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Haleigh Cummings, is missing and possibly endangered according to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE).


 

(CNN) — A Florida court has approved the divorce of the father of Haleigh Cummings, a Florida girl who disappeared in February, and the girl’s stepmother, a key witness in the case.

Ronald Cummings, 25, cites irreconcilable differences in ending his short marriage to his 17-year-old wife, whom he married more than a month after Haleigh went missing from her father’s home in Satsuma, Florida, on February 9. Cummings has made several public pleas for information in her disappearance.

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Searching for updates on the disappearance of Amber Dubois, the Escondido, Ca. teen who was last seen on February 13, 2009, I ran across these articles “Despite split, teen’s family trying to stay focused ” and “ESCONDIDO: Governor offers $40,000 for arrest in Amber Dubois case

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger offered a $40,000 reward Thursday for information leading to the arrest and conviction of anyone responsible for the disappearance of missing Escondido teen Amber Dubois.

With Amber’s family offering $60,000 for the safe return of their daughter and the arrest of anyone responsible for her disappearance, the reward money in the case is now $100,000.

If you have followed the cases of Caylee Anthony and Haleigh Cummings, you may have noticed a familiar name, Michelle Bart. At one time, she was the spokesperson for the Anthony’s and Kid Finders Network. Apparently she is now a public relations specialist hired by Amber’s grandmother, Sheila Welch.


In phone interviews Tuesday, the parents said Welch has taken too much control over the search, hiring a public relations specialist against their wishes along with a private investigator.

“The whole thing is pretty ugly,” McGonigle said, adding that her mother has refused to allow for an accounting of what she estimates is $30,000 raised for the Amber Leeane Dubois Trust, which is controlled by the grandmother.

Welch said she has offered to sit down with Amber’s parents to discuss the trust but said they have refused to meet in person. She noted that her efforts have been driven by a sole purpose: To find her granddaughter.

The family’s split, she said, has not prevented her from moving forward on her own search.

Michelle Bart, the public relations specialist hired by Welch, said it’s unfortunate some of the family’s divisions have become public. She said the split has eaten away at her time, at least. When the parents criticized Escondido police earlier this month, for example, Bart had to explain that her camp still very much supports police efforts.

“I’ve used most of my time in the last two or three months doing damage control,” Bart said. “Amber should be the only priority. It should have nothing to do with fighting over a trust.”

Moe Dubois, Amber’s father, acknowledged there are strong family fractures. At times, the family’s message has been distorted by Welch and Bart, he said.

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Police are draining a pond in Palatka, Fl that apparently had not been previously searched.

SATSUMA, FL — Lots of activity in Putnam County has led to dozens of calls into First Coast News, claiming the body of Haleigh Cummings has been found.

Officials tell First Coast News they are dredging a pond in Palatka, but will not confirm if it is related to a search for Haleigh.

At her home in Welatka, Haleigh’s paternal great-grandmother, Annette Sykes told First Coast News’ Jennifer Lindgren she’d gotten word of police activity in the Stokes Landing area south of Palatka.

Sykes says raced to the scene, to find deputies and investigators working in the woods. When Sykes questioned the investigators and asked if they were looking for Haleigh, she says they would not give her a yes or no answer, and told her she could not get any closer to the scene.

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Haleigh Cummings went missing from her Satsuma, Fl. home on Feb 10, 2009. The last known person to have seen her, Misty Croslin-Cummings, denies any involvement in her disappearance. Authorities are now looking into reports of a possible sighting of Haleigh at an Abington, Ma. Walmart. One distinguishing feature on Haleigh’s face is a small brown spot near her right ear.

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Hunt for missing Fla. girl leads to Cape

A nationwide search for a missing Florida girl came to Massachusetts over the weekend, when Sunshine State authorities traveled to Cape Cod to question a couple in the disappearance of Haleigh Cummings.

Investigators interviewed Timothy Croslin and his wife Saturday as they searched for clues that might help them find Haleigh, 6, who disappeared from her Satsuma, Fla., home on Feb. 9, according to Putnam County Sheriff spokesman Lt. Johnny Greenwood.

Croslin’s sister, Misty, 17, was the last person to see Haleigh. She told police she tucked the little girl into bed the night of Feb. 10 while her boyfriend, and Haleigh’s father, Ronald Cummings, 25, was away at work.

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On March 25, 2009 an AMBER Alert was issued for Haleigh Cummings which remains in effect.

Haleigh was last known to be sleeping in her home, in the area of Hermit’s Cove in Satsuma, Florida, on the evening of February 9, 2009. She was discovered missing during the early morning hours of February 10, 2009. She may still be in the local area. Haleigh’s ears are pierced.

Update 08-27-09: According to a news reprots from First Coast News in Jacksonville, Fl., Misty Croslin took a recent lie detector test. These werethe questions asked and answered.

Here are the four questions Miller says were asked to Misty on August 19, followed by her answer and the polygraph result:

Question: Did you intentionally withhold any information regarding Haleigh’s disappearance?
Answer: No
Result: 99% deception

Question: Do you know what happened to Haleigh?
Answer: No
Result: 99% deception

Question: Do you know where Haleigh is now?
Answer: No
Result: 95% Deception

Question: Do you know who took Haleigh?
Answer: No
Result: 42% deception

Divorce for Ronald and Misty Cummings?

PUTNAM COUNTY, FL — Ronald and Misty Cummings appear to be headed for divorce.

According to Ronald Cummings’ family law attorney, no paperwork has been filed, but the marriage will not last much longer.

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Haleigh Cummings is believed to have disappeared from her home in Satsuma, Florida, approximately 75 miles east of Gainesville, during the early morning hours of February 10, 2009. Reportedly, Haleigh was last seen asleep in her home the night before she was discovered missing. Unfiortunately events surrounding her disappearance often distract from efforts to find her.

Ronald Cummings arrested for burglary, battery involving brother-in-law

Ronald Cummings, the father of missing Satsuma 5-year-old Haleigh Cummings, was booked into the Putnam County jail at 1 a.m. on a felony charge of burglary with battery.

Cummings is charged with fighting with a brother-in-law late Wednesday.

He was released on $12,004 bail at 1:11 p.m.,according to the Putnam County jail’s booking desk. Cummings bail was set at a first appearance this morning.

He was arrested about midnight.

Reports from the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office and Cummings’ family say the arrest came following a fight between Cummings and his wife’s brother at her house.

Putnam County Report on Ronald Cummings Arrest

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While the Florida Department of Children and Families clears Ronald Cummings of any suspected child abuse, several hundred children remain missing in the “care” of the State.

Haleigh Cummings’ father cleared in DCF abuse investigation

Ronald Cummings, the father of a Putnam County 5-year-old who has been missing for five months, has been cleared in an abuse investigation conducted by the Florida Department of Children and Families. His missing daughter, Haleigh Cummings, remains among the active AMBER Alerts at the NCMEC.

Haleigh Cummings has not been seen since she was reported missing from her Putnam County home on Feb. 10.

On Thursday, Ronald Cummings’ attorney announced in a news release that they had been notified the DCF investigation had been closed with no evidence of abuse.

There are 300 Children listed as Missing at the Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF).

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