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5 year old Haleigh stolen in the middle of the night.

11 Feb

Haleigh "Doodlebug" Cummings

Anyone with information about Haleigh’s whereabouts is asked to call the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office at 386-329-0808.

Haleigh Cummings is missing from Satsuma in Putnam County, Florida. She was last seen when put to bed Monday night at 10pm- wearing a pink shirt and her underwear. She has blond hair and brown eyes, she’s 3 feet tall and weighs about 39 pounds. Haleigh’s father was working a night shift and his live in girlfriend put Haleigh to bed. When she went to check on her shortly before her dad was to arrive home- she was panicked to find the child missing. When Ronald Cummings, her father, came home he found the back door to the mobile home open and he immediately called 911. Ronald said his daughter, nicknamed Doodlebug, is afraid of the dark and would not have wandered off in the night.

The case was just classified as a stranger abduction today even though an amber alert had been immediately issued. It seems the authorities were initially investigating the potential for a family custodial dispute type abduction. But as of today- its been ramped up and the search for this little girl is massive. Tim Miller, the founder of Texas EquuSearch, has been in contact with Putnam County officials and said volunteers are on the way. What a hero! Some volunteers may drive and others may fly to Florida today or tomorrow, he said. Another excellent searcher and apparent advocate for missing children, bounty hunter Leonard Padilla is also rushing to help. He and his nephew bounty hunter Rob Dick are planning to drive the 80 miles north, where a command center has been set up to search for the missing girl.

Anyone with information about Haleigh’s whereabouts is asked to call the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office at 386-329-0808.

The black flag w/the A denotes Green Lane in Putnam County.

The black flag w/the A denotes Green Lane in Putnam County.

There are more than 40 registered sexual offenders in the area. Yuck. Her father said on the 911 call- I hope you find whoever did this before me, bc if I find him I will kill him and spend the rest of my life in jail. Here’s a great site where you can type in your address and find out the number of scumbags living near you. They are color coded w/the red ones (which sadly seem to be the most plentiful) being the ones denoting sex offense against a child.

Investigators seem to be really interested in the crawl space under the house. I wonder if someone had been watching and hiding there? Search dogs are combing through woods in the area, and divers are searching the nearby St. Johns River.

Officials said Haleigh’s mother, Crystal Sheffield, 23, was in Baker County near the Florida-Georgia state line at the time of her daughter’s disappearance. Everyone is cooperating w/authorities and though custody has been contentious in the past authorities are not treating this as a custodial abduction– a stranger apparently came into the home in the middle of the night and just took the child.

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