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Crystal Sheffield’s “Haleigh Bug Foundation” is open for business…

March 23, 2009

haleighs-mother-at-conference1The Haleigh Bug Foundation, named for the nickname Crystal Sheffield gave Haleigh as a baby,  has officially opened it’s doors.  It’s a light purple building on US Highway 17 in downtown Satsuma, Florida.  It’s purpose, on the surface, is to bring Haleigh Cummings home.

“Anyone that wants to is welcome to come down here and share information, come down and show their support,” said Jeremiah Ragan, a family friend.  “The focus has just been to get the community back together, to get this going again, get some fuel on the fire.”

Friends of the family say they would like the Haleigh Bug Foundation to become a nationally recognized organization to help mothers who have lost their children.

“Our goal eventually is to develop this into a charity who helps families of missing children, and we want to allot them a certain period where they don’t have to worry about going to work, how they’re going to take care of the bills. We’re also looking for a career path for Crystal too, to keep her mind going…to keep her strong so I was thinking there’s nobody better to head this up than someone going through this themselves and she’s very excited about it,” said Ragan.

Among the many stuffed animals that have been sent to Haleigh and that are housed at the Haleigh Bug Foundation is a stuffed bear named Noah.  When his paw is pressed he recites a poem that caused Crystal to cry.  She was immediately comforted by her friends.

The poem says:

“I miss you so much, that if I try to hold my arms apart to show you how much I miss you I would need arms long enough to touch the Milky Way and I would still fall way short. You see when you’re gone it feels like there’s a window in my heart and I sit there looking out waiting and wondering when you’ll be back. I miss you, because whenever you gave me your hand I thought that God was lending me a hand. When you’re gone I eat alright, but I’ve discovered that a full stomach can be right next to an empty heart.

When you’re gone, it’s not just that I miss you, it also feels like part of me is missing…It’s the silence between the notes that makes the music, and I miss our silences. Because I miss you. I know you’re a blessing in my life Peace and Blessings, Noah.”

Crystal hopes to show the bear to Haleigh when she returns.

read it below–I don’t make this stuff up.


WTF???!!!  Okay, call me cynical, but it’s a mystery to me why these parents of missing children think they’ve found a new career, and are suddenly qualified to become directors of national charities aimed at helping the families of missing children simply because their own child went missing. Would YOU send money to a charity headed up by Crystal Sheffield???  Geez Louise!  What planet do these people live on??????

I’m not EVEN gonna say anything about  the poem the bear recites…..

130 Comments leave one →
  1. the lunitic is on the Grass permalink
    March 23, 2009 9:36 pm

    I would not send em a nickel,that would be like sending money to the Anthony’s so they can go eat at the ritz.
    His wife [say heehaw folks]had sumpthin to do with the taking of this child,as sTooPiD as it is[the wife],dumb and dumber.
    Is there sumpthin in the air or water there,what next!!

  2. greengrass roams permalink
    March 23, 2009 10:45 pm

    Are you fri’n serious???? A career???? A organization…Regan…is a passion, not a job. Shame on anyone looking for a “career” as you quoted, involving an abducted child!! And where is Haleigh in this career? How many people have donated to someone who cannot even write a grant or produce one shred of documents that this is a REAL center and not just a scheme to make money to pay for the lawyer? Sounds to me like there are a few screws loose and I am now waiting for Larry, Moe and Curley to show up.

  3. Stavos Shryne permalink
    March 23, 2009 11:06 pm

    It’s unclear what the contact number is and who’s name do we ask for? Who is in charge? All we know is there is a purple building. I agree with all of the above. Who is this “family friend?” The same media seeker all over the internet with 6 domain names and posts comments on defending himself? Is this the one who claims Art Harris to be “his colleague?” Well, well, I contacted Art and he denies that sales pitch nor has he donated a dime to the center. I am unaware of this name, Jeremiah Ragan, in anything that is substantial. Are there rules? Guidlines? Standards? A Board Running the foundation? Who is monitoring the money or can you just be a friend? Put the fuel in the fire? Sounds like a sales pitch for a club not a center anyone worthy, such as a celebrity, would endorse. This person exhibits sales pitch and advertising abilities for used cars but is there anything worthy in the inventory? If the family friend is such a close family friend, try looking for Haleigh in the woods like Cobra not sit on a chair answering a phone. This will die before the first electricity light bill comes in.

  4. Kiss And Tell permalink
    March 23, 2009 11:29 pm

    WTF??? “The Haleigh Bug Fuundation is open for business.” Ummm, aahhh, duhhh… Read your title loud and clear. “Open for business.” Would that include drugs family firend? Friends of the family say — they would like to be known as a nationally recognized organization. What does the FAMILY say? Crystal needs to keep her mind on her children and fiance. Oh wait maybe she can get married at the Nationally recognozed organization. Backyard trailer weddding vs purple call center. More press. More drama. Dude, you are a waste of good oxygen needed for real authorities who put their life on the line everyday. All in the family.

  5. OOPS SHE DID IT AGIAN permalink
    March 24, 2009 12:28 am

    Crystal, I feel foe u sista’, but have u not learned ur lesson by Ronald McDonald! I’m shocked Jeremiah Regan has the nerve 2 say this is going to be a career. Imagine Haleigh coming home n sittin on his lap? Creeps me out. “Regan” not “RAGAN” is classic bi-polar personality. Read his MO on webslueth. U want good press? Put Regan in the trash dumpster in the trailer park for making the Haleigh Bug Center look like a 5 and dime store. This wack job will be exposed for the sleeze bucket he is.

  6. Cindy permalink
    March 24, 2009 5:43 am

    Way to go Crystal,Keep up the good work. I hope and pray Haleigh is found alive.

  7. itsamysterytome permalink*
    March 24, 2009 8:45 am

    There have to be attorneys, etc. that would be helping them become an organization. I don’t have any problem whatsoever with their setting up some sort of headquarters, and I guess I don’t have a problem with them collecting money–though I believe Ron is the only one that had a job and was working? Correct me if I’m wrong and Crystal worked? It was my understanding that she was on welfare, and if that’s the case, why would she need donations? She still has her same “income”.

    also, is Ron involved in this or is it just the non-custodial parent, Crystal?

    OOPS SHE DID IT AGAIN…Is it Regan and not Ragan? It was Ragan in the article. Also are you sure it’s the same person as on Websleuths? I’ll have to go read about him.

    Stavos–I wasn’t aware this person was all over the internet! Interesting.

  8. halfpint42592 permalink
    March 24, 2009 9:15 am

    Oh this really just gets better everyday… If it weren’t true nobody would believe the craziness. Who in their right mind can focus on number one opening a business to help those whose children is missing when you haven’t found yours yet? Furthermore, you didn’t fight for your children for the three years prior to this baby missing and now we are going to let this woman run a business? You can’t just open a building, have some ideas and say okay now we are an organization. Where are the board members, who does the checks and balances, and where are the documents that made you an organization? Are you funded by a grant? Are you a non profit organization? Is Crystal Sheffield the CEO? A CAREER??? Are you kidding me! There is a child gone and people are opening businesses, getting married, suing for child custody and making abuse allegations. WHERE IS HALEIGH??
    I was slammed all to hell on my blog for questioning the motives of Crystal with the bause allegations, at least Mystery I know I am not alone…

  9. halfpint42592 permalink
    March 24, 2009 9:17 am

    those whose children is missing


    Those who children ARE missing…
    Sorry all but I hate bad grammar…lol

  10. itsamysterytome permalink*
    March 24, 2009 9:27 am

    Halfpint–No, you are NOT alone. I’ve had bad vibes about Crystal for quite a while now. I agree with everything you said. If someone wants to criticize us for feeling that way, fine. The facts are as you stated–This woman not only did not have custody of her children, she lived 2 hours away from them. Where was her concern for their well-being before Haleigh disappeared?

    And I’ll have to watch MY grammer, LOL!!!

  11. halfpint42592 permalink
    March 24, 2009 9:47 am

    Well good Mystery because the responses on my post made me feel like I was missing something. And as far as your grammar, nothing to worry about. It is only a battle I have with myself…lol

  12. ostella permalink
    March 24, 2009 2:12 pm

    Halfpint, I think you were attacked by a bunch of “suicide-bomber” trolls…they came down kamakaze-style with no mercy, I saw that…either that or they were the friends/family of Crystal Sheffield.

    This whole cast of characters is shady to me. I honestly don’t know what to make of any of them. I almost wonder if KidFinders is advising and consulting Crystal regarding her “national charity.”

  13. March 24, 2009 2:25 pm

    This is beyond disgusting! Instead of calling the purple building Haleigh Bug Headquarters, they should call it: SHOW ME THE MONEY HEADQUARTERS!

  14. March 24, 2009 2:29 pm

    This sounds like the AIG of Satsuma! NO ACCOUNTABILITY…and lots of bonuses!

  15. itsamysterytome permalink*
    March 24, 2009 3:48 pm

    I agree, Ostella. I also agree that the whole bunch of them appear shady in one way or another, including Ron. I just wish they would find that little girl.\

    You know, MBFelicity, if they would just keep it as a “headquarters” in the search for Haleigh, I wouldn’t have a problem. It’s just way to early to start thinking about turning it into some sort of national organization and spinning off careers for all of them.

  16. space case permalink
    March 24, 2009 4:09 pm

    The new CEO of the Haleigh Bug Foundation, Jeremiah. He spells his name two ways. What is he trying to cover up? I read on websleuth he is a “Chef” but more details are coming to light.

    He has a lot of titles and his appearance on camera and sales pitch that they will start making money as a career is insane.


    I wonder if Social Service knows she is now collecting donation and if welfare is notified of her cash donations. They should yank all their checks away!

    I am sad for her baby girl missing, but the family is making poor choices in their life when Haleigh has only been missing for 6 weeks. Reminds me of Cindy and George Anothy’s PR man they hired. What next, sell Haleighs Pictures at the “center” “Foundation” Organization”. Can they even get that printed right and what happened to the 24 hours call center? Maybe they will team up with Kid Finders Network and Dominic Casey will tow along his video camera in the woods.

  17. itsamysterytome permalink*
    March 24, 2009 5:25 pm

    space case–

    So THIS is the Jeremiah Ragan that is speaking for Crystal Sheffield?????? R U sure?

    If so, good grief.

  18. ostella permalink
    March 24, 2009 8:18 pm

    So the bear recites that WHOLE epic poem? It’s about as long as Homer’s Odyssey…

  19. March 25, 2009 8:34 am

    Maybe George and Cindy Anthony, and “Kidfinders” will tow their new DONATED $30,000 boat to Satsuma and put it in the water there…”to look for Haleigh.”


    Please God, watch over little Haleigh and keep her safe.

  20. itsamysterytome permalink*
    March 27, 2009 2:07 pm

    Ostella–LOL. I wasn’t gonna say anything about that bear…………..

  21. itsamysterytome permalink*
    March 28, 2009 7:07 pm


    Your post got caught in my spam and I just found it! Sorry!

  22. Genva permalink
    March 28, 2009 10:06 pm

    I would simply ask Crystal and her new found friend (her attorney), where are all her home picture of her little “Haleigh Bug” all the picture she has around her neck, wears on her shirt, has hanging in her new purple business, and posted on her myspace. Are all pictures taken by the dad and his family. If she so loved her babies where are her pictures, any picture of her many one on one visits with her childern over the years. I can’t understand how this can be. She claimed to be the only one caring for her childern, before the dad got full custody. I would think that everytime she had her childern she would be snapping pictures. Or at least I would. And I heard her attorney say the other day on Nancy Grace, that Crystal has been clean free from drugs, every sence she lost her childern. Then why did Crystal state on her old myspace the she had a “mary jane” party for her 23 b-day. Please give me a break, stop all the media games, and go look for your child. Or do you all ready know where she is? Is that why it took her 7 hour to get to satsuma, the day she went missing, and you only live 1 1/2 hours from Satsuma. Also what mother doesn’t go grab her other child and hang on for dear life. This mother never saw her young son JR for over 9 day. He was less than 1/8 mile away. WHY???? Oh and if you think he could ID who took Haleigh why would you put is little face all over the natonal new and internet????

  23. itsamysterytome permalink*
    March 28, 2009 10:37 pm


    Those are all very good questions, and that’s a lot of interesting information that I wasn’t aware of. How do you know it took Crystal 7 hours to get to Satsuma that day, and that all the pictures were taken by Ron’s family? And that she didn’t see JR for 9 days? Did I miss something somewhere?


  24. Genva permalink
    March 30, 2009 7:30 pm

    I live in the area, and was with the family of Ronald Cummings, as a local church member. I asked where was the mother and was told she had not gotten there yet. I asked if she needed assits to get there and was told by the family that they were told she was on her way, but they couldn’t understand what was the delay sence she only lived and 1 1/2 away.The great grandmother later stated the mother had finally arrived 71/2 hours later. As far a the photo, I helped the family get copies off the grandmother and great grandmother computer’s. We took a family member to our local photo center to make inlargement. I was there when the grandmother was asked for copies of the photo’s for shirt and poster and later that day the mother Crystal was giving copies of the photo’s by the grandmother. And we as church family were there to offer all the families pray and comfort. Day after day we saw the young son, I was suprised that the mother did not have her other child in her arms every minute of the day. I only saw the father and his family sheild this young child. Rough 8 to 9 days into the search,the grandmother and I spoke, I asked if the boy was spending time thur out the day with the mother and was told that she had not even made an attempt to see the boy.

  25. itsamysterytome permalink*
    March 30, 2009 7:59 pm

    Genva–Thank you for coming back and clearing that up. I thought maybe you had some first hand information as you were saying things that were not public knowledge. I appreciate you sharing that with us.

    The truth is, for me anyway, that I don’t know what to think. I’ve stated earlier that I have a really bad vibe about Crystal. I also have a weird feeling about Misty. I think she’s not telling the truth about what happened that night. Just a very strange, sad situation. I pray that Haleigh is found soon.

  26. Genva permalink
    March 30, 2009 8:39 pm

    I to had bad feeling for the two women involved in the beautiful childs life. Misty was always quite, and in and out of the family’s tent area. She seems to stay close to her family, even now. I hear now about this new guy, and I wondered myself. I thought she seems to quite and never talk about the night Haleigh went missing. I am afraid that may be she wasn’t home, or maybe someone gave her drugs and she couldn’t pay for them, so that someone took the child till she could pay. Then again I know the family said the weekend before the child went missing that Misty and Crystal’s cousin were hanging out all weekend.This cousin is the person whom introduced Misty to Ronald. So I thought maybe Crystal had her cousin get Misty to leave the home with her, and then Crystal or someone on Crystal’s side of the family came into the home and took Haleigh, hoping to get DCF to find Ronald unable to properly care for the childern ( just like she doing right now), and get the childern taken from the father. Why??????? maybe because she’d was shedule to appear in court on failure to pay her child support. She was looking at some jail time. However after the child went missing Crystal went to the Putnam county court house and asked that the hearing be postponed until after the child was found. this was filed approx 4-5 days after the child was gone. I find that ODD… The hearing was indeed postponed. The warrent was with drawn.

  27. itsamysterytome permalink*
    March 30, 2009 9:13 pm

    I had heard that about Crystal and the child support and also wondered if that had something to do with Haleigh’s disappearance. I also heard tonight on another site that Crystal’s family and friends went this weekend to the Putnam County Speedway selling Haleigh t-shirts, etc. and took donations for the Haleigh Bug Foundation, saying it would help Crystal during the investigation and keep Haleigh’s picture front and center. They said they are planning on attending every fair, festival, etc. they can.

    To me that looks like nothing more than a money making scheme. Very fishy. I just hope the police are also aware of this stuff and are following up on Crystal.

    Misty is just so young. I can’t believe she won’t break soon and tell what she knows.

  28. niecey456 permalink
    March 30, 2009 10:27 pm

    Hello Everyone! I’m up late tonight. I don’t know if anyone is around, but Genva, can I ask you a question or 2? Do you think Ron realizes this stuff? Why did he marry Misty??? I sooo hope and pray that Haleigh is okay. This whole thing has baffled me so. The only thing I’ve ever really been sure of is that Misty knows something and isn’t telling, or she’s leaving something out to save her own behind. I have been praying daily for Haleigh’s safe return.

  29. Genva permalink
    March 30, 2009 11:52 pm

    I heard the same things, the monies go to helping her and her young daughter stay in town. I don’t know how this is legal for her to do, cuz I know that when Jamie Watts( of Watts Funeral Home) set up an account to take donation for the father and young boy JR, The first account had to be closed and another opened due to Florida law stated that only those living in the home with the missing child (Haleigh Cummings)could be on the account. So Crystal’s name had to be removed cuz of the law. Also I know that law enforsement knew about the child support warrent, and the cousin of Crystal’s was hanging out with Misty, over the weekend that the mother Crystal had her visit w/ the childern. Now another quick note, I was at Ronald’s family tent early on when law enforsement stoped by asking for any key’s that was there for Ronald home. The grandmother handed over her copy, only to find out that the officer’s were mistake about which tent they were at. They believed that they were at the mother’s Crystal tent. And they stated the had gotten a tip the the mother (Crystal) had somehow gotten a key to the father (Ronald’s ) home. The grandmther told them that there were only 5 key made for the home. And that the mother should not have one. I never heard wether or not they found one on her. But they did later go get her figure prints and DNA.

  30. halfpint42592 permalink
    March 31, 2009 7:07 am

    Wow Genva: I never heard that at all through this entire investigation. Of course the LE are being very quiet as I am sure alot was learned from the Caylee Anthony case… Can’t wait for this information to be updated..

  31. itsamysterytome permalink*
    March 31, 2009 9:24 am

    Genva–I would think the key thing will be significant. If Crystal is behind all this, that would explain why JR had not spoken of the “man in black” to the Cummings’ family. It was because Crystal planted that thought in his head. I’ve thought from the beginning that Crystal was not the weak, helpless girl that her attorney would like us to believe.

    What is your feeling as to why Ron would have married Misty at this point in time? There’s a lot of criticism out there because he did that and the tattoo.

  32. Genva permalink
    March 31, 2009 11:14 am

    He had requested the local oastor to marry him and her, but pastor Terry felt it was not the right time nor right way to do it. So the got married by a neighbor of Ronald’s great grandma’s whom was a notoriety. I had heard that Misty’s family had placed a gag order due to a the media questioning her, and that the were going to have her move to Michagan with family. I heard Misty told Ronald that , and said she didn’t what to go, I feel Ronald might have been worried that she might just up and disappear and he might never find Haleigh. I believe it was acause of, like they “KEEP YOUR FRIENDS CLOSE AND KEEP YOUR ENEMIES CLOSER” . Now her parents aren’t calling the shots. Look what was the frist think he and Misty did after getting married. “TODAY SHOW”. They actually flew to New York less that one hour after the got married. Then we saw that Ronald and Misty were talking to that Cobra guy. However Misty at the last minute refused to do an renactment with him. check it out on
    And if the rumors are true she had been cheating on him with another local guy, maybe she was looking for away out, maybe Misty and Crystal are in on it together. I feel Misty agreed to marry Ronald think it wouldn’t be able to testify against her. Saddly she is mistaken, cuz in Florida if a child is involed then that spouse protection thing doesn’t apply.

  33. niecey456 permalink
    March 31, 2009 11:23 am

    Hey Genva! What do you think of that Cobra guy, the bounty hunter??? Do you think he’s on the up and up, or a sensationalist?

  34. niecey456 permalink
    March 31, 2009 11:52 am

    I do have to add that if that is what Ron is doing by marrying Misty, I can see that I guess. One wouldn’t want her to disappear. I sure wish she would talk. I’m so worried about Haleigh. I hope she’s okay. Did Ron get the tattoo to maybe keep it in Misty’s face in a way? Do you think???

  35. Genva permalink
    March 31, 2009 11:57 am

    Lord no way, I saw him and he’s such a joke. I believe he is in with
    Crystal’s attorney. Which I feel is why he is in town, that and to make a name for him self. He claim that Casey Anothy’s ex. (Jesse Grund’s) father sent him there,who is a pastor or something. And that drug dealers are footing the bill for all of his expenses. I know William Staubs, aka Cobra, was aressted for numerous counts, for his part in a local man that went to make a donation for Haleigh Bug Foundation.

  36. niecey456 permalink
    March 31, 2009 12:04 pm

    Wow! That guy sounds like a real creep!! I sure hope Ron can get the truth from Misty, or whomever, breaks. I think someone is going to have to have a conscience attack and I’m sure praying the Lord will give them one.

  37. niecey456 permalink
    March 31, 2009 12:06 pm

    Did you hear about Cystal’s car accident? Due to an alleged seizure. She was supposed to have had only one other seizure, 2 days before Haleigh went missing.

  38. niecey456 permalink
    March 31, 2009 12:18 pm

    What do you think of that?

  39. Genva permalink
    March 31, 2009 12:26 pm

    I did and the talk is it was due to oxcontin with draws, but according to Crystal’s attorney, she has been clean for years. However I did see on her myspace/ before her attorney and her myspace make over, Crystal talked about her “Mary Jane” 23 birthday party she had. So someone must have thier facts wrong. I wonder and believe it’s stanard practice that the Putnam County Hospital,draw blood after an accident.

  40. niecey456 permalink
    March 31, 2009 12:41 pm

    Let’s hope so. That’s bad business, and it puts other people at risk when she’s behind the wheel. You don’t think that Haleigh has been harmed, do you??? Do you think Misty, or Crystal, or any of their buddies are capable of such?

  41. Genva permalink
    March 31, 2009 1:04 pm

    Honestly I beleive she is fine. Both sides of the famlies seem to feel the same way. I hope someone who knows how much she is loved is caring for her. I find it odd the neither side has stated who or what did this, or like giving names or ideas. I also found it hard to believe it was random act. Because the grandmother of Ronald stated , Ronald and Misty had only lived in that trailor for 1 month and that Ronald had only been on the late shift for 2 weeks. Before that Ronald lived approx 1 1/2 away from the home, in another trailor own by the same landlord. And he switched to the late night shift because it paid alittle more. So only those close to the family would have known that.
    One more note I saw a copy of a restraining order against Chad(Crystal’s stepbrother/fiancé ) it was for domestic violence against a child under the age of 12 I believe. I heard the Crystal had, had the childern for her schedule visitation Friday 6pm thur Sunday 6pm, and then Haleigh went missing, maybe something went wrong during that visitation time, and someone was afraid she might tell her daddy. Thats why JR wasn’t taking as well.

  42. niecey456 permalink
    March 31, 2009 1:16 pm

    Okay. Is that the one that is related to Misty and is marrying Crystal? I’m confused. I sure hope nothing went wrong and she is fine, like you said before. I hope she is brought home soon and safe. Whomever is responsible doesn’t need to get away with this, because if they do, they could do worse.

  43. itsamysterytome permalink*
    March 31, 2009 1:24 pm


    Do the police know about Chad? (he’s her step-brother AND her fiance?) I assume they do and are checking this all out.

    I hope you are correct and that Haleigh is alive. I felt Ron had a really good idea who had her from day one by the things he said in front of the camera. This is a real mess, and all these people sound like pond scum. You think both families are covering something up, then? Ron’s mother seemed very sincere.

    If that bounty hunter is a piece of work, that would explain why Ron’s mom took him out in the woods like she did.

  44. Genva permalink
    March 31, 2009 1:26 pm

    Chad is Crystal (bio mom) step brother/fiancé . It’s on file in the Baker County Fl.court house. I hope to God, that who every is involved in this pays. Abduction is no joke even if you our family or friend. This baby girl must be missing her brother and grandparants.

  45. niecey456 permalink
    March 31, 2009 1:37 pm

    She deserves to be brought home safely! I pray that LE has a good handle on what has happened so they can solve this soon. Poor Haleigh…………..

  46. itsamysterytome permalink*
    March 31, 2009 1:51 pm

    Thanks again for the info, Genva. I hope you’ll come back and give us updates. I pray that Haleigh’s nightmare ends soon as well.

  47. Genva permalink
    March 31, 2009 1:53 pm

    I do believe both Ronald’s mother and great grandmother are very sincere, I know that Ronald’s mother works for Lake county sheriff department, and has for a while. And she say that she felt who ever has anything to do with this should be locked away, no matter who it is. She also that included Misty. She also said that Crystal the Bio Mom, came to live with her at age 13/14. And it was because her mother and father threw her out. I know that both Crystal’s Mother and Father were aressted in Putnam County for numerous drug charges and drug traffic. The father was fired from law inforcement because of it. They later divorced. and then the Father married a young girl. She was around early 20,s and he in his late 40’s. They had a child shortly afterwards. So no wonder Crystal is a mess.

  48. itsamysterytome permalink*
    March 31, 2009 4:54 pm


    Crystal’s attorney has said there were multiple witnesses that have come forward and made sworn statements saying Ron abused the children. Do you know anything about that?

  49. Genva permalink
    March 31, 2009 5:14 pm

    I spoke with a number of extented family members, on both Ronald and Misty and neighbors that came to the prayer vigils and all stated that they never seen or heard anything. One women the impressed me the most was a lady that owned a daycare center that Haleigh had gone to for along while. She say in all the time that she had Haleigh in her day care, she never saw any marks or notice her acting out in anyway. She said that Ronald or his great grandmother where the ones to pick her up and that Haleigh always ran to her father and gave him a big hug. That Ronald seem to really Love and took great care of her. She stated that she was always clean/ well dressed. Haleigh she said was always happy, however she did seem have health promblems, but when ever haleigh got ill at her daycare, Ronald would rush over to pick Haleigh up. I did find it odd that Crystal’sattorney said that Crystal never knew a any abuse until lately, when all the eye witness came forward. However I seen interviews that Crystal said she saw and and other family member saw Ronald abuse the kids. So which is it DID SHE or DID SHE NOT? I heard one of the witness is Amber the cousin of Crystal that Misty was hanging out with the weekend before Haleigh went missing.

  50. Genva permalink
    March 31, 2009 5:19 pm

    Some wonder does she ( Crystal) protest to much. So is she hiding something one could only wonder. Just as Misty seems to protest to little, is she also hidingsomething?

  51. 1lily1 permalink
    March 31, 2009 5:22 pm

    GENVA: You pose some interesting points. However, even though I live in Houston, Texas, I have been following this story very closely. I feel strongly that Ron killed Haleigh accidentally and Misty is covering for him. He has very mean, cold, insincere eyes. He has shown verbal abuse on the air via various sources. He is an ignorant control freak who chooses to be with teenaged girls because he can dominate them. Crystal WAS one of those girls… BUT I see more love in her eyes and her whole being for Haleigh…she wants her daughter BACK. She wants her son, Junior out of that hell-hole trailer where his little sister had to sleep on a mattress on the FLOOR !
    The truth WILL come out soon, hopefully……
    You also need to study CADAVER DOGS. They ALWAYS ‘HIT’ on decomposition ! POST MORTUM, not bandages of living donors, or other items. I think Ron threw an article of clothing or other item in the dumpster behind the trailer, and the dogs smelled it…..

  52. itsamysterytome permalink*
    March 31, 2009 5:34 pm

    I would assume the lady in the daycare would have gone to LE.

    It sounds kind of like Crystal set Misty up, doesn’t it? (The cousin, Amber that was hanging out with Misty? Wonder if that was all a set up.)

    Lily, I feel the same way about Crystal that you do about Ron. Her eyes are very cold.

    The truth is, no one knows what happened. I just hope LE is on top of all of it, and there will a break in this case SOON!

  53. niecey456 permalink
    March 31, 2009 5:50 pm

    Amen to that!!! I really want Haleigh found soon and safe. Genva, I really appreciate you answering our questions. There are so many in this case.
    I will continue to pray for Haleigh until she is found.

  54. Genva permalink
    March 31, 2009 6:38 pm

    Wow 1lily1 , I hope that Crystal does have that love for her child that you speak of. I question the fact: Crystal see’s her Childern, Friday@ 6pm thur Sunday @6pm bi weekly. that comes out to 4 days a month, or 48 days a year. I don’t know how you could love your childern, yet not fight to see them more, long before now. Plus Ronald has been confirmed to be at work from 3:30 pm till 3:00am. Haleigh was seen alive and well at school that day, she got off her bus alive and health. She was seen playing out side riding her bike by the great grandmother and Ronalds Aunt around 7:30pm when they stopped by to deliver clean clothes to Misty. As well as a number of neighbors confrim they saw her and her brother playing outside. So I don’t understand how you figure Ronald done something so curel. Now as far a the dumpster I agree the a dog hit on it. over 2-3 weeks later. This dumpester is not behind Ronald trailer, it’s over 1/4 mile north of his trailer. It is actual in an adjacent mobile home park. It was their park dumpster .You can not get to it from Ronald trailor without climbing over 8ft fence. That is beside a number of other trailer. Plus they’re was nothing but yard waste and trash bags of house hold garbage. I do believed they should have called CSI in to take some kind of samples from the dumpester, However they didn’t. They just switch the stuff on to a blue trap then to a new dumpster.

  55. I Just Dont Get It permalink
    March 31, 2009 8:21 pm

    according to another blog the “haleigh bug foundation” is not legal, evidently they have not applied to become a “foundation” “organization” whatever you want to call it.

    The child support thing. are these people DUMB, child support DOES NOT GO AWAY… it keeps adding up and up and up… Crystal is still by law required to pay ALL arrerage and current support, just because Haleigh is “missing” support is still accuring. ONLY if Haleigh is dead, does the child support cease.. EVEN IF crystal was to get custody of Jr. (FAT CHANCE IN HELL) she still owes the back child support on Jr… my kid is 26 and BACK child support is still owed on him. all I have to do is sign over the support to him and he would have to go to court and his POS dad will then have to pay my son. so with that said… IF crystal thought that by having haleigh “disappear” that the child support would go away, she is sadly mistaken…. JUST SAYIN… that is all.

  56. itsamysterytome permalink*
    March 31, 2009 8:34 pm

    Genva–I didn’t know the dumpster was that far away and that difficult to get at. So we know she was last seen by the great-grandmother and an aunt at 7:30 that night. I wonder if Misty really had that close of a relationship with Haleigh?

    I just don’t get it! Why am I not surprised???? The foundation thing was ridiculous! And I agree that if Crystal thinks she’s dodged a bullet she’s in for a big surprise with child support thing. If Haleigh is alive, she will have to surface eventually.

  57. Genva permalink
    March 31, 2009 9:33 pm

    itsamysterytome; Not really sure, she is so young, I’m not sure if she really gets want it takes to be a mom or step mom. I know she said that she has been baby setting since she was 11. So I don’t know if Haleigh and JR is just a job, and one that she’d didn’t make money from watching I might add.

  58. MAND permalink
    April 1, 2009 8:41 am

    Genva…Is this boyfriend….fiancee.Chad ..the father of Crystal’s 11 month baby girl?

    I feel this is related to drugs and that Ron and Misty know who took Haleigh or at least know of them that did and why she was taken.I believe if Crystal had anything to do with it it would be the same..she know or suspects who did it.

    I have said this before I believe Ron deals drugs and Misty takes care of business when Ron is at work..Misty could have been lured outside for the reason for Haleigh to be taken. Ron screwed up and is being taught a lesson. There is a large number of Meth dealers in that area and Ron has been a drug record.

  59. Genva permalink
    April 1, 2009 8:31 pm

    MAND, Yes Chad is the father of Crystal 11 mo. baby girl. I find it hard to beleive Ronald was involed , I believe if he knew who had his daughter or why she was taken I believe he would go to LE, no matter if it even meant Jail time for him or Misty. And I can’t honest believe that anyone local would have take this child to teach someone a lesson. They’d have to know they’ll be looking at life, for abducting a child and possible hurting her. Rather than jail time for drugs.

    Also I have seen Ronald’s arrest record for drugs in the past.And agree he has had a drug problem. However I spoke to an co-worker of Ronald’s. He told me that Ronald under goes random drug testing for his job. He works on state contracts as a crane /heavy equipment operator. They have a state inspector that does random drug testing. These test are given monthly. The gentlemen stated they never know who or when they’ll be tested. He also stated that he has had drug testing from the courts. Ronald stated the he has been clean for years and that he has been tested through out his court battles for custody, and he has had custody since 2005.

    I hope this was all about child custody or child support, rather than a random act. However they live in a very transient area,commonly know as a FISH CAMP. This area has alots of driffters, as well as snow birds. I so want to believe she is alive and well cared for. GOD SPEED HOME HALEIGH.

  60. itsamysterytome permalink*
    April 1, 2009 8:42 pm


    Your last paragraph made me shiver. A Fish Camp with lots of drifters? OMG. I hope some drifter has not taken her out of the state. She could never be found. That makes me sick!

    Today on Velez-Mitchell, the police said they felt they were off-course because of all the crap going on with Crystal. That makes me sick as well.

    Thanks for filling us in on Ron’s drug situation. Those are things that are not televised so it is easy to think he could be involved when you hear he has a record.

  61. itsamysterytome permalink*
    April 1, 2009 8:43 pm

    I’m hoping and praying for a miracle for little Haleigh.

  62. niecey456 permalink
    April 1, 2009 8:54 pm

    Me too Mystery, the drifter thing scares the life out of me! Genva, is there a lot of problem with crime right there, because of the drifters? Florida has a lot of problems with that. I live in another part of the state and I know it is very real.

  63. Genva permalink
    April 1, 2009 9:59 pm

    Unfortunately there is, I hate to say that, because to do live here. But this area has a lot of migrant worker, And over the year something know a black tar / and the meth lab are on the rise. We have a lot of farms and fernery. So this bring alot of shady people. They come and work the fields and aren’t the best of characters. Now thats not to say they all are. We have alot of illegal’s that work to help their family, and locals as well. And then the fisherman’s that come here to live on the rivers or island. The St John’s is the only river that flows north. Where Haleigh went missing. If someone took her out by boat, they could have gone North all the way to the ocean with her. Outside of Jacksonville Florida. Or taken her South all the way down to the Okeechobee Swap. Plus the St John has lots of allagator hunter’s that trap in early morning hours. Lord! I hope that isn’t the case.

  64. itsamysterytome permalink*
    April 2, 2009 5:17 am

    Most missing children cases are from within the family. All I can say is that I really hope that’s the story here, and she is safe somewhere while her parents feud it out and that eventually she will be found alive and well. But, the longer this goes, the less likely it is that she is ok.

  65. niecey456 permalink
    April 2, 2009 10:29 am

    I will continue to pray fervently for her safe return.

  66. ethel permalink
    April 3, 2009 2:17 am

    Geneva,are you sure you are not related to Ron I also know someone that lives in Palatka and from what I hear Ron is a druggie who gwts off all charges because of his mothers connection,also you say family members saw Haleigh and Jr. riding her bike outside a 7:30 what did Misty do toss her in the bed at 8 with no bath or anything on school night,dont know about you but myself when my kids were small it took more than 1/2 hr. to coax them in the house and bathe them..guess she went to bed dirty..If you look close at all interviews Ron and Misty are on the nod,obvious opiate use(OXYCONTIN)why does everyone want to bad mouth Crystal,im sure shes not perfect but I dont think Ron and Misty are either….

  67. itsamysterytome permalink*
    April 3, 2009 9:28 am


    I’m not trying to bad-mouth Crystal. I just think all three of them were negligent of those children. I don’t know if Crystal still uses drugs or if Ron does. I think –“THINK” they probably all do drugs, but the fact is until someone tests them and releases those tests to the public, I don’t know.

    The truth is, none of us know what happened–we don’t really have a clue because LE has been very closed mouthed about it all. If Ron did something to his daughter, or Misty or Crystal I hope they are dealt with to the full extent of the law.

  68. Genva permalink
    April 3, 2009 11:10 pm

    ETHEL :I’m quite sure I’m not a family member. I don’t know how or if Ronald got off his past drug charges. I do know that his mother work in Gainesville Fl. so I doubt that she would be able to pull any strings to get her son off anything. I don’t believe that LE works that way.
    From my understanding the childern had already had their baths, Misty was inside maken dinner, when the great grandma and Aunt stoped by. The Aunt said that was why the great grandma had both childern get back inside the home before that got dirty again. The great grandma told the news all this same info. She said she stay a while and watch the childern eat dinner. Then they left. I’m can’t say why Ronald and Misty, nod or acted odd like . I don’t personally know anyone that use (OXYCONTIN). so I can’t say what a person acts like. I did hear Ronald has prescription medication due to an accident. Futher more I’m not trying to bad mouth Crystal, I’ve only stated that NO ONE IS CLEARED. So all the information to all parties should be posted, not only one.

  69. ethel permalink
    April 4, 2009 8:39 pm

    Sorry if i insulted anyone,I do agree that whoever is responsible needs to be punished severely I have helped detox people from heroin ,opiates such as oxycontin,they have the same glazed stupid look
    and slow speech that Misty and Ron have shown in several interviews..To me Mistys story just does not add up too many inconsistensies and then theres her drug party with Whit Boy Greg the weekend before little Haleigh disappeared..listen to his interview on Art Harris..I think it will give you insight as to the type of person Ron left his children with and has since married…God pray for both those children,May Haleigh be returned soon

  70. itsamysterytome permalink*
    April 4, 2009 9:08 pm


    You didn’t insult anyone! I have listened to the Art Harris interview and I agree it is a real eye opener. Obviously, Haleigh and Junior have not had an easy life. I don’t think it would have been any better with their mother. Just a bad situation all the way around.

  71. Genva permalink
    April 4, 2009 9:59 pm

    ethel, Let me start by saying I was not offened or insulted, As I stated I didn’t not really talk much with Misty, she seemed to stay w/ her family alot. Her Dad had gotten out of the hospital and needed her help. I did get a change to see and hear Art Harris interveiw w/aka white boy greg. That goes along some what with what I had heard that Misty and Crystal cousin were hang out the weekend before Haleigh was gone, while the kids were with Crystal. He sound like he’s telling the truth only because he says he was also doing drugs with the girls. Now I noticed you said you’ve helped drug users, how long of an effect would these drugs have had on Misty, and if she was coming down off them on monday, could they have made her violent? Or could they have cause like a hang over effect that she may have slept on day and night?

  72. ethel permalink
    April 6, 2009 2:45 am

    Geneva,in my experience with these type drug users,they will wake up craving and sell their mama to get that drug,heroin is the most addictive drug out there now,people in heroin withdrawal can not sleep,we have to give them sleep aids and nausea meds..cocaine withdrawals on the otherhand can make people very ill tempered and antsy,from what I have seen in Misty and Rons actions my guess would be more opiates(heroin,oxycontin)I know from Art Harris interview with Greg that she was using an assortment of drugs that prior weekend so it would be hard to guess what her state of mind was and if she was going through physical withdrawals from heroin,or not,I am not accusing them of drug use just my opinion and rumor but usually where theres that much smoke theres fire…May God Bless Haleigh and all Family involved in this tragedy…

  73. ethel permalink
    April 6, 2009 2:56 am

    Also Greg said she loved the white(meaning cocaine)now if she stayed jacked up for 3 days on coke then most likely she would be very sleepy and most likely irritable,coke heads can party for 2,3 days without sleep but when the drug is gone they have to crash,its called crash and burn,also i have noticed Misty always has on hoodie,people who shoot the drugs generally will keep arms and necks covered due to track marks,some people shoot in their neck as creepy as that sounds,sadly it is true and intravenous drug users are the most addicted so would by far have the worst withdrawals….

  74. carbon fiber permalink
    April 6, 2009 11:02 am

    MY my, Ethel. That makes me wonder the true reason for Ronald’s neck brace and bandaid. jmo HMMMmmm

  75. carbon fiber permalink
    April 6, 2009 11:31 am

    Wow, a tattoo is a great way to camouflage needle marks in your skin. Come on, Ronnie, this idea is as clever as your marriage. LOL

  76. Genva permalink
    April 6, 2009 2:35 pm

    I must say the bandage in the being cover a lump/cyst. his mother had applyed the bandage w/ medication. She said he has had problem with cyst since he was a child.

  77. itsamysterytome permalink*
    April 6, 2009 4:02 pm

    Thanks for that info, Ethel. I wonder if Misty sleeping off a high, and slept through what happened that night. Or, I wonder if she could be, when on drugs, or coming down off them, capable of hurting someone.

    Genva–thanks for clearing that up for us and for Carbon fiber

  78. itsamysterytome permalink*
    April 7, 2009 12:15 pm

    Genva–It’s our understanding that Haleigh’s great grandmother brought some blankets to the house the night she went missing, but Misty stated to police that she was washing Haleigh’s blanket and the last time she saw her was when she covered her up with it. That seems contradictory to me. Do you know anything about the blankets? Thanks!

  79. Justice4missing permalink
    April 8, 2009 12:26 pm

    It was stated the great grandmother brung clean clothes. I have never seen blankets but I could be wrong. Genva thanks for the tip about Amber. The pieces are starting to fall into place and my research into Amber and Crystal being related will be send to LE.I have noticed that Crystal mom has alot of family in Florida and else where. I will also be sending that to LE.My gut tell me that Crystal side is involved with Haleigh dissapears and its a matter of time before they are found out.

  80. itsamysterytome permalink*
    April 8, 2009 1:22 pm


    I thought that in the beginning, Justice, but no one seems to agree. Some good points were made, like why would Crystal take Haleigh and not both children? Why would she take them at all? What would the point be?

  81. Justice4missing permalink
    April 8, 2009 9:10 pm

    Why does anyone have to have a point. Children go missing everyday there doesnt have to be a real motive.Well honestly it would be easier to get one child away then two.And what better way to get back at your ex and prove he is unfit parent and retain custody and move away.Crystal is still ticked she lost custody and even more so she has to pay support. People have taken children for less then that.Not to mention the women is making a pretty penny off of Haleigh right now.I also want to know how come Chad took out a life policy out on Haleigh shortly before she went missing.The one who screams the loudest is the one who has something to hide.

  82. itsamysterytome permalink*
    April 9, 2009 4:16 am

    Justice4missing–Do you know for a fact that Chad took out a life insurance policy on Haleigh just before she went missing? I would hope that LE is aware of this? That, to me, would be the biggest red flag of all, and would be stupid beyond words on his part.

  83. Lisa permalink
    April 9, 2009 8:27 pm

    People go into these poor family’s cases to get media attention.Jeremiah Regan did not see Snodgrass at the center.They went to this SO’s house and needed an excuse to talk to him,so Cobra handcuffed him,a neighbor called officers,false arrest?Now,this pig could get less time,because if you’re not a police officer you can’t handcuff someone without a court order.I hope it will not hurt the case against Snodgrass and hope he doesn’t get less jailtime.Now,Cobra and Jeremiah have left town.Jeremiah Regan set up the Haleighbug website and he’s gone,they are looking for him on the blogs.Leaving the family without anyone to man the center and run the website.Cobra says he was going in to find Haleigh,he interviewed witnesses the police had already questioned.Now,he is off to Orlando,being a PI for Richard Grund.Richard Grund is now making speaking engagements talking about Haleigh and Caylee,these people want to have thier faces on Nancy Grace and in the media.JMO

  84. ethel permalink
    April 9, 2009 10:13 pm

    Does anyone have info on scratches Ron alledgedly had on his knuckles as well as bandage on neck,wonder if LE verified with Doctor who drained cyst that it was truly that or could they be claw marks from a fight…IMO this guy has a very sort fuse just wondering,just because Mom said it was a cyst does not make it so…

  85. pat permalink
    April 26, 2009 10:21 pm

    I have said from the start that Crystal’s behavior is very odd. It is clear she took at least 6 hours to show up. She pointed at Misty, then at the father (who was at work) and the at a black man in black. She has done everything she can to make Ronald Cummings look bad. A crane operator is random drug tested under Florida Law. In court the judge new she was lying when she accused Ron of abuse. It was basically proven if you read the testimony. I was not aware Chad got a life insurance for Haliegh but if he did that scares me to death. Crystal I hope NOBODY gives her a dime. I read that site before they changed it and it had been all about Crystal. It make me sick. She was on welfare so why does she need all this extra money at this time? An eight hundred number to donate? She makes me so sick. She is lying. She is taking advantage of the situation and has basically made the world hate the father and beiieve he killed his child. What mother would do that? Doesn’t she want people to look?

  86. Anne Ambrose permalink
    April 28, 2009 3:19 pm

    Wow what a crock, poor innocent Ron. He should be locked up, I don’t know whether he is a druggie or not. I do know he is a sexual predator. His mother is a lot of things but sincere is NOT one of them. She moved a young naive Crystal in her home so Ron could use her for sex, at 13! A girl of 13 CAN NOT legally consent to sex! What Ron did was rape, and he continues to go after young girls that he can abuse, manipulate and control. Ron’s mother is such a phoney, any decent grandparent would have taken care of her grandkids. Misty should have been at home with her mother doing homework. Oh wait Misty’s mother is as trashy as Ron’s family. Ron got custody of his kids by claiming she abandoned them. Next step was giving the court a phoney address for Crystal. The bad address was the only way Ron could make sure Crystal would not show up for the custody hearing. No objection by the mother, the father wins by default!!! With NO money to hire an attorney, Crystal didn’t stand a chance. Ron’s decepton made Crystal look bad and that was his goal. Single and broke with no means of getting the case back in court, Ron won the kids. This does NOT mean Ron is the better parent. All this means is Ron is a sneaky, low life, creep who had no qualms about using his kids from the start. Ron NEVER wanted his kids, he wanted to get even with Crystal for leaving him. He is not the first father to pull this crap and he won’t be the last. To bad Haleigh has ended up paying for his crap. The original 911 call told it all, neither Ron or Misty could give the operator pertinent information about Haleigh, NOT EVEN her birthdate. I promise you Crystal would not have had ANY problem with the questions asked. She certainly would have known her the date of her birth!!! She could have also told them, what time she was born, what she weighed and how long she was. Haleigh’s loving father couldn’t even give them the date, so he goes off on a tantrum to cover up for his ignorance. Stepford Mom was NOT any more informed.
    Ron complains because the focus is off of Haleigh, are you kidding me, he decides, just 1 month after his kid disappears, he wants to marry the little druggie that WAS NOT taking care of Haleigh when she disappeared!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Crystal Sheffield looks bad, of course she does, she can’t eat or sleep. She is NOT doing drugs!!! Ron introduced her to drugs, just as he has all these other young girls he beds. The common denominator in all this is RONALD CUMMINGS!!!!! A blind man can see Ron is worthless and evil. He stole Crystal’s kids just like he tried to steal Amber’s child several days ago. The biggest difference between Crystal and Amber is Amber learned from Crystal’s mistakes. Crystal allowed Ron to take the kids for visitation, and he lied and won custody. Amber knew how he screwed Crystal over and knew she would be next if she allowed it.
    Keep talking your crap in here, the evidence is already proving which parent is REALLY CONCERNED ABOUT HALEIGHA. This is just another case of the DSS and the justice system, getting it wrong. MANY kids are dead and buried thru the mistakes of the legal system. We are ALL praying Haleigh has not had to pay the same price!

  87. Anne Ambrose permalink
    April 28, 2009 3:30 pm

    For the record I am NOT in any way connected to either family. I have done the home work. Guys like Ron Cummings are a dime a dozen. He uses every girl he knows and uses his kids as weapons. He should be fixed, NO child should have to end up with him as a father. Crystal Sheffield had problems but the biggest problem she had was getting involved with Ron Cummings.

  88. Anne Ambrose permalink
    April 28, 2009 3:38 pm

    And finally, Crystal Sheffield is not having withdrawl. I defy any ONE of you bashing her to go from February 10th to now with very little nourishment and sleep and see how you look. See how often you pass out. Haleigh’s disappearance has been a terrible strain on her body and mind. She is not well at all. I guess she will have to actually die to get a break from some of you. But then I am sure, she would be accused of a whole new set of sins!!! Crystal may not be perfect BUT she loves Haleigh.

  89. ethel permalink
    April 30, 2009 1:50 am

    Anne,that was very well put.My daughter like Crystal had a guy like Ron,abusive,controlling,he also stole my grandaughter Haley and forced my daughter to go back in order to be with her child.While living together he had filed for custody unknown to her and got it when she missed 2 court dates of course she missed them she had no idea he had filed.She is now living with me at age 28 trying to get herself together but he uses my Haley as a pawn to get his way.God willing we may one day win the War and I hope that Crystal can win also and get Jr. with her where he belongs.I also pray for her Haleigh every night and hope that she is returned to her unharmed.

  90. Phyllis permalink
    May 7, 2009 3:38 pm

    Why would a mother that would not even go to court for her children expect us to give her money? This is stupid.
    I am praying Haleigh will be found alive and safe. I am also praying she will be returned to her Daddy and Misty. They have been there for her.
    I am a mom of 3 and I would walk however far it is if I thought I would Lose my kids and I can’t believe someone would try to make money from this tragedy.

  91. sal permalink
    May 7, 2009 9:59 pm

    That is just another of Crystal’s lies. If you read the court papers it says she responded to the petition for custody. Sorry but she could not have responed to something she did not recieve. Lets see, her other excuses why she could not get to court for custody of her kids were that she did not have transportation and that she could not pay the fee to respond. It sure sounds like court was not all that important to Crystal, it was however important to her mother Marie Griffis, if you read the court record Marie is that one that keeps talking and the judge keeps saying he needs to hear from Crystal. Crystal says she could not get her kids to the doctor because “maybe she just did not want to get out of bed” and is asked why she did not call the dad to take the kid to the doctor (because the dad said he would if she could not)she has some other excuse. I am sorry but whoever believes that Ron pulled one over on the court is just not reading this court record. Crystal lost her kids because she was a cocaine addict. Her fiance Chad is arrested for felony cocaine a year after Ron was granted custody and the reason he sought custody was stated in the record that Crystal had a cocaine problem. Crystal Sheffield did not want her kids, she had little intrest in her kids,
    all you have to do is read the court record. If you do not want to take the time to get the facts, do not bother to comment on how great a mother Crystal is and on how Ron tricked the courts when Crystal had three custody hearings and two judges said that she was an unfit mother.
    Those are just the facts. I think it shows who has the better character that Ron does not go on television and just say Crystal Sheffield is a liar, she lost the kids because she was an unfit mother.
    He has done nothing like that, even though it is the truth and this “mother” has done all she can to make him look bad. I doubt if she took the kid, she did not even care enough about her to know when she was in school and it sounds like the school missed my have been on the weekend Crystal had Haleigh. If you listed to Crystal carefully when she says Ron told her Haleigh could not miss more school, sound like Crystal wanted to pick them up early friday or bring them home late monday and he was allowing this, till he had an issue with Haleigh missing school. Crystal wants money. Everything she has done spells it out and it is very clear. She also does not want to look like a bad mom, she thinks she will look better if she makes Ron look bad, and get more money. How anyone can buy this act of hers is beyond me. It is an act. She never has a real tear, her mascara never smears and it is true that she took 7 hours to show up when her child was missing and she knew police were on the scene. I guess she wanted to sleep in. Bio Mom is the perfect name for her.

  92. sal permalink
    May 7, 2009 10:14 pm

    All you have to do is read the court record. Crystal lost her children.
    Noboby tricked anyone. The judge had no problem sifting though the bullshit of Crystal Sheffield and getting the facts. To bad the media and public do not want to do the same. As far as Ron molesting Crystal, Ron is one and a half years older than she is. Her own mother was convicted of running a drug den. She was on cocaine when she lost her children and her boyfriend (also her stepbrother)has cocaine charges that year that she lost the custody and two years later in 2007. He has a violence on children order in place 2006 till December of 2008. Crystal Sheffield is lying and collecting every cent she can.
    She had no problem taking the focus and putting it where she felt it would serve her, and she put Haleigh second. Something she has clearly done for a very long time, no I take it back, she put Haleigh fourth.
    Herself being first, Chad being second and Cloe “her darling baby” third, Junior and Haliegh “the brats”as she called them came last. She is the worst. I am not a fan of Ron Cumming’s but two judges found him to be the better parent. So much so that they took the kids (who were toddlers)away from her. She was clearly on drugs in her first interviews. I doubt she will stay sober for long. I also think it will be a cold day in hell before she ever gets legal custody, so maybe she or someone she knows did take Haleigh for child custody.

  93. dayton permalink
    May 7, 2009 10:17 pm

    I can’t believe that people actually believe she lost custody by accident. Just read the court record. She has a million reasons she could not get to court and could not get her kids to the doctors.
    She is just such a liar.

  94. itsamysterytome permalink*
    May 8, 2009 5:53 am

    Personally, I think neither of them would win a parent of the year award, but Ron was obviously the lesser of two evils if you factor in Crystal’s husband/stepbrother.

    Art Harris ( is doing a great job trying to keep Haleigh in the forefront and reporting on the family. If you haven’t been to his website, please check him out.

  95. cannon permalink
    May 9, 2009 9:35 pm

    I would just like to say that I was kidnapped last May and I was looking through this site trying to find the Haleigh bug foundation and instead I found all of you critsizing Crystal and her accomplishments.Let me start by saying although being kidnapped as an adult is WAYYYYY different then for a child,I was able to talk my way out of it and to safety plus I knew my abductor a child is not able to think the way we would in a situation like that.So I guess what I’m trying to say is don’t knock her because she didn’t have custody or because she didn’t have a job or because she is living on welfare or whatever your reason being for knocking her she should be COMMENDED for what she is doin for her daughter.You all act as if she was some long lost mother that came out of the wood work when her daughter went missing.She is a mother with a heart no matter who had custody, working or on welfare.If this was you would you like for all these people to be putting you down? She can’t find her daughter!!! So there for she is going to do what she can to either feel closer to her or doin what she can to feel she is still apart of her daughter.Try to show some respect.Ya’ll wouldn’t like it if this was you and your child was missing. Crystal if you get to reading these post then you keep doin what you need to do for your daughter and yourself, dont let any negative people ruine what you have created! CONGRATUALTIONS on “The Haleigh Bug Center”!!

  96. itsamysterytome permalink*
    May 10, 2009 7:12 pm


    I’m sorry you were kidnapped and for the ordeal you must have gone through.

  97. cannon permalink
    May 10, 2009 8:28 pm

    Well thank you “itsamysterytome”, I appreciate that. My story is actually a little like lil Haleigh only I was not sleeping and we dontknow if Halieh was abducted by abductor was waiting for me when I got home from work at gunpoint. once I enetered he said he was goin to kill me my husband and my two girl’s.He held me at gunpoint then forced me into my youngest daughters room at that point he hancuffed and shackled me he waited for my kids to get home and said he was goin to drug them to sleep to their death. I was able to convince him to not do that and to allow me to call my mother and he did.After my mother picked my girls up he took me for nearly 12 hrs.I convnced him to go to a local hospital to seek help and that is when I made my gataway. Now of course this is not the entire story im just giving you the outline.He went to jail after being realesed from the hospital he stayed in jail for a week and was bonded out by his parents.It has been a year now and he is still a free man til we go to trial,the trial has been continued now 8 times!! This man is an ex cop and im sure in the end he will get off on all charges, but in the very end he will have to face GOD. Today I live in fear w/ my family and hope he never returns I have moved away from the city this happen in but it has become a daily rutine to look under beds, behind doors and in closetts.It doesn’t matter how far I move the fear he put in me will always be there.This is a man whom I once trusted with my life and the lives of my children and on May 2nd 08′ the same man had my life, my childrens life and my husband’s in his hands.So yes I get a lil upset to hear of anyone that has been kidnapped especially a child who can’t defend their self and especially while being in their sfety net…their home.I am recieving help,and im trying so hard to find local’s here who will come forward if they have ever been kidnapped to start my own cummunity outreach, but I have not been succsesfull which is probably a good thing cause that would mean not many people have gone through what I have.So until next time all of you be safe and watch closely who you trust!

  98. William COBRA Staubs permalink
    May 10, 2009 10:04 pm

    I sure do like this site. Fianlly some who ain’t scared to tell all. I do not work for KIM I brought her to the case…..and guess what? WHAT CASE? I am a profit C Corp and while i did offer the proper advice to Make this center Non Profit, today it remains PROFIT as far as I can see,,,for every one but me. Yes there was a sheet of expences and some say J.R. stole or miss apro. funds…I did not see that ever and i signed for every dollar HE gave me, some 600.00 or give or take. The 800.00 given last week is a farce and they know it. They want me to not look at certain folks. I was not looking at them for the abduction, rather Fitness as Parents..Isn’t it only fair to investigate Each Parent? My BOSS said look at everyone. Nobody has clean hands. IF THE SO CALLED CENTER THINKS THERE IS SOME SORT OF CONFLIT HERE>>SOON AS I CAN I WILL RETURN YOUR PURCHASE MONEY ROUNDED OFF SAY 750.00 AS A COBRA CANNOT BE BOUGHT….CHECK THE LAW lol

    I do agree this does look like amature hour at the expence of HALEIGH, for that I am sorry for my part in all this bullshit. PLEASE SIGNAL LANE CHANGS LOL

  99. itsamysterytome permalink*
    May 11, 2009 7:12 am


    Who is your boss if YOU brought Kim in? Is she? If so, and she told you to look at everyone, then, I was wrong about her. I thought she was like the attorneys on the Anthony case–trying to advance their own careers instead really being concerned about the child.

    What is up with LE? I have heard they think it is an inside job, yet, it doesn’t appear they are doing a lot or moving very fast to me. It also sounds like the “good ole’ boy” society is alive and well in Satsuma.

    The people commenting on this site have been split–maybe leaning a little towards believing Crystal Sheffield is the innocent long-suffering mother in all this. I personally think that although Ron and Misty are probably negligent, that Crystal and the people around her should be investigated. Something’s off there.
    Sounds like you are starting to feel that way, too?

  100. Demi permalink
    May 11, 2009 1:59 pm

    After months of trashing him, all the Ron fans are suddenly citing Cobra as proof that they were right to suspect Crystal, but I think he has made it clear that he’s referring to the custody battle – not the abduction.

    He said:

    They want me to not look at certain folks. ***I was not
    looking at them for the abduction, rather Fitness as
    Isn’t it only fair to investigate Each Parent?
    My BOSS said look at everyone. Nobody has clean hands.

    It sounds like he is only wanting to do what is best for the kids, regardless of what selfish adults want. Bless him for that.

  101. whisper permalink
    May 11, 2009 8:41 pm

    I found some very interesting info on the postings tonight, always finding something new that has either been overlooked or it takes listening to people closer to the community who’s willing to open up and talk. And, was very happy to see Cobra on tonight. Think that’s pretty good. I can assure you, there are a bunch of us that would really like to pick your brain. I have a question I cannot find an answer to. still remains a rumor. Were there any of Haleigh’s meds or an inhaler missing also from the house when Haleigh went Missing?

    It was rumored and we all know about rumors.

  102. May 11, 2009 8:50 pm

    You have to be kidding me, Crystal is sick alright, she is sick with worry over Haleigh being gone, and all everyone can do is talk about her! Lets just hope no one here ever has a child dissapear, lets see what all comes out about you!

  103. itsamysterytome permalink*
    May 11, 2009 9:13 pm

    Demi– I guess we’re just seeing that statement differently–Hopefully he will come back and clarify it for us.

  104. itsamysterytome permalink*
    May 11, 2009 9:13 pm

    whisper–I would like to have an answer to that question as well.

  105. itsamysterytome permalink*
    May 11, 2009 9:15 pm


    Crystal doesn’t get a free pass just because she’s Haleigh’s mother. IMO they should ALL be scrutinized.

  106. MAND permalink
    May 11, 2009 10:08 pm

    Mystery…I would hope Cobra would come back and answer some of the questions put to him.
    I seen his interview …and he was talking about how he was not receiving any help ..he has been using his own money…not even the local motel will give him a break on a room.
    They have circled the wagons and no info is getting out.
    I still believe Ron and Misty hold the key…Ron screwed someone for drugs..or money and drugs..or he could have invaded someone else’s territory…but whatever it was he knew something was going to happen that they were out to get him…the 911 call when he says he will kill whoever took Haleigh if he catches them before the police get there,,,that was a threat to someone Ron suspected.
    I also think whoever took Haleigh was calling the shots…and Ron was told to marry Misty…he sure as hell didn’t want to marry her that was very plain..Ron took pride in being..the not marring kind..and it would not have been Misty who he had just kicked out of his house a few days before this happened and she in turn went on a filled weekend.Then Ron marries her a few weeks after she had a weekend of sex with White Boy Greg…Ron just is not that kind of guy..he may have continued to use her but never marry her.
    Someone is making Ron jump through the hoops..and he is doing what he is being told in hopes Haleigh will be returned.
    I would like to know if you think the same way Cobra…that is if you are really Cobra…maybe Art Harris would know???

  107. Lisa permalink
    May 11, 2009 10:52 pm

    Well,if Cobra needs money,why doesn’t he see if that Jax warrant is still active for the sister for her driving?Doesn’t that bring in some money?Unless it’s been paid up now.

  108. Lisa permalink
    May 30, 2009 7:18 pm

    Well,I found a site that explains why Jeremiah Regan just disappeared from the Haleighbug center.After reading this article,I wonder if this is why 911 was called to the center at one o’clock in the morning when noone was even at the center every day at that time.This outcome will be very interesting and will it explain all the strange events and rumors put on forums to take away from what was really going on?What kind of lawyer has people posting on forums and people are saying this lawyer even posts herself?This is a very odd kind of a behavior I might add,if it is true.

  109. itsamysterytome permalink*
    May 30, 2009 7:55 pm


    Okay, that was realllyyyy strange! I don’t know who I believe in this case–Staub says some pretty far-fetched things–He kind of lost me on the “bleeding feet” deal. What a mess, and sadly, it doesn’t appear anyone is any closer to finding Haleigh.

    Thanks for the link.

  110. Diamond permalink
    June 1, 2009 11:55 pm


    You are lying. Every case has a spokes person claiming connection to the family to spin crap on the internet. Everything you post here is the same spin everywhere else.

    I think you are one of the Cummings family. Why haven’t YOU told Ronald and Misty to march their fanny to LE and tell the truth? They know what they did. Stop lying and tell the truth.

  111. JustMe permalink
    June 2, 2009 2:36 am

    Diamond why am I not surprised you are here to call someone a liar who speaks favorably about the Cummings? You go site to site with all of your views and your “facts” of the case, we have to wonder where you fall in the Crystal family tree?

    I don’t think Ron had anything to do with this. His past may not be great but people change. Everyone gives Crystal credit for changing (although I’mnot sure who she changed? got another man and another kid that is about it) but of course no way Ron changed. It isn’t like him providing a home, food, clothing, love and time to HaLeigh was him being a good man, it must have been him looking out for himself only.

  112. itsamysterytome permalink*
    June 2, 2009 6:50 am


    Genva says she is someone that goes to church with the great grandmother. Some of the things she has said were NOT, at the time she said them, “floating” around on the internet.

    I agree with you that Misty needs to tell what she really knows, whatever that may be.

    I have said that no one should be considered innocent until it’s been proven they are. Misty, Ron, AND Crystal and her step-brother/ “fiance” should all be put under a microscope.

  113. itsamysterytome permalink*
    June 2, 2009 6:53 am


    I don’t see any real change in Crystal either–other than she’s looking to be the head of this so-called foundation. You are right, a new man and yet another child is not change, it’s following a pattern. I would like to see proof that she is no longer on drugs as well. The courts gave the children to Ron for a reason.

  114. JustMe permalink
    June 2, 2009 11:00 pm

    I agree, Ron didn’t manipulate things as I keep reading. Anyone that actually reads the documents sees that the Judge gave her several chances to prove the children should be with her and she basically said no thanks. But everything has to be blamed on Ron, it is the easy way out now.

  115. TINAINJVILLE permalink
    August 18, 2009 2:31 pm


  116. brenda permalink
    September 22, 2009 11:22 pm

    i keep you all in my prays and i hope one day ones who done this pay! your x will have to also live with fact rather he tells it or not many men who abuse use the children and try to take them he won that and it was to hurt you but fact he have to live with his trying to control and hurt you cost this might never happened if she had been with you! and if it comes out his misty has any thing to do with it and held info back i hope the judges get your son and if your daughter alive i hope you get them back esp… after he married her when everyone thinks she had something to do with it! he should waited to marry her!

  117. sweet honesty permalink
    September 24, 2009 9:35 am

    God is always with Haleigh no matter what!Despite what others want to say about the Crystal,and Ronald there a victims just as much as Haleigh and shrude comets about them will go no-were.Just because evidence back then didn’t make sense then doestnt mean it wont in the future.”WHATEVER IS IN THE DARK WILL COME TO LIGHT” GOD will make sure of that! w.w.j.d.what would Jesus do? now take that backward d.j.w.w DEVIL JUST WONT WIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! May God internely bless and watch over this family. God bless you Haleigh.

  118. Carolyn permalink
    October 1, 2009 10:56 pm

    I have been following this story from the start.I know that drugs can affect the way that parents feel about thier children,because my daughter was addicted and lost her children.They tend to forget the children when they are using the drugs and don’t watch them very closely.I am just wondering if Misty did’t do some kind of drug and wake up to find Haliegh passed and took her to the well .Has anyone checked the well?

  119. itsamysterytome permalink*
    October 2, 2009 9:20 pm

    Carolyn–I’m sorry about your daughter. I hope they are all ok now.

    I can’t be for sure, but I can’t imagine that they didn’t search the area around the house with a fine toothed comb.

  120. Jo Jo permalink
    October 13, 2009 1:01 am

    Crystal is a case against universal health care.

  121. Ashlene permalink
    February 4, 2010 7:42 am

    This is crazy, if all u guys have to say is mean stuff, try writing Misty in jail.. Crystal has tried, she’s the only innocent person in this equation.. She admitted she had a drug habbitt, she lost custody of her kids, and she got clean but could not get them back.. Sounds more like an issue with the family court system as for “family friends” being all junkie losers, that would Ron and Misty’s “family friends” Crystal can’t stop them from being losers, she did everything she could do to better herself, the only problem is that a DUMBASS judge gave the kids to the wrong parent

  122. itsamysterytome permalink*
    February 4, 2010 12:36 pm


    From everything that has been revealed about both sides of the family, those children were almost doomed that something bad was going to happen. They are ALL at fault–that includes Crystal. She is no innocent angel here. The woman was very uninvolved in her children’s lives.

  123. Jill permalink
    April 13, 2010 6:33 pm

    Back Off and Leave Crystal Alone- Ronald has anger issues and has manipulated many situations when he and Cystal was together. Misty was the Last person to Haleigh alive. Misty is trash, a Drug user, an Alcoholic, and only cares about herself. Reading your postings you all sound like trash and quite ignorant, try checking your facts before making accusations against Crystal. Misty and members of her family or some of her friends are to blame for Haleigh missing and most likely being dead not Crystal or her family. Don’t you listen to the News Crystal has been Cleared by Law Enforcement months ago. TRY USING your SPELL CHECK.

  124. itsamysterytome permalink*
    April 13, 2010 8:35 pm


    You are on a post that was written over a year ago. Misty may be all of the things you say she is, but Crystal is a druggie as well–she lost custody of her children. They are all part of a very sad story, and Haleigh Cummings probably never had a chance.

  125. elise~ permalink
    April 13, 2010 9:03 pm

    Ok, I have been following this story pretty much from the beginning.But as a kidnapped victim myself I would like to direct this statement to Crystal. I know what it is like to be kidnapped and the fear that it instill`s in you…as your 5 yr.old child is still missing and possiably deceased; just remember she may have been scared and her last thought could have been her parents and sibilings, you can bet she was not spiritually alone. God loves us all!! children, adults, murderes, kkidnappers, rapist ALL OF US! NO MATTER OUR SIN HIS LOVE IS UNCONDITIONAL. so Crystal I guess im just trying to say ignore the horriable statements people are saying about you and your family.So what if you did drugs..we all have skeletons in our clossets.Keep your faith and if it is confirmed that she has past just remember this she no longer has to suffer in the hell hole we call a world. May God bless you!

  126. May 14, 2010 1:18 pm

    For everyones general info, Ronald Cummings ended up with custody of his and Crystal Sheffield’s children (including little Haleigh) because he lied at the custody hearing. He denied using drugs, and when Crystal told the truth (under oath) and admitted she did, guess who the court awarded custody. Noone is truly innocent in this case,except Haleigh. But while Crystal,who clearly made some poor decisions,is attempting to turn her life around and do the best for her children,Ron is somehow seen by some people as a victim.
    He’s a convicted felon who we should all wish spent a lot LESS time with his children. You’ll never convince me he doesn’t know who’s responsible for his daughter’s disappearance.

  127. tammy permalink
    May 28, 2010 5:52 pm

    please look at these docs I found concerning haleigh alive

  128. mlee permalink
    October 12, 2010 8:57 am

    We’ve now hit the middle of October, Haleigh has been gone for over a year and a half.. What actually has been discovered in that year and a half..
    1. that ron really does sell and do drugs..
    2. that misty is a major drug dealer, even though on tape.. ron was setting the prices???
    3. that misty could drag her brother into the mix and he too, needed to go to prison..
    4. that hope made the mistake of hanging out with Misty the Major Drug Pin, who ronald set the prices for the drugs on undercover video..
    5. that donna as wild as a march hair, made the mistake of taking misty to the doctors in Georgia, and donna had the prescription filled in Va, and then they got the wild idea to bring the drugs back to Florida and sell them in St. John’s County.. Where was ronald when they set the prices on the drugs that day??? maybe if they had misty’s cell phone, that seems to be a mystery of location between TN and Katrina and Crystal Cummings, along with Camera and Wallet.. PCSO could have found out if misty called ron and he set the price on the drugs they sold in St. John’s county.. Bet, the Judge would have loved that one..
    Can you imagine they didn’t turn that cell phone into PCSO? Maybe PCSO decided they didn’t need the cell phone records??

    Best laid Plans of Mice and Men……

    What have we learned of Haleigh gone missing…. PCSO had deemed her a murder.. no evidence.. no dna.. no witness.. No body.. and two Croslins who did not tell the truth about her demise.. Thats it folks.. Thats all we know..

  129. mlee permalink
    October 12, 2010 9:12 am

    Tid Bit!!!

    If I have t o spend another year and a half watching Crystal probe at her eyes to force a tear.. I’m going to pull my hair out..

    Someone needs to tell her.. If they ain’t there, their not going to flow… Now, why she doesn’t nor has see cried big alligator tears in the last year and a half.. I don’t know.. And I’m really tired of people saying that she is overcome with emotion.

    Now, guys I may be old, and I may be a little hard of hearing, and it may well be difficult to read fine print… But, I’m not stupid, and that girl is mucking it up..

    There has not been, there is not currently true emotion coming out of Crystal Sheffield.. Now, that’s it bottom line…


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