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    Former Tenant talks about Haleigh's Trailer

    SATSUMA, FL -- The floor creeks, the back door sticks and makes a scraping noise, and you can feel other people walking in the house.

    That's how Dr. Jessie Smallwood describes the mobile home where 5-year-old Haleigh Cummings disappeared.

    Smallwood lived in it nearly a decade ago.

    When we called him this morning -- 1 week since Haleigh was reported missing -- Smallwood says it "shocked" him and "chilled" him to know his old home is now at the center of a massive search that's made national headlines.

    http://www.firstcoastnews.com/news/a...1566&catid=295







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    Smallwood remembered the house and said its floors were noisy. He said if someone was walking inside, he could hear them even if they were on the other side of the house.

    "Someone could not carry the child out of that house unless someone was in a drunken stupor, and not hear that child being taken from that house," Smallwood said.

    http://www.firstcoastnews.com/news/a...1562&catid=295

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    This confirms my suspicion that the GF was either in a stupor (drugs / alcohol) or absent.

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    From the beginning, many of us have believed she left the house. I still think that scenerio is the most logical.

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    What I don't understand about the home is this...

    I read in a comment from the landlord that Ronald had lived in a different trailer, next to him, before he moved into this one. The landlord then indicated that Ronald expressed interest in getting another trailer, so each of the kids could have their own rooms, so the landlord rented THIS trailer (the current one, from which Haleigh disappeared) to the family.

    Well, here's my question: If Ronald and family specifically moved into this trailer so each of the kids could have their own room, then WHY is everyone sleeping in one room? I heard tonight on NG that a toddler bed was in Master bedroom, too. She also indicated that one of the rooms was used as a playroom. Wouldn't that leave one extra room? I wonder what was in it, that they could each have their own rooms, if this is why they specifically moved?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tabbykiki View Post
    This confirms my suspicion that the GF was either in a stupor (drugs / alcohol) or absent.
    Yes, it confirms my suspicions also. What is Misty hiding?

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    Quote Originally Posted by babycat View Post
    What I don't understand about the home is this...

    I read in a comment from the landlord that Ronald had lived in a different trailer, next to him, before he moved into this one. The landlord then indicated that Ronald expressed interest in getting another trailer, so each of the kids could have their own rooms, so the landlord rented THIS trailer (the current one, from which Haleigh disappeared) to the family.

    Well, here's my question: If Ronald and family specifically moved into this trailer so each of the kids could have their own room, then WHY is everyone sleeping in one room? I heard tonight on NG that a toddler bed was in Master bedroom, too. She also indicated that one of the rooms was used as a playroom. Wouldn't that leave one extra room? I wonder what was in it, that they could each have their own rooms, if this is why they specifically moved?

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    The kids do have their own rooms. I am betting they were having a a hard time adjusting to sleeping alone. Especially if the trailer was as dark as what Dr. Smallwood said it was.

    They said the kids were afraid of the dark. Perhaps they were scared to sleep in their own room or they slept in the room with Misty on the nights daddy was working.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tabbykiki View Post
    This confirms my suspicion that the GF was either in a stupor (drugs / alcohol) or absent.
    I absolutely agree. I'm so glad Rev. Smallwood has come forward with this valuable information about the house.
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    Smallwood described the master bedroom where he things they were sleeping. He says there was a garden tub in the corner. What the heck is a garden tub? Is there no connected master bath for the room?

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    Quote Originally Posted by txsvicki View Post
    Smallwood described the master bedroom where he things they were sleeping. He says there was a garden tub in the corner. What the heck is a garden tub? Is there no connected master bath for the room?
    I used to live in a double-wide that had what they called a "garden" tub. It was my favorite part of the house - not any longer than a standard tub, but deeper and more oval in shape - SUPER comfy.

    Edit: At least at my old place, this was in a bathroom that was attached to the master bedroom, it should be noted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by darlin gal View Post
    The kids do have their own rooms. I am betting they were having a a hard time adjusting to sleeping alone. Especially if the trailer was as dark as what Dr. Smallwood said it was.

    They said the kids were afraid of the dark. Perhaps they were scared to sleep in their own room or they slept in the room with Misty on the nights daddy was working.
    Okay, thank you. I haven't seen this stated anywhere. I just heard the Grandma say tonight that the toddler bed was in the master bedroom. Do you know, off the top of your head, when exactly they moved to this particular trailer? I thought I read 4 weeks ago, but I can't seem to find it anywhere...or the landlord's name....

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    Quote Originally Posted by babycat View Post
    What I don't understand about the home is this...

    I read in a comment from the landlord that Ronald had lived in a different trailer, next to him, before he moved into this one. The landlord then indicated that Ronald expressed interest in getting another trailer, so each of the kids could have their own rooms, so the landlord rented THIS trailer (the current one, from which Haleigh disappeared) to the family.

    Well, here's my question: If Ronald and family specifically moved into this trailer so each of the kids could have their own room, then WHY is everyone sleeping in one room? I heard tonight on NG that a toddler bed was in Master bedroom, too. She also indicated that one of the rooms was used as a playroom. Wouldn't that leave one extra room? I wonder what was in it, that they could each have their own rooms, if this is why they specifically moved?

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    Id bet everyone is sleeping in one room b/c there is a TV in there. I'd say one in living room, one in bedroom. who knows. Maybe Haleigh and Ron are scared to sleep alone, especially when daddys not home..

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    So, if a garden tub is in the corner there must also be a sink and toilet. A bathroom. Surely not just a tub out in the open in the corner of the bedroom.

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    Quote Originally Posted by txsvicki View Post
    Smallwood described the master bedroom where he things they were sleeping. He says there was a garden tub in the corner. What the heck is a garden tub? Is there no connected master bath for the room?
    I didn't quite understand that either unless he was talking about the master bathroom!
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    Definately a master bath, Id bet money. The mobile home would have a master bath if they would go to the expense of having a garden tub. It may mean there is a shower also. My master has garden tub, shower, and double sinks....But I am in a home, not trailer...I dont see a bathtub in the corner of a bedroom..

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    Even 20-year-old 2-bedroom mobile homes have master baths.

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