Nancy Grace

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!

Haleigh's family told to make funeral arrangements, did cops find a body?

Detective John Merchant, the lead investigator in the Haleigh Cummings homicide case, says police need to build a strong case without a body. Members from the Putnam County Sheriff's Office met with the parents of Haleigh Cummings today to let them know their options.

Sheriff Jeff Hardy announced last week that he is confident enough to say that 5-year-old Haleigh is likely dead. Now it is up to her parents to determine how to celebrate her life even without tangible proof of her death.

Haleigh Cummings
Haleigh Cummings

Ronald Cummings' attorney told us Ronald and his family were advised to start making funeral arrangements, "They told them that it was now a homicide investigation and no longer a missing persons, and that they would have enough to go forward if they wanted to make funeral arrangements."

According to Merchant he presented two options to parents Ronald Cummings and Crystal Sheffield about a funeral for Haleigh: The couple could wait seven years for Haleigh to be declared dead by the state of Florida and then be issued a death certificate or they can go before a judge before the seven years lapses to request a death certificate.

The talk of funerals and death certificates all comes while Law Enforcement officials continue to deny that a body or any form of remains belonging to Haleigh Cummings were located during their three day search of the St. Johns River.

Yet, there are persons of interest to still be named. Although, the Putnam County Sheriff's Office is not releasing names we were told "I think ya'll know who they are."

You do the math.

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  1. Anne

    Said it before, will say it again.... You don't make funeral service arrangements with cinderblocks and rope. That would be a memorial service. Same thing NG said night before last. More to come.

    April 21, 2010 at 8:04 am
  2. Leanne DeFrancisco

    Hi Nancy and staff,

    Thank you for keeping up with what happened to Haleigh Cummings. Those of us who love and care for someone who has Turner Syndrome are heartbroken about the treatment that this little girl received from those who were entrusted to take care of her. I hope justice is served to those who hurt her, and that little Haleigh rests in peace.

    April 21, 2010 at 8:23 am
  3. maria

    I am wondering if Ronald actually put himself in this position with Misty regarding the drug bust so as to keep close to her and find out where his daughter is. I remember him remarking to someone about keeping your friends close and enemy's closer. I think deep down Ronald has always had some sort of feeling that Misty was involved! I do hope that Ronald gets off on his charges as I feel he was desperate to find his daughter and would do anything if he felt it would bring her home. Who knows, maybe this is exactly what has happened and my be the cops are in on it with him. I mean the bust and all. I guess we will wait and see. My compliments to Misty's grandmother for coming forward right away. I have 14 grand children and as a grandmother I just can't fathom what I would feel, What a extreme heart break, she is also in my prayers.

    April 21, 2010 at 8:29 am
  4. sandy

    Nancy please do a show in the near future on how we can change laws how to contact our leaders to get something done to protect our childern. i keep hearing we need to do something. ok then lets get started! enough talking. more action.we need someone to show vs how to get started. and i think you can get us started. are babies are being murdered! and i am done with it! we have to do something. thank you

    April 21, 2010 at 8:30 am
  5. DEBORAH DIDONATO

    I would just like to say it is a real tragedy concerning this little girl and i hope the perpatrators who did this to her pay dearly . I think there is no question in anyones mind who done this we all know even if she doesn't admit it . may she rot in hell along with anyone that knew of this information and didn't come forward with it they are just as guilty.and i kiind of wonder why the grandmother is now coming forward with information i wouldn't be surprised if even she didn't know what happened to the child ,this family seems like a bunch of low lifes there all pointing the finger at each other and thats the same way i look at it with the grandmother shes just another one pointing the finger but i bet she knew something to . This poor child never had a chance she was doomed from the day she was born she was being raised by people that used drugs and sold drugs including her father i feel like he is the one that put the child in harms way by messing around with a 16 year old girl he should have been wiht someone his own age more mature that may have made all the difference.

    April 21, 2010 at 8:54 am
  6. Jeanne

    how long has the granmother known all of her granchildren did this horrific act? let ron out of jail so he can kill all those involved like he swore he would do once he found out who hurt his child.....i'd never convict him in a court of law for killing those punks.....let him out...

    April 21, 2010 at 9:26 am
  7. peggy

    IF both children were in the house juinor and haleigh why did they just murder heleigh? somebody that cold needs the death penilty.

    April 21, 2010 at 9:32 am
  8. kimberly jones

    i thikn that misty and tommy and joe needs to come out and tell the truth about haleigh cummings. so that they can tell how she die. i really feel sorry for haleigh cummings family if they need anything just lit me know. but i think they got the right killers because you can tell how they act when they talk to each other and their family and u

    April 21, 2010 at 9:35 am
  9. fluffy

    I am waiting!!!!! When are they gonna tell us what they have really found. I think they have found Haleigh's remains. Why did it take so long??? I just dont understand how you could do something like this to a child or any human being. I hope they finally bring all this to a closure.At least Haleigh is in Heaven now. No one can hurt her anymore. She never even had a chance at life. Children arent trash.They arent something to just throw away cause you dont want them anymore. Give them to someone who does.

    April 21, 2010 at 9:45 am
  10. Lakeshia

    Some body needs to do the time for this horrible crime whether it be Misty, Joe ,orTommy they are all in this thing together .That is why they are all pointing the fingers at each other.

    April 21, 2010 at 10:00 am
  11. L. Patterson

    I'm beginning to wonder just what really is going on in this case. Does anybody else see this as strange. Make funeral arrangements, get a death cerficiate and yet still no Haleigh? I honestly believe there's a lot being hidden in this case not only by the families but law enforcement too. They're ready to have a funeral for a child they have no proof is dead or do they have proof they are hiding? Let's say as an example... there's a funeral, years later there's a Haleigh, can they swear this little girl is not alive somewhere? And what about the people involved, drug charges and that's it? I don't understand this case, plain and simple, it makes no sense. Perhaps deals are being made, I smell a "rat".

    April 21, 2010 at 10:07 am
  12. whats wrong with ppl

    I can't understand why ppl have to hurt children, there just inocent children. I can't believe what is going on in this world, I'm one of the ppl that couldn't have children now there just throwing them away. omg.
    also: do you think ronald married misty because his ex was gonna file for custudy of jr. Maybe he thought the court would look at him as married family man instead of living with a 17yr old. Thats just my though

    April 21, 2010 at 10:10 am
  13. Cubsfn33

    I think it's about time to let this child rest ("person's of interest" should now be honest with themselves and others). I am hoping that Haleigh's tragic death can somehow help others.

    When did parents stop protecting their children? I am a 34 y/o female and my parents still wants to protect me (we live 8 hours apart). If Ronald would have just protected her, this situation would have never happened!

    I do not wish evil on anyone, however I do hope that anyone involved in harming/covering up this horrible act suffer the rest of their lives.

    What happened to raising your children to be a "Productive Member of Society"?

    Oh and while I am on my soap box, Why should Ronald be released to go to the funeral? At some point he needs to be held accounable for his actions (leaving Haleigh with a drug abuser, selling drugs, etc...). Did he ever stop and think that selling the drugs to others was maybe putting someone elses child at risk?

    RIP HALEIGH!!!!!

    April 21, 2010 at 10:12 am
  14. ruth daniels in louisiana

    hope they all rot in hell for hurting this innocent little girl...

    April 21, 2010 at 10:32 am
  15. lil'ones'nanna

    R.I.P. lil' Haleigh we will never forget you!!

    April 21, 2010 at 10:37 am
  16. CKJMS

    Way to sad to talk about, being a mother I think it'll all come down to Misty her idea, what reason could she have had that was big enough to actually want the girl dead? Misty is just a ignort,thuggish child herself that grew up way to fast doing the wrong things. If she allowed those boys to molest the girl before they killed her she needs to die painfully and slowly in prison. She needs to suffer. They all do. I keep waiting to hear if Ronnie had anything to do with her death. But; the caliber of people you're dealing with isn't so great to begin with, he was dumb enough to marry Misty. Like the Gradma says she doesn't have to testify against him "if" they were still married. I can't imagine living everyday with the guilt of murdering an innocent child, that more than likely loved them when she was alive, trusted them and they pay her back by her death.

    April 21, 2010 at 10:56 am
  17. christy

    I can not believe that Misty has let this go on this long! She should rot in hell!!! She has known all this time where she could be found and she cared more about living in a drug infested life than coming out and saying that she knew where the body was and who did it. This poor family! Ronald i am praying for you and your family in this time of grief and pain! i can not imagine how ya'll feel. If she would have just said something then we could possibly have a body or some type of evidence and she probably wouldnt be in as much trouble as she will be now! I hope this is a lesson learned and that it doesnt happen again! Christy

    April 21, 2010 at 10:58 am
  18. Pat

    I heard that bones were recovered from the river. Was any clothing or hair recovered? Are the bones belonging to Haleigh? If so, the family can use those remains to bury Haleigh. It's such a sad thing. Poor Haleigh! RIP

    April 21, 2010 at 11:14 am
  19. Cindy

    My heart breaks for the parents and family of this sweet little girl. Along with the country I have hoped and prayerd this little girl would be found or released. I hope that whoever hurt her pays the full price for ending this childs life before she had the chance to live. God Bless Haleighs family.

    April 21, 2010 at 11:16 am
  20. Debbie Cumpton

    I don't believe for one second that Ronald Cummings had ANYTHING to do with his daughter's murder. If he had known the story that's being told now, I think that he would have just gone and killed Misty, her brother and cousin. That man was devastated!!!!!!! In fact I think he will still get revenge if he's allowed the opportunity! And I can't say that I blame hime!!!!! This is happening way too much and justice is NEVER served as it should be! DEATH TO ALL BABY KILLERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    April 21, 2010 at 11:39 am
  21. Julie

    This is so hard.I mean you have a step monster who more than likely was the killer and her cousin and brother who disposed of the body.You have the bio mom who yes had a drug problem but still loved her children,you have the grandparents.Mrs.Sheffields mother and Ron Cummings mother who I know are hurting.Then you have Mistys grandma Mrs.Hollars who chose to tell the truth even though it could mean her grand kids life.This whole thing is a tragedy.Little Haleigh is more than likely dead and the people who killed her for no reason at all could care less.M.C knows she can get life but not the death penalty and I guarantee you that she is playing her cards with the D.A to cop a plea in her drug case.Ronald and Crystal are the ones I really feel sorry for no matter what addiction that they have had because she was their child and they can never get her back.I just hope and pray all 3 of them spend many years behind bars and that justice is served.R.C sleeping withb M.C I bet his ass feels stupid about right now.This bitch killed your daughter and I hope shes someones bitch in jail and someone does her the same way.

    April 21, 2010 at 11:56 am
  22. latinlady

    i hope that the person responsible for this poor babys dealth pays with there on life

    April 21, 2010 at 12:10 pm
  23. Linda Weirup

    HUge KUDOS for the grandma who came forward to help break this case...its just seemd so obvious from the start that self centered ,drug addicted Misty had everything to with this angels death...I cry everytime I hear the story,,, Poor baby...the pure evilness that it took to kill this precious little girl is almost more then I thought possible of any human...Hanging from a huge Oak tree by the neck, is way too good for what they( the others involved) deserve for taking htis sweet life of Haleigh.Thank you Nancy Grace for shedding alot of light on this case... itt was not really being talked about on other media channels...

    April 21, 2010 at 12:16 pm
  24. neburnmichelle

    the hole family needs peace of mind and justice for haleighs deathto the family may god give you strength during this time our prayers are with you

    April 21, 2010 at 12:31 pm
  25. stewartde

    At this point it is hard to tell who the ringleader was and who was the accomplices. It doesn't matter. All who are involved in this hellish act are equally culpable. Unless evidence proves a crime, all that is provable may be improper burial. None of the famous trio have any credibility. Any good defense attorney should be able tear any of them apart.

    April 21, 2010 at 12:32 pm
  26. Galenda Mott

    How can it be called a funeral without a body or remains? Never heard of this.. A memorial yes.. Haleigh is with God now, probably playing with her other angels. Sad, she had to leave her earth this way. She will never suffer again.. God's blessings are with her.

    April 21, 2010 at 12:52 pm
  27. Mary

    man, this is really sad.! So they probably didn't find Haleigh..Can they still be charged with her death since they admitted something went down. I hope so.I couldn't go get a death cert. if it were my daughter. I would have a memorial, though. RIP Haleigh. I have a grandaughter with her name, I couldn't imagine what they are going through. I'm sure alot of people are thinking of her family, and it wont be easy, but, I hope ya find the strength to get thru this, and I will be thinking of your family, and Haleigh!!!

    April 21, 2010 at 12:58 pm
  28. Jen

    nancy was right all along, so sorry i ever doubted her. never doubt nancy grace she cracked this case, Misty is so Guility, she laided in Ron's bed lying when she knew the truth. her and the brother did it, threw that poor helpless child in the river. The cousin now they want him to go to jail for their crime. misty is a b**** she was afraid of ron not the cousin the part about he threaned the whole family with a knife bull bull bull like to see that asked on a lie dectator. she had nothing to lose if he did it, call 911 but did not call 911 till she got rid of haleigh body. MISTY , BROTHER Guilty, cousin still reasonable doubt cousin?????????????????

    April 21, 2010 at 12:59 pm
  29. Janet

    Could someone please give an update on the investigation of little Haleigh.

    April 21, 2010 at 1:06 pm
  30. September

    I don't understand why the search only lasted 3 days. I understand that it is probably costly, but in all reality it seems unlikely that they could have searched every inch of that river in 3 days. I think they should continue the search until her body is found.

    April 21, 2010 at 1:12 pm
  31. Leslie

    This case is just so sad.
    This little girl...Haleigh is "lost" and the family refuses to take any stance or responsibility. The grandmother to Haleigh has been ostrisized due to speaking out.
    Haleigh was thrown out with the trash.
    How can the people that committed this crime live with what they have done?
    When it is all said and done, they can lie now, but eventually, it will come back around to them. They will not be able to run from it any longer.

    April 21, 2010 at 1:39 pm
  32. Dorothy J. Ladoceour

    Nancy, Did Missy's brother and cousin have something against Ronald? How did they get along? I know about the gun problem, wut was there another reason they would have wanted to hurt him?

    April 21, 2010 at 1:40 pm
  33. Destiny

    i am so sorry for Ronald Cummings and Crystal Sheffield for the muder of their daughter Haleigh Cummings. You know Misty new from the start what happen to that baby, and for her to act like she did nothing and knew nothing when all along she was in on it like we all though. How could she marry that child's father knowing what she and her Brother did. This is a sick girl not a woman yet but a little girl now will get what she got coming to her while she is locked up. She aided in the death or after death and didn't tell the police what she knew. I no that Crystal is very hurt that she didn't have her kids to keep them safe knowing that their father's young 17 year girl friend played a part in the child's death. she let them in she helped hid the body and now Ronald have to live with the fact that he allowed this girl in his kids life and now the baby girl is gone.

    April 21, 2010 at 1:52 pm
  34. lyrker

    So sad. A kid that young having to endure god-knows-what and then murdered before she's even old enough to read. So sad.

    April 21, 2010 at 1:57 pm
  35. Joe Caldwell

    About Haleigh Cummins. Remember the letter about Haleigh over dose? Maybe it was true and the three of them knowing Ronald would kill all of them came up with the plan to make it look like a kid knapping.

    April 21, 2010 at 2:26 pm
  36. Debbie

    I think Misty's grandmother should get any reward offered for Haleigh. To think that you have 3 grandchildren possibly involved in her disappearance and she is the one that calls the detectives....

    April 21, 2010 at 2:28 pm
  37. Bobby Fisher

    These people had no remorse for this baby, they all should be put to death under the code.

    April 21, 2010 at 2:42 pm
  38. Mary

    Haileigh,
    Your with God now, and I hope you look out for your brother from heaven. The adults in your life and caretaker let you down. I hope your safe and happy in heaven. I hope they bring to justice the poeple who harmed you and even the one who withheld information because she was entrusted with your care. rest in peace.

    April 21, 2010 at 2:51 pm
  39. Chrissy

    All along I have been saying I got Haleigh saw some thing she wasn't to see and misty and whom ever saw her watching and knew she was going to tell Ronald and that Misty hurt Haleigh now she had an injured child she had to explain and Haleigh was going to tell what Misty did and that Misty hurt her, knowing this Misty killed Haleigh so she wouldn't been exposed. I always said why wasn't JR taken to why just Haleigh.

    Well I just had another thought. I remember Jr said he saw a man in black or black man and squeeky shoes, he also said he saw the couch bouncing.
    To my horror to even think this but what if he saw the couch bouncing because it was Haleigh being raped by either Tommy or Joe and after wards they killed her because she would had told and how could Misty explain little haleigh being raped in her care.

    I hope the whole bunch of them fry. If they can try a 13 year old as an adult they can try Misty as an adult and give her the death sentance.
    Any one grandparents, friends, relatives that knew these people were doing dope, selling dope need to go to jail to because they are partly responisble for the death of this child. I don't know how any of these people can sleep at night or live with them selves knowing if they had stepped in and told about the dope dealing this child might still be alive.

    April 21, 2010 at 3:20 pm
  40. Marie

    This does not make sense, is there a body or not. How can they have a funderal without a body – Too Vague.

    April 21, 2010 at 3:22 pm
  41. Dora

    This whole story was a shock when it first happened. I hope and pray Ron didn't have anything to do with it. We all know he was wrong for marrying Misty after haleighs disapearance but we don't know the pain and confusion he must feel.they say he was controlling and what not but maybe it is really misty! She told him all the right things. Made him do things maybe he wouldn't normally do. I'm sure he was just trying to ease his pain anyway he could. I just pray he is innocent all except the Drug charges. He and his family need to heel. And I hope they make the right decisions who they trust next time with any of there loved ones!

    April 21, 2010 at 3:27 pm
  42. Nichole Oxendine

    I THINK WE ALL KNEW ALL ALONG WHAT WAS GOING 2 COME OF THIS SICK TWISTED STORY OF THIS POOR LITTLE GIRL MISTY AND HER BROTHER BOTH NEED 2 BE CHARGED IN THIS HORRIBLE CRIME AND JUSTICE BE SERVED 4 LITTLE HALEIGH AND HER FAMILY!!!!!!

    Nichole Palmetto Florida

    April 21, 2010 at 3:36 pm
  43. Kharmarulz

    Sounds like they have found something to me.

    April 21, 2010 at 3:40 pm
  44. Zenene

    The step-mother of this poor baby knew all the time what happened to her and that she was no longer alive. She kept quiet all this time, she whether or not she had anythign to do with it per se, she should be punished to the utmost extent. I hope she rots right along with the others that had a part in it.

    April 21, 2010 at 3:53 pm
  45. connie

    I think the thing that gets me the most about this whole deal is that after Misty kills her boyfriends kid (intentional or not) that she has the nerve to lay down with him. What kind of person does that? She lied to him, married him, laid down with him, know the truth all along. What kind of a monster is she?

    April 21, 2010 at 3:53 pm
  46. Susan Sassani

    What ever possessed Ronald Cummings to marry the last person known to have been with little adorable Haleigh. I have watched this case from the beginning and I find it hard to believe that Ronald did not drill Misty for answers. I find it hard to believe that he did not know that she was somehow responsible. I am not sure that he didn't know everything. I don't know why I don't believe him when he said, "whoever is responsible for the disapperance of Haleigh I am going to kill them". How did someone who is a known drug dealer, if this is the case, ever get sole custody of these children? I am so sorry for the outcome of this case, if in fact, they have found the remains of this poor helpless child. How could anyone have harmed such a child? Hopefully, this case will be solved and those responsible will be punished to the full extent of the law. Susan

    April 21, 2010 at 3:59 pm
  47. PatsyRose

    Very sad story as I have followed it from the beginning. Very sad and very strange. God Bless this beautiful little girl whose life was "more than likely" taken for something not worth a life. May she rest in Peace.

    April 21, 2010 at 4:23 pm
  48. Melinda Croteau

    This is such a sad story I have been watching since poor Haleigh went missing. Nancy you have done a great job in presenting the evidence. There should be more people like you in this world. Rest in peace Haleigh.

    April 21, 2010 at 4:26 pm
  49. MJ

    It seems that if Misty Croslin was home the night that Hayleigh went missing and is involved in her disappearance then wouldn't Hayleigh's younger brother know something about what went on that night. It is my understanding that he was in the house that night also. Any thoughts?

    April 21, 2010 at 4:30 pm
  50. Nicole

    I have been following this case since day one. I knew from day one when I saw Mistys first interview after Halieghs dissappearance That Misty was lying and that she had something to do with it. I really hope that she goes down and gets what she diserves. I just don't understand why a 17 year old girl would kill a poor innocent 5 year old. I sure would like to know how this all happened. I feel so sorry for Halieghs family, I honestly could tell you that if it were my child I would not be on this earth and niether would the person who did it.

    April 21, 2010 at 4:38 pm
  51. Nicole

    Thank you so much for following this case Nancy. You are the only one that I know of who has stayed right on top of it!

    April 21, 2010 at 4:41 pm
  52. Michelle

    I think of this little girl every day! poor girl. I hope this case is over soon and they find her safe.

    April 21, 2010 at 4:41 pm
  53. walter peterson

    Nancy said on her show that they found Haleigh's bone, is this correct?

    April 21, 2010 at 4:59 pm
  54. Deb from Tacoma

    I along with so many others are saddened and horrified by this tragic story.What a horrible death this precious Angel

    April 21, 2010 at 5:13 pm
  55. Gail

    Just saw The Grandmother on tv again, says she thinks Ron is in on the whole thing. Grandma please crawl back into your hole! Your 15 minutes of fame are up. You and your whole family are a bunch of lying no good freaks! Poor Haliegh didn't have a choice in being dragged into that horrible family! God bless you Haleigh, I hope the culprits who did you harm are brought to justice.

    April 21, 2010 at 5:14 pm
  56. Deb from Tacoma

    I along with so many others are saddened and horrified by this tragic story.What a horrible death this precious Angel indured.May Misty and her brother,and cousin all die the same horrible death they put this poor baby through.How could Misty pretend, she loved and cared,and cried.Noe we all know why she cried,cuz she knew the whole time and knew she would be caught. She and Casey Anthony work from the same m.o. ...what the hell is in the Florida air that makes people crazy and baby killers..how can these women look at themselves in the mirror or lay down with themselves at night knowing these poor babies died at their hands.I am raising my boyfriends 2yr old granddaughter,because her mother is unfit...(mind you this is her 4th child she has been unfit to and pregnant again) and cps wants to put her back with her,even when she says she is not ready..as a mother....she is almost 40. I can't imagine even hurting this beautiful grandbaby of ours,
    May Misty and Casey get th death sentence and swiftly....

    April 21, 2010 at 5:27 pm
  57. Vivian Miller

    I would like to know who has Junior now? And also did anyone ever ask Junior if he knew who was in the house that night. Will Junior ever be returned to his Dad since he has drug charges against him.

    April 21, 2010 at 5:50 pm
    • Donna

      I think misty's grandma is just really an uneducated ignorant person. I think she believes all of her grandkids have something to do with Heleigh's death but cannot explain herself. I also notice ron's mom has not been speaking since all this came to light. I can really respect her and feel for her and ronald's pain. He's only involvement was trusting misty with his kids, but who could ever foresee someone your in a relationship doing such a thing.

      April 29, 2010 at 12:38 am
  58. donna gilbert

    Everyone is question why anyone would hurt this little girl and yesterday the grandmother said something that caught my attention. She said that cousin Joe had molested Misty and she must have liked it because she continued goingto see him. I wonder if Haleigh caught them fooling around and they killed her so she wouldn't tell.Maybe that is why the bed was cleaned and made. To wash away evidence of what she may have caught them doing.

    April 21, 2010 at 5:53 pm
  59. kandi hardig

    my prayers and sorrow go out for ron and crystal and i hope that justice is served i wish u the best.

    April 21, 2010 at 6:04 pm
  60. Sharleen

    I knew all along that Misty had something to do with her disappearance/death. She has been lying to police from the start. My heart goes out to Ron, and his family. I know most people do not like Ron, because he is a drug peddler, or whatever, but he is a father who lost his only daughter. And he clearly isn't the brightest crayon in the box, due to how long he let Misty manipulate him.
    I'm wishing luck onto law enforcement to find this poor child and bring her home, and to put all the pieces together to put everyone's hearts at ease

    April 21, 2010 at 6:14 pm
  61. jessica

    Where is Haleighs birth mother ? I have not heard anything about her at all .

    April 21, 2010 at 6:26 pm
  62. andrea jones

    Here is my take on this story...they are pill heads...I guarantee that little girl got a pill of Joe's while they were partying and they thought she'd be ok and continued partying because that is the level of their intelligence. She then overdosed. They all freaked out knowing that they couldn't call the cops due to the fact that they were all trashed on illegal drugs of which the child overdosed on. They all three go to the river and Tommy and Joe dispose of the body. Misty and Tommy are blaming Joe probably because the pill was his. Misty is saying she had nothing to do with it probably because it was not her pill and she didn't physically dump the body.

    April 21, 2010 at 6:33 pm
  63. tracey

    Nancy I have to say I think this whole family should go to jail for this I know that the mom and dad knew about this before it came out that the wack job grandma was told anything I just would like to know why this poor child had to pay for the crimes of that messed up family.. I am a grandfather if that was my grandchild missing me and my child would be in a room till 1 of 2 things happen either she told me or i beat she to bad to talk i would get the truth.. And it seems like the family just did not care to get the truth. My kid would not say F it she would tell me the truth i guess i am smarter then that family... i police are playing there game i understand that but why play this game for this long lock the whole familys asses up... that family dont need to be free... I am sorry but my kids and my grandkids are my life... But if it came donw to getting the truth you bet the farm i would 1 way or the other

    April 21, 2010 at 6:34 pm
  64. elizajane

    I still wonder why Ronald showed up for work a half hour early the evening Hayleigh went missing. I think he knows what happened.
    Ask his boss if he ever showed up early before. I don't think so.

    April 21, 2010 at 6:35 pm
  65. Brenda Ouimet

    Tonight on Issues the grandmother of Haleigh said Ron had a machine gun. When Haleigh first went missing Ron was interviewed outside and pleaded that this was not a piece of property but his daughter and wanted her back. Could he have known that Tommy and Joe were wanting this gun and it was to them that he made the plea to. It always bothered me that he said this as though he knew that someone wanted something from him and took his daughter when they couldn't get it. I hope you can find the interview where he makes this statement. Thank you for reading my email.

    April 21, 2010 at 6:35 pm
  66. NMhispana

    I believe Misty knows, more than what she's saying and the grandmother is talking now, but I bet she knows, more, she just doesn't want to get in trouble, Misty probably doesn't want to get anyone in trouble, oops too late for Misty, is in too deep..

    April 21, 2010 at 6:40 pm
  67. mitch farris

    What the heck is going on here!!! If they have enough proof to till them the little girl is dead and they should make funeral arrangements
    why not tell the public they have a body like all the other murder cases.
    Maybe this family a druggies and illiterates are just(both sides) counting
    rons x wife and all the other cousins and so on took haleigh and they threw a gun tied to cinder blocks saying this so they can get out jail pointing the finger somewhere else.there using granny so they can get
    out a jail.

    April 21, 2010 at 6:40 pm
  68. wanda

    Haleigh grandmother said Misty would not hurt her last week. Today she said Misty was jealous of Haleigh. Is SHE lying herself???

    April 21, 2010 at 6:49 pm
  69. Pam Luellen

    Why have a panel of experts if you are not going to let them express and have THEIR own opinions??
    Turning the channel NOW!!!

    April 21, 2010 at 7:16 pm
  70. Pat Swanson

    Has anyone found the clothing Haleigh wore the night she was killed?
    Couldn't it be found in the St. Johns River caught under the cinderblock? Has anyone thought of this possibility?

    April 21, 2010 at 7:17 pm
  71. liz

    What kind of father would leave two small children with a drug addict..
    He is no better then misty he may not have been home when the girl went missing ,byt he is still responseable for the death of this little girl.

    April 21, 2010 at 7:18 pm
  72. Terry Desarden

    Who is scripting this womans story? Each day her story grows,
    now involving Ronald. How can anyone speak about criminal grandchildren and a murdered great grandchild without shedding a tear? I couldn't. I think all of Misty's family knew what happened all along, the should be accessories, including Flo.

    April 21, 2010 at 7:27 pm
  73. Jenny

    Where is Halieghs MOm? Why in the hell is Misty's G-ma all the sudden all over the news teling what happened, she suddenly wants to come out and speak, she waited all this time. She wants to act like ronald cummings should be charged with something, That lady is crazy, he may have left his child there to be watched by that stupid girl Misty but he didn't kill her, we have all made some bad choices in our lives regarding our own children and to push blame and focus onto him will only make for a lesser sentence for the real bastards, What idiots, I hope thay are haunted every waking day by her sweet lilttle soul.

    April 21, 2010 at 7:30 pm
  74. Netta Payne

    This poor little baby, like Kaylee Anthony, never stood a chance. I agree with this wonderful grandmother who stood up for this baby and at least gave her a chance for justice. I have always from day one, when I started following this case, believed that Ronald Cummings had something to do with this child's disappearance. This young girl, Misty, under the spell of Ronald Cummings, never stood a chance and she is being scape goated by him. Misty was a child having sex with this man who was too old to even have a sexual or romantic interest in this young drug and alcohol addicted child. I think he married her to seal the deal and insure that she keep his secrets, She's guilty, as are her cousin and brother, who are also very much younger than Ronald, but Ronald set all of these events in motion would be my guess.

    April 21, 2010 at 7:42 pm
  75. Marilyn

    How will showing Misty some bones from the river break her? If she did not place the body in the river?

    April 21, 2010 at 7:43 pm
  76. Lillian

    Helllllloooooooo, Why hasn't anybody noticed or asked Misty Croslin's gramma Flora Hollar what she is high on? The woman is loaded on heroin!! I can see it clear as day as I watch the TV...so why doesn't someone ask her if she is high and if she is doing these interviews for drug money herself?! Check her back ground Nancy. I bet she has a drug record a mile long!! She is not credible if she is all doped up! Maybe that's why the cops haven't called her back. She just wants the reward money.

    April 21, 2010 at 7:47 pm
  77. shannon

    The grandmother of Misty Croslin keeps changing stories, how long has she knew about what the Croslin's did to Haleigh? Is she covering up for the Croslin's?

    April 21, 2010 at 7:47 pm
  78. steve estep

    I don't see why this case is so hard to figure out. The girl went partying for three days, wanted to go home and crash, but ended having to babysit. An idea, that she wanted no part of. She had a few pills left over, and forgot to put them in a safe place, and the little girl got a hgold of one, ate it. when her cousins or brother came by, they couldn't get her to wake up, and they paniced. They then loaded her up and carried her to the river and dumped her in the river. this case isn't hard to put together, especially with all the evidence laying around.

    April 21, 2010 at 7:54 pm
  79. me

    I think that they have found Haylieghs body because why they tell he daddy Ronald to make funeral arangements I personaly think that they did but they are keeping hush so if someone else was involved they will not run or skip the country cause u never know

    April 21, 2010 at 8:08 pm
  80. Michigander

    What a beautiful little girl, may she rest in peace.

    April 21, 2010 at 8:24 pm
  81. Amy

    When you see footage of the river investigation, how come there is soo much trash along the bank? We all know Misty is a chain smoker, I bet there would be at least one cigarette butt from her by the waters edge. Why don't they collect that stuff, too? Also, if Misty had no laundry detergent and there was dirty laundry on the floor, can they check for river residue. Have they looked at the water meter to know if enough water was used for three showers?

    April 21, 2010 at 8:25 pm
  82. Lee Toth

    When are we going to hear from Ronald about his feelings about Misty Croslin now that this news has come to light? He has always said she did not know anything. I can't imagine how betrayed he must feel.

    Peace.
    Lee Toth

    April 21, 2010 at 8:42 pm
  83. andrea jones

    NOT MENTIONED ON NANCY GRACE ... Joe Oversteet had guns on his myspace page background and "high" as his mood in 3/2009. He didn't get pulled into anything! He didn't just make a "trip" to Florida. He knew who had drugs and went to get him some. Some site reported that he was a registered sex offender....why hasn't Nancy Grace mentioned any of this.

    April 21, 2010 at 8:46 pm
  84. Shauna

    This is bad. It means they can't find the bones. Misty wasn't even affected by seeing the bones(animal), as if she knows they aren't there. If they aren't there, where are they?

    April 21, 2010 at 10:05 pm
  85. Vicki H

    I think it's great that the Grandmother finally said something to get things going. However am stunned that she would blame Ronald Cummings for having left the kids with Misty. I guess I can see where they come by their diluted sense of reality. Who would ever think that your girlfriend would kill your daughter or let her brother and cousin kill her and possibly rape her? If she had been on drugs for days at the time, I can see him NOT leaving them but can he really be blamed for this? I was thinking what a great thing the Grandmother had done but when she said that it just hit me wrong. If they in fact did do this, which I think most everyone believes they did and have always felt they were involved, there is obviously mental illness there and in the family. Majorly screwed up family if you ask me.

    April 21, 2010 at 10:05 pm
  86. Connie Allen

    The Grandmother Flora Hollars is just a deceitful as her three Grandkids... She "turned them in", in hopes to get the REWARD for tipping off the police.... All of them are corrupt...

    April 21, 2010 at 10:20 pm
  87. Nicolette

    I dont know if i could do that have a funeral there is no body i always in the back of my mind be thinkin could she be out there alive this just go to show u anyone is capable of anything

    April 21, 2010 at 10:32 pm
  88. kim

    I am Just wondering if the police or investigators keep trying to get Misty to tell her story of what she knows by showing her animal bones, making her think that they are of that of Little Haleigh. Could that be considered a form of cohorshion(sic)? Although I believe without a doubt that Misty knows what happend to her and had something to do with it, I am afriaid that the defense could use that police used extreme pressure to force a confession of some sort. I hope the truth really comes out here. She is a real piece of work! Also, I have always wondered why Ronald married her 2 weeks after Haleigh went missing? You think they would have postponed it till Haleigh came home (unless you knew she wasnt coming home) You know a little girl of that age would love to be in and involed in a wedding? Of course it sounds like Misty was more interested in getting high? I also think its odd that Ronald wanted to marry someone so young? I know Nancy thinks Ronald had nothing to do with it im not so sure? Why would he be with her selling drugs? Just saying? does anyone else have any comments?

    April 21, 2010 at 11:32 pm
  89. Jennifer

    i dont know if ronald cummings had anything to do with the death of his daughter but i think that its bull crap that misty croslin had somethin to do with her death i kno she did she probley wanted ronald cummings all to her self but what i dont understand is why she didnt mess with his son but only with her daughter i am agaist her with the passion. i would never let some one like that watch my kids if i ever had any misty croslin failed the test and ron still married her thats another thing that i dont get

    April 22, 2010 at 12:28 am
  90. sandy henderson

    I would like to know more about the river,is it slow moving or swift? Is it possible that the rope came loose from the blocks and child and rope were washed down river. Its really wierd grandma knew of the rope and the blocks. They found the blocks so why would she say that if it wasn't true. Unless she knew at one time someone threw blocks in the river and thought it was a fast way to make a buck by saying the child was also in there

    April 22, 2010 at 12:37 am
  91. Tammybrewer

    Why not hire a physic dective 2 see if they can help? There's other options that might help.our prayers out 2 ron. remember an eye 4 a eye. I pray he does devorce that evil girl!!

    April 22, 2010 at 12:38 am
  92. Julie Leon

    I can't seem to get through on the phone to ask this question, so I'll ask it here.
    If the earlier videos of Misty Croslin are checked you will hear her say, "I didn't do nothing WITH that girl." I find the use of the word 'with' instead of "to" very telling. It's as if she doesn't want to admit to hurting/killing the child, but wants to claim her innocense regarding the dispostion of the body afterwards.
    Just my thought and opinion. What do you think, Nancy?

    April 22, 2010 at 12:41 am
  93. Tammy

    Why not hire a physic dective 2 see if they can help? There's other options that might help.our prayers out 2 ron. remember an eye 4 a eye. I pray he does devorce that evil little girl!!

    April 22, 2010 at 12:42 am
  94. Diann Pyles

    I have 2 children they are grow n moved away , but Nancy Being a mom ,as you are to ,cannot imagine someone killing a child ,there should get done to them that did to Hayley , They have no remorse, I cannot believe ,the grandmother is so heart broken that her grandchildren did that any why , I fell so bad for her . She knows ,but doesn`t want to believe it , and she is hurting I feel so bad for her .
    Love you Nancy Watch every night ! Your awsome
    thank you for everythin you do to help people .
    Sincerley
    Diann Pyles

    April 22, 2010 at 12:59 am
  95. Stephen Sowry

    I do not believe Misty Croslin's grandma one bit. I believe she is getting money to appear on your show and for her assumptions.No real grandmother would go on national T.V. and say that "all three of her grandchildren were involved with Haliegh's murder". even if they was guilty. I believe she has been paid for such accusations. Misty's grandma is trailor trash and you can tell from her appearence from the first time she appeared on national T.V. I think that it is morally wrong for people to make money from such a horrible event. I beleive justice should be done, but it should be done with hard evidence. Your show gives low down people to become celebritys for being liars. Why did she wait so long to say something to the law? Money!! The three grandchildren are not crimanal masterminds and that is obvious. I feel bad for the citizens in that county for having incompetant police. They couldn't detect a skunk hole with pinnochio's nose. I am disappointed in you Nancy for being that gullible. I used to think you were a great attorney but after your comments, I'm not so sure. Maybe you guys should get all the trailor trash to crack your cases because you know they are liable. I hope Misty did not have anything to do with it. Then what would you say.

    April 22, 2010 at 1:07 am
  96. janet

    Sad that Misty if she does have knowledge of Haleigh's demise which I believe she does can't stop the pain two parents are and have been experiencing for so long. Little Haleigh deserves a resting place don't take that from her as her life was taken so early. Come clean and juSt tell where her small little body is and why she is gone.

    April 22, 2010 at 1:27 am
  97. helen

    After Li Hongzhi's escaping abroad, he propagandized Falun Gong and established Falun Gong cult's organization. At the same time, he also sent continuous lection to organize the practitioners to behave anti-society and anti-human's activities.

    April 22, 2010 at 1:52 am
  98. Chris Tanoura

    Two simple questions that come to my mind are, with any body remains yet found should they not be ruling out that the child could have been kidnapped by some child molester ? also where do police believe that child molester's come from ?
    To me it seems that they come from all walks of life, living in all and any types of neighborhoods. they can easily be living next door to you and you might not know. Watching and praying on the weak, the blind , the drug abused people that are responsible for caring for the thousands of children in this country.
    I'm not saying this is what happened but am wondering if they think about the crimes that are covered up by taking a drug abuser as aescape goat ?

    April 22, 2010 at 2:33 am
  99. linda a tolley

    I like to believe there are no perfect crimes. God supplies the clues. There will be justice for Haleigh! Be patient and the rats will desert the ship. I think the idea of a long prison term is going to get the snowball rolling. And, before it hits the bottom, the truth will come out. In the mean time, please continue to pray for the family as I will.

    April 22, 2010 at 4:56 am
  100. Emilie Gochnauer

    Just like in the Anthony case, I have suspected the step-mother (or should I say step-child) of this crime. I can't figure out if she had help and I can't figure out where she put that beautiful little girl's body, but she was the custodian of that little girl. I do think the father has "toys in the attic" for marrying that little snit. The entire family seems to be one card short of a full deck.

    April 22, 2010 at 6:17 am
  101. Cheyanne

    Haleigh how I wish that someone had been able to save you. Children in these types of homes almost never escape. I was one that got lucky, I only desire for you to have as well. Love for your memory. Rest in Peace if you are gone for good but Stay Strong if your not.

    April 22, 2010 at 8:55 am
  102. Jessica

    This may be insignificant to the case but, are Chelsea Croslin and Crystal Sheffield related?? Is it me or do they look almost like twins? I was just wondering if there was any connection there.

    April 22, 2010 at 10:36 am
  103. proudmawmaw

    yeah we know who they are....mistey and her whole messed up family!!! they probly got messed up on drugs and they all are covering for eachother.....the truth will come out when the charges are filed!!! THEY WILL ALL SQUEEL LIKE PIGS THEN!!

    April 22, 2010 at 11:48 am
  104. Teri

    What kind of person does this to a defenseless child? RIP Haleigh.

    April 22, 2010 at 11:57 am
  105. Theresa

    I have been following this case for the last year and what i have seen this far is a hope of finding this little girl alive........but what i think is that this little girl has been gone for the last year and that all three of them did it....or on the other hand misty mite have sold her to some untold drug lord for her debts.......but the most likely story is that she is past away and she killed her and then she called the other two for help.....if there was some gun involved it could be that misty and joe and her brother were fighting over the gun and it went off killing this little girl and they all are to blame but we know there was no blood detected at the scene of the crime so this leaves me to beleave that all three of them are to blame and they all three should be tried for the death one way or another the truth will come out about what really happen .....MAY GOD BLESS THIS CHILD AND MAY HIS RATH FALL ON THE KILLERS...IT SAYS IN THE BIBLE AND EYE FOR AN EYE IF YOU LIVE BY THE SWORD YOU SHALL DIE BY THE SWORD......

    April 22, 2010 at 12:21 pm
  106. Kathie

    I would like to comment on something Misty Croslin's grandmother said when being interviewed. I haven't heard anyone else bring it up. Grandma said that when talking to Misty's brother, Tommy, she asked him if Joe did it. He immediately said Joe had done it. WELL! I call that putting the idea of blaming Joe Overstreet for the crime into Tommy's mind. What kind of fair questioning was that? She should have kept quiet and let him give his own story.
    I agree with others that Grandma seems to be enjoying the spotlight a bit too much. There's a sparkle in her eye when she tells the creepy details, like a kid who's tattling and loving every minute of it. She seems to be taking delight in squealing on her grandkids....especially Joe, who she seems to want to pin this crime on more than on Misty or Tommy. Joe may be guilty, but I would not take grandma's word for it....any more than I'd believe Misty or Tommy.

    April 22, 2010 at 12:32 pm
  107. melissa

    I feel that the cops
    Have the stepmom in jail so now they can build a case.Also how are you not going to be worry when a child goes missing.And the stepmom is high that night.I have two kids and I would be so worry and scared if one of my child goes missing.

    April 22, 2010 at 12:57 pm
  108. Carolyn

    Interesting. Misty's Grandma with her new hairdo, lowcut dress and diarrhea of the mouth now proclaims that the information she is giving came from a jailhouse call from Misty.

    ALL OF MISTY'S JAILHOUSE CALLS WERE RECORDED. WHERE IS THE RECORDING OF THIS ONE?

    April 22, 2010 at 1:10 pm
  109. Jan in Knoxville, TN

    In my opinion, the father is as much to be blamed as any of the others. Like the grandmother said, who in their right mind would leave their children with a drugged up person, just a teenager in fact. He uses drugs himself and has long criminal history. He should have never gotten custody of the two children in the first place!

    April 22, 2010 at 1:10 pm
  110. Heather

    I don't know that I could just make funural arrangements and declare my 5 year old daughter dead without proof. What if they do all that funural and everything and that little girl is still alive out there? I mean what if she is living another identity somewhere else? I don't know that I could do that if it were my daughter.

    April 22, 2010 at 1:18 pm
  111. TC

    If Misty's Grandma talked on the phone to Misty from the prison wouldn't the police have a copy of this tape?

    April 22, 2010 at 1:26 pm
  112. Wanda Carmichael

    I think misty, was dead asleep, and really don't know what happen.the little bro. said a man dressed in black took Haleigh. I believe the cousin rape and killed her ( The Cousin ) put her in the trash where the dogs had the sent and later took her to the river or where they go hunting. Did they check to see what everyone was wearing that night? people that wear black / wear it a lot .check and see who wears black all the time.

    April 22, 2010 at 1:33 pm
  113. Laura

    On another internet site it was revealed that Crystal Sheffield had hired an ex FBI agent named Steve Brown. I watched an interview clip of Steve Brown's, he claims to have solved the case. Does anyone know why this angle is not being discussed yet on Nancy's show? It's curious especially since this Steve Brown sounded highly credible. I say either denounce him or interview him but don't ignore his claim. Thank you.

    April 22, 2010 at 2:06 pm
  114. Melissa

    I remember when Heliegh first was missing, Misty told that she had changed the bed sheets on Heliegh`s bed,then I hear since then they were high,well who changes a bed when their high inless they were washing off evidence of some kind? If she were innocent she would want to be hypnotized, to prove her innocence.when they failed the polograph,then their rights to have or not have Hypnosis should no longer be considered, they should have to have it done,WHAT about Heliegh`s rights? No one gets hurt from HYPNOSIS, BUT HELIEGH IS GONE , ItS time to worry about the little girl, NOT MISTY AND HER RIGHTS.

    April 22, 2010 at 2:15 pm
  115. Laurie Porter

    I have been following the Haleighy Cummings case along with the Caylee Anthony case since the beginning. When children go missing and the months & years pass with no closure, I appreciate the fact that Nancy Grace keeps the stories out there and does not allow the public or the authorities to forget. Speaking up for the silent missing children is a necessary yet heart wrenching job. Nancy Grace and her crew speak for these children and say remember me, don't forget that someone took my life. By doing this job they are preventing the taking of other children. I pray that this alerts the evil men & women who would do such hideous acts to the fact that you will be caught and punished. It will not go away silently in the night. Your sins will find you out.

    April 22, 2010 at 2:15 pm
  116. Dixie

    I don't see why Ron Cummings should have any part in funeral arrangements for Haleigh. If it were not for him, she would still be alive. The funeral arrangements should be made by her mother. The DHS in that area should be looked at very carefully to see why he was granted custody of those two children. I sincerely believe that women and men who are involved in child custody cases and can't afford a lawyer, should be afforded a lawyer just as they would be in a criminal case. Haleigh's mother was just a child too when she became involved with Ron. He should be charged with statutory rape of both of his girlfriends/wives.

    April 22, 2010 at 2:22 pm
  117. jenifer

    I wonder what is making them so positive that she is dead if they say there are no remains?

    April 22, 2010 at 2:25 pm
  118. Amy Lynn Franklin

    Hi Nancy,
    I love your show. Your kids are beautiful. I have been watching the Haleigh Cummings case from the begining and was wondering on with Misty Croslin's stories keep changing is it possible she is covering up something? That she may know more than what she is telling? I'll keep Haleigh in my prayers.. That poor baby didn't deserve to die. Also how can you have a funeral made when there isn't a body? I watch your show everyday to see if anything new was found in her case. Her brother Tommy keeps having discrepancies in his stories too. Is it possible that they are both in on whatever happened to Haleigh. May God bless Haleigh and her family. How is her brother Junior taking all of this?

    April 22, 2010 at 3:17 pm
  119. scooter

    i dont think misty had anything to do with the merder of the child

    April 22, 2010 at 3:23 pm
  120. gerry kahulamu

    i always wondered if misty hated haleigh, because she looks
    exactly like her mother,?

    April 22, 2010 at 4:20 pm
  121. MJM

    I don't think Misty actually killed that precious little girl, but I do feel she knows exactly who did and likely was too scared to say.

    April 22, 2010 at 4:40 pm
  122. joanne ward

    dear haleigh rest in peace you are alwas in my heart and mind and to the family god bless you all.i hope you find peace.you are god little angel.i pray for justice for you.you are a beauty.dyersburg tennessee.and thank you nancy grace.you are an angel please remember my daughter stephanie in your prayers,she needs a new heart.stephanie smith will be 33 yrs old on the 29th of april. we need a miracle.

    April 22, 2010 at 5:34 pm
  123. Betty Phillips

    I have followed this item from day one. Oh yes baby!! this dim witted "girl" is the key to unlock the mystery of the missing little angel Hailey, she definately has a big problem (Misty). Why has no one checked on the person that Misty wanted to be informed of her "troubles", did she not say "get hold of COBRA, she also said This cobra would bond her out of jail, no doubt he will be the 4th suspect in this tangled web of lies. I do think the grandmother is really trying to get some closure of little Hailey, If the grandmother could, I think she would disown all three of those "not so bright grandchildren." Misty is a ring leader, and unless Ronald Cummings (I do not think he is) is mixed up in the "disappearance of Hailey", he should demand a visit with Misty and Tommy, they need to give a grieving father the actual truth of what happened. I have such heartaches for Ronald Cummings mother. I pray for this charade with the 3 uneducated ;morons (Misty, Tommy and Joe) to end soon. May God be holding little Hailey in his arms. Betty

    April 22, 2010 at 6:11 pm
  124. caty

    Nancy I am not so sure that this story that they have meaning Croslin, Misty and Tommy has not created yet another story...I think it is possible that the cinder blocks and rope has been placed there recently...has anyone investigated the friend that Joe was with? and if Joe has nothing to hide then why won't he offer a POLYGRAPH? I would take one in a heartbeat to clear my name on something like this.

    Did they ever check the blood in the Van? when Misty said it was Deer blood? Did Tommy pass the polygraph test and can he be tested on certain questions on this latest event? Lets hope this is not another farce...Where is Misty's parents now? Are they both in Jail for drugs and stealing as well? have not heard much on these two birds that I feel know more than what they are saying...

    Thanks you are the best.

    April 22, 2010 at 7:07 pm
  125. Kathi

    I'd like to know if Joe Overstreet has taken a polygraph? It seems most of the "players" in this tradegy have, if he hasn't why not?

    April 22, 2010 at 7:08 pm
  126. sherry

    This case makes me sick i dont understand why this girl would let someone harm this child or even harm her herself if the little girl did take some of the meds if they would have called 911 the might could have saved her and i am also wondering there was also her little brother there nothing happened to him maybe she was raped and they killed her to keep her from telling maybe they gave her to someone they owed money to and why would they let the boy go un harmed could he not be questioned this really upsets me this little girl and her family did not deserve this to happen and how dare mistys grandmother blame the father in some way for leaving the girl with her it is in no way his fault and he could not predict the future i will contiue to pray for this family and i think that he was hanging out with misty and selling drugs to maybe get her to tell him what happened i dont think that he broke the law to do bad things i really think that he so wanted to find his baby girl that he would have done anything to get to the truth

    April 22, 2010 at 7:19 pm
  127. anregl

    i wish they would just arrest someone. and quit using our tax
    dollars to drag this out, why didnt the police look in the st johns
    river when she 1st disappeared? why wait a yr, so that all evidence
    is gone.
    also please quit giving mrs hollar her fame, this grandma is fake.
    i would love to see a voice analyst of this womans stories.
    she changes each day, and she claims to have broke the case.
    please spare us

    April 22, 2010 at 7:19 pm
  128. zunedog

    i watched the interview with the grandmother of this child,if she died the way the grandmother said, then these people never ever need to breath air as free people,and for Gods sake,why are these people killing these babies,someone out there will adopt these babies,and never ask a word if that's what you want. but the only things that keeps me from biting my tongue off is the fact, that she is in heaven,and no thanks to you.may she rest in peace.

    April 22, 2010 at 7:21 pm
  129. Cynthia

    I would like to know how you hesitate to call 911 when you have a missing child but you call 911 when you are in a drug area and allegedly get robbed. Isn't a child more important then a little money?

    April 22, 2010 at 7:31 pm
  130. Dee

    Misty's grandmother just said that she heard Haleigh crying in the other room and she and Jr. went into the other room and covered themselves up. I thought when the police arrived later that evening that the bed was made up. Did she make the bed in the midst of all this? I think not.

    April 22, 2010 at 7:43 pm
  131. BELLA

    BRAVO GRANDMA!!!!

    April 22, 2010 at 7:44 pm
  132. laura

    So Misty in a post dope angry depression, filled with jealousy killed the child, either on purpose or accident, called her brother and cousin to help dispose of the body, then lied like the trashy person she is. And kept the family from closure just so she could jump into the bed of the father who lost his child. He may have shown poor judgement in leaving Haleigh with Misty, but she is the worst a human being can be. She has now destroyed so many lives and all she does is sit and whine like she is a misunderstood princess instead of a trashy, dope headed child killer. A pity she was only 17 at the time she committed her crime....

    April 22, 2010 at 7:53 pm
  133. esther townsend

    Why hasn't any one said anything about Cousin Joe Overstreet being a registered sex offender? i read on the Cayllee news he is a registered sex offender ' is that really so or not?

    April 22, 2010 at 7:55 pm
  134. Kimberly

    Has junior (brother of Haleigh) confirm that he saw Joe in the trailer with Tommy Croslin?

    April 22, 2010 at 7:55 pm
  135. Clara Mitchell

    My question is, How often was Tommy Croslin around little Haleigh? I know Joe was only around once, which I might say throws my suspision up. I heard what Misty's sister law said about Ms Hollers. I don't agree. Thank goodness Ms Holler as she was the first to come through spoke up. Theres some truth to what she has said for them to retrieve any evidence. I sometimes wonder if they were all on drugs had drugs and was afraid of being caught with it if they had to call the cops for Haleigh being raped or hurt. So opted to rid Haleigh get stories straight and get off the high get rid of the drugs. I beleive bottom line drugs had a big play in all of it. Wether it led to sexual immorality and death.

    April 22, 2010 at 8:13 pm
  136. Jewel

    I watched the show tonight and Mrs. Hollars sounds very truthful to me. The guest on NG saying that Mrs. Hollars is only wanting her few minutes of fame is nothing but major BS, the man should be ashamed of himself for saying that. This poor woman has three grandchildren who might have murdered a child, I'm sure that Mrs. Hollars wishes with all her heart that there would be no reason for her to be on the NG show and all this about little Haleigh and her grandchildren was just a bad nightmare. The grandparents of Haleigh has lost their beautiful grandchild and Mrs Hollars is going to have to live with the fact that her grandchildren comitted murder.

    April 22, 2010 at 8:16 pm
  137. Kathy

    Great detective work the past few shows. People are talking and a lot of information is being brought forth. Nancy is helping to break this case wide open.

    April 22, 2010 at 8:17 pm
  138. Terry Pope Bass

    I have been around people in my family that are addictied to Prescription pills and I can promise you without a doubt little Halley Cummings did not find pills all in the house; a person who is involved in taking these kinds of pills do not drop not even one without picking it up. I have witnessed this for many years inside my own family. The pictures of both Misty and her sister-in-law are very high on prescription narcotis those eyes are all too familiar with this 48 yr. old

    mother of two in which one passed away from using the same kind of pills that have been ment ioned throughout this story. People on these sort of drugs can do t hings others would not even imangine. These drugs are more dangerous than most street drugs. The three people in the home left with Halley are the only t hree who know the entire story but it will be a long time till the truth ever comes out after they have been in jail at least a year for there body to start beginning to try and begin to think normal again. God willing maybe then we will finally get someone to tell the truth. And another factor that can involve this is that if these people that had been using these prescription drugs were not able to get them some to take that day or if they had been even two days without : then they were in total turmoil and all they had on there mind was how to get more and anything could have happened to this poor child because there pill habit will come first before caring for children or anything involving there true responsibities. These words I can promise you are just the way these people act. However, the God we trust can do wonders when we can't.

    Sincerly,
    Terry Pope
    Bass

    April 22, 2010 at 8:26 pm
  139. Pamela Cabrera

    I want to know ,Where is the Natural Mother of Haleigh and what has she said about all this?
    And why if at all true hasn't the police allready arrested Misty she was the one in charge of caring for Haleigh. What I am saying I have been watching this from the first and it is just so hard to even think these animals of human beings have let this drag out for so long PLEASE have some respect for the little girl so if she is dead the family can find her and do what needs to be done , I feel that she is dead and in God's hands now but it still is so hard for all the real family the mother and the father and the fathers mother she always was so concern about her grandchild my heart goes out to this family ,and the law needs to get those animals to talk put them in the river and let them think about what they did to this poor innocent little girl .

    April 22, 2010 at 8:52 pm
  140. Bob

    How can anyone believe that it was Misty's grandma who broke the case calling the police after speaking to her grandkids when all the grandkids phones are being listened to from jail.
    Didnt the police hear these conversations?

    April 22, 2010 at 9:08 pm
  141. Ursula

    Im so sick of these people killing kids and what does Ronald Cummings have to say about the new information coming out? Im sure he is going crazy, let him out to deal with these people as he promised he would do give him a free pass!!!!!!!!!!!!

    April 22, 2010 at 9:39 pm
  142. latasha

    i am think that the mom kill her baby and i think she is not want to say anything and i think that bone that i just heard on tv that got out of the river are those of that 5 year Haleigh and i dont think it is matt and the one that had on the line shirt had a big part in it and i am pray for the father and the grandmother and the rest of the family i am pray for the onces that had something to do with may God rest that child live.

    April 22, 2010 at 9:54 pm
  143. lynn

    anybody and everybody who had anything to do with the death of haliegh should FRY!!!!

    April 22, 2010 at 10:00 pm
  144. Kathy Wright

    I think your show is wonderful and i think she a nother susin smith she had a lot more to do with it i think they need put them in the river and let them sink untill they tell the truth about that baby she new the baby didnt like water if their was a nife to her she should let them cut her they would had to kill me befor and the dad he married her whats up with that

    April 23, 2010 at 12:56 am
  145. Pam Watt

    I am curious as to why we have not heard very much from Haleigh's biological mother during this entire ordeal?

    April 23, 2010 at 6:21 am
  146. Liz Sewell

    Getting closer but still not close enough. Haleigh was alive at 730, Misty was ok at 730, so what happened? Joe passed his lie detector test. Who borrowed the van and who was supposed to have been at the house around 9? Where is the sheet Misty said she covered her head with while Haleigh was screaming in the next room? The bed was made. I think Misty is responsible and the others helped her dispose of the body. She may have been ok at 730 but that was 7 hours before Ron came home. Why in the world would you leave your precious children with druggies? He knew since he was also one. Did Haleigh get into the pills. Joe and Tommy went over to smoke that evening.

    April 23, 2010 at 8:44 am
  147. mo, New Jersey

    on the 4/22 show of N.G. the 2 grandmas debated. When Flora Hollers asked Ms. Sykes or better yet told her that Misty did not want to babysit the kids she mentioned , Misty even offered to pay Teresa Neves to watch the kids.
    Maybe Misty knew they were coming to steal the gun and it turned out worse, because the babies were home.

    April 23, 2010 at 9:15 am
  148. emmarose

    please make missy at least serve time behind bars. i don't think the father had anything to do with it but is protecting his girlfriend/wife? he could be an accomplice but he didn't let anything happen to his daughter. his idiot girlfriend either turned a blind eye to her disappearance, didn't report what she did witness, or helped in the murder. she needs to be punished.

    April 23, 2010 at 11:00 am
  149. Noemi Hernadez

    to kow someone would do that to a child is the worst thing ever!

    April 23, 2010 at 12:49 pm
  150. Patty

    Hi Nancey Love Ya Love your Show!!!!! My Biggest Question is that no one has ever ask.... Is . If Haleigh did get into any of the pills that they say R laying around the house, WHY in the HELL wouldnt they take her to the HOSPITAL?? Who in there right mind can even think of killing a child.I would think that would be the first thing that comes to my mind, And the other thing there saying is Misty was scared of her cousin Joe. B S Come on beat the crap out of me or do whatever U want to me. But to hear a little 5yr old crying and not do nothing thats CRAZY!!! there is something really strang with this whole case!! My Biggest thought is still the Hospital thats the first thing that should come to any humans mind even if its to late at 17 yrs old Thats what U should be thinking!!! So So Sad That Ron and his Family have to go threw this.

    April 23, 2010 at 6:40 pm
  151. Brandie

    Where is Haleigh's real mother and why haven't we heard from her?!?!

    April 23, 2010 at 7:04 pm
  152. Katie Smith

    I find it odd that Ron cummings had gained weight going to prison. Most people lose weight and look like hell, but he is 30lbs heavier. Looks like somebody is eating alot of steak. maybe he is cooperating with the police.

    April 23, 2010 at 7:10 pm
  153. CAROLL

    Thank you Nancy for keeping this story alive. Our family has been
    following this story from the beginning. Our hearts go out to
    ronald's beautiful mom, bless her heart. To ronald and crystal
    have hope you are awesome. We believe that misty is the main
    focus in this tragedy. She called her brother and cousin to help her
    out, because she had done something horrible to haleigh. Come on
    people wake up. Please don't put the blame on Joe. Shame on
    her... And, Ronald we are still trying to figure out why the heck
    you were involved with misty again. What were you thinking. We
    can only hope you were involved with her for only one reason and
    that is to lead her to where she is now. You seemed like a loving
    caring father. Don't let us be fooled. Our hearts and prayers are
    with ronald his mother, and crystal. And of course HALEIGH.
    We sit on redial redial redial and never get through Nancy, and love
    the show. Please keep the story ALIVE...

    April 23, 2010 at 10:36 pm
  154. pssimons

    I have this feeling that they (Misty and Tommy) are pointing the finger at their cousin Joe Overstreet . If you look at Joe and Ronald, they do resemble each other and now that they were married, Misty cannot testify against Ronald when the truth comes out. Or can she?

    April 23, 2010 at 10:56 pm
  155. Deitra Cooper

    I am so sick and tired of everytime I turn on my tv there has been another child or woman killed or missing. If out system would start executing (KILL) all these freaks, perverts who keep doing these crimes then just maybe it would stop. But instead we put them in prison for a few years and they are out to comit the same sick crime again. When does it stop. I am a woman myself and I have a 15 yr old daughter who I am very uneasy about even being in my front yard for any length of time by herself. I am constantlly looking out the window to make sure I see her. When we go to the store, Wal Mart or what not she stays with me rather than roam around. I wish parents would open their eyes and see what we are doing wrong. WE ALL NEED TO WORK TOGETHER TO PUT THESE SICK PEOPLE AWAY AND SAVE OUR WOMEN AND CHILDREN !!!

    April 24, 2010 at 5:18 am
  156. brittany

    are they going to draw this case against misty croslin out like they are doing with casey anthony. i mean there is proof that they both killed those beautiful babies, and they get to just sit in a cell, casey anthony is just a adult that chose to be a kid and then killed her daughter. i guess alchol was more important. nancy ur kids are beautiful by the way. i have a 2 year old little boy. i will send pics... bless you l8tr..

    April 24, 2010 at 6:14 am
  157. Juliet

    I feel that Misty hurt Haleigh when she was trying to give her medicine and slapped Haleigh around and misty killed her. Threw Haleigh on the mattress and told her to go to sleep and I do feel that Misty was druged up even though some say she wasn't. A drug addict has to have their drugs.
    Was Jr. her little brother asked if Misty was hitting Haleigh and if Haleigh was crying that night?? How old is Jr. Thank you for listening.

    J.

    April 24, 2010 at 9:17 am
  158. johanna

    hello to all of you
    i just cant get over this case. make misty talk. take the laws to the supreme court.
    perhaps when the govenor gets mistys complaints about how the jail is run, perhaps she could tell them that she is ready to confess.
    its a 3 ring cirus. i cant wrap my head around all these theories. there must be a way to go past the system, get to the top, and make her talk, or shes dead meat. if it was carelessness own up to it, and talk.
    i thought the casey anthony case was disturbing. last night when i heard on nancy grace that misty was under the covers while haleigh possibly was being abused.
    maybe she died then. they didnt know what to do, so then she was disposed of.
    doesnt matter what or how, its time enough now, to get to the end. i would go as far as i could, even to the president of the united states. here in canada we can do that, a case most likely such as this, would go to the supreme court of canada, most times a sentence is given , but if not, we take it to the prime ministers desk.
    nevertheless we'velost another beautiful baby. this abuse in amercia has to stop. im affraid that all of us looking for justice, are going to be so frustrated in our debates we will start at each other.
    then what?
    johanna

    April 24, 2010 at 10:41 am
  159. Amber

    The newest claims being made by the grandmother are almost to much to bare. But unfortunitly sound probably closest to the truth than any other story told so far! I believe that a lot of it is true but we will never get the entire truth out of these people because THEY HAVE NO REMORSE!!! Are they remorseful that they are in jail, yes but not bcause of what they did, because of where they are. I believe Misty could have been responsible for killing Haleigh because she was jealous of the father daughter relationship between Ron and Haleigh. And it's possible Haleigh said something about telling her dad Tommy and Joe were trying to steal something and that is where the problem escalated from. There are so many scenaros to spectulate, the only thing that is certain is they are questioning the right three people fianlly. I just pray that this baby and her family atleast get the justice they deserve, and even that can't at all compensate for the emptiness they will always have in their hearts.

    April 24, 2010 at 10:44 am
  160. lisa

    I think Ronald killed Haleigh maybe accidently, and Misty is covering for him by telling her brother that she did it and needed help getting rid of the body. I just cant shake the feeling that he is involved with the death of his own child.

    April 24, 2010 at 2:43 pm
  161. Liz Alkenbrack

    Misty only kept all of this information secret because she was infatuated with Ronald and knew if she told him the truth from the beginning, he would blame her after all, it was her family who did this, regardless of which one it is, a Croslin did this...

    April 24, 2010 at 3:47 pm
  162. carole

    MY PRAYERS GO OUT TO RONALD CUMMINGS AND THE MOTHER.i pray every nite that they will find that little angle.God bless all of you and I will keep you in my prayers. Love carole

    April 24, 2010 at 6:37 pm
  163. joshua smith

    well who ever killed the little girl haliegh cummins should get the death penalty. like in the old days. they should be hung. anyone who would kill an innocent child is a monster that should die.

    April 24, 2010 at 9:33 pm
  164. Gayle Davenport

    When you don't do drugs and haven't been around people that have done drugs it is hard to think like them. What happened between the time Great Grandma came with the clothes and the time Ron came home? Misty, gone three days comes home after party and Ron tells her she IS going to babysit. Rather than being "strung out ON" drugs like Grandma believes, I think she was coming down hard, totally sober. After supper, she probably "Wants" drugs. Does she lose temper with Haleigh because she is jone-sing for drugs, kill her accidently, and call brother & cousin to get rid of body? Does she want drugs, and call cousin &/or brother to come steal the gun to sell to get drugs for all of them? Do they want the gun for a Breaking & Entering, and get mad the gun isn't there? We do not know yet, but something Misty is not saying that fits the puzzle together. If she was at the dock to be able to point out something to police, then where was JR when they were at the doc? JR saw a man in dark clothes, he knows uncle, but may not know cousin. Is JR getting couseling? He may have witnessed the murder or even a molestation. I know they probably had people talk with him, but how much influence has being around the family now damaged his recall? Remember Elizebeth Smarts sister recalled month later (even though she was older). Thank you Nancy & Staff for continuing to seek justice for Haleigh.

    April 25, 2010 at 3:15 am
  165. Samantha

    I don't think Misty Croslin deerves any plea deal she deserves death what did that little girl ever do to deserve this? I don't think that bitch deserves to live. She needs to be put to death. And whoever else is involved.. God bless her mother and father and all her family !

    April 25, 2010 at 7:34 pm
  166. Cheryl

    Are you sure Ms. Hollers isn't on drugs too? Every single time she's on tv she tells a different story.. It's getting to the point that I hate watching the show if she's gonna be on. I don't think one thing that she has said is true.

    April 25, 2010 at 10:02 pm
  167. crystal holcombe

    I HOPE THAT ONE DAY THIS WILL COME TO A END AN HALEIGH CUMMINGS CAN REST IN PEACE

    April 25, 2010 at 10:26 pm
  168. melanie parker

    I am so sorry for this family it sure is rough I can only image the hurt this family is going through i would be nuts right now we all want anwser about this little girl it takes some sick pepple to do this to child i belive they all did it and they should all pay for it also it is a shame it has been this long and still dont have all the anwser we are looking for but hopefully soon we will no something i hope

    April 25, 2010 at 11:56 pm
  169. justice for haleigh never came

    CRYSTAL SHEFFIELD CAN NOW TAKE CARE OF HER SON AND KEEP HIM SAFE.
    MY HEART GOES OUT TO HER.

    April 26, 2010 at 12:33 am
  170. ja

    hello it is very sad to me that everybody want to fight but nobody wants to find haleigh . haleigh was a kid that didnt need to die like this i think that her brother saw a man wearing black and this shoes made noise when he walk that is what he said .and why did joe need the gun the night haleigh went missing. and did any body check the bottom of their shoes .or the knife that joe pull out on misty.iam very sad about this and i never used a computer in years but this really got to me .

    April 26, 2010 at 2:52 am
  171. Jason

    Misty knows way more than what she is telling. I mean come on! She needs a good ass kicking. What kind of parents let a young girl run off with a grown ass man. The apple doesnt fall to far from the tree, in this case, NUT. I say put her in the "hole" for a few days. She'll crack. Better yet, throw her in the cold river. I dont see how she is getting off so easy. I find it hillarious how the last known person to see Haleigh alive is getting pampered in jail? She knows what she is doing and she is playing the authorities.

    April 26, 2010 at 9:30 am
  172. cathy

    I think the 3 cousins were involved in sexual games, Haleigh walked in on them and Joe killed her..... or, Haleigh was drugged and molested by Joe. Tommy and Misty are knowing participants.

    April 26, 2010 at 12:01 pm
  173. lynn

    misty and ron done this and i would stake my life on it.

    April 26, 2010 at 1:51 pm
  174. pat clarke

    why can't we use sodium penethal on these one's that cannot remember like Misty Croslin and The Tot Mom, to eliminate copy cats

    April 26, 2010 at 3:01 pm
  175. Sherri Patterson

    Just like I thought. The guilty parties are already locked up. No big hurry now cause they are not going anywhere soon. Ronald ,Misty and Tommy you will pay for what you did one way or another. I hope that someday the true story will come out. We all know its them, now we wait to hear how, Rest in Peace little Halleigh.

    April 26, 2010 at 4:20 pm
  176. rick f

    when they find the babys body and/or go to court to prosecute someone for the crime, they need to arrest and charge EVERYONE involved in the case with inpeding an investigation or accessory after the fact or something so people will know they can't tell B.S. and drag out the investigation.,,, GEESE,will the c**p never end so there will be justice for the child?

    April 26, 2010 at 6:37 pm
  177. CRYSTAL Q (LAS CRUCES NM.)

    HOW COULD DADDY STILL BE MARRIED TO A WITCH LIKE THAT?

    April 26, 2010 at 10:43 pm
  178. Nikole

    I really dont know how someone could harm a child. There a blessing to have. I get the chills when a small innocent child is killed/hurt.

    Whoever did this to Hayleigh needs to be sentenced to death. How could you harm a beautiful little girl who was so innocent and sweet? It makes no sense. You dont have kids to kill them, or beat them. Seriously, people should have a license to have kids. More than half of everyone who does have kids are unfit parents or only have them for the state money!

    Casey Anthony should get the death penalty along with Misty Croslin.

    You dont kill your little precious baby's to go out have a great time with friends, if you dont want the responsibilites of raising a precious gift from God then dont go out and take the risk, use protection, get on friggin' birth control. It's NOT Hayleigh or Caylee's fault they were brought into this world because their parents were stupid.

    April 27, 2010 at 12:59 pm
  179. Vicki H

    Let's face it, they were charging Casey Anthony without a body so why don't they charge these low lifes? I don't know what scenario is true except that I think Misty, her brother, and cousin killed that little girl. I don't think Ron Cummings was involved because his emotions seemed too real to me. But those Croslin's are a bunch of low life liars that wouldn't know the truth if it smashed them in the back of the head. This Flora Hollers I don't think is really telling the truth either. She said she is getting nothing for coming out with this and being on every news channel but she all of the sudden is trying to dress better, etc. It's called publicity. That whole family is trash and unfortunately it's easy to see why Misty and Tommy turned out like they did except of course when it comes to murdering someone. Their parents are just too much themselves. Anyways, I think they just need to start charging them with capital murder and see who's the quickest to make a deal, even tho I don't think any of them deserve a plea deal either.

    April 27, 2010 at 2:22 pm
  180. nancy auksel

    when will we hear the phone conversations between the grandmother and misty and tommy??

    April 27, 2010 at 4:06 pm
  181. Kimberly E B

    I just wanted to comment on this whole family.POTTY MOUTHS I dont think I have ever watched a interview that ever other word out of there mouth is a cuss word. It just makes me sick to listen to them the parents are as bad as the kids I just wonder how a parent can raise there kids to speak like that to each other.

    I am a mom of four ages 16 to 22 I can count on one hand the number of times my kids have heard me swear. I am sure when my kids are not around me they might cuss but they recpect me too much to talk like that in front of me.

    I know this has nothing to do with the case but I just had to put my 2 cents in.my prayers go out to the cummings family.

    April 27, 2010 at 7:01 pm
  182. Anne of Port Charlotte

    I'm starting to think some of my posts are going up in smoke! I see them being posted, then POOF!! I look back and they're gone!! WHAT GIVES???!

    I see Hope Sykes was sentenced to fifteen years today for just one count. We've heard how many counts Misty has been charged with, Tommy too, no point in going back there. So how many years is Ronald Cummings looking at for his multiple counts? hehehe....

    April 27, 2010 at 8:12 pm
  183. amanda

    This story is so sad and messed up Rest in Peace lil angle!

    April 27, 2010 at 11:17 pm
  184. ja

    hello I think that the cumming family knows alot of stuff and their father told her not to deal in drugs what kind of father is he.it feels like they run the show not the parents.because i would tell my kids to tell the turth or you are on your own.If their family would back away from them they will spill the beans because they would sit in their thinking about everything .ron is a fool he needs to grow up he married the girl that might of kill the little girl.the 31 year old women needs help and she needs to pay cops money for wasting here time.

    April 28, 2010 at 1:30 am
  185. destewart

    Where are Misty's Mother and Father in all of this? This girl was 16 and they let her move in with a much older man? Also, if she was molested by Cousin Joe as a child, what if anything was done concerning the situation?
    It seems that not looking after your children is a family trait, at least in 2 generations. Look at how Misty was parented, that is what she would have brought to the table with Hayliegh.
    I also cannot understand how Teresa Neves would keep silent about this obviously immature and unprepared CHILD watching her grandchildren.
    Does no one in this family see that this was a time bomb ready to happen? And last but not least, Ronald Cummings has a share of responsibility in all of this. He was the person who was the first line safety valve for his daughter. He had his mother who probably would have helped out.
    There are 2 or 3 generations of family members that just did not step up to the plate. I think there is plenty of blame to go around.

    April 28, 2010 at 7:40 am
  186. jon

    I agree with Kimberley. I never, even in my 40s would have used the language with my mother that this group uses especially Misty and even with grandmother, let alone her mother) and I don't know anyone else who would either. It's an indication of the way she was raised which was none too well. There's no other way to put except to say what everyone thinks: they're total trailer trash.........

    April 28, 2010 at 8:25 am
  187. Zuka

    Some have suggested that Haleigh was raped before she died... Misty heard her screaming while hiding under the covers with Junior, yet did nothing.

    Supposedly Junior said he "heard the couch bouncing up and down." Has law enforcement located the couch and tested it for DNA matches?

    For each day that Misty, Tommy and Joe kept quiet about what really happened to this poor child, the judge should ADD ANOTHER YEAR to their mandatory sentence for drug trafficking. Rape of a child and 1st degree murder deserves the harshest of punishments – the death penalty – with no deals cut for any of them.

    April 28, 2010 at 11:50 am
  188. Linda Weirup

    Ther is evilness all around but it especially horrific when its in the same family...The hand of selfishness and drug addiction play a big role...And Poor baby Haliegh paid the price...its too bad these people don't feel the need to redeem themselves and tell what happened for Haleighs family and for the rest of the world to put this poor baby to rest once and for all......The flames of Hell await you all...

    April 28, 2010 at 12:35 pm
  189. leeann brock

    At the very beginning of this case Ron was being called an "informant". He says he does not do drugs. Now lets see what could possibly cause someone to take a small child and for what possible reason. Did Ron and Misty piss somebody off and needed to learn a lesson? Did Joe really come looking for a gun that Ron supposedly had? Did the little girl get fed drugs to keep her quiet while something else was going on, sex? There does seem like a conspiracy between the defendents to cover up what happened and they all lead to the river. What a group of low lifes. There does not seem to be a brain in any of them, muchless any morals or truth. Justice will eventually be served after a trial and the facts are made known. Until then, supposition is all we have and it sells papers etc.

    April 28, 2010 at 12:43 pm
  190. ST In Massachusetts

    I have been following this story from the beggining and I prayed Haleigh was still alive somewhere. My heart goes out to Ronald & Haleigh's mother as well as the family of this precious angel. As a mother , I think of what her parents are going through , speacially Ronald. I will pray that he is released and that he takes charge of his life and makes a positive turn around for the sake of his son who needs him. Haleigh is a beautiful little angel and I can't seem to grasp why anyone would hurt her or any child for that matter . Those involved should be held responsible , of course they will turn on one another , however, they should " ALL " be held responsible and punished ! Shame on them !!!! My blessings to the Cumming's family ! God Bless .

    April 28, 2010 at 12:43 pm
  191. janie

    On an earlier post someone suggested that Ron perhaps got involved with Misty to keep an eye on her. Why would he divorce her and then get involved with her to sell drugs?? Is Grandma telling the truth? Only time will tell. I don't believe Misty actually committed the murder herself but was involved in the disposing of the body. I believe the theory that the little angel was given a drug and things went sideways and they acted selfishly and without getting any medical attention and decided to dump Haleigh's remain's in the river. I have followed this story from day one and love how it obvious it's taking it's toll on Misty. All the fake tears are not for Haleigh but for herself because the days of popping pills and drinking beer are long behind her. Bless little Haleigh and to Misty I say on your way to hell you will have to pass Haleigh in heaven and I hope the few choice words she has for you!!!!

    April 28, 2010 at 1:16 pm
  192. Rhonda

    It has be stated that Misty Cummings could be tried as an adult for the murder because she was a minor at the time and that she would only go to jail for a short time. My question is If the state of Florida saya she is adult enough to get married, then why do they say she can not be tried as an adult? She was a minor when she got married and the state let it happen.

    April 28, 2010 at 2:09 pm
  193. Linda Weirup

    Please God end all this injustice once and for all ,this liitle angel needs to be put to rest...

    April 28, 2010 at 2:10 pm
  194. Barbara/Tenn

    I cannot believe that a ANY grandmother or human being could speak of death, torture, or any of those hideous actions as spoken by Misty and Tommy's grandmother. This woman's statements are loaded with doubt and questions of truth for me. She sits and talks of poor little Haleigh being molested or dead as one would speak of going shopping for a loaf of bread. The , let's look at the cousin now living in Boston. She woke up and knew the van had been moved? Hmm, lets see would you wake up and notice any vehicle in your driveway moved and not call the police? These people show no remorse, no feeling other than time on TV from the media. Quit giving them air time, quit giving them a sounding board for lies. Let the police do their job and find the truth about little Haleigh, and meantime everyone say a prayer for that child, and hug our own and WATCH and PROTECT them from mean, sick persons like we are seeing. God Bless you Nancy, you and your family, keep showing families and restoring our faith in the justice.

    April 28, 2010 at 3:48 pm
  195. KU

    Nancy & Crew, I would love to have the question answered on what your thoughts are with what is going on in this case. The Putnam County sheriff MUST of mis spoke in saying a "funeral" verse a "memorial". Aswe all know, the time line between Haleigh going to bed at 8pm, Misty at 10pm, and than low & behold wakes up at 3pm – RIGHT before Ron gets home = does not add up. I truely can see Misty & Family partying, Haleigh accidently picking up a pill taking it and ALL 3 of the idiots blaming each other for saying the other left the drug sitting there = therefore THEY all got together & commited the crime of getting rid of her themselves. I know Nancy is thinking somewhat to how above reads, but NONE of us will ever know. Haleigh is an Angel and she is happier in heaven and YES I believe Ron was NOT a perfect parent and a bit far from it, HOWEVER if you remember his reaction and how the baby is dressed and cared for in the family photo's you know she was loved by him.

    I also wonder about Ron saying " you let them stole my baby". Either panic or a slip was said, but I do not believe he was involved

    April 28, 2010 at 5:00 pm
  196. Anne of Port Charlotte

    I have never speculated on a scenario that might have gone down that night; but no matter what it was it was ugly and evil. However, I will NEVER believe that Ronald Cummings did not know Haliegh was dead before he came home from work. I believe he helped set the stage for her disappearance and for the trailer to be swept clean of any evidence of his drug dealings and other illegal activities. He WAS involved, whether she was injured prior to his going to work or killed later. He knew.

    There are just too many obvious and blatant facts that can only add up to this, including the 911 call and his fake threatening statements and all of his statements and actions ever since. His marrying Misty was part of his cover up, that being to make them BOTH look innocent, and they are BOTH still lying and covering up. PERIOD. If anyone else was/is involved, it was done to protect HIM. HE'S the one who had everything to hide.

    I believe the local sheriff's department has some liability or culpability in allowing Ronald Cummings to continue in his illegal activities PRIOR to that evening. WHY? What exactly WAS he doing? Who else was involved in this scum-bag's dirty low life drug dealings? Why wasn't he already in jail? He certainly should have been. And THAT my friend is worth looking into. Why he has been allowed to be so low-key now is evidence of another cover up. Wouldn't you think? What exactly are they doing to investigate HIM and HIS activities?

    It is Ronald Cummings that everyone fears. He is a criminal, he is a liar, he is a two-bit thug and a dirty drug dealer. Understand that peeps? He was selling DRUGS to our youth so they could destroy THEIR familes, and commit MORE crimes, all without batting an eyelid. What else was he selling? Guns? Prostitution, porn, trading kiddie porn? There's more here than meets the eye folks. Leonard Padilla, where are you? You're no dummy, you can sniff this out!

    April 28, 2010 at 8:59 pm
  197. Anne of Port Charlotte

    It will be very interesting to see if that post above remains there or if it goes up in smoke like a few others I've posted that mysteriously disappeared. I'll be waiting to see. This one too.....

    April 28, 2010 at 9:04 pm
  198. ja

    hello Ididnt say he didnt love haleigh .the grandma said that she washed the clothes and took them over at 6 and every thing was fine misty asked somebody to watch her and they said no so i think that misty was going to meet somebody so she gave haleigh the pill thinking that she wouldnt wake up until she got home at10when she got home she found her deadin the bed she at that time ron was calling and she was in a panic tommy showed up they called joe tom and joe tied her up and took her to the river and dump her in the river.thenwent back and told misty to to put the brick by the door and call the police and say what she been saying which is a lie but they all know what happenand my heart goes out to ron and family

    April 29, 2010 at 1:43 am
  199. andy

    I agree with Jon. They are total trash. I think the guys and gals in gen pop are going to have field day with this bunch once they're in the big house.

    April 29, 2010 at 11:41 am
  200. Mia

    Thank you Nancy for keeping us posted about Little Haleigh Cummings Case. I do hope that the investigators will find something even a little piece or tiny evidence that can bring whoever's involve in the disappearance or death of that sweet little girl. God Bless her, her family and especially her little Brother Junior.

    April 29, 2010 at 12:27 pm
  201. Miranda Mayberry

    This case reminds me of Calee Anthony. So many twist and turns that no one knows what to believe anymore. I do believe that Misty had something to do with this little girls disappearence. 100%....

    April 30, 2010 at 10:54 am
  202. ja

    hello If misty was there were was Ron son and did he see it happen.On Nancy tonight the story was that she saw them put her in the river.so who was watching his son if all three of them was at the river.And i would like to know how ron's mom can listen to all of these stories and not come out and say anything about it or say what she think happen.misty family saying to much and ron family really nothing iunderstand that it hurts but there treating her like she is nothing and somebody better stand for haleigh.the grandma on misty side got dump on for doing the right thing.i just dont understand ron side of the family and haleigh mom iwould think that she would come out and say somthing it like they just letting misty run the show even in jail.and haleigh leaves her brother and misty say she loves kids well start telling the truth if she really loved haleigh

    April 30, 2010 at 11:01 pm
  203. ja

    hello ididnt mean that they dont love her i just saying that ron family isnt saying anything when somebody come up to me andsaid to make plans for my kid and still didnt know anything i would be on tv asking someone to tell the turth but it kind of looks bad that her dad was in the back seat of the car and we here what the 3 has to say but i never hear ron calls behind the bars and what he thinksor what he is saying to the family i know that he didnt have anything to do with haieigh.Idont want to be mean i just care alot about her idont know why but when iseen caylee case with her mom it just gets to me why people hurt the childen and kill them or some else hurts them they are gods childen too dont people care anymore that they are special andwouldnt hurt anyone at there age.does anybody understand me.

    May 1, 2010 at 3:15 am
  204. betsy

    why? dont the police dept give all 3 of the group that knows what happened to hailegh, a shot of sodium penthol? that way they,ll know excatly who and what happened! and why is it ilegal to use this stuff if it was invented just for this sort of crimes? this way the police will have the evidence and all this messing ard can come to an end! this poor little girl needs to rest in peace! if they wd have done this from the beginning,maybe hayleigh,s remains could of been recovered?

    May 1, 2010 at 2:02 pm
  205. KU

    I agree EXACTLY with what Ja's scenerio is as well. Misty had previous plans and whether Haleigh was there at a party or she was physically given the pill "roxy" physically by Misty. Now what I wonder, is if the accident happened while he was at work & her parting with her family HOWEVER when Ron called while at work or her him, she blamed HIM saying Haleigh got into daddys stash and he was afraid he'd take the rap with it being his house, his child, his drugs, Misty under – aged, so therefore they came up with the plan and all swore to stick to it.

    I also, believe "some" of what Misty's granma is stating has some part of truth to it. She wants the reward money and has nothing to worry about ( with the grandkids ) when they are ALL in jail.

    I do have a question, didn't you say Nance, that they drained that river awhile back when she first came up missing?

    Praying for Haleighs Grandma & side of the family,

    KU

    May 3, 2010 at 2:16 pm
  206. Mare

    Casey and Misty may you both burn in the fires of hell. I have no empathy for either of you. You both make me sick. I wish we still had public exucutions so I could watch you both fry live on air. Harsh, well maybe but Im a supporter of the death penalty and I feel like we should have the right to view it if we so choose. For Casey Anthony I would pay to download the video of her last breath. I use to feel sorry for Caseys mom but now I just think that all she cares about is saving her murderous daughter what about her Grandaughter? Why isn't she fighting to get JUSTICE for that poor baby girl? If it was the next door neighbor her parents would be screaming for justice and for the death penalty you can bet your life on that.

    May 4, 2010 at 7:33 pm
  207. ja

    hello that girl love wasnt she scared of him why didnt she tell her coach or the dean. i feel so bad for her .and her family you send your kids to school and this could happen.it is a sad world when people can drink and kill and they say that they blackout.there is no reason to drink that much and then kill and the school should be blame to if you are in a sport you cant drink it like that with drugs it should be for drinking.

    May 5, 2010 at 8:23 pm
  208. stoney

    Okay, first; why kill little Haleigh? The little girl must have known something and maybe threatened to say what it was. Who knows, we will never know, but I believe in my heart that Misty freaking croslin is the person responsible for that little girls murder. I can feel it in the pit of my stomach that Misty is most definitely hiding something, I believe she knows where haleigh's body is. I really hope and pray that the body will be found because this little girl needs a resting place, and she needs justice to prevail for her. Misty; that girl is all about money, and drugs, and I am sure that she never loved that little girl because if she did, that little girl wouldn;t be missing right now. But you know what. I love her and so does many our there, including Nancy Grace. Justice will prevail and this little girls body will be found. You have to have faith sometimes, to believe that something good will come out of this. Misty I hate you and I hope you get your a## whipped in jail, because trust me your murderer, I'm itching for you right now, maybe I should get locked up just to meet you and beat your A@@

    May 5, 2010 at 10:32 pm
  209. ja

    hello I think that when you kill a child you should die to and the parents of the child that you killed should pick how you die and if you kill your own you should be hung so the public could see there sick butts.and maybe people will think twice. MISTY is a devil and gots everyone wrap around her finger.I hope that someone can break one of them and put her where she needs to be she is a girl that need a good wake up call .AND know for casey her mom knew what happen when she smelled that odor. Ithink that the mom needs help and casey still is telling her that she didnt do it and her mom belives her but it might change when the trial starts and then she might wake up from that dream casey still thinks that this is a tv program and she is a star .and the law better take her off the air.and bring caylee to justice.nobody herd them cry her them scream but know we can in court. the lawyer for caylee and haleigh can tell there stories and let them r.i.p.and get the justice.that they need and the families.

    May 6, 2010 at 1:47 am
  210. ja

    hello does anyone know how much does the tax payers have to pay for casy case .and has ron said anything about the brick or the rope has he seen it before .and what kind of gun was it.and did they even find it.and do they care.why have a gun unless you were scared.of someone and why didnt ron talk to misty family .every time someone ask about her family he said that he doesnt talk to them why nobody thinks that isnt odd.what kind of people was the kids around and everyone said that misty was good with kids .how many kids has she watch in her life .it seems that she knows more about drugs then kids

    May 7, 2010 at 5:55 pm
  211. ja

    hello I FEEL THAT VENUS HUSBAND DID TAKE HER AND DID THE POLICE CHECK HIS TRUCK FOR BLOOD BECAUSE IF SHE PUT UP A FIGHT SHE WOULDNT STOP SHE WOULD HAVE LEFT SOMETHING BEHIND.SHE WAS A FIGHTER.AND SHE MIGHT HAVE LEFT MARKS ON HIM.DOES ANYBODY KNOW IF THEY CHECK.AND HAS HE TOOK A LIE DETECTERTEST TO CLEAR HIS NAME .

    May 8, 2010 at 12:35 am
  212. ja

    hello the nurse that was found dead i fill very bad for the family. my thought is she had a fight at home and said that she was going to the book store to cool off. did she stop anywhere before the book store and was going to meet them at 830 and went with them left her things in the trunk because she trusted them and thought that she wouldnt be gone long.and at 830at night it is dark the person that took her had to know what he was doing to place her where he did in the woods. and did any body see a car or truck in the area when she became missing.or lights.was there footsteps. around her.could this have been someone at her nursing school that she meet. i just hope they catch the person that did it .

    May 11, 2010 at 2:13 am
  213. jacki

    Nancy,
    I watch your program all the time. Thanks for bringing these stories
    to the public.
    In the case of Haleigh...There is one thing that keeps sticking in my
    mind and was only mentioned once or twice.
    The light was on in the kitchen.
    I think that is what I heard. Haleigh had a disorder that made her afraid of the dark. Someone must have know that and maybe that's why the light was on. Do you remember anything about this?
    Maybe in that seemingly small detail, there lies the truth.
    Thanks for your work and all the crew who work tirelessly to stay on these cases.
    God Bless all of you!

    May 11, 2010 at 2:26 am
  214. ja

    hello i saw casy in court and she was crying because she could die if she is found guilty. it is up to jury. i dont like to say mean things but when you kill a child you need the same treament. I feel bad for the family but casy thought that she wasnt going to get caught. but her lies caught up with her.and why is she crying know when she wasnt when her child die. she makes me sick.

    May 12, 2010 at 1:52 am
  215. ja

    hello okay LTcase the 16year old text her uncle why didnt she call the cops.ANDwhenthe pimp left her there why didnt she just tell LTTHAT SHEWAS A RUN AWAYAND MAYBE HE WOULDHAVE HELP HER AND DIDNT SHE SAID THAT SHE WAS 18.MAYBE SHE LIED HAD SEX WITH HIM AND DIDNT WANT TO GO BACK WITH THE PIMPCALL HER UNCLE JUST TO GO HOME .AND DIDNT WANT HER UNCLE TO KNOW WHAT SHE WAS DOINGWITH GUYS DOES HER FRIEND KNOW IF SHE HAD SEX WITH OTHERS. A 16 YR OLD GIRLCOULD BE LYING JUST SO THE FOCUS AINT ON HER.AND HER FAMILY.

    May 14, 2010 at 1:19 am
  216. ja

    hello Iwas watching nancy tonight and tommy said that joe did it okay if that is true why didnt they tell the cops. and they had to clean the place up. why did she wait so long to call the cops they all were in it and misty and joe could have help that little girl. they were scared they deal with drugs dealers allthe time that is bullcrap.they werent scared they were mad at ron. and they killed her and they didnt think that this would happened and misty could have told the cops instead she cover joes butt.why.if she was scared of him why save his butt it is a lie i think.

    May 15, 2010 at 12:58 am
  217. ja

    I met to say misty and tommy could have help her tommy has kids he should have kick his butt.they need to burn in hell for not protecting the littlegirl. what if it was tommy kids and ron did somthing to tommy kids would have misty cover rons butt i think not.

    May 15, 2010 at 2:29 am
  218. Deb

    I am sickend by this these people all involved need to come clean how can humans sleep at night knowing that a beautiful little girl is out there they need to put this little girl to rest god bless her

    May 16, 2010 at 3:17 pm
  219. ja

    hello if tommy knows what happen show them where the body is or anything to prove to people that you aint lying. i am tried of hearing them blame each other put up or shut up.

    May 17, 2010 at 1:19 am
  220. ja

    hello nobody has nothing to say anymore a 11 year old boy shot his self because he was being bullied. i hope that the body wasnt the missing girl. sorry but was thinking about ron he is going to make a deal with the cops. why i really dont think that he really dont no very much because he worked alot and they might have dealed and other stuff when ron was at worked. and ron was in trouble with some guys because he needed to pay these guys back . i think that it stupid to make a deal with any of them they all was in the car and ron was in it all the way maybe he didnt kill his daughter but he sure was in the car with the person that could of. no deals he was guilty. I THINK THAT ALL THREE OF THEM SHOULD GO TO PRISON FOR RONS DAUGHTER. AND I THINK THAT THAT RON SHOULD GO TO JAIL FOR THE DRUGS.HE WAS ON THE TAPE NOONE TOLD HIM TO DO IT PEOPLE GO TO JAIL FOR THE SAME THING.WHAT MAKES HIM ANY DIFFERENT.

    May 20, 2010 at 12:29 am
  221. ja

    hello does anybody know anything about the girl that was found in the ditch . does any body feel the same way about anything i havesaid about anything.

    May 25, 2010 at 1:02 am