as-long-as-it/BKUtyhMBaUSno0nNTZ0eTw.cspx

Angel Who Cares
04-13-2010, 06:28 PM
Tip leads to new search for Haleigh Cummings
Updated: Tuesday, 13 Apr 2010, 7:00 PM EDT
Published : Tuesday, 13 Apr 2010, 5:55 PM EDT
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Search crews are out looking for Haleigh Cummings after a tip was received on Tuesday morning. Authorities said they were searching for evidence in her disappearance which could be located along the St. Johns River. Cummings has been missing for more than a year. Tuesday's search is in an area near Misty Croslin's parents' home on CR 309 and Shell Harbor Road in Satsuma, Florida.

Sheriff Jeff Hardy said that officials are conducting interviews with the family in addition to the search.

Haleigh's father and mother -- Ronald Cummings and Crystal Sheffield -- her grandparents and her great-grandmother, Teresa Neves, were among those called to the jail. Misty Croslin, Haleigh's former stepmother, was in St. Johns County Jail on drug charges unrelated to the case; however, she was released on Tuesday.

Hardy declined to confirm or deny if Haleigh has been found. The area where police are now searching was searched about a year ago. Several law enforcement boats have been traveling along the river near the boat ramp at the end of Shell Harbor Road. Deputies are also going door-to-door, talking to people in the area.

The Florida Times Union is reporting that a break in the case may have come Croslin. Robert Fields, attorney for Croslin, told the newspaper that Croslin may have "shed some light" on the person responsible.

*Video Included In Article!

Article:
http://www.myfoxorlando.com/dpp/news/cummings_case/041310-Tip-leads-to-new-search-in-Cummings-case

Angel Who Cares
04-13-2010, 06:37 PM
Watch: A new search for Haleigh 1:27
http://link.brightcove.com/services/player/bcpid40190701001?bctid=77868649001

Angel Who Cares
04-13-2010, 08:15 PM
New Tip Leads To Search For Missing Fla. Girl
Nashville Man Questioned Last Year In Case
POSTED: 5:12 pm CDT April 13, 2010
UPDATED: 6:12 pm CDT April 13, 2010
<snipped>
At this point, investigators are not saying much about the tip, which led them to a new part of the Saint John’s River near the child’s home.

In the days following her disappearance, the FBI questioned a Nashville man, Joseph Overstreet. He is the cousin of the woman, Misty Croslin, who was last seen with Hayleigh. Croslin is the former wife of Hayleigh's father, Ronald Cummings. Overstreet was in Florida at the time of Haleigh's disappearance.

The FBI still has his clothes from that night but has never identified him as a suspect nor a person of interest.

On Tuesday, he was at his home in Antioch. He wasn't willing to talk but his mother did offer a comment. “We have not heard anything from anybody in Florida. I know the little girl is still missing. We've not heard anything. My son is at home, not doing anything, bothering nobody. People continue to bother him,” said Overstreet’s mother.

Overstreet's mother said on Tuesday that police haven't talked to him in six months.

Video: New Tip Leads To Search For Missing Fla. Girl 1:36
http://www.wsmv.com/video/23141651/index.html

Article:
http://www.wsmv.com/news/23141306/detail.html

Angel Who Cares
04-13-2010, 08:20 PM
Haleigh Cummings: Is there a break in the case?
posted by halboedeker on April, 13 2010 6:40 PM
<snipped>
The good news about Nadia Bloom was the top story on most 6 p.m. newscasts. But WOFL-Channel 35 focused on a possible break in the saga of missing Haleigh Cummings.

“Sources close to the investigation tell me that they have a person in custody,” WOFL’s Kelly Joyce said from Putnam County. “That person told them that they could find Haleigh’s body at the bottom of the St. Johns River here today, and I’m told they found something, but the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office isn’t saying what they found.”

WESH-Channel 2 relayed images of the St. Johns search via its new HD chopper.

In the WESH report, an unidentified authority could be heard saying that detectives had private discussions with the family today.

Article:
http://blogs.orlandosentinel.com/entertainment_tv_tvblog/2010/04/haleigh-cummings-is-there-a-break-in-the-case.html

Angel Who Cares
04-13-2010, 08:24 PM
Timeline of events in Haleigh Cummings case
Published: Tuesday, April 13, 2010 at 7:04 p.m.
Last Modified: Tuesday, April 13, 2010 at 7:04 p.m
<snipped>
This timeline shows events in the case of missing Putnam County girl Haleigh Cummings:

Feb. 9, 2009 — Family members say Haleigh Ann-Marie Cummings, 5, is last seen at about 10 p.m. at her Satsuma home, 202 Green Lane, in south Putnam County.

Feb. 10, 2009

* 3 a.m. — Misty Croslin, 17, Ronald Cummings’ live-in girlfriend, wakes up to use the bathroom at around 3 a.m. On her return, she says she notices Haleigh is missing.

* 3:30 a.m. — Haleigh is reported missing to the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office soon after Haleigh’s father, Ronald Cummings, 25, returns home from his job at PDM Bridge in Palatka.

* 9:30 a.m. — A nationwide Amber Alert is issued for Haleigh Ann-Marie Cummings.

* A back door at the mobile home is found ajar, propped open by a cinder block, and no initial signs of forced entry are discovered, according to Putnam County sheriff’s officials.

* More than 130 officers from at least 10 county, state and federal law enforcement agencies continue the search for Haleigh Cummings. They converge on Satsuma, population 5,500, located about 10 miles south of Palatka.
*Much more at link!
**10-Page Timeline!

Article:
http://www.gainesville.com/article/20100413/ARTICLES/100419756?Title=Timeline-of-events-in-Haleigh-Cummings-case

Angel Who Cares
04-13-2010, 09:51 PM
Search for Haleigh Cummings in Satusuma Area Ends for Night
Created: 4/13/2010 4:35:05 PM
Updated: 4/13/2010 8:47:53 PM
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The search for Haleigh Cummings is over for the night and will resume in the morning, officials said around 8 p.m.

The search reached a level not seen in months today as an undisclosed tip led searchers to an area of the St. Johns River at a public boat ramp south of Satsuma.

"No, we haven't found Haleigh," Putnam County Sheriff Jeff Hardy this afternoon. But vowed to search for "as long as it takes."

"Be patient with us," he said. "Let us go ahead and do our job."

Video: Sheriff Hardy Talks 04/13/10 Report
http://www.firstcoastnews.com/video/default.aspx?bctid=77826757001

Video: Family Gathers at Palatka Jail 04/13/10 5:30 p.m. Report
http://www.firstcoastnews.com/video/default.aspx?bctid=77863861001

Video: Search Continues Near Satsuma for Haleigh Cummings 04/13/10 5 p.m. Report
http://www.firstcoastnews.com/video/default.aspx?bctid=77843474001

Video: Community Wants Answers in Haleigh Cummings Disappearance 04/13/10 5 p.m. Report
http://www.firstcoastnews.com/video/default.aspx?bctid=77871109001

Video: Haleigh Cummings' Family at Putnam County Jail 04/13/10 5 p.m. Report
http://www.firstcoastnews.com/video/default.aspx?bctid=77830288001

Video: Haleigh Cummings' Family Leaves Sheriff's Office 04/13/10 6 p.m. Report
http://www.firstcoastnews.com/video/default.aspx?bctid=77863874001

Video: Officials Search Near Satsuma in Haleigh Cummings Case 04/13/10 6 p.m. Report
http://www.firstcoastnews.com/video/default.aspx?bctid=77843498001

Article:
http://www.firstcoastnews.com/news/topstories/news-article.aspx?storyid=154696&catid=3

Angel Who Cares
04-13-2010, 10:41 PM
Cops Search Florida River in Search for 5-Year-Old Haleigh Cummings
Haleigh Cummings Has Been Missing Since February 2009
April 13, 2010
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Investigators today combed the St. John's River for Haleigh, who disappeared from her father's home in Satsuma, Fla., in February 2009. Satsuma is just 60 miles south of Jacksonville.

Calls into the Putnam County Sheriff's office were not immediately returned but, Lt. Johnny Greenwood told ABC News affiliate WTLV in Jacksonville that they were acting on a tip, but he declined to provide more details because of the sensitive nature of the investigation.

The search ended for the day at 8 p.m., but police said investigators would be back at the river on Wednesday to resume the effort. "No, we haven't found Haleigh," Putnam County Sheriff Jeff Hardy told WTLV, but he said police would continue the search for "as long as it takes."

Hardy said he met today with members of the young girl's family.

"The conversations we had were between me and the family," Hardy said.

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Article:
http://abcnews.go.com/US/cops-search-florida-river-missing-haleigh-cummings/story?id=10365897

Angel Who Cares
04-13-2010, 10:47 PM
Satsuma Residents: 'It's Just Heartbreaking'
Created: 4/13/2010 8:05:00 PM
Updated: 4/13/2010 8:34:20 PM
<snipped>
"In the last year, every place we go into has got the signs here about Haleigh," said Dean Ellis. "It's just heartbreaking to think that somebody's done something to this child."

Haleigh, who was 5 when she disappeared in Feb. 2009, has never been far from Satsuma's hearts and minds, residents said, and it's time to relieve the community.

"Putting it to rest one way or the other (so) that this can be over with because it's such mental anguish for this whole community..." Ellis said. "If there's not going to be any good news, I think, closure is the only news that will make a difference."

Sherlain Moody's 10-year-old daughter attended school with Haleigh. "All the teachers, they're all still wearing the pins and stuff," Moody said.

Her daughter still doesn't understand what happened to her classmate, she said. "She's been just kind of sad a little bit, just sad, asking 'What happened to Haleigh? Where's Haleigh, Mom?'"

Article:
http://www.firstcoastnews.com/news/local/news-article.aspx?storyid=154711&catid=3

Angel Who Cares
04-13-2010, 11:32 PM
Video: The Search For Haleigh Ends For The Night 4:12
After the search for Haleigh Cummings commences on a specific stretch of the St. Johns River, the sun sets on a day of scavenging and searching the murky waters.
http://www.news4jax.com/video/23143418/index.html

Video: Haleigh's Family Asking For Prayers 3:10
As the search for Haleigh Cummings continues, families everywhere are being asked to pray for the loved ones of Haleigh in hopes that the nightmare of her disappearance will end.
http://www.news4jax.com/video/23143621/index.html

VIDEO REPORT: Two Little Girls, Two Different Stories 6:32
http://www.wftv.com/video/23143723/index.html

Toi
04-13-2010, 11:35 PM
New search, new leads may draw Haleigh Cummings case closer to being solved (http://jacksonville.com/news/crime/2010-04-13/story/authorities-conducting-haleigh-cummings-search) updated 11:13pm

In one of the most intense searches since the disappearance of Haleigh Cummings last year, officers, divers and police dogs combed a section of the St. Johns River and its banks Tuesday following a new lead in the case. The home of Misty Croslin's cousin in Tennessee was surrounded by police Tuesday night, her father said.

http://jacksonville.com/

Angel Who Cares
04-14-2010, 04:17 AM
The search scene: Questions, anger and few answers
April 14, 2010 - 12:15am
<snipped>
On Tuesday the scene was at the end of a rural south Putnam road, a road that leads to a public boat ramp into the St. Johns River. Normally the ramp is used by fishermen. On Tuesday it played host to law enforcement officers, scuba divers, cadaver dogs and a black crime lab van from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.

Carl Brown who lives on Shell Harbour Road has heard many stories since he moved to the area about 18 months ago including one that Misty Croslin was seen in the area putting something in a garbage can after the disappearance of HaLeigh. "He said he reported it to deputies," he said. Croslin reportedly had lived about two blocks from the Shell Harbour Road at some point.

When Brown went outside at 6:30 a.m. Tuesday morning two of his neighbors were talking about the HaLeigh case again and what was going on at the boat ramp. "One of them said one of HaLeigh's grandmothers was at the ramp (Monday)," Brown said.

Brown walked down to the area and watched the officers. "At one point the divers were all the way across the river on the far bank. ... Then they seemed to concentrate on the area by the boat ramp," he said. He said they also searched a scum covered retention pond. At that point the river is about a football field and a half in width.
*More at link!

Article:
http://staugustine.com/news/local-news/2010-04-14/search-scene-questions-anger-and-few-answers

Angel Who Cares
04-14-2010, 04:18 AM
The search scene: Questions, anger and few answers
April 14, 2010 - 12:15am
<snipped>
On Tuesday the scene was at the end of a rural south Putnam road, a road that leads to a public boat ramp into the St. Johns River. Normally the ramp is used by fishermen. On Tuesday it played host to law enforcement officers, scuba divers, cadaver dogs and a black crime lab van from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.

Carl Brown who lives on Shell Harbour Road has heard many stories since he moved to the area about 18 months ago including one that Misty Croslin was seen in the area putting something in a garbage can after the disappearance of HaLeigh. "He said he reported it to deputies," he said. Croslin reportedly had lived about two blocks from the Shell Harbour Road at some point.

When Brown went outside at 6:30 a.m. Tuesday morning two of his neighbors were talking about the HaLeigh case again and what was going on at the boat ramp. "One of them said one of HaLeigh's grandmothers was at the ramp (Monday)," Brown said.

Brown walked down to the area and watched the officers. "At one point the divers were all the way across the river on the far bank. ... Then they seemed to concentrate on the area by the boat ramp," he said. He said they also searched a scum covered retention pond. At that point the river is about a football field and a half in width.
*More at link!

Article:
http://staugustine.com/news/local-news/2010-04-14/search-scene-questions-anger-and-few-answers

Angel Who Cares
04-14-2010, 07:37 AM
Authorities in Tennessee Question Misty Croslin's Relative About Haleigh's Disappearance
Created: 4/14/2010 4:34:08 AM
Updated: 4/14/2010 4:39:53 AM
<snipped>
Croslins's cousin, Joe Overstreet, was interviewed late Tuesday night. The 20-year-old lives in Nashville, Tennessee.

He has been interviewed by police before. His mother, who says she is also Croslin's aunt, told First Coast News Tuesday afternoon her family had not heard from police in months. "My son is at home not doing anything, not bothering anyone and people continue to bother him." She says it's been six months since police contacted her son. But that all changed Tuesday night.

Overstreet spent the evening with family and friends. Then around 11:30 Tuesday night his attorney, Shawn Sirgo, showed up. The two talked outside Overstreet's home for 20 minutes and then left in his attorney's car.

First Coast News followed the two to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation in Nashville. Overstreet and his attorney were escorted inside. Less than 45 minutes later, Overstreet was out and on his way back home.

"I did get a phone call from an agent in Florida. He asked if I could accompany Joseph to speak with them," says Sirgo.

Joe Overstreet
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Video: Croslin Relative Questioned In Tennessee 2:31
http://www.firstcoastnews.com/video/default.aspx?bctid=77987163001

Article:
http://www.firstcoastnews.com/news/local/news-article.aspx?storyid=154726&catid=3

Angel Who Cares
04-14-2010, 07:46 AM
Lead brings new search for Haleigh on St. Johns
The search with divers and investigators is expected to resume today at sunrise.
Published: Wednesday, April 14, 2010 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Tuesday, April 13, 2010 at 10:42 p.m.
<snipped>
At about 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, a van with the University of Florida's C.A. Pound Human Identification Laboratory left the search area, but Putnam sheriff's spokesman Johnny Greenwood said the van was being kept on standby at the scene in case it was needed to identify any remains that might be found.

The search was being conducted at a waterway and surrounding woods in the Satsuma area of the county, the Sheriff's Office said, but it would not provide the exact location.

Most law enforcement had dispersed from the vicinity of the search area by 8 p.m. Tuesday and left without issuing a statement. Greenwood said late Tuesday that the search would resume at sunrise today and would include divers from various agencies.

A resident on Shell Harbour Road, off County Road 309, south of the girl's Satsuma home, said officers had been searching in the area since overnight. The woman, who did not want to be named but said she has lived in the area about two years, said officers have gone door-to-door in the neighborhood, getting residents' names and asking if they have seen a newer model, gray van in the area.

The Sheriff's Office reported it did not release the location to "prevent unnecessary congestion from onlookers" and also reported that the name of the person who provided the tip as well as what "physical evidence" is supposedly at the site would not be released.
*Much more at link!

Article:
http://www.gainesville.com/article/20100414/ARTICLES/4141011/1118?Title=Lead-brings-new-search-for-Haleigh-on-St-Johns

Angel Who Cares
04-14-2010, 07:48 AM
Ex-FBI Agent Says He Solved Haleigh Case
POSTED: Wednesday, April 14, 2010
UPDATED: 12:07 pm EDT April 14, 2010
<snipped>
"Monday was the culmination of this 10-month investigation I've been doing," said Steve Brown, now a private investigator working for Haleigh's mother, Crystal Sheffield. "We presented this to the Putnam Country Sheriff's Office and the FDLE, and with their cooperation, finally got the final details of what transpired in that trailer on Feb. 9th."

Brown said he knows what happened to Haleigh, and evidence prosecutors need to prove it is what investigators are searching for in the river near the Shell Harbor Boat Ramp -- about five miles south of where Haleigh disappeared. "I can tell you, but I won't," Brown told Channel 4's Bruce Hamilton. "I can't tell you anything, at this point, that I think will compromise the police investigation."

While Brown wouldn't say who the Putnam County Sheriff's Office considers suspects, he said he does not think Haleigh's father, Ronald Cummings, had anything to do with her disappearance. He could not say the same for Misty Croslin, the teenage babysitter who put Haleigh to bed that night and would go on to marry, then divorce Ronald Cummings.

"Misty certainly knows what happened in the trailer that night," Brown said.

Video: Former FBI Agent Claims To Have Solved Haleigh Case
http://www.news4jax.com/video/23145771/index.html

Article:
http://www.news4jax.com/news/23147800/detail.html
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Video: Search For Haleigh Ends For The Night 3:26
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Angel Who Cares
04-14-2010, 08:04 AM
Today Show Video: Police scour river for missing girl, 5
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Angel Who Cares
04-14-2010, 08:10 AM
Haleigh search heats up
Wednesday, April 14, 2010 1:43 AM EDT
<snipped>
Sheriff's divers searching for Haleigh Cummings on Tuesday apparently recovered items that brought a University of Florida anthropologist to the St. Johns River south of Satsuma.

Tuesday morning saw a dramatic increase in activity in the lingering case with dozens of officers from several law enforcement agencies converging on the Shell Harbour boat ramp in South Putnam. The intensity of the search was similar to how lawmen initially responded to Haleigh's disappearance. It was clear that investigators expected to find something on Tuesday.

The search was triggered by a tip the Putnam County Sheriff's Office received on Monday, said Lt. Johnny Greenwood, a spokesman for the department. But authorities were tight-lipped about what the tip specified. Officials refused to confirm or deny that possible human remains were recovered Tuesday but did say the search was scheduled to resume today.

About 5 p.m., a truck from the university drove through the checkpoint. The vehicle was from the C.A. Pound Human Identification Laboratory, which the school says provides "forensic anthropology services for medical examiners and coroners." The lab has been involved in several high-profile cases. The truck left about 7:30 p.m. and officials did not say whether human bones had been found.

Brown, the neighborhood resident said Haleigh's babysitter, Misty Croslin, "used to live two blocks from here" with her parents. Brown said another resident told him he saw Croslin carrying a trash bag nearby in the days after Haleigh was reported missing.

Article:
http://www.palatkadailynews.com/articles/2010/04/14/news/news01.txt

Angel Who Cares
04-14-2010, 08:23 AM
New developments in Haleigh Cummings case
Last Update: 6:55 am
<snipped>
This isn't the first time Joseph Overstreet's name has come up in the Haleigh Cummings case. The 20-year-old cousin of Misty and Tommy Croslin admits he was in Satsuma when 5 year old Haleigh disappeared. But his attorney denies Overstreet knows anything about what happened to the little girl.

"He has no knowledge of what happened to the child and he's heartbroken too," said Shawn Sirgo, Overstreet's attorney.

Sirgo said that's exactly what Overstreet told investigators when he was brought in to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation late Tuesday night. He met with agents from Florida for about 45 minutes, maintaining his innocence.

"Its honorable the dedication that they've put into this case and they're just doing what they're job is," said Sirgo. "They are trying to gather all the info they can gather."

Video: Search For Haleigh: New Info 4/13/10 4:47
Police are searching a new location for clues in the case of missing Haleigh Cummings.
http://www.actionnewsjax.com/mediacenter/local.aspx?videoId=37384@wtev.web.entriq.net&navCatId=5

Video: Search for Haleigh: Family 4/13/10 3:13
INVESTIGATORS ARE WORKING A TIP AND ARE BACK ON THE GROUND SEARCHING FOR HALEIGH CUMMINGS
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Video: Search for Haleigh 4/13/10 3:28
Dive teams are focusing on a dock in Putnam County as they continue their search for missing girl, Haleigh Cummings
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Video: Search for Haleigh: Waiting for Word 4/1/3/10 5:00
A SEARCH IS UNDERWAY THAT COULD TURN UP ANSWERS ABOUT WHAT HAPPENED TO HALEIGH CUMMINGS
http://www.actionnewsjax.com/mediacenter/local.aspx?videoId=37393@wtev.web.entriq.net&navCatId=5

Video: Search for Haleigh: Family 4/13/10 3:24
A NEW SEARCH FOR HALEIGH CUMMINGS HAS JUST ENDED FOR THE NIGHT
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Angel Who Cares
04-14-2010, 08:27 AM
Satsuma neighbors watch search for Haleigh
Last Update: 12:55 am
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Kristina and Amanda Birkett spent most of the day Tuesday on their boat dock getting an up close look at the search. "It's just been divers all day," said Kristina. It is not what the Birkett sisters wanted to see or hear. "It's disgusting. It disgusts me," said Kristina. "It's just not right that she could be here. She belongs home with her family."

Carl Brown also lives in the area and got a chance to get up close to the search Tuesday. He was out getting his mail in the morning when he heard there was a development in the case. "We saw the police officers and they said they were looking for Haleigh becuase Misty used to live about two blocks away," he said.

Brown walked to the Shell Harbour boat ramp at the end of his street and snapped a few photos. He got to see what even the media couldn't see. "They've got dive teams, four or five of those in and out of the water, boats going back and forth and several cadaver dogs," he said.

Video: Search for Haleigh: Neighbors 4/13/10 4:11
Neighbors in Putnam County are taking an active role in helping law enforcement search for missing Haleigh Cummings
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Angel Who Cares
04-14-2010, 08:31 AM
River search in Haleigh Cummings investigation continues
Last Update: 12:58 am
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Search crews say they’ll be back in the St Johns River Wednesday to search for any clues in a disappearance of Haleigh Cummings.

On Tuesday, Dive teams were in the water near State Road 309 and Shell Harbor Rd. in Putnam County.

“It’s sad that it is happening in our backyard,” said Kathy Goodson, who could see the search teams from her backyard dock.

Video: Search for Haleigh: The Investigation 4/13/10 2:58
POLICE TEAMS HAVE WRAPPED UP THEIR SEARCH FOR THE EVENING, BUT THEY'RE PLANNING TO BE OUT THERE FIRST THING IN THE MORNING
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Angel Who Cares
04-14-2010, 08:34 AM
Boats will rejoin search for Haleigh at daybreak
Last Update: 4/13 11:09 pm
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Investigators searched a new area off of County Road 309 early Tuesday morning in Satsuma. Police did not want to release any information regarding where they received a tip from or what information led them to this area, but this area has not previously been searched.

Also, Haleigh's family spent two hours at the sheriff's office, including Misty Cummings who was brought in for an interview. She was later taken back to St. John's County jail where she is being held on drug trafficking charges.

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Angel Who Cares
04-14-2010, 09:00 AM
Video: Officers search river for girl missing a year 1:06
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Angel Who Cares
04-14-2010, 09:46 AM
Live Web CamsSearch for Haleigh Cummings - Putnam County
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Angel Who Cares
04-14-2010, 09:51 AM
Haleigh Cummings: Grandmother says she believes Misty Croslin told authorities something new
posted by halboedeker on April, 14 2010 9:24 AM
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“I do believe that she [Croslin] told them something. I’m not sure what it is or how it can help,” grandmother Teresa Neves said. “I know they’ve spoken to her. I do not know if this new lead has anything to do with her.”

Authorities yesterday started a new search of the St. Johns River, which continues today. Croslin was baby-sitting 5-year-old Misty when the girl disappeared in February 2009. Croslin later married and divorced Ronald Cummings, Haleigh’s father. Crosling and Cummings are jailed on drug charges.

Michelle Kosinski of “Today” reported that Croslin’s lawyer says the new tip didn’t come from his client.

Article:
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Angel Who Cares
04-14-2010, 09:57 AM
Antioch Man Questioned In Fla. Girl's Disappearance
Year-Long Search Leads Investigators To Nashville
POSTED: 6:54 am CDT April 14, 2010
UPDATED: 8:37 am CDT April 14, 2010
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A recent tip has given investigators a new lead in their search for Haleigh Cummings, a 5-year-old girl who’s been missing for more than a year. That search apparently led them to Nashville and Joseph Overstreet.

Overstreet and his attorney, Shawn Sirgo, arrived at the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation around 11 p.m. Tuesday.

According to his Sirgo, Overstreet was called in by Florida investigators for routine questioning about the night Haleigh disappeared. He’s the cousin of Misty Croslin, the teenage ex-wife of Haleigh’s father, and the last person seen with the child.

Overstreet, who’s now almost 21, was questioned in the days immediately following Haleigh’s disappearance, but has never been identified as a suspect or a person of interest. Police last spoke with Overstreet four to six months ago. Sirgo insisted Tuesday night’s meeting was routine, and that it wasn’t unexpected.

He said, “They initiated the contact, but it’s a follow-up to the last contacts we had. I knew at some time they would be asking us to come in again and we were in agreement with that.” “The investigation is going to continue, they’ll contact me if they feel the need to speak with Joseph again,” explained Sirgo. “We will cooperate with them to any degree that assists the case.”

Video: New Tip Leads To Search For Missing Fla. Girl
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Angel Who Cares
04-14-2010, 10:25 AM
Deputies monitor neighborhood as Haleigh Cummings search continues
News agencies report Haleigh Cummings searchers retrieved a large box from the river.
12:12 p.m. EDT, April 14, 2010
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Deputies blocked off access along Shell Harbour Road near rural Satsuma while they search an area around a dock at the end of that road.

Residents living in the small, riverside community known as Magnolia Bluff must sign in and out when entering and exiting their neighborhood. A deputy records their comings and goings on a chart.

Media trucks and reporters are clustered just beyond the road block.

Resident Mark Doughty, 58, said investigators have gone door to door asking residents if they remember seeing a dark colored minivan — a Town and Country type vehicle — from more than a year ago.

Deputies showed pictures of the vehicle, he and a friend said, and asked if they recalled suspicious activity at the time.

"That's a long time ago, and we get a lot of traffic," Doughty said. "I'm sorry to see all the activity here because it's normally a nice, quiet neighborhood."
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Putnam County sheriff's deputies block road access that heads to the area where they are searching the St. Johns River.
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Stories about Haleigh Cummings
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Angel Who Cares
04-14-2010, 10:57 AM
Divers Back In River On Haleigh Search
Deputies Say Credible Tip Led To Search Of St. Johns River
POSTED: Wednesday, April 14, 2010
UPDATED: 10:21 am EDT April 14, 2010
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Putnam County Sheriff Jeff Hardy would not say why the river was being searched, although deputies told Channel 4 that the search was based on a credible tip. Hardy said he met with members of Haleigh Cummings' family Tuesday afternoon, but he would not say what he told them.

"The conversations we had were between me and the family," said Hardy, who also said Haleigh has not been found.

Teams stopped searching around 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, but were back in the water early Wednesday.

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission team member Ben Allen said the water was clouded with almost no visibility for most of the day. Divers from at least four agencies or counties helped in the search, using floodlights to help see underwater.

During a quick news conference Tuesday, Hardy would not say whether he has switched from a missing persons case to a homicide investigation.

"That is a decision that will be made later," said Hardy, who also said Putnam investigators were questioning Croslin again Tuesday. She and Ronald Cummings, Haleigh's father, remain in custody after they were arrested in January in a drug sting. Both have pleaded not guilty.

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Video: Search For Haleigh Enters Second Day
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Angel Who Cares
04-14-2010, 11:25 AM
Dive Teams Search River For Haleigh Clues
Posted: 6:56 am EDT April 14, 2010
Updated: 10:35 am EDT April 14, 2010
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The area where divers will search is less than two miles away from where then 5-year-old Haleigh Cummings disappeared more than a year ago. "We've seen them come up and down and direct traffic across the river and away from this area, Shell Harbor," neighbor Kathi Goodson said.

A source told Eyewitness News that a suspect in custody gave them a tip that physical evidence may be in the water.

WFTV learned that a large box was pulled out of river late Tuesday afternoon. However, when reporters asked about the box and its contents, investigators said they found nothing of significance.

"You didn't find anything at all?" a reporter asked. "No," an investigator replied.

Sources told WFTV that investigators are also in Tennessee to talk to Misty's cousin, Joe Overstreet. He used to live in Putnam County and was once questioned about Haleigh's disappearance. Overstreet's mother spoke with reporters outside their home. "We don't know nothing. [He's] been sitting at home and he hasn't been talked to for months," Overstreet's mother said.

VIDEO REPORT: Dive Teams Search River For Haleigh Cummings Clues
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Angel Who Cares
04-14-2010, 11:29 AM
Tip Prompts River Search In Haleigh Case
Haleigh Cummings, 6, Vanished From Putnam Co. Home In Feb. 2009
POSTED: Tuesday, April 13, 2010
UPDATED: 7:51 am EDT April 14, 2010
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As authorities searched the St. Johns River, Putnam County Sheriff Jeff Hardy said on Tuesday that he met with the family of Haleigh Cummings but asked that their conversations stay between him and the family.

Hardy said investigators still have not found Haleigh, the 6-year-old Satsuma girl who went missing 14 months ago.

"We're going to continue this investigation until we can bring it to a logical conclusion," Hardy said.

When asked if the investigation was moved from a missing persons case to a homicide investigation, Hardy said, "That is a decision that will be made later."

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VIDEO: Tip Prompts New Search
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Angel Who Cares
04-14-2010, 11:35 AM
Video: Haleigh suspect in custody?
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Angel Who Cares
04-14-2010, 06:33 PM
Misty Croslin Appears To Be At Haleigh Search Site
POSTED: Wednesday, April 14, 2010
UPDATED: 6:14 pm EDT April 14, 2010
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A woman who appears to be Misty Croslin, the last person to see Haleigh Cummings before she disappeared in Feb. 2009, has been spotted at the scene of a search for evidence in the case.

Croslin has been jailed on unrelated charges, but a woman resembling her, wearing a blue jumpsuit and handcuffs, was seen at the search site just before 6 p.m. Wednesday. Sky 6 photographer David Sprung said he spotted the woman motioning to investigators at the dock.

Croslin was taken out of jail on Tuesday in order to be questioned, but investigators have not confirmed she was at the search scene on Wednesday.

Putnam County investigators have been searching an area of the St. John's River near the trailer since Tuesday.

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Angel Who Cares
04-14-2010, 06:38 PM
Update: Haleigh's family told only there's a lead
Published: Wednesday, April 14, 2010 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Wednesday, April 14, 2010 at 4:03 p.m.
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"All they told us was that they have a new lead," Neves said. She is the mother of Ronald Cummings, who is now in jail on drug-related charges.

The family was not given information about the search on Tuesday and Wednesday in the St. Johns River.

"We would like to thank everybody and pray that this will bring us Haleigh alive," Neves added. "It's been hard on the family, especially for Ronald, being where he is."

No evidence found so far in latest Haleigh search
"At this point, this search has failed to yield any items of evidentiary value in the case," the agency reported in a statement released at about 4 p.m.

The Sheriff's Office also refuted a rumor that anyone is in custody regarding the case.

"There is currently no one in law enforcement custody as the result of the investigation into Haleigh Cummings' disappearance," the statement reported.

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Angel Who Cares
04-14-2010, 06:46 PM
Joe Overstreet, Cousin of Misty Crosli, Speaks Out Following Late-Night Interview about Haleigh Cummings
Created: 4/14/2010 4:59:49 PM
Updated: 4/14/2010 6:13:03 PM
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An emotional Joe Overstreet, a cousin of Misty Croslin, broke down today, saying he does not know what happened to Haleigh Cummings.

In an interview today with First Coast News, Overstreet, who lives in Nashville, accompanied by his mother, Tina Overstreet, and his attorney Robert Sirgo, discussed the ordeal.

Tina Overstreet said her son mainly stays at home these days, not doing much because of the emotional toll the case has had on him.

Overstreet was in Satsuma for vacation and planned to leave the day Haleigh was reported missing, he said, but some have speculated that his departure seemed suspicious and sudden.

Overstreet said today that he helped pass out fliers with Croslin, alerting the public to the missing child, and contributed flowers to a memorial for her.

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Angel Who Cares
04-14-2010, 06:52 PM
UPDATED: Misty Croslin on Scene at Satsuma-Area Search for Haleigh Cummings
Created: 4/13/2010 4:35:05 PM
Updated: 4/14/2010 7:17:52 PM
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Misty Croslin, the former stepmother of Haleigh Cummings, appeared at the scene of a two-day search for the missing 5-year-old, the Orlando Sentinel is reporting.

Investigators this afternoon at the search scene on the St. Johns River south of Satsuma, said they had found nothing of value in the search for Haleigh. An undisclosed tip led searchers early Tuesday to a boat ramp a few miles south of the home where the then-5-year-old girl was last seen.

The Sentinel, citing WKMG-6, reported a woman in a jail uniform who looked like Croslin was led to the edge of the dock around 6 p.m. where officials are searching for Haleigh who disappeared in Feb. 2009.

Lt. Johnny Greenwood with the Putnam County Sheriff's Office said this afternoon, "This search has failed to yield any items of evidentiary value in the case."

Greenwood also addressed a rumor that someone had been arrested. "Sheriff (Jeff) Hardy wants the citizens of Putnam County and the media to know that this rumor is false. There is currently no one in law enforcement custody as the result of the investigation into Haleigh Cummings' disappearance."

At least 25 investigators came to the dock area at the end of Shell Harbour Road this morning. All police, and even people who live in the neighborhood, must check in and out at a security checkpoint.

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement mobile crime lab also arrived.

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Video: Search for Haleigh Cummings Yields No Evidence 04/14/10 5 p.m. Report
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Video: Private Investigator Says He Solved Haleigh Case 04/14/10 5 p.m. Report
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Video: Two Days of Searching: No New Evidence 04/14/10 6 p.m. Report
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Angel Who Cares
04-14-2010, 06:58 PM
Haleigh Cummings Search Leads To River
Divers Dig Underwater For Clues In Girl's Disappearance
POSTED: 12:25 pm EDT April 14, 2010
UPDATED: 6:29 pm EDT April 14, 2010
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Haleigh's disappearance has been surrounded by drama within her family. Misty Croslin was taken from jail to the scene of the search in handcuffs late Wednesday. Croslin is the ex-wife of Haleigh's father, Ronald Cummings.

Investigators said a tipster led them to Satsuma in Putnam County on Tuesday, where investigators conducted a search along Shell Harbour Road near county Road 309.

A cousin of Misty Croslin, Joe Overstreet, was also part of the renewed investigation. Overstreet's attorney confirmed that investigators with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement flew to Nashville, Tenn., to interview his client for about one hour. The attorney said Overstreet is innocent and had nothing to do with any of it.

Haleigh's grandmother, Teresa Neves, appeared on NBC's "Today" on Wednesday. Just about every relative close to Haleigh was seen leaving the sheriff's office stunned and in tears.

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Video: Haleigh Cummings Search Continues
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Video: Haleigh Cummings Search Leads To River
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Angel Who Cares
04-14-2010, 07:05 PM
Misty Appears At River In Haleigh Search
Deputies Say Credible Tip Led To Search Of St. Johns River
POSTED: Wednesday, April 14, 2010
UPDATED: 6:50 pm EDT April 14, 2010
<snipped>
As investigators continue their search of the St. Johns River for a second day in connection with the disappearance of 6-year-old Haleigh Cummings, Misty Cummings was seen on a dock Wednesday afternoon talking with investigators.

Putnam County investigators flew to Nashville, Tenn., Tuesday night to question Joe Overstreet, a cousin of Misty Cummings, the last person to see Haleigh. When Haleigh vanished from her father's Florida mobile home 14 months ago, Overstreet said he was in Satsuma on vacation. Investigators have since flown back to Florida.

A woman who appears to be Misty Cummings was seen on a river dock where investigators were searching for evidence in the Haleigh Cummings case.
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Video: Search Conitnues In Haleigh Cummings' Case; Pretrial For Woman Accused Of Kidnapping A Baby
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Video: Search For Haleigh Continues
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Video: Haleigh Cummings Disapearance Timeline
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Images: Tour Of Satsuma Home Where Haleigh Disappeared
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Video: Search For Haleigh Enters Second Day
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Uncut Video: Searching The St. Johns River
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Angel Who Cares
04-14-2010, 07:12 PM
Misty Croslin taken to Haleigh search site
Deputies say credible tip led to search of river
Updated: Wednesday, 14 Apr 2010, 6:47 PM EDT
Published : Wednesday, 14 Apr 2010, 12:41 PM EDT
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Shortly after 5 p.m., deputies were seen escorting Misty Croslin to the search site. Haleigh Cummings was last seen in her father's home in February 2009. Croslin, the 17-year-old live-in girlfriend of Haleigh's father Ronald Cummings, was babysitting at the time. She told investigators that she woke up at 3 a.m. Feb. 10 to find the girl gone and a back door propped open with a brick.

Authorities on Wednesday confirmed that they had also questioned Joseph Overstreet, 20, a cousin of Croslin. Overstreet, who at one time lived in Satusuma, was interviewed and cleared by police soon after the disappearance of Haleigh in 2009. Overstreet, who now lives in Nashville, Tenn., has denied any involvement with or knowledge of the girl’s disappearance.

FOX 35 has learned that an unidentified source close to the investigation, possibly a family member, was called in for questioning and that person told investigators that Haleigh could be found at the bottom of the St. Johns River, which is not far from where the little girl went missing.

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Angel Who Cares
04-14-2010, 07:16 PM
Report: Misty Croslin at search scene for Haleigh Cummings
News agencies report Haleigh Cummings searchers retrieved a large box from the river.
6:40 p.m. EDT, April 14, 2010
<snipped>
Deputies blocked off access along Shell Harbour Road near rural Satsuma while they search an area around a dock at the end of that road.

Meanwhile, a local television station is reporting that a woman who looks like Misty Croslin is at the scene of the search in her jail clothes. The woman — with her hands in handcuffs — walked onto a dock on the river near where divers are searching for the second day in a row, WKMG-Channel 6 is reporting.

Putnam County deputies have shut off road and river traffic to where divers are. WKMG gathered video of Croslin from its helicopter above the scene.

Investigators have said they don't think Croslin has told everything she knows about what happened to Haleigh.

When asked if Croslin's jail interviews had anything to do with the tip, Neves said "I don't know if this new lead has anything to do with her."
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Angel Who Cares
04-14-2010, 07:21 PM
Misty's Cousin Questioned As Divers Search For Haleigh
Posted: 4:21 pm EDT April 14, 2010
Updated: 6:08 pm EDT April 14, 2010
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Dive teams spent all day in the St. Johns River searching for clues into the disappearance of Haleigh Cummings. Neighbors say they may even be searching for her body in the river just a couple miles from the home she disappeared from in Satsuma.

It's a huge undertaking with some 40 divers from five law enforcement agencies scouring the bottom of the river at the end of a road in Putnam County. They're acting on a tip and hope to find something that will let them figure out what happened to Haleigh Cummings.

AT THE SCENE: Divers Search For Haleigh
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VIDEO REPORT: Misty's Cousin Interviewed
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Angel Who Cares
04-14-2010, 07:39 PM
Day 2 of revived Haleigh search bears no discoveries; Tennessee cousin talks
Tennessee cousin interviewed; sheriff says case unchanged
April 14, 2010 - 11:38am
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The young Tennessee man who was interviewed by detectives in the revived search for Haleigh Cummings denied any involvement or knowledge with the girl’s disappearance this afternoon. Joseph Overstreet, 20, and his mother Tina sat in his attorney’s office for a news conference this afternoon. Joseph Overstreet mostly sat quietly with his head down while his lawyer answered questions about the case. But he and his mother both began to cry when asked about the impact the investigation has had on them “I’ve lost a lot of family,” he said, before putting his head down and sobbing.

The meeting Tuesday with Hardy was emotional, Connie Sheffield said today. Crystal is her stepdaughter. She said about a dozen members of the Sheffield and Cummings families, including Ronald Cummings, were in the room. "We were all in the room together crying," she said of the two families, who have often been at odds during the past year.

She said the sheriff asked that details of what went on in the meeting not be disclosed but said he did not indicate any evidence had been found during the search. "We don't know if they are looking for evidence or they are looking for her body," she said.

She said it was the first time the families had been called together as a group. She said she and her husband, Johnny Sheffield have been bracing themselves for whatever the outcome may be. "We're a little in the dark but we're waiting to see if anything comes out of the search," Connie Sheffield said.
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Water searches
More than 14 months have passed since Haleigh Cummings' disappearance. If the 5-year-old's body were dumped in the St. Johns River, as some suspect, there likely isn't much left of it.

Speaking generally about forensic investigations, John Williams, a forensic anthropologist at Western Carolina University, said human bodies tend to decompose faster in warm waters like those in Florida. "I doubt the body will be fully intact after a year," he said.

A surface-water temperature gauge near Satsuma shows that the river fluctuates from a monthly average of 59 degrees in January to 86 degrees in July and August. Temperatures at the bottom, where divers are searching, are almost certainly several degrees cooler. The closer to freezing, or 32 degrees, the better preserved a body will be, Williams said.

A child's body tends to break apart faster than an adult's because it has less tissue to lose to begin with. More than likely, after a year underwater, there would be little left except bones and some tissue,
Williams said.

A factor possibly working in divers' favor: The St. Johns, with its average
drop of 1 inch per mile, is one of the slowest-moving rivers in the world.
It's not uncommon, Williams said, for outer portions of the body to fall off
and lodge themselves in a downstream river bend.

Article:
http://jacksonville.com/news/crime/2010-04-14/story/putnam-sheriff-status-haleigh-cummings-case-unchanged

Angel Who Cares
04-14-2010, 07:45 PM
Haleigh Search Update-MEDIA RELEASE from the Putnam County Sheriff's Office
Wednesday, April 14, 2010 5:18 PM EDT
<snipped>
Putnam County Sheriff's Office
Date: April 14, 2010
Haleigh Search Update

Satsuma - Still acting on a lead received in the case of missing Haleigh Cummings, investigators are continuing the meticulous search for physical evidence in the St. Johns River near Satsuma, Florida. At this point, this search has failed to yield any items of evidentiary value in the case.

The Putnam County Sheriff's Office has received many media inquiries concerning a rumor that has uncontrollably spread throughout our community. The rumor that a subject is either currently being detained by law enforcement, or is in law enforcement custody related to the Haleigh Cummings case has been reported to the media. Sheriff Hardy wants the citizens of Putnam County and the media to know that this rumor is false. There is currently no one in law enforcement custody as the result of the investigation into Haleigh Cumming's disappearance.

The Putnam County Sheriff's Office will provide future releases when information in this case becomes available. Sheriff Hardy would like to again thank the citizens of Putnam County and the media for their support.

Lt. Johnny Greenwood
Putnam County Sheriff's Office

Article:
http://www.palatkadailynews.com/articles/2010/04/14/news/news03.txt

Angel Who Cares
04-14-2010, 07:48 PM
River search for Haleigh Cummings,
Wednesday, April 14, 2010 12:11 PM EDT
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T2-sB5Qey4M

Angel Who Cares
04-14-2010, 08:12 PM
Antioch Man Says He Didn't Hurt Missing Fla. Girl
Joe Overstreet Questioned For Third Time
POSTED: 4:44 pm CDT April 14, 2010
UPDATED: 5:49 pm CDT April 14, 2010
<snipped>
Joe Overstreet, 20, has been under suspicion by some of his family for 14 months, he said, and he broke down while speaking for the first time about the investigation. "I'm sorry. I can't imagine what they're going through. I didn't do it," Overstreet said. "If I knew who did, I would straight call the cops and tell who did it."

Overstreet struggled Wednesday to maintain his composure as he talked about this case.

Sirgo and Overstreet said they are confident the facts will prove the man's innocence. They both drove to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation on Tuesday night to meet with investigators, who flew in from Florida. They stayed with them for about 40 minutes, Sirgo said.

"It was obviously a short interview, which means that there was no substantial change," said Sirgo. "I have a good idea of what they're going to do next."

Sirgo said the next move does not involve any action against his client, who he said has already suffered more than he should.

Video: •Antioch Man Says He Didn't Hurt Missing Fla. Girl
http://www.wsmv.com/video/23153881/

Article:
http://www.wsmv.com/news/23152983/detail.html

Angel Who Cares
04-15-2010, 08:49 PM
Arrest Imminent In Haleigh Search?
Thursday, April 15, 2010 7:08:32 AM
<snipped>
The search is on for Haleigh Cummings. Misty Croslin was taken to the search scene in handcuffs Wednesday afternoon.

Croslin was seen talking to Putnam County authorities on the dock of the St. Johns River.

Authorities are now calling the area a crime scene.

A source close to the case told News 13 an arrest in the Cummings’ case is imminent.

Video: Break In Search For Haleigh?
http://www.cfnews13.com/MediaPlayer2/MediaPlayer.htm?video=0414HaleighCase_041420101125&cat=Local&title=Break In Search For Haleigh?

Article:
http://www.cfnews13.com/News/Local/2010/4/14/search_for_haleigh_intensifies_misty_on_the_scene. html

Angel Who Cares
04-15-2010, 08:53 PM
Haleigh Cummings Photos: Slideshow of Missing Girl, Search Continues One Year Later
April 14, 2010 3:25 PM
<snipped>
Divers continued their search in a murky river today for missing 5-year-old Haleigh Cummings, who disappeared in northeast Florida more than a year ago.

Putnam County Sheriff Jeff Hardy said Wednesday there's no new information on the search itself in the St. John's River, or the tip that led to the latest round of dives.

PICTURES: Haleigh Cummings Missing
http://www.cbsnews.com/2300-504083_162-10003120.html

Article:
http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-504083_162-20002504-504083.html

Angel Who Cares
04-15-2010, 08:58 PM
Search For Missing Florida Girl Leads To Middle Tennessee
Posted: Apr 14, 2010 7:58 PM EDT
<snipped>
A Florida girl went missing from her home in February of 2009. Authorities in her hometown think Joe Overstreet of Antioch could have answers concerning the disappearance of Haleigh Cummings.

Overstreet is the second man from Davidson County to be questioned in the case.

The attorney for Joe Overstreet said he's innocent. He stressed that Overstreet had nothing to do with the little girl's disappearance, and he's simply trying to help investigators gather all of the information they need.

Video: Search For Missing Florida Girl Leads To Middle Tennessee 2:12
http://www.newschannel5.com/Global/category.asp?C=125220&autoStart=true&topVideoCatNo=default&clipId=4704233&flvUri=&partnerclipid=

Article:
http://www.newschannel5.com/Global/story.asp?S=12313558

Angel Who Cares
04-15-2010, 09:02 PM
Another day of searching turns up no sign of Haleigh
Published: Wednesday, April 14, 2010 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Wednesday, April 14, 2010 at 4:03 p.m.
<snipped>
A second straight day of searching the brown water of the St. Johns River Wednesday failed to turn up any evidence of Haleigh Cummings. Authorities indicated the search will continue Friday.

Meanwhile, a private investigator and former FBI agent said Wednesday he was the person who developed information that led to the search now being conducted off County Road 309 between Satsuma and Welaka in southeastern Putnam County.

"Information I developed led to what they started on Tuesday," said Steve Brown. "As to what they are looking for, you'll need to ask the Putnam County Sheriff's Office."

Photos: Search for Haleigh Cummings 4/14/10
http://www.gainesville.com/apps/pbcs.dll/gallery?Avis=GS&Dato=20100414&Kategori=MULTIMEDIA0301&Lopenr=414009999&Ref=PH&show=galleries

Article:
http://www.gainesville.com/article/20100414/ARTICLES/4141011?Title=PI-says-his-tip-led-to-search-in-Haleigh-case

Angel Who Cares
04-15-2010, 09:05 PM
No results in two-day search for HaLeigh
April 15, 2010 - 12:13am
<snipped>
Still no HaLeigh Cummings.

Still no new evidence found.

Still no one in custody.

But Day 2 of a revived search for the missing 6-year-old Putnam County girl generated key, new revelations.

In a dramatic jailhouse phone call to his grandmother Sunday, Hank "Tommy" Croslin Jr. blamed a cousin for the disappearance of HaLeigh over a gun.

That cousin had already been questioned in the beginning, cleared and now questioned again. He has maintained he had nothing to do with it and has not been arrested.

The story came out after Hollars said she was tired of not knowing the truth, and Croslin Jr. wanted to get it off his chest. "I told him I know you failed your lie detector test," she said. He said they went looking for a machine gun they were going to steal but learned it was gone, she said.

Croslin Jr., 23, told his grandmother they left but that Overstreet, 20, went back later.

Overstreet put a knife to Misty Croslin's throat and took HaLeigh, Hollars said she was told. "If she talked, he would kill her," Hollars said of Misty, now 18.
*More at link!

Article:
http://staugustine.com/news/local-news/2010-04-15/no-results-two-day-search-haleigh

Angel Who Cares
04-15-2010, 09:11 PM
Darkness, muck help keep river's secrets from Haleigh Cummings searchers
Police divers find those difficulties and more in the St. Johns.
April 14, 2010 - 11:29pm
<snipped>
Imagine crawling in darkness over a trash-strewn hill of soft, shifting mud, feeling through muck for clues that could solve a terrible mystery.

And you're underwater.

That's something like the scenario police divers are facing this week as they scour the St. Johns River bottom for evidence about the 2009 disappearance of Haleigh Cummings, say divers who have searched the dark river before.

"It is an extremely difficult area," said Keith Holland, a Jacksonville dentist and diver who organized the yearslong task of finding and excavating the Civil War-era steamer Maple Leaf. The Union transport sank in 1864 off Mandarin Point, in 21 feet of water.

Searchers hadn't found any evidence in the Haleigh case by Wednesday, said Lt. Johnny Greenwood of the Putnam County Sheriff's Office.

Video: River Search Ends For Haleigh Cummings 4:21
http://jacksonville.com/video?bcpid=27583375001&bclid=27583557001&bctid=78372282001

Video: Day 2 Of A Renewed Search For Haleigh Cummings 1:48
http://jacksonville.com/video?bcpid=27583375001&bclid=27583557001&bctid=78148259001

Video: Misty's Cousin Speaks Out 0:50
http://jacksonville.com/video?bcpid=27583375001&bclid=27583557001&bctid=78122339001

Article:
http://jacksonville.com/news/metro/2010-04-14/story/darkness-muck-help-keep-rivers-secrets-searchers

Angel Who Cares
04-15-2010, 09:14 PM
Misty brought to river
Thursday, April 15, 2010 11:46 AM EDT
<snipped>
On Wednesday afternoon, sheriff's deputies drove her from the St. Johns County Jail in St. Augustine to Shell Harbour Road in South Putnam. Croslin was wearing a blue jail uniform and her hands were cuffed in front of her.

Croslin was escorted to a dock extending into the river and spent about 15 minutes there, said Rick Ryan, chief of staff of the Putnam County Sheriff's Office.

"We took her out there," Ryan said. "She was taken to the search scene and then back to the jail in St. Johns County."

Ryan declined to say why Croslin was brought to the site or whether she provided information that was helpful.

"I'm not going to discuss any investigative details," he said.

Article:
http://www.palatkadailynews.com/articles/2010/04/15/news/news01.txt

Angel Who Cares
04-15-2010, 09:17 PM
Underwater search is no easy task
Published: Thursday, April 15, 2010 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Thursday, April 15, 2010 at 1:30 a.m.
<snipped>
Capt. Don Tyson was in charge of that law enforcement agency's dive team for more than 25 years. During his time with the team, it searched for drowning victims and evidence as small as shell casings.

Tyson and the local Sheriff's Office are not involved in the ongoing search in the Haleigh Cummings case. Several North Florida agencies - including the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and underwater searchers from sheriff's offices in Clay and Duval counties - are participating in the hunt.

The natural decomposition of a body in the water adds to problems in locating human remains in a waterway. Add in the impact of marine life and boating traffic and the problems intensify.

"It's a very, very difficult task to try and find remains," Tyson said.

Article:
http://www.gainesville.com/article/20100415/ARTICLES/4151051/1002

Angel Who Cares
04-15-2010, 09:22 PM
Father's ex-girlfriend reported at Putnam County search scene for Haleigh Cummings
Updated: 11:38 a.m. Thursday, April 15, 2010
Posted: 9:17 a.m. Thursday, April 15, 2010
<snipped>
Deputies blocked off access along Shell Harbour Road near rural Satsuma while they searched an area around a dock at the end of the road.

The only apparent development came when a local television station reported that a woman resembling Misty Croslin was at the search scene in her jail clothes late in the afternoon. The woman -- with her hands cuffed -- walked onto the dock near where divers searched, video from WKMG-Channel 6 showed.

Greenwood left the search scene late Wednesday afternoon without addressing the media.

Meanwhile, there appears to be renewed interest in Joseph Overstreet, a cousin of Croslin.

Article:
http://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/state/fathers-ex-girlfriend-reported-at-putnam-county-search-567742.html

Angel Who Cares
04-15-2010, 09:25 PM
Haleigh Cummings Update (PHOTOS): Search Area Now Called Crime Scene, Misty Croslin Arrives in Cuffs
April 15, 2010 1:48 PM
<snipped>
The search for Haleigh Cummings, the 5-year-old who disappeared in northeast Florida more than a year ago, resumed in the murky waters of the St. John's River, and investigators were joined by a handcuffed Misty Croslin, Haleigh's ex-stepmother, who was the last person to see little Haleigh alive. Investigators are now saying that they consider the search area a crime scene.

As the search entered its third day, divers continue to come up empty and the search seemed to be concentrated around a dock on the river about five miles from Haleigh's house in Satsuma, Fla., 65 miles south of Jacksonville. It's a small area that reportedly has not been searched before.

Article:
http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-504083_162-20002592-504083.html

Angel Who Cares
04-15-2010, 09:27 PM
Haleigh Cummings: The latest developments are as murky as St. Johns River
posted by halboedeker on April, 15 2010 2:12 PM
<snipped>
Television stations have seized on images of a search at the St. Johns River and Misty Croslin’s being taken there Wednesday afternoon. Croslin was watching the Satsuma girl when the child disappeared in February last year.

WKMG-Channel 6, WESH-Channel 2 and WFTV-Channel 9 offered updates at noon today on the third day of the St. Johns search.

WOFL-Channel 35’s Kelly Joyce last night reported that something was taken from the river yesterday. But Joyce explained that Putnam County law enforcement won’t talk to reporters until there’s another major development in the case.

The Croslin family tree has been a bit confusing, too.

Article:
http://blogs.orlandosentinel.com/entertainment_tv_tvblog/2010/04/haleigh-cummings-the-latest-developments-are-as-murky-as-st-johns-river.html/comment-page-1

Angel Who Cares
04-15-2010, 09:31 PM
Sheriff: Haleigh most likely deceased
Updated: Thursday, 15 Apr 2010, 5:30 PM EDT
Published : Thursday, 15 Apr 2010, 4:05 PM EDT
<snipped>
The investigation into the disappearance of Haleigh Cummings was deemed a homicide by Putnam County Sheriff Jeff Hardy on Thursday.

Hardy said during a news conference that detectives have identified persons of interest in the disappearance of Haleigh Cummings. It was the first time the sheriff has suggested that Haleigh was dead.

*2-Videos Included in Article!

Article:
http://www.myfoxorlando.com/dpp/news/cummings_case/041510-Haleigh-Cummings-case

Angel Who Cares
04-15-2010, 09:34 PM
Haleigh Cummings Investigation Deemed Homicide
St. Johns River Search Concludes Thursday Evening
POSTED: 4:10 pm EDT April 15, 2010
UPDATED: 4:53 pm EDT April 15, 2010
<snipped>
"Over the past couple of weeks, information has been obtained by investigators that leads them to believe that Haleigh Cummings is most likely deceased," Hardy said.

Hardy wouldn't disclose specific details about what led to the change in the status of the case.

However, Hardy said items were pulled from the river and sent to a laboratory for analysis. He said no arrests had been made in the Haleigh case, but there were several persons of interest.

The sheriff said he believes Misty Cummings holds the key to the case.

"People are starting to cooperate. That's why I've told people it's just going to be a matter of time," Hardy said. "We're going to accept any cooperation we can get."

Video: Haleigh Cummings Investigation Deemed Homicide
http://www.wesh.com/video/23164379/index.html

Video: Haleigh Cummings Search Continues
http://www.wesh.com/video/23151933/index.html

Article:
http://www.wesh.com/news/23163930/detail.html

Angel Who Cares
04-15-2010, 09:41 PM
Sheriff 'comfortable' calling Haleigh Cummings case a homicide
April 15, 2010 - 4:25pm
<snipped>
For the first time since Haleigh Cummings went missing 14 months ago, Putnam County Sheriff Jeff Hardy said he believes the case is a homicide.

Misty Croslin, who was at the mobile home when Haleigh disappeared, was taken to the boat ramp late Wednesday afternoon. Hardy would not talk about what Croslin said at the ramp but said that people are starting to cooperate.

"She's come to realize she's in trouble," he said of Croslin.

Hardy said investigators would work the case for as long as it takes. "I'm not going to give up on this little girl and this family," he said.

The sheriff did say he's calling off three-day search for now around the Shell Harbor Boat Ramp off County Road 309 about five miles from where Haleigh disappeared from her Satsuma home.

He said some items have been recovered for testing but would not elaborate. He said 15 to 30 divers were out there each day pulling in "alligator toenails to you name it." "It's like looking for needles in a haystack, but we were willing to make that effort," Hardy said.

*Video Included In Article: Sheriff Jeff Hardy Updates Haleigh Cummings Case 10:47

Video: River Search Ends For Haleigh Cummings 4:21
http://jacksonville.com/video?bcpid=27583375001&bclid=27583557001&bctid=78372282001

Article:
http://jacksonville.com/news/crime/2010-04-15/story/sheriff-comfortable-calling-haleigh-cummings-case-homicide

Angel Who Cares
04-15-2010, 09:44 PM
Haleigh Cummings: Haleigh Cummings is most likely dead, and persons of interest have been identified
posted by halboedeker on April, 15 2010 4:30 PM
<snipped>
“Over the past few weeks, information has been obtained by investigators that lead them to believe that Haleigh Cummings is most likely deceased,” Hardy told reporters.

But Hardy said those details cannot and will not be released today. Hardy said “persons of interest” have been identified in this case. But he would not name them today and he dismissed a rumor that a suspect had been taken into custody.

“It’s a good thing. People are starting to talk,” Hardy said.

Article:
http://blogs.orlandosentinel.com/entertainment_tv_tvblog/2010/04/haleigh-cummings-she-is-most-likely-dead-and-persons-of-interest-have-been-identified.html

Angel Who Cares
04-15-2010, 09:49 PM
Haleigh Cummings dead, authorities say
Misty Croslin’s grandmother said she passed along leads from Misty to investigators.
7:09 p.m. EDT, April 15, 2010
<snipped>
"Over the past few weeks information has been obtained by investigators that lead them to believe Haleigh Cummings is most likely deceased," Hardy said during a brief news conference near the St. Johns River near Satsuma where investigators concluded a third day of searching and diving for evidence.

Hardy said Haleigh's former stepmother, Misty Croslin, is still the key to the case and that investigators had identified several "persons of interest." Hardy would not identify those persons. No arrests have been made. Detectives brought Croslin to the riverside on Wednesday, though it's unclear what she told them. She is being held in the St. Johns County Jail on unrelated drug trafficking charges.

It's a "very real possibility" Haleigh died within the search area, Hardy said. He declined to say what items were removed from the river or what type of testing was to be performed. An anthropologist was on scene to help investigators determine what might be potential evidence.

Just before the searching ended Thursday, Hardy said his department is committed to closing this case with an arrest.

"We're trying to bring somebody to justice for this little girl and her family," he said. "I am confident. I am not going to give up on this little girl and her family."

Article:
http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/local/breakingnews/os-haleigh-cummings-dead-20100415,0,6269630.story

Angel Who Cares
04-15-2010, 09:53 PM
Putnam Co. Sheriff: 'Haleigh Cummings is Most Likely Deceased'
Created: 4/15/2010 4:08:34 PM
Updated: 4/15/2010 8:06:50 PM
<snipped>
Tips obtained during interviews have led various law enforcement agencies who have been searching for the girl to believe Haleigh is no longer alive, said Putnam County Sheriff Jeff Hardy.

He added no arrests have been made but persons of interest have been identified.

"At this point, I'm going to say I'm comfortable calling it a homicide," Hardy said during a brief news conference this afternoon.

Article:
http://www.firstcoastnews.com/news/mostpopular/news-article.aspx?storyid=154812&provider=top

Angel Who Cares
04-15-2010, 09:58 PM
Detectives Now Believe Haleigh Was Killed
Posted: 4:27 pm EDT April 15, 2010
Updated: 6:01 pm EDT April 15, 2010
<snipped>
The sheriff acknowledged what many people have feared for the past 14 months, that the disappearance of Haleigh Cummings is a homicide.

Investigators on foot and on boats, even divers in the water, continued to scour the area Thursday, just five miles from where the girl disappeared.

Officials said Haleigh's former stepmother, Misty Croslin, could be in trouble. Misty was brought to the scene from jail where's she's being held on drug charges. She was the last person known to see the girl alive.

During a jailhouse call, Misty pointed the finger at one of her relatives. She claimed her cousin, Joe Overstreet, took Haleigh, but he says that’s lie.

Overstreet was in Putnam County when Haleigh disappeared, but left for Tennessee soon after.

Investigators won't say exactly what they've found or what evidence they have, but they are moving closer to an arrest.

PRESS CONFERENCE: Detective On Haleigh Search
http://www.wftv.com/video/23164060/index.html

VIDEO REPORT: Detectives Think Haleigh Was Killed
http://www.wftv.com/video/23164990/index.html

Article:
http://www.wftv.com/news/23164194/detail.html

Angel Who Cares
04-15-2010, 10:05 PM
Dive Teams Search River For Haleigh Clues
Posted: 6:56 am EDT April 14, 2010
Updated: 10:35 am EDT April 14, 2010
<snipped>
The area where divers will search is less than two miles away from where then 5-year-old Haleigh Cummings disappeared more than a year ago.

"We've seen them come up and down and direct traffic across the river and away from this area, Shell Harbor," neighbor Kathi Goodson said.

A source told Eyewitness News that a suspect in custody gave them a tip that physical evidence may be in the water.

WFTV learned that a large box was pulled out of river late Tuesday afternoon. However, when reporters asked about the box and its contents, investigators said they found nothing of significance.

"You didn't find anything at all?" a reporter asked.

"No," an investigator replied.

VIDEO REPORT: Dive Teams Search River For Haleigh Cummings Clues
http://www.wftv.com/video/23146244/index.html

Article:
http://www.wftv.com/news/23145520/detail.html

Angel Who Cares
04-15-2010, 10:11 PM
Misty's Cousin Questioned Again In Haleigh Case
Posted: 11:59 am EDT April 14, 2010
Updated: 1:00 pm EDT April 14, 2010
<snipped>
Joe Overstreet was interviewed a few hours before crews in Putnam County resumed a new search for Haleigh Cummings. The little girl disappeared from her father's Satsuma home over a year ago. Investigators are not saying anything about Wednesday morning’s interview with Overlook.

"I don't know. I really can't say anything right now. But we will when we can. Hopefully this weekend," Haleigh's grandmother, Annette Sykes, told WFTV on Wednesday morning.

Meanwhile, dive teams returned to the Saint Johns River on Wednesday morning after receiving a tip that had them searching the day before. WFTV spoke with the Sheriff Jeff Hardy who looked frustrated going into the second day of searching the area.

For the second day in a row, divers from four different law enforcement agencies searched through the murky Saint John's River in Putnam County. The area is just two miles away from where Haleigh Cummings disappeared.

AT THE SCENE: Divers Search For Haleigh
http://www.wftv.com/slideshow/news/23148796/detail.html

VIDEO REPORT: Misty's Cousin Interviewed Amid Renewed Search For Haleigh
http://www.wftv.com/video/23148781/index.html

VIDEO REPORT: Misty's Cousin Questioned As Divers Search For Haleigh
http://www.wftv.com/video/23153173/index.html

Article:
http://www.wftv.com/news/23148348/detail.html

Angel Who Cares
04-15-2010, 10:14 PM
Handcuffed Misty Croslin Brought To Haleigh Search Scene
Posted: 4:21 pm EDT April 14, 2010
Updated: 8:03 am EDT April 15, 2010
<snipped>
Authorities brought a handcuffed Misty Croslin to an area of Putnam County where they are searching for clues in the disappearance of Haleigh Cummings. Croslin is the missing girl's former stepmother and is believed to be the last person to see Haleigh.

Croslin's appearance comes as dive teams spent all day in the St. Johns River searching for evidence. Neighbors say they may even be searching for her body in the river just a couple miles from the home she disappeared from in Satsuma.

VIDEO REPORT: Development In Haleigh Cummings Case
http://www.wftv.com/video/23156012/index.html

Article:
http://www.wftv.com/news/23151945/detail.html

Angel Who Cares
04-15-2010, 10:19 PM
Detectives Now Believe Haleigh Was Killed
Posted: 4:27 pm EDT April 15, 2010
Updated: 6:01 pm EDT April 15, 2010
<snipped>
Investigators in Putnam County made a major announcement late Thursday afternoon. Detectives in the case of missing girl Haleigh Cummings said they officially believe the child has been killed.

"Info has been received that leads them to believe Haleigh Cummings is likely deceased," Putnam County Sheriff Jeff Hardy said during a news conference.

"The investigative team has identified persons of interest in this case," Sheriff Hardy said. "People are starting to cooperate, that's why I've told people it's only a matter of time. It's a good thing. People are starting to talk."

The sheriff would not name who they suspect, only saying they suspect several people. He did say they have not found bones during the most recent searches, just a few items that could be part of the case.

"It's like looking for a needle in a haystack," Hardy said. "But we're willing to take the effort and time to look for the needle."

Officials were finishing the search Thursday evening.

PRESS CONFERENCE: Investigators Discuss Haleigh Search
http://www.wftv.com/video/23164060/index.html

VIDEO REPORT: Detectives Think Haleigh Was Killed
http://www.wftv.com/video/23164990/index.html

Article:
http://www.wftv.com/news/23164194/detail.html

Angel Who Cares
04-15-2010, 10:24 PM
Authorities Plan to Brief Public Today on Day 3 of Search for Haleigh Cummings
Created: 4/13/2010 4:35:05 PM
Updated: 4/15/2010 3:58:19 PM
<snipped>
Authorities plan to update the public this afternoon on the third day of the search for Haleigh Cummings at the St. Johns River. A steady stream of investigators, dive teams and police officers drove to the dock. The number of people on the search Thursday morning numbered well over 30.

The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office once again sent its underwater search team, in addition to officers from Clay, St. Johns and Putnam counties. The Florida Department of Law Enforcement also sent its evidence truck.

At least 25 investigators came to the dock area at the end of Shell Harbour Road early yesterday. All police, and even people who live in the neighborhood, must check in and out at a security checkpoint.

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement mobile crime lab also arrived.

The media isn't allowed down Shell Harbour Road, but the search is visible from docks down the river, and search boats have been patrolling the area near the dock.

The search reached a level not seen in months Tuesday as an undisclosed tip led searchers to an area of the St. Johns River at a public boat ramp south of Satsuma.

Article:
http://www.firstcoastnews.com/news/mostpopular/news-article.aspx?storyid=154696&provider=top

Angel Who Cares
04-15-2010, 10:28 PM
Misty Croslin’s cousin questioned
Updated: Thursday, 15 Apr 2010, 11:24 AM EDT
Published : Thursday, 15 Apr 2010, 8:23 AM EDT
<snipped>
Joe Overstreet is Misty Croslin's cousin. Overstreet, who lives in Tennessee, says he was in Florida when the little girl disappeared. The 20-year-old is speaking out about the allegations that he was involved in Haleigh's disappearance.

"Disgusted. I don't know. I can't say nothing about it. I want to say something, but I don’t know what to say," said Overstreet.

Overstreet's grandmother is the one who called deputies after her other grandson Tommy Croslin called her from the St. Johns County Jail on Sunday and told her that Overstreet took Haleigh from her home.

*Video Included In Article!

PHOTO GALLERY: Tip leads to new search in Cummings Case >>>
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Angel Who Cares
04-15-2010, 10:31 PM
Sheriff: Haleigh most likely deceased
Updated: Thursday, 15 Apr 2010, 5:30 PM EDT
Published : Thursday, 15 Apr 2010, 4:05 PM EDT
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The investigation into the disappearance of Haleigh Cummings was deemed a homicide by Putnam County Sheriff Jeff Hardy on Thursday.

Hardy said during a news conference that detectives have identified persons of interest in the disappearance of Haleigh Cummings. It was the first time the sheriff has suggested that Haleigh was dead.

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Angel Who Cares
04-15-2010, 10:37 PM
Sheriff: 'Haleigh Likely Deceased'
Sheriff's Office Has Identified Persons Of Interest
POSTED: Thursday, April 15, 2010
UPDATED: 7:02 pm EDT April 15, 2010
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Hardy said crews have been searching the St. Johns River, around five miles from the trailer that Haleigh disappeared from in February 2009, for three days. He said the crews have obtained items, but it is not known if they are related to the investigation.

Hardy said the search was prompted by new information obtained from interviews, but he declined to name anyone specifically.

"The specific details of this information cannot and will not be released at this time," Hardy said.

Hardy said although no one is in custody related to Haleigh's disappearance, investigators have honed in on persons of interest.

The case is now being investigated as a homicide, Hardy said.

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Angel Who Cares
04-15-2010, 10:41 PM
Haleigh's Disappearance Now A Murder Investigation
Thursday, April 15, 2010 10:16:00 PM
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Hardy said Croslin is talking.

"Listen, people are beginning to cooperate and that's why it's going to be a matter of time. And we are going to accept any cooperation that we can get,” Hardy said.

Croslin and Cummings are in jail on drug charges.

Hardy would not discuss what was found in the river.

But while clutching to a picture of the 5-year-old, Hardy said what they did find leads them to believe that Haleigh is no longer alive.

“At this time I am comfortable and I am going to go ahead and call it a homicide," Hardy said.

The sheriff said they will now begin building a case. He said they have persons of interest and is certain an arrest will be made. However, he would not say who they are targeting.

Video: Haleigh Search: Murder Investigation
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Angel Who Cares
04-15-2010, 10:45 PM
Joe Overstreet's Attorney Not Contacted about a Person of Interest
Created: 4/15/2010 7:17:16 PM
Updated: 4/15/2010 8:06:29 PM
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Joe Overstreet's attorney, Shawn Sirgo, was in Louisiana when Putnam County Sheriff Jeff Hardy released information that police believe Haleigh Cummings is dead. Sirgo's secretary said his office has not been contacted by authorities regarding the new information.

Overstreet spoke with Florida Department of Law Enforcement agents for 45 minutes early Wednesday morning, his attorney added this was just a regular interview. Sirgo said the detectives were on a witchhunt and were just asking for some information.

Sirgo told First Coast News Wednesday Overstreet is innocent and added he has a feeling of where this case is going.

Video: Joe Overstreet's Attorney Not Contacted about a Person of Interest 1:37
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Angel Who Cares
04-15-2010, 10:51 PM
Putnam Co. Sheriff: 'Haleigh Cummings is Most Likely Deceased'
Created: 4/15/2010 4:08:34 PM
Updated: 4/15/2010 10:29:31 PM
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Haleigh Cummings is likely dead and authorities are now considering her disappearance a homicide, police said today.

Tips obtained during interviews have led various law enforcement agencies who have been searching for the girl to believe Haleigh is no longer alive, said Putnam County Sheriff Jeff Hardy.

He added no arrests have been made but persons of interest have been identified.

He said they plan to wrap up the search scene today at 6 p.m., and said the items will be taken to several independent forensic labs for testing. He's hoping for an arrest.

"Let's hope and pray that we can bring this thing to a logical conclusion for the family," Hardy said as he ended the news conference.

VIDEO: WATCH THE FULL NEWS CONFERENCE
http://www.firstcoastnews.com/news/topstories/news-article.aspx?storyid=154812&catid=3

VIDEO: Sheriff Jeff Hardy Updates Haleigh Cummings Case 04/15/10 Report
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VIDEO: Search for Haleigh Cummings Near Satsuma 04/15/10 6 p.m. Report
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Angel Who Cares
04-15-2010, 10:55 PM
Haleigh Cummings' Grandmother Annette Sykes: 'We Stilll Have a lot of Faith'
Created: 4/15/2010 10:03:14 PM
Updated: 4/15/2010 10:35:43 PM
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Haleigh Cummings' grandmother said she will continue to pray for Haleigh's safe return until police can prove the 5-year-old is no longer alive. Today, Sheriff Jeff Hardy said in a news conference police believe Haleigh is dead.

"We still have a lot of faith," Annette Sykes said.

Police gave the family the news Tuesday and in the days since, they have watched the St. Johns River search on TV and were surprised to see Misty Croslin led to the site.

Video: Haleigh Cummings' Grandmother Annette Sykes: 'We Still Have a lot of Faith' 2:26
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Angel Who Cares
04-15-2010, 11:02 PM
Sheriff: Haleigh Likely Dead; Persons Of Interest Identified
River Search Continues Into 3rd Day; Items Recovered
POSTED: Thursday, April 15, 2010
UPDATED: 6:48 pm EDT April 15, 2010
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Hardy said he's confident in calling this a homicide investigation based on information obtained by investigators over the past few weeks, and he said some "people are starting to cooperate" and talk, though he did not say who he was referring to.

Hardy said no one has been arrested, but investigators are "working on building a case." The sheriff said of Misty Cummings, the last person to see Haleigh the night she vanished, that she has been acting more calm and, "I think she's coming to realize she's in trouble."

Hardy said he met with members of Haleigh Cummings' family Tuesday afternoon, but he would not say what he told them. Haleigh's great-grandmother Annette Sykes told Channel 4 after the sheriff's announcement Thursday that that's what he told the family. Still, she said she will hold out hope that Haleigh is alive.

"My mind tells me that that may be true, but my heart says it's not," Sykes said. "And until they can bring me something to prove to me that she's not alive, I'll continue to believe that she is. People can make fun of me and talk about me and our whole family, basically. But if they can't prove to me somehow that she's dead, I'll just keep on believing she's alive."

Uncut Video: Sheriff Says Haleigh Likely Dead
http://www.news4jax.com/video/23164556/index.html

Video: Search For Haleigh Enters Second Day
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Uncut Video: Searching The St. Johns River
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Angel Who Cares
04-15-2010, 11:22 PM
Cousin vs. cousin over Haleigh Cummings' disappearance
A jailed drug-trafficking suspect says a Tennessee man took the girl; the man, sobbing, says it’s a lie
April 14, 2010 - 11:38am
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Last weekend, a grandmother said, she had to decide which of her grandsons to believe about what happened to Haleigh Cummings.

The first grandson, Hank “Tommy” Croslin Jr., called from jail saying his cousin entered the Satsuma trailer with a knife that night in February 2009 and left with 5-year-old Haleigh. The other, Joseph Overstreet, says he’s sorry for what the family is going through but swears he didn’t hurt the girl.

Ultimately, Flo Hollars says, she immediately called authorities, spurring a revived search for Haleigh and a quick trip by Putnam County detectives to Nashville, Tenn., to interview Overstreet. She said it was the wife of another Croslin sibling who told her where to search in the waterway and woods off County Road 309 about five miles from where Haleigh was last seen in Satsuma. Hollars said she called an investigator in Putnam County Sunday night with the information.

Looking for a machine gun
Overstreet said then he didn’t know who took Haleigh, and if he did, he would’ve called the police and told them. But Hollers said Croslin Jr. told her last weekend that he and Overstreet had gone to the mobile home where Misty was taking care of Haleigh and her younger brother. He said they went looking for a machine gun they were going to steal but learned it was gone. Croslin Jr. told his grandmother they left but that Overstreet went back later and took Haleigh. “If she talked, he would kill her,” Hollars said of Misty, 18.

Soon after the phone call with her grandson, Hollars said she got a call from Misty. She said Misty told her Overstreet held a knife to her throat and threatened to kill her and her family if she told he was there.

No suspects mentioned
Tuesday, Putnam County Sheriff Jeff Hardy brought the families together to update them on the investigation. Connie Sheffield, stepmother to Haleigh’s mother, Crystal Sheffield, said Wednesday that about a dozen members of the Sheffield and Cummings families were together for the latest updates.

Though the two families have been at odds during the past year, she said they were all in the room together crying. Connie Sheffield said it was the first time the families had been called together as a group. She said the sheriff asked that the family not share details of the meeting. She and her husband, Johnny Sheffield, have been bracing themselves for whatever the outcome may be. “We don’t know if they are looking for evidence or they are looking for her body,” she said.
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Angel Who Cares
04-15-2010, 11:30 PM
Items found in Haleigh search; now a homicide case
Published: Thursday, April 15, 2010 at 4:33 p.m.
Last Modified: Thursday, April 15, 2010 at 4:33 p.m.
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"Over the past few weeks, information has been obtained by investigators that lead them to believe Haleigh Cummings is most likely deceased," Hardy said, adding later, "At this point, I am comfortable in going ahead and calling this a homicide investigation."

Hardy added there are "persons of interest" in the case, but he said no one is in custody related to Haleigh's case.

Relatives of Haleigh, including paternal grandmother Teresa Neves and maternal grandmother Marie Griffis, could not be reached for comment. Haleigh's mother, Crystal Sheffield, has not spoken to the media much since her daughter's disappearence.

Hardy said key figures in the case -- including Misty Croslin, who was babysitting Haleigh at the time she disappeared -- have become more cooperative. Croslin and Haleigh's father, Ronald Cummings, are among several family members currently jailed on drug trafficking charges.

Attorneys for Croslin and Cummings could not be reached Thursday.

Video: Haleigh Update: Case
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Angel Who Cares
04-15-2010, 11:42 PM
Misty Cummings' Cousin, Grandma Speak
Joe Overstreet Says He Doesn't Know What Happened To Haleigh
POSTED: Wednesday, April 14, 2010
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The cousin of Misty Cummings, who investigators think is the key to solving the case of Haleigh Cummings, said he does not know what happened to Haleigh the night she disappeared.

Investigators from Putnam County, however, traveled to Antioch, Tenn., earlier this week where they questioned 20-year-old Joe Overstreet. It was the third time police have interviewed him.

Overstreet and Cummings' grandmother, Flora Hollars also lives in Antioch. She said she's not surprised police came back to interview her grandson. "They've been waiting on him to get here," she said.

Hollars said the ordeal has been beyond difficult for their family. She said, however, she thinks Overstreet knows more than he's telling investigators. He came back to Tennessee a few days after Haleigh disappeared.

"He's been a changed person since he got back from Florida," she said. "He's not been the same person anymore. There's been a complete turnaround. And there's a scare in his eyes. And it's been there ever since he came back."

Video: Misty's Cousin Questioned In Tennessee
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Angel Who Cares
04-15-2010, 11:47 PM
Sheriff: Haleigh Likely Dead; Persons Of Interest Identified
River Search Continues Into 3rd Day; Items Recovered
POSTED: Thursday, April 15, 2010
UPDATED: 6:48 pm EDT April 15, 2010
<snipped>
Investigators continued their search of the St. Johns River for a third day on Thursday in connection with the disappearance of the 6-year-old Satsuma girl, and Hardy said items have been recovered. He said it's unknown if the items are related to the case, and they will be sent to labs for analysis.

The sheriff said the search at the Shell Harbor Boat Ramp was the result of information obtained during interviews.

Hardy said he's confident in calling this a homicide investigation based on information obtained by investigators over the past few weeks, and he said some "people are starting to cooperate" and talk, though he did not say who he was referring to.

Overstreet and Cummings' grandmother, Flora Hollars, who also lives in Antioch, said it was her tip that led investigators to search the St. Johns River. Though Hardy said the tip did not come from Tennessee, but from a source.

"What I've heard is they're looking for particular items now, but they've not told me what kind of items," Hollars said.

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Video: Putnam Sheriff To Addresses Haleigh Search Rumors
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Angel Who Cares
04-16-2010, 12:03 AM
Sheriff: Haleigh case a homicide investigation
Last Update: 7:07 pm
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Sheriff Jeff Hardy released new details in the search for Haleigh Cummings saying now that he is comfortable calling the case a homicide investigation.

Hardy said the search will end at 6 p.m. tonight. Items have been recovered from the search site and sent to a crime lab for analysis. A collection of interviews with witnesses and items recovered have led investigators to believe that Haleigh is no longer alive.

The Sheriff said that there are several persons of interest in the case.

"People are starting to cooperate," Hardy said. "People are starting to talk." He said rumors that a suspect is in custody are not true.

"It's our belief that it's a very real possibility (that Haleigh died in this area)," Hardy said.

Video: Search For Haleigh News Conference 4/15/10 11:24
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Angel Who Cares
04-16-2010, 12:05 AM
Family holds hope Haleigh is still alive
Last Update: 11:03 pm
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Haleigh Cummings great-grandmother is breaking her silence about the latest developments in the case.

Annette Sykes still believes she'll see Haleigh's smiling face again. "We haven't seen evidence that proves she's actually dead. Until they bring us evidence shell always be alive."

Sykes has a wall lined with stuffed animals and pictures of her little girl. She still wears t-shirts with Haleigh's face on it when she goes out. She even gets hugs from strangers. "That may not mean much to anyone but to me someone remembers my grand baby," said Sykes.

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Angel Who Cares
04-16-2010, 12:45 AM
Video: Haleigh: Breaking the silence 4/15/10 2:39
The great grandmother of missing 6 year old Haleigh Cummings breaks her silence about the investigation
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Video: Haleigh family not speaking 4/15/10 2:03
Investigators are in Nashville, Tennessee speaking with members of Misty Croslin's family about the disappearance of Haleigh Cummings
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Video: Search for Haleigh 4/15/10 3:19
The Putnam County Sheriff's Office is teaming up with other agencies in its search for Haleigh Cummings
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Video: Haleigh: Homicide 4/15/10 4:21
THEY ARE THE WORDS NO ONE IN OUR COMMUNITY WANTED TO HEAR, HALEIGH CUMMINGS' DISAPPEARANCE HAS BECOME A HOMICIDE INVESTIGATION
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Video: Search for Haleigh news conference 4/15/10 11:24
Sheriff Jeff Hardy of Putnam County gives an update on the continued search for Haleigh Cummings
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Video: Search for Haleigh 4/14/10 2:16
Investigators spent a second day searching a section of the St. Johns River for missing 6 year old Haleigh Cummings
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Video: Haleigh: A Community search 4/14/10 1:26
The community of Satsuma, Florida are hoping for some answers behind the disappearance of Haleigh Cummings
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Video: Search for Haleigh 4/14/10 2:05
Divers continued focusing on a section of the St. Johns River as they look for missing Haleigh Cummings
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Video: Haleigh: The Investigation 4/14/10 4:22
Acting on a new tip, police in Nashville, Tennessee are focusing on the cousin of Misty Cummings
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Video: Search for Haleigh: Exclusive 4/14/10 4:57
POLICE IN PUTNAM COUNTY ARE SEARCHING FOR CLUES INTO THE DISAPPEARANCE OF HALEIGH CUMMINGS
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Video: Search For Haleigh: Joseph Overstreet 4/14/10 4:16
The search for answers in the Haleigh Cummings case brought investigators to Nashville, Tennessee. They wanted to talk to Joseph Overstreet, Misty Cummings cousin.
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Video: Search For Haleigh: River Search 4/14/10 2:07
Search crews say they'll be back in the St Johns River today to search for any clues in the disappearance of Haleigh Cummings.
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Angel Who Cares
04-16-2010, 12:51 AM
Misty's Grandma: 'I Know What Happened'
Hollars Said Haleigh Was Thrown In The River
POSTED: Thursday, April 15, 2010
UPDATED: 12:09 am EDT April 16, 2010
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Flora Hollars said she spoke to Misty on Thursday. Misty is being held at the St. Johns County Jail on unrelated drug charges. Hollars said she told Misty that enough is enough and that she was not raised a liar. She said she told Misty that it is time to start talking about what happened to Haleigh.

"She was crying and I told her, 'Baby, don't cry. This is something you should have said a long time ago,'" Hollars said. "She said, 'Nanny, I was scared.'"

Hollars said she told Misty that it is time to come clean. "She said, 'Nanny, I told them everything I know,'" Hollars said.

According to Hollars, Misty shared details about what happened the night Haleigh vanished. Hollars made it clear, however, Misty was not involved. She said she knows what happened.

"Tied Haleigh up with a yellow rope and tied a bricker block to the rope, and dropped her into the St. Johns River," Hollars said. When asked if Misty told her why, Hollars said she did not.

Sources confirmed to Channel 4 that two cinder blocks were pulled from the river. They said they have no information about a yellow rope. The cinder blocks, along with everything else have been sent out to be analyzed. It is unclear if they are connected to Haleigh's case.

Video: Misty Cummings Grandmother Talkes
http://www.news4jax.com/video/23167790/index.html

Article:
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Angel Who Cares
04-16-2010, 12:53 AM
Haleigh's Great Grandma 'Not Giving Up Hope'
Sykes Says She Still Believes Haleigh Is Alive
POSTED: Thursday, April 15, 2010
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On Thursday, Sheriff Jeff Hardy of the Putnam County Sheriff's Office held a press conference and said that Haleigh is most likely dead. Annette Sykes said even though in her head, she knows Haleigh might be dead, in her heart she believes the girl will come home.

"Until they can bring me something to prove to me that she's not alive, I'll continue to believe that she is," she said.

Sykes said that what the Sheriff spoke about in the press conference is the same information he told the family earlier in the week behind closed doors.

"It's hard to hear somebody tell you your child or grandchild is dead," she said.

Video: Haleigh Cummings Great-Grandmother Speaks
http://www.news4jax.com/video/23167900/index.html

Article:
http://www.news4jax.com/news/23168292/detail.html

Angel Who Cares
04-16-2010, 01:53 PM
Cops: Haleigh Cummings likely dead 5:38
http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/crime/2010/04/16/ng.haleigh.cummings.cnn

Misty Croslin's grandmother speaks 2:49
http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/crime/2010/04/16/ng.misty.grandmother.speaks.cnn

Cuffed Misty at Haleigh search site 2:37
http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/crime/2010/04/15/ng.haleigh.river.search.cnn

Police search river for Haleigh's body 2:42
http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/crime/2010/04/14/ng.haleigh.remains.search.cnn

Reports of a suspect in Haleigh death? 3:21
http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/crime/2010/04/14/ng.haleigh.search.investigation.cnn

Angel Who Cares
04-16-2010, 02:14 PM
Putnam Co. Sheriff: 'Haleigh Cummings is Most Likely Deceased'
Created: 4/15/2010 4:08:34 PM
Updated: 4/15/2010 11:26:28 PM
<snipped>
Haleigh Cummings is likely dead and authorities are now considering her disappearance a homicide, police said today.

Tips obtained during interviews have led various law enforcement agencies who have been searching for the girl to believe Haleigh is no longer alive, said Putnam County Sheriff Jeff Hardy.

He added no arrests have been made but persons of interest have been identified.

Video: Sheriff Jeff Hardy Updates Haleigh Cummings Case 04/15/10 Report
http://www.firstcoastnews.com/video/default.aspx?bctid=78318315001

Video: Search for Haleigh Cummings Near Satsuma 04/15/10 6 p.m. Report
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Video: Sheriff Jeff Hardy Releases Updates in Haleigh Cummings Case 04/15/10 11 p.m. Report
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Angel Who Cares
04-16-2010, 03:47 PM
Police Say 5-Year-Old Haleigh Cummings is Dead, Identify Persons of Interest in Case
Haleigh Cummings Has Been Missing Since February 2009
April 16, 2010
<snipped>
Haleigh Cummings, the 5-year-old who vanished from her father's Florida home more than a year ago, is believed to be dead and investigators said that they've identified several people of interest. Speaking from the edge of the St. John's River, where divers have scoured the murky waters for traces of the little girlfor the past three days, Putnam County Sheriff Jeff Hardy said Thursday the case is now a homicide investigation.

"Over the past few weeks, information has been obtained by investigators that lead them to believe that Haleigh Cummings is most likely deceased," Hardy told reporters. And for the first time since Haleigh disappeared, investigators say they've identified "several" people of interest, whom they did not name.

Speaking about Croslin, who was taken earlier this week by investigators to the dock where they have been searching for Haleigh, Hardy said that he has seen an "absolute shift in her demeanor." "They have a lot of time to sit and think about the case," Hardy said of how he thinks the time behind bars for Croslin may have helped the investigation.

Family Points Fingers in Haleigh Cummings Case
Croslin's grandmother, Flo Hollars, told the Florida Times-Union that one of her sons said he knows Overstreet took Haleigh at knifepoint on that February night, which Overstreet of Nashville, Tenn., has denied.

Hollars said Croslin's brother, Hank "Tommy" Croslin Jr., who is also in jail on unrelated drug charges, told her that Overstreet, "Took Haleigh out of the Satsuma trailer where she lived after he was unable to find a machine gun the two men were going to steal. Overstreet put a knife to the throat of Misty Croslin, then Haleigh's father's girlfriend, and took Haleigh."

In an interview with the media Thursday in Nashville, Overstreet, 20, broke into tears when he was asked about any possible connection to Haleigh's disappearance. "If I knew who did it, I would go straight and call the cops and tell them who did it," said Overstreet, according to ABC News' Nashville affiliate WKRN.

Haleigh Cummings: New Search for Missing Girl
Florida police treated Haleigh's disappearance as an abduction, investigators said early on in the investigation, after concluding she did not simply wander off alone.

"All the world is a suspect," Det. John Merchant of the Putnam County Sheriff's Office told reporters at the time of her disappearance. "We are going to treat everybody, every family member, every associate, like a suspect until we eliminate them."
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http://abcnews.go.com/video/playerIndex?id=6861870

Article:
http://abcnews.go.com/US/investigators-missing-girl-haleigh-cummings-dead/story?id=10393476

Angel Who Cares
04-16-2010, 03:55 PM
Haleigh Cummings Likely Dead, Search Area is Crime Scene, Says Sheriff
April 16, 2010 11:07 AM
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Haleigh Cummings, the 5-year-old missing for over a year, is likely dead, lying at the bottom of the St. John's River about five miles from her house, the Putnam County Sheriff announced Thursday.

Sheriff Jeff Hardy said that the search, which entered its fourth day with 20 to 30 divers combing a small stretch of river, is "like looking for a needle in a haystack." Croslin, in handcuffs and jailhouse blues, joined investigators on a dock in the middle of the search area Wednesday, but Sheriff Hardy declined to elaborate on what she was doing there.

Detectives have reportedly identified persons of interest in the case and more witnesses are coming forward, according to Sheriff Hardy. "People are starting to cooperate, that's why I've told people it's only a matter of time," Hardy said. "It's a good thing. People are starting to talk."

Haleigh Cummings (Family Photo)
http://i.i.com.com/cnwk.1d/i/tim//2010/04/16/haleigh-01-%2852%29_370x278.jpg

Haleigh Cummings and father Ronald Cummings (Family Photo)
http://i.i.com.com/cnwk.1d/i/tim//2010/04/14/18656_244829150775_72217577_370x278.jpg

Article:
http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-504083_162-20002678-504083.html

Angel Who Cares
04-16-2010, 04:02 PM
Haleigh Cummings Dead, Investigators Say; 159 Other Florida Kids Disappeared Since 2009
April 16, 2010
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PCSO has released three statements in recent days regarding the Haleigh Cummings investigation. The most recent confirms the finding of several items of interest in the water and wooded area around Shell Harbor Boat Ramp but stops short of linking them with Haleigh. The statement says that investigators believe based on information received by them that Haleigh is most likely dead.

No items of interest were uncovered in the St. John's River search according to a PCSO press release.

But Haleigh Cummings is one of 160 children listed on missingkids.com who disappeared in Florida in 2009 and 2010. Though the majority of the other missing children from Florida are not household names, their disappearances are equally compelling.

Most of the missing children fall into the categories of endangered runaways or family abuductees, although some are listed merely as missing and a few are described as non-family abductees.

Missing children in Florida, besides Haleigh Cummings, include:
13-year-old Selah Ramirez is an endangered runaway from Bradenton, Fla., who has been missing since August.

Ronald Delinois, Jr., 14, is from Riviera Beach, Fla., and is listed as an endangered runaway.

Missing in a family abduction case from Tampa is Jacob Jacsael Estevez, age 4.

Allatawana Levalle Gilchrist has missing from Sanford, Fla., since March. The 13-year-old is classified as an endangered runaway.

Unique Shantrell Lamar was last seen in December, 2009. Missing from Margate, Fla., Unique is 13 years old.

Profiles of the other 154 children who disppeared in Florida in 2009 and 2010, as well as those of earlier years, can be seen on the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children's missingkids.com Web site.

As the high profile investigation as to what happened to Haleigh Cummings winds down, investigations as to what happened to these other missing Florida children deserve to be ramped up.

Selah Ramirez
http://www.missingkids.com/missingkids/servlet/PubCaseSearchServlet?act=viewChildDetail&caseNum=1142735&orgPrefix=NCMC&seqNum=1&caseLang=en_US&searchLang=en_US

Ronald Delinois, Jr.
http://www.missingkids.com/missingkids/servlet/PubCaseSearchServlet?act=viewChildDetail&caseNum=1144009&orgPrefix=NCMC&seqNum=1&caseLang=en_US&searchLang=en_US

Jacob Jacsael Estevez
http://www.missingkids.com/missingkids/servlet/PubCaseSearchServlet?act=viewChildDetail&caseNum=1128760&orgPrefix=NCMC&seqNum=1&caseLang=en_US&searchLang=en_US

Allatawana Levalle Gilchrist
http://www.missingkids.com/missingkids/servlet/PubCaseSearchServlet?act=viewChildDetail&caseNum=1144062&orgPrefix=NCMC&seqNum=1&caseLang=en_US&searchLang=en_US

Unique Shantrell Lamar
http://www.missingkids.com/missingkids/servlet/PubCaseSearchServlet?act=viewChildDetail&caseNum=1137929&orgPrefix=NCMC&seqNum=1&caseLang=en_US&searchLang=en_US

Article:
http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/2900480/haleigh_cummings_dead_investigators.html?cat=25

Angel Who Cares
04-16-2010, 04:06 PM
UPDATED: Search Near Satsuma Got Underway after Polygraph Test
Created: 4/16/2010 2:31:09 PM
Updated: 4/16/2010 6:19:10 PM
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Tommy Croslin was responsible for getting the current search for Haleigh Cummings under way. James S. Werter, attorney for Hank T. Croslin Jr., known as Tommy, said it started after a recent polygraph test. Werter said Tommy Croslin asked to take the lie detector test in March to "clear the air" regarding the events of that night. He took the test April 8.

April 10, Croslin and Werter discussed the results, and two days after that, the two met with private investigator Steven K. Brown, who earlier this week said he knew what happened in the case of the missing 5-year-old girl. Werter didn't specify what they discussed in that meeting Monday morning, but all three people and agents from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and the Putnam County Sheriff's Office went to the Shell Harbour boat ramp after the meeting. Tuesday morning, the three-day search got under way in that area.

Misty's sister-in-law Chelsea Croslin told First Coast News on Friday that Misty sent her a letter in February detailing what happened the night Haleigh disappeared. "We're traumatized. We're hurt. We are all confused. We feel betrayed. We don't know who is who anymore or who did what or who to believe in," Croslin said from her home in Massachusetts. Croslin doesn't know if what was in the letter is the truth, she said. She gave the information to police and said right now all she wants is justice for Haleigh. After she gave a copy of the letter to authorities, Chelsea Croslin said, she got rid of her copy.

http://www.firstcoastnews.com/genthumb.ashx?e=3&h=240&w=320&i=/assetpool/images/100208055609_020810_jess.JPG

Video: Tommy Croslin Provided Clue That Began Search 04/16/10 5 p.m. Report
http://www.firstcoastnews.com/video/default.aspx?bctid=78482337001

Video: Tommy Croslin's Attorney Says Croslin Provided Tip in Case 04/16/10 6 p.m. Report
http://www.firstcoastnews.com/video/default.aspx?bctid=78534184001

COMPLETE COVERAGE OF THE HALEIGH TRAGEDY
http://topics.firstcoastnews.com/Haleigh+Cummings/

Article:
http://www.firstcoastnews.com/news/topstories/news-article.aspx?storyid=154862&catid=3

Angel Who Cares
04-16-2010, 04:10 PM
Misty Croslin's Grandmother Provides Breaking Lead in Haleigh Cummings Case
Flora Hollars Tells Nancy Grace She Does Not Believe Misty Croslin Killed Haleigh Cummings
April 16, 2010
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It was Misty Croslin's grandmother, Flora Hollars, that provided the Putnam County (Florida) Sheriff's Office with their most significant lead in over a year in the case of missing Haleigh Cummings. Hollars told Nancy Grace on her HLN show Thursday evening that it was she who had called authorities and gave them the tip that led them to the St. Johns River on Tuesday. Flora Hollars told Nancy Grace she had received a phone call from Tommy Croslin, Misty Croslin's brother and Hollars' grandson, and he had told her that his cousin, Joe Overstreet, had "did" it and that he had disposed of the body in the St. Johns River.

As of Thursday evening, according to the Putnam County (Florida) Sheriff's Office, the Haleigh Cummings missing person case had become a homicide investigation. After following the lead(s) provided by Flora Hollars, investigators questioned both Misty Croslin (the last person believed to have seen Haleigh alive) and Joe Overstreet, who had also been questioned early in the investigation due to allegations of suspected pedophilia and his having been in Satsuma at the time Haleigh Cummings went missing. By Wednesday, investigators had taken Misty Croslin to the riverside to assist them in their investigation. It was later in the evening that Putnam County Sheriff Jeff Hardy announced that he was now "comfortable" with calling the case a homicide.
*More at link!

Article:
http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/2900540/misty_croslins_grandmother_provides.html?cat=25

Angel Who Cares
04-16-2010, 04:17 PM
Haleigh Cummings likely dead in Satsuma Florida
April 16, 2:39 PM
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Satsuma, Florida police are saying the Haleigh Cummings is likely dead, in news reported on April 15, 2010. There are several people of interest in the investigation, but an arrest has not been made in the case that has captivated the nation since February, 2009. There are several people of interest in the investigation, but an arrest has not been made in the case.

Misty Croslin was temporarily taking out of jail, to go with police to the riverbank, and has been filmed by pointing out a location in the river.

Nancy Grace broadcast an exclusive interview with Misty Croslin's grandmother, who told Grace that she had been told differing stories about the death of Haleigh Cummings. Misty Croslin's grandmother said said that statements had been made to her by Misty Croslin and other people in Florida. Video of Nancy Grace Interview with Misty Croslin's grandmother is attached.

Article:
http://www.examiner.com/x-38737-Social-Justice-Examiner~y2010m4d16-Haleigh-Cummings-likely-dead-in-Satsuma-Florida

Angel Who Cares
04-16-2010, 04:33 PM
High-Profile Missing Children Cases Capture Nation's Attention
ABCNews.com Provides Updates on Several High-Profile Cases
April 16, 2010
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For parents waiting for news of their missing children, some of whom disappeared from their homes and others on walks around their quiet neighborhoods, each day is filled with both hope and heartbreak.

It's an agony that is shared by police departments who are often in a race against time in their desperate search for leads .

ABCNews.com is following five of the most high-profile cases, and here's an update on where the investigations stand. If you have information on any of these cases, call the local police department.

Five-year-old Haleigh Cummings disappeared from her father's Satsuma, Fla., home in February 2009. The last person to see the curly, blond-haired girl was her babysitter, Misty Croslin, who was then just 17-years-old.

Late Thursday, Sheriff Jeff Hardy declared that he believed Haleigh was "likely dead"and that investigators would keep working the case until justice was served. Hardy also said that authorities have identified "several" persons of interest in the case for the first time in the 14-month investigation.

Kayleah Wilson: Missing Since March 28, 2010
Kayleah Wilson vanished last month after leaving her Greeley, Colo., home to attend a birthday party, just a few blocks away from where she lived with her mother. The 12-year-old is a sixth grader and was last seen wearing a white-and-pink shirt over a white tank top, blue jeans and white and red shoes. She is described as being 5 feet 1 inch, and approximately 145 pounds with brown eyes and brown hair.

Late Thursday, the FBI doubled the amount of reward money they are now offering from $10,000 to $20,000.

Kayleh's mother, April Wilson, told ABCNews.com that this is not typical behavior for her daughter and that she never suspected anything out of the ordinary when she said goodbye to her daughter before she left for the party. She walked over to the couch and said, 'I love you,' and 'I'll be home by 7,' and she walked out the door and that was it," Wilson said. "She had been talking about the party. She was really looking forward to it."

Brittanee Drexel: Missing Since April 25, 2009
Brittanee Drexel was 17-years-old when she went missing from Myrtle Beach, S.C. in April 2009.

There for a spring break trip her mother had forbidden, Brittanee was seen leaving the BlueWater Resort visiting a group of Rochester-area men after having a falling out with the friends she'd originally accompanied to the popular spring-break destination.

Earlier this week, investigators announced that they had identified as many as four persons of interest in connection to Brittanee's disappearance.

Drexel said that while authorities have given her little information about the people of interest, she believes they are locals from the Myrtle Beach area and not friends of her daughter's from New York.

"I think that Brittanee either could have been trafficked or someone is holding her against her will," Drexel said. "I'm hoping she'll be strong enough to get away or we'll be able to find her."

The girl's aunt, Keri Drexel, introduced a set of playing cards featuring her niece and other missing children. The decks are being distributed to inmates in the Florida prison system hoping someone will know what happened to Brittanee and will be willing to speak up.

Lindsey Baum: Missing Since June 26, 2009
Lindsey Baum, 10, was walking home from a friend's house in the small town of McCleary, Wash., in June 2009 when she vanished.

The 10-minute walk down a heavily populated suburban street between her house and a friend's was one she did often, and had never concerned her mother, Melissa Baum. Baum is convinced her daughter was kidnapped and still believes she is alive.

The FBI has so far identified 12 persons of interest in the case, inside and outside of McCleary, with at least two people of high interest.

Baby Gabriel Johnson: Missing Since Dec. 27, 2009
Gabriel Johnson, known most simply as "Baby Gabriel," was last seen with his mother, 23-year-old Elizabeth Johnson, at a San Antonio, Texas, park. Johnson was arrested on Dec. 29 in Miami Beach, Fla., for interfering with court-ordered custody agreements, but Gabriel was nowhere to be found.

She is currently being held on a $1.1 million bond while investigators search for signs of baby Gabriel.

Nadia Bloom, Found Alive After Days, Gives Hope to Others
The story of 11-year-old Nadia Bloom, who after more than four days of searching was eventually found alive in the swamplands near her Winter Springs, Fla., home earlier this week, is one that will likely stand as a beacon of hope for parents struggling with the disappearance of their own children.

Bloom, who is mildly autistic, never returned home after taking a bike ride around her house. Investigators found her waist-deep in swamp water after getting disoriented in the woods near her home while on a hunt for "treasures."

"She's doing great, she really is," said Tanya Bloom, Nadia's mother, at a press conference. "It's a story you don't usually get. It's a story of hope."
*Much more at link!
**5-Page Article!!

Kayleah Wilson
http://topics.abcnews.go.com/page/Kayleah-Wilson

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Angel Who Cares
04-16-2010, 04:36 PM
Croslin Jr.'s attorney: He didn't make any confessions in Haleigh Cummings case
April 16, 2010 - 3:07pm
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Hank "Tommy" Croslin Jr.'s attorney released a statement this morning saying that he did not confess anything about Haleigh Cummings' disappearance to his grandmother.

Croslin Jr., who is in jail on unrelated drug charges with her sister and Cummings, submitted to a lie detector test this month and later met with representatives of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, State Attorney's Office and FBI. His attorney said Croslin Jr. then took the investigators to the Shell Harbour Road boat ramp, which became the epicenter for three days of revived searching for Cummings this week.

Jim Werter, who represents Croslin Jr., said in a news release that Croslin Jr. "did not tell Flora Hollars anything about the investigation except to have his attorney contact and meet with him." "This is in response to latest claims by various reporting agencies that they have verified that Tommy Croslin confessed to Hollars. He did not," Werter said.

The Putnam County Sheriff's Office confirmed this morning that Croslin Jr. spoke with Hollars recently, but declined to discuss the details of the recorded conversations. They also declined to release the conversations, citing an exemption from Florida's public records law for information related to an active criminal investigation.

Article:
http://jacksonville.com/news/crime/2010-04-16/story/croslins-attorney-he-didnt-make-any-confessions-haleigh-cummings-case

Angel Who Cares
04-16-2010, 04:42 PM
UPDATED: Attorney: Misty's Brother Led Investigators To River
Sources: Cinder Blocks Recovered From River Search
POSTED: Friday, April 16, 2010
UPDATED: 6:18 pm EDT April 16, 2010
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Four days into a search of the St. Johns River and a day after the Putnam County sheriff said Haleigh Cummings is most likely dead, Channel 4 has learned that investigators' search of the river was the result of information given to them by Hank Croslin Jr., Misty Cummings' brother.

Croslin's attorney, James Werter, said in an e-mail that Croslin took a polygraph test on April 8, and on Monday morning, Croslin met with private investigator Steve Brown to discuss the polygraph and the events of the night Haleigh disappeared from her Satsuma home.

Werter said on Monday afternoon, Croslin met with investigators from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, the State Attorney's Office, Putnam County Sheriff's Office and an FBI special agent, and as a result of the two-plus-hour interview, Croslin took the group to the Shell Harbour Road Boat Ramp.

Investigators began searching that location of the St. Johns River the next morning. When Croslin's attorney was asked why Croslin decided to "blow the whistle now," he said Croslin was "very upset about a number of things."

Night Haleigh Went Missing
Haleigh's father's 16-year-old live-in girlfriend, Misty Cummings, was baby-sitting her at the time she disappeared in February 2009. She told investigators she awoke at 3 a.m. Feb. 10 to find the girl gone and a back door propped open with a brick.

Investigators followed thousands of leads and searched the heavily wooded community on foot, with doors and by air via plane and helicopter. They also contacted all the sexual predators living in the area to eliminate them as suspects and searched the nearby St. Johns River by boat.

Video: New Findings In Haleigh Cummings Case; Conditions For Cash For Appliances
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Video: Haleigh's Family Reacts To Sheriff's Announcement
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Uncut Video: Sheriff Says Haleigh Likely Dead
http://www.news4jax.com/video/23164556/index.html

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Angel Who Cares
04-16-2010, 04:45 PM
Did Misty Croslin Kill Haleigh Cummings?
The Fingerpointing May Only Just Be Beginning in the New Homicide Investigation
April 16, 2010
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As the Haleigh Cummings case has moved from being a missing person case to being an active homicide investigation, authorities have begun focusing on persons of
interest -- although they have yet to actually name anyone. Three days of intense searching in and along the St. Johns River just south of Satsuma, Fla., has resulted in little physical evidence but the Haleigh Cummings case has seen an increase in recent activity as several people who may have been involved in the disappearance seem to be breaking their silence and are turning on each other. Putnam County Sheriff Jeff Hardy told reporters Thursday that they were "hoping to make an arrest."

And if Misty Croslin, Tommy Croslin, and Joe Overstreet keep talking, one, two, or all three of them will undoubtedly soon be arrested in connection to what Sheriff Hardy says he can feel "comfortable" calling a homicide. It has become apparent that investigators have received enough information to believe that 5-year-old Haleigh Cummings is dead. But are there any indications as to who may have killed her?

Article:
http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/2900730/did_misty_croslin_kill_haleigh_cummings.html?cat=1 7

Angel Who Cares
04-16-2010, 04:48 PM
UPDATED: What Happened To Haleigh?
Friday, April 16, 2010 9:30:37 PM
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Flora Hollars said Misty confessed to her, but said Misty insists she was not involved. Hollars said she told Misty it was time to come clean. "Baby don't cry,” Hollars said. “This is something you should have said a long time ago. She says ‘But Nanny I was scared.’” Hollars said Misty broke down and told her everything. She said Misty is not involved but knows what happened to Haleigh. “Tied a brick block to the rope and dropped her into the St. Johns River,” Hollars said.

These are details Haleigh's great-grandmother Annette Sykes can't come to terms with. "I know that statistics say that chances are that she's dead and that may be so, but statistics have also been proven wrong many times," Sykes said.

Hollars said Misty told her Haleigh was dropped into the St. Johns River, but she wouldn't tell her why Haleigh was killed. "It's hard to hear something like that, that your child or grandchild is dead. That's something that's hard to hear," Sykes said. “We've heard so many lies. You don't know what to believe anymore. I tend to not believe anything. Show me, just show me. Don't tell me, show me."

Video: Haleigh News Conference
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Angel Who Cares
04-16-2010, 04:51 PM
Haleigh Cummings: Misty Croslin’s brother directed authorities to St. Johns River, his attorney says
posted by halboedeker on April, 16 2010 4:34 PM
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Tommy Croslin on Monday night took investigators to the river, his attorney said.

Putnam County Sheriff Jeff Hardy said yesterday that Haleigh is most likely dead after divers searched the river for three days. She disappeared in February 2009.

But the story has many unanswered questions. WESH’s Michelle Meredith addressed two: What did divers find? “They’re not saying. They’re also saying they’re not sure it relates to Haleigh,” Meredith said.

How does the new search development implicate Tommy? “His attorney won’t say,” Meredith said.

Article:
http://blogs.orlandosentinel.com/entertainment_tv_tvblog/2010/04/haleigh-cummings-misty-croslins-brother-directed-authorities-to-st-johns-river.html

Angel Who Cares
04-16-2010, 04:56 PM
Attorney: Tommy Croslin Gave Investigators Tip
Haleigh Cummings Investigation Deemed Homicide
POSTED: 4:11 pm EDT April 16, 2010
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Attorney James Werter said Croslin met with investigators for over an hour before leading Florida Department of Law Enforcement officials and Putnam County deputies to the river.

Hardy held a news conference at 4 p.m. Thursday, as a search of the St. Johns River neared completion. "Over the past couple of weeks, information has been obtained by investigators that leads them to believe that Haleigh Cummings is most likely deceased," Hardy said.

He would not disclose specific details about what led to the change in the status of the case. However, Hardy said items were pulled from the river and sent to a laboratory for analysis.

Haleigh's family is still holding out hope that she's alive. "(We feel) Hurt, discouraged. It's not something we wanted to hear," said Haleigh's paternal great-grandmother Annette Sykes.

Sykes said Hardy delivered the devastating news to the family earlier in the week. "We thought they'd have something more concrete. Until they do, we're not going to believe she's dead," Sykes said.

Video: Attorney: Tommy Croslin Gave Investigators Tip 1:58
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Video: Haleigh Cummings Investigation Deemed Homicide
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Angel Who Cares
04-16-2010, 05:05 PM
Haleigh Update 4-16-10
Friday, 16 April 2010 1:14PM
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Whatever was found in the search for evidence of missing 6-year-old Haleigh Cummings of Satsuma in the St Johns River this week prompted Putnam County Sheriff Jeff Hardy to switch the investigation from an abduction to a homicide Thursday. The Tennessee grandmother of Misty and Tommy Crolsin claims she was told what happened to the 6-year-old Satsuma girl who has been missing for over 14 months in recent telephone conversations with her grandchildren from jail.

Hollars claims she is the one who informed police where to look for the body of the missing child along the St. Johns River. Putnam County Officials have not confirmed that she is the informant, but they did announce Friday morning that telephone calls between Tommy Croslin and Flora Hollars did take place:

Media Release
April 16, 2010
The Putnam County Sheriff’s Office has received numerous requests for confirmation that Hank Thomas “Tommy” Croslin Jr. has recently spoken with his grandmother (Flora Hollars) in Tennessee. I can confirm that Tommy Croslin has recently spoken with Hollars by telephone. The details of the conversations or copies of the actual telephone calls cannot be released at this time. These conversations contain information related to an active criminal investigation and are considered exempt from disclosure under Florida Public Records Law.

Lieutenant Johnny Greenwood
Putnam County Sheriff’s Office
130 Orie Griffin Blvd.
Palatka, Florida 32177
(386) 326.2782

Article:
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Angel Who Cares
04-16-2010, 05:07 PM
Haleigh Update: Sheffield's Attorney Issues Press Release
Friday, 16 April 2010 3:39PM
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The attorney for the mother of missing 6-year-old Haleigh Cummings of Satsuma, who has been missing since February 2009 when she was taken from her home and has been the subject of a massive search, issued a press release today.

Carol A. Caldwell issued the statement to the media via email Friday afternoon stating that Crystal Sheffield and her family are cooperating with the law enforcement investigation regarding Haleigh disappearance saying that Crystal is in regular contact with the Putnam County Sheriff's Department.

Ms. Caldwell also stated in the release that Crystal and her family members do not wish to speak with the media or give any media interviews and asks that the media respect their wished for privacy at this time.

PDF: Full Press Release
http://imgsrv.thesky973.com/image/wsky/UserFiles/File/im47201004161334.pdf

Article:
http://www.thesky973.com/pages/6823497.php

Angel Who Cares
04-16-2010, 05:11 PM
Haleigh Update: Press Release from Tommy Croslin's Attorney
Friday, 16 April 2010 4:40PM
News Talk 97.3 The SKY just received this press release from the attorney for Tommy Croslin regarding the Haleigh Cummings case:

JAMES S. WERTER, LLC
ATTORNEY AT LAW
HALEIGH CUMMINGS MISSING CHILD CASE
APRIL 16, 2010
On March 26, 2010, I informed Nancy Grace that Hank T. Croslin, Jr. (Tommy), wanted and will take a polygraph exam to clear the air as to the events of the evening of February 9-10, 2009, when Haleigh disappeared.

On Thursday, April 8, 2010, Tommy did take a polygraph given by technician, Ron Grenier. On Saturday, April10, 2010, this attorney met with his client to discuss the results of the polygraph.

On Sunday night, April 11, 2010, this attorney received a telephone call from Lindsey Croslin (Wife) that Tommy requested that we meet with Steven K. Brown, the private investigator involved for the past 10-11 months.

On Monday morning, 9:30 AM, April 12, 2010, Steven K. Brown, this attorney and Tommy met at the St. Johns County Jail to discuss the polygraph and February 9, 2009.

Based on discussions that morning, this attorney made contact with FDLE, the State Attorney’s Office and Scott Bolin, Special Agent, FBI, and arranged an interview with Tommy at the State Attorney’s Office, Homicide Investigations Unit, St. Augustine, Florida, at approximately 5:00 PM.

As a result of the 2 plus hours interview with Jason Jolicoeiur, Special Agent, FDLE, Detective Peggy Cone, Putnam Co. Sheriff’s Office, under the guidance of this attorney and Steven K. Brown, Tommy took the group to the Shell Harbour Road boat ramp, St Johns River, Putnam County, Florida.

The commencement of the river search for Haleigh was at 10:00 AM, Tuesday, April 13, 2010.

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Angel Who Cares
04-16-2010, 05:22 PM
It's a murder case
Friday, April 16, 2010 2:08 AM EDT
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The 14-month search for Haleigh Cummings has turned into a murder investigation.

In a news conference late Thursday afternoon, Sheriff Jeff Hardy declared he was "comfortable" calling the Haleigh Cummings case a homicide after information obtained from investigators in the past few weeks that has led them to believe she is "most likely deceased."

As the sun receded toward the St. Johns River where a search for the missing 5-year-old began three days ago, Hardy said several persons of interest have been developed.

No names were revealed Thursday. "We are hoping to make an arrest in this case," Hardy said. "This case has been going on for the past 14 months - people are starting to talk. Where that's going to lead us, I don't know, but we are going to follow it until the end."

Standing under the shade of an oak tree to address broadcasters and news reporters, Hardy said no body or human remains were found relevant to the Haleigh case. "We will not discuss any items of possible evidence that might have been located at the boat ramp," Hardy said. He did say an anthropologist from the University of Florida analyzed all items recovered on the scene.

Captain Dominic Piscatello, head of the major crimes unit, later added, "We can't go search every bottom of the St. Johns River - you have to have a reason." It could take up to six months for investigators to receive test results on the items pulled from the river.

Hardy said if warranted, they would search again. "Just because we are leaving here doesn't mean this lead isn't going to be followed up any further," Hardy said.

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Angel Who Cares
04-16-2010, 08:56 PM
Croslin's attorney confirms he led investigators to river
Last Update: 7:21 pm
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The 14 month mystery into what happened to Haleigh Cummings is finally unravelling because of Tommy Croslin.

His attorney confirmed what Action News reported earlier this week. Tommy is the person who led investigators to the section of the St. Johns River where Haleigh may have spent the last few moments of her life.

According to James Werter, his client, Tommy, decided to clear his name last week by taking a lie detector test. The results of the test are unknown. But after taking the test, he decided to meet with investigators last weekend. Then on Monday night, Tommy led them to a dock on the river, where he said they would find physical evidence into Haleigh's disappearance.

Authorities recovered possible evidence during a three-day search of the area. The sheriff won't reveal what was taken but he says it will all be processed for clues.

It could take several weeks, even months to process the possible evidence. After the processing is complete, we could know more about the mysterious disappearance of Haleigh Cummings.

Video: Justice For Haleigh 4/16/10 3:09
New information about the source of a tip that lead police to search a section of the St. Johns River for missing Haleigh Cummings
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Video: Justice for Haleigh: Family 4/16/10 2:29
FLORA HOLLERS SAYS SHE HAS BEEN GETTING PHONE CALLS FROM HER GRANDKIDS IN JAIL, AND THEY HAVE BEEN GIVING HER INFORMATION ABOUT WHAT HAPPENED THE NIGHT THAT HALEIGH DISAPPEARED
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Video: Justice for Haleigh 4/16/10 3:48
WE NOW KNOW THAT POLICE ARE TREATING HALEIGH'S CASE AS A HOMICIDE, AND THEY HAVE NEW INFORMATION TO BACK THAT UP
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Video: Justice for Haleigh 4/15/10 3:22
THERE ARE FAMILIES IN HALEIGH'S COMMUNITY WAITING FOR THE TRUTH
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http://www.actionnewsjax.com/content/topstories/story/Croslins-attorney-confirms-he-led-investigators/w27ob-p8DkKdL9cJCKdU8w.cspx

Angel Who Cares
04-17-2010, 02:21 AM
Misty Croslin's brother led authorities to boat ramp, attorney says
Published: Friday, April 16, 2010 at 9:39 p.m.
Last Modified: Friday, April 16, 2010 at 9:39 p.m.
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James Werter, attorney for Hank "Tommy" Croslin Jr., released a statement Friday saying that Tommy Croslin took a polygraph on April 8 and met on Monday with representatives from several law enforcement agencies and private investigator Steven Brown. "As a result of the two-plus-hours interview ... Tommy took the group to the Shell Harbour Road boat ramp ...," Werter said. "The commencement of the river search for Haleigh was at 10 a.m. Tuesday ..."

Some of the items hauled from the St. Johns River in the difficult three-day search are being analyzed at a University of Florida laboratory that specializes in identifying human remains to learn if any are from Haleigh. The Sun had reported on Tuesday that Brown said information from him led to the scouring of the river.

Werter said that Tommy Croslin was given a polygraph test on April 8 and that Werter met with with his client on April 10 to discuss the results. On Sunday night, Tommy Croslin's wife, Lindsy Croslin, called Werter and requested that they meet with Brown, who has been investigating the case for about 11 months. They met to talk about the polygraph and the events of Feb. 9 2009, the day Haleigh disappeared. Then came the meeting with authorities and the trip to the boat ramp.

Anthropologists from the C.I. Pound Human Identification Lab at UF were at the search site in southeastern Putnam County and are now involved in testing to determine what the collected materials may be. The lab has assisted in a number of high-profile cases, including identification of victims of the 2001 World Trade Center bombings in New York and the slaughter of Russian Czar Nicholas II and his family in 1918.

"They work with medical examiners' offices and law enforcement agencies in the state in cases where there are questions about the circumstances surrounding a death," UF spokesman Steve Orlando said. "They have worked on some really large cases and some complicated cases. They can do all of the testing and analysis at the lab."

Also on Friday, the Sheriff's Office said Tommy Croslin did speak with his grandmother Flora Hollars by phone from jail. However, Putnam County authorities on Friday declined to discuss details of the call or other aspects of the case.
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Angel Who Cares
04-17-2010, 08:10 AM
Great-grandmother says Haleigh is alive until proven otherwise
Saturday, April 17, 2010 2:00 AM EDT
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"They've got to show me a body or something that definitely proves that she is dead or otherwise she'll be alive," Annette Sykes said. "I'm not going to believe that she's dead. They've got to prove it." No trace of her has been found.

Sykes said the family was informed of the change in the case's status on Tuesday when they were summoned to the Putnam County Sheriff's Office. "That was what they called us in the office to tell us," she said. "They wanted to let us know before they said anything publicly."

Sykes added the family is doing "as well as we can." "They can say that it's a homicide all they want to, but they've got to prove it to us," she said.

When asked if she thought if Joe Overstreet - a cousin of Misty Croslin that was questioned by local and state investigators this week - had anything to do with Haleigh's disappearance, she replied that she didn't know.

"You've heard all the lies that that family tells, how many stories have they already told, so who knows," Sykes said.

Article:
http://www.palatkadailynews.com/articles/2010/04/17/news/news01.txt

Angel Who Cares
04-17-2010, 08:54 PM
Grandmother says Misty Croslin revealed details of Haleigh Cummings’ disappearance
7:54 p.m. EDT, April 17, 2010
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Croslin said someone had "wrapped a rope around her and tied it to a brick," according to Croslin's grandmother, Flora Hollars.

"And they found two bricks down there yesterday," Hollars said from her home in Tennessee. "They call them cinder blocks, but I call them bricks."

Divers searched the St. Johns River several days during the past week. They recovered items, but it was not known whether they are related to Haleigh's disappearance. Hollars said she heard people talking about the cinder blocks on television.

Hollars said she wasn't sure whether Misty was involved in the child's disappearance. She has been unable to call her granddaughter to talk further.

"She didn't say," Hollars said. "If I could just talk to her, I know she would tell me."

Hollars told the Sentinel last week that she shared with investigators the information she learned from talks with Misty.

"Every time I talk to her [Croslin], I get a little bit more and a little bit more," Hollars said by phone from Nashville. "I even told them [investigators] where to go search at. ... I know a yellow rope was supposed to be there."

Article:
http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/crime/os-misty-confesses-grandma-haleigh-20100417,0,7704633.story

Angel Who Cares
04-17-2010, 09:03 PM
Ronald Cumming's Attorney: Father Still Has Hope Tip Was False Lead
ated: 4/17/2010 4:08:59 PM
Updated: 4/17/2010 6:42:55 PM
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Haleigh's father, Ronald Cummings, was walked out of jail for a while so detectives could also update him on the search for his missing daughter. His attorney, Terry Shoemaker, told First Coast News that Cummings and his family were advised to make funeral arrangements.

"Yeah, you can understand how Ron would be shocked at that because he's hoping it ends, but still holding hope that maybe they're wrong that maybe something else happened and this will end up as another false lead," Shoemaker said.

Earlier this week, Flora Hollars -- the grandmother of Cummings' ex-wife Misty Croslin - spoke about the case. Hollars claimed Misty and her brother told her their cousin -- Joe Overstreet -- took the little girl.

Shoemaker said Cummings does not know Joe Overstreet well, but had suspected Overstreet since day one. "He's not surprised," Shoemaker said, "and [Cummings] said if you go back and listen to the 911 tape he made a comment that night about "Cousin Joe.""

First Coast News has reviewed the 911 tape released by the Putnam County Sheriff's Office. First Coast News cannot make out where Cummings mentions "Cousin Joe" Overstreet. However, some of the 911 call may have been redacted.

Meanwhile, Overstreet maintained his innocence this week. Overstreet told First Coast News' Jackelyn Barnard "I didn't do it."

Three days of searching the St. Johns River turned up items that need to be tested in labs as evidence in the case. Shoemaker said Saturday that Cummings believes Haleigh was placed in the river. "I think he has a pretty good idea that's what transpired," Shoemaker said.

However, investigators and the sheriff have not confirmed what really happened to the little girl.

Video: Ronald Cumming's Believes Haleigh's Body Dumped In River 2:03
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http://www.firstcoastnews.com/news/topstories/news-article.aspx?storyid=154906&catid=3

Angel Who Cares
04-17-2010, 09:16 PM
Video: Dale Carson Jr. Talks At Haleigh Case
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Video: Misty's Grandma: I Know What Happened
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Angel Who Cares
04-18-2010, 09:52 AM
Haleigh's Dad Told To Make Funeral Arrangements
Sunday, April 18, 2010 5:48:06 AM
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Haleigh Cummings' father was reportedly told to start making funeral arrangements for his missing daughter.

However, an attorney for Ronald Cummings said his client hopes the tip that led investigators to search the St. Johns River near Walaka was a false lead.

Croslin’s grandmother said Misty told her while she wasn't involved in Haleigh's death, she knows someone tied a brick to Haleigh and then dumped her body in the St. Johns River.

Investigators are not saying what they think happened to Haleigh.

Video: Haleigh Search: Murder Investigation
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Angel Who Cares
04-18-2010, 10:24 PM
Attorney: Police Believed They Could Crack Misty
Created: 4/18/2010 12:17:59 PM
Updated: 4/18/2010 6:03:56 PM
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After taking Misty Croslin to the dock where divers scoured the St. Johns River for clues in the Haleigh Cummings investigation, the Putnam County Sheriff said he believes the teenager still holds information that is key to solving the case.

Ronald Cummings, Haleigh's father thinks Croslin may know more as well, according to Cummings' attorney, Terry Shoemaker. "He's still hoping that if Misty did know something -- and it appears she did -- he's hoping it was something she was forced to do, threatened to do, and that's why she wouldn't talk to him," Terry Shoemaker said.

This weekend, Cummings' attorney shed new light on the relationship. "The police always said, 'If you divorce Misty, we'll find something out. She'll crack.' They've told him, 'If Misty got in trouble, in jail, we could probably get her to crack,'" Shoemaker said.

Misty's grandmother, Flora Hollars said this week that Misty and her brother, Tommy, have cracked. Hollars said they told her what happened to Haleigh. Hollars says the two Croslins told her that their cousin, Joe Overstreet, took and killed Haleigh.

Published reports say it was all over a fight with Ronald Cummings about a gun. Overstreet, who lives in Tennessee, maintains his innocence. He said he does not know what happened to Haleigh. Shoemaker said he and Cummings "have spoken about that. I don't feel comfortable getting into anything that could interfere with law enforcement's investigation at this time."

In a November interview with First Coast News, Cummings stood by Croslin, who was his wife then. During the interview, she claimed she did not know what happened to Haleigh. So is Cummings angry with her now? Shoemaker said no.

"There's not anger. There's disappointment that she didn't feel she could come forward and tell him what may have happened that night -- if she in fact knew," Shoemaker said. For now, Cummings remains in jail waiting for answers about what really happened to his daughter.

Video: Attorney: Cummings Not Mad But Disappointed 2:19
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Angel Who Cares
04-20-2010, 03:17 AM
Cinder blocks found at Haleigh search 6:47
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Angel Who Cares
04-20-2010, 04:39 AM
Exclusive: Did Tommy Croslin Pass Polygraph?
Friday, April 9th, 2010 at 2:50 am
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So, how did it go?

We don’t know exactly…just that attorney James Werter of St. Augustine, Fla. told me earlier he’d scheduled a polygraph Thursday morning, April 8, for client Tommy Croslin who had long requested, a sock-it-to-me lie detector test to clear up any allegations made by sister Misty that he’d come to the trailer with a cousin from Tennessee hours before she reported five year old Haleigh Cummings missing Feb. 10, 2009.

Calls to Werter weren’t returned by press time, but he did send me this text:

“I no longer represent Tommy Croslin on issues regarding Haleigh Cummings. I continue to represent him in his criminal cases.”
We’re not quite sure what that means, but have to ask why a lawyer who was so upbeat about his client’s claim he had no knowledge about what happened to Haleigh says he’s no longer repping Croslin the same day sources tell us Tommy actually took the polygraph as planned?

Many legal experts say they’d expect an attorney to shout, “HE PASSED!” from the rooftops, if he had. But the silence is deafening. Polygraphs are merely law enforcement tools not admissable in court, but criminal lawyers also find them useful. If police request a client submit to a polygraph, attorneys often set up their own for feedback about whether they should allow it.

In an exclusive interview, Lindsay Croslin said she was also baffled why husband Tommy, behind bars in St. John’s County Jail county charged with one count of drug trafficking, didn’t mention the polygraph to her when they spoke on Thursday. But she said she plans to ask him, and saw nothing suspicious or sinister in the omission.

Her husband’s polygraph was expected to also focus on the story his sister has been telling.
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Exclusive: Tommy Croslin Gives Up Haleigh Tips
Wednesday, April 14th, 2010 at 3:50 am
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In an interview with CNN’s Nancy Grace Show Tuesday, journalist Art Harris revealed exclusively that the investigation into missing five year old Haleigh Cummings has turned into a rapidly unfolding murder case, all triggered by a tip from accused drug trafficker Tommy Croslin who admitted he’d been lying about his knowledge of how she vanished, and lead Putnam County Sheriff’s investigators to the banks of the St. John’s River Monday night.

That’s where sources close to the case tell The Bald Truth Tommy Croslin claimed a Tennessee cousin dumped the little girl’s body more than 14 months ago after his sister, Misty Croslin reported Haleigh missing in a 911 call. Police have called Misty the key to solving the case, and kept her under intense pressure, even as she sits behind bars in the St. John’s County Jail, near brother Tommy Croslin, who is also being held on drug trafficking charges.

Sources close to the case tell The Bald Truth the case ignited when Tommy Croslin flunked a private polygraph last Wednesday arranged by his lawyer, and finally coughed up crucial leads to attorney James Werter’s private investigator, former FBI agent Steven Brown. Both tight-lipped, Werter and Brown declined comment, referring us to the Putnam County Sheriff’s Department.

Sheriff Jeff Hardy announced he’d met privately with Haleigh Cummings family members, but declined to discuss any details of the meeting.

Our sources tell us, however, that investigators spent several emotional hours with the family breaking the sad news: that they believed Haleigh wasn’t coming home, but were hopefully close to cracking one of the most frustrating missing child cases in recent years.

No one has been charged for her murder yet, contrary to some erroneous reports, and investigators still don’t have enough probable cause to sell a judge on issuing a warrant to arrest cousin Joe Overstreet.
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Exclusive: Will River Yield Haleigh Cummings Clues?
Wednesday, April 14th, 2010 at 11:43 am
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A distraught Crystal Sheffield left headquarters in tears, blurting to a friend, that she’d been told a Croslin cousin in Tennessee was now the focus of the investigation. “Joe killed my baby!” she wept, referring to Joe Overstreet, who was visiting when Haleigh vanished and has proclaimed his innocence.

Both Misty Croslin in letters to family we reported here, and now, Tommy Croslin, have implicated their cousin as the kidnapper. The motive, they claim, is revenge against father Ronald Cummings who humiliated him in front of family after he suspected Joe had stolen a pistol Chelsea Croslin says she and Misty recovered searching near the house.

It was a week later, though, during another visit to Ronald Cummings’ trailer to steal another weapon, that Misty Croslin has claimed Joe and Tommy both searched the house, and when they couldn’t find the weapon, her brother left alone, and cousin Joe snatched Haleigh.

However, Misty has flunked several polygraphs, and sources tell me Tommy’s recent failed test lead him confess he’d not only been there, but accompanied Joe to the river bank where the body was dump.

It was Tommy Croslin, sources tell me, who played the tipster in leading investigators to the spot where they are now searching.

Both he and Misty Croslin remain behind bars in St. John’s County Jail on drug trafficking charges.

Investigators have questioned Overstreet several times at his home in Antioch, Tennessee, but he maintains his innocence. When I reached him last weekend by phone, he barked, “Don’t call back,” and hung up.

Article:
http://www.artharris.com/2010/04/14/exclusive-will-river-yield-haleigh-cummings-clues/
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Exclusive: Yellow Rope Found in Haleigh Case!
Monday, April 19th, 2010 at 2:24 am
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The Bald Truth has learned exclusively that investigators in the Haleigh Cummings case have retrieved a piece of yellow rope from the home where Tommy Croslin lived with his family when niece Haleigh Cummings vanished.

A yellow rope has been described as a possible murder weapon, possibly used to tie the five year old girl to cinder blocks and sink her body in the St. John’s River within five miles of the trailer where Haleigh lived with her father and then girlfriend Misty Croslin.

Sources close to the case tell me investigators asked Tommy Croslin’s wife, Lindsay, for permission to search the home she once shared with Croslin’s parents for evidence and she agreed. That’s where the yellow rope was found, sources tell me. Lindsay could not be reached for comment.

Sources close to the case now tell The Bald Truth that the yellow rope retrieved from the Croslin’s former residence has also been sent to the Florida State crime lab, for testing, along with other items divers retrieved from the river area where Tommy Croslin indicated police should search.

Both Tommy and Misty Croslin claim their cousin, Joe Overstreet, visiting from Tennessee when Haleigh vanished, killed the five year old in a rage and dumped her body. Why didn’t’ they report it or try to save the little girl at the time? Flora Hollars tells me Misty described death threats as the reason she withheld for so long, claiming Overstreet held a knife to her throat and threatened to kill her and her family if she ever talked. Hollars called police to report it, she says, claiming credit for the search.

On Friday, Werter denied his client had confessed details to his grandmother, but Sunday night Hollars told me she stands by her account and asked law enforcement to release a transcript of their conversation to prove it. Investigators have only released portions of audio and videotapes of jailhouse conversations they feel do not compromise what Putnam County Sheriff Jeff Hardy calls a homicide.

In addition to the yellow rope in question, there is more rope in the family. Bounty Hunter Leonard Padilla tipped us to rope tied around the screen door at Ronald Cummings’ Trailer that can be seen in the video below.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5o6QXOGbCXE
NOTE: Rope tied around door to Ronald Cummings Trailer!

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PDF: James Werter Press Release
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Exclusive: More Rope To Hang Haleigh’s Killer?
Tuesday, April 20th, 2010 at 1:12 am
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Just when we learn investigators have seized yellow rope from the home Tommy Croslin shared with his wife, their three children and parents, Lisa and Hank Croslin, Sr…..rope similar to what investigators believe was used to tie Haleigh Cummings to cinder blocks and toss her in the St. John’s River, now we learn about … missing rope!

In fact, The Bald Truth reported Monday night exclusively on The Nancy Grace Show that Tommy Croslin has revealed two types of rope were missing from his blue van the day after Haleigh vanished.

“One was a yellow (nylon) rope and the other was cotton fiber rope,” a source familiar with Tommy Croslin’s statement tells me. We also reported on Nancy’s show that investigators had seized yellow nylon rope from Tommy Croslin’s home, after his wife, Lindsay, gave law enforcement permission to search.
She’s told investigators she thought Tommy was home sleeping that night, in bed with her, and had no idea he’d apparently snuck out to help dispose of Haleigh, as his sister, Misty Croslin, claims.

She was shocked when we told her Tommy had apparently flunked a polygraph; she had just returned from a visit to her in laws in Massachussetts with the chldren and didn’t even know her husband had taken a private polygraph. After speaking with his attorney, James Werter, and learning the results, she was heartbroken. For over a year, she was steadfast in her loyalty to husband Tommy, and professed her belief in his innocence.

“I just believe in him,” she often told me in late night phone calls, ever the dedicated wife and mother. “She’s very angry, feels very betrayed and may be getting a divorce,” a source close to the mother of three tells me. On Monday, Lindsay could not be reached for comment about any such plans.

The Putnam County Sheriff’s Department has declined to confirm or comment on any possible evidence in the case.

That night the blue family van was on loan to Tommy’s brother and sister in law, Timmy and Chelsea Croslin, who tell me they believe their guest, cousin Joe Overstreet, snuck it out to drive to Ronald Cummings trailer and snatch his five year old out of revenge after he was unable to snatch a prized assault rifle he aimed to steal. Over a few beers, sources tell me Ronald had been showing it off to Joe and Tommy several days earlier.

The morning Haleigh turned up missing, Chelsea Croslin tells me she awoke to find keys moved from where she’d put them on the kitchen table and the van was parked in a different spot in her driveway. She says Joe normaly slept in boxer shorts, but jumped out of bed fully clothed when she got a call Haleigh was missing.

Overstreet denies he had anything to do with the missing child and his Tennessee lawyer has appeared on Geraldo, and The Nancy Grace Show to insist Joe is innocent, adding that the fingerpointing is coming from two accused drug traffickers who have flunked at least five polygraphs between them.

The implication of missing rope from the van?

It could add fuel to the theory that the same van that was normally used to take Haleigh and her cousins to the school bus was used as a makeshift hearse to transport a lifeless child to the river, where the killer used the available rope to tie her to the cinder blocks and weigh her down.

After the Sheriff’s Department informed the family that Haleigh was likely dead, and officially declared the case a homicide last week–two days after Bald Truth readers learned PCSD was already working the Haleigh Cummings case as a murder– a local station reported Ronald Cummings was told to begin funeral arrangements.

According to his lawyer, Terry Shoemaker, police told Cummings Haleigh was likely dead, though they have not confirmed any remains yet exist to put in a casket for burial.

Article:
http://www.artharris.com/2010/04/20/exclusive-more-rope-to-hang-haleighs-killer/

Angel Who Cares
04-20-2010, 04:53 AM
What's next for the Haleigh case?
Published: Tuesday, April 20, 2010 1:52 AM EDT
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After publicly stating they believe Haleigh Cummings is dead, investigators say the case has not changed from their perspective.

"You lose the Amber Alert out of that, but that's the only significant difference between any tool or investigative strategy that changes or diminishes," Maj. Gary Bowling, director of Law Enforcement for the Putnam County Sheriff's Office, said Monday. "Nobody believed we were looking for a live child anymore, and our investigation pointed to that, so we just wanted to be as honest as we could about it," he said.

Haleigh's new status will also keep the investigation on the path to her killer rather than the person that abducted her, Bowling said. "You create more effectiveness or direction from your homicide folks, including the homicide unit from the State Attorney's Office," Bowling said.

Though the homicide unit now leads on the case on paper, Bowling said the same detectives would remain on the case. "They did a joint investigation for the potentiality that it shifted from one to the other, and so it kind of stays the same," he said.

Hardy stated last week that he believes "it is a matter of time" before the case is solved. "I think that's true," Bowling said. "We are working diligently toward it. We are going to keep investigating it diligently. I also think it is a matter of time."

Article:
http://www.palatkadailynews.com/articles/2010/04/20/news/news01.txt

Angel Who Cares
04-20-2010, 04:23 PM
Cops tell Haleigh's dad to plan funeral? 5:37
http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/crime/2010/04/20/ng.haleigh.plan.funeral.cnn

Angel Who Cares
04-20-2010, 04:37 PM
Haleigh's family is planning her funeral
Last Update: 4/19 11:24 pm
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For 14 months, the family of Haleigh Cummings held onto hope that the little girl would be found alive. But last week, that hope faded when the Putnam County Sheriff announced he doesn't believe the little girl is alive. "They're grieving, their heart is broken," says Ann Dugger, with the Justice Coalition.

Dugger has supported Haleigh's family during the last year, while investigators searched for the little girl. Now she's helping them as they begin to plan Haleigh's funeral.

While Dugger helps Haleigh's family with the grieving process, State Attorney Angela Corey talked to Action News about the other difficult task for this family -- seeking justice. "Now they have the long and torturous course of the arrest and the prosecution," says Corey.

Even though Haleigh's body hasn't been found, Corey believes this case can still be prosecuted. "It's more of a challenge but because we're allowed to use circumstantial evidence, the prosecution will be able to proceed."

Investigators have sent potential evidence to labs for testing. Once that process is over, we could know more about what happened to Haleigh. Until then, Ann Dugger says she'll be there for the family. "Now we must go on and try to figure out, what do we need to do to help this family go on?

Video: Justice For Haleigh 4/19/10 2:06
The family of missing 6 year old Haleigh Cummings is hoping that a new search will lead to her return home
http://www.actionnewsjax.com/mediacenter/local.aspx?videoId=37499@wtev.web.entriq.net&navCatId=5

Video: Justice for Haleigh 4/19/10 2:26
POTENTIAL EVIDENCE IN THE HALEIGH CUMMINGS HOMICIDE CASE IS HEADED TO A LAB FOR TESTING
http://www.actionnewsjax.com/mediacenter/local.aspx?videoId=37495@wtev.web.entriq.net&navCatId=5

Article:
http://www.actionnewsjax.com/content/topstories/story/Haleighs-family-is-planning-her-funeral/ifrrEFT1s0uJk4EigrsitQ.cspx

Angel Who Cares
04-20-2010, 05:01 PM
Ronald Cummings' Attorney: He trusted Misty
Last Update: 4/19 8:33 pm
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Shoemaker spent time with Ronald after the Putnam County Sheriff announced last week that he doesn't believe Haleigh is alive. Ronald was upset to learn that his ex-wife, Misty Cummings, may have had something to do with Haleigh's disappearance. She was seen with investigators at the same spot where they believe Haleigh was taken.

"He's hurt over the fact that he trusted her, he believed in her and she told him she had nothing to do with it and she didn't know anything. He trusted her."

Ronald may have trusted Misty but his attorney says he never trusted her brother, Tommy Croslin or Misty's cousin, Joe Overstreet. "He's had his suspicions from the start about Joe, the cousin of Misty and Tommy," says Shoemaker.

While investigators test potential evidence in the case, Ronald remains in jail on drug charges, still hopeful that his daughter will someday come home. "He's still holding out that maybe this is another wrong tip or something else will come out of it," says Shoemaker. "But overall, I think he sees the writing on the wall and he knows it's time to start a different phase of this whole investigation."

Article:
http://www.actionnewsjax.com/content/topstories/story/Ronald-Cummings-Attorney-He-trusted-Misty/F3Fw9JZM0k69s80KTSwiUA.cspx

Angel Who Cares
04-20-2010, 08:37 PM
Labs To Analyze Haleigh Cummings Evidence
No Time Frame Provided For Lab Results
POSTED: 3:32 pm EDT April 20, 2010
UPDATED: 4:54 pm EDT April 20, 2010
<snipped>
The evidence was obtained during a three-day search along the river before Putnam County Sheriff Jeff Hardy announced the search was over and Haleigh was likely dead.

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement assisted in the search, but an expert said the FDLE laboratory is usually called to analyze physical evidence, which includes human remains or items found near a body.

The University of Florida was also at the search. The same expert said UF specializes in body evidence, which includes analyzing any bones or body parts that are discovered.

Forensic anthropologists at UF would be able to distinguish animal bones from human bones. One expert from UF assisted in the Caylee Anthony investigation.

Video: Labs To Analyze Haleigh Cummings Evidence
http://www.wesh.com/video/23210351/index.html

Video: Haleigh Cummings Investigation Deemed Homicide
http://www.wesh.com/video/23164379/index.html

Article:
http://www.wesh.com/news/23209510/detail.html

Angel Who Cares
04-20-2010, 10:29 PM
Haleigh's mom: No funeral plans yet
Last Update: 7:51 pm
<snipped>
According to the attorney representing Haleigh Cumming's mother, Crystal Sheffield, the family is not in the process of making funeral plans for the girl.

Last week, the Putnam County Sheriff, Jeff Hardy, announced that the Haleigh investigation shifted from a missing persons search to a homicide investigation.

Acting on a tip, crews searched a new area of the St. Johns River in Satsuma. Potential evidence is being tested at the lab. No body was found.

PDF: Crystal Sheffield Statement (305.4KB)
http://www.actionnewsjax.com/media/lib/1/7/5/e/75e01fad-6e45-45f3-bf2a-f74132b17585/SheffieldAtty.PDF

Article:
http://www.actionnewsjax.com/content/actionlocal/story/Haleighs-mom-No-funeral-plans-yet/DsGMoJAjh0aDeHbQLTC8FQ.cspx

Angel Who Cares
04-21-2010, 07:30 AM
Report: Cops Showed Misty Croslin Bones
Haleigh Cummings Vanished From Satsuma Home In Feb. 2009
POSTED: Wednesday, April 21, 2010
UPDATED: 7:06 am EDT April 21, 2010
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An investigative reporter claims detectives showed Misty Croslin bones they recovered from the crime scene along the St. Johns River in the case of Haleigh Cummings, who vanished from her home more than a year ago. According to Art Harris of The Bald Truth, police believe the bones could be the remains of Haleigh, who disappeared from her Satsuma home in February 2009.

Art Harris claims Croslin shared the news with her brother, Tommy Croslin, last Friday night. The pair was on their way from the St. Johns County Jail, where they are awaiting trial on drug trafficking charges.

According to artharris.com, once the pair reached the Putnam County Sheriff’s Department in Palatka, detectives put Misty and Tommy Croslin in separate rooms for further interrogation before allowing them to ride together back to jail in the next county. Sources told artharris.com, it was their first extended visit since both were arrested on drug charges three months ago. Harris goes on to say "other than saying she showed 'emotion,' it’s unclear how either reacted or what was said, but their ride, like collect calls from jail, was caught on audio tape."

Police declined to confirm the account or comment on any possible evidence. But Terry Shoemaker, Ronald Cummings' attorney, told Nancy Grace of CNN that police have advised his client, and Haleigh's mother, Crystal Sheffield, to make funeral arrangements to bury their missing child.

The Bald Truth reported that Haleigh's family has turned over items containing Haleigh’s DNA for forensic experts to compare to DNA from bones found at the river.

VIDEO: Report: Cops Showed Misty Croslin Bones 1:38
An investigative reporter claims detectives showed Misty Croslin bones they recovered from the crime scene along the St. Johns River in the case of Haleigh Cummings.
http://www.clickorlando.com/video/23217932/index.html

Article:
http://www.clickorlando.com/news/23217834/detail.html

Angel Who Cares
04-21-2010, 07:35 AM
UPDATED: Report: Detectives Showed Misty Bones
Independent, Investigative Reporter Releases New Details Online
POSTED: Wednesday, April 21, 2010
UPDATED: 10:59 am EDT April 21, 2010
<snipped>
Art Harris claims Misty Croslin shared the news with her brother, Tommy Croslin last Friday night. The pair was on their way from the St. Johns County Jail where they are awaiting trial on drug trafficking charges.

According to artharris.com, once they reached the Putnam County Sheriff’s Department in Palatka, detectives put Misty and Tommy Croslin in separate rooms for further interrogation, before allowing them to ride together back to jail in the next county. Harris said sources it was the siblings first extended visit since both were arrested on drug charges three months ago.

Ann Dugger with the Justice Coalition said that the family has made preliminary inquiries with funeral homes, but no arrangements are made for a funeral or a memorial service.

During one visit to the river, Ronald Cummings told Art Harris, Joe Overstreet enjoyed tossing deer meat into the water and watching alligators go into a feeding frenzy. “He said, all of a sudden, there were a hundred eyes that popped out of the water, and Joe said, ‘This would be a good place to get rid of a body.’”

Video: Report: Cops Showed Misty Bones 4:02
Investigative reporter Art Harris told Nancy Grace Tuesday night that police showed Misty Cummings the bones that they recovered from the Saint Johns River.
http://www.news4jax.com/video/23218615/index.html

Video: Haleigh Cummings Disappearance Timeline
http://www.news4jax.com/video/19121705/index.html

Article:
http://www.news4jax.com/news/23217461/detail.html

Angel Who Cares
04-21-2010, 10:11 AM
Report: Bones found at search site 2:47
http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/crime/2010/04/21/ng.bones.found.search.cnn

Angel Who Cares
04-21-2010, 12:24 PM
Sheriff's Office: Bones Seen By Misty Croslin Near Satsuma Dock Were Animal Bones
Created: 4/21/2010 10:40:17 AM
Updated: 4/21/2010 10:40:17 AM
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Misty Croslin saw bones on her recent visit to a dock along the St. Johns River, but they were not human bones, according to the Putnam County Sheriff's Office. According to the sheriff's office, divers had uncovered many bones and placed them near the dock to dry.

They were mostly deer bones, with some alligator and possibly other animal bones. An anthropologist was on the scene to identify them.

The sheriff's office said Croslin saw the bones as she was being led to the ramp, but at no time did investigators tell her they were human bones.

The sheriff's office also said many of the bones were shipped to the FDLE lab for further investigation, and that some of those may be shipped on to other labs as well. While some items have been shipped to a human remains lab in Gainesville, investigators said that was only for teaching purposes at the lab, and they do not need those items back.

Article:
http://www.firstcoastnews.com/news/local/news-article.aspx?storyid=155059&catid=3

Angel Who Cares
04-21-2010, 12:29 PM
Reporter Claims Misty Croslin Was Shown Bones
Posted: 12:00 pm EDT April 21, 2010
<snipped>
In Art Harris' blog, The Bald Truth, he claims police think the bones are the 5-year-old girl's remains. Harris says Croslin shared the news with her brother, Tommy Croslin, Friday night.

Investigators said Tommy is the one who told them to search the river last week. The two are in jail awaiting trial on drug trafficking charges.

Article:
http://www.wftv.com/news/23220503/detail.html

Angel Who Cares
04-21-2010, 12:38 PM
Video: Mother: No Funeral Plans 4/21/10 0:35
According to the attorney representing Haleigh Cumming's mother, Crystal Sheffield, the family is not in the process of making funeral plans for the girl.
http://www.actionnewsjax.com/mediacenter/local.aspx?videoId=37532@wtev.web.entriq.net&navCatId=5

Angel Who Cares
04-21-2010, 01:25 PM
Putnam Cops Playing Damage Control With Haleigh Rumors
April 21, 2010 1:09 PM
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We have new information in the Haleigh Cummings investigation. The Putnam County Sheriff's Office has issued the following statement to provide clarity to some media reports of a discovery of bones:

The Putnam County Sheriff's Office has received numerous inquiries regarding the recovery of the skeletal remains of missing 5 year-old Haleigh Cummings. A rumor has spread throughout our community that her body has been located. This rumor is false, and this information has been vastly misreported and sensationalized by the media.

The Putnam County Sheriff's Office did recover animal remains such as alligator claws and teeth, and a multiple animal bones. The agency had an anthropologist at the scene that identified all "biological" items that were recovered as being non-human. Additionally, Misty Croslin could have easily seen these items while she was at the dock while the dive operation was in progress.

In an effort to prevent this false information from impeding our investigation, Sheriff Hardy wants to quell these rumors so we can maintain our focus on the criminal investigation.

Article:
http://wokv.com/localnews/2010/04/putnam-cops-playing-damage-con.html

Angel Who Cares
04-21-2010, 02:07 PM
Putnam sheriff: Haleigh's bones have not been found; media sensationalizing rumors
April 21, 2010 - 1:44pm
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In response to irresponsible reporting by bloggers, websites and TV news shows such as "Nancy Grace," the Putnam County Sheriff's Office again has had to squelch rumors in the Haleigh Cummings case.

The Sheriff's Office issued a statement this afternoon that the skeletal remains of the missing 5-year-old have not been found. A rumor that her bones were disocvered "has been vastly misreported and sensationalized by the media."

The Sheriff's Office said an anthropologist identified all biological items that were recovered as being nonhuman.

Haleigh's mother, Crystal Sheffield, also issued a statement through her attorney that no funeral arrangements are in the process of being made. That too had been inaccuately reported by some of these outlets.

Article:
http://jacksonville.com/news/crime/2010-04-21/story/putnam-sheriff-haleighs-bones-have-not-been-found-media-sensationalizing

Angel Who Cares
04-21-2010, 03:08 PM
Sheriff: Haleigh's Remains Not Found
Girl Disappeared From Home More Than 1 Year Ago
POSTED: Wednesday, April 21, 2010
UPDATED: 2:25 pm EDT April 21, 2010
<snipped>
The sheriff in charge of the investigation into the disappearance of Haleigh Cummings has denied media reports that the girl's remains were found during a search of the St. Johns River last week.

"A rumor has spread throughout our community that her body has been located. This rumor is false," Sheriff Jeff Hardy said in a news release Wednesday afternoon.

Hardy said animal remains were recovered during the search, including alligator claws and teeth, but no human remains were found.

"Misty Croslin could have easily seen these items while she was at the dock while the dive operation was in progress," Hardy said.

Article:
http://www.clickorlando.com/news/23221794/detail.html

Angel Who Cares
04-21-2010, 03:15 PM
Haleigh case update: No human remains in St. Johns
Published: Wednesday, April 21, 2010 at 2:12 p.m.
Last Modified: Wednesday, April 21, 2010 at 2:12 p.m.
<snipped>
Investigators recovered numerous items of a "biological nature" in the river search last week related to the homicide of Haleigh Cummings, but the items were not human, the Putnam County Sheriff's Office reported.

Maj. Gary Bowling said many items considered biological were found during a search of the dark waters of the St. Johns River near Shell Harbour Road last week. However, he said, officials with the C.A. Pound Human Identification Lab at the University of Florida "identified everything that was biologic as not human." "We found alligator toenails and teeth" and a variety of biological items, Bowling said. What else was taken from the river for examination, which investigators have not elaborated on, could take weeks to analyze, according to the Sheriff's Office. "We just took a bunch of things," Bowling said. "We took anything that could potentially be anything."

Asked how officers reached the decision that this was now a homicide case, Bowling said, "It's a lot of information over the last few weeks. None of us believe we are looking for an alive child anymore." But, he said, officials also have not told family members to "prepare for a funeral."

Various news reports have said Haleigh's family were told to make funeral arrangements. "We would never tell them something as cold-hearted as prepare for a funeral," he said, adding that the family would be told if the girl were found. Ann Dugger, executive director of the Justice Coalition, said the organization has been in touch with Haleigh's family. "We advocate for the innocent victims of violent crime. We will be there to advocate for them in any way that they need us," she said. "Until they have enough evidence to know she is not alive, they will not go forward with a funeral," Dugger said.

Article:
http://www.gainesville.com/article/20100421/ARTICLES/100429898/1109/sports?Title=Haleigh-case-update-No-human-remains-in-St-Johns

Angel Who Cares
04-21-2010, 04:42 PM
Officials: Rumor False About Haleigh's Remains
Posted: 2:55 pm EDT April 21, 2010
Updated: 3:25 pm EDT April 21, 2010
<snipped>
"A rumor has spread throughout our community that her body has been located. This rumor is false, and this information has been vastly misreported and sensationalized by the media," Lieutenant Johnny Greenwood wrote in a Putnam County Sheriff's Office release.

An independent investigative reporter claimed that detectives looking for missing Haleigh Cummings showed Misty Croslin bones they recovered along the St. Johns River.

The Putnam County Sheriff’s Office said it did recover animal remains, such as multiple animal bones. The agency had an anthropologist at the scene that identified all biological items that were recovered as being non-human.

"In an effort to prevent this false information from impeding our investigation, Sheriff Hardy wants to quell these rumors so we can maintain our focus on the criminal investigation," Greenwood wrote. Investigators said Misty Croslin could have easily seen the items when she was at the dock while the dive operation was in progress.

Article:
http://www.wftv.com/news/23222550/detail.html

Angel Who Cares
04-22-2010, 02:29 PM
Exclusive! Haleigh's great grandma & Misty Croslin's grandma debate!
April 22, 2010
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Exclusive tonight! Haleigh's great-grandma Annette Sykes debates Misty Croslin's grandma Flora Hollars to get to the truth of what really happened the night Haleigh vanished! Only on Nancy Grace tonight at 8 & 10 PM E.T. on HLN!

Article:
http://www.cnn.com/CNN/Programs/nancy.grace/

No human bones in search for girl 2:57
http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/crime/2010/04/22/ng.bones.not.found.cnn

Angel Who Cares
04-22-2010, 02:41 PM
No human remains found in search
Thursday, April 22, 2010 2:50 AM EDT
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Authorities reiterated Wednesday that no trace of Haleigh Cummings have been found after some bloggers and TV reports indicated the missing 5-year-old's remains had been discovered.

"No remains of Haleigh have been found," Maj. Gary Bowling, director of law enforcement for the Putnam County Sheriff's Office, said Wednesday. "We found a lot of biological things, but the anthropologist on scene confirmed nothing was human remains."

The response came after a recent rumor spread that Haleigh's body had been located in last week's three-day search of the St. Johns River.

"There's been a bunch of crazy reporting going on," Bowling said. "We don't have anything of Haleigh."

Article:
http://www.palatkadailynews.com/articles/2010/04/22/news/news01.txt

Angel Who Cares
04-23-2010, 10:20 AM
Breaking News: Misty Croslin reportedly flunks another poly!
April 23, 2010
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Breaking developments in the Haleigh Cummings case! Urgent report surfaces that Haleigh's former babysitter/stepmom Misty Croslin flunks another polygraph! What does this mean for the investigation and the newly released details that cops have NOT found Haleigh's remains in the St. Johns river? Nancy Grace has all the latest, breaking developments on at 8 & 10 PM E.T. on HLN.

Article:
http://www.cnn.com/CNN/Programs/nancy.grace/

Video: Misty Croslin's family debate Haleigh 4:55
http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/crime/2010/04/23/ng.croslin.sister.cnn

Video: What happened to Haleigh Cummings? 5:03
http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/crime/2010/04/23/ng.death.debate.cnn

Angel Who Cares
04-27-2010, 02:09 PM
Cummings' Relative Sentenced For Drugs
Hope Sykes Gets 15 Years In Prison On Drug Trafficking Charge
POSTED: Tuesday, April 27, 2010
UPDATED: 12:00 pm EDT April 27, 2010
<snipped>
A woman accused of being involved in a prescription drug operation with Ronald and Misty Cummings was sentenced Tuesday morning.

Hope Sykes, a cousin of Ronald Cummings, received a minimum mandatory sentence of 15 years in prison after pleading no contest to a drug trafficking charge. She also faces $250,000 in fines.

The prosecution played an audio recording in court of a jail conversation Sykes had with her mother. They claimed it proved her lack of remorse for the crime.

Hope Sykes is sentenced to 15 years in prison.
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Article:
http://www.news4jax.com/news/23277023/detail.html

Angel Who Cares
04-27-2010, 02:12 PM
Cummings' cousin gets 15 years for trafficking
Published: Tuesday, April 27, 2010 at 10:57 a.m.
Last Modified: Tuesday, April 27, 2010 at 10:57 a.m
<snipped>
At the hearing in Palatka Tuesday morning, Sykes had sought to be sentenced to probation and drug therapy as a youthful offender. She told the judge she wanted to get a GED, go to college and become a physical therapist.

"I let drugs control my life," Sykes said. "I let my family down. I know I messed up. I want help. I don't want to live this life no more."

Friends and relatives asked for leniency, saying that Sykes had learned her lesson and that she had just gotten caught up in drugs.

Article:
http://www.gainesville.com/article/20100427/ARTICLES/100429468/1109/sports?Title=Cummings-cousin-gets-15-years-for-trafficking

Angel Who Cares
04-27-2010, 02:17 PM
Cousin of Haleigh Cummings' father sentenced to 15 years on drug-trafficking charge
She pleaded no contest in case; judge said she was not qualified for youthful offender consideration
April 27, 2010 - 11:06am
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Hope Sykes was 18 when she was arrested in January on a charge of trafficking after she, her cousin Ronald Cummings and Misty Croslin were recorded selling 25 hydrocodone pills in an undercover officer's car.

Sykes had been out of jail less than two weeks on a possession charge when she was arrested in the trafficking case, which Circuit Judge Terry LaRue said disqualified her for youthful offender consideration that would have meant a much shorter sentence.

Family members gasped and Sykes was clearly shaken at the sentence imposed after an hour of testimony on her behalf by her family and others. Cummings was in the courtroom as a defense witness but not called.

A one point during the hearing, the prosecutor played a tape of an angry and unremorseful Sykes telling her mother, "if they think I am bad now wait until I get out."

Hope Sykes (center) is taken away in tears after being sentenced by Judge Terry LaRue to a mandatory minimum sentence of 15 years in prison on drug charges at the Putnam County Courthouse on Tuesday morning.
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Photo gallery: Hope Sykes is sentenced to 15 years
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Article:
http://jacksonville.com/news/crime/2010-04-27/story/cousin-haleigh-cummings-father-sentenced-15-years-drug-trafficking

Angel Who Cares
04-27-2010, 02:21 PM
Report: Relative of Haleigh Cummings gets 15 years for drug trafficking
Hope Sykes is the 18-year-old cousin of the father of missing Putnam County girl Haleigh Cummings.
12:20 p.m. EDT, April 27, 2010
<snipped>
A relative of missing Putnam County girl Haleigh Cummings was sentenced today to 15 years in prison for drug trafficking, news Web sites are reporting.

Hope Sykes is an 18-year-old cousin of Ronald Cummings, the father of missing Putnam County girl Haleigh Cummings, Gainesville.com is reporting.

Sykes pleaded no contest.

Article:
http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/local/breakingnews/os-haleigh-cummings-relative-sentenced-20100427,0,4820656.story

Angel Who Cares
04-28-2010, 10:35 AM
Cummings' cousin gets 15 years in drug case
Misty's attorney not sure what sentence means to his client
April 28, 2010 - 12:11am
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Hope Sykes' tearful pleas before a Putnam County judge Tuesday weren't enough to stave off a 15-year prison sentence in a drug-trafficking case that is embroiling the family of missing HaLeigh Cummings. Her mood was in stark contrast to the angry defiance the judge heard in a phone call Sykes made to her mother last month after agreeing to plead no contest to the trafficking charge. "I'm not going to boot camp," she said in the recording played for the court. "I'm telling you right now they think I'm bad now, wait till I get out of that."

Cummings has been charged with five counts of trafficking and Croslin has been charged with eight in the monthlong investigation that began in December. Croslin's brother Hank "Tommy" Croslin Jr. and a friend Donna Brock, also face single trafficking charges in the same investigation.

After Sykes' sentencing, Misty Croslin's attorney, Robert Fields, said it was difficult to weigh what the 15-year prison term meant to his client's case. "I'll have to digest it," he said. "Judges rule on a case-by-case basis and this is a different case."

Sykes and her family were clearly shaken and tears ran as her mother buried her face in her hands. More than half a dozen people spoke in Sykes' behalf, which her attorney, Marcella Beeching, told the judge attested to a "fantastic support system."

Prosecutor Jacquelyn Roys requested the minimum mandatory sentence and said Sykes was an active participant in the drug sale. Roys also played the recorded jail call for the judge, with Sykes profanely railing against any stiff sentence. "Well, stupid us if we let her out, because she already told us what was going to happen," Roys said.

Beeching has 30 days to appeal the sentence.
*Much more at link!

Article:
http://staugustine.com/news/local-news/2010-04-28/cummings-cousin-gets-15-years-drug-case

Angel Who Cares
04-28-2010, 10:50 AM
Hope Sykes sentenced for her part in drug transaction
Wednesday, April 28, 2010 2:20 AM EDT
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Hope Sykes, a relative of Haleigh Cummings, was sentenced to 15 years behind bars Tuesday morning for one count of drug trafficking. Her family looked on as she stood before a nearly full courtroom, turning to peer into the crowd as her grandmother held another family member, crying as the 18-year-old's sentence was announced.

Sykes faced one count of trafficking in Hydrocodone following a monthlong narcotics investigation that led to the arrest of her and four others, including Haleigh's father, 26-year-old Ronald Cummings and 18-year-old Misty Croslin. Sykes was the only one to plead no contest to the charges.

Her attorney sought a youthful offender consideration in an effort to reduce Sykes' sentence. Circuit Judge Terry LaRue said she was not eligible because she was 18 at the time of the transaction and was on parole for possession charges when the arrest was made. "The youthful statute is helpful in many cases to place youthful offenders in which they had no or little control - but that's not the case here," LaRue said.

Article:
http://www.palatkadailynews.com/articles/2010/04/28/news/news01.txt

Angel Who Cares
04-28-2010, 10:54 AM
Video: Cousin gets 15 years 2:34
http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/crime/2010/04/28/ng.sykes.sentenced.cnn

Angel Who Cares
05-09-2010, 09:00 PM
Cummings seeking bond reduction in drug case
Published: Friday, May 7, 2010 at 9:58 a.m.
Last Modified: Friday, May 7, 2010 at 9:58 a.m.
<snipped>
Ronald Cummings, the father of missing Putnam County girl Haleigh Cummings, has requested a hearing today to consider reducing his bond on drug trafficking charges, according to the 7th Circuit State Attorney's Office.

Cummings, 26, is charged with five counts of trafficking narcotics, with bond set at $900,000. A reduction hearing is set for 2 p.m. in Putnam County, but a possibility exists it could be canceled, said Chris Kelly, spokesman for the State Attorney's Office.

Article:
http://www.gainesville.com/article/20100507/ARTICLES/100509550/1118?Title=Cummings-seeking-bond-reduction-in-drug-case

Angel Who Cares
05-09-2010, 09:02 PM
Cummings' bond-reduction hearing canceled
Published: Friday, May 7, 2010 at 12:55 p.m.
Last Modified: Friday, May 7, 2010 at 12:55 p.m
<snipped>
Cummings, 26, is charged with five counts of trafficking narcotics, with bond set at $900,000. A reduction hearing was set for 2 p.m. in Putnam County but was canceled and has not been rescheduled.

Article:
http://www.gainesville.com/article/20100507/ARTICLES/100509533/1118?Title=Cummings-bond-reduction-hearing-canceled

Angel Who Cares
05-09-2010, 09:05 PM
Dad: Misty, Hank 'Didn't Hurt Haleigh'
Parents Of Misty Cummings, Hank Croslin Jr. Talk About Haleigh Case
POSTED: Friday, May 7, 2010
UPDATED: 6:44 pm EDT May 7, 2010
<snipped>
"I know my daughter and son didn't hurt Haleigh," said Croslin, 41, the father of Misty Cummings and Hank Croslin Jr. "My heart goes out to Haleigh's parents, Ronald (Cummings) and all of them. I don't know what happened that day. I still don't know what happened."

On Friday, he talked to Channel 4 for the first time. "They didn't hurt that baby. That's the one thing I can tell you," he said of his son and daughter. "They don't have the heart to do that." "It's like the whole world has condemned us, and we didn't do nothing." "She just cries and says, 'Mom, I don't want to be in here forever,'" said Lisa Croslin, the mother of Misty Cummings and Hank Croslin Jr., of her conversations with Cummings. "Like I told her, there's nothing I can do."

For five months, Croslin Sr. and his 40-year-old wife have called a tiny room home. They stay in a board house in Putnam County and are unemployed. They said they don't think anyone will hire them because of their reputation. "You live one day at a time," Croslin Sr. said. "You just hope you can make it through that day." When asked how much money they have in their pockets, Croslin Sr. said, "Not a penny." Croslin Sr. said: "I think they'll be found innocent, yeah, of not harming her. I don't know what happened -- what they know or what happened -- but I know either one of them didn't hurt that baby."

Video: Hank Croslin Sr. Talks Haleigh Case
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Angel Who Cares
05-09-2010, 09:21 PM
New era, new media, new records shred privacy in sensational criminal cases
Public records begin to distort opinion, right to a fair trial
Posted: May 9, 2010 - 12:12am
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At her sentencing hearing last month on drug-trafficking charges, 19-year-old Hope Sykes was heard in a recorded declaration saying prosecutors "can kiss my - - -" over a possible six-year sentence as a youthful offender. The judge who instead sent Sykes to prison for 15 years never mentioned the comment, but the intent of the prosecutors who played the recording was clear. "They thought it was ammunition against her remorse," Bill Bookhammer, the chief assistant public defender in Putnam County, said of the prosecution. Using defendants' words against them is not a new tactic in courtrooms. Increasingly, however, jailhouse phone calls, images from inmate visits with family and recordings in police operations are aired in public where they can steer opinion.

The undercover drug operation that caught Sykes and Cummings in January was separate from the investigation of Haleigh's case but drew attention because others arrested were Misty Croslin, who was home with Haleigh the night of the disappearance and called 911, her brother Hank "Tommy" Croslin Jr. and her friend Donna Brock. Images taken in undercover cars, of visits between family and those arrested have been widely broadcast since then. "I find it hard to believe that opinions have not been formed by an overwhelming majority of the people in Putnam County," Smith said. Had it not been for Haleigh's disappearance, "few people had interest in another drug-trafficking case in rural Florida," he said. "There are some real dangers of injustice if we do not get a handle on this," he said.

Some, including St. Johns County Sheriff David Shoar, argue that phone calls and visits between inmates and family members are private even though inmates know their calls are recorded. He noted that many people held in county jails have been accused of a crime but not been found guilty. "It's kind of a fine line between privacy and the public's right to know," he said. Hank Croslin Sr., father of Misty and Tommy, said people frequently recognize him and his wife on the street. Both are shown in jail visitation recordings talking with their children. "I don't see how they can get a fair trial here," he said. "If they had a jury trial, I know she wouldn't get a fair trial."

Protection of the process
Under Florida public records law, information gathered by police is broadly available if the agency or prosecutors do not believe it is pertinent to an investigation, which is redacted by the agency. Bookhammer, the public defender, said inmates do not have an expectation of privacy in phone calls and visits. Croslin Sr. said his son will no longer discuss his case in calls home and his daughter says less.
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Angel Who Cares
05-13-2010, 09:45 AM
Ronald Cummings Heads To Court For Drug Charges
Haleigh Cummings Still Missing
POSTED: 6:09 am EDT May 13, 2010
UPDATED: 8:35 am EDT May 13, 2010
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The father of a missing Putnam County girl heads to court Thursday to talk about his drug trafficking charges.

Ronald Cummings will take part in a pre-trial hearing at 9 a.m. in Palatka.

Video: Labs To Analyze Haleigh Cummings Evidence
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