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2010.06.22 - Today's Current News - ***NO DISCUSSIONS HERE PLEASE ***
Haleigh search netted old bone
By Kristin Chambers
Published: Tuesday, June 22, 2010 1:26 AM EDT
Authorities confirmed that a human bone was discovered at the Shell Harbour boat ramp in April where a search for Haleigh Cummings was conducted, despite earlier saying no human remains were found.
Mike Warren, director of the C.A. Pound Human Identification Laboratory confirmed that the bone was not related to Haleigh Cummings and was believed to be of a Native American.
The 3 day search for the child ended on April 15, and located items were sent to several independent labs for analysis.
Sheriff Jeff Hardy said no body or human remains were found relevant to the Haleigh case and the status of the case had changed from a missing persons investigation to a homicide.
Following rumors that Haleigh's body had been found in the search, the Putnam County Sheriff's Office on April 21 issued a statement saying deputies "had an anthropologist at the scene that identified all 'biological' items that were recovered as being non-human."[/B]
Greenwood said Monday's statement was issued "to clear up any misunderstandings."
Greenwood also repeated Monday that the Haleigh case is still considered an active investigation and continued the department's practice of not discussing the lingering case.
"Specific information regarding items recovered during searches, or the details of forensic examinations, cannot be discussed at this time," he said.
In January, Ronald Cummings, Misty Croslin, Hank Croslin Jr., Hope Sykes and a former search volunteer Donna Brock of Orlando were arrested following a month-long narcotics investigation into the trafficking of prescription pills.
They remain in jail today.
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