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Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Misty Croslin Not Home Night Haleigh Vanished?

Putnam County Investigators Release Details Hoping To Pressure Stepmom
Tuesday, September 22, 2009

PALATKA, Fla. -- Its been more than seven months since Haleigh Cummings disappeared...

Putnam County investigators said Haleigh's father, Ronald Cummings, called home from work several times (20 according to news reports) trying to reach his 17-year-old girlfriend, Misty Croslin, who was babysitting Haleigh and her younger brother. No one answered, according to deputies...

According to deputies, Cummings then called Croslin's family looking for her and asked her brother -- Hank (Tommy) Croslin Jr. -- to go check on her and his kids.

"Ronald calls numerous times, Hank says that he answered that call from Ronald, which we know that was made ... It was Ronald saying, 'Go check on Misty,'" Putnam County Maj. Gary Bowling said. "He said he complied with that request and Misty did not answer the door. The house was dark and quiet."

Putnam County investigators got that information last Thursday night during an interview with Hank Croslin Jr. while he was in custody on a grand-theft charge unrelated to the Haleigh Cummings case...

"He tells us that he made a good effort to see if someone was home," Bowling said.
The investigators said Croslin's statement casts more doubt on his sister's story that she was home watching movies that night with the two kids.

"What we need is for Misty to come down here and tell us the truth," Bowling said...

...Misty Croslin-Cummings and her attorney...said they question the credibility of her brother. They have not been getting along and she currently has a restraining order against him.

Field said if they want to talk to Misty Croslin, they should contact him, not try to pressure her by releasing information to the media.

Bowling said Hank Croslin's interview had nothing to do with the search of a pond south of Palatka that began the next afternoon. That search was generated by an unrelated tip and the timing was purely coincidental.

Authorities ask anyone with any information about Haleigh's disappearance to call the Putnam County Sheriff's Office at 386-329-0800 or the FDLE's Missing Endangered Persons Information Clearinghouse at 888-FL-MISSING. A $35,000 reward remains in place for Haleigh's safe return or a tip that leads to the conviction of whoever was responsible for her disappearance.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This little girl cannot still be alive after 7 months missing. What happened to the $70,000 reward that was recently posted? Now, I notice it is only $30,000. Did someone take back their reward money? Can't the police ask Haleigh's brother what happened that night? He should remember if he was home or at a party?