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A 4-year-old child from Satsuma, FL Haleigh Cummings, is missing and possibly endangered according to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE). She hasn’t been listed at the NCMEC.

A missing and endangered child alert has been issued in Putnam County.

Authorities are searching for Haleigh Cummings, a 4-year and 5-month old girl last seen in the Hermus Cove area of Satsuma about 3 a.m. Haleigh was wearing a pink shirt and underwear, according a Missing Child Alert.

She is described as 3-feet tall, white with blonde hair and blue eyes, weighing 39 pounds.

Authorities said Haleigh’s father returned home and though there was another person in the residence, discovered that his daughter was missing

If you have any information concerning the whereabouts of this endangered child, contact the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office at (386) 329-0808.    Florida-Times Union 

Update: An AMBER Alert has been activated at the FDLE site and she is now reported to be 5 -years-old. There is also now an AMBER Alert at the NCMEC.

It was changed to an Amber Alert shortly before 11 a.m. EST.

Why was an AMBER Alert issued for Haleigh but not for Adji Desir, who went missing in Southwestern Florida, when neither reportedly have any witnesses to an abduction?

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Update 4:00 p.m. EST: In a news conference authorities suggested the child had been sleeping in the same bed as the girlfriend.  Apparently, the girlfriend,  Misty Croslin, went to use the bathroom and upon her return the child was missing. There was allegedly a 2-year-old sibling in the same room however, the spokesperson declined to disclose the gender. The back door to the mobile home was also open but when asked if it was broken into, the spokesperson didn’t answer.  

 The Orlando Sentinel has since reported the sibling is a 2-year-old boy.

The double-wide trailer on Green Lanewhere Haleigh lived with her father, Croslin and a 2-year-old brother showed no sign of forced entry, according to Lt. Johnny Greenwood of the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office. A back door was ajar, sheriff’s Capt. Steve Rose said.

Lonely little brother waiting for Haleigh

SATSUMA – Ronald Cummings Jr. will turn 4 years old Sunday, a birthday his family isn’t sure they’ll remind him about.

First Coast News:

Haleigh’s father told First Coast News he came home from work and discovered his daughter missing.

“She’s afraid of the dark,” said Ronald Cummings. “She didn’t leave my house. Somebody came in my back door and stole my child while I was at work.”

Mr. Cummings said when he came home he found signs of forced entry to his home, but investigators with the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office said they didn’t find anything to suggest a break-in.
The sheriff’s office said Haleigh’s bedroom door was open when her father’s girlfriend woke up to go check on her at about 3:45 a.m.
Investigators haven’t said what stirred the father’s girlfriend at that hour, but authorities say she called 911 when she discovered Haleigh missing from her room.

News4Jax:    911 call

Haleigh was last seen in her Satsuma home on Green Lane with her 2-year-old brother and her father’s 17-year-old girlfriend. The girlfriend told police she put the children to bed at 10 p.m. Monday but when she awoke at 3 a.m. to use the bathroom Haleigh was missing and the back door of the home was open.

Update 02-12-09 According to Fox News:

Ronald Cummings, told FOX News’ Greta Van Susteren that Croslin was watching his daughter while he was at work as a crane operator.
According to Cummings, Haleigh had gotten up to use the bathroom. When she didn’t return, Croslin went to look for her and noticed the back door was open.
 In another statement from the same article:

Cummings said his girlfriend was awake and frantic after she found Haleigh was gone. But in the police report, obtained by FOX News, Cummings reportedly told officers that his “dumb bitch girlfriend” told him Haleigh was gone when he got home from work.

The 17-year-old called 911 for help as Haleigh’s father returned home from an overnight shift at work:

CALLER: I just woke up and my back door was all open and I can’t find my daughter.

DISPATCH: Can’t find what?

CALLER: My daughter.

DISPATCH:Ok. When did you last see her?

CALLER: Um, we just like, you know, it was about 10 o’clock. She was sleeping (inaudible).

DISPATCH: Ok. How old is your daughter?

CALLER: She’s 5.

Haleigh’s father and grandmother are pleading for the safe return of their little girl. The 5-year-old girl is described as having blond hair and brown eyes, is 3 feet tall and weighs 39 pounds.

DISPATCH: OK. What was she last seen wearing, Ma’am?

CALLER: She was in her pajamas. We were sleeping.

DISPATCH: OK. Alright, you said your back door was wide open?

CALLER: Yes, with a brick. Like, there was a brick on the floor. Like, when I went to sleep the door was not like that.

DISPATCH: Was your back door locked do you know?

CALLER: Yes. The back door always stays locked.

FATHER: I just got home from work, my 5-year-old daughter is gone. I need someone to be here now. I’m telling you. If I find whoever has my daughter before you all do, I’m killing him. I don’t care. I’ll spend the rest of my life in prison.

DISPATCH: It’s OK sir, we got them on the way. Can you give me a description of the pajamas she was wearing?

FATHER: I don’t (expletive) know I was at work.
 

Abduction now suspected for missing Putnam girl

Investigators say a continuing collection of evidence home points away from homicide

 Last night Ronald Cumings and Misty Croslin appeared “On the Record” with Greta Van Susteren. There seemed to be conflicting accounts concerning the back door use, deadbolt and the position of the beds the children were sleeping in, Missing Haleigh’s Dad and His Girlfriend Address Polygraph Test Questions ‘On the Record’

“We do believe it is an abduction,” Maj. Gary Bowling of the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office said today.

He said soon after investigators arrived at Ronald Cummings’ mobile home early Tuesday to search for daughter Haleigh Ann-Marie Cummings, it appeared she did not wander off.

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SATSUMA, Fla. – Officers and volunteers in Putnam County called Friday a productive day in the search for Haleigh Cummings.

More than 200 volunteers with the search-and-rescue group Texas Equusearch headed out into the woods on horseback, ATVs and on foot. Investigators said the day’s efforts turned up “items of interest.”

“We did discover some items of interest. I can’t go into detail as to what those items are,” Putnam County Sheriff’s Office Capt. Rose said in an afternoon news briefing. “We are very hopeful that she is alive … and we are looking forward to a very positive outcome.”

‘Items of Interest’ Found to be Insignificant to Disappearance of Haleigh

SATSUMA, FL— Chief Rick Ryan with the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office said that the items of interest found yesterday have been analyzed by the FDLE crime lab and found to be insignificant in the disappearance of 5-year-old Haleigh Cummings.

Update 02-16-09:Sheriff Jeff Hardy and Special Agent Dominick Pape held a press conference but would not elaborate about evidence or to links about a possible sex offender with ties to Tn., another with ties to the Croslin family or to Chad Eugene Reynolds other than to state he was an absconded sexual predator but not a person of interest.

Update 02-17-09 Steve Rose, of the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office, declined to describe the new information Tuesday in the case of Haleigh Cummings.

Police Have ‘New Leads’ in Disappearance of Missing Florida Girl Haleigh Cummings

Update 02-17-09    A press conference was held at 4:00 p.m. E.S.T.

There was nothing significant mentioned other than Haleigh was not wearing a pink shirt as initially reported which now is in the hands of FDLE; their sitewas updated at 2:00 p.m. E.S.T. to reflect the change in the clothing description. They are asking for tips to be called into the CrimeStoppers tipline 1-888-277-8477.  Her poster heading has been changed to reflect ENDANGERED though authorities downplayed the signifigance suggesting the word might solicit more tips.

Police are believed to be following a lead concerning whether Misty Croslin was even at home at the time of Haleighs disappearance which could raise additional questions.

Update 02-19-02: Putnam County Sheriff’s Department has made an arrest of a sexual predator, Timothy Randolph Loucakis. They said he is not presently a suspect but was in violation of his GPS monitoring boundaries. The residencial address he lists at the National Sex Offenders Registry is approximately .8 mile from Haleigh’s home.

There was also a possible sighting of Haleigh outside Knoxville, Tn

Update 02-20-09:Last person to see missing Haleigh appears on ‘Today Show’

Misty Croslin, the last person to see Haleigh Cummings before the 5-year old vanished 11 days ago, appeared on the Today Show this morning and answered some questions about her involvement in the case.
In recent days, rumors have circulated about a relative of Croslin’s who was in Satsuma at the time of Haleigh’s disappearance, but has since return to Tennessee, and officials with the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office have confirmed that they have spoken with the man.
Today Show host Matt Lauer asked Croslin, 17, if she thought the relative had anything to do with Haleigh’s disappearance.
“I really don’t know, I don’t know if he did or not,” Croslin said.
That’s an interesting way to answer the question,” Lauer responded. “I think that a lot of people might say that, ‘No I’m positive that person had nothing to do with Haleigh.'”
“I’m not quite sure at all no.He’s a criminal pretty much, he’s been in trouble his whole life. I don’t trust him,” Croslin replied, adding that she hasn’t spoken to the relative since he left Satsuma.

Update 02-22-09: In every press conference, the Sheriff’s Office Spokesperson tells the media the only story is the recovery of a missing child which apparently frustrates them and still they wonder why.

Florida Times UnionTennessee cousin not a suspect in the case

Fox News Missing Florida Girl’s Family: Pedophile Cousin Took Haleigh Cummings

There are now reports that Haleigh’s younger 4-year-oldbrother told authorities and his mother his sister was abducted by a man dressed in black. Authorities are investigating the lead, but it does raise the question, how can two children be awakened by an intruder yet Ronald Cumming’s girlfriend Misty Croslin remained asleep? The Sheriff’s Office has also suspended their daily briefings.

The reward for information leading to her safe return is now $25,500.

Update 02-26-09:  Authorities are searching a construction dumpster located approximately 1/2 mi. from Haleigh’s home after a cadaver dog apparently “hit” on the dumpster.

Cadaver Dog Focuses on Dumpster in Haleigh Search

The emptied everything out. It took about two hours. And just a few minutes ago police came outside and said they found nothing. They found no evidence, no dead animals. They have no idea why these dogs hit on the dumpster.
 
Police said they have several new leads in the disappearance of a 5-year-old Florida girl after interviewing individuals they had missed during earlier sweeps of her neighborhood.

“We were able to come up with several good leads that we are following up on today,” Rose told reporters. “At this time we cannot discuss the nature of those leads.”
 
Capt. Steve Rose, of the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office, declined to describe the information Tuesday in the case of Haleigh Cummings.

 

Update 03-03-09: Psychics Providing Tips in Search for Haleigh

SATSUMA, FL — It’s day 21 and there is still no sign of five-year-old Haleigh Cummings.
Police say they have received more than 2,000 leads, including 100 tips from psychics, but none of them has led to the child.

Update 03-09-09: A month after Haleigh Cummings went missing, First Coast News is reporting her father Ronald, has proposed marriage to his 17-year-old girlfriend Misty. The two have apparently dated 7 months. Misty was the last known person to have seen Haleigh the night of her disappearance. Admittedly, some initial thoughts were concerning spouses testifying against each other if they are involved however, neither has been implicated concerning Haleighs disappearance nor are they considered persons of interest. The wedding is scheduled to take place Thursday March 12th in a private ceremony at Dunn’s Creek Baptist Church in San Mateo  (church disclaimer), the same church which has been holding vigils for Haleigh.

Update 03-10-09: The reward for the safe return of Haleigh and conviction of her kidnappers has been raised to $35,000 after a donation by the Jacksonville, Fl. based Justice Coalition. In addition, the CBS show “Without a Trace” will mention her story when it airs tonight at 10:00pm ET/PT. She is the featured missing child case.

View other previously aired persons in the archives.

PALATKA, FLThe father of Haleigh Cummings has asked his teenaged girlfriend to marry him.

Ronald Cummings, 25, popped the question to Misty Croslin Sunday night at Chili’s, with several family members around them.

She said yes.

Outside the Putnam County Courthouse where Croslin and Cummings went Monday to get the paperwork for a marriage license, Croslin showed off her ring.

“Everybody’s probably going to take this marriage thing the wrong way but it’s not,” said Croslin. “Everything’s still focused on Haleigh. This is what Haleigh wanted. She’s always talked about it.”

 Update 03-17-09:  There is a new headquarters to receive tips and a website for missing Haleigh http://www.haleighbug.com

It wasn’t too long ago there was a Team Trenton Command Center. If you click on the donation link you see this message.

 The site may be under construction but is the intent to help find Haleigh or to support Crystal?

Update 06-03-09: Haleigh center moves to Baker County

First white, then purple, now white again, the Satsuma “Haleighbug” building on U.S. 17, named for missing child Haleigh Cummings, stands vacant – at least in Putnam County.

Due to seizures, Crystal Sheffield, Haleigh’s mother, can no longer drive from her home in Baker Coun-ty, Kim Picazio, Sheffield’s lawyer, said.

“It’s about the mother and the missing child, so we just decided to move it to her,” Picazio said.

The Haleighbug Foundation became a registered nonprofit organization in early May, and will now be run out of Baker County on the family’s hay farm.

 

 

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Here are some random stories on psychics in the headlines.

ST. CLOUD (FOX 9)— Police have found no connection between a now-deceased Milwaukee man who told his psychiatrist he killed a child, and the abduction of Jacob Wetterling in St. Joseph in 1989…

…”When we met him, he came to us suggesting that he had some psychic interest in helping us find Jacob,” says mother Patty. “And we listened to anyone back then who thought they could help find Jacob.”

 

Psychic Says She Sensed Caylee in Wooded Lot

Meanwhile, a psychic said this week she sensed that 2-year-old Caylee’s remains were in the wooded area where they were found last month.

  

The skull and bones were discovered in a bag a half-mile from the Anthony family home in Orlando by a water meter reader, Roy Kronk, who says he called investigators months earlier about a suspicious find there.

Psychic detective Gale St. John, who will star in a forthcoming reality show called “The Body Hunter,” told MyFOXOrlando.com she was drawn to the same area on the same day in August that Kronk was — and caught her hunch on video.

  

New psychic added to Jaliek Rainwalker search

The Find Jaliek Rainwalker Task Force, led by the boy’s grandmother, announced “internationally acclaimed psychic medium” William Constantine plans to “visit key points in the case and speak with those who are connected to the case.” He will work free of charge, according to the statement.

Stebic case remains a mystery

Police continue to investigate Lisa’s disappearance, though new leads on her whereabouts have been few and far between.

This summer a psychic joined investigators working on the case, though police have yet to receive any helpful tips from beyond.

In a story which required no special gifts, did you see this story about a 9-year-old girl was found by using cell phone GPS coordinates and Google Map’s street view? Next time it appears amazing how much someone knows about an area without ever having traveled to the location, it might make you think twice.

Google Street View helps find kidnapped Mass. child.

Update 01-14-09On the Nancy Grace show last night Ginnette Matcia Lucas claims she was the person speaking on the phone with Dominic Casey as he searched in the video for Caylee’s remains. Unfortunately she stated Verizon has been unable to verify the call took place. Perhaps Mr. Casey’s cell phone bill will have a record of the call.

According to this WESH News article her call didn’t lead him to her remains.

Dominic Casey has said he did not find any remains in his search of the woods. He photographed trash, beer bottles, old tires, even a toilet and turned that over to law enforcement.



Update 04-17-09:
Psychic searching for missing boy

COLLIER COUNTY: The search for a missing Immokalee boy gets help from an unlikely source – a person who claims to use psychic powers to find missing people.

Gale St. John says she’s helped track down dozens of people over her 30 year career. Now, she will use her mind to try solving this mystery.

“I’m not here for the media. I’m not here to create a circus. I’m here to find Adji,” she said

According to her website she is also working on the case of Haleigh Cummings offering this “insight”:

Gales feelings

Feel of confusion
Didn’t get feel of death at first not crossed over
Friend of family close to family
Felt shifting 1st night place to place
Feels west
Circle of deceit
Topics unsaid
Family knows who involved
See’s # 82
Players in case
No draw to cousin Joe
Something in air changes coming several more cases like this
No drugs involved
Family dramatics
Money issues
No kiddie porn

In an the case of missing 3-year-old Tangena Hussain, who was last seen at approximately 9:00 p.m. on October 2, 2008 at the Marathon Gas Station in Detroit, Michigan, a psychic claimed to know where her body was and contacted Detroit police.

Site Searched In Tangena Hussain Case

Detroit police searched the area of Interstate 94 and French Road, on the city’s east side after a psychic named Ed Dames contacted them about a month ago.

Detroit police Commander Paul Welles said Dames told them he had an ESP skill called remote viewing.

“He sent a Google map that shows us the area,” Welles said. “He said he’d like to come out, he feels strongly that the body was hidden there.”

Police said they offered to help Dames search the area, but that he went to the site later on his own.

“It caused some concern that he would come and not solicit our help,” Welles said. “At least get him to the location, show him around, and then be there if indeed he found anything.”

Police said Dames insisted that he had a hunch about the area and told police to check two drains, roughly 18 inches in diameter.

Police said they searched with a cadaver dog but found only trash.

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Several months ago a psychic was “called in” to search for Cori Baker who was missing and presumed murdered in Tulsa, Ok. He was unable to provide any tangible clues as to her remains. In the disappearance of Caylee Anthony, now it appears to be Gale St. John’s turn in the spotlight.

The psychic detective picks up what she calls a person’s signature.

“It’s the signature that you would leave when you walk into a room and leave. If I put a blindfold on and each one of you walk in the room after I’ve been near you, I can tell who you are. You leave that vibration, that signature. Some of the things we do is going on a blind drive where you dont’ look at streets, you go completely on signature. Tracking and following just like a dog would track, only instead of smelling it, we feel it,” St. John said

Does that same signature often accompany a check?

Video wftv9.com

Update 10-29-08 Thousands Of Pages Of Tips Released In Caylee Anthony Case

After going through almost half of the 1,800 pages of tips that were released late Tuesday afternoon, Eyewitness News found only two that have not come from psychics. One of them told investigators that Casey killed Caylee’s father, whoever he is, and the other believes to have seen Caylee in June in Wyoming.

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For those of you who missed my broadcast on the radio show Catholic Answers Live, and would like to listen, here are the links to listen to the archived audio.

The subject matter was Refuting Psychic and Occult Charlatans. I covered the issue of psychics and missing people.

Real Audio: http://www.catholic.com/audio/2008/Real/ca080404b.ram

MP3: http://www.catholic.com/audio/2008/MP3/ca080404b.mp3
 
Many blessings,
 
Kelly Jolkowski, Mother of Missing Jason Jolkowski
President and Founder,
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Read our Voice for the Missing Blog
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Jaliek Rainwalker is a 12-year-old child missing since November 1st, 2007. Many question the circumstances surrounding his disappearance. A visit to  the blog According to Kim  or the organization Find Jaliek and it doesn’t take psychic abilities to understand he has many supporters very concerned about him and the actions of those reported to have seen him last. So how helpful is what these two psychics told Newschannel 13?

“What I felt from him was an old soul, very sweet natured little boy, intelligent,” said one psychic.

They found similarities in their readings immediately. The psychics are speaking out now because a new reading is consuming them.

 “I feel like because the stress level of the case is very high in the house the children might be in danger,” she said.

The abduction of Trenton Duckett last year had a few people asking on the Trenton Duckett blog why or if the family had sought the assistance of a psychic.

Orlando Sentinel  Psychic ‘tips’ fail again — what a shock

Maggie Giono is a clairvoyant who “channels” to look for missing children, sells real estate and is according to the article above, provided one of 76 psychics tips received by Leesburg Police.

“There are no cases in which a psychic unequivocally helped find a missing person,” wrote Dr. Michael Shermer, the publisher of Skeptic magazine and a columnist for Scientific American. “The equivocation comes in where a psychic may make dozens of guesses, in which one of them turns out to be right, or where a psychic may say something generic like, ‘I’m getting a body of water.’ What does that mean? The ocean, a lake, pond, swimming pool?

In the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) publication “When Your Child Is Missing: A Family Survival Guide” they offer this advice

Psychics

Keep an open mind — and a closed pocketbook — when considering the use of a psychic. Most parents are desperate to try anything, but they need to understand that there are very few true psychics. Many are fraudulent or, at best, misguided individuals who want to help so much that they have self-induced visions. Hearing their sometimes negative dreams and visions can cause undue stress, a loss of hope, or an unfounded sense of hope. If you are considering turning to a psychic, remember the following tips:

  • Ask someone close to the family to record any psychic leads, because the information is usually distressing. Give all such leads to law enforcement.
  • If any lead is highly specific, such as a particular address, insist that law enforcement check it out. Follow up with law enforcement to find out the value of the lead.
  • Never allow a psychic to go into your child’s room unattended or to take items without making arrangements for their return.

Regardless of whether some psychics have true visions, any purportedly psychic dream may be an actual observation by someone who is afraid to get involved. That is why even psychic leads need to be checked out whenever possible.

Visit the Missing People Podcast site and click on Missing People Podcast – additional audio where you will find various interviews concerning missing children. Among them you will find a link for “StopSylviaBrowne” a site founded by Robert Lancaster. There he questions the role Psychics have played in any missing child cases.

Visit Project Jason-Voice for the Missing  and read what one parent of a missing children has to say in this  Psychics and Missing People Series

The Case of the ‘Psychic Detectives’ Joe Nickell

Note:

Psychic investigators from a popular American television programme are flying out to Portugal in an attempt to solve the mystery of missing Madeleine McCann.

Three clairvoyants from the hit show Haunting Evidence will travel to Praia da Luz in a bid to find the missing four-year-old.

According to the Telegraph

So far the McCanns have received 1,500 offers from psychics hoping to find Madeleine

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The abduction of Trenton Duckett had a few people asking on the Trenton Duckett  blog why or if the family had sought the assistance of a psychic. Some posters specifically mentioned Sylvia Browne but why?

On January 12 2007, fifteen-year-old Shawn Hornbeck was found alive after having been missing for four years.

Three years before Shawn was found, his parents – Pam and Craig Akers – appeared on the Montel Williams show to ask Sylvia Browne’s help in locating their missing son. She told them Shawn was dead.

In the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) publication “When Your Child Is Missing: A Family Survival Guide” they offer this advice

Psychics

Keep an open mind — and a closed pocketbook — when considering the use of a psychic. Most parents are desperate to try anything, but they need to understand that there are very few true psychics. Many are fraudulent or, at best, misguided individuals who want to help so much that they have self-induced visions. Hearing their sometimes negative dreams and visions can cause undue stress, a loss of hope, or an unfounded sense of hope. If you are considering turning to a psychic, remember the following tips:

  • Ask someone close to the family to record any psychic leads, because the information is usually distressing. Give all such leads to law enforcement.
  • If any lead is highly specific, such as a particular address, insist that law enforcement check it out. Follow up with law enforcement to find out the value of the lead.
  • Never allow a psychic to go into your child’s room unattended or to take items without making arrangements for their return.

Regardless of whether some psychics have true visions, any purportedly psychic dream may be an actual observation by someone who is afraid to get involved. That is why even psychic leads need to be checked out whenever possible.

Visit the Missing People Podcast site and click on Interviews where you will find various interviews concerning missing children. Among them you will find a link for “StopSylviaBrowne” a site founded by Robert Lancaster.

Note:

The investigation into Madeleine’s disappearance six weeks ago from her family’s holiday apartment in Praia da Luz, a resort on the Algarve coast, is being led by Portugal’s Policia Judiciaria, which has received the tip-off letter with accompanying map sent to the Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf.

Visit Project Jason-Voice for the Missing  and read what one parent of a missing children has to say in this  Psychics and Missing People Series

Update 09-24-07

LEESBURG, Fla. — A tip from a psychic prompted another search for missing toddler Trenton Duckett.

Investigators used a cadaver dog to search the area around Goose Creek Road and County Road 452 in Lake County on Sunday night.

Update 10-02-07  The parents of missing Madeleine McCann are considering the use of a psychic according to the Times Online.

Friends said that the McCann family were now so desperate for information about Madeleine’s whereabouts that they were considering employing a psychic. Mr and Mrs McCann have already consulted a book by Gordon Smith, who claims to be Britain’s “most accurate medium”, and are being urged by other members of the family to seek his views directly.

According to Gordon Smith’s website there is a difference between a Psychic and a Medium. While he may be the self proclaimed Britain’s “most accurate medium”, his site doesn’t discuss his Psychic abilities as they relate to finding missing people. Are the parents possibly under the assumption Madeleine is no longer alive?

How is a medium different from a psychic?
A medium makes contact with the spirit relatives of the person they are reading for. A psychic is someone who can pick up information about the living person’s life. Most mediums are also psychic.

Orlando Sentinel  Psychic ‘tips’ fail again — what a shock

Maggie Giono is a clairvoyant who “channels” to look for missing children, sells real estate and is according to the article above, provided one of 76 psychics tips received by Leesburg Police.

“There are no cases in which a psychic unequivocally helped find a missing person,” wrote Dr. Michael Shermer, the publisher of Skeptic magazine and a columnist for Scientific American. “The equivocation comes in where a psychic may make dozens of guesses, in which one of them turns out to be right, or where a psychic may say something generic like, ‘I’m getting a body of water.’ What does that mean? The ocean, a lake, pond, swimming pool?

Interesting UK Forum on psychics

What if a psychic isn’t what they profess to be?

ST. CLOUD (FOX 9) — Police have found no connection between a now-deceased Milwaukee man who told his psychiatrist he killed a child, and the abduction of Jacob Wetterling in St. Joseph in 1989.

62-year-old Vernon Seitz gave a deathbed confession to his psychiatrist that he shot a child in 1958 in Racine, Wis., long before Jacob Wetterling was abducted. But by his own admission, Seitz was obsessed with Jacob Wetterling.

However, according to Jacob’s mother, he approached the Wetterling family as a psychic not as a someone solely interested in missing children cases.

“When we met him, he came to us suggesting that he had some psychic interest in helping us find Jacob,” says mother Patty. “And we listened to anyone back then who thought they could help find Jacob.”

The disappearance of Haleigh Cummings has received extensive coverage from Jacksonville, Fl. First Coast News, but this story about a potential “psychic” sighting has many viewers confused.

Woman Dreams About Haleigh Cummings Being in Missouri

JACKSONVILLE, FL — A young woman living on the Southside says she had a vision about the missing little girl while sleeping.

She dreamed about Haleigh Cummings being in Missouri.

Melanie says she dreamed about an open field in a city called “Adison.” She woke up to look at the map. There is no town in Missouri named Adison, but there is one called Madison.

Melanie felt a little weird. The last time she had a vision like this it involved a boat that caught fire. She says soon after that dream, there was a boat fire.

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