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Why can’t they find Haleigh Cummings?

May 12, 2009

5-8-2009 3-13-38 PMSunday marked 90 days since Haleigh Cummings vanished without a trace from a bedroom in her house in Satsuma, Florida.  After a massive search and with an ongoing  investigation, the mystery surrounding her disappearance and the allegations and inuendos from those close to the case have kept Haleigh (some would say –her family, not her) in the spotlight and have left many following the case shaking their heads in disbelief.

“We don’t know for sure what’s happened, but we do know that somewhere down the end of the line there’s going to be some type of crime involved,” Capt. Dick Schauland, a spokesman for the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office, said Friday. (Well, DUH!  Statements like that make me seriously question the intelligence of those in charge of finding this little girl–This young child has been gone for 3 months and no one knows where she is–wouldn’t it go without saying that a crime was involved????)

Aside from general (and in the quote above, idiotic) statements, LE has refused to talk publicly about what investigators might have found out.

“We also have to maintain a criminal investigation and we have to maintain the integrity of that,” Schauland said. “Should we be able to release something that would help us locate Haleigh we would certainly do that even if it would compromise the criminal investigation.”

Capt. Schauland said they are still investigating Haleigh’s disappearance—even though there is other county business his department has to take care of as well.

“Obviously there are other things going on in the county too, but nonetheless the investigators are still working,” Schauland said. “Hundreds and hundreds of interviews have been done, and they are still doing them.”

“Everybody in that whole area within a mile of the house they have interviewed at last three times, and of course with family members they’ve done as many as 10 times,” Schauland said.

The stress on the family has been unrelenting and they all still hold out hope.

On the Cummings side, Ron and Misty Cummings have moved in with his grandmother, Annette Sykes.

“Every day is a little harder,” Ms. Sykes said Friday. “We still have candlelight vigils every night.”

Teresa Neves, Cummings’ mother, said the vigils are open to the public and take place on Front Street in Welaka.

“I just want to thank everyone for their prayers,” Neves said.

As for the Sheffields, Crystal Sheffield, Haleigh’s mother, travels between her home in Baker County and the ” Haleighbug Center” in Satsuma.

“Primarily what it’s being used for is that we are going to pick back up some fund-raisers and keep the word out about Haleigh still being missing,” Kim Picazio, Sheffield’s attorney, said.

“The funds go to keeping flyers printed, T-shirts, keeping the word out in this town and surrounding towns to let them know that this child is still missing and that law enforcement needs any information that could possibly lead to finding her.” (see: to learn more about the Haleigh Bug Foundation…………………)

Crystal recently had several seizures, one of which took place at the center.

“It’s very stressful for her to sit at the Haleighbug Center,” Picazio said. “I can’t imagine after this long as a mom.”

Picazio hired a full-time employee to work at the Center, paying for it with her own funds.

Ron’s grandmother believes Haleigh is still alive and stated simply,

“Whoever has her, bring her home.”

I don’t know about you guys, but I’m really seriously wondering why there have been no arrests at all for anything in this case?  Is the FBI involved in the on-going investigations or is the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office in charge?  Has anyone been cleared?  Why haven’t they arrested Misty Croslin, who clearly has not cooperated fully,  for withholding evidence and changing her story a hundred times  (Is that even a charge?) Has Crystal’s extended family been questioned?  Has Ron’s?  Why has everyone been so closed-mouthed?  Is this case going to go cold for lack of action on the part of the authorities and the lack of cooperation by the parties involved? (I’m not just talking about the families) Lots of questions but no answers.

It all continues to be a A Mystery To Me…except for one thing———————-


read about it below:
From the The Palatka Daily News at: LINK

16 Comments leave one →
  1. May 12, 2009 12:06 pm

    One thing I have very little doubt of: Drugs were involved …. and drugs will make people say and do things that they would never do if they were sober!

  2. 51viking permalink
    May 12, 2009 12:23 pm

    They can’t find Haleigh Cummings because her dad, Ronald Cummings and his teenie bopper wife, Misty Croslin refuse to tell the truth, therefore they impede the investigation. My theory is Misty was on her drug and sex binge prior to Haleigh’s disappearance, Ronald was stressed out and begged Misty to come back home to watch the kids while he was at work. While he was at work, Misty called him and gave him the usual “Haleigh won’t mind or listen” Ultimately, Ronald comes home and strikes Haleigh, killing her. Too much force was used, not knowing the final blow would ultimately kill his daughter. Misty covered for Ron with the promise that he would marry her and give her a family life. That is why Misty cannot keep her stories straight. It’s not about the drugs, the prostitution or any of that. Why else would Teresa Neves and Annette Sykes cover for Ronald and Misty like this? There is no other explanation and until le can break either Misty or Ron, there will be no finding Haleigh.

    Watch this tribute video to Haleigh, it’ll make sense then.

  3. itsamysterytome permalink*
    May 12, 2009 2:17 pm


    I think you are right on there.

  4. itsamysterytome permalink*
    May 12, 2009 2:19 pm


    Interesting theory but I just don’t believe Ron and Misty are smart enough to have completely covered their tracks. There should be physical evidence of some kind to point to them.

  5. MAND permalink
    May 12, 2009 4:41 pm

    Mystery… I think there is a good old boy network in place…officials ans some LE may be involved..thus no arrests…this seems to be the way they do things there..Ron has been charged various times on drugs but no charges are brought and no jail time..the same with White Boy Greg..and quite a few others..I think Ron ripped someone off..drugs and money..he was warned and they took Haleigh to teach him a lesson and to show him who was in charge..listen to the 911 call when Ron threatens that if he finds who took Haleigh before the police get there he will kill them…that was a threat to someone Ron suspects. I think Ron was forced to marry Misty..he clearly was not the happy groom..he totally ignored Misty. Ron was told to marry Misty and shut up…they used the strong armed tactic..making Ron dance when they say dance. Ron is not the type that would marry someone like Misty..especially when he had just kicked her out a few days prior and she was having sex and doing drugs with Greg…Ron may use her but NEVER MARRY HER…she’s a whore..but what better way to belittle someone like Ron?
    I think there are some important people involved in this and they have circled the wagons to strangers…I’m sure the FBI is working on it but they will have to take it from the beginning and look into everything and that will take quite a long time.
    If there is a good old boy drug–prostitution..cartel….you’re talking some big money and they are not going to give it up…not without a fight…JMO.

  6. 51viking permalink
    May 12, 2009 8:46 pm

    Mystery, thanks for the reply. However, how do you know le has no evidence? Just because they haven’t revealed their hand, does not negate the fact that they have evidence. They have even stated evidence was collected and removed from the home. They also tagged the evidence and left a receipt for Ronald to go through as to what items they took out of the home. In that they have evidence, they obviously do not have a body nor do they have the amount of evidence they feel comfortable with, to make an arrest. Ronald has only been cleared for the 8 hours he was at work, nothing more, nothing less. Anything could have been possible before Ron went to work as well as after he came home from work. Ron and Misty are responsible for this little girls disappearance, mark my words.

  7. ostella permalink
    May 13, 2009 11:49 am

    Shananigans afoot…

    I agree with Mand. Crooked cops and drugs, drugs, drugs are in this picture…

    Somethin stinks in Satsuma indeed. The whole town needs an enema…

  8. niecey456 permalink
    May 13, 2009 3:56 pm

    I think they have “circled the wagons”, as Mand has said. I don’t understand why they can’t arrest Misty for lying to the police, and obstruction of justice, and child neglect/endangerment, just like Casey Anthony. She was the person last seen with the child, and she was responsible for her well being and she after 30 hours of talking to LE, was said to have inconsistent statements. Last I checked, when the stories change and contradict each other, that is lying. I really hope the FBI is involved in this, as I’m terribly afraid that Satsuma could be a very to itself kind of place that is full of drugs, and prostitution, and God knows what else, at least in that little click, and I worry if there could be people of power involved. So scary.

  9. Ethel permalink
    May 15, 2009 2:56 am

    Interview today on Haleighbug has filed papers per KP to go NON-Profit,it was nice interview and I commend them for trying to keep Haleigh’s face out there,someone needs to, seems like the Cummings Clan is just waiting on someone else to find her but IMO maybe they are not looking because they know where she is why look??

  10. KAYB permalink
    May 18, 2009 9:43 pm

    n the meanwhile, Christina “Nay Nay” Prevatt was taken off suicide watch and later released from the Putnam County Jail on a bond from Chuck’s Bail Bonds. That bond was secured by Daniel Bass, the owner of the alleged crack house/whore house you just saw in the video. Bass is a registered child sex offender….and so is Chuck, Charles Ingram, of Chuck’s Bail Bonds. The once-jailed former Palatka police officer transfered the ownership of his operation to his wife, but he still participates in the business.

  11. May 24, 2009 1:50 pm

    These comments are all very interesting as they sound like one of those Who Dunnits but the thing is Ron did not kil haley in a fit of rage and neither did Misty.

    The other day I was looking at a picture of the trailer that Haleigh was taken from and I touched the picture and I saw a villan (white) running from the trailer towards the railroad tracks and he had a car parked across the tracks and I believe that is why the tracker dog I read about in an earlier story went to the tracks and stopped there.

    I believe the villan took the little girl in a vengeful move against the father and I saw him traveling south then I heard the words Ocala and while I can’t prove it I believe the Villan who took Haleigh to be the cousin that is reported to have had an altercation with Ron and he took Haleigh to seek vengance and i believe Haleigh has been Killed because she has appeared to me from the Spirit World and this is a Psychic Message and while I can’t prove any of this as no psychic can I believe it to be true.

  12. itsamysterytome permalink*
    May 24, 2009 4:59 pm

    That’s very interesting, Rosemary, and it will be interesting to see if your “vision” proves to be true.

  13. May 25, 2009 12:45 am

    After I made my comment above yesterday I went to the search and came upon a story published in the Jacksonville paper where they interviewed Misty’s mother and she talked about the same thing I published from what she knows about the situation as she knew and she talked about this cousin and how there was an altercation between he and Ronald and the cousin said well Ron will get his.
    She says in the interview they should bring the cousin back and make him talk and I was so surprised to see that she was saying exactly the same thing that I got in my psychic information when I meditated on the case early on and the information came to me in bits and pieces just as it does when I meditate on all the lost and murdered people that I have ever meditated all the way back to l986.

    I saw O.J. simpson in a psychic message kill Nicole Simpson and her friend and I saw Scott Peterson kill his wife after a fight and knew every step he took after killing her and I learned all these facts on the first day Lacy went missing.

    This is not any sort of bragging but to say I have been doing this for a very long time and it always turns out the psychic information I get from the Soul Records is always a replay of the events.

    My information says that Casey Anthony was not present when her daughter was murdered but some of her associates killed her and Casey only became panicked and helped dispose of the child and that she can’t involve the others because of threats against others if she talks and I am waiting myself to see if she gives up the others in this case or if she takes the rap by herself.

    Both Caylee and Haleigh have visited me from the Spirit World and in the spirit world they have been gone a long time in their world and both are adjusting well and both have visited their relatives they love but the spirits of the murdered never rest until they s ee their killers caught and punished but they do eventually forgive their killers I believe once they are behind bars because the spirits of the dead have many in spirit who help them to adjust.

    And for those who want to know the father of Caylee is the young man who was killed in the traffic accident and I saw him once with Caylee in Spirit shortly after she was killed and so these two children have the spirits of their dead realtives and guides who meet them soon after their deaths and help them and then the guides give psychics like me and others this kind of information so we can help catch the killers.

  14. itsamysterytome permalink*
    May 26, 2009 8:30 am


    The allegations against Misty’s cousin were made in February–nothing more has been said about that, and LE has supposedly cleared him.

  15. May 26, 2009 9:34 am

    I believe if they have cleared the cousin then they might as well stop rying to find the killer because they have already let him go, because according to my psychic information that came to me shortly after I read the amber alert and before I ever knew about the cousin as posted on these boards my source in the spirit world pointed to the cousin and the reason he did it and then after I rea d all the things I was reading about the cousin as posted on the internet I knew that I had to try to get someone to face the fact this cousin has to be revisiited and do whatever they can like lie detectors or whatever they can to try to get the truth out of him otherwise Haleigh will never find justice for what was done to her.

    On the day that Ron and Misty got Married Haleigh appeared to me from the spirit world and she had a fancy blue dress on and said she was going to the wedding.

    Since then she has appered no more and I believe she is happy they got married and doesn’t want people to blame them for what happened to them because these things happen to many families and sometimes we have no way to protect against preditators who are out to do harm, they wait for their chance then they strike and we cannot let them take a beautiful childs life and not pay for it because who knows who else they will have a beef with that they could kill out of vengance.

  16. itsamysterytome permalink*
    May 30, 2009 7:59 pm

    Rosemary–sorry it took so long to respond. It’s been one of those weeks.

    LE has certainly kept whatever they know under wraps in this case. I have to believe if they had enough evidence on anyone they would have already arrested them. Hopefully, if the cousin really did do this, he will slip up and get caught.

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