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Alleged killers talked about corpse on Facebook?

A young couple reportedly partied at a bar after allegedly murdering a 19-year-old girl, then argued about how to dispose of her corpse in text and Facebook messages!

A young couple reportedly partied at a bar after allegedly murdering a 19-year-old girl, then argued about how to dispose of her corpse in text and Facebook messages!

WJXT: sources: 2 cinder blocks pulled from river in Haleigh search

WJXT is reporting that two cinder blocks have been pulled from the Saint Johns River in the search for Haleigh Cummings. This as police announce Haleigh is dead, investigators pull items for testing from the St. Johns River and multiple persons of interest identified.

Haleigh Cummings
Haleigh Cummings

In a primetime exclusive, Misty Croslin’s grandmother appeared on our show insisting she'd been told Misty Croslin, Tommy Croslin and their cousin Joe were all involved in Haleigh’s death. Flora Hollars laid out multiple versions she says Misty and Tommy Croslin gave her about the night Haleigh vanished, all of them ending in the little girl’s brutal death. One of them, that a yellow rope was put around Haleigh’s body, a brick tied around the bottom of the other end of the rope and Haleigh thrown into the river.

After we see Misty Croslin on video in handcuffs standing on the dock of the Saint Johns river, investigators reveal Misty Croslin went to the river voluntarily. But what exactly did she tell police? We also learn she’s not the only one who was at the river with cops. Tommy Croslin’s attorney says he was the one who brought investigators to the St. Johns River in the first place, the same spot where unnamed sources say dive teams have been searching for a murder weapon.

We know cops have pulled “items” from the river for testing, but are Haleigh’s remains among them? And are multiple arrests about to go down?

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  1. Bridget Boudreaux

    I think that this case is ridiculous because I feel like she did something to this little girl so that she can get on television and be like Casey Anthony!

    They found Caylee and the will find Halelgh!

    April 17, 2010 at 11:25 am
  2. Lynda

    This is so sick ... such a tragedy. What a bunch of worthless, lazy, immoral idiots. That poor, beautiful little girl never had a chance. My heart goes out to her mother, father, and extended family. Seems everybody connected to Misty Croslin has had their life ruined. The TRUE Misty is the drug-dealing, drug-doing, good-for-nothing we all see in the undercover sting video. I believe whatever happened to Haleigh was done at the hands of Misty; the brother and POSSIBLY the cousin helped cover it up. Misty is a spoiled, empty, obnoxious, self-centered, worthless liar who hurts everybody she comes in contact with. I bet Ronald Cummings regrets the day he ever met her. To have done harm to this innocent baby, and then turn around and MARRY her father - thinking she'd have him all to herself - is absolutely abhorrent. What do you do with someone like her? Can't do what you want to do, which is do exactly to her what they did to Haleigh. Just have to lock her sorry butt up and throw the key away.

    April 17, 2010 at 11:29 am
  3. kim

    This is a very sad turn of events for the family. My prayers go out to them. As much as I feel Haleighs parents are partly responsible for her demise (their life style) My heart still feels sad for them. The grammas must feel devestated. so very sad...

    April 17, 2010 at 11:52 am
  4. Dawn

    I am so glad that this is finally going to come to the end of all the lies. We all knew that Misty knew more than she was saying. I hope that they can find her body or something in which she can have a proper burial. God bless her family and keep them strong through this time.

    April 17, 2010 at 11:55 am
  5. devastated@theworld

    As many others; this story is bone chilling to me. Just the thoughts of the "what if's" is torturous enough. There is no doubt in my mind this poor little angel was murdered and disposed of by the very people that her little helpless eyes looked up to for nurturing, love, patience, etc.. There will come a time when it all playout to "those" involved (yes those is a term I am using really loosely here) and if it's not during this life time it will follow there after.. God Bless Your Little Soul Haleigh; We Love You and Our Father Will Protect You In All The Days To Come !!

    April 17, 2010 at 12:18 pm
  6. Jam Springer

    Why wasn't the "river search" done the first time the dogs led the search-team to the river? I heard the dogs went directly to the river when they were first brought on the scene. Why have search-dogs if you're not going to follow through with investigating where they lead you? All this time. . .

    April 17, 2010 at 12:22 pm
  7. Whodunit

    Polk county new "Play Misty For Me", her brother and kissin cousin
    were all part of this horrible murder. They will all go down the river
    for this horrific crime. They all should have cement blocks tied around
    them and thrown in the river alive. They do not deserve any better. What
    a bunch of antisocial psychopaths. Good work to the Polk county sheriffs
    Department and all the citizens that took an active role in looking for
    Haley. God Bless Haley and her family.

    April 17, 2010 at 12:38 pm
  8. Denise

    Have Misty or Tommy said if Haleigh was killed before she was thrown in the river. I hope so for that childs sake. It seems like she would have had to of been killed first, for the others to go along. Maybe they just decided to hide the evidence, but weren't the actual killers. Even though they should still be prosecuted. Two could have stopped one!

    April 17, 2010 at 12:52 pm
  9. Beast

    Very sad, that poor little girl didn't stand a chance.

    April 17, 2010 at 1:32 pm
  10. Rhonda

    This is truely a sad ending. I was wishing she could come home again. I hope they all get the maximum punishment they can get. For those who I believe had knowledge and never came forward they need to punished to the max as well. May Haleigh rest in peace.

    April 17, 2010 at 2:03 pm
  11. Kris Dale

    I am not a psychic, nor profess to be, but the most logical reason for this unspeakable crime would be a little girl walking in on Daddy's girlfriend/babysitter on the couch (that was bouncing according to Jr.) with a man, other than Daddy. What to do, what to do and especially if you are not of sound reasoning...silence the tiny little witness that you are already resenting and then call your brotherwho brought his visiting cousin, Joe, to help dispose of the body. Then wait for Boyfriend to come home and tell him someone took his daughter. The most telling sentence spoken by an inept Misty was "I loved 'that'
    little girl'. .. couldn't even call her by her name, already distancing herself and making Haleigh inhuman. That poor, poor child.

    April 17, 2010 at 2:12 pm
  12. sherry I

    I would like to do to these people what they did to that little girl. I dont't think this makes me as bad as they are. The baby girl did nothing to deserve this. However, the same cannot be said of the "adults" in this situation. It makes me sick!

    April 17, 2010 at 3:03 pm
  13. Anne

    Who knew. To think those hillbillies could carry this kind of secret amongst themselves all this time. To protect Misty? Rather doubtful. For fear of the little twerp Cousin Joe? Ain't no way. The plot thickens. Man, I'll have to hand it to 'em, keeping this amongst themselves all this time, never budging! Still, fishing a couple of cinderblocks out of the river doesn't say much, they could have been placed there eons ago by any number of people. Just hope they have some other evidence attached to them, that's all. No, it was no accident. If she had been accidentally killed why not just come on out and say so regardlss as to who did it? Poor little Haleigh, what a dreadful and horrible way for a child to die. Whoever did it or participated in it in any way, I hope they all get the death penalty.

    April 17, 2010 at 3:24 pm
  14. Loretta

    I hope that all of this will end soon for we all would like to know what realy happened to Haleigh,but as for the three people who are pointing fingers I have a feeling we may never know what realy happened to her for they all are drug addicts,sex offenders

    April 17, 2010 at 3:52 pm
  15. jasmine, Al

    Please don't tell me Ronald had something to do with this...I already knew Misty was lying and covering for somebody...Shame shame on all of them..A little 5 year old defensively baby..OMG...May all of them have a dance with the DEVIL.....RIP..Haleigh..

    April 17, 2010 at 4:38 pm
  16. brenda pence

    i just dont see how misty croslin went to the river voluntarily, she is in jail after all. so tired of people trying to make excuses for that litttle witch,i always thought she had something to do with it. now looks like i was right. i maybe completly wrong about this but, im not to sure cousin joe is involved or if misty and tommy are trying to put it all on him. they sure are both misty and tommy trying to put all the blame on joe and not there selfs. i dont buy it,if they all (3) have something to do with it,fry them all. although i understand misty cant get the death penalty because,she was a minor at the time. convenent isent it. i believe if your 17 your parents are letting you live with a man with 2 children and your babysitting them,your acting like an adult,lets treat her like one. this makes me so angry,my son was abused by his father and his live in and he almost died,misty remindes me so much of that girl even looks like her. but, on a happier note,nancy,i was remarried in july of last year and am expecting twins a boy and a girl!

    April 17, 2010 at 5:22 pm
  17. me

    I knew Misty had something to do with her death and why did they not check the river the first time around who would want to hurt such a beautiful little girl unless it was jealousy that caused her to act in the death of the little girl

    April 17, 2010 at 5:43 pm
  18. Nicolette

    This is so unbelievable who the hell would be so pick n twisted to do this to a 5 yr old n worse yet she might have been alive come on now what the hell i have 3 kids n if anybody ever touched my children there would be a trial murder cause id kill em God bless ronald and his family

    April 17, 2010 at 6:29 pm
  19. Nicolette

    This is so unbelievable who the hell would be so sick n twisted to do this to a 5 yr old n worse yet she might have been alive come on now what the hell i have 3 kids n if anybody ever touched my children there would be a trial murder cause id kill em God bless ronald and his family

    April 17, 2010 at 6:31 pm
  20. Tammy Black

    Misty, Tommy and their cousin Joe needs to tell where

    Haleigh is so her family can give her a proper burial,

    if she is no longer living, what did a young child like her do

    to deserve to die at a young age? I hope the family of

    Haleigh gets justice for her death, I am for the death penalty

    only if a child gets raped or murdered,. I hope the guilty gets

    the punishment they deserve, either death, or life in prison,

    Misty excuse was she was on drugs and can't remember

    that is just a excuse, let the baby girl get the rest she deserves,

    her family needs to know the truth,

    April 17, 2010 at 6:40 pm
  21. debbie worthy

    Nancy, have tried to call you for mos., also tried to get a copy of your book. I had a disabled son who recently died in my arms, took care of him for 33 years day, and night. This makes me sick!!! How can they keep quiet for over a year with a little girl who has suffered and died due to them, is drugs more important than life? It is getting more and more used as an excuse, not buying it, they need to be tied with a yellow rope, and made to hang on to it in the water for a long time, or something needs to be done to wake the,m up. When it is all over, we may be truly surprised who all is involved, sick in Ga.

    April 17, 2010 at 7:26 pm
  22. JM Hinger

    Since I heard this news, of the Croslins talking, I have been praying that Haleigh would be found and brought home. She has a right to RIP, her family has a right to their precious liitle girl, and the Croslins- and whoever else are involved- have a right to burn in Hell, right where they belong.

    No excuse they give is acceptable as to why they waited to tell the story, they have no heart.....They are cowards, monsters who have no right to live and breath! Where are Haleighs rights, her rights were violated the night she died........Sweet Angel Haleigh, you will never be forgotten and you will always be in our hearts!!

    April 17, 2010 at 8:48 pm
  23. tammy

    i don't want to be beside them when judgment day comes, God bless you haleigh, may you rest in peace babygirl.xoxox

    April 17, 2010 at 9:10 pm
  24. Judy

    How can I get Teresa Neves & Ronald's address, I want to send them both a card.

    Thank you Judy

    April 17, 2010 at 10:25 pm
  25. suzy g


    April 17, 2010 at 10:34 pm
  26. Catherine McGowen

    There are many senseless heartbreakers, this one is blatanty atrocious! The innocent little girl -the same age my little boy died – but Haleigh at the hands of deviant, selfish individuals! You, Nancy, are an advocate for these victims and seek justice, God will bring final judgment one day! I know that God in the meantime will comfort the brokenhearted bringing peace through heartbreak!

    April 18, 2010 at 1:01 am
  27. starraider1999

    For 14 months these people have been free to roam and dope themselves up/sell drugs all while that little girl was in that river!i hardly think after 14 months they will find a body in a river in a pond they could of prob found.14 months in a river that moves theres no telling where her body went nor how far it went down river.i wish this would be over and they would arrest these scumbags! sheesh i`ve seen people arrested for less!

    April 18, 2010 at 1:17 am
  28. Michelle

    I think the grandmother (misty croslins) knows a lot more than she is saying and that she is a big liar. For one thing, she has 3 grandchildren possibly connected to this crime and she doesn't shed a tear! when she is talking about how haleigh was killed, she is talking matter a factly and again, no tears, could it be that she has been rehearsing this for a while and that all of them have decided it's time to give it all up? I don't believe any of them, not even ron, he might not have been there (so he says) but I think he learned about what happened and has been covering up for misty. How chummy were they when they were dealing the drugs in the car, non of them were even thinking of haleigh, the whole family makes me sick, even haleighs birth mom is trying to shed some tears, my god! if my child has been missing and then suddenly found (or about to be found) I would be so upset and just wrought with tears, these people are acting like they are in trouble for a stolen library book! There is no emotions in any of them, no feelings, ron's lawyer when asked how ron was, said he is holding up rather well, he is doing fine considering, why is that.... because he has no soul, just like the rest of them. I hope they all rot in hell, poor little haleigh never had a chance being born into this family. Haleigh, be with god now and be happy in heaven. God Bless Haleigh and burn in hell the rest of you for what you have done!

    April 18, 2010 at 2:32 am
  29. Robert Oates

    I am so glad I finely herd someone else say ron was in on it that is what the FBI pro-filer said last night – I always knew ron was involved because when missey told him someone came in the house and took Hailey the first thing he would think is who would do that –Hailey mom would after all he was in a custody battle with her he would of at least hoped haley's mom has her –but he never called Haley's mom to see if she has her –never called the police asked them to go to her house and check if she is there - because he knew who took her and so did missey that is why missy was calling people frantically trying to find someone to baby sit for her that night she NEVER did that before she wanted to be far away from that house- when missey was being interviewed by good morning America she was asked did you lie to police she turned red and said yes -she was then asked why did you lie after a long pause she looked right at ron for the answer ron said his good old stand by answer I was at work– and missey said I dont know why I lied - Let me tell you something if I was ron and I was innocent I would make missey tell me the truth ron walked around like I know she knows what happened to my daughter but she dont feel like telling me o well girls- what are you going to do- I know I will marry her

    April 18, 2010 at 3:57 am
  30. Carol

    Maybe Haleigh's death will give Ronald and his ex-wife a wake up call to get their lives straight for their little boy. Maybe at least that good can come from this horror.

    April 18, 2010 at 7:17 am
  31. Kristine Gillespie

    I know you hear all the time that people are your biggest fan, well I am 1 of them. So much so I've recently renrolled in college to pursue my dream in the criminal justice system. I am 42! My daughter Raven is 16 + since she turned 6 has talked about nothing else except that of being a CSI, or prosecuter,partly of course to my obsessiveness to court tv + such but also from watching your show faithfully, whether it of been on court tv or Nancy Grace. Admiration for what you have done and continue to do for what is RIGHT,even when its not popular has motivated this household to follow their dreams and want to stand up for those who no longer have a voice.I have a total of 4 beautiful children, and recognize the pride and love you posess for Lucy + John David. Motherhood for most is a powerful bond that can't be give words to describe.Enjoy them (lol) It goes by fast.. We will continue to follow you, and encourage you in your awareness for victims rights! Thank you. Kristine Gillespie 223 main street pox 58,Fiskeville,RI 02823. 4014192654.

    April 18, 2010 at 7:20 am
  32. fluffy

    This is so sad. I knew Haleigh was gone the night she went missing. I dont understand why they did this to her. Does anyone know who the persons of interest are????? I have always believed Misty did and had help getting rid of Haleigh's body. They had to have found her remains. I check all day for a update on this. I hope they let us know soon. Whoever did this will get their day in court!!!!! How could you do this to such a precious child. Another life destroyed for no reason.

    April 18, 2010 at 10:16 am
  33. Terri Phillips

    I am just so saddened about this ordeal it makes me ill. In my opinion there should be a bunch of arrests. As it looks to me like there were an entire bunch of liars that have been involved. Now some 14 months later the truth starts to trickle out. Anyone that knew and did not come forward should be charged with obstruction. No body in that family seems to really care about Haileigh..I just hope she was dead before they threw her in the river. Don't they have allegators and crocks there in Florida? Could they have destroyed all the evidence and these idiots all go free???God Bless little Heiligh's soul.I am sure she is in a much better place now than with that family.

    April 18, 2010 at 11:33 am
  34. Chris

    May the person that killed that little girl meet with a horrific end. I can not believe these people think they're all "tough" toying with that child for whatever reasons. Now they're all crying, pointing fingers and denying involvement. Misty is guilty for letting someone take that child from her home. Her father for letting someone like Misty in his life to care for his child and the person who killed her for being a straight up coward!!!

    April 18, 2010 at 2:40 pm
  35. Midnightwriter

    Waterboard the whole lot of them.

    April 18, 2010 at 3:20 pm
  36. Sylvia from Canada

    This case has dragged on for too long. We are all impatiently waiting for justice to be served on those responsible for little Haleigh's tragic death, and the 'disposal' of her precious body like garbage.
    Why waste time listening to the drivel of these infamous liars; Misty Croslin, her brother Tommy and her cousin Joe. I am sure the cops are also impatient to wrap up the case.
    It is obvious to the general public who the perpetrators are, and also their motive. That evil Misty woman "entertained" Joe that night with sex and drugs, and little Haleigh & her brother woke up and witnessed the whole thing.
    Junior was too young to say too much so his life was spared but Haleigh could get Misty into a lot of trouble.
    And so precious innocent little Haleigh's fate was sealed. She had to to be killed., to save the monstrous Misty. Tommy helped dispose of the evidence and the precious little girl.
    I hope these evil monsters get the maximum penalty possible.

    April 18, 2010 at 3:44 pm
  37. Kelly

    I don't see where you can make THAT big of a deal at finding cinder blocks in a river. People use them as anchors all the time.

    April 18, 2010 at 4:19 pm
  38. susan mullins

    I do not think that Misty Croslin cared for either on of the kids..she had a roof over her head and she was probly expected to watch them when Ron worked. Drug addicts don't care about anyone or anything except getting their drugs!! I think Misty was responsible for whatever happened to Haleigh and the conniving @#@## got Tommy and Joe involved in her scheme to get rid of her body. She will never admit her fault in all of this, just blame others! I hope the police get an airtight case built up on each one's role and put them away for the rest of their lousy scumbag life and the death penalty would be deserving to whomever killed Haleigh! 17 or not..So sorry for the family that really did love precious Haleigh. Heaven has gained another baby angel!!

    April 18, 2010 at 5:44 pm
  39. kathleen barnett-melville

    SICK dimented, deserving of death for the person(s) who killed halieghly! Children our so precious and our gifts from god to take care of until it is time for him to take their spirits home again. How could a human being do anything to a child that hurts the child. I just dont understand this at all. I grew up in a family of horrible physical abuse and it seems all I have seen in my 44 years is abuse everywhere. The media seems to love this. So screw them too. My husband was murdered by a man who got 365 years no poss parole for it. He still eats and works and watches tv? My husband is gone forever. That man killed me too I am only alive to tell the story.

    Kathleen Barnett-Melville

    April 18, 2010 at 8:55 pm
  40. Mary

    I love the Nancy Grace show and I have been watching it every since it started. I have bought both of her books and read them and enjoyed them. i thought she was such a fair person and pretty much gave the facts and threw her opinion in at certain times. I was so disappointed in her when she did the story about Jon and Kate. She made several comments about how Jon was throwing money away on his girlfriends and everything but she failed to report the entire story. She never mentioned the seven thousand dollars Kate spent on her hair extentions. Now, how was that helping the kids except for her plan to go on the dancing with the stars show? she knew way back then she was going to appear on the show. she is still using the kids to make money. that is almost as bad as selling your kids.

    April 18, 2010 at 9:27 pm
  41. Barbara King

    Nancy I believe that Ron knew about Haleigh before Misty made that 911 call. If you recollect Ron's voice was heard in the back ground sayng 'You bitch, why did you let them take my baby,: Why would he use the term THEY and not someone took my baby or who took my baby.

    April 18, 2010 at 10:48 pm
  42. elizabeth

    I believe that Misty, Tommy and their cousin Joe might get arrested as soon as possible. Misty get in biggest trouble and better tell the truth. I do not think she should get the deal to get out of the prison, but she might stay in prison a while.

    We wait till the sheriff will announce to arrest the suspects' names soon.

    April 18, 2010 at 10:51 pm
  43. Ms. Brown

    I knew that skank had something to do with this... My question is Why? What in the H$!! could that beautiful little girl have done to deserve such a fate??? RIP little angel......

    April 19, 2010 at 12:12 am
  44. karen

    omg go to blogtalkradio there is a taping of ronald telling somebody about joe sayin the bets way to get rid of a body is to throw it in a river and let the crocs do the rest a must listen

    April 19, 2010 at 4:43 am
  45. karen

    it was taped just after haleigh went missing

    April 19, 2010 at 4:44 am
  46. andrea

    its not like mistys life hasnt been closing in around her , lol the only place for that monster is a prison cell, and she should be housed in general population,im sure there are mothers whom miss thier babies, let them take it out on misty. I hope she gets everything she deserves.

    April 19, 2010 at 6:52 am
  47. Lauren

    First off i would like to let Haleigh's family know my heart goes out to you! I cannot stand seeing children hurt and it seems it is happening more and more everyday and for what?!? These children have not done anything, they are pure and selfless souls! I know that the police will do everything in their power to bring Haleigh justice! From the get go everyone knew that Misty played a part in it, it was just a matter of time before she talked! I believe that Misty will tell the whole truth some day but until then keep drilling her and keep her in jail where baby killers belong! I can't even stand to hear her name or to hear Casey Anthony's name...these two woman are just the same...they only care about themselves not anyone else! JUSTICE!!!!!

    April 19, 2010 at 8:37 am
  48. teresa, oh

    I hope this ends soon. The family needs to know what happened.

    ^5 to whoever brought TOMMY into the mix way back when.... Whoever named him as a small time criminal type.. and here he is giving some vital information.

    I've thought from the beginning that maybe Misty took a lesson from Casey Anthony and od'd Haleigh so she could go party.

    Good job to nancy and team for staying on this little girls case. If not for you guys, the world would have forgotten her as just another missing kid.

    April 19, 2010 at 9:09 am
  49. Jeanne

    OMG.. are your kidding me, tied with a rope and thrown in a river with a cider block attached.............when did the grandmother know of this??? these people not only killed her, but allowed her body to lay at the bottom of a river for over a year.....i hope the florida system puts everyone and i mean everyone involved to death....and quickly....all these people knew this child was at her bottom of a river for this long....these people should be shot by a firing range..immediately......this story sickens me........

    April 19, 2010 at 9:37 am
  50. Penny

    It's a shame that these low life people waited so long to tell people where and what happened to Haleigh. There is almost no chance of finding her actual remains, or atleast finding them intact. Water does a lot of damage to a body over such a long period of time, and the reality is that gators are probably the culprits. Whichever Croslin did this unthinkable act, should receive the death penalty, however; I doubt very seriously that a conviction can be granted , or even charges can be filed without more hard evidence. This is an absolute shame. Haleigh was a a beautiful girl whose only fault was being born into a family full of losers. Take Jr. away too before something happens to him.

    April 19, 2010 at 9:58 am
  51. Daryl Stoltzfus

    Why? What possible reason do they have for killing a child?

    April 19, 2010 at 10:01 am
  52. Karma

    I believe Misty has been involved in this from the get go. I also believe more "aggressive" questioning techniques should be used to get info about a missing child as well.

    April 19, 2010 at 10:03 am
  53. laurel

    i do hope they do find that beautiful baby girl so that the family could put her to rest...she stoled all our hearts and she was speical girl...hope her mommy and daddy could now put thier daughter to rest...

    April 19, 2010 at 11:52 am
  54. christine

    i have always beleaved misty and her brother had killed that little girl and i figured she drug the girl oxycoton , so she could go out partting and the little girl died of the drug. i hope they hang all 3 of them. misty should never see the light of day again, she is a lier a sick induvisual i also beleave the father knew of what had happened after the fact but was scared to come forth in what he had found out. i beleave he devorced misty to look good and take any focus off of him, i mean come on he devorses her then partys with her then they get busted together of oxycoton drugs, sick-o's if you ask me..

    April 19, 2010 at 12:31 pm
  55. txmommy

    All I can say is this is just absolutely heartbreaking. I don't even want to think about the terror that sweet innocent little girl went through. Pray for Haleigh's family and pray for justice! May the guilty party (ies) rot in hell.

    April 19, 2010 at 1:51 pm
  56. mom in nc

    I hope all the people involved in Haleigh's death are given the death penalty. That's whats wrong with our world today, punishment is not strict enough, let them go to jail, give them food and education. WHY?? they didn't give this child a chance to go to school, have friends, grow up. Why should they sit in an ac cell and this child be gone.

    They have no remorse for what happened to this child, why should any better treatment be given to them. wrap a rope around their ankles, blocks and take them where the water is over their head and throw them in, better yet take them where their are gators and then throw them in. Puinishment today definately does not fit the crimes anymore, get tougher for our kids, they deserve to live not the trash that killed them!

    April 19, 2010 at 2:26 pm
  57. rubyred57

    They should of pushed Misty in the river and told her to talk before they bring her out. Let her be scared !!! Why did they have the kids in the first place and not the mother ?

    April 19, 2010 at 2:29 pm
  58. Charlee in California

    My prayers go out to the Cummings family. Haleigh never stood a chance with Misty watching her.

    April 19, 2010 at 2:53 pm
  59. Betsey Davis

    What is wrong with these people? The grandmother and most likely other family members knew what happened to Haleigh so why didn't they come forward sooner and help with the investigation. I am just sickened by them

    April 19, 2010 at 3:06 pm
  60. HH

    I have visited Florida and have been on the Saint Johns River. Aren't there aligators in the river.
    Do they expect to find human remains in a river that has aligators after a year?
    They are lucky to get what they have from them, but I suspect they will never find her.
    She is in a better place.

    April 19, 2010 at 3:50 pm
  61. shirley

    When will this case come to light we know that misty is lying to the cops and she know what happen under drugs are not .this child need justice for what happen to her.

    April 19, 2010 at 4:00 pm
  62. danise owings

    I think either this precious child saw something or something was done to her sexually for her to lose her life. However I can not get past why a responsible dad would leave a child with someone who had been on a 3 day sex and drug binge who had had no sleep and said she did not want to keep the children. While I think Ronald loved his daughter, he did do drugs and had a chld for a girlfriend. I am a grandmother of 4. I am a mother of a daughter that was the victim of an attempted rape. I am also a victim of sexual abuse as a child by a trusted nanny. So outside of family and well trusted church young girls no one keeps our babies.

    April 19, 2010 at 4:47 pm
  63. Pat seymour

    People like that deserve the same treatment that poor baby did not jail no matter what the stupid adults were involved in she didnt deserve to die.

    April 19, 2010 at 4:48 pm
  64. Terry

    Aren't the cinder blocks a b-i-g stretch? I mean, many trailers sit on top of cinder blocks in Florida. Also, many boats use cinder blocks as anchors. There are cinder blocks everywhere, I'm sure especially near a boat dock. Also, if one of the stories is that this dear child was tied to a cinder block to weigh her down and 2 were found, how does that tie in with the original story without changing the version?

    April 19, 2010 at 5:05 pm
  65. Pat Singleton

    Even if they don't find Haleigh's remains, wouldn't there be hair or pieces of her hair? Also, couldn't the cinder blocks they found be the murder weapon? What was the reason given for doing this?

    April 19, 2010 at 5:26 pm
  66. Janine Roberts

    Is it really standard due process operating procedure to tell Ron and Crystal to prepare for a funeral for Haleigh? According to you guys, the investigators aren't saying if they have found her remains. How can they move forward if there's no solid forensic evidence?

    I am a Masters Level student in Legal Studies, and when I had Criminal Law classes, I thought they said you have to have evidence to prove a claim either by apreponderance of the evidence or beyond a reasonable doubt.

    They must have something really damning in this case in order to move forward. What do you think it might be?

    April 19, 2010 at 6:50 pm
  67. joe

    These people are a bunch of hillbillies just like the movie Delieverence, nothing would suprise me.

    April 19, 2010 at 7:26 pm
  68. Kendra Schutt

    I am wondering intensely how Misty could be selfish enough to wait 14 months before confiding in anyone about the happenings and whereabouts of the girl. If she knew what she told her grandmother why isn't someone deserving behind bars? This girl was thrown into the St. John's river tied to a cynder block!!! How is it possible to find the cynder blocks and the rope but not the girl? If misty has not been trusted from the beginning, then why is everyone believing what she says?

    April 19, 2010 at 7:44 pm
  69. jackie

    i heard that their was deer blood in the van that joe was using where do you find deer blood in flordia and if they do have it why was it in the van at the same time they had this little girl go missing i think the killing of this little girl was planned i think that what junior saw on the couch was joe raping haleigh and then he disposed of her by putting deer blood on her and that with her own blood (from being raped) brought out the alligaters i htink he wanted revenge and i think misty knew what was gonna happen and that is why she didnt want to watch the kids all premedatated this poor little girl they should all die. my thoughts and prayers are with the family.

    April 19, 2010 at 7:56 pm
  70. Tricia Zwiefelhofer

    Can the Grandmother be charged with something? I can not believe that she knew for a whole year and said nothing! Thank goodness for Nancy Grace and her great coverage on this story!

    April 19, 2010 at 8:10 pm
  71. Leslie Tolentino

    So heartbreaking.... How could Misty even live with herself for knowing the fate of that precious baby? Haleigh was an innocent 5 year old child. What could she possibly have done that warranted this?

    I agree with an earlier comment that the detectives had Tommy and later Misty at that dock. They should have thrown them into the river with their shackles on. Make them confess and demand that they stop hiding behind their lawyers, their lame excuses, and their fake tears.

    If Misty is looking for a lighter sentence for her drug deals, she is an idiot. Doesn't she realize that she will get Life or the Death Penalty for aiding and abetting, child endangerment and murder!!!

    April 19, 2010 at 8:17 pm
  72. Kimberly

    Hello Nancy.

    I watch your show every night. I don't understand how Misty would have known about a yellow rope and the cinderblocks Even if she would have just let them take Haleigh she wouldn't have known what they took with them. I am glad she told on herself. and the fact she said she saw her brother Tommy holding the back door open. All three of them were involved anyway you look at it. I am so sorry that little girl had to be born with parents like hers. What a beautiful little girl, So Sad.

    April 19, 2010 at 8:25 pm
  73. Lynda

    What did that poor little girl do to deserve this? They should rot in their prison cells.

    April 19, 2010 at 8:27 pm
  74. Teresa

    I have thought right along that poor Haleigh died in that home either by accidental overdose or now perhaps a blow on the head from a frustrated & druged out Misty. I remember in the beginning of the investagation the search dogs hit on a dumpster but after a thorough search nothing was found. Well I think Misty & her brother put the body in the dumpster after dark and later got the van and took Haleigh's body to the St John's river! Did I hear on your show tonight that Ronald tried calling Misty 90 times that night, I think that is also questionable, maybe the accident happened before he went to work and Misty's job was to stage the kidnapping to save both of therir behinds from child endangerment and drug charges?? God Bless You Haleigh RIP

    April 19, 2010 at 8:45 pm
  75. Shauna

    I pray that she was gone before they threw her in the water. What a very tragic way to go. I don't understand people that have the ability to go about their lives like nothing ever happened when they know they've done something so horrible.

    April 19, 2010 at 8:48 pm
  76. Anthony Peterson

    I've seen this scenario b4. Step-mom accidentally injures child which resulted in the child's death. Step-mom elicits help from family members and/or friends to cover the incident. What makes this case different is that there was absolutely no forensics to gather and a story that could neither be proved or disproved. The step-mom is good at deceit. Does that make her a socio-path or just a vacillatingly selfish and conscientious being?

    April 19, 2010 at 9:17 pm
  77. Tracey

    So now that the grandmother of the "Croslin" clan told the officials where to look and that some crime occurred, will the grandmother get the reward money? Nobody on the Nancy Grace show has asked this question yet that I know of, and it's so hard to get through.

    April 19, 2010 at 9:34 pm
  78. sheila


    April 19, 2010 at 9:51 pm
  79. Alexis

    Misty was only 17 when the incident happened who obviously came from a broken home a any mother who let's there daughter live with an older man when she's under age tells me that they didn't give a crap about her I think she does know more then she's telling and she's trying to protect her brother and cousin and the fact that they took the little girl and not boy tells me they raped her and realized what they did and disposed her body

    April 19, 2010 at 10:25 pm
  80. Danielle


    April 19, 2010 at 10:57 pm
  81. red

    I tend to believe that Kris Dale is right. It would seem that for everything that Misty Croslin and her brother, Tommy, say, there are just more and more unanswered questions. Why would they take Misty to the river for her to point out where the body was thrown in if, as she claims, she had nothing to do with it. That being the case, how would she know where to show them?

    I really don't believe that Haleigh's body was down there for too long. I know that the aligators would have found her in a very short time. I lived in Florida on Orange Lake, and know some of the characteristics
    of the behavior of aligators.

    I do have a couple of questions that I would ask Nancy if I were able to get through to her, but have been unsuccessful for months. Perhaps someone may have information I may have missed::

    On the night Hayleigh went missing, Misty claimed that Hayleigh had been wearing a pink, but the shirt was later located in the dirty laundry. I wonder if any testing was done on the shirt. She may have had it on prior to her death, but may have has some telltale fluids on them and been removed from Hayleigh prior to taking her to the river.

    On the three days prior to when Hayleigh went missing, they say that Misty was on a three day drug binge. That being the case, who took care of the children while Ronald was working?

    Had the back end of the van ever been tested for fibers, hair, or possibly skin cells that might prove that the child had been there?

    Last, I wonder if Misty's mother should be given a polygraph test. It would seem that during their phone conversations, Misty's mother always acted as though she kind of knew more than she let on and certainly agrees with everything Misty says, right or wrong. I don't think that Misty's dad knew what happened but had suspisions that Misty either knew what happened or even suspected that she had something to do with it. He sometimes seemed to be trying to coax the truth out of Misty.

    Why, I don't know. but Misty always seems to be able to make everyone bow to her wishes. I shouldn't say this, but Misty seems EVIL!!!

    April 19, 2010 at 10:57 pm
  82. Tarin tantaya

    Everyone's asking, "Who could do this?" and "how did this happen?" Well first off let's just say that mankind is inherently evil; learned that in Grade 12 English Lit class studying 1984 and all the evil that is in mankind's heart. Then we study WW II and Hitler and walk around using cliches such as "unless we study and learn from history it will repeat itself." Right. And what have we learned? Every night there is a new case of a missing pregnant mother (homicide by spouses being the number 1 cause of death amongst pregnant women), children being raped and sodomized by Catholic priests, kidnapped, murdered, sold on sex slave markets, etc, etc. Seems mankind has an afinity to evil and knows no limits and we haven't even mentioned war and all the killing that goes on. I worked for the Rape Crisis Centre and apparently a woman gets raped and/or killed in this country EVERY SIX MINUTES. So men, ask yourselves this question: What makes us want to do this? Why do we give way to the evil that is in our heart? I know the answer, but do you?

    April 19, 2010 at 11:03 pm
  83. patty

    In thinking about the amount of time that has lapsed and the "why now" question that seems to be on everyone's mind. I tend to think it is because they probably feel comfortable thinking the evidence showing precisely how she died will be left open to speculation. As it will be very difficult to prove whether Haleigh was killed by ingesting narcotics or, if she was killed by blunt force trauma etc...and that both Misty and Tommy can continue the charade of "banking" on the setting up cousin Joe to take the fall for whatever it was that was done. With another ulterior motive being they possibly get some leniency(such as for Misty the get out of jail on bail at the least) or time reduction for both of the cases they are involved in. If to take Misty and Tommy's story about cousin Joe as credible... due to the detailed information provided it has got to be that Misty and Tommy were part of it from the beginning and have held onto this information all this while. I am wondering under the law if they can be deemed to be at the same level of culpability as the actual perpetrator(if proven to be that it was Joe Overstreet who actually did it). I hold the opinion that Misty and Tommy are equally as guilty nonetheless I just dont know if under the law if it is to the level of them being accomplices. I tend to think the truth is Misty and Tommy were the actual perpetrators with Joe maybe being brought in to some extent and or, maybe, not at all other then to be the "easy target" or the fall guy. In thinking about this, I think it to be very, very important for Joe Overstreet to be given a polygraph examination.

    Also, to the Croslin family members who cant believe that Misty or Tommy would hurt a child one word – DRUGS. It has become obvious that they were involved in this inappropriate behavior for sometime prior....under the influence of doing, or even, (believe it or not) just selling drugs makes a person(s) change...they do some horrible things sometimes things that many of those who are close to them would never believe to have been possible. Thank you.

    April 19, 2010 at 11:13 pm
  84. Pat

    They show take all involed out to river and do the same to them as they did to that little girl .I hope she never knew what was going to happen to her .

    April 19, 2010 at 11:32 pm
  85. FryMistyforMe

    As far as the DP goes, just because Misty was 17 at the time shouldn't matter, she's 18 now and she's still lying. At 17, you know better, some people have children of their own at that age and younger than that, and don't kill them. I too always believed Ron knew about it. I would 'not' marry anyone who was watching my child while he/she 'disappeared'. He's an idiot too. And then selling drugs? (Ron's way of thinking) "You know, my little girl's missing, who cares Misty, lets hang out together, get married and sell drugs." Knowing the cops are watching them. You'd think they would've considered that knowing that child was missing. Are they kidding me? Perhaps she did get into their stash and Misty got Joe & Tommy to dispose of Haleigh. Ron: "You let them take my little girl?" Hmmm. IDK, I hope, I'm wrong, but I always got funny vibs from that dude too.

    April 20, 2010 at 12:00 am
  86. Fran from Illinois

    Thankyou from all the mommies and daddies in the world that love our and all children they are a gift from God and need to be protected. We need all TV personalities to be like you. You are a Godsend. I have just one question do you think Ronald married and divorced, then hooked up with miss evil Mistey again as to be a police informant to the extent Ronald even sold drugs w/ her just to help police find his daughter? Fran from Illinois

    April 20, 2010 at 12:27 am
  87. Gayle

    I think Misty may have tried to hint to ronald that joe did it and she was an accomplice and ronald tripped the bleep out. That prob scared her to daeth. He did blatanly threaten the "killer" even with police present. And everyone knows that once shelied it was no going back. Please think a little more here. I just hope that the truth does come out from this "tip".

    April 20, 2010 at 12:47 am
  88. Jaclyn

    My God. My heart breaks more and more as the days go on. What a beautiful child. I want peace for Haleigh. By the grace of God make those murders pay. How they can take an innocent life is beyond me. Haleigh you are deeply loved and truely missed. You're and angel.

    April 20, 2010 at 1:58 am
  89. disgusted

    This poor child didnt stand a chance at a normal life being raised buy these inbred trailor trash scumbags! They are all pondscum!

    I hate to say it but that poor child is in a much better place if she is no londer with us....Drop a bomb on the whole dam bunch of them!

    April 20, 2010 at 5:31 am
  90. Anne

    I wouldn't put one once of stock in anything Misty is saying now. She is a lair, was raised a liar, has maintained her lies all the way, she is STILL a liar. There's more to the story that she has yet to tell! I'm getting weary of saying the finger points to Ronald Cummings somehow in all this but I STILL believe it does. It's the only thing that makes sense as it relates to his OWN wrong behavior from day one. He's left a trail of unanswered questions that too many people seem to accept with blinders on. Google: Pat Brown, Criminal Profiler.

    Recently in paying attention to Nancy's carefully worded phrases and her facial expressions, I'm starting to think that she is FINALLY starting to wonder about Ronald herself. I just hope that Misty will eventually come to her senses, reveal Ron's participation in the cover up, and tell 'the rest of the story'..... as Paul Harvey would say. If it turnes out that Nancy was wrong in believing in Ron's innocence, she will be graceful enough to admit it; on the other hand, it could all be a clever tactic by some to feed Ron enough rope to hang himself.

    BTW, WASN'T MISTY STILL JUST 16 YEARS OLD at the time Haliegh went missing, turned 17 within days afterwards, then turned 18 right about the time they were arrested on the drug charges? If that's the case, wouldn't she be subject to juvenile prosecution and NOT prosecution as an adult? They carry different maximum sentences don't they?

    Nancy, please answer concerning the dates of Misty's birthdays and dates of crimes. Thank you dear..... Would appreciate it much!

    April 20, 2010 at 7:34 am
  91. gina

    does anybody remember the 911 call?? RON SAYS HE WILL KILL THE PERSON WHO TOOK HIS LITTLE GIRL?? bUT THE LAWYER SAID HE IS DOING FINE>I DONT KNOWThat was too cover him. I think he flipped out on misty and hurt his daughter, and then went to work and told misty to put her somewhere. That is why he called so many times from work that night. Then Misty prob had her brother tommy help her, hide the body. Joe is probably just a scapegoat. But Misty and Tommy are sooo scared of RONALD, that they are saying it was Joe..I think RON> would be THE ONLY PERSON, Misty would lie for and protect..all this time..She has told many things on her brother before, soo why if he and Joe really did this, why wouldnt she have told before now?????

    April 20, 2010 at 7:58 am
  92. gina

    some how part of my sentence is missing above..the lawyers said ron is doing fine, considering what happened, now isnt that odd?? He said he was going to kill the person if he found out who did it, but now he is ok, Dont you think anyone else would be going crazzy after they heard there daughter was prob in the river, and how and WHO really did it?? Wondering if Joe and Tommy did it, why wouldnt have misty ever told him, even though she married him and lived with him, she never once, told him about his daughter he was mourning for. I do not believe this story. Ron would always say, I WAS AT WORK, I DONT KNOW WHAT HAPPENED> that was to cover him

    April 20, 2010 at 8:06 am
  93. annie

    I am a 49 year old mom of2 boys (15 year old and 13 year old)also,a stepmom of a 30 year old.Ibelieve misty and peoplelike misty give stepmoms a bad name.My stepson would do anything for me.Itold him the only steps in my house are the ones leading to the front doorand that was when he was 11.misty and her family know more than what they are saying.WHAT ABOUT HIPNOTIZING THEM TO FIND OUT THE TRUTH!!!!!!!!.

    April 20, 2010 at 8:27 am
  94. alexa

    The dads a complete moron, Hes a good actor, and so is his dumb drug dealing girlfriend. What kind of a mother would let her child be taken care of by drug dealing trash like that. I feel the whole family is responsible to a degree, they failed to keep that child safe. I hope misty her father and whorever else was involved get the death penalty. If we find out they tortured that child and molested her....I really feel they all deserve to be killed.

    April 20, 2010 at 8:35 am
  95. Angie

    I have questions!!!!! Why would Misty and Tommy have stayed quite all this time just to cover for cousin Joe? If Misty was scared of cousin Joe she wouldnt have thrown him under the bus in the very beginning by saying she didnt trust him on tv. If Joe did this,why isnt he giving details and saying they did it? All the phone calls we have watched on the NG show were for the media to see. The parents, and rest of the family was helping these two monsters. Wasnt there a breathing machine that Haleigh used at night, missing also? Could that have possibly been something that would weigh her down in the water? Im sickened by the Croslins (all of them) and hope the state of Florida does the absolute best for the justice of Haleigh.

    April 20, 2010 at 8:49 am
  96. Linda Ramey

    What could, even remotely , be the motive? I believe it was probably an accident or Misty lost control while being drugged induced or one of those guys raped her. Unfortunately all the evidence is probably lost and we may never know what happened. They can all blame each other and that could cause no one being proscecuted.

    April 20, 2010 at 8:49 am
  97. Liz

    This poor sweet little girl, how terrible to think what she went through. The family acts like it's no big deal, like they got rid of a dog, so many people, strangers, care more than her own family it seems. A beautiful special gift so many pray to have just thrown away, She's now in Gods hands, being treated like a princess, which all little girls deserve.

    April 20, 2010 at 9:12 am
  98. Angel

    To me, it doesn't matter if Ronald knew or not, he failed to protect his children by allowing these people and DRUGS around them. When you are a parent, responsible for someone elses life, you don't do drugs and you keep people who do AWAY from them. You CANNOT have a Happy, Safe family when drugs are involved, what's so hard to understand about that? Crystal and Ronald should be ashamed right along with the murderers. Why couldn't at least one of them give up the drugs and do their job as a PARENT? Two Selfish, irresponsible, non-deserving parents.

    May justice be firm and swift.

    Pray for JR, he needs it.
    RIP Beautiful Haleigh!

    April 20, 2010 at 9:20 am
  99. Susie

    I would like a few minutes alone with Misty Croslin...I know I could get the answers from her after I rough her up a little bit...She needs to be put into the General Public Area of the Jail...The reason she doesn't want to be there is because she knows what happens to people who abuse or kill children...There are so many puzzle pieces missing from this case...Hope they solve it soon...My heart breaks for Ronald Cummings Mother every time I see her on TV...I sure hope Ronald had nothing to do with this...That would be shocking to me...

    April 20, 2010 at 9:54 am
  100. Lorie

    Chronic liars run in families. I don't believe the grandmother knows much more than she's saying–I do believe that she knew a while back what happened tho. She may be calloused from months and months of knowing this baby was dead, which is why she didn't shed a tear when telling what she knew. I also think Ron was not in on this early on, but I think he knew at some point that Haleigh was dead and covered up for Misty and the Gang. My question for Nancy is: If they do not find Haleigh's remains, can they still charge SOMEONE with murder? Can they go on someone else's word? And if Misty knew Joe had issues, why in the H*** would she let him in Ron's home? If Joe took that baby out of the house alive, I would have killed to protect her. Why didn't Misty stop him? Maybe because Haleigh was already dead.
    Rest in Peace, little one.

    April 20, 2010 at 9:57 am
  101. Pat

    If they found cinder blocks, and rope, wouldn't they have found some remains? Like, hair, clothing fibers, something? Well, I think all 4 of them were involved, Misty, Tommy, Joe, and Ron, and i think the grandmother knew about it, and tried to protect them. After all, the grandmother is the one that said Misty had told her about the rope and the cinder blocks and if the grandmother didn't know about it, why wouldn't she have reported it long ago? I think they all plotted together to keep their stories straight, after all, Tommy, Misty and Joe all failed a polygragh test Did Ron ever take one?? May little Haleigh RIP.and let God take care of her now.

    April 20, 2010 at 10:08 am
  102. Nicole

    I’m glad to hear some of you mention that Misty was a child herself watching over her much much older lovers kids. There is something wrong when you are in your late 20's dating a 17 year old and a very young 17 year old. Then to have her watch your young kids instead of letting the bio mom have time. Ron has had control over Misty from the get go. Just like he has had control over this whole situation. Why else would he marry her right after Haleigh's disappearance. I still think Misty knows right from wrong but what kind of threats was she receiving, Really. She is young and easily manipulated. Not once have I heard Nancy Grace mention the fact that she was 17 and why did Ron have her watching his kids. And now she is talking, what was taking out of the equation... Ron. She is away from Ron and her other family members, she now feels safe enough to talk. Even after they got divorced Ron still had a control on Misty. I don't beleive for a second that Ron had an idea of what happened. He loves to be in control.

    April 20, 2010 at 12:26 pm
  103. Nicole

    Every one talks about Misty and her family members selling drugs and they had all the information about Haleigh and poor Ron and his family. Lets not forget it was Ron's drugs that got him and Haleigh arrested. He has more control then we think and I don't feel sorry for him. He shouldn't have been carring on like he was with a 17 year old having her play house. Come on, she was a child herself. To me that makes him a pedophile.

    April 20, 2010 at 12:30 pm
  104. stewartde

    If what Misty and Tommy Croslin are saying is true concerning the disappearance of this baby, I understand why Misty kept quiet. One she is afraid Ronald will kill her and two, she needs a get out of jail free card.

    Unless some very specific evidence is determined (i.e. on bone fragments.) there may be no evidence of anything other than improperly disposing of a body.

    If any remains are found, due to the time in the water , animal predation, scattering, there is absolutely no way to determine if the death was accidental, natural or intentional.

    If so the charges could be obstruction, (not perjury as she was never on the stand), improperly handling of remains, filing false police reports. Unfortunately, there may be very little evidence of foul play that would stand up in court.

    April 20, 2010 at 12:34 pm
  105. Pat

    Now look, Ron Cummings was told by his lawyer that they believe Misty did this, and all Ron could say was he was disappointed in Misty, but was NOT mad at her. You mean to tell me you know someone killed your child, and you're just disappointed in them??
    If you remember in the beginning when Ron found out that Haleigh was missing, he said if he found out who did it, he was killing them. Well now he knows, so what will he do? Kill Misty? He knows exactly what happened that night. He's not innocent at all.

    April 20, 2010 at 1:07 pm
  106. sick people in this world

    i read that misty was having sex w/one of the boys and haliegh walked in on them. but you know how it is you read everything little thing either way this little girl didn't deserve this at all she didn't have a chance i hope they rot in hell!!!!!! for what they did to that little girl. i hope junior is safe and have nothing to do with any of those people again what were they thinking lets see trying to copy casey and what she did to here little girl. they wanted to party all the time and couldn't because of the children so the only way to clear that up is to get rid of the kids WRONG> anyhow angels are watching over these 2 little girls

    April 20, 2010 at 1:42 pm
  107. Raine

    It seems to me 3 people can keep a scret if 2 of them are dead....isnt that the old saying. The truth was going to come out sooner or later. Misty cares for no one but herself....she wanted her Grandmother's mortgage money for herself to get bailed out of jail. She told her Dad "worry about me first" when he spoke of bail for Tommy, who has a wife and three chldren to support. Misty is supported by her parents and her drug sales. Goes to show you how selfish Misty is.
    She stated "the truth will hurt two people" to her sister in law Chelsea...who are the two people??? Haleigh's mom and possibly Ronald Sr???
    I how the guilty will pay heavily for this crime. A tiny defenseless child is murdered on purpose or accidentally (through ingesting illegal drugs).
    God Bless Nancy for being on the job!!!

    April 20, 2010 at 1:46 pm
  108. Crystal Teschner

    I feel so sorry for this precious little girl, I am so tired of hearing about

    mothers killing their little girls. I am only 21 years old and my dream is

    to be the mother of a little girl. How could someone do this to little

    Haliegh?? What could have that innocent little girl done to deserve

    this?? We need to find justice for little Haliegh Cummings.

    April 20, 2010 at 2:11 pm
  109. Donna Woods

    I think that they are all going to get whats coming to them. I feel for Ronald because it's the hardest thing to loose a child.

    April 20, 2010 at 2:39 pm
  110. Laurie

    I'm not feeling that it was Misty anymore, after last nights show I had a bit of a turnaround, Art Harris stated that Tommy went to Ronald Cummings house to smoke a joint with his sister at 6 o'clock. Misty fixed dinner for the kids. Grandma bought clothes over and that is where it ended. Here is what changed my mind. Could the joint have been laced with something? It has been known to happen. Could that be what put Misty in a "Dreamlike state"? Couls the joint have come from cousin Joe? Did Joe know the joint was laced and cook up this sick plan? Misty smokes the joint, goes into a dreamlike trance, and sees her cousin Joe and her brother in the house and something happened to Haleigh then. Joe and Tommy both leave, but Tommy goes back to see if everything was alright and finds Haleigh dead,calls cousin Joe who Takes that poor baby and throws her in the river. Maybe it is through conversation that Misty knows anything about the river.

    April 20, 2010 at 2:51 pm
  111. Jen Struss

    I have been following thisstory since dy one.It is sooo obvious that Misty is GUILTY of something. Guilty is Guilty!!! I want to know why Ronald cannot admit hat she is a LIAR and a KILLER!!! She has failed numerous polygraphs.It is obvious who killed the innocent girl- the question is where is the body and what is her reason for doing such an awful thing??????

    April 20, 2010 at 3:21 pm
  112. Lisa

    I feel that Ronald Cummings played as much a part in this as the other people. They were all into drugs. He knew what Misty was, and still put his children in her care.

    After his daughter was "taken" he was on TV crying and begging for her return. My friends and I noticed there was a bandage of some sort on the back of his neck. I have always wondered what that was.

    I believe this was drug retaliation because of money owed or a deal gone bad, e.g. the gun that they were all fighting over.

    And then Ronald marries this girl that could have killed his daughter. I'm not buying it. He knows, Misty knows, Tommy and Joe know, probably the whole family.

    God has Haleigh now. She is safe. And all the people involved in her murder will burn in hell!

    April 20, 2010 at 4:44 pm
  113. Pat

    I don't believe for a minute that Misty was not involved. Misty knows exactly what went on that night. And what about Tommy's wife? Did they ask her if Tommy was home that night? Did he tell her anything about that night? All I want to know is who did it and WHY?? Did Haleigh see something? Only God knows the truth and i hope it comes out soon.

    April 20, 2010 at 4:55 pm
  114. Pat

    By the way, didn't Misty say that Haleigh was wearing something pink? Well, did they find some pink clothing, or any clothing? Even if the body was decomposed, wouldn't clothing or clothing fibers be left?

    April 20, 2010 at 5:06 pm
  115. Elizabeth Beard

    The reality that Haleigh is likely dead spurs a number of questions – not the least of which is 'what exactly did the investigators pull up from the bottom of that river?' Other questions are where, when and how – but most importantly WHY?

    April 20, 2010 at 5:11 pm
  116. Anne

    Pat, Nichole, Michele, I believe you are all basically correct. Ronald Cummings is not innocent in all this. He knew, so did his mother. They covered so well for Misty, who covered so well for Ron... Get it peeps? Ron and his drug dealings and addictive habit(s) is the culprit and he's the master manipulator in all this, not Misty. BTW, Misty was only 16 when she first started shacking with Ron! Not excusing Misty and her gang of thugs, they're guilty as sin, but there's just no way Ronald Cummings didn't know what happened, and whose to say at this point, may have actually been the main perpetrator in little Haleigh's death. Maybe Leonard Pidalla can trip him up, so far no one else has been able too. You go Leonard!

    April 20, 2010 at 5:38 pm
  117. CANDOCT

    I m having trouble digesting this new episode of admissions by Tommy and Misty to Granny. Hark, suddenly, and ironically, on the same day, both Misty and her brother, respectively ,make calls to Granny, both pointing the finger at Overton Both mentioning the blocks, the rope, the dock, and Haleigh's death. Of course no mention of motive, manner of death, place of death, only that Overton killed her because he couldn't find Ron's gun. How do they know he killed her? Did they witness it? This sketchy scenario that they have given seems to me like a transparent last ditch effort to cut off some jail time and disassociate themselves with Haleigh's murder. My theory is that Haleigh died accidently,the pills, or from a blow from Misty, that was not intended to kill her, but did. I think all three of them disposed of the body.
    They need to put them all in the same room with Overton and watch them sell each other out. If Misty had a knife to her throat, she would have called 911 immediately or Ron..........Misty and Tommy's version of events is not correct. They are using Granny to spread the word to implicate Tommy with the murder. I am not saying he's inncocent of everything, although he may well be, I am saying that Misty and Tommy are only telling half of the story to protect their own skins.

    April 20, 2010 at 5:43 pm
  118. elizabeth martin

    i knew misty had something to do with this iam so glad this lil girl can rest . my prayers are with the family.

    April 20, 2010 at 6:20 pm
  119. Bern

    You people are crazy. First to listen to this grandmother, who is repeating things she heard on the news and exaggerating the rest. She's talking crazy and everyone is hanging on her every word. Second, If Misty had anything to do with this, why the hell would there be a cinderblock holding the door open. Oviously, the peson that took the child, knew the door would slam, and wake up people in the house. (Misty and the little boy). Third, Misty always said it was Joe so now that it comes out that he may had something to do with it by Tommy, and Misty saying, see I told you, does not mean she's guilty of anything. The Florida,Keystone cops, should have dredge the area as soon as the child went missing. Who is at fault, I say the cops. I believe Misty had nothing to do with it. I also believe it was done by one person, because if there was more than one, the second person could have held the door, and not put a cinderblock in front of it. Leave Misty alone and find the peson by good old fashion police work.

    She is being railroaded.

    April 20, 2010 at 6:41 pm
  120. Brandy

    My prayers are with haleighs little brother,who is probably wondering what happened to his sissy?

    April 20, 2010 at 6:54 pm
  121. Tamara B

    I hope the entire family -dumb and dumber, grandmother, sister-in-law, and the cousin are all charged. They all knew what happened and never came forward. They are all disgusting...

    April 20, 2010 at 6:57 pm
  122. Dee Patterson

    Misty was also babysitting Ron's son where was he when all this was happening. Thank God they didn't toss him in the river too.

    April 20, 2010 at 7:49 pm
  123. Lawrence

    Whomever killed this child undoubtedly did her a favor by sparing her a life made worthless by the same ignorance that is the most obvious characteristic, and curse, of her entire family.

    April 20, 2010 at 7:55 pm
  124. Leslie

    Did anyone notice that Misty's grandmother said, "... Haleigh was thrown in the river..." and according to Ronalds' lawyer, "Haleigh was placed in the river..." Is he trying to minimize Ronald's role in all of this?

    April 20, 2010 at 8:03 pm
  125. tish

    all of us hear in satsuma and around satsuma wish for the safe return of Haleigh.

    April 20, 2010 at 10:47 pm
  126. whosonfirst

    I agree with the recommend earlier to waterboard them all. I also agree that if grandma Hollars knows, that whole family knows.

    April 20, 2010 at 10:51 pm
  127. Toni

    Re: comments made by Tricia Z.....that grandma knew about this for a whole year. I don't think that was what was said. She first called the police after getting a phone call from Misty and Tommy telling her the story, which is a recent event. If she suspected anything prior to that, I don't know...but she didn't know the things she knows now until a few days ago. Anyway, that's what is being said.

    April 20, 2010 at 10:57 pm
  128. selena d smith

    Nancy, I have followed this case from the beginning I beg you to post my comment so Misty Croslin can see what the American People think of her.

    In my opinion MISTY CROSLIN is more guilty than anyone, SHE let that precious little girl be taken, hurt? tortured? killed?

    Misty Croslin is responsible for the loss/death of this child, please do not show her bones,


    April 21, 2010 at 12:18 am
  129. connie smith

    Im just curious...If Misty was involved why would she even be at the house when ron got home from work, i mean if she did something wrong i think the average person would not want to face the situation, and would avoid that as long as possible, on the other hand if she isnt involved maybe that explains her staying and the guilt of knowing that she was suppose to care for the child is the reason for whatever story she came up to tell ron & the police i mean after all a simple i was high and fell asleep really is not acceptable but is possibly what happened

    April 21, 2010 at 12:27 am
  130. CANDOCT

    How do you explain her failing 4 polygraphs? Misty and truth are strangers (just like Casey Anthony)...............she may not have done it, but she sure as heck did not prevent it from happenning or report it correctly either – You can't always l;ay blame on the cops – they go in the information presented – in this case, if the Tommy scenario is true, why did she not immediately tell about it? Plain and simple, because she was involved. Wake up and smell the coffee

    April 21, 2010 at 6:40 am
  131. Angel

    Bern – Misty was at the river with police, why? There would be no purpose of taking her there if she knew nothing! If she wasn't involved, why would the police waste their time talking to HER at the river? She knows exactly what happened.

    April 21, 2010 at 8:55 am
  132. Dawn

    So disgusting. There is NO reason for this! There are women out there that would die to have a child, such as me...that pay thousands of dollars to get pregnant, and these women just disregard their childrens lives like they are garbage! How sad and how disgusting!

    April 21, 2010 at 10:21 am
  133. cindy

    They just need to lock all 3 of them up and trow away the key...enough already.

    April 21, 2010 at 11:11 am
  134. Pat

    Hey Bern, if you think Misty had nothing to do with this, then why didn't she call the police as soon as she found out the girl was missing, to clear herself. Also, why did she fail 3 polygraphs? And third, how could she point out the location in the river, if she knew nothing about it? Before it is all said and done, the truth will come out. And if Misty's so innocent, why doesn't she implicate who it was to clear her own name??? Believe me she knows someting!

    April 21, 2010 at 12:03 pm
  135. Pat

    By the way, I think, the story about the cinderblock holding open the door was part of the plan to take the blame off Misty. If she really saw the door open with a cinder block, she should have called 911 right then, so the police could see it and dust for fingerprints. Plus, if 1 person did it, they would not have left the door standing open, in case someone got up, and looked out there and saw them. If Misty didnt do it, she knows who did! And how do you explain that the door opened from the inside? Misty was the only one INSIDE that could have opened it!

    April 21, 2010 at 12:13 pm
  136. K-

    Railroaded my butt!!!!

    PLEASE..... The cinderblock at the door was a set up by some stupid uneducated people to make it look like someone came into the home and took that ittle girl. It was all set up. She knew she had to call police, and ron was coming home, they had to do something to make it look like someone had been in that house, hence the cinderblock holding the door open. Misty is so far in this I can smell her from here. Do not defend a child killer. It is little haleigh that need defending and people to stand up for her.

    April 21, 2010 at 12:44 pm
  137. Jo

    I’ve been following this store from the beginning and I feel like I’m watching a Hollywood movie. Every day is something new with this bunch of hillbillies.

    I can’t help but blame the police dept a little bit on this one. The day Misty failed a lie detector test is the day her butt would be locked in my jail until she told everything she knew about that horrible night. She was the last person to see the child and if she’s lying then there is good reason. It usually means GUILT!

    One area of this whole story I never understood was Junior’s part in it. Was he sleeping the whole time? Did he hear anything? Whenever Junior is brought up on NG nothing is really said about what he may know.

    I have suspected Cousin Joe from the beginning. Something was never right with his story. He looks like a creep, however since this new story has broke I can’t help but wonder if Tommy and Misty are pointing the finger at Joe to get themselves off the hook. We all know the whole damn family are a bunch of liars and at this point I wouldn’t put anything pasted any of them.

    Another thing that is a little off is why did Tommy say he went to Misty’s that night and she never answered, and that there was no way she was home that night if they were in this together.

    I remember when Misty and her mom were fighting a half a year ago and her mom flat out said Misty knows exactly what happened.
    This family stabs each other in the backs every other day, I knew it would be a matter of time before they all started singing like canaries.

    I think Police should charge as many people in that family with as much as they possibly can in this case… and I mean every single one of them that knew anything. Even that toothless grama who has been told 3 stories over the course of months… She knew that little girl was gone and kept her mouth shut to protect her grandkids. She is just as bad as the rest of them.

    ~Fry the Croslin Clan ~

    April 21, 2010 at 12:53 pm
  138. Eli

    What is this world coming to. So many innocent children are being killed. My heart breaks for Haliegh and Caylee. Little souls that never had a chance. May god rest their precious souls. Their lives should have not been cut short. They had a full life in front of him. I do hope justice is seeked in both these murder cases. And these killers will be judge on judgement day from GOD.

    April 21, 2010 at 1:17 pm
  139. Jo. M

    Maybe?? Daddy's girlfriend/babysitter on the couch (who was bouncing with another man, and it was not her daddy, according to Jr.) Thought that it was Haleigh who saw her and so she had to do away with the witness. But not knowing that it was Jr. who saw everything. Everything will come out in time. God bless little Haleigh and may he keep her safe!

    April 21, 2010 at 1:36 pm
  140. J. Franklin

    While Misty and her hillbilly klan were getting rid of Haleigh's body, where was R.J.? Jr?

    April 21, 2010 at 2:04 pm
  141. Vicki

    This is another prime example of the laws and court systems not protecting children. This case, along with the Anthony case and so many others across the United States, are prime examples of parents with no parenting abilites being able to raise children because they have the same DNA. The laws need to be changed to better protect children from their own families when necessary. Even grandparents have no legal rights to protect them until something dispicable happens and it is too late even if they are better able to provide for the children. How many children have to suffer this fate before they can be protected?

    April 21, 2010 at 2:50 pm
  142. stewartde

    What an absolute mess!!! No one in this scenario has any credibility.
    They have all lied, scammed and covered for each other so long to "survive" that none of them can tell the truth without incriminating themselves.

    My word of caution: If you are an associate of the Croslin Gang or a relative, move away and change your name.

    April 21, 2010 at 3:27 pm
  143. Bobbie Fulton

    Ive been seeing police searching in the water around the pier,which shows me as usual the water isn't deep and can't see how even both of these men(which both look smaller than I am)could throw 2 cinder blocks and this child far anuff to even be deep anuff to feel in anyway someone wouldn't come by to fish and find her.Somethings just not right with this tale.Just pray they are still looking for a grave site .

    April 21, 2010 at 7:51 pm
  144. donella

    I still think that Misty, Tommy and Cousin Joe knows what really happened. Misty killed Haleigh.How? We may never know for sure. But Misty's Grandmother said a few things on NG that made sense. Misty was jealous of Ron's relationship with his daughter. I truly believe this because I seen this scenerio many times on the news. Mostly single mothers that have very young children and have a boyfriend living in the home and have the boyfriend watching the child while they are working. Mom comes home or is called home to find the child severly beaten or dead. In Misty's case, I think she was jealous and did something horrible to that child and called Tommy and Joe to help her dispose of the body. She was drugged up and did not want to babysit Haleigh that night. It is common knowledge that Misty and Ron only known each other for 4 months before Haleigh disappeared. By no means am I letting Ron off the hook. As a single parent, YOU HAVE TO BE VERY CAREFUL OF THE PEOPLE YOU EXPOSE YOUR CHILDREN TO.When you lay down with dogs, you wake up with fleas. If Ron ever believed that cock and bull story Misty gave,and all of tht fake crying, then he's an idiot. His daughter's spirit should haunt him for the rest of his life and everyone else that knew something and did not come forward. I think everyone in Misty's family knows she killed Haleigh and Tommy and Joe helped, but don't really want to admit it, at least not in public. I hope this case comes to a close soon. Haleigh Cummings needs justice now.

    April 21, 2010 at 11:43 pm
  145. betty

    i would like to know why Ronald Cummins married Misty Croslin to begin with? Did he know her? How could he trust her with his kids? And why did they get rid of Haleigh and not the rest of the kids? Where were they? Did they see anything or hear anything going on that nite? These are ??? they I have, that I don't think have been asked. As far as I'm concerned, Ronald Cummins is just as guilty, because he left his children with his (teenager girlfriend). Why didn't he leave his children with their REAL mom? He has not potrayed to be a good father because a good father isn't mischevious and selling drugs for $$$. How did he wind up with those children? Why weren't they awarded to their mother? I don't understand this @ all. There is alot that has not been revealed and all of us would like some answers.

    April 22, 2010 at 3:11 pm
  146. Sharon K

    Also, if you can't handle your child/children, or you need a break......CALL SOMEONE to help you out and do something to chill out. It's not a child's fault he/she is in this world. AND, AGAIN.......REMEMBER YOU WERE A CHILD ONCE YOURSELF. You made it to where you are, (for some of you, too bad)

    April 22, 2010 at 3:19 pm
  147. betty

    I would like to know if this question has been asked, Can the authorities ask one of them (guilty ones) if Haleigh was sexually abused before she was dumped into the river? Why would they do that to her? Did she see something and they were afraid she would tell her father? Are any of these sickos (3 of them) trying to get back @ Ronald Cummins for a deal gone bad? or What? I think there is more to this than we know. There is more, I know it. Poor Haleigh, How could this happen to such an innocent lil gir? and Why?????? Ronald Cummins, I wonder now what you are thinking of that moran wife that u married? What a mistake, Ronald. This will haunt you for the rest of your life and I hope it does. We must NOT take our children for granted, and We alll need to know WHO is taking care of our children. You can trust anyone anymore. There is still lots of ???? that need to be answered.

    April 22, 2010 at 3:20 pm
  148. RGV-mother

    Has Misty's cousin and her brother been given a polograph? If so, can that be used as evidence in court?

    To Nancy Grace: Thanks for the work well done. I love your show, I hope you never quit airing on HLN. I stay up to see your show every nite. It's very interesting. I like the questions you ask the lawyers, you are down to the point. My type of person. I like your attitude and you always try to find the answers and if you don't agree you speak your mind. Good for you, You GO GIRL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WE NEED MORE WOMAN LIKE YOU TO SPEAK UP AND BE HEARD, YEAH, NANCY GRACE!!!

    April 22, 2010 at 4:18 pm
  149. barbara

    I believe Ron is responsible for Hailey's death. Teresa Neves, Grandmother Sykes, Misty,Tommy, are all covering up for him. I believe Misty has told her father and mother and other relatives the truth. I believe she has told law enforcement and they are not revealinng everything. I believe the truth will come out and Ron will be charged with Hailey's death and every one involved in the cover up will be charged, including his mother and grandmother Sykes. I do not believe one word she says.

    April 22, 2010 at 8:01 pm
  150. lynnette

    Tonight did others catch the words the Sister-In-Law said, "Haleigh was killed" when she was trying to defend Misty. Is that a little slip of what she knew? The cops don't have a body for evidence. They need "concrete" and don't want to risk a "reasonable doubt". The cops have far more than what we hear on Nancy grace. They did the drug sting to get who they wanted behind bars because they knew already who was guilty. Cousin Joe isn't arrested because no proof "tough" so why would she crack that's why it's taking cops so long to "catch her triping up or someone finally coming forward.

    April 22, 2010 at 9:26 pm
  151. Rose

    Did I hear that right tonight on Nancy Grace ? Ron Cummings was only with Misty four months. They'd broke up and only been together three days when Haleigh went missing. Ronald married her (I thought if you were marriaged a spouse wouldn't have to testify against the other). Either that or like Ronald said, "keep your friends close, and your enimies closer." he probably knew Misty was lying and would eventually feel secure enough after being married awhile she'd tell him the truth and then he would have his own justice.

    Young People out there... this is what drugs do to you... I hope all you young people who are on drugs realize how fast and how screwed up your life can be being on drugs and being around people on drugs.

    April 22, 2010 at 9:44 pm
  152. wanda

    How come no one has done a back ground check on Grandma? She claims to know quite a bit to be innocent herself. Why are the police and attorney's allowing her to talk so freely? Is she after money to bond Misty out?

    April 22, 2010 at 10:04 pm
  153. Lucie L

    I lived in Putnam county Fl. back between 1991-1994. I was going through a divorce and had 3 teenage children. The things that my children where exposed to during the time in the county can only blow you mind. A social worker, mother of one of the teenage boy involved with my children at the time, informed me that Putnam county was # 2 in the country for incest abuse. At 38 years old, I had never been informed or even dreamed of such attrocity could exist in our world today. I was dumbfouned. Call me naive, pershaps.
    All this to let you know that after watching the grand-mother speaking on you show tonight about the child could have been molested by the boys while Misty was in the other room, might be very valid coming form young people growing up in that county..

    April 23, 2010 at 3:20 am
  154. candoct

    The debating grandmas was an eye opener – the tib bits of information that surface are mind bloggling – then the sister-in-law -
    Flora Hollars story keeps getting more and more descriptive – now there's a child screaming in the other room – Misty cowering under the sheets – is she embellishing – where did this suddenly come from – the laundry was interesting and contradicts the earlier accounts – at the end of the day one can only conclude that this Satsuma should re-named The Village Of Idiots – Someway, somehow, by someone, Haleigh's life ended – these people are harboring so much anger towards each other and protecting their kin. It would not surprise me if they never get to the truth – I pray for Haleigh -

    April 23, 2010 at 5:45 am
  155. sally

    unless I missed something, I've never heard two cinder blocks and a rope were found, just two cinder blocks were found. No human bones have been found, only animal bones. Misty and Tommy are in back of police car alone talking and Misty said the police showed her some animal bones hoping she would crack. How could Misty be so sure all bones were animal bones unless body was never dropped there. Cinder blocks could be old boat anchor. Police would have had tapes of any phone conversations from jail from Misty and Tommy to Grandma. So Grandma's info would not be new to them. And Grandma is making sure everyone knows she called the police to inform them of info. I hope the police found something, but I dont think body is there. I think it's another ploy to jerk police around and try and blame Joe, not that he is innocent in this. I believe Chelsia and what she said on last nights phone interview with NG. And just because Ron was at work the night Haleigh disappeared, doesn't mean he doesn't know something. Remember no body so who knows exactly when Haleigh was murdered, only when Haleigh disappeared. Why was Ron calling Misty over and over that night, according to Ron, and then called Tommy to go to his house and see if Misty was there. Why did Misty wait for Ron to pull up the drive way and then call 911. Hollywood hands out awards for these kind of performances. Just my thoughts on the matter.

    April 23, 2010 at 7:28 am
  156. sally

    Another thought... Why didn't Ron tell police that night when he was interviewed, about calling the house over and over and Misty didnt answer phone. He couldn't have forgotten about it, it had just happened and it was important info. This didn't come out until later on when Tommy feeling pressure from police and informed police of these phone calls from Ron. Why the secrets on something as simple as Ron calling house to talk to Misty. One only lies or omits facts when one is hiding something. What was Ron hiding?

    April 23, 2010 at 7:43 am
  157. mo, New Jersey

    On the 4/22/10 show of Nancy Grace. The grandma debate. Hollers tells or ask Sykes why Teresa Neves did not babysit. Misty offered to pay her. Maybe Misty knew already that this was premeditated crime & that they were coming to steal the gun and she wanted the kids out of the way but then got "stuck baby sitting" and that threw a monkey wrench in there plan. Also, wasn't Tommy arrested becuase he stole an elderly neighbors gun at 1 point?

    April 23, 2010 at 9:19 am
  158. Vicki

    Where is the biological mother in all of this Where is the outrage from that whole side of the family. The only decent person seems to be Miss Hollars!

    April 23, 2010 at 12:09 pm
  159. Marilyn Fair

    I am beginning to get worried that no one will be charged in the death of Haleigh that all the authorities have is circumstantial evidence or just the statements of two liars, Misty and Tommy. There must be something that will undoubtedly tie in all three or one or two of them . I do believe that is why the police are trying so hard to get a confession out of someone, lack of real evidence. Most of what we know seems logical to us but it isn't real evidence. Let us pray that something really damaging to Misty, Tommy, and Joe is found.

    April 23, 2010 at 1:03 pm
  160. Abby

    as another person wrote:! Did I hear on your show tonight that Ronald tried calling Misty 90 times that night, I think that is also questionable, maybe the accident happened before he went to work and Misty's job was to stage the kidnapping to save both of therir behinds from child endangerment and drug

    I, too, absolutely believe Ronald had something to do with this. He is a fresh smart alec. He pryed on young girls with no education or way of bettering themselves, to be his girlfriends, and poor Chrstal had no choice to loose her kids to his custody. A drug dealer and user.
    Namcy is so in his corner she's not facing the facts. If he had a gun lying around and his child shot herself he'd be arrested for it, yet HE left drugs around –as we have known–since a letter was made public over a year ago–that Haleigh took and died. Ron got both Crystal and Misty into drugs and other young girls......

    April 23, 2010 at 8:53 pm
  161. canada

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    April 23, 2010 at 9:00 pm
  162. caroline

    do you see that million dollar smile?
    those almond shaped eyes?
    long curley golden locks?

    That precious baby, Croslin shouldn't have had the priveilege of cleaning her butt.

    May Gods angels keep you smiling and laughing, we will see you again little Haleigh until then rest in peace, little angel girl.
    God Bless the family and loved ones of little angel Haleigh Cummings

    April 23, 2010 at 10:56 pm
  163. KB

    Did anyone of your bloggers ever carry a cinder block? Let me tell you, theY are heavy. I don't believe Misty would be able to carry one ... at least not for a long distance. I believe died the child in the house and Misty panicked and called on her brother and maybe cousin Joe to dispose of the body.

    April 23, 2010 at 11:13 pm
  164. Gloria Giauque

    I have not yet figured out who first alerted the police of the location at the river. I assumed that it was Misty because she was there like she was showing them where to look. If this is so, then is it possible that she was sending them on a wild goose chase because she already knew that animal bones were there? Have we heard how long it will be before we get DNA results?

    April 24, 2010 at 12:20 am
  165. cass

    Bern- Do you then believe anyone would come into a home to take a child and turn the lights on?Misty is guilty.Now she is trying to say she had already been threatened by Joe and she heard HALEIGH crying so she ran in the bedroom n covered her head what kind of crap is that.EXCUSE ME 911. How was Joe going to hurt her if he was in jail. She is guilty n a liar. Misty did it, Tommy got rid of her body and TOMMY IS CRACKING. MISTY wont crack but wacth TOMMY WILL

    April 24, 2010 at 8:44 pm
  166. Jimmy

    Is is just me or has 90% of the shows nancy has done have come from the central florida area. Im not sayin that its a cosperacy or anything im just commenting on the amount of immorality in the state that i live in.

    April 24, 2010 at 9:27 pm
  167. Martha Braden

    After all the interview with Misty Crosslin's Grannie I believe we can all agree the truth is not a quality in that family.

    I do get the impression that Tommy is the only one who has a concioun. That is not to say he is not a liar. Liar he is but he looks remorsefull, like he is hiding something. It is my opion that Misty is not only uneducated but has a mental illness. That is why she is able to remove her feelings and her actions toward Haliegh as if she did nothing. At first I gave her the benefit of drugs but she has had time to detox so she definetly has a mental illness and is a danger to children.
    I wonder if any of the Crosslin/Cummings clan could pass lie detecter test. GRANNIE her stories change day by day.... these people need Jesus

    April 24, 2010 at 11:42 pm
  168. Brenda

    Did the investigators check the sofa for DNA? My theory is that Ron owed the cousin money for drugs and he was there to collect something from somebody one way or another, so he raped the child and she died. So Misty and her brother had to help get rid of the body. First they put her in the dumpster , then took her to the river and disposed of her. Where was junior when they were running around with bricks ropes and a body?

    April 25, 2010 at 12:13 am
  169. Bonnie McCarthy

    Nancy,I watch your program every chance I get. As disturbing as it is and must be for you as well you bring awareness. We can put faces of the innocent angels and give that much more meaning to our prayers, for this I thank you. Long before the investigation starts and your show airs we can be at peace knowing that at their last breath their wings have begun to grow.Also I believe that our system fails our children as well as those that are responsable for them directly. Why do we not use every media vehicle available to us to make people aware that they can be "rid " of a child to a safe place i.e churches, police departments, fire stations, safe houses etc. Almost everyone can have a baby, it takes a family to raise them, but its everyones responsability to keep them safe. They are not born with rights and are at the mercy of an adult(s) that they did not choose and a safe loving home is the luck of the draw.
    On a personal note Nancy I am a semi retired nurse mother of three daughters two here and one in heaven and grandmother of six . I will tell you that the best is yet to come with your very fortunate children. After you have gone thriugh all the ages and stages and they are grown and gone and one day call or send you that card that says "THANKS MOM FOR EVERTHING I LOVE YOU". That will be among your wow days. We all need to keep in mind that our children are on loan to us from God. How can we not be thankful for such a gift.

    Goodnight Friend

    April 25, 2010 at 8:15 pm
  170. Sarah Cottle

    Nancy, I want to know how close to the trees have the police searched? I was raised in Jacksonville for years and know alot about gators. They will take their food up around the trees if they the trees are in the water. to try and hide it for later. We see them looking in the water around the docks but not near the trees. Also gators will take their food to a bed where they lay up so they can protect it from another gator. Thanks Nancy. Please answer this for me if you can. My husband and watch your show all the time. Thanks for a great job. Nancy your twins are beautiful. Thanks, Sarah from Wilmington,N.C.

    April 25, 2010 at 8:22 pm
  171. Anonymous

    I've just started to closely follow this story, and also research things Ive missed. First I'm a single father, 10 yrs back I was involved with a family almost Identical to the Croslins. Almost uncanny....really. Unfortunately it took several years to fully understand these walks of life..( I was young). The deceit, the drugs, and most importantly the ongoing cycle of this craziness to further generations. People like this are pros at working 'the system'..this includes legal matters, welfare, and 'hustling' for drugs / money. My childs mother is so much like that Croslin girl its unreal. Just an older version. Can cry on a time, absolutely remorseless liars...trouble is as much 'street smarts' as these people may have, they obviously have sub-par intelligence. I do agree, Misty is the easiest target...however in my unfortunate experience with this 'types' ..they lie quite well, and with little remorse, but inevitably they trip over thier own bullS78T. And its usually in very obvious and spectacular fashion. Its apparent with all those involved, they all seem to be cut from the same tree.. Shes not smart enough to keep this going, and i think her inconsistency is a result of her age, her lifestyle, and lack of intelligence / morals..My gut says bad-drug deal, and most of the family knows more than they say. Poor kid didnt have a chance with these people.

    April 25, 2010 at 8:55 pm
  172. kaylynn

    To all who say " a bunch of hillbillies or trailer trash, what makes you better. The way I see it.........Ronald was loosing work to find his "hillbilly" daughter and had to do anything to survive. So I guess Beverly Hills is lined in gold because no children go missing, and the last person with them can't keep the story strait. Ok you are a professer. I live in TN and believe in an eye for an eye.

    April 25, 2010 at 10:39 pm
  173. Jason

    Just sick!!!!!! This whole family is twisted. Its like the Addams Family. TRAGIC! Is all I can say.

    April 26, 2010 at 9:40 am
  174. nomi

    Does anyone know what happened to Junior? Who is he staying with now?

    April 26, 2010 at 11:23 am
  175. julie

    my thoughts are misty was sleeping that night i think she heard what was going on and was to high from pills and she decided not to call cops because she was afraid of ron . misty should of called for help when she heard the noise im wondering what she told rons boy about that night . im just sick about this maybe cousin joe told tommy where to dump the body i dont think he killed the girl tommy looks awful guilty

    April 26, 2010 at 1:17 pm
  176. Nancy

    Maybe they sold Haleigh? Has anyone thought of that? They don't seem smart enough to commit a murder and not leave evidence of some sort. Maybe the people that bought her took her out of the country to somewhere they don't speak english. How possible would that be?

    April 27, 2010 at 2:55 am
  177. Jimmy

    First of all I'm sick and tired of all the Hillbilly and trailer-trash comments. One's economic lifestyle does not describe their moral beliefs. I grew up in a trailer and still live in one. With that being said, i am not trash nor a hillbilly. I spent 12 years as a counselor/case manager for the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice, and the one thing I've learned is that their economic class has nothing to do with it.
    One thing we have to keep in mind is no matter how guilty someone may look, they are still innocent until proven guilty. It would be easy to blame the media for putting preconceived notions into our head but the truth is, without us demanding the constant coverage and our morbid fascination with these type of cases the medias perception wouldn't have any effect on our way of thinking.
    Is Misty and the others guilty? I don't know! Will they receive a fair trial? I don't know, I can only hope. As far as i am concerned, I am still hoping that the Girl is still alive and well, and until the truth is known thats all im gonna think about.

    April 27, 2010 at 2:36 pm

    PUTNAM COUNTY, Fla. - One of the family members of Haleigh Cummings who has been jailed for months has now learned her sentence.

    Hope Sykes, the cousin of Ronald Cummings, was sentenced today to 15 years in prison for drug trafficking.

    She entered a guilty plea earlier this month.

    Cummings, the father of the missing girl, Haleigh, who has been the subject of an Amber Alert since Feb.2009, was arrested along with his now-ex-wife Misty Croslin, her brother Tommy and Sykes in January.

    They face multiple charges of trafficking hydrocodone.

    Sykes is the first of the four to be sentenced.


    April 27, 2010 at 7:51 pm
  179. Anne of Port Charlotte

    Com'on Misty!!!! Time to spill your guts and stop your big cover up for Ronald Cummings. ALL OF YOU! There's more and you know it. Spit it out girl!!!!

    Leonard Padilla, where are you when we need you???!

    April 27, 2010 at 8:51 pm
  180. Pat

    If the police in this case have enough evidence to call it a homicide case, then they should have enough evidence to make an arrest. Does anyone agree?

    April 28, 2010 at 6:55 pm
  181. SHARON


    April 29, 2010 at 8:19 am

    Hi all pat im with u on this. there has been cases in the usa when there was no body. they still had the evidence to charge a person with the murder. but they had to have all there stuff together. one mess up and they case is gone. i feel this is whats going on. but i also feel joe did this to the child and everyone knows that he is not a angle. so to say. but think about it joe had things plan before this child went missing. his ride. so he felt that they would cover for him. and they did. but no one is talking about who he was with that night we are hearing things. about where he was but no one has come out and said he joe was with us that night there is no way he could have did this. joes words are like mistys and the other clan. forgive me if im wrong. there is something that bugs me. ron why did he call misty all those times that night. was the child killed before he went to work and he left the home 30 min before he was to clock in. and the reason he called misty was to see if she was ok and not cracking up and telling people{family} is that why he was so concern. and is that why he married her to keep her close to him? im lost this case has help me save money how? i dont need to go to the book store and buy a book like this its right here. i know guys thats sad. but i cant take my eyes off this case.and the poor baby. wow i pray for her soul. have a nice safe day friends and keep our kids safe. and with us.

    April 30, 2010 at 7:34 am
  183. Robert oates

    the police know who the killer is and everyone will be shocked its mistys father he has been molesting misty for years he knew misty did not want to babby sit because of the phone calls misty made to her mother so when he came over to watch haley misty knew what he was going to do to her but left her anyway - and after he was done he knew he was in trouble he did not have compleat control of this little girl haileys real mom and dad [ron-cristle] would not turn a blind eye haileys time was up thy had to get her out of the house fast so they thru her in the dumpster in the next yard [the one the dogs hit on ] till a better site could be found why else do you think 30,000 dollars went unclamed and misty and her brother keep her mouth shut it her dad and even mistys grand ma know it thats why she is telling all thoes crazy stories

    May 1, 2010 at 10:31 pm
  184. Stacey

    I think the Croslin's know alot more than what they are saying. With Ron saying that "he was going to kill the person who killed his daughter". Misty or anyone else isn't going to say anything because they know of his violent past.

    I don't believe any of the Croslin's. I haven't seen any of then cry a heart felt tear for Hailey. I have either seen no tears, and fake cries or tears but not for Hailey.

    All of this hard work is for Hailey. I hope that she can rest in peace soon

    May 15, 2010 at 3:26 pm
  185. Lisa Torres

    I'm 23 & I have a 10 year old niece named Emliy who's going to be a 5th grader & a 5 year old nephew named Mark who is graduating from kindergarden in about 4 weeks or less on Thursday June the 10th 2010 & he will be turning 6 in like less than 2 months on Sunday 7-11-2010. although Emily is 10 but I always get afraid now about leaving them anywhere lone even at home because I'm afraid that they'll really go missing. That's why everyone please keep yourself & your family safe every day & night. Please every night when you go to bed please remember to keep your doors & windows shut & locked too. kids don't go out with anyone that you don't know very well, but if they ask you to just tell them to get lost for good please. one last big reminder everyone is to please keep your pets safe at night by keeping them in the house.

    May 17, 2010 at 1:37 am