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Alleged killers talked about corpse on Facebook?

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

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

Shocking Haleigh Family Debate: Who killed Haleigh?

Haleigh's great-grandma Annette Sykes debates Misty Croslin's grandma Flora Hollars to get to the truth of what really happened the night Haleigh vanished!

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  1. adkshadows

    I agree with her grandmother, Misty was jealous! Just by looking at her you can see it! I don't know if she meant to kill her, maybe just hurt her and be a hero by taking care of her. Joe also has a smirk on his face when on television interview, so very hard to trust what he says also.

    April 23, 2010 at 11:14 am
  2. jasmine, Al

    You know this story is too much. I get it now, Haleigh was rape and thrown into the river b/c she was probably messed up in her little private area....Shame on all of them...There's no excuse for this & somebody need to pay..............Not right...........RIP..Haleigh...

    April 23, 2010 at 11:58 am
  3. Lisa Armistead

    Has it been determined whether or not Misty would be charged as an adult for complicity in the crime/murder/disappearance of Haley? Having heard on the show last night that Haley may have been molested by Joe and/or Tommy while Misty kept her head under the covers made me sick. I hope therapy is available for Ron; I can't imagine a worse scenario for a father to hear.

    April 23, 2010 at 11:58 am
  4. juli

    hi I think granny flo is very brave for standing up she did the right thing. shes telling what was told to her . another comment how do they know what misty was saying when police took her to the river nancy and grandma bothsaid shes was telling police where to look she might of said I dont know anything you couldnt hear what was said .

    April 23, 2010 at 12:10 pm
  5. Sandy

    Nancy, you just keep on this story, Someone is going to tell. I reall believe if Bail is posted and Ronald can get out on Bail, just Ronald the truth will come out. Come on Leonard get him out, that will make Misty and Tommy mad. The truth will be all over the news.. Misty is a real u know what. I do believe she was jealous over Haleigh, but to kill her and do nothing but lie after lie.. You , Nancy can get the truth we know u can. We all just want to put this baby to rest or get her back if she is alive. You know this is going to be death row case.. I hope Misty never see's the outside of jail walls. Let her suffer even more for what ever Haleigh is went through or is going threw.. Thanks Nancy. Lets find Baby Gabriel, were is he. What is wrong with these people do they not know how to pick on people there own age....Thanks Nancy...Again and Again..

    April 23, 2010 at 12:15 pm
  6. Eleanor

    Not fair I know, but on looks and grammar alone, I tend to believe Ms. Sykes and share her skepticism. She wants proof for her own great-granddaughter and I do not blame her. Of all the players here the only normal looking and sounding people are Ms. Sykes and her daughter, Teresa. No doubt when Ms. Sykes said she did the laundry for the children, she was refraining from stating she did not trust the children's laundry to be done properly. Now I ask, if your great-grandchildren were living as did Misty and Ronald, with children sleeping virtually on the floor, and no detergent in the house, wouldn't you do the children's laundry? I am sure that if grandparents had rights, either Teresa or Ms. Sykes would have sued for custody of the children. Ronald reproduced with everybody like a rat, marrying none of the women and doing drugs. And he was deemed the 'responsible' parent.(?) I would not have wanted to be the judge in the battle between Crystal and Ronald and needing to make a decision in a case like that. It was a crime that they were allowed to reproduce at all. Haleigh didn't stand a chance alive or dead with these people as parents.

    April 23, 2010 at 12:42 pm
  7. Bonnie

    This is one mixed up family! ....It seems aweful funny that it just so happened that Tommy and Misty called their grandmother 15 minutes apart...I believe that Misty did get letters to her brother Tommy in jail so they would have the same story!!!! I have been watching this story from the beginning and I believe the dogs that hit on the dumpsters had it right.,and that someone moved the body before the police were called.because Misty waited for Ronald to pull in the yard hours later to make it look like she just woke up at that time and relized Haleigh
    was gone. Misty's parent's are some peice of work I understand how Misty can be so mixed up in her head,but this does not excuse the fact that she knows more then she is telling. And Ron thinks he was the better parent? It's his fault too! he put his kids in danger to a bunch of derranged people. It sickens me to hear all these stories about all the kids being raped and murdered by the sick twisted perverts out there.
    I think it's about time to use them(killers) for examples instead of housing them and feeding them. We have enough prisons filled with worthless people in them. get rid of them! Everything is about money(GREED) in todays world. It's time to put GOD back into the Equation.

    April 23, 2010 at 12:53 pm
  8. Sherri

    Nancy, I watched your debate last night with the 2 Grands. I can't see Hollars lying about her own blood. Maybe if was against Ronald, but her own blood NO! Haleigh was a little angel.
    The parents have to be their voice. I've got a granddaughter(4) and grandson(2). If anyone was to ever hurt or attempt foul play on them,they better give their soul god or turn themselves in before I get ahold of them.....
    What I don't understand, is if the sounds were really heard from the other room......what kind of person sits and listens to that. It made my skin CRAWL the mere thought of it being true. I would never be put in those circumstances! But if by chance I was.....I WOULD LET THEM THINK I LEFT THE ROOM AND I WOULD HAVE COME BACK IN AND BEAT HIM TO A PULP WITH WHATEVER I COULD GET MY HANDS ON. I GUARANTEE THE S.O.B. wouldn't walk again, might not even talk again either. I'd rather be in prison for the rest of my life on a defense chrg,for a child, than a DRUG chrg for myself indulgence.!!!!!

    April 23, 2010 at 1:05 pm
  9. jace

    grandma, had a make-over, wander where she got money to dye hair, & new clothes?

    April 23, 2010 at 1:11 pm
  10. Sherri

    You can see it written in Misty's face from the very beginning....I would have been a complete basket case. SHE NEEDS TO STEP UP TO THE PLATE. For Haleigh and Haleigh's biological mother. Don't know about Ronald yet! He didn't seem to be too hurt after the fact either. How many polygraphs are we going to pay for? When is enough-enough??????? I think she would rather rot in hell before she EVER unfolds the truth about what really happened. It couldn't make her look or be any worse than she already is! I would think they would all want to bring this hell to a close!! But until a body is found there is always going to be a hole....

    April 23, 2010 at 1:21 pm
  11. Sylvia Loven

    This question is for Nancy,

    Have the conversations between grandmother Flora Hollars and Misty and Tommy been traced by police and FBI as to confirm that the latest scenario laid out by Misty can be verified as coming from her mouth?

    They are both implicating themselves here. (Tommy and Misty)
    Right now it sounds more like a "he said, she said" situation.

    I take it the grandmother calls them from outside the prison and not from within the system where beforehand everything was taped and filmed during conversations.

    This is so important, (even you, Nancy, seemed flabbergasted just last night), that I imagine the relatives and your viewers would like to hear these confessions by phone on your show!

    Also I would like to know where the couch is located in the trailer?
    If the couch was bouncing and the screaming was going on simultaniously, you can only imagine the worst!
    Little junior heard this but didn't see probably cause he was under the sheets in the bed!

    Sylvia Loven San Juan Puerto Rico

    April 23, 2010 at 1:32 pm
  12. Judy

    I just wish someone would tell the truth. You just can't believe anything you hear from these people. My heart breaks for that poor little girl. RIP Haleigh & I pray for Ronald & his mother.

    April 23, 2010 at 1:36 pm
  13. Dora

    I was just wondering how long did the grandma know what happened? Did they tell while in jail? If so aren't all phone calls recorded. And now that the grandma is telling what she knows did it cause tenion between her and the rest of the croslins. And I want to know what Ron has to say about what is going on. Does anyone know?

    April 23, 2010 at 2:00 pm
  14. cynthia west

    i think that misty was jeouelious of that lil girl thats y she kille that baby , not lil boy he took to her i thought this from day one . i no ronld did something bad an should be pushised but i do feel house arrest would be ok if i lost my child i would want to kill them to an granny is telling the truth, i have 2 granchildren an i would never tell a lye on them

    April 23, 2010 at 2:24 pm
  15. destewart

    The truth will eventually come out, but not until those involved cut the best deal possible for themselves.
    God, what type of sociopaths are we dealing with here.

    April 23, 2010 at 2:28 pm
  16. Lynda

    I find Flora Hollars very credible. God bless her for what she's trying to do. SOMEbody's got to care enough to TRY to bring justice to Haleigh and her family.

    I don't know what happened to her ... but I DO know that whatever it was, it was at Misty's hands. Her brother and Cousin Itt may have helped her dispose of the body, but whatever was done to Haleigh, Misty did it. She's lied and spun so much, even SHE is starting to believe her own spin. The only person she has to fear is Ron. I believe he'll get her, one way or the other, whether or not she's in prison. Someone, somewhere, some day ...

    I appreciate the fact that Nancy Grace Show keeps these cases alive. I pray God will deal true justice to Misty and Casey Anthony. I hope they spend the rest of their lives serving HARD time behind bars.

    I do not, and have NEVER, thought Ron Cumming had a thing to do with all this. I DO, however, wonder why he is still so blinded to Misty.

    I hope that Nancy Grace can find enough humility and humanity in her heart to publicly apologize to Crystal Sheffield for being so condescending and rude to her. Crystal Sheffield didn't need anybody to remind her she hasn't led a stellar life. But have any of us, all the time?? Crystal Sheffield has never, ever done ANYthing bad enough to warrant what she's going through ... and losing that beautiful, amazing little girl.

    What a shame. Ever since he met Misty Croslin, Ronald Cummings' lief has hit the skids. Everything and everyone she touches is ruined.

    Jail is probably a very safe place for Ronald to be right now. I hope he gets a light sentence and gets a second chance to have a decent life. It is possible if he gets far away from Misty.

    I believe him being in jail is a very safe thing for Misty, too. Because I believe he will kill her if given the opportunity.

    And I believe he should do the exact same thing(s) to her that were done to his baby girl. God bless her soul, and RIP.

    April 23, 2010 at 2:32 pm
  17. Mother of a wonderful 6 year old daughter

    I think that Misty needs to burn in hell!!!!!!!!

    April 23, 2010 at 3:13 pm
  18. Lie Detectors for All

    IMO, Annette Sykes and her daughter should be given lie detector tests along with all other family members who have not already been tested.

    Nancy, could you or someone please list the cast of characters here as I'm still confused.

    Polygraphs are needed for Lindsey and Chelsea Croslin as well. I am still confused as to whom each is married. Tommy is one of Misty's brothers and am not sure if she has one or two others. You hear of Timmy and Hank Croslin, Jr.

    Include Misty's parents in the polygraphs if they haven't had them already.

    I still don't believe Annette Sykes and her statement last night that she always did the children's laundry because she just wanted it to be spotless and that Ron and Misty did their own along with the household laundry.

    Ms. Sykes is a very strong woman and appears truthful but when you think she raised Ron's mother who in turn raised him, I wonder. She could just be the best actress out of the whole clan. They are starting to remind me of the Hatfields and McCoys!

    A map would also be appreciated. I guess they all live close by but does Annette live with Ron's mother. It just seems to me that Ms. Sykes would realize children play, their clothes are going to get dirty and with the fabrics available today which are mostly "easy care" why the need for her to insist on doing it to get it spotless? SEEMS ODD!

    Does Annette Sykes have a special technique for stain removal or her own detergent and laundry tips she'd like to share with America? I'm sure they'd be greatly appreciated.

    I wonder if for some reason she was interested in checking their underwear for any signs of molestation or blood on their clothes if she had any concern about their care. Haleigh had almost drowned before and I don't remember if there had been any other injuries to her or Jr.

    I also wonder if she is just plain lying about doing the laundry regularly. How would that be proven other than their word which we now all question. It would be good to check with the teachers about the way the kids were dressed and if there was anything different about their clothes. Did neighbors observe her coming and going with laundry regularly?

    I can't help but wonder if she washed a blanket or clothing with some evidence they were afraid might be found in the machines at Ron Cummings residence.

    April 23, 2010 at 3:15 pm
  19. upstate-ny

    You know what haunts me about this case? It's the fact that it was reported when she first went missing, that they didn't think she went near the water because she was so afraid of water and to think that this poor little innocent girl MAY have been alive when they threw in the river gives me nightmares. I can't help but think of that little girl with being weighted down and IFshe was conscious and her struggle to try get to the top to get air or to get away. I don't understand how people can have the greatest gift of children and what could this child or any other child do, to deserve this? You may not have alot of money, or may not be able to afford the toys and clothes you would like for a child but LOVE cost nothing and the smiles and the hugs you get in return are your riches. My GOD – Croslin family...this little loved you and TRUSTED you. How could you do this? My prayers are with Haleigh, Ron and the rest of the Cummings family.

    April 23, 2010 at 3:21 pm
  20. Anne of Port Charlotte

    I believe that Flora Hollars is telling the truth as it is told to her and as she is able to sort through it in her mind. I do not believe she has been paid one red cent by anyone, but will be entitled to the reward if her statements turn out to be true. Furthermore, I do not necessarily believe everything Chelsea says, she IS after all, in the loop of the Croslin mix; I DO believe her however, that there could be and likely are, other(s) matters involved.

    I believe that Ronald Cummings has been covering up his own participation in the cover up all this time, and that he master minded the cover up; I believe he had far more to hide than just little Haliegh's disappearance/death, startling evidence that would have incriminated HIM in other criminal activities including drug distribution, possibly even kiddie porn. No, this is NOT a far fetched idea; not when you consider these people are capable of selling drugs, AND murder, and swept the place clean of all evidence prior to calling 911. Wake up!

    April 23, 2010 at 3:23 pm
  21. Corinne Larimore

    First, I have to say with Nancy Grace in this world, numerous victims are receiving the much-needed exposure they need; God Bless her, her incredibly beautiful baby twins and her family. Nancy is the "people's advocate" especially for victims like Hayleigh Cummings. Without her knowledge of and empathy for the victims, this case will be solved with the help of Nancy Grace and her show.
    I strongly believe Misty is guilty if, for no other reason, she has 110% flunked 4 polygraphs. And thank God the Grandmother came forth with her information, as anyone can clearly see this lady is not lying; she is telling it like it is and/or the way it was relayed to her. Now other family members are upset she came forward, and my question to that is why. Is everyone in on what really happened and trying to keep all of it a big secret. How naïve of them to think they can hide a homicide by not coming forward like the Grandmother had the courage to do as I'm sure it's not something she wanted to do.
    The grandmother never flinches or tries to think of words when asked a question. This lady is telling the truth as best she can given the dab of information she was given. God Bless her for coming forth for little Haleigh.
    Nobody seems to think of Haleigh anymore; it's mainly about Misty whining and upset because the food is bad. All I know is she eats better than I'm able to afford.
    The Grandmother knows her her grandchildren aren't perfect, and if they did do something terrible, they should have to pay. She possesses that rare quality of being ethical no matter the consequences, again, for little Haleigh.
    Misty makes me sick. She whined and wanted to "Get me out first" when this issue came up awhile back. What a loving sister; Tommy should feel so blessed that his own sister could care less about him.
    What a selfish, self centered little brat. That takes a lot of nerve to ask to be released first. Her main problem is she keeps forgetting she put herself in that jail and is now blaming everyone but herself for being there. By blaming everyone but herself just makes her look more guilty, and let's face it, she was the last one to see little Haleigh, so who else would or could know more than her . . . nobody.
    Has Misty ever commented on Haleigh . . . anything about her such as I hope she's okay, I hope whatever happened Haleigh is okay . . . NO. All she can do is go on and on about herself. Totally disgusting.
    Again, thank God for Nancy. Our only hope of ever finding out what happened to little Haleigh is going to come from the Nancy Grace show, and thank God Nancy does such an outstanding job of reporting on this extremely complicated case.

    April 23, 2010 at 3:48 pm
  22. S. Henderson

    I just wonder if anyone has told Misty that she is possibly facing many years in prison? If she is feeling so put out and neglected in jail, what does she think years in prison will be like? I doubt that she will be able to buy snacks and special order her meals and choose comfortable bedding.Conviction on the drug trafficking alone would keep her in prison for some time. Prison life is not for sissies and whiners!

    April 23, 2010 at 5:22 pm
  23. Laura

    Misty: "it was a brick, a brick on the floor..."
    Do the bricks found in the river match the now famous (infamous) doorstop brick? Also, didn't Joe throw deer carcasses in the water at the search location? Did he or did he not tell someone (Ronald I think) that he liked to watch the alligators feed on what he threw into the water and also say that it would be a great place to get rid of a body? I also read that Joe was fully clothed but in bed the night Haleigh went missing? What about the fact that Chelsea said the van keys AND the van were in different places than where they were left the day before? I heard that 2 kinds of yellow rope were missing out of the van .

    April 23, 2010 at 5:24 pm
  24. brenda pence

    this family is so screwed up! they are all fighting with each other,because the grandpa is telling what she knows come on!
    bless poor little haleigh,your in my prayers.
    this is really affecting me, im pregnet with twins a boy and a girl and now my husband and i have decided noone is going to babysit for us. god bless you nancy for everything you do!

    April 23, 2010 at 5:49 pm
  25. Kay

    I would like to commend Flora Hollars for coming forward with any and all information concerning the death of Haleigh. I don’t care if she is speculating or not as to what happened the night Haleigh died. At least she has given investigators something with which to work, and perhaps the truth will come out. As a grandmother myself, I would hope that I would be honorable enough to come forward if my child/children did something either to my own grandchild or someone else’s child/ grandchild. I think Ms. Hollars is a hero in this matter. People need to stop questioning her motives.

    April 23, 2010 at 6:43 pm
  26. Michael Glaros jr

    For someone who doesnt like jail food Misty's looking mighty plump these days!

    April 23, 2010 at 7:25 pm
  27. Arnitta Lawson

    Hello, I was just wondering, has any agency giving Misty a psychological assessment? If not, they should, because it will give more insight into her mental state and quite possibly get her to finally tell the truth.

    April 23, 2010 at 7:29 pm
  28. Tonya

    Haleigh was missing earlier than Misty stated that's why she said she was sleep. The Daddy is guilty as sin. If my girlfriend was watching my daughter and she was missing when I got home from work and to top that you don't call the police or me after you discover her missing and I marry you;something stinks really bad. Shame on you Ronald for being a conspirator to pill pushing, you should dedicate all your time to finding your child!

    April 23, 2010 at 7:31 pm
  29. eddieblue

    Bombshell: Misty flunked a 4th polygraph!

    How many poylgraphs has Ronald passed or flunked?

    Why is Ms. Grace not talking about that?

    April 23, 2010 at 7:33 pm
  30. nurseu2

    I think Tommy and the cousin raped the little girl, thats why she was yelling in the next room if that is true. The two was scared and done away with the child. That is why the blanket was in the trash. Misty may not could have stop them, if they were all on drugs they didn't care. The little girl stayed alive she would have told her father. So they were all scared. I don't think the outsider did it.

    April 23, 2010 at 7:44 pm
  31. Rosemary

    On tonight's show, when talking to Misty, her father made some comment about him maybe ending up in jail with Misty. Said her mother may end up there too. What was that about and what was he referring to later when he said something about them investigating him about his grandchildren?

    April 23, 2010 at 7:50 pm

    Nancy Grace is the most wonderful anchor of any show I've ever seen. Her love for children is obvious. Her empathy for people who are victims of crime related violence is written on her soul.

    The way she interacts with callers is like nothing else Ive ever seen anybody else do. She takes no prisoners, she's talented, bright and articulate. She's a great Mother and Wife, she's the best Anchor out there. There is simply no way to describe her in glowig enough terms. I know I've tried to find them.

    Does her Husband know how cool a woman she really is. I do, John Thomas

    April 23, 2010 at 8:08 pm
  33. rose

    I think Misty's Grandmother Flora is telling the truth. She obviously loves her family but yet also believes in the law. She has been told many things and like everyone else is wondering what the "real" truth is. It took a lot of guts to come on tv knowing the rest of her family would be angry at her. But she did it. Too bad Misty doesn't take after her Grandmother and tell the truth. The other grandmother Annette don't know what she's talking about... not everyone on drug looks like they are on drugs... duh. Maybe Annette knows more than she's telling to protect Misty. Since Annette was there that day, Maybe she should take a lie detector too and see if she passes it!

    April 23, 2010 at 8:17 pm
  34. kay

    I have been wondering why doesn't some of Misty famiy call her on the lies she is telling. We the public have seen the videos of Misty overseeing the drug deals and she says that she is innocent, why doesn't someone call her on her lies: that she has been set-up by the police. Hank needs to tell her that he has seen and heard in action re: the drug deals

    April 23, 2010 at 8:46 pm
  35. Laurie

    I think the Croslin family brings disfunctional to a whole new level. If indeed the grandmother knows valuable information, I admire her for telling the police. But what possible advantage is there to airing all this family dirty laundry on TV? Unless she is looking for publicity and/or money. What kind of grandmother trashes her own grandchildren like this?

    April 23, 2010 at 9:16 pm
  36. xsnowbirdx

    one thing misty isnt lying about is the food!! its not edible.but..on the commisary list they have nothing but honey buns and chips.that jail gets paid for every inmate. what they should be doing is getting them out and farming so the food will be better and make the inmates work.

    April 23, 2010 at 9:30 pm
  37. Jenny Dixon

    Hi Nancy,
    I have been keeping up with this beauiful little girl. I knew deep down in my heart that she had something to do with this. And i know for a fact that her grandmother was told a long time ago. The way she has been talking. She's been knowing. It make's me sick. All these sick peolpe in this world. I wish someone would put a liedetacter on the grandmother of Misty. All the stuff she has been coming out with these last couple of day's. Can't she be held for hiding information.
    I'am watching your show right as we speak if i don't get to see at 8:00 I watch it at 10:00 Love your show,
    Jenn (GOD BLESS)
    Good Night

    April 23, 2010 at 9:33 pm
  38. cindy25

    i think Flora H. just wanted her 15 mins. of fame. she has had 5 versions of what happenend. what would make this lady get on TV and knock down her grandchildren? the police ARE NOT dealing with rational people or righteous people in the Haleigh case. even Ronald Cummings does NOT seem too tore up anymore!! i believe their BRAINS are destroyed from all the drug use..

    April 23, 2010 at 9:44 pm
  39. duwanda phillips

    Just some food for thought. Maybe law enforcement has already thought of this. I just heard Misty's dad say to Misty during a phone conversation shown this evening, April 23, 2010, on the Nancy Grace show, that they (the law) will have him in jail next. Then he goes on to say that he couldn't have done it because he was in the hospital.

    It was interesting to watch Misty's mom validate every statement Misty said with the nodding or shaking of her head when Misty was being interviewed with her mom by her side. This is when Misty saId she didn't do anything to or with Haleigh.

    I think law enforcement was on the right track when Misty's mom was incarcerated. I feel the dad should be incarcerated as well. Reason being is that ( it is my thinking that) if I was in trouble, the first person I would turn to would be my mother (if she was still alive) and this would also include interaction with my father (if he was still alive). Those two would be the first I would turn to.

    I said that to say this; has anyone checked phone records of Misty's mother and father the night this incident happened?

    April 23, 2010 at 9:51 pm
  40. duwanda phillips

    why would Haleigh have to be thrown in the river like the deer? Why couldn't Haleigh be buried around that dock? Maybe looking for freshly disturbed dirt around in the wooded area of the river may turn up something and maybe not. It would be worth the time to look to find little Haleigh and give her family some closure. God forbid that this child is dead but if she is in fact dead, maybe the dogs should be taken to the dock to see if they can pick up Haleigh's scent and especially let them sniff out the van that was suppose to transport her body. Can this be done this late in the picture?

    April 23, 2010 at 10:03 pm
  41. Deborah Lawrence

    The word that sums this up best in my mind (besides) tragic, is dysfunctional! What is Ronald doing hooking up w/ a teenager (drop-out Misty) and having her looking after HIS children. Then you have Misty's mother allowing this MINOR child to live with a (how old is Ronald) man? You cannot possibly tell me that that was Ronald and Misty's first time selling drugs! I still think there's a possibility that Ronald might know something. And speaking of polys, PLEASE give Mrs. Flora Hollars one!

    April 23, 2010 at 10:21 pm
  42. jim riddle

    why is tommy croslins wife not in jail. it looks like her in the undercover drug car with misty croslin

    April 23, 2010 at 10:22 pm
  43. Cheryl J

    The croslin clan just keeps telling more and more crap. Nancy quit putting that crazy woman on the air.

    April 23, 2010 at 10:30 pm
  44. Brenda Borroz

    Misty will never tell the truth because she is covering for herself and the truth will incriminate her otherwise she would turn on anyone to get herself out of jail. I wonder why the cops don't play Tommy, Misty narked him off when they first went to jail and got nothing from it does he know this? Does he know that while he is blameing Joe and covering for his sister she is telling everyone that he molested Haliegh and killed her, maybe he would not be so willing to cover for Misty if he knew she was willing to get his family taken away from him and him possibly a death sentance. As for gramma, it was 1st said that Misty did not want to babysit that night and that Teresa offered to pay Misty and so Misty babysat, Why does gramma want to blame Ron and Teresa for their innocent baby being murdered by her pathetic grand daughter she should be ashamed of herself and lastly I was sure hoping that Ronald wasn't actually selling drugs and that it was his way of helping the police get something on Misty so they could find his little girl. I agree with Nancy about Ronald Cummins he had nothing to do with his daughters disappearence he obviously loved his children or he wouldn't of bothered with getting custody as we all should know it is not that easy for a man to get custody if a mom is not willing there is alot of effort and expense involved when a father fights for custody. I just hope they get Misty soon this needs to come to an end the family has suffered long enough I have watched from the beginning and enough is enough these people deserve to have some closure and Misty needs to hear she will spend the rest of her life in prison, I wish I could be in the courtroom when that sentencing goes down and it will mark my words. I sure wish her father would actually be a father and tell that girl to stop whinning and lying and just grow up she was grown up enough to sell the drugs now she should watch herself on video with mom and dad and then for once face reality.....Guilty....

    April 23, 2010 at 10:36 pm
  45. caroline

    misty croslin's family's talks about wanting to kill the responsible party. The first night Ron said it. Misty's father talked about putting a bullet in the head of the person, so how does any one expect that scared, brain damaged, juvenille to say anything even related to the truth?
    She is scared, I think mostly of her family.
    I think maybe something on the lines of 30 days in the hole!

    I give a lot of credit to Nancy Grace, I was thinking of something like the Jessica Lundsford case. Couey the monster who raped and burried her alive. He snuck into a trailer in the middle of the night and stole presious little Jessica. Nancy Grace was all over misty the whole time,

    April 23, 2010 at 10:39 pm
  46. lakisha hampton

    well i just wanted to say that all the people who want 2 have children encluding myself....misty croslin should have the same thing happened 2 her that happened to poor beautiful haleigh cummings...may u be ok!!!

    April 23, 2010 at 11:18 pm
  47. Bridgett

    I think Grandmal is the only person in that family that has any morals at all she is the only one that seems to be able to consider Haleigh and the fact that Haleigh is someones grandaughter I thought that Mistys dad had some morals but he doesn't have a bit of morals he is trying to play this off right along with Misty I understand that Misty is his child a grown child Haleigh was only 5 years old and also someones child that has been murdered a child that didn't stand a chance at defending herself who did need protection that has been robbed of any chance of life while Misty sits back and cries her tears for herself cause of her choices whines about the food and wanting to go home she deserves to rott in a jail shes so busy trying to cover her own tracks with more and more false information instead of telling the truth so that innocent 5 year old Haleighs remains can be brought home and given a respectful funeral with the people that did truely love her and give peace to Haleigh and to her family. Mistys dad tells Misty calls it some stupid game well dad its a stupid game that your daughter is involved in that costed a real childs life a 5 year old child that can not protect or defend herself Ronald should have never left Haleigh in her care and that he is wrong for and will have to live with that guilt for the rest of his life but he did not commit whatever act that ended Haleighs life.Misty when you cry about how bad the food is remember Haleigh when you cry because you want to go home think about Haleigh when you cry because you feel like you are treated like a dog think about Haleigh did you think about these things with Haleigh. As for Grandmal my heart goes out to you the fact that you are able to realize that Haleigh was someones grandchild and have the morals to come out and do the right thing I think you are a wonderful person and as you said 3 of your grandkids being involved you did not hesitate to do the right thing You Grandmal are one hell of a woman that has every right to hold your head high. Bless You

    April 23, 2010 at 11:21 pm
  48. jordan

    MY question is this: If Misty was so "strung out on drugs" and can't remember , then why has she failed so many polygraphs? Must be, she wasn't that night. Also, how do we know that Haleigh came up missing at night? Could something have happened to her before her father went to work. I think he knows more too.. In fact, I am not sure sure a single word out of any of them is the truth..

    April 23, 2010 at 11:23 pm
  49. snyder cdy

    I have seen who is the grandma I believe of Misty Croslin. She said, "Jr. said he heard the couch bouncing while Haliey was screaming" Apprarently suggesting of sexual assualt. Has this couch been taken into custody and tested for any evidence?? Also, in the 911 call, it was asked to Misy if the "door was propped open", if correct she said "let me go see". Did not Ronald see this when he came home????

    April 24, 2010 at 1:01 am
  50. Nicolette

    Whats the deal wit this family they allergic to the truth ppl that arent immediately involved are pointin fingers n lyin looks like these ppl are playin pass the blame n the way they act like bunch middle school CHILDREN with the drama for God sake cut the crap n give the family of this beautiful innocent baby girl some closure n let em lay her to rest with a proper funeral and the care n compassion n dignity n respect she deserves

    April 24, 2010 at 1:23 am
  51. Kate Benigno

    This whole situation is ridiculous and Misty Croslin yesterday acting like she shouldn't be in jail is ridiculous. She should be more concerned about Haleigh no herself. She knows what happened and so do the rest of them. The food is jail is a huge concern for her – Haleigh is dead – maybe that should be her biggest concern. That whole family is crazy!!!!!

    April 24, 2010 at 7:46 am
  52. aletheamarinanova

    From my experience, it is a plausible scenario. Haleigh's disappearance and probable death being linked to child sexual abuse makes more sense than one of the boys taking Haleigh when they couldn't steal a gun.

    April 24, 2010 at 8:20 am
  53. Barb Fuqua

    Since day 1 I have always believed that Ron Cummins was somehow invioved in this mess. I started to believe it when the child's mother said she lost custody because of the dad's preventing her from going to court because she had no way to get there, which he made sure of.
    Misty is an unwilling partner and she is afraid of what is going to happen to her if she tells the truth.
    Too bad that no one else sees this although there has been a few who have mentioned that they think Ron is involved. And believe me he is involved. Not by his hand maybe, but something that he did or didn't do.
    Please focus more on him, I know what you think about him, you have made it clear to everyone.

    April 24, 2010 at 9:37 am
  54. a grandmother

    Too bad the cops can't waterboard Misty Croslin. Cut to the chase and get to the bottom of it NOW.

    April 24, 2010 at 11:15 am
  55. gina

    I do believe that half of what flo says is true,I also want to know why nobody has asked her why she didnt insist to all of them the motive to hurt that baby girl, sorry if those were my kids Id have gotten them to talk!

    April 24, 2010 at 12:11 pm
  56. cheri

    I don't know if anyone has commented on how unemotional Misty's grandmother is. She is talking about a brutal murder of a beautiful little girl with a smirk on her face. Very creepy!!

    April 24, 2010 at 1:04 pm
  57. Karen Vogel

    Whatever Misty Croslin's rollinthe disappearence of her step daughter, she is not eligible for the Florida death penalty. She was only seventeen at the time of Haleigh's disappearence.

    April 24, 2010 at 2:33 pm
  58. Deborah Lawrence

    Are you kidding me? Misty wants a plea deal? I am so tired of her whining and complaining – about the food?? Where does she think she's at, the Hilton? I say put her in the "general population" and then maybe we can get the truth out of her!

    April 24, 2010 at 4:42 pm
  59. Raine

    I feel deeply that Ronald Cummings did know what happened to his daughter. I don't think he knew right away, but sometime afterward. Why would he NOT have been out continually looking for Haleigh once she "disappeared". He had plenty of time to walk around with his arm around Misty smoking cigarettes, marrying Misty who was the caregiver the night Haleigh "diappeared", and selling drugs didn't he??? If that was your little girl, wouldn't you move heaven and earth to find her, be out there looking for Haleigh day and night with friends and family? Ron was fired from his job becasue he "took too much time off" after Haleigh was missing, but he didn't seem to spend much time looking for her.
    It sounds too much like Casey Anthony, she knew Caylee was dead so she hung around the house before her arrest and didn't bother going out looking for her.
    My heart aches to thnk what horror this little girl endured.
    Thank you Nancy for keeping this in the news. God Bless you and your busband and little John David and Lucy Elizabeth.

    April 24, 2010 at 5:30 pm
  60. Megan Parr

    I don't think grandma hollers is lying about anything, I don't think she would implicate her own 3 grandchildren in something, if she knew it wasn't true. I believe these 3 have had something to do with Haleigh's disappearance since day 1 and now that they've set behind bars and had some time to think about it, looks like the truth is finally starting to slip out. And judging by Misty's ego, I'm surprised she hasn't talked sooner.

    April 24, 2010 at 6:29 pm
  61. Barbara Fenwick

    Grandmother indicated Missy heard her brother or cousin supposedly molesting the little girl in another room. Missy said she then hid under her bed blankets. I thought in earlier reports it was indicated her bed had not been slept in and was neat. If she hid under her blankets how could the bed look not slept in?

    April 24, 2010 at 6:49 pm
  62. Bruce Conkey

    Could Grandma Hollars be smarter than we give her credit for. With the different stories she is telling and all the questions about the different stories being played out on TV. Won't that help a Defense Att. when someone is finally charged?? If she tells contridicting stories even though she said someone told her, could be be charged with obstruction? Grandma could be setting it up to get whoever did it off.

    April 24, 2010 at 7:23 pm
  63. Nicolette

    What is mistys grandma sayin about met a girl named haleigh n she was 5.

    April 24, 2010 at 7:41 pm
  64. Cathy

    We have lost so many police this year that we can't afford to have any looking for cheating wifes.You put so many people in danger to have an affair? She couldn't write a note to anyone? In three days you couldn't get to a phone? This lady should never get her child back.

    April 24, 2010 at 8:02 pm
  65. D adkins

    Is there a possibility of Haleigh being taken by drug dealers and maybe still alive? JUST HOPING FOR A MIRACLE. It seems that jr said someone was there that was black and had on black clothes.

    April 24, 2010 at 8:10 pm
  66. carole lang


    I have a question, about all the conversation and coverage, and especially about the bones found in the river, and stating that they were shown animnal bones "to crack her", etc.(Misty Croslin.) Doesn't she watch TV, and hear all this conversation that is discusssed on CNN or other television channels. in the jail.?.and know what everyone is saying? Then, if she does, doesn't this give her an upper hand in the circumstances? It just seems that she would hear some of this, and also this same question would apply to other inmates hearing about their cases on TV. Just wondering how much inmates hear about their cases in the jail?

    April 24, 2010 at 9:42 pm
  67. jamie

    Why havent the putnam sherrifs office contacted a psycic on the haleiegh cummings case? i think they have tried everything else, why not try wouldnt hurt anything, it would probably help. I hear all the time about psycic profilers helping with cold cases

    April 24, 2010 at 10:21 pm
  68. Kelly Howell

    Why would they even consider offering any deal to Misty when they do not know her complete involvement. People keep mentioning that she might have OD"d but why would they be looking for a murder weapon in the river if they thought that was a possibility. But for the grandmother to blame Ronald because he left her with the kids is insane! She could have walked out.Same for blaming someone else for not taking her when she offered to pay her. Its not their fault,its Mistys. Even if she was afraid of Joe or Tommy why didnt she call 911 after they left? I would die to protect a strangers kid,let alone my step-daughter.I dont know how anyone in that family can look in the mirror.They are all monsters!

    April 24, 2010 at 10:27 pm
  69. Robb Las Vegas

    I think Misty "accidentally" killed Haleigh, perhaps by hitting her in the head too hard on the night of her 3rd straight day binge and without sleep. Then, she gathered her brother and cousin on "what to do next" ? Well, those idiots came to the conclusion of "getting rid of the body/evidence", which in turn would come up with the even dumber idea of faking a kidnapping and saying they don't know what happened to Haleigh. It's all adding up because all of a sudden they are starting to "remember" where she actually is, because of where they dumped the body, and starting to "remember" what happened that evening with more detail. Just keep that little punk Misty locked up a little longer and she'll crack, like she's beginning to do with each growing day.... Just a theory....

    April 25, 2010 at 12:34 am
  70. diana

    that family know something, they all seem to be involved to me. good bless that poor little baby.

    April 25, 2010 at 1:01 am
  71. BarbB

    The family opinions need to stay out of this investigation – put all 3 key people – Joe – Misty-Tom – in 1 room with hard core interrogators-giving them there options –saying we need 1 story and 1 story only – and let them fight it out-someone will break....

    April 25, 2010 at 10:19 am
  72. tara atkinson

    I believe in my heart that misty was there and is fully aware what went down with tha child that night. If her and ronald argued over her keeping the kids after her 3 day binge and her story has lots of pieces of the truth in it. She was there and she didn't stop either of them from taking the child. She was still high and I'm sure she still doesn't remember all the details but she does know the truth.

    April 25, 2010 at 12:44 pm
  73. Lori Sawyer

    Has anyone looked at the phone records between Misty, Timmy and Joe, the night Haleigh disappeared?

    April 25, 2010 at 12:46 pm
  74. Lori

    Most likely whatever happened to little Haleigh that night involved Misty, her brother and her cousin. I remember when this first happened that Haleigh's brother said he saw a man dressed in black. I wonder if he was coached to say that? I wonder if the police have spoken to the little boy anymore?

    April 25, 2010 at 2:53 pm
  75. Lie Detectors for All

    This program was repeated last night and Hank Croslin Jr. is the one evidentally called "Tommy" and he is married to Lindsey.

    There is evidentally only one other brother, Timmy. He must be married to Chelsea.

    These people would all be great in a reality tv program and the first episode could open with Annette Sykes showing America how she does the laundry after explaining who lives where in their little spot of heaven on earth.

    At first, I disagreed with the idea that the motive for Misty killing Haleigh could be jealousy over Ron's relationship with his daugher. But now, after seeing how ignorant, uneducated, drugged out, selfish and immature Misty Croslin is, see how that could be a motive.

    When talking to her dad about "bonding her out" of jail, she whined "me first, okay?" She wanted out before her brother Tommy. Now how ridiculous is this? Wouldn't they both be bailed out at the same time?

    Also, when a clip was shown of her telling a reporter how she and Haleigh loved each other so much and that they even got the same clothes/shoes, I really wondered! She said something like if one got something, the other got the same....almost like two little kids.

    Since Ron is Haleigh's father and appears to be more mature and educated, I'm think he would make sure his kids were provided for FIRST if they went clothes shopping and can just see Misty standing there whining at him to buy her something too. He was evidentally supporting her in exchange for babysitting but guess that could have been her second job when she wasn't drug dealing.

    April 25, 2010 at 3:20 pm
  76. Lie Detectors for All

    The other suggested motive that is sounding more plausible now is the drug overdose. Her grandmother, Teresa Neves, said she didn't buy it as the pills were "nasty tasting" and didn't think Haleigh would take any, thinking they were candy and I agree with her.

    However, after watching all the repeats and clips which is always so good to do especially when something new is revealed, I wonder if perhaps Misty, like Casey Anthony is said to do, is giving bits of the truth in her statements to the police.

    When she tells about going to bed and waking up and "Haleigh was gone", I wonder if perhaps she didn't CRUSH a pill and slip it in her food or drink to get her to go to bed early since she hadn't wanted to babysit that evening. She could have accidentally given her too much or intentionally of medication prescribed to Haleigh or one of her illegal drugs she was dealing. Misty could have awoken to find Haleigh DEAD IN BED from an overdose and then called her brother and cousin to come help her get rid of the body and concoct a story before Ron got home from work.

    The other theory of Haleigh's having been molested is now plausible too as Misty whined when asking someone "why didn't THEY take me instead....Haleigh was just a little girl." I think she used the plural (they) and the past tense but am not sure. If so, how would she have known it was more than one person if she truly had been asleep as she said. The "was" implies she knows Haleigh is dead. When she asks why they didn't take her instead, we didn't know she'd flunked all the lie detectors and took the statement literally.

    Could she have meant "taken" as in molested?

    I wonder how truthful she was about having been molested and knowing what a liar she is, she could have been a willing participant in any such event if it happened.

    April 25, 2010 at 3:45 pm
  77. Beth

    I am just saddened by this whole mess. every time i think it can't get worse it does.What kind of human being goes an hides when a child is in danger. I would give my life for any child not just my own, these people are just trash an should never had children.What kind of parent leaves there children with the likes of Misty to start with an if she an Ronald where fighting an he couldn't get her on the phone why didn't he go home sooner? But then he marries the idiot while his child is still missing an shes walkin around happy as a clam showing off the ring. come on give me a break! sHE KNOWS WHAT HAPPENED TO THAT BABY GIRL. i HOPE SHE AM HER BROTHER ROT IN JAIL. Then you have daddy saling drugs what a life for those children.

    April 25, 2010 at 4:50 pm
  78. Jason Broughton

    I can only say this, if everyone is talking about the same thing, they are all invloved, with or without a body, they all should be charged for making a father endure a year of hell wondering who had taken his daughter when it was those closest that had in some way made her vanish. To hear that they should be making funeral arrangements breaks my heart, these people have had long enough to plan this out-give that baby and her family some justice and charge them all- they've been all hush hush and lying to the police until they get something out of it- rubbish if you tell me. Nancy you are my one and only hero, what you do amazes me, keep at it!

    April 25, 2010 at 5:12 pm
  79. Dale Irving

    I would really like to know if there was a recording device in the squad car when Tommy Croslin and his sister (murderer) were put in the car.
    I have thought from the beging that Misty either was the killer, or was
    involved in some way. Since she came home after a three day binge and was mad that she had to watch the children.
    My wife and i watch you every night, and are very glad there is someone like you to stand up for thouse who can't stand u for themselfs.
    I'm a semiretired salesperson, my wife is a still working nurse and being in our 60s, we are not vieving the world thru rose colored glasses. I appreciate you're honoring our military, as many of our family are veterens. God bless you, and yours.

    April 25, 2010 at 6:44 pm
  80. Bertha McNew

    These drug addicts are like all other drug adddicts, They are selfish and only think of themselves. I think they all 3 are lying. And Ronald knows she is an addict. He should have never left his kids with her. And why is he getting involved with the young girls? If he wanted a "baby Momma" then he should have been with a woman not a "kid". He is also a dealer and addict himself. When you play with fire ppl get burned and sadly to say that "this innocent child" got caught in the middle of this drug ring. Their is no telling what both these children have seen and been around. I'm afraid without a body NO ONE will be prosecuted. Adults wanna know why children don't have respect now days well the "adults" are NOT respecting or protecting the children these days.

    April 25, 2010 at 8:07 pm
  81. Ann

    Has there ever been a physic brought in to Haleigh's home and to the dock where they are searching. Also a physic talk to Misty, Joe and her brother, Tommy.

    April 25, 2010 at 8:44 pm
  82. Sherrie

    Why are the police takihng so long with this? A baby has been killed and they are dragging their feet. If Misty did tell her grandmother those things then we need to hear the tapes. Why are they making a plea deal with her without bringing the tapes out? I also thing Ronald Cummings had something to do with all this. He married the woman who was the last oe with his child. Gie me a break. He was selling drugs with her that tells a lot about his character. I just don't get this family. Their family is the poster family for disfunctional families. We need more facts to come out. The authorities need to stop witholding evidence.

    April 25, 2010 at 9:09 pm
  83. sue thomson

    I wonder if officials have trid to run down the
    purchase of the rope and cinder blocks. It being yellow rope, my first thought is wal mart...not so important where...but I know that the stores can
    track receipts and maybe even that far back.
    If so, it would have the date , the time, and possible proof of the purchaser depending on how it was purchased.
    They might be able to track it. It seems like
    that since they had the materials available to
    do this horrible thing to a sweet little girl,
    that it would be premeditated, not just a happenstance...wonder if they were new blocks.
    .... I bet a store somewhere could pull up the receipt for these purchases...
    ..prayers for Haleigh

    April 25, 2010 at 9:35 pm
  84. Yvonne Coronado

    My question: When great-grandma Annette Sykes dropped off the laundry, did she notice the cinder blocks holding the screen door open? Did she go through that same door to enter the house or not?
    It was not mentioned if she entered the home through the back door or front door? If Misty assisted her with bringing in the laundry which door did Misty use to bring in the laundry?

    April 25, 2010 at 9:54 pm
  85. Carol Graham

    Hey, Nancy,
    1-I have twins, too and it has been the best 30 years of my life... I have enjoyed every minute of it. You will, too!

    2-Why have we not seen jail house phone calls of Misty calling her grandmother Hollers about Haleigh being thrown in the river?

    3-I wonder if Joe , the cousin, was 'high' ( maybe he and Tommy both )and was molesting little Haleigh and threatened Misty (like she said) and then he (or they) killed haleigh to cover it up?????

    I know Misty has told so many lies, but, this is a possibility...

    April 25, 2010 at 10:00 pm
  86. Marlys Stewart

    I was wondering has anyone considered that Misty may have drugged the baby to make her go to sleep so Misty could go to sleep and then she gave her to much and it killed her.

    April 26, 2010 at 12:41 am
  87. Claudia Beggs

    Is this a disappearance or a murder???? What if someone else is to blame.? What if some pedophile has her? Is anyone investigating this posibility?

    April 26, 2010 at 12:51 am
  88. janice adams

    i'll be glad when this is over. the baby needs to rest, and the people should face their demon's. i can't wait to hear the hold story, hurry and close this case

    April 26, 2010 at 7:38 am
  89. johanna

    please please............lets all put this crime to rest. i just wish that people in this world would only love each other, and not cause so much pain. perhaps the lawyers for both these famillies, could post a question to those involved and ask them how would they like to not know what happened to a member of there families. not being able to find closure, and have a proper goodbye.
    i just cant beleive all this in this case. i dont think a soap or a crime movie, would be this terrible to all those involved.
    its time now to let it go, come clean, punish those that need be. nancy grace is so right, ronald cummings i dont think is involved and no matter what hes in jail for , i really really truly beleive that haleigh was his princess. its a pain that staying in jail for life wont take away.
    it will be in his heart everyday. imagine waking up every day and going to sleep every night with only your long lost daughter on your mind, and that shes gone, or somewhere out there and you cant help her. and shes crying out for help.
    please please let this come to rest, if any of you all involved have 1/4 of your heart working..............

    April 26, 2010 at 11:11 am
  90. cathy

    Because none of the 3 are pointing fingers .... I think the 3 cousins were involved in sexual games, either Haleigh walked in on the 3 ... or walked in on Joe and Tommy... and Joe killed her. Either way, Tommy & Misty are knowing participants.

    April 26, 2010 at 12:08 pm
  91. Deb

    I have tried to follow this sad sad case from the beginning. I can't imagine the things that have gone on with this family before little Haleigh. This is a very dysfunctional family but this doesn't excuse what has happen to an innocent baby. But, I would like to know if Misty was strung out as her grandmother tells it the night this tragedy happened to this baby, then much later she gets 4 polygraphs and fails each of them about the night little Haleigh was missing, could Misty be able to pass the polygraph test? I would think that she would not be able to remember a lot of things that night or if she did they were so jumbled up in her mind that it would be impossible. I would also like to know if there is a test they could give all suspects with the same questions (did you have anything to do with the death of Haleigh, were you involved in anyway, or do you know who did it, and last but not least WHO KILLED HALEIGH?) and see which one is telling the truth if any of them is? To me that seems like at least a way of putting some of the pieces together and eliminating some of the involvement to each individual.

    April 26, 2010 at 12:53 pm
  92. Jean VanNest

    If what this grandmother says is true, that Misty told her all these things, it would be on tape from the jail, she just isn't believable.

    April 26, 2010 at 1:48 pm
  93. alumette

    Poor little girl who never a chance. Misty Croslin's family is an unreal combination of losers and freaks who evidently have killed a little girl for entertainment. Misty has known that all along as the truth is finally coming out. She should be locked up for many years. Danger looms in the actions of the deficient.

    April 26, 2010 at 4:21 pm
  94. Gretchen

    People need to wake up and see how Misty, Tommy, Joe and their family are playing the media and a potential jury. They may not be formally educated, but they are educated in how to manipulate the criminal system by using the media. They are making up all kinds of stories to create reasonable doubt.

    April 26, 2010 at 5:41 pm
  95. Liz

    It seems that the grandmother of the Croslin crew has as many stories of what happened to Haleigh as Misty does...She doesn't come across very reliable when her speculative reporting changes with the wind.
    If she heard that Haleigh had been sexually assaulted why wouldn't she have said that in the beginning? It just doesn't add up; all these stories she comes up with. I believe the truth is yet to be found out and that when it is revealed, it will involve all 3 of those already in question.
    I pray the truth is finally revealed for the sake of Haleigh's family and to allow this child to rest in peace.

    April 26, 2010 at 5:53 pm
  96. Tracy Russell

    First I would like to give the up most respect to the Cummings family!! I have kept up with this case since it first aired. I was just kinda curious if the police or the investigation team has considered that the St. John's river is more then likely LOADED with alligators, if this is the case, is there a possiblity that after Hailey's body was thrown in the river that an alligator may have ate the little girls body since the center blocks and yellow rope was recovered but still have yet to come across any human remains?

    April 26, 2010 at 7:25 pm
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  98. Retha Barnes

    My heart aches just hearing what might had happen to little Haleigh.She has been in my prayers every day. I can't understand how people can hurt children. It just makes me so angry. Or to sit back knowing that someone is harming a child, it makes me sick!
    I also pray for justice, for she deserves it.

    April 26, 2010 at 7:40 pm
  99. Robert MacNeill

    Nancy u r doin a great thing with ur show I watch it every night, If u have a # 1 fan it is me. I truly believe in what ur doin. Now there is one thing that has bothered me from the start of this story that just don't add up, we are dealing with a very disfunctional family situation, which suggest a father that would allow his child to be subjected to people doin drugs might be a bit disfunctional himself, so therefore it leads me to distrust anything he might say when it comes to the disapperance of his child, and the one thing that i don't understand is why in the world would u marry the women who u believe was the last one to see ur daughter alive? keep in mind that they are living in a drug induced enviroment that is very fluid in nature with unexpected senerio's that condition them to be very deceptive, which leads me to believe that he might be involved somehow. How do we not know that somethin might have happened the day before and they created this senerio thinkin that it might just be dismissed as just an abduction, but what they didn't expect was that they didn't have a convincing enough personality to pull it off and it has spiraled out of control with everyone saying different things to try an confuse the law enforcement, these people are master of deception they deal drugs they have to be, why would that nature not carry on into a situation like this? I am just not convinced that he doesn't know anything about this. for the simple fact that he actually married this girl at this time i would have at least waited till I had known for sure what had happened. This makes it seem to me that they were sticking together for some other reason than there love for each other, plus the fact the he was so evasive with the question u asked him about misty it just don't add up call it a hunch, I don't know, but I can tell u I am stuck right on this senerio. until I see different

    April 26, 2010 at 8:48 pm
  100. Robert MacNeill

    In conjuction with my last post I would like to say that it doesn't matter weather Misty and Ronald are not together anymore, because if they both were invloved then there not goin to incremenate each other. I left that unclear and wanted to make sure u understood more of how i was thinkin.

    April 26, 2010 at 8:59 pm
  101. jamie berish

    I believe that Misty Croslin gave Haleigh Cummings one of her pills to knock the little girl out because she didn't want to babysit in the first place, and Haleigh probably didn't want to go to bed. The little girl died of an overdose so she called Tommy and Joe over to help her get rid of the body. It was all about Misty wanting to party and Haleigh was in her way. Misty and Casey Anthony should get together to talk about their crimes because their cases have so much in common. They are both narcissistic pathological liars that deserve to be locked up for life so that they can think about what they did to those beautiful little girls. Maybe someday they will feel remorse for their dastardly deeds.

    April 27, 2010 at 1:18 am
  102. dribble1954

    Misty looks a lot like her grandmother. When she first was interviewed she had her hair in a bun and I didn't notice it. In the picture where her hair is down it, it shows that they really resemble each other.

    April 27, 2010 at 11:01 am
  103. Madie

    All I can say is "trailer park white trash". I get sick and tired of seeing these uneducated imbreds on tv. All we need is justice for Haleigh.

    April 27, 2010 at 6:15 pm
  104. Shirley

    I never believed the grandma from the beginning. Tommy and Misty are not able to communicate in jail so they cannot get together to come up with this story. What is the chances of Tommy calling Grandma and telling her all this and than 15 minutes late Misty decides to call Grandma and tell her the same as Tommy? I do not believe Tommy and Misty called Grandma and told her anything.
    Also, Misty is not going to confide anything to Ronalds cousin about Haleigh because she is Ronalds cousin and you know the cousin will tell Ron what Misty had told her.

    April 27, 2010 at 7:39 pm
  105. iraka

    misty makes me sick i am tired of these messed up people getting alway with stuff like that. they seriously need to come up with better harsher punishment for evil people like that it seems like nobody is afraid of jail be hurting childeren and inoccent people.i hope haleigh is found safe .because i have a daughter and it just hurts to see other little girls suffer

    April 27, 2010 at 8:36 pm
  106. Tina

    Since now that the new drug charges have appeared.....Can Ronald Cummings be charged with child endangerment for knowlingly leaving the child in the custody of a drug user Misty?

    April 28, 2010 at 12:30 am
  107. Jacqulene Murray-Eversole

    I am so angry Nancy that I don't know how you can deal with these Monsters that look like us, live amoung us and play two roles in life. How can you kill or watch a child or anyone for that matter to be violated and or be killed and walk around with tears of being caught not for the child that she hurt. I hate to say it, but that babies death was at least the end of the pain she must have been going through in her last hours of life. What is the world comming too? How do we keep our kids safe today. We can't even keep ourself safe from these sneeky, sick people that no one can be safe from. We all need to take a good look around us because the people we see in everyday life, I'm afraid that over 50% of them have a secret life or a need to fulfill a sexual addiction or worse. Drugs are out there and it's getting worse. Drugs seem to fuel the fire within!! These sick people are everywhere and may God help us all!!! I don't think I could handle your job and listen to this daily. May God be with your family and you can go home and pray everyday that your family made through another day in this hell we call home.

    April 28, 2010 at 2:54 am
  108. Jacqulene Murray-Eversole

    Thanks to the ignorant people involved inthe Cummings case, keep running your mouth about the case. This just shows how stupid people can be and how they think that they are so smart. Keep on talking, keep on talking. Jacqulene Murray-Eversole.

    April 28, 2010 at 2:58 am
  109. Sue Germain

    I think another blogger has it right about Misty giving the baby a drug to get her to sleep. Maybe Haleigh woke up after Misty gave her the drug and she was sick and Misty did not want to call 911 because Ron would know she gave Haleigh drugs. She knew Ron would probably beat her to death so she either let the child die from the overdose or killed her and then called her brother to get rid of Haleigh's body. You have to try and think like Misty to get to the bottom of this. She is not very smart and she still thinks like a child. If a child does something wrong some children will they try to lie their way out of it. Since Misty is very immature she did not think ahead and told Ron the first thing that came to her mind about Haleigh being kidnapped. She is still thinking like a child blaming someone else for what she did. I am not sure if the cousin was involved but he is convenient for her to blame him. Tommy, the brother of Misty, not being very smart either, would take the child to a place he knows, the river. The river may not have been the first place they put Haleigh's body. The first place could have been the garbage dump where the dogs hit on. After thinking about it Tommy must have decided that taking Haleigh to the river would be a better place to hide her body. I don't think this crime has anything to do with Misty being jealous of Haleigh, I think it has to do with Misty being stupid by giving the child a drug to put her to sleep. Remember Occam's Razor theory, "the simplest solution is usually the correct one". Therefore, thinking simple, like Misty and Joe think, this is probably a good theory as to what happened to Haleigh.

    April 28, 2010 at 7:51 am
  110. Johnathon, WV

    About the lastest shocking rumor about the abuse and Misty hiding under the blanket. That would have happen over my dead body. The shocking stuff that keeps coming from this case is just getting worse and worse. I really hope that all involved get the max sentence for everything they are found guilty of.

    April 28, 2010 at 12:51 pm
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  112. Judy

    This whole thing from Misty was getting her exactly what she wanted, media coverage. Now she's behind bars and all of a sudden she wants to talk. She wasn't scared of her cousin. I'm sure she is now because she's the most likely suspect. That's why she's blaming everyone else. Here's my theory, based on everything said so far. Haleigh swallowed some kind of pill that Misty had and it killed her. Misty and whoever else was there didn't want Ronald and the cops to find out so they dumped the body and said she was kidnapped. Simple as that. Ironic though, Misty is in jail for drugs now and will probably face murder charges sooner or later. All of them are idiots. An innocent child suffered because of their stupidity. My prayers are with Ronald and his family. I, in no way would blame Ronald for what Misty did, because he left his kids with her. However, people need to get smart. Ronald knows Misty is a druggie, so is he. Having that kind of mentality people don't understand the dangers of other druggies watching their kids. It's too bad Ronald was on drugs too, he never would've left his kids with her if he wasn't on them.

    April 28, 2010 at 2:19 pm
  113. miss portia

    Does anyone else feel Flora Hollars is just making up this stuff? Her stories are pretty wild and outrageous.. and while obviously Misty and her brother and cousin aren't rocket scientists, the stories just sound ridiculous to me. Ms. Hollars appears from her interviews to be mentally unbalanced, to say the least. I hope the police don't give this woman too much credence.

    April 28, 2010 at 3:10 pm
  114. Carol

    Can you say "WATERBOARD" for all of these folks!!!

    April 29, 2010 at 7:55 am
  115. Patina

    I think the grandma is just fooling everyone. She is just trying to say it is all three so that the police will be put off. She saw this on a movie and they never did find the killer and I think she is using that ploy to "HELP" her grandchildren.

    April 29, 2010 at 1:35 pm
  116. caroline

    Maybe she is telling what she feels is the truth, but who dosen't ask why when told that their grandchild MURDERED a beautiful, innocent, happy little 5yr old child?
    What i had noticed is that
    1st) time she was a wreck
    2nd) time she had her hair combed
    3rd) time she had a bit of make up and her clothes were pressed.
    come on.

    April 29, 2010 at 1:42 pm
  117. caroline

    I think some of the lies started in order to keep the drug use secret, but as with all lying it takes two to cover one and so on.

    More often than not, the police know if someone is lying.
    THEY WORK WITH LIARS (every single day).

    April 29, 2010 at 2:04 pm
  118. So Many Questions

    Where is Misty & Tommy's parents??? If all these theories that their Grandmother is claiming are not true why are their not speaking out for their kids??????

    April 29, 2010 at 5:19 pm
  119. keri

    I wonder if Ronald got into selling drugs with misty to help get her caught , to get to the true facts of what happen to Haliegh.I don't think Ronald had anything to do with the disapperence of his daughter.Something has got to get her to tell , she knows but it being very tight lip about it. Drugs is some bad stuff ,she has been off long enough now , she knowswhat happen, but will blame everyone but her.s
    She needs to ROT in h... , I hope they try her as a
    adult .I think she was 17 at the time.I really feel for Ronald and his exwife for what they are going through now. This has been a terrible thing to live with. Thats for any parents or family that has to go through something like this.It's everyday you see something on TV about missing or children being killed. It's awful, God Bless you Nancy for standing up for these kids...

    April 29, 2010 at 11:38 pm
  120. cicerock

    Just think..all this could have been prevented if both those grandmothers had never reproduced...CHILDREN cannot grow with education and social skills..this whole bunch is out there !

    April 30, 2010 at 1:11 am
  121. Alice from MN

    Misty does not know how to face up and tell what realy happened to the child.!
    MISTY was responisable for Haliegh! She knows what happened and will never tell the truth! Misty was involved with what happened to Haliegh.
    Misty knows she will face the death or life in prison for her part in the killing and getting ride of the body of Haliegh.

    April 30, 2010 at 12:28 pm
  122. Shirley

    From the first time grandma came out and said what she did I did not believe her.What is the chances of Tommy calling and telling her this story and than 15 minutes later Misty calls grandma and tells her the same story? Tommy and Misty cannot communicate with each other to set this all up. I am sure grandma talked to Tommy but none of what grandma said that Tommy said actually was said. No way does Ronald have anything to do with what or happened or knew anything before or after the fact. I believe Misty killed Haleigh because Misty wanted to sleep and Haleigh did not want to go to bed. Tommy said he was there at 10p.m. I believe he was. Tommy and cousin Joe shows up at 10 after Misty killed Haleigh and they helped get rid of her body.

    April 30, 2010 at 3:35 pm
  123. Elisa

    I am so tired of hearing these kinds of stories. I think its about time the authrities started testing all parents for signs of alcohol and drug abuse as well as, why not, psychological testing, to qualify for custody of their own children. So, there would be a loss of rights and freedoms, but do we not care enough about children to make the sacrifice? It's obvious that parents under the influence are not capable of making the right choices. Also, in regards to this story, I don't think Tommy was as involved as Misty in the beginning. He claimed that he went to the trailer and there was none there. This really didn't support her initial story. I think he may have just helped Misty and maybe even Joe by providing the rope which is why he eventually failed the lie detector test. By the way, Nancy, I love your show, and I also thank-you for providing a voice for those who would not otherwise have one.

    April 30, 2010 at 4:19 pm
  124. Linda Macias

    I want to thank Miss Flora (misty's grandmother) for her courage. It must have been a hard decision to speak about her grandchildren. I believe every word she is saying unlike her granddaughter Misty. I think every word that comes out of her mouth is a lie. I believe she was jealous of this beautiful little girl and maybe on drugs at the same time. It hurts me so much to think of what this poor little girl went thru. There was a statement that during sometime that Misty was doing laundry yet there was no sign of any laundry detergent in the house another lie of course. I hope that everyone involved gets what they deserve. And I pray for the family of Haleigh and to let them know that she will always be in their heart . God Bless You Nancy.

    May 1, 2010 at 3:40 am
  125. Lyinn

    How could such a bunch of FOOLS and druggies pull something off like this??

    They are the biggest bunch of criminals!

    May 2, 2010 at 6:50 am
  126. SpikedLemon

    I notice that hardly anyone seems to remember, that Misty's parents were married at age 16! They are in their early 40's. So, why would they find anything wrong with her being with Ronald. She started out babysitting for him! Misty also babysat for his other child, that he doesn't have anything to do with.
    I also think that Misty was a scared little girl – Cousin Joe held a knife to her throat, and said he'll kill her family if she talks.
    Also, when you think about her hiding under the covers, and she had Jr. with her! Thus, he didn't seen what was happening.
    I believe that Ronald is involved, well, actually probably almost everyone in both families! But, I really find it difficult to believe in Flora Hollers! Her story keeps on changing, and she is totally lacking in emotion!
    Satsuma isn't that unusual, in rural area communities. Generally speaking, they don't attend school completely to grade 12! But, being as most of their parents can't read or write, it's undoubtedly tough for them, to keep their kids in school. Satsuma has a real drug problem! What Misty and Ronald did, was minor stuff. In most cities, they would only get a few months or w/e.
    I am still hoping that Haleigh is alive, and was taken by one of Crystal's family, by Timmy, or someone else. If that is the case, I hope she is having a much better and safer life.

    May 3, 2010 at 1:28 am
  127. carol Marie

    this is what happens when people continue to have children, take drugs, display a lack of morals, shun societal laws, etc. The parents and grandparents of all these people should be ashamed.

    May 4, 2010 at 12:49 pm
  128. sharon, psychic from texas

    The man that killed Haleigh was an African American man. He has a very dark complexion, approximately 6ft tall, wears his hair short, has a medium build, not fat nor skinny. He has straight white teeth with a space, gap, between his two front teeth. His lips are shapely but not too big. He has a nicely shaped nose, not big. He has puppy dog eyes, brown. He has a twin albino brother. He's in the Palatka area. He had Haleigh at first at an old, old wooden drug and prostitution hole, motel. This place is frequented by mainly African Americans. He was doing drugs and drinking heavily. He shoots dope. He has an old family photo album he was looking at with pictures of his mother, albino brother and hisself. He dumped her body by the edge of the bank. She's in a build up of sand only about 1 or 2 ft. from bank in the water. Believe Ronald Cummings may know him from drug world. Don't believe Misty was home the whole night when Haleigh was abducted? He was watching. The little boy has been telling the truth, was a black man that took his sissie. A druggie! He laid her body out on her back and washed her down before he dumped her in the water. He was only wearing black boxer shorts, no shoes, no shirt, no pants at this time. He appears to be right handed. You would not be able to see this man if he has on dark clothes at night. He was driving an old truck.

    May 29, 2010 at 9:13 pm
  129. Linda Shows

    This is one of the worst cases of he said she said I have ever heard in my life...Misty Cummings in my eyes and in my heart I believe is very much the source of the real truth and to be perfectly honest Ronald Cummings is not an innocent party in this. This poor child was being raised in a house full of drugs and with that being said there is no telling what kind of dealings where involved to make trades or pay debts to dealers and what not. I feel as though all of these people named in the case are involved in one way or another and there is no way you can make me believe otherwise.

    Ronald may have been at work at the time but he is not innocent in this what so ever!! It saddens me that this poor innocent child has lost her life to the consiquences of these drugies..She is in a better safer place and will never be hurt again thank GOD..And who knows what all this child may have suffered through living in the hands of drug dealers..May little Heligh rest in piece with our Father God. I just wish this poor baby could have been found and rested as she rightfully deserved but unable to happen because of these horrible people who put thierelves and worries of consequences first..They all need to pay for this precious baby's life!

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