In a press conference this afternoon, Putnam County Sheriff Jeff Hardy said Equusearch had left to go to the another missing child search. Was it for missing Dominick Arceneaux?
SATSUMA, Fla. (AP) — Authorities in north Florida have scaled back their search for a missing 5-year-old girl who vanished from her home last week and a volunteer search group has ended its efforts.
Putnam County Sheriff’s officials said they sent about 50 officers Monday to an area that had not previously been searched after receiving a tip on Haleigh Cummings’ disappearance, but nothing was found. The agency has since scaled back its search. Meanwhile, volunteer group Texas EquuSearch has suspended its efforts to find the little girl who disappeared early Tuesday.
This is the post on their website regarding an update to the Haleigh Cummings search.
02/16/09 It’s a quiet morning here at the command center, and the crowds are gone. Law enforcement and Texas EquuSearch have announced that the massive search effort for Haleigh Cummings has been suspended. We are currently loading up to head home for Texas.
We are leaving with tears in our eyes and pain in our heart, for we have not found Haleigh yet. However, we are also leaving with many new friends and much hope…for we have met a lot of new people and seen the best that people have to offer. This search effort has brought out the best in mankind. When tragedy struck this small community of Satsumah, the residents responded. Our members and volunteers have been treated with the utmost care and respect and we are so very grateful.
All for the love of a child, strangers and neighbors alike have come together in a massive labor of love. Thank you, from the bottom of our hearts, to each and every one of you who participated in every way in this effort.
Continue to keep Haleigh and her family in your thoughts and prayers.