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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!

Haleigh Cummings: Haleigh’s Great-Grandma Fights Back!

The great-grandmother of missing 5-year-old Haleigh Cummings, Annette Sykes, has had enough of Misty Croslin’s grandmother’s tales. She doesn’t really care what Flora Hollars has to say about her own grandkids, but she does not want her talking about her grandson, Haleigh’s father Ron Cummings.

Haleigh Cummings
Haleigh Cummings

Hollars has been talking for weeks about how her grandchildren, Misty Croslin, Tommy Croslin and Joe Overstreet, were allegedly all involved in the disappearance of the little Florida girl. She has told the media five different theories about what happened to Haleigh and finally, she implicated the girl’s own father, Ronald Cummings. She claims that Ronald knows more than he is saying and she thinks he was involved to some extent.

Sykes blasted Hollers for her comments. Hollars also claimed that Misty Croslin was still coming down off of drugs when Cummings left his children with her and went to work. Sykes said that is completely false and that she was at the house that night and Croslin was not high. She went on to say that Misty Croslin even made the kids dinner. Sykes says her grandson would have never left his children with Croslin if he thought she was “strung out.”

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  1. brenda pence

    im not to sure ronald is as innocent in this as everyone thinks!

    April 26, 2010 at 10:06 pm
  2. Barbara

    If misty had been on a three day drug binge. She was still on drugs.Drugs stay in your system for 48 to 72 hours.I don't understand a grandmother taken up for someone like misty.bull crap the grandmother said she had to wash the kids clothes.Misty could not even wash their clothes. so she sure the h- was'nt fit to take care of them. I do not believe the grandmother was there that nite.What was the kids doing eating outside at seven thirty. It was dark out and cold that night.

    April 26, 2010 at 10:17 pm
  3. Mysticme

    Are there any videos of Haleigh? Is so, please put them on
    this website.

    April 26, 2010 at 11:12 pm
  4. CBW

    I believe Flora Hollars, and not Annette Sykes. Here's why:

    Ronald and Misty are known illegal drug users. They got high and lived in squalor with Ronald's two children.

    Flora was aware of how much illegal drug use was going on amongst her family.

    Annette was living with her head in the sand and so was Ronald's mother, believing that Ronald was taking such good care of his children when in fact, he was more busy getting high with Misty, than watching out for the welfare of his children.

    If Annette was right, Haleigh would not have gone missing. Or dead.

    Flora is dealing with reality. She knows that the very lifestyles of Ronald and Misty is what caused the disappearance and death of Haleigh Cummings.

    It's simple facts, ma'am!

    April 26, 2010 at 11:17 pm
    • melanie

      I totally agree with u! I don't think that this grandmother would incriminate her grandkids for no reason

      April 30, 2010 at 12:29 am
  5. annoymous

    They should put the lying witch away for abstruction of justice charges.

    April 26, 2010 at 11:20 pm
  6. Sandy Greiner

    As I said on facebook,Can Detectives put the Croslins in general population and the other prisoners get the truth out of those two,or atleast threaten them into telling the truth or they will put them in general population.
    Haleigh deserves to rest in peace and her family to have this child back.
    Thank you

    April 26, 2010 at 11:39 pm
  7. Nicolette

    Now i believe this gramma n she went as far as defendin misty with the other gram sayin misty was strung out sorry but hollars looks like she might be lil strung out. Keep the faith ronald u have lot of ppl on ur side n what a great mom n support system u have

    April 27, 2010 at 12:45 am
  8. marcy

    I think the biggest lie he have heard so far, is from Ronald's grandmother....Misty cooking dinner for the kids, yeah right, She just shot any credibility with me....

    April 27, 2010 at 1:49 am
  9. nancy maguire

    i just would never live in fla. right now, if i had a child...have never heard of so many abducted, killed, missing...i wish Nancy would leave her anchor job just long enough to got and prosecute tot mom and that whole Croslins klan...i have never heard of any family as disfunctional as this family...i hope one cracks and gives everyone involved up and let them head to the chair..i really don't believe in the death penalty but life does not mean life...what both the tot mom alledgly did and the croslin klan just makes me want to throw up...hos can monsters like this be allowed to live in this world...i don't like any murder but who could ever hurt a child....nancy maguire

    April 27, 2010 at 2:54 am
  10. Anne of Port Charlotte

    Well, I for one, believe Grandma Hollars. She has only retold the stories on different ocasions as they were told to her by Misty and Tommy to the best of her ability and as she was able to sort them out in her mind. As for the story about Misty saying she did not want to babysit that night, we had already heard that story way back in the beginning and it did NOT originally come from Flora Hollars; ditto for Misty having been on a three-day party/drug binge and Ron's refusal to let her have his mother babysit Jr and Haliegh that night, NOT new.

    And yes, I do believe Flora that Ronald Cummings is involved in the cover up and probably more. She does not appear to me to be a stupid woman; just, she's got some trashy relatives she has loved and tried to help but won't cover up for their misdeeds. This woman does not have blinders on and she is nobody's fool.

    Mrs. Sykes can suck eggs as far as I'm concerned. Isn't she the one who helped raised the sorry no-good deadbeat dopehead Ron? Look at all the women he's impregnated, leaving 4 innocent kids and devastated women in the wake of his capers, his abuse of these women and his drug record, just to name a few of his low-down shenannigans. My God, they all needed to maintain full time jobs just to help pay Ron's legal fees for all the crap he got into and caused. Now this. You can't tell me Mrs. Sykes and her daughter Teresa Neeves didn't know anything about the drug environment little Haliegh and Jr were living in. They knew, and did nothing. Now they want to make Ron look lily white, while THEY help him cover it all up.

    As for Flora Hollars, didn't she have a stroke a couple of days ago? God speed Flora, and may God keep you. You stepped forward, you were honest. That's the best you could do.

    April 27, 2010 at 4:04 am
  11. Karen

    Just found out that Nancy gave Ron Cummings her personel phone number. Is she suppose to insert herself into this case? Is this an upcoming book?

    April 27, 2010 at 5:47 am
  12. E. Shuls

    The little girl never had a chance; when asked what she did to earn money Misty said 'Nuttin'. Give me a break...

    April 27, 2010 at 6:19 am
  13. Barb

    It sounds like Misty's grandma is just looking for attention. She's not trying to help, all she is doing is pointing fingers in every direction but hers.

    April 27, 2010 at 6:46 am
  14. Momof1

    @ Grandma Sykes comment... "Sykes says her grandson would have never left his children with Croslin if he thought she was “strung out"

    So he won't leave his children with a druggie but he will sell drugs with her on numerous occassions and get busted? Come on! He probably did drugs with her and then he went to work. Make an arrest ASAP. All of them are very shady and untruthful characters. It is time to bring this baby home and it is time for the family to have some closure!!

    April 27, 2010 at 7:14 am
  15. NMhispana

    Flora, has issues, and one of them is no teeth...

    April 27, 2010 at 7:39 am
  16. Amy

    All this drama is ridiculous and it seems like the families are just dragging this whole thing out...just find the little girl for gods sake

    April 27, 2010 at 7:50 am
  17. RandyOSU

    Just a shotout to both Marlaina Schiavo and Ellie Jostad-you girls both do a TREMENDOUS job or reporting on NG. You're now my favorite reason to watch the show........both of you are top notch and great to look at!

    Marlaina-you need your own show so we can see your cute as a button face all the time!

    April 27, 2010 at 8:10 am
  18. longgone

    Was there ever a time when both of them WEREN'T strung out?

    April 27, 2010 at 8:44 am
  19. Charisma

    I question the stability of Annette Sykes. She says the most terrible things about what possibly happened to a 4 yr old girl with a complete strait face. How could you hear your granson is involved with raping a child and not dryheave and cry??? What is wrong with this woman? The apple doesn't fall too far from the tree. Misty and tommy will say ANYTHING to get out of it. If they were not responsible for the death of haliegh, then why did they cover up their knowledge of what happened? ITs all bs, they waited to colabberate a story. Annette is a media whore, she needs to beat some sense into her grandkids and stop the childish games. The ONLY people who seem close to mentally stable is ronald and his grandma. (and i don't mean insaine, I mean un balanced and sick)

    April 27, 2010 at 8:58 am
  20. Sonya

    Quite frankly I think the entire bunch is nothing but trailer park trash. Don't tell me that Ronald would never leave his kids with her while she was strung out. They are drugs users and dealers. Their parenting skills certainly leave much to be desired. However, this does not mean that Ronald is not sick over the though of what may have happened to his daughter. I do not think he had anything to do with it. What irritates me is that he continues to defend Misty. If I even had one small inclination that someone was responsible for something happening to my daughter, they would be written off at least until they were proven innocent. I think the whole lot of them are nothing but a bunch of nuts including all the grandparents.

    April 27, 2010 at 9:03 am
  21. donna bush

    I do feel sympathy for Rons family and the bio mom.I have prayed and prayed for Haleighs safe return.Now I feel she is a Angel in heaven. I cant help feeling that Misty killed Haleigh.I just feel this way.As for Joe -they are trying to frame him for sure.

    April 27, 2010 at 9:09 am
  22. Max

    Just a random thought, but perhaps Misty wasn't high when Ms. Sykes was there that after noon. Perhaps Misty got high after Ms. Sykes left. Perhaps Misty, Tommy and Joe ahd another "party". Perhaps it was just Misty & Joe tht "partied after Ms. Sykes left.
    Now, Tommy "says he knows" what happened , well OK – speak up.Do you really think after all this time anyone (besides you lawyer) will believe you unless there is REAL EVIDENCE to back up what you say?
    As a nation, it appears the criminals have all the rights in the world and the victims have none. Judging from what I see on NG and JVM and read on CNN, the Croslin clan has literally put "fun" in the word dysfunctional. They are having "fun" playing with cops and Haliegh's family. Every other word is th "F" word and Misty claiming she did nothing wrong while caught on video. Come on people.TELL THE TRUTH FOR ONCE IN YOUR LIFE!! The truth shall set you free. Thanks for letting me vent.

    April 27, 2010 at 9:28 am
  23. Dedecee

    Well, let's not start polishing Ron's halo yet. Drugs permeated Ron and Misty's lifestyle. They BOTH brought them into the children's lives. A tragic ending was bound to happen.

    April 27, 2010 at 9:41 am
  24. Donna

    Just wanted to comment on Tommy Croslin saying he knows who did it but he was not involved. According to Tommy Croslins lawyer.

    Gimme a break! Tommy Croslin ALSO said he would make up a story if he had to and when Tommy said this in his jail house phone call, he ALSO sounded belieable.


    Just because Cousin Joe once use to throw deer meat in the river to the gators, does not mean Cousin Joe fed them live deer! So what if that's what Cousin Joe did.. Love the way the media twists that theory by saying it starts out by torchuring animals that leads to bigger things? Joe Fed the gators meat!! big deal. and God forbid Joe add in there to say " would be a great place to dump a body'... boy, if everyone took what I said seriously, I'd be a suspect in something out there!

    No body = No Haleigh
    No Confessions = No Convictions
    * Good luck on that circumstantial evidence thats coming from two well known liars.

    I don't believe either Misty or Tommy knows what Happened to Haleigh but Law Enforcment don't want to hear that!!! They want to know what happened and because Misty and Tommy can't say for sure, they will throw anything out there!! and they have!!

    April 27, 2010 at 9:57 am
  25. Katie

    K....did I miss something? I dont recall the fact that Sykes was ever supposedly at that house that night??? Where did that come from? Has she been questioned?

    April 27, 2010 at 9:59 am
  26. johnny

    All these people are dispicable. They all know more than they are telling. Some people should reproduce at all.

    April 27, 2010 at 10:01 am
  27. chitownlady

    Excuse me but....Ronald isn't all that innoncent in all of this. Are we suppose to believe that he didn't know Misty had drug issues and was in fact STONED (coming down) wheen he left for work. That being does he justfy that fact he LEFT HIS KIDS with a kid who was HIGH! GREAT PARENT! Seems to me he knew all too well that Misty was sellilng and doing drugs. He is VERY accountable for what happened to his own daughter.

    I for one amd sick of the DUELING grandmas......I find it totally disgusting they go on tv practically admiting thier great-grands kids guilt. Why doesn't this Hehaw Family all just shut the HELL UP! It's also disgusting the way Nancy wastes our time and hers even listening to these families of HAYSEEDS. Since even they (as great grand mas) have NO CLUE what really happened. he said she said and he said is getting way way old. Not to mention BORING! There are far better things to report on then this craziness.

    Since they Hayseed Clan can't tell the truth and admit who actually did kill this child.....CHARGE THEM ALL WITH CAPITAL MURDER, making the death penalty all theirs. WHy waste so much time and tax pater money allowing them to take polygraph tests over and over when they fail anyway. Waste of time. CHAGRE THESE MORONS and go from there.

    April 27, 2010 at 10:36 am
  28. Jackie Kambui

    Well Nancy, I am from St. Croix Virgin Islands and I watch you every night. I love your show, it is positive. Sometimes my husband makes me mad because he tells me things like, " Jackie, Jane is on; am going to look at her." But I maintain that I love Nancy, I love Nancy. Everyone in my home knows that I am a Nancy lover.

    Keep up the good work that you are doing to bring justice. Very soon we will have the full story of what happened to that beautiful little Haleigh. They must confess. Her blood is crying out. Those who are responsible for hurting this little innocent child will be brought to justice. It is just so sad to see these selfish people hurt those little helpess children.

    April 27, 2010 at 10:41 am
  29. Kate

    It seems to me that Grandma Hollars is enjoying talking about her grandkids way too much. She has thrown her grandson, Joe Overstreet, under the bus for no reason other than that he seemed "changed" after his visit to Florida. [It may be true, but she doesn't have any real evidence.] I originally thought she was using Joe in an effort to get Misty and Tommy off the hook, but she's since begun pointing the finger at all of them. I'm left believing that lying runs in this family and that you really can't believe anything any of them say...even good old grandma. While it appears Ron is no angel, I don't really believe he had anything to do with his daughter's disappearance. However, who knows? I'm wondering if we will ever know what exactly happened to Haleigh. It's just very, very sad.

    April 27, 2010 at 12:39 pm
  30. jeanne

    OMG, is there any other family members going to come forward with more made up stories just to get on NG. all of these people are inbred...let ron out of jail so he can kill the entire family like he said he would, that would solve this problem....unforunately no one is going to tell where haileigh is....ONE OF THE COUSINS JUST GOT 15 years for drugs.........

    April 27, 2010 at 1:04 pm
  31. mercedes

    I'm from Ontario, Canada, and watch Nancy daily! Great, informative, show. Nancy, don't give up on the "repeat" stuff- at the end of the day, all the info is pieced together, and bingo, you've got your answers. Truly, this is the most dysfunctional family i've ever heard of-however justice for that beautiful little princess must be had; trailer trash is a term commonly used in Ontario. Ron Cummings is a druggie, and he should have realized a long time ago, when you play with fire you get burned major; he's been playing with fire for many years and it's caught up to him, by the loss of his innocent daughter. However, he did not deserve this. I feel for him, hopefully, when all this over, he'll grow up and get help for himself.

    April 27, 2010 at 1:14 pm
  32. Maggie

    I have two brothers who have been addicted to drugs for over twenty years. An drug user will sell out their grandmother or anyone else to get themself out of trouble. That should not be news to anyone who has had to deal with long term drug abuse in their family. It should also not be news that people who use drugs usually sell drugs to support their habits. It should also be a reasonable expectation that bad things happen to people who use and sell drugs.

    It does not appear that this child or her brother were anyone's priority. It also does not appear that those family members not involved in drug use and sales contacted child protective services or the police to remove these children from their home. They all knew what was going on. That said, this clan is just bad to the bone.

    April 27, 2010 at 1:16 pm
  33. me

    Crystal Sheffield stated "pot and cocaine" was her and Ronald Cummings life style. Crystal was only 14 when she moved in with Ronald Cummings and his Mother Teresa Neves.

    April 27, 2010 at 1:21 pm
  34. Pamela

    Where can I find out info. on what Misty was doing the 3 days prior to coming home the night Haleigh vanished? I know she was on some 3 day drug binger or something but anyone know details or where I can find them?
    If Rons cousin was sentenced to 15 years for her part in the drug deals involving Misty and Ron, looks like those two are in for some harder time than she got. No reason for them to give up any info. on Haleigh ever since they are looking at that kind of time anyway.
    Every single person involved in this whole story makes me completely and utterly SICK.
    I'm with Sonya.... Total "Trash"

    April 27, 2010 at 1:40 pm
  35. Cindy

    Well, this whole thing is frustrating. I think somehow that Haleigh was killed accidentally, maybe by taking an overdose of the drugs that were at the party, or maybe Misty physically hurt her in their own little home, but Misty, Tommy, Joe and/or maybe others decided to get rid of her body.
    And what's really irritating is that they all seem to be getting away with this. How sad for everyone!

    April 27, 2010 at 1:44 pm
  36. AmySue

    I also belive Gramma but I think the only proof she has is the phone calls from the jail from Misty and Tommy doing their somewhat confessions. If they really did call her, they are taped and I think we would have heard them by now? Those two grandkids are so untrustworthy that they could have concocted the whole, "Let's call Grandma" story too.
    And.. what is taking so long with the cinder block evidence?

    April 27, 2010 at 1:50 pm
  37. John

    There are a few things that jump out at one while following this story:

    1) The initial 911 call Ron Cummings was heard to say to Misty "I can't believe you let "them" take my youngin" Who is 'them'?

    2) In a jailhouse conversation Misty's father said he would be arrested next in connection with the case, yet he also states he was locked up when Haleigh went missing. Why is he so convinved he is next to be locked up? What does he know?

    3) Misty stated she believed in order to find Haliegh, authorities need to look at the "other side" of the family. Her Grandmother stated Misty offered to let someone else take the children the night she disappeared & they refused Why would Misty say that? Why would Misty request someone else take the child, what was she scared of & why did the family member refuse to take her?

    April 27, 2010 at 2:11 pm
  38. me

    Annette Sykes does not want Grandma Flo Hollars talking about HER grandson Ronald Cummings. Ronald Cummings is talked about all over the talk shows and the internet. He left his two small children with Misty Croslin who had just been on a 3 day drug binge. Misty and her brother Tommy were smoking joints together on the front porch the night Haleigh went missing.

    Chelsea the wife of Timmy Croslin was on the Nancy Grace show and said "she knew for a fact" that there were pills all over Ronald Cummings house........with his 4 and 5 year old children there.

    Sykes says Misty was not high and she made the kids dinner....yea she opened a can. You can bet she was strung out and not in any frame of mind to be taking care of children who were just babies 4 and 5 years old. I suppose Ms. Sykes don't want anyone to talk about her grandaughter HOPE SYKES either.....she was just sentenced to 15 years prison for trafficking pills....she was in the same vehicle along with her grandson Ronald Cummings and Misty when the bust came down there in Satsuma Fl.

    April 27, 2010 at 2:14 pm
  39. Vicky is Flora Hollars that is saying that all with a straight face NOT Annette. I think that Mistry's grandma, Mr. Hollars is making up stories as she goes.

    I know none of these people are perfect and neither are we..but i would believe Annette over Flora because multiple family members on both sides have stated more than once that Flora has not been a part of their lives for atlest 8 years. How does she know so much stuff if she hasn't been a part of their lives. The other thing is Tommy and Joe's attorneys have stated that yes they did call her BUT it was not to talk to her about that. Flora Hollars is a lying lunatic who would throw anyone under the bus for some money. She is already asking for her mioney from the tip. As far as Im concerned, she doesn't deserve the tip with all of her lies

    April 27, 2010 at 2:17 pm
  40. Beth

    GMA Hollars has contradicted herself a few different times with each appearence!! She be a confused woman or just stupid Im not sure. GMA Skyessays she does the laundry for just the kids that doesnt surprize me and I believe she does. Why because she sees both Ron and Misty as not doing it for them and has decided this is how she can help the CHILDREN. Eating at 730 is not unusal not seeing her strung out isnt either if you dont know what to look for. Misty knows what happened and refuses to tell anyone for fear for herself and what her drug buddies will think and what Ron will think of his bride. Ron may be a druggie but I truly believe that he does NOT know what happened to his daughter and now in his heart believes that his bride was involved and a meeting of those two should happen if even to get yet another story from her, check for inconsistincey from her other storys or maybe the truth. When a person is twacked out on meth there sexual drive is increased and i believe Joe and maybe Tom raped the little angel and then killed her and threw the body in river. I believe misty was involved in the disposal and caught them doing the dirty deed and didnt help her by calling police and fighting them with her own life.Either way she is just as guilty as they then!!

    April 27, 2010 at 2:23 pm
  41. Mike

    Hope Sykes just received 15 years for the same offense Misty and Ronald were arrested for and by the same arresting officers. Annette should concentrate on that. Ronald and Misty are in for more time as Hope was expected to the lesser of the evils arrested that day. Some family.

    April 27, 2010 at 2:47 pm
  42. sierrarose

    I tend to believe Ms. Sykes on this. She was there that evening and could judge for herself what condition Misty was in and what condition the home was in. I am sorry but Misty Croslin has flunked many lie detector tests and I believe she is hiding a lot of information in this situation. I believe the other grand mother probably came in from some heat from her family for naming her grandkids as involved in the Haleigh crime and is now trying to spread the blame around. Granted Ron C. is no angel but he seemed sincerely devoted to his daughter. Whatever else he may have done, I don't believe he is responsible for his daughter's death.

    April 27, 2010 at 3:01 pm
  43. Anne of Port Charlotte

    I'm just hoping that Leonard Padilla will step in and get to the bottom of little Haliegh's death, disappearance, and the coverup. If he ever does, or another investigator does, I'd lay you odds it WILL involve Ronald Cummings. I understand however, that Ronald Cummings has turned down his offer of bail... ummm? Wonder what's up with that? R/C is not as slick as he thinks he is, just, we need someone slicker to get out there and uncover the FACTS....

    That includes finding out what these druggies were REALLY doing in that trailer.... Where's all the video and computer hard drives, where's the porn, the evidence of prostitution, all the drug paraphenalia they were using; all swept clean before 911 was called? Where is it, and Haliegh's missing blankey; all buried in a hole along with murdered and abused Haliegh, or disposed of enroute to Tenn the next day?

    You might as well make up your mind folks, Ronald Cummings is the key to all of it. I'll say it again, HE was the master of his universe, the kingpin, the rooster that ruled the roost. I hope his butt itches in jail so bad for fear of being found out that he can't sit still. Suffer R/C.

    April 27, 2010 at 3:41 pm
  44. LeAnne

    I think Ronald knows more than he is saying too. Otherwise, I don't think he would have married Misty.

    April 27, 2010 at 3:56 pm
  45. annie

    how do you know that ronald was always doing drugs. judging by the pictures that we have seen and his family, he seemed like a wonderful dad. what it all boils down to is this: why didnt Misty call 911 immediately when she saw the girl missing. instead ronald had to call hours later when he got home......

    April 27, 2010 at 3:59 pm
  46. ginger315

    The entire families..Crolins, Nevas, Hollars...nothing but lying druggie trailor trash. They wouldn't know the truth if it hit them in the face. I believe the all knew what was going on.....the children were living and growing up in a 3rd generation drug culture and it was "normal." When people are strung out they will do bad things..such as raping and killing. I believe Haleigh was sexually abused long before she disappeared. I believe that she "bothered" somebody who was strung out and they just smacked her and broke her neck then disposed of her body. I believe Ron knows who did it as well as Misty, but for some reason believe they aren't going to get caught.

    April 27, 2010 at 4:17 pm
  47. Melvin

    I have said all along that Ron Cummings knows what happened to that gorgeous little girl. It would not surprise me one bit to find out that he is just as thickly involved as Misty, her brother, and her cousin.

    April 27, 2010 at 4:37 pm
  48. Eliza

    I think Misty's grandmother is about as untrustworthy as Misty herself. She's given several stories – many contradicting each other. Why does anyone listen to anyone from that family?

    April 27, 2010 at 5:02 pm
  49. Anna Knotts

    I do believe to a point that Flora Hollers is telling somewhat of the truth, I cannot see why she would of lied about three of her own grandchildren she has to know. I believe that Ron knows some of the facts as well. If there was not the mention of the gun that created the fight between Ron and the Croslin's ( Tommy & Joe ) then I would tend to believe him... Needless to say they are WHITE TRASH. Misty how can you sleep at night? I wish that there was some pictures that we can put in Misty and Tommy's jail cell as to what our LITTLE Angel went through after she was placed in the water maybe then MIsty and Tommy would understand the impact

    April 27, 2010 at 6:42 pm
  50. Karen H. of Pittsburgh Pa.

    I'm just not convinced that Ronald Cummings has anything to do with Haleigh's disappearance. I am however, 100% convinced, that Misty Croslin knows EXACTLY what happened to that precious little girl. She has told too many versions of what took place the night Haleigh went missing. Why does she continue to FAIL polygraphs? It doesn't take an experienced detective to see she's a LIAR!!
    If we, as every day people, see Misty's BS, I can only imagine what these detectives go through EVERY day, trying to get this girl to fess up. The problem is, if she tells the truth( FOR ONCE ), she's going to prison for Haleigh's death. I suspect she's going to keep her mouth shut and deal with the drug charges. I hope that she, and anyone alse involved, ROTS in prison for a LOOOOOOOOOOONG time!!!!!!!!!!

    April 27, 2010 at 6:51 pm
  51. Donna Fahnestock

    Misty knows something, for sure but could she just have been pointing out where the boat the cousens fished from was parked when she saw it in the past??

    April 27, 2010 at 7:41 pm
  52. lisa

    Since the cousin got convicted today i think the (Ron's)girlfriend is going to use her "wildcard" to get her time reduced or get out of jail and tell what happen to Ron's little girl. i think that she was mad at him, hit tthe little girl and which she died and she(girlfriend) called her cousins over to clean up the mess. Would a judge let her out of jail or give her a lesser sentence for the information and why knowing that she is an animal? I fell sorry for the daddy losing his daughter and all but then to be selling drugs and land up in jail himself was stupid. He just will have enough time to think aboout the choices and woman he choose to bring into his daughter's life. ONE GREAT MESS OF NOTHING OFF THE STREETS THANKS.

    April 27, 2010 at 7:53 pm
  53. Donna Fahnestock

    I always felt that Ron knew something. I didn't like the way he walked around saying, "I was at work, I was at work."
    Also, it appears that the timeline depends on what Misty said it was.
    I know Ron's gram was there and he was supposed to be at work
    but, that doesn't feel like the whole truth to me. There is more here
    than meets the eye.

    April 27, 2010 at 7:56 pm
  54. Jeannie Jordan

    Dear Nancy,

    With the recent report that Haleigh may have been molested, it is very interesting now (in hindsight) that one of Misty's very first comments about Haleigh's disapearance was, "... I wish they took me... what would anyone want with a little girl?" and then she said some thing like..."I don't want to think about it...

    Dig up those early clips and you'll see what I mean.



    April 27, 2010 at 8:01 pm
  55. tarin tantaya

    SPECULATION AND OPINION ABOUND on this case. I don't think it's enough for murder charges to stick so law enforcement is coming down hard on Misty for the (mostly) trumped up drug charges. If you throw enough sh*t eventually something will stick. Sorry, that's not enough for this juror. I don't believe Misty had anything to do with Haleigh's disappearance and I don't believe what Flora says on Nancy Grace; all this time and she's just coming out with this now? And it's only her opinion of what she thought might have happened to Haleigh. Yeah, well I have my theories too; ditto all the opinions on this site. I think Misty is a very naive, uneducated, streetsmart girl and she's very afraid of what could happen to her because Haleigh went missing while in her care. She is very scared and I would be too; and thus the failed lie detector tests which can't be used in court. Law enforcement has exhausted all their scare tactics of the week of April 12th to the 16th with all the theatrics they displayed down at the river. I never saw Misty point to anything and I don't know why Nancy Grace said she did. I think Nancy is trying to help law enforcement by announcing on her show (to scare Misty) that she pointed to the river which would make her seem guilty. Well why haven't they charged her with murder yet if that is true? I NEVER SAW HER POINT TO ANYTHING AND NEITHER DID ANYBODY ELSE. THAT IS BOGUS. And still no charges have been laid. Tell you anything? It's not enough to lay a charge of murder and if they had anything on her, they would have charged her that week. I think this is really scary and just goes to show how law enforcement can get tunnel vision and really come down hard on someone simply because they believe you are guilty. Since when is that good enough standard in this country? I'm ashamed to say I still watch the Nancy Grace show. I think they got it all wrong on this one. Swallow your darts and go home.

    April 27, 2010 at 8:09 pm
  56. Linda

    Ron certainly contributed to the disappearence and/or death of his child. His lifestyle of drugs and choice of young dopper girlfriends to babysit his children led to whatever happen to Haleigh. He might not have known what happened that night but he is as responsible for what happened to the little child. If anyone can make the ignorant man understand that he had the responsibility to care for his children and make sure they lived in a healty environment then maybe he can live in helll for what happened here. Ever child deserves a change in this life, not everyone needs to reproduce.

    April 27, 2010 at 8:09 pm
  57. Leona Goodin

    I really don't care about misty,ron,tommy,joe ,hope,or flora hollars. I just hope little HALEIGH. DID NOT go thur what they are thinking. That she was raped. What kind of person hides there head when a child is being raped in the next room . I'm SURE there that to be something in the home she could have beat them off with. I cry every time I think about it . And I HOPE THEY ALL GET WHAT THEY have coming to them!!!! I tried feeling sorry for ron cummings ??? But he left his TWO children with someone that will cover there head when the crap gets deep. Then you marry them and make them happy. Then when he gets crap for marring the last one to be seen with this child. So he divorces her and sells drugs with her. And that makes everything better. IN there eyes not MINE. I don't know about any one else but that whole (three or four) family needs to think about who they are taking up for. Because all is not RIGHT in SATSUMA FLORIDA

    April 27, 2010 at 8:33 pm
  58. valerie lynn

    Flora Hollers seemed to know what she was saying probally was true. Although I think she was after her 15 minutes of fame to the next day her hair and nails were done making one wonder who paid for these services for her? Ron's grandmother seemed to have aplace in the family concidering she did the children's clothes because she didn't like the way Misty had done it. She wanted to be proud of her children, and cared what they looked like to the world. Flora first said Misty hit the child and the boy's got rid of her. Then said the boy's raped the girl while Misty hid with Jr. under the covers then the boy's got rid of her before she felt safe enough to come out of the bedroom. At the same time she had a completely different story where Misty had no part in it. There has to be some truth to her tails not sure which to beleive. Ron though was quilty of going after underaged girls and introducing them to the drug world, well maybe Misty's mother introduced her to drug's from the look of her it would not suprise me. But there is something wrong with a man who goes after young girls his first wife was 14 when he started with her. Even with that in concideration I don't think he knows what happens to his little angel but why did he marry Misty? If he knew her family and what they were about....through out the undercover tapes she's still calling him baby and babe they were still together just divorced because someone told him he needed to cover his butt. Someone is guilty of lieing and hurting this little girl and he still protecting Misty. With everything said there has to be some truth somewhere in the lies Misty repeatly says they are looking at the wrong side....wrong side of what the family the one's invovled in the drug case? Who is she referring too? Find that and they'll find the truth.

    April 27, 2010 at 8:34 pm
  59. Leona Goodin

    How can any one feel bad for anyone in this case????? They have all lied and taken up for there loved ones . ron's mom takes up for him. misty's family took up for her. Haleigh's mom sits back acting like she's the only one that cared for her children. And she took up for Ron the one that left haleigh with the trash in the frist place. So what does that say for her, She knew he was a drug dealer and misty was a drug w___e. I don't know I can't feel sorry for any one in this case.Everyone is taking up for someone WHO in the HECK took up for little HALEIGH??????????? NO ONE THATS WHO THATS WHY SHE'S DEAD and there not.

    April 27, 2010 at 8:53 pm
  60. Alan Marx

    Ronald Cummins, Is nothing but a child molester himself. All the women in his life have been teenagers. Maybe it's because he is so uneducated he can't find anyone his age because they are to smart for him. Seems he needs someone he can control. Lets not forget he himself has a volatile temper and quite possibly abuses the women he is involved. Some think he had a hand in Haleighs disapperance. I think this is possible too. One thing is for certain, I don't feel sorry for him or Theresa Neves.his mother. both knew Misty had been missing for several days on a drug binge, and they let her come in and watch those children. Seems to me that they should be charged with child endangerment at the very least, and should be right along side Misty. Crystal Haleighs bio mom says she was young when she and Ronald were together, another child bride, and she says Ronald abused her. This man is a sick-o and gets involved with the same. They should hang the judge that ever gave him custody. Let them all rot in hell. GOD BLESS HALEIGH.

    April 27, 2010 at 8:55 pm
  61. Leona Goodin

    John I think you are right on.If you think about what diffrent one's have said. You know almost everyone knows something or thinks they .But they still don't make any since. It just makes me crazy.

    April 27, 2010 at 9:04 pm
  62. Charisma

    Vicky, I meant the other grandma, thank you for pointing that out to me.

    April 27, 2010 at 9:28 pm
  63. Htown

    What I dont understand is how in the heck does a grandmother listen to her grandkids tell you that they tied a yellow rope around a little girl then attached cement blocks to her and throw her in the river ! And the grandmother never asked any of them as to what the hell did you do that for ? I am a grandmother and a mother but let me tell you she was just a little girl and they are grown kids/adults If they were my grandkids I know I could and would beat the answer out of them. After I got my answers I might call the ambulance for them but again maybe not.

    April 27, 2010 at 9:33 pm
  64. Keep your children safe!

    Why is that family in so much drugs? They're an example that drugs do you no good. Is there ever a day when they're sober and thinking straight? So sad that poor little Haleigh had to live with all that mess and ended up killed.

    April 27, 2010 at 10:39 pm
  65. jim

    flora hollars has told about 5 different stories sure i believe her.if only nancy grace would tell facts and quit with the speculation she has on her show.remember when nancy had the guy on the show who said they found bones and they were testing them.then 1 minute later nancy was saying they were Haleigh's bones.

    April 27, 2010 at 11:14 pm
  66. Katy W. of South Milwaukee

    I believe Misty's Grandma also. I think she's just relating what she heard from the both of them and Misty and Tommy are both lying anyway to everyone it appears. She also mentioned that Misty had called Ron's mother that night Haleigh vanished and asked her to babysit for the two children and Misty offered to pay her? ...what happened with that ??- both my husband and I saw and heard Ron's mother on some show, had to be NG or JVM showing a tape of the mother mentioning that fact so the grandma was telling the truth about that. It came out of Ron's Mother's mouth–check your tapes....I remarked when she said that that someone should have asked her why she didnt take the kids that night and about Misty's demeaner on the phone...
    I think Ron knows more about this whole thing. They all appear scared of something and with all the drugs in that trailer and town , possibly someone came to collect a huge debt and took the girl as collateral...if there were threats to the whole family maybe that would explain all the crazy lies and stories..honestly I dont believe this bunch could dispose of a body without leaving a mess and trail for the police to find everything...That cement block at the back door was all set up for show (made no sense anyway and no one too smart thought of it...They're all druggies and liars and what the heck are they doing with two children boggles my mind. If Ron's Mother was concerned at all and she had to know the place was drug infested why the heck didnt she watch the kids for Ron? This whole bunch makes me sick!

    April 28, 2010 at 1:39 am
  67. Joyce

    This little girl never had a chance. She was taken away from a Mother with a drug problem and given to her Father and his Girlfriend that had a drug problem. I'm not buying that Ronald lived with Misty and never did drugs with her. I believe Misty herself may have killed Haleigh, Misty wanted to be the center of Ron's world and I believe Ron would have protected Misty all the way. Everyone seems to feel sorry for this guy but where was his son, when he was out selling drugs. I believe Ron Cummings is a major con man.

    April 28, 2010 at 1:54 am
  68. Sarah

    Is there ANY PROOF AT ALL besides the words of these LIARS that the great grandma WAS REALLY THERE after Ron went to work? WHAT PROOF IS THERE? I think its a lie! I don't think she was ever there...I think it is all a big cover for Ron....just like Teresa Neves's tears are for RON not Haleigh!

    April 28, 2010 at 2:35 am

    I know by watching your show that you 100% believe that Misty Croslin friend deserves 15 years for basically being along for the ride.
    I ask you then to research someone else who is on t.v. just like you.
    Beth Smith, you know "Dog the bounty hunters wife" She has approx 5 felony drug convictions on her record. She was a horrible mother who lost her kids because she was a junkie. Also I wou;d like to do a comparison between Dog (Duane Chapman) and the girl you say deserves 15 years. Ok Dog admitted he and his friend went to ROB a drug dealer during that ARMED robbery Dogs CO-DEFENDENT or partner in the robbery MURDERED a man. Well Dog served 3 years and now has a T.V. show just like YOU, so people like you forget about REAL hard core criminals like dog and Beth and you think this snot nosed 19 year old should be taught a lesson. So what say you

    April 28, 2010 at 2:54 am
  70. Sue Germain

    Ms. Sykes appears to be a good upstanding woman who is trying to defend her grandson. I don't believe Ronald Cummings had anything to do with his daughter's disappearance. Ms. Hollers on the other hand appears to want to get in on the publicity surrounding her family. If you will notice she looks much different now than she did the first time she was on the Nancy Grace Show. Ms. Sykes did not go out and get a makeover. Look at the entire family of Ms. Hollers, they all appear to be in trouble for something, even her own daughter, Misty's Mother. I think Ron got into this drug dealing thing because he lost his job, but that is no excuse, he has to pay for that. The important issue is where is Haley? I don't care if they get 15 years in prison if the police can get the answer to that question. Forget all the players in this soap opera, Haley is what is important.

    April 28, 2010 at 6:24 am
  71. Dee

    There is not one member of Misty's family that doesn't know what really happened to the little girl. They all know and they are never going to tell. The corruption in this family runs deep. There is not a honest and respectable one in the bunch. For generations these people have lived on the wrong side of the law and they've learned that if they band together and keep there secrets in the family that they can get away with there corruption. Ms. Hollars, is one of them and she is on national television telling stories to cause confusion and speculation and send everyone off in the wrong direction. Case in point, Joe Overstreet. Ms. Hollars, knows exactly what happened to the little girl and she's not going to tell you. Birds of a feather flock together.

    April 28, 2010 at 6:45 am
  72. wilma

    The sister in-law that lives in Mass. seems to know quite abit but know one is saying anything about her or her husband I find it strange that they also left Fl. right after Haleigh went missing. Any thought's on this

    April 28, 2010 at 8:58 am
  73. judy

    Not knowing all the details and evidence the police have collected BUT if Misty was a regular drug user it is very well possible she killed her. Surely IF it was a accident like Haleigh finding oxycotin and taking it WHY would't Misty tell the police it was accidental and go for manslaughter charges.
    Or did Misty give her the oxycotin herself to keep her drugged so she could go party?
    Too many what if's going on.
    It's too bad none of them can own up to what happened. They're going to sit in jail for selling drugs anyway...for many years.
    I don't believe Misty loved Haleigh or Jr the way she puts on. These young girls need to wake up. It will be great when Misty goes to prison for many many years. I feel there should be some responsiblity on Ron's part for leaving his children with a drug user...but guess when they are hooked on drugs that is more important than welfare of their children's lifes.

    April 28, 2010 at 9:04 am
  74. Robin

    I'd like to know what if anything has Ms Hollers been told that would implicate Ronald Cummings. I think someone should work on the time line, that would clear up a lot of the lies, first from the time that the Grand Mother brought over the laundry, Tommy and Joe came over, the time when Misty supposedly got out from under the covers and the time that Ron came home from work, to the time that the 911 call was made. Misty should have had to answer the question of why it took her so long to call 911 a long time ago.

    April 28, 2010 at 9:53 am
  75. JD

    Do we know who Caylee bio dad is??? I have questioned why hasn't this person come forward to speak???

    April 28, 2010 at 10:10 am
  76. Beth

    Quit giving any of these people publicity! Press forward with drug charges on all of them. Let them rot in prison. We need to let God take care of this. God will eventually light the way for the truth. I believe everyone involved is enjoying the drama and attention. As for Ms. Hollars, let her enjoy her five minutes of fame. If she knew something about Haleigh's disappearance, then why did it take her so long to speak up?

    April 28, 2010 at 11:42 am
  77. Anonymous

    If Tommy did call is grandmother from jail and confessed this, wouldn't there be a recording of it somewhere? Don't they record jailhouse phone conversations?

    April 28, 2010 at 11:44 am
  78. AmyDawn

    How could Haleigh's bio mom allow Haleigh to stay in a drug infested home with a 17 yr old as her guardian??????

    Side Note: If Ron shaved that awful baby mustache off and went to yale (ok, i'd settle for even community college) he would be a very attractive young man.

    April 28, 2010 at 12:07 pm
  79. latinlady

    misty the trailer park scum did it may she rott in jail forever and the rest of her scum family can go to hell

    April 28, 2010 at 12:10 pm
  80. Joe

    Misty and her brother are the one's that have the details for sure. I don't think Ronald has anything to do with it. Remember, he passed the Polygraph, while Misty has failed it four times already. One of them in the last week alone! If nothing else ,hopefully they stick the Drug Charges for 15 year!s That will atleast keep Misty and her brother locked up for the next decade. Might be the only justice Haleigh might get.

    April 28, 2010 at 12:50 pm
  81. Gayle

    As a drug abuse counselor I hear stories everyday about terrible things people have done while jacked up on some substance. The things one does while in the throws of addiction can be horrifying and ugly. We have been conditioned to feel sorry for individuals who suffer from the disease of addiction, but often we fail to recognize the actions one commits while under the influence ARE NOT EXCUSED by claiming dependence on nbooze or any other drug. I have noticed that in todays society there is very little personal responsiblity. In other words, it's always "someone elses fault, it's the systems fault, it is poverty's fault etc...." Come on. If one chooses to act on their obsession to use then they, like everyone else, should be held accountable & have to answer for their behavior.
    Far too often we allow a persons poor choices to lead us, as a society to feel guilty ourselves and that my friends is B.S.
    I am in recovery myself and have have traveled the very long road to acceptance & living life on life's terms. I have done things that were reprehensible and in some cases illegal. I paid the price and chose to accept the consequences, get my life in order, get down to the business of taking reponsiblity and straightening out my life. It sucked yall, but in order to survive I knew I had to do it...
    While I do NOT hold myself up as some icon of virtue, I do believe that we have a responsibilty to our loved ones and society at large to recognize when our lives have become out of control. Some people refuse to do that. I think that is what is happening in thr case of this poor baby. The ones charged with caring for her were/are too wrapped up in their on stuff and as a result she is most probably dead. How messed up is that?
    As a substance abuse counselor and a person in recovery, I KNOW that substance dependence is a disease, but just as the diabetic is responsible for taking care of self, the addict are also responsible for doing the same. The main difference in a measurable physical illness and substance abuse is that while the addict is under the influence of his drug of choice,while he/ she is refusing to live life as they know it should be lived, he /she can kill someone.

    April 28, 2010 at 1:23 pm
  82. Stay focused please!

    DOUG BERRY, what do Dog & Beth Chapman have to do with Haleigh? If you've watched Dog's show or read anything about the Chapmans, you would know that they've paid their price, gotten clean and done a complete 180 from the people they were back in the day! They are working hard to help people!

    As for poor Haleigh, one day the truth will come out. I think Misty is a little punk who thinks she can get away with anything! As for Ronald, I don't think he's a good enough actor to have faked the distraught father I saw in news coverage. I hope the truth comes out eventually and they can lay little Haleigh to rest and punish the responsible party(ies)!!

    April 28, 2010 at 1:26 pm
  83. liSA

    I think each and every one in that family is to be blamed ,someone killed that child,others knew,and noone said nothing till now? oh please.
    Let them all burn,that little girl is gone and will not be coming back they shouldnt either

    April 28, 2010 at 1:58 pm
  84. Jane

    If Misty didn't actually kill Haleigh, she played a huge part in having it done. I think she was jealous of the attention that Ronald Cummings paid to his daughter. It has been shown in videos of Misty that she only thinks about herself constantly! She is a sociopath to the max.

    She has the know it all attitude, the entitled mentality, and selfishness of a toddler not wanting to share. She has the ME FIRST state of mind, never caring about anyone but herself. This baby was murdered over jealousy, watch and see!

    Rest in Peace little Haleigh.

    April 28, 2010 at 2:09 pm
  85. Clementine

    None of them are the sharpest tools in the box. Grandma included..... I hope they all stay in jail.......

    April 28, 2010 at 2:12 pm
  86. Candace

    The Cummings, Croslins, Haleigh's bio moms family are all the epidomy of dysfunction and white trash at it's finest!!! How can people like this even be allowed to have kids?!! These kids don't/didn't have a chance in he!! of growing up and having a normal childhood unless the state steps and and takes them all! Haleigh was the unfortunate victum of her circumstances, and now all of these idiots are constantly in the news. I really wish we all find out asap what happened to Haleigh and who was involved, so we can move forward without seeing these extremely unattractive people in the news!

    April 28, 2010 at 2:59 pm
  87. richie

    I think Flora (“they toad me”) Hollars is either a pathological liar or is lying her a** off to get TV ‘face’ time in the hopes that she can peddle this crap to the “Enquirer” or some similar rag in order to get some $$$ to buy new teeth and a curling iron.

    Has anyone noticed how everyone in this family looks alike? Can you say ‘inbreeding’?

    April 28, 2010 at 3:05 pm
  88. Jean Koch

    the whole family is crazy. what more is there to say

    April 28, 2010 at 3:18 pm
  89. CharleneD

    If all these family member knew that Ronald Cummings and Misty Croslin were drug users...Why didn't anyone take the kids to ensure they were taken care of properly? I am sure there must be at least one family member not on drug that the state could have given temporay custody of the children to. This mess could have been avoided and that little girl would still be alive today.

    April 28, 2010 at 4:04 pm
  90. nancy p

    i am glad that some of you are not falling for Ronalds acting abilities,, i felt that he knows more than he is telling,, and for nancy to jump on his bandwagon most of the time,,, i think nancy should wake up and see what he is,, a drug dealer,, who has a checkered past,, with all underaged girls,, and yes girls , not women,,,,

    The whole Croslin clan is out of their minds,, and with some of the bloggers here,, yes they all look alike,, and i agree inbreeders,,,
    this poor little girl,, such a tragedy....

    Keep them all in jail,, including Ronald,,,

    to jd,, wrong case,, this is the cummings tragedy
    the father of caylee ,, is george,, anthony and i will definitely stake my life on it,,,

    may god rest caylee and haleigh,, with families like they had,, they did not have a chance to live life,, get married,, have a career or just to be happy individuals,,,
    so sad,,,,

    April 28, 2010 at 4:12 pm
  91. a thought

    Couldn't Misty have Joe charged with molesting her (Misty) when she was 12 or 13 – what is the age of consent in Florida? At least this would get Joe behind bars and in custody. Maybe he would talk.

    Also when the couch was "bouncing" – maybe Haliegh had passed because of her illness during the attack and someone was trying to necessitate her by performing cpr?

    Something doesn't "fit" here – I hope Tommy and Misty tell the truth, as many readers do, I am sure. If Misty was not involved some way, why has she kept silent all this time? She has been in protective custody and no one can get to her to harm her, correct?

    April 28, 2010 at 4:21 pm
  92. Susie

    IFAnnette was there, it was to drop the children off. IMO, those kids didn't live with Ronald and Misty, they lived with Annette. Parents don't put mattresses on the floor of their bedroom for their children when there are other bedrooms in the house. They were VISITING that night and I read that Misty was paid to keep them.

    April 28, 2010 at 4:33 pm
  93. a thought

    The Grandma of Misty, Tommy & Joe is trying to get the reward money and knows nothing. The police or jail would have had any recordings of jailhouse phone conversations and it would have lead to charges. At this point, where everyone sees the end in sight, people are throwing in scenarios, theories, opinions, guesses, anything that may stick and end up with the reward money. The Grandma makes me sick, hearing the garbage coming out of her mouth. It's all very sad.

    Its really just a big mess – Misty could have been motioning to an area where she had seen Tommy throw deer carcasses in the river and again, everyone jumps to conclusions. No body – maybe Haliegh is in Mass living with another family, or Timmy Croslin knows where she is at. Maybe the drug paraphernalia is what was tied to a brick and a rope in the river. Lets all pray for a different outcome.

    April 28, 2010 at 4:58 pm
  94. lynda smith

    if haleigh was molested on the sofa as grandma holler states wouldn.t there be trace evidence left on the sofa?

    April 28, 2010 at 5:42 pm
  95. patricia

    hi nancy, i don.t belive misty croslin will ever tell the truth.she has no heart for anyone but herself.all she is doing is playng a game with peolple she saids she love, which is only herself.i could have never sat in that bedroom and done nothing,i hope with all my heart this ends are a wnderful lady to work so hard to find the thruth,you are a god sent fight for the truth,i look forward to seeing you every night,i pray god will lead us to the truth od little hayle,thank you a friend,

    April 28, 2010 at 6:06 pm
  96. mary

    Just the thought of lil Haleigh being molested makes me want to HURT everyone of them..... and i agree with "a thought" we should all pray for a different outcome we dont need to give up hope... id like to belive lil haleigh is somewhere where she is safe and happy and hasnt been hurt in anyway....

    April 28, 2010 at 6:49 pm
  97. Joyce

    I think grandma Holler , is trying to put herself in line for the reward money, I don't believe a word ,she has said,she has changed her stories too many times.

    April 28, 2010 at 6:55 pm
  98. Robert

    I don't think Misty will ever tell anything, because she is going to be culpable whether she says something or not. She is stewing in the pot either way, as an accomplice, or as a primary offender. The 15 yr sentence her friend has received will not bear fruit either, as any statement she may make against Misty about the disappearance of the little girl will carry very little weight in a courtroom, seeing as (1) the 15 yr sentence can not be reduced, because it is a min/man sentence, and (2) her believability as a possible witness to any statements made in jail is extremely weak at best. The ONLY way to get Misty to talk is to NOT threaten her with max time, but to bait her with MINIMUM time, and make it contingent upon Misty's full truthful admission of guilt.

    April 28, 2010 at 7:43 pm
  99. DP from Chitown

    Note to Wilma: You are so right!

    Flora Hollars knows what her grandchildren told her. She was dragged into another web of lies by Misty and Tommy. Flora told the police what they had told her; all the versions. It seems that if "Grandma Hollars" told the police, they felt it would garner more credibility than if it came directly from Tommy and Misty, themselves. This "set-up" of Grandma Hollars supported the information that was sent to Chelsea and Timmy Croslin via the letter from Misty. Like if you tell a lie enough times, it actually becomes the truth. Ms. Hollars is not fabricating anything, but what she has to say is here say, according to what she believes from her from her grandchildren

    Annette Sykes was at the house just prior to Haleigh going missing. Her story is what she saw, based on her subjective opinion.

    Although it makes for a good soap opera, none of the bantering is helping to find Haleigh. I too hope Leonard Padilla gets more involved in this. It will take a fresh eye, and some good old common sense to solve this one.

    April 28, 2010 at 10:08 pm
  100. losing faith

    I believe that this may have been a premetitated killing of a little girl. I love you Nancy but I believe that the father new what was going to happen and even planned it, if he didn't and wasn't involved why was he still with Misty. Doing drug deals with her being friendly with the last person to see your daughter alive. Was Haleigh getting in the way of there plans. My number one reasons for thinking this way is the 911 call just sounded off, rehearsed, unnatural, and Misty story just not belivable. He just took her word that it happened the way she said and everyone knew that was a lie.I just dont understand were is his outrage towards Misty.

    April 28, 2010 at 10:12 pm
  101. Ashley

    i was wondering the grandma said the little girl was raped and the boy heard the couch moving. If thats true...couldnt ya'll check the couch for blood or any other answers..?

    April 28, 2010 at 10:53 pm
  102. Texas Gal

    Even if Ronald Cummings has no direct responsibility in Haleigh's disappearance/murder he is no innocent victim either. He lives with and sleeps with these young girls who appear to be high or strung out all of the time. Misty Croslin was 17 for Christ's Sake! I would think twice about leaving my dog with her much less my children! His first wife, Haleigh's mother must have been pretty young also when he hooked up with her. She was evidently deemed unfit to raise Haleigh and brother. None of these embicils deserve to have custody of these kids. Let the State adopt them out so they wil not keep repeating this vicious cycle of drugs and abuse.

    April 29, 2010 at 12:48 am
  103. amy

    i sure hope to god everyday they find this little girl. I just don't understand why parents can be so stupid to who their kids are around at all times. All parents should know who their children are around. I know ronald was at work but his so called job as a parent is to PROTECT HIS CHILD AT ALL TIMES. I also believe the mother is not so right either. A mother first of all should have her babies not the father. I feel this little girl got a raw deal in life and the little boy should go to a family far away from all this drama and have a happy life if he is not disturbed already. Parents need to be aware life is hard and cruel sometimes and they need to protect their kids.

    April 29, 2010 at 7:24 am
  104. Lynn

    I don't believe Ron Cummings had anything to do with his daughters disappearance, however if he knew Mysty was doing drugs then I believe he should be held accountable for leaving his children with a l7 yr old drug addict.

    April 29, 2010 at 10:06 am
  105. Angela

    I would love to see Nancy grace personally take this case to court. They would all be sent to the chair and this baby would be found. They could even do a pay per view on it, they would make millions.
    Go get them NANCY !!!!

    April 29, 2010 at 10:42 am
  106. florida mom

    Some pretty disturbing comments. But I would like to clarify that there are no more crimes in Florida than in other states. The reason that you hear so much about crimes in Florida is because of the Sunshine Law and Public Information Act. Florida's court system allows all information that is not considered confidential ie. social security number, juvenile records etc. to be viewed by the public. Court records are easily accessible in Florida over the internet. Other states should adopt such a practice. Be informed about what laws govern your state in relation to information.

    As for the case itself, everyone is trying to get their 15 minutes. If it helps the case great. Use your own judgment and common sense. I just pray that that sweet child didn't suffer and is at peace where she can't be hurt ever again.

    April 29, 2010 at 11:24 am
  107. Anastasia Sullivan

    Someone knows something. It's sad that this little girls Mother was portrayed to be unfit, when Dad and his teenager for a girlfriend were not only doing drugs but selling them too!! If anything Ronald should be on his knees apologizing to Haleigh's Momma for making her look like an unfit parent when his hands were filthy rotten dirty! Come on Ronnie Boy, bow down and say you were not fit to have those babies. Be a man, finally!

    April 29, 2010 at 11:54 am
  108. Steve Bolger

    I believe Haleigh died in a drug overdose, probably an accident. Misty called Tommy to help dispose of the body. She will be in prison for a long time for the drug sales..

    April 29, 2010 at 12:12 pm
  109. Jennifer Sheffield Townson

    I just think they need to leave all of Haleigh's Family alone. they have enough to deal with.and let's really get to the fact's and find out what happened to our baby!!! enough of all these lie's and let the sheriff's office do there job! Lord know's Crystal & Ronald have enough on there plate. Just thinking there baby girl maybe gone!! At the hand's of these sick people! I am personally involved Crystal was my step-Daughter and I've been here through out this whole ordeal and she needs lot's of prayers for her and Jr

    thanks Jennifer

    April 29, 2010 at 12:35 pm
  110. Marie Therese

    Dear Nancy,,,,, thank you so so much standing up for the children! I am just wondering if Misty is still be taped on her phone conversations... It would be quite interesting to find out her reaction to the 15 year prison term!!

    What will make her crack, Nancy?

    April 29, 2010 at 12:59 pm
  111. brinnoco

    Ive seen some pretty unfit parents manage to dish some green beans and chicken nuggets on a plate.

    Ronold is at least guilty in that his standards of care for his children would have been better if he himself had been a more conscientious parent. If I were Haliegh's mother, I would be holding him just as responsible as anyone because it happened on his watch...
    Beyond that, it does seem unlikely that he hasnt learned from Misty at least as much as the media has...

    April 29, 2010 at 1:38 pm
  112. Wendy

    All fingers still point to Misty!! I wish she would just tell them what happened to this poor little girl. Her mother Crytal no one talks about her but, I feel for her and her family they all need peace and closure for Haliegh. This poor little girl died for no reason and Misty is responiable and she could careless about anything but herelf. I hope they throw the book at her.

    April 29, 2010 at 2:13 pm
  113. Linda Bolton

    Was Ronald Cummins' house checked for evidence of body fluids in the home (possibly semen from the Croslin cousins)?

    Also, didn't any of the neighbors that afternoon/night here the comings and goings of any vehicles and hear any noises from the Cummins' house?

    April 29, 2010 at 2:22 pm
  114. Texan

    I agree that Haleigh's family has suffered enough and the fact that Ronald had custody of the 2 children could be only because he knows how to play the system. I am not calling Crystal stupid, but she is younger than Ronald and perhaps not as street smart. Ronald's mother worked for a police department and knew the ropes and how to work the system.

    I, for one, do not think Ronald is innocent in the disappearance of Haleigh. On the 911 call he was more worried about his gun and telling everyone he was at work and would kill someone than he was in finding Haleigh. I have never had a missing child, but I would think I would be out in the yard searching while on the phone as everyone has cell's a wireless phones now days. He could have started banging on neighbor's doors in case she wondered off or to see if they had seen anyone or heard anything.

    Also, when Ronald was trying really hard to cry for Haleigh he came across as a fake to me.

    April 29, 2010 at 2:42 pm
  115. Michael McDonald

    It was obvious that an immature girl wanted to be "Daddy's Little Girl". Where were the Shrinks???!

    April 29, 2010 at 3:50 pm
  116. Joe Public

    My burning question is....

    If the majority of individuals think Misty is to blame or knows what happened. Who in their right frame of mind (Ronald Cummings and his mother) would think she is innocent? and why would Ronald continue to have her in his company and sell drugs with her. Remember in the sting car Misty was calling Ronald "baby".

    Ronald Cummings is most certainly involved and I believe he is protecting her so she does not tell what his involvement really is.

    Get Ronald another girl and see what truth comes out when Misty feels betrayed.

    April 29, 2010 at 4:30 pm
  117. So Many Questions

    Where are Misty & Tommy's parents? If these theories aren't true why are they not speaking out for their children???

    April 29, 2010 at 5:10 pm
  118. valerie lynn

    Joe public that's a good idea I, myself have wondered the same would Misty crack if she thought that Ronald was with someone else? I bet things would start coming out but as long as those two have each others back everything will remain quiet, in my opinion.

    April 29, 2010 at 5:48 pm
  119. Cathy

    What are Ronald's comments since "everybodys talkin'"? Have you heard from him?

    April 29, 2010 at 8:07 pm
  120. MathisMom

    I believe Ms Hollars as well. Such a shame that this poor baby has not been laid to rest. RIP lil angel

    April 29, 2010 at 9:52 pm
  121. bobbie nezovich

    this family is either as completely ignorant as they appear on tv, or they all know what happened and are covering up. Not one of them seems to care for the truth. Why can't any of them just be loyal to Haleigh for once? She truly did not stand a chance. She was surrounded by psychos and lived in an unsafe and child-unfriendly home.

    Who knows, Ron could have killed her by accident himself and used work as a cover. He seems like he's known to have been abusive, and him and Misty were fighting that day. Or maybe a strung out Misty did it. Or, Haleigh was molested......the truth is so unclear in this case, just as truth escapes all the perpetrators involved. The only thing these people succeed at, if you can even call it that, is lying.

    God bless little Haleigh, she suffered a horrible death most likely, but her pain was over that day, and her soul released and free of these insane, horrible people.

    Don't you just want to ask all these nutjobs from Satusuma, "WHAT IS YOUR MAJOR MALFUNCTION?!!!"

    April 29, 2010 at 10:43 pm
  122. Mary Beth

    The first time I saw Misty on Nancy Grace trying to get some tears up, I KNEW she killed her just as well as I KNEW Susan Smith murdered her children. Misty is Trash, if Tommy HAD a brain, he'd be dangerous. As for Joe, seems like he's being set-up. And for Ron, shame on him, why were the Police not questioning him as to why he was sleeping with someone underage? I read a comment earlier that the Sister-in-Law in Massachusetts seems to be involved somehow too. She looked higher than Misty on Nancy Grace! From the Mother & Father down, seems like generations of Welfarians doing what they have to so they don't have to work. I believe Grandma Hollers because she had stated in one of the Jailhouse shots that she had "No more money left to give, your dad STILL owes me" she told Misty. Why wouldn't she say what she believes? How that man ever retained custody is beyond me. Let him spend the rest of his life in jail too. I don't believe any of them could EVER be a productive member of society. Maybe the Taxpayers will get lucky and they'll all be bumped off in Prison to save us some money. May Haleigh Be at Peace with God. I pray for her mother. I can't imagine the pain.

    April 29, 2010 at 11:46 pm
  123. Rachel

    I Also think that Ronald C does have some king of involvement with Misty and her Brother and Cousin Tommy, Im not saying that he was actually there when this happened,but he does have some knowledge of what Happened to his Little Girl .God Be with Her! Maybe now she wont have to Suffer any more at the Hands of these Low Life People,Brainless sick People, I hope they all get what they Do Deserve and then Some! This Baby Girl will be in our Prayers, and God is watching over her Now!

    April 30, 2010 at 1:27 am
  124. Rene Giles

    Misty 's sister -in-law said the family don't even speak to Ms. Hollers then what grandmother was Misty asking for Bail money? The grandmother saidshe had no money that she had gave it to Hank Misty's father. Also it was grandma's mortgage she let them borrow , that she won't get back, And to get her out first..............

    April 30, 2010 at 2:05 am
  125. bill

    Awful awful awful story here. Kudos to the PD trying to find out what happened to Haleigh. This is a very sick family on both sides..Yes CPS should have been contacted and something should have been done for those children. Wake up Sociecty! How many Kids need to die, raped, abused before something is done. RIP lil Haleigh may GOD be with you.

    April 30, 2010 at 2:12 am
  126. dorothy

    why dont they put misty in confindment where she has no one around no calls no one to talk to, i bet she would have a lot time to think and could remember a lot more. she might crack up so what she is already nutty than a walnut tree.

    April 30, 2010 at 9:30 am
  127. kathy

    I think that in the very end one of these two scenario's will play out..

    #1 Misty was babysitting Haleigh..Ronald Cummings was supposed to buy guns off of his cousin..when that deal didn't play out; the cousin took Ronald's daughter and killed her weather or not it was by accident or not remains to be seen.
    The body of Haleigh was disposed of..

    #2 Misty was babysitting Haleigh..Misty traded Haleigh for Drugs in desperation for a HIGH..The body of Haleigh was disposed of..

    No matter what scenario plays out..All the people they have in Jail now are guilty of something..Ron's guilty of child neglect..He knew that obviously Misty sold drugs..we saw that fact on the video! I realize that video was after Haleigh was already gone but lets face it..You don't become a drug dealer overnight or out of the blue..
    I just wish people would reap what they sow legally there would be less crimes if people suffered harsher punishments especially on crimes against defenseless children.

    April 30, 2010 at 11:13 am
  128. Raine

    I don't think Ronald knew immediately what happen to Haleigh. I do feel within a short period of time he DID know.
    Why wasn't he & Misty continually out looking for Haleigh? Why marry & divorce Misty so quickly & above all why be with her during a drug sale? If you child was missing while in the care of someone else, would you want to hang around continually with that person, walking around with your arm around them snuggled closely together. Ron's not that smart to "set" Misty up for anything like that.
    The only justice would be for Misty to spend 50 years in jail with no probation. Her stupid brother "Tommy" has 3 kids, how sad is that? Why would he involve himself in something like this?
    Misty's parents are both losers, but her Dad was trying to get Misty to tell him or anyone else what happened to Haleigh. Misty mother gave her sympathy. When Misty told her dad "worry about me first" leaving her brother, the father of 3 kids in jail and bailing her out & demanding her Grandmother's mortgage money shows you the kind of person Misty is. I say let her ROT in jail forever.

    April 30, 2010 at 1:37 pm
  129. susan

    Why wasn't the child with her bio mother? I cannot imagine that she did anything as crazy as the what went on in the father's house. I would sue the judge that gave that girl to Ron Cummings.Judges need to make sure they are not sending children from the frying pan to the fire.

    April 30, 2010 at 2:17 pm
  130. Michelle Miller

    I am just wondering where is the little girls mom at. Has she been notified about all of this. And what has she been trying to do find her daughter. And what is she saying about it.

    April 30, 2010 at 2:46 pm
  131. Cindy

    I do commend Ms. Hollars for calling the detectives after talking to her grandchildren but she seriously needs to stop repeating everything to the media. The one thing that has been consistent is Misty and her brother lie, lie, lie. I don't think they know how to tell the truth – it's all about pointing the finger at each other and anyone else handy. I am not saying that Ron is a role model but Misty did not call 911 until he got home. Come on – you wake up and find the door wide open, a little girl gone and you don't immediately call 911?!! As someone else noted – Ms. Hollars didn't show the kind of emotion you would expect when saying that your grandchild raped and probably murdered a little girl.

    April 30, 2010 at 4:58 pm
  132. Chicagoburbs

    I agree that Flora Hollers is telling the truth to the best of her ability with the info she was given! What are some of you people talking about, when you say she has contradicted herself? She has not contradicted herself or strayed from the stories she's given (as it was told to her) once!! I agree with the person who said what were those kids doing outside eating when it was February and cold outside!!! I did not even think of that one!!! So I think that Ron's grandma is hiding something, also. I have believed that there was a cover-up also with Ronald Cummings and his mother, and I think he and his family are drug users and are hiding something!! I don't know what.. but something. Look at how he and Misty lived in that trailer. They did not even have their mattresses on bed frames, and were sleeping on the floor. That guy was spending a lot of his earnings on dope!!
    No respect for that bunch at all! If you ask me Ms. Flora Hollars is the only one who has been forthcoming with any credible information, out of the whole bunch!! I think that Ronald is a big actor and con artist and his mother has her head in the clouds.
    And the last thing that really bugs me is the way Nancy insists on canonizing Ronald Cummings, and making out like he is the big innocent victim in all of this!
    He was a drug peddler big time and bullied the women in his life, and possibly his innocent children. That guy is a piece of crap. Nancy, you should not treat your audience as though they are idiots with no brains!!

    April 30, 2010 at 6:06 pm
  133. kim

    What ever happened in the Gabriel Jonhson case??

    April 30, 2010 at 8:02 pm
  134. mary houghtaling

    losing a child myself, I can say , with all that is in me that Ronald IS NOT involved in the case of his missing daughter. He has reacted in a way that any parent would. Misty KNOWS what happened. I think she enlisted the help of her brother and her cousin, AFTER the child passed. However Tommy and/or Joe should of called the police instead of helping to dispose of a child.

    April 30, 2010 at 8:42 pm
  135. Anita

    I was wondering if Jr. has been seen by a therapist or anyone that can get out of him what he saw that night? The child is more than likely very tramatized because his sister is gone and out of his life and who knows what he saw and heard that night. It may not be a good idea to question him and do more damage to him. But has anyone thought of doing that?

    April 30, 2010 at 9:14 pm
  136. amber

    You know every one is so worried about every thing else than this little girl! I dont think anyone even cared about her they are in a car sellimg dope an dont even look concerned. Where is this little girl it is not fair to her!!!!!

    April 30, 2010 at 10:12 pm
  137. Veronica Kahn

    Thank goodness for Nancy for helping us navigate through this hot mess! I am convinced Misty knows everything and family only knows little bits and pieces therefore we should set aside all family accounts for now and begin a new process. What do the cops know, what are Misty's assessments from prison/jail house shrink(s), what did cops get from the river. Drill down so it is soley on Misty and the facts.

    April 30, 2010 at 10:37 pm
  138. Christine Tedeschi

    Many, many questions about the night of Haleigh's disappearance. What comes to the forefront is the question "When Ron Cummings arrived home from work where was Junior? In bed asleep? In Misty's arms? Was he crying? Did he say anything to his Daddy about his sister? Were any photos taken of the beds the night Haleigh was taken? Was DNA found to support which bed Misty and/or Junior and/or Haleigh slept in?

    Misty made the statement that she searched the house for Haleigh – where was Junior while she was searching?

    May 1, 2010 at 12:53 am
  139. Dena3

    Put them all together in a room, including Ronald Cummings and let the camera's roll. Three of the four are going to jail anyway, if Ronald Cummings did not have anything to do with it, let him beat the hexx out of them one at a time and by the time he's finished everybody will know what happened that night. If nobody cracks presume they are innocent on the murder charge and lock them up for the rest of their lives on the drug charges.

    I can't believe how this bunch of misfits appears to have gotten away with the perfect crime.

    May 1, 2010 at 2:35 am
  140. Eva

    I have to say, I think Ron Cummings is guilty of nothing more than poor judgement. People can have poor judgement with or without the use of drugs, however drugs only suffice to make it worse. I can't believe how hateful people are getting over this. In their zealous effort to figure out the case on their own, they have resorted to pointing fingers at anyone and everyone, overreacting rather then using their common sense. The criticisms of the families involved are nothing more than society's bitter judging. Even if they are "trailer trash", as I read so often, does that automatically make them killers? Even if they are drug addicts, does that, as well, make them killers? Not quite. I believe this tangled mess has been created somehow by Misty & Tommy for sure...not sure if anyone else is directly involved, or who that person may be. I also think its a shame so many are coming down so hard on Grandma Flo Hollars. All she is doing is parroting the lies she's been told by her grandchildren. After she had been told, she didn't simply lean on her own judgement to dicern whether these things were fact, or fiction. She did the right thing, and notified the authorities. If its true that she has suffered a stroke, that's really too bad. Obviously it was brought on by the stress of all of this. She only did what she thought was right. Leave law enforcement to sort it out. At times these boards remind me of a witch hunt. People want "justice" so badly,they are willingly to accuse anyone, for the sake of closure. Rather, we should bide our time, and realize that no good will come from jumping the gun. Law enforcement needs to be able to play this out to its conclusion. Then and only then, may beautiful little Haleigh receive the justice she truly deserves. God Bless Her.

    May 1, 2010 at 11:37 am
  141. Westcoaster

    I love this cast of characters. You just can't get any more backwards hillbilly than this... too bad this poor little girl got caught up in the drug dealing skeeziness of it all.

    May 1, 2010 at 12:32 pm
  142. Glendazee

    I agree with a lot of the others that think that Ronald is not as innocent as he acts like he is. I don't think he had a physical part in harming his little girl, but I think he knows more than he is saying. I think that he knows that what happened to Haleigh is partly his fault in that when the truth is known there is going to be something that he doesn't want to come out. I also thought his display of emotion was very fake. After all, birds of a feather flock together, and why would he be any better than the rest of the bunch.

    May 1, 2010 at 1:33 pm
  143. MS Squirrel

    you know nanny hollars used to line all three of them up when they were little and she would tan their hides till they told the truth. It was always Joe who did it because misty tommy and timmy would all tell on um. For the cost of a can of snuff she put together what it has cost FL millions of dollars, and man power that could have been saved and used for other crimes.
    MA HOLLAR FOR D.A. for sure look out TN

    May 1, 2010 at 1:34 pm
  144. Ann Collier

    Nancy, thank you so much for trying to find Haleigh's killer. I personally think Misty did not like Haleigh and was very jealous of her and Ronald; therefore she hit her that night and called Tommy and Joe to help her dispose of the body. May Haleigh be having a glorious time in heaven today. I, too, do not think Ronald had anything to do with Haleigh's disappearance; however, he should have thought twice about leaving his two children with someone taking drugs.

    May 1, 2010 at 2:23 pm
  145. pj

    Flora Hollers makes me sick. She's just wanting her 15 minutes of fame. I find it amazing that every conversation Misty and Tommy has with the outside world are taped and yet none of these were. Mayby Tommy doesnt know what happened cause he wasnt there. Maybe he's just so sick of being told he knows what happened he's willing to make up stuff. Where are all the people that were at the supposed party that Misty was at? Who was she on this 3 day drug binge with?I'm just saying Misty was the one with the child. and Misty knows what happened. I just heard on Nancy Grace that Hollers is now saying Misty told her that Joe was raping Haleigh and Haleigh was screaming and she took Jr and hid under the covers and when she came out Haleigh was gone. These freaking people live in a trailor park where wall's are pretty thin and no one I know that heard a child screaming in the middle of the night would let this go without investigating what was goin on.Its human nature to help a child in distress. Haleigh needs to be found and according to what Im seeing their accusing everybody and telling them they better talk or else and now their are accusing each other and providing no proof of anything.Whats worse if by some slim chance Haleigh was kidnapped nobody is looking for her because the police now say she dead.

    May 1, 2010 at 8:24 pm
  146. chill

    I do not believe that Hollars made up her stories. I believe Misty, and Tommy have given her the senarios she came up with. Also, If i remember right Hollars said she thinks all are involved including Ron Cummings. The Ron Cummings part was her assumption. If I am wrong, please correct me. I think we need to know the evidence of what they found in the river, etc. and go from there.

    May 2, 2010 at 1:44 am
  147. Marie

    Someone mentioned here they lived in a squalor. That doesn't seem to me the case. I have seen photos and videos or the living quarters on tv eg: Nancy Grace many many times and I have never seen a squalor! It seemed to be a very well kept , clean and tidy mobile home. Is the term "squalor' being used in the context that they do live in a "trailer". Let me say something to this effect. Many many people today are opted to live in mobile homes due to the economy. With foreclosures and rent being so sky high, this is a very good alternative. I know some very respectable people with sterling educations that live in mobile homes. I doubt that has anything to do with this case. As for this lot; they are a the very least one of the most dysfunctional families in America today. I doubt very much the Grandmother is lying. What would she gain? I think the stories relayed to her have been convaluted. There is always truth mixed in with lies.

    May 2, 2010 at 8:17 am
  148. Maria K.

    Without a body, (or parts of a body) no one can be charged with this crime.

    May 2, 2010 at 10:00 am
  149. susan lasher

    i BELIEVE THAT MRS. HOLLERS is saying what was told to her by her grandchildren I also believe that misty was jealous of Haleigh and Ronalds bonding relationship that she thought up a plan with the help of her too cousins to somehow rid herself oo the one person that stood in her way of Ronalds love and attention and that was Haleigh.From day one Misty only thought of herself and those fake tears oh please the three cousins are all guilty by far.

    May 2, 2010 at 7:06 pm
  150. shame on them all

    what a pack of kooks. that poor child never had a chance being raised by the people who are supposed to protect her. the mother for putting her in the so-called fathers care and the "father" leaving her with that flake misty. my oh my. where is the little boy that was also being raised in this circus? i hope cps is sitting on the lot of them big time.

    May 2, 2010 at 8:43 pm
  151. amy

    What are ronnald cummings responses to the acusations of the croslins family? What about that misty, tommy and joe may have played a part in her death?

    May 2, 2010 at 10:10 pm
  152. becky anderson

    I have been keeping up with this case from the time Haliegh went missing.Its sad to see a beautiful little girl in the middle of all this Please someone find her and bring closure.Now Misty hasnt had her few moments of fame in a few days its just a mamtter of time before someone else comes forward with some information.Give it a break this whole Misty family is having a field day with their time in the spotlight.Stop giving them air time and turn them loose in the population in the jail I bet then youd get some real truthful answers Oh they cant be turned loose because they need to be protected thats a joke cus who protected haliegh?I think the grandmothers and Ron all need polygraphs.Give the polys and see whats really going on.This is just another case where the taxpayers are going to foot the bill.Get to the bottom of the lies and stop giving them the air time on tv they dont care what happen they only want the moments in light.

    May 3, 2010 at 5:44 am
  153. Hopeful

    I was just wondering if the couch has been tested for Joe's and Tommy's DNA? If pool little Haleigh was raped on the couch it should have Joe's and or Tommy's DNa.

    May 3, 2010 at 12:28 pm
  154. Christine

    What i'd like to know is why did Jr tell Ronald and the police a man in black took Haleigh,and NOW the grandmother says ( Misty and her fairytales) says they were hiding under blankets? that would mean Jr seen nothing,and he has already said he did.Someone needs to give Misty a major ass beating to tell where Haleigh is,so that family and the sweet little girl can rest.I've had all i can stomach of the Croslins! and their lies! i hope those two spend life in jail.

    May 3, 2010 at 1:50 pm
  155. A

    Based on the info I have gathered.
    #1. There REALLY are psycho pedophiles out there that snatch up kids from their beds in the night. (certainly plausable).
    #2. Maybe if Ron is taking pills with Misty, then only he would know how she behaves on those drugs. (maybe not strung out rock bottom, enough to still be completely functional).
    #3. Their family Does know (a) pedophile(s).
    #4. All you have to do is be directly/indirectly linked to 1 bad person.
    #5. If someone is on drugs, They don't want the focus to be on their usage/selling/buying, potential implication of drug dealers. but finding the child and the abductors/murderers..(maybe even flunk polys since most people would lie to some extent so the detectives don't arrest them on the spot).
    #6. Having affiliations with drugs doesn't make u a murderer or an accesory to one.
    #7. Too many violent criminals in Florida.

    May 3, 2010 at 1:56 pm
  156. Native Texan

    Susie: Unfortunately Haleigh and Jr. were not just visiting. They lived there for sure. As far as mattresses on the floor, thats all these people knew. Ronald's bed was a mattress and box springs on the floor! this is how they lived day in and day out. By no means did each of these little children have a room of their own with nice little beds and pictures on the wall of disney charactors, rainbows and lollipops. No they had mattresses on the floor with old pillows and barely a blanket. Who knows where who slept? It is obvious that neither child had a designated sleeping area. Just depended who was sleeping with ronald probably. Isn't it sad that a kindergardener slept on a crib mattress on the floor or worst yet with her father?

    May 3, 2010 at 2:40 pm
  157. patricia sullivan

    I grew up in a trailer in central Florida, just like these people. I came from rampant drug infested people who, like Dee said, have been on the wrong side of the law for generations. I am as familiar with these sorts as I am with the palm of my hand. I don't know if anyone cares about my "take" on this whole situation, but I really need to share. Mrs. Sykes is a "type". She is a decent woman who is still "mainstream" enough, and cares enough about common decency, to behave in a lady-like fashion, consider her responses before answering a question, and wash her grandson's children's clothing, so that they can make a decent presentation to the world. She ws in contact with her children, grandchildren, and greatgrandchildren on a regular basis.
    Flora Hollers has let her teeth go and not replaced them, let her appearance go. Lost at least partial day-to-day contact with her FL. family. I know she has had some contact with Misty, but that does not mean she is necessarily relevant to the family system. I don't know if Misty and Tommy told her what she said they did. If they did, they did it to manipulate the police, because THEY KNEW THEY WERE LISTENING. Now, if they did it because the police were listening, why did they deny it, later, knowing the police had it on tape?

    May 3, 2010 at 6:12 pm
  158. patricia sullivan

    These "kids" knew what kind of person their grandmother was. So, why did they BOTH choose to spill their guts to her, after refusing to reveal the truth to anyone, including their parents, previous to her, OR following her? I could not help noticing that, when Ms. Sykes was asked a question, she thought about it, then answered in a calm voice, absent of conjecture. Ms. Holler, on the other hand, said Misty did it, Misty didn't do it. Joe did it. Maybe Tommy and Joe both did it. Misty said she heard them on the couch and covered up her head? WHEN? When did Misty say that? I got the impression it was (allegedly) before her arrest, because it didn't fit in with the rest of the jailhouse thing, about Joe and Tommy taking her to the river. And here is something to think about: Ms. Hollers heard (1) that Misty hit her and killed her, and the boys got rid of the body, (2) Haliegh accidentally ate some of Ron's pills, Misty found her dead, and had the boys get rid of the body. Excuse me?! Why didn't she call the police THEN? She says she had to get the truth out, but she evidently didn't feel that way until she got the jailhouse confession. I believe that everything that cagey old backwoods survivor had to offer came right off Nancy's show.
    Ronald: he is a drug addict, and may have had drugs around the house. He most likely sold drugs previously, because that is a way that drug users have of affording their wares. That may mean that Ron is guilty of acting like a drug addict. He may have left Haliegh to be babysat by a drug user. That means he may be a negligent parent. But Ron didn't kill his daughter, or have any prior knowledge of it. I feel certain of that. Just because your life is spiraling out of control on drugs does not mean you are incapable of love, and he clearly loved his daughter.
    I am saying these things because, as I said, I have been around these very kinds of people all my childhood and young adulthood. I believe I actually have something worth sharing, here.
    As to WTF the deal is with Misty, Tommy, and Joe, I know nothing more that the cockerspaniel next door. I just want to offer one thought,
    and it is totally conjecture. Although it is impossible to believe that these three didn't "do it" (whatever "it" is), sometimes I have to wonder. That is because, given the lying, back stabbing, blame avoidant nature of Misty, (who rolled her own brother under the bus for burglary, and tried to get her dad to bail her out of jail before Tommy) how could she POSSIBLY have the "character" not to rat out anyone she could, (if she knew anything) to get herself out of jail.

    May 3, 2010 at 6:42 pm
  159. Jessica W. from South Dakota

    First and foremost, I commend Nancy Grace, her staff, sister networks, and her affiliates for their hard work and accuracy in keeping the world up-to-date. Without all of you, many cases may continue to go unsolved.

    As for the Haleigh Cummings case my thoughts and prayers are with Ronald Cummings, Bio Mom, Family, and friends, we all pray little Haleigh will soon be in peace.

    My thoughts are that Haleigh is not in the St. John's River, I don't know why I feel so strongly about this, but regardless, I do not believe she is in the river, my prayer is for someone to come forward with the entire truth.

    As for Flora Hollars, I am disgusted by all you are doing to this case. I believe you intentionally continue to go on television to literally cause even more confusion, enabling everyone to continue to point fingers at one another, and the fact that you literally have given several different stories adding in your own details and assumptions, not to mention, your out right disrespect for Haleigh as you tell the story of her being hit in the head, tied up, tossed in the river, making allegations she was raped, and possibly alive upon being thrown in the river? Flora Hollars, regardless of whether you were truly told this or not, have some respect. You actually made these statements with a straight face. The fact you continue to keep in the middle, making false assumptions, feeding the media made up tall tails, and continue to interfere with this investigation is absolutely awful. No more Flora Hollars, leave the police work to the detectives and police officers working day and night for a solid lead, working day and night to get something solid from Misty and Tommy.


    I definately believe Misty is the prime in this entire ordeal. Misty you cannot take back what happened; however, you can give this little girl peace, please tell the truth, either way, you are going to prison. What is worst than prison? Being HAUNTED by the truth and going to hell upon Judgement Day.

    God bless Haleigh, in the name of Jesus.

    May 3, 2010 at 8:27 pm
  160. kahowell

    I believe hollar to the point tommy and misty confessed to her, I believe shes a bold face liar about misty being strung out babysitting and ronald being involved....if she knows misty was strung out then she should be arrested for knowingly allowing a 5yr old and baby alone with her............also i think the ron in volved part is her way of extending her 15 min of fame............she stating a bunch of inuindos with no facts to support it if I were ron i would be suing her so he can own her grafitti filled trailer

    May 3, 2010 at 8:47 pm
  161. april

    where is haleigh's bio-mom in all this..we heard from her in the beginning,some of us would like to hear what she has to say about what misty's grandma is saying. for the sake of this little girl let her be found and laid to rest..and lets hope the family can have some for misty i hope the lawyers slam the law book in your face along with the rest of your family..shame on you for comming clean now that your future is in jeopardy.

    May 3, 2010 at 9:20 pm
  162. paul

    i would like to know , if the three are in jail? how does the grandma get her info from them, all jail calls are recored right, so how does she know? when did misty tell her or ron or joe??

    May 4, 2010 at 3:55 am
  163. Jerry Smith

    Fvery person in this story is a low life

    May 4, 2010 at 9:10 am
  164. Penny

    I actually have a couple of things I have been wondering about with this case.
    1. IN the beginning Tommy Crossland said that Ronald called him and asked him to go over to the trailer and find out if Misty and the kids were there. Did anyone ever ask Ronald if he could back that up and if so – did Tommy let Ronald know that no-one was there AND if that is the case – why didn't Ronald leave work and come home right then?
    2. If Misty told her grandmother all of this stuff then there should be a recording of it – after all Misty is in Jail and everything is being recorded. Then we can tell if the Grandmother is lying – which personally I don't believe she is.

    May 4, 2010 at 9:18 am
  165. jlette

    I agree with an earlier poster that Ronald isn't as he seems to be. He also knows more than he's telling although I doubt he's the one who killed little Haeigh. Let's hope Misty rotss in jail for the rest of her life!

    May 4, 2010 at 12:27 pm
  166. Brandy

    Then why Ronald PASS the Poly Test and all HER grandkids DIDN'T? My butt he had something to with it.

    May 4, 2010 at 12:43 pm
  167. billy

    how does miss sykes know that misty was not high or coming off a high from what i have experience is a drugie can hide it real good from people that have not experience being around drugies she need to get her head out of the sand and realized ronald is just as much to blame as the killers he knew he was a drug head and misty was too and yet he left this sweet little girl in a drugies care just her education level would be enough for her to not babysit my child but come to think of it these people look dumb talk dumb but they have really sent these investigators on a merry-go-round misty grandma is telling the trueth i know it hurts her these are her grandchildren ronald even had drugs laying around the house for the children to get to and guns too what kind of father was he miss sykes?

    May 4, 2010 at 3:34 pm

    Grandma Hollars Rocks! I don't believe her speculation about Ronald, but her tattling on her kin folk for 15 minutes of fame is great! Aren't redneck families the best?

    May 5, 2010 at 10:30 am
  169. Natalie

    Whose to say all these selfish adolescents even remember anything but the actual fact that it happened!!!!! 3 days on a drug binge is enough to make a state of mind, not so sane. I believe Ronald himself knows more also. Guilty by association.....YEah Right!!!! This case needs a heavy Load of Prayers. Haley will speak out, we just have to listen. Someone KNOWS AND SAW SOMEThING! Lets all Pray they do the right thing!!!!!!

    May 5, 2010 at 1:22 pm
  170. samamfee

    Misty either hit Haleigh and killed her or let her get into the drugs that were scattered all over the place.Tommy and Joe And Misty took her and threw her in the lake.
    All this other stuff is just for misdirection.Fluff to confuse ..
    And think about way back at the beginning when Ronald refused to live in the house?What was he afraid of??? A person,,,place,,,or thing......Thinkkkkk about that.
    This household is a bunch of"idiots in the mist"...

    May 5, 2010 at 5:08 pm
  171. Happy Girl

    CROSLIN KIDS are sobering up. Just around 90 days of sobriety they started blabing about the River story to Gramma Flo. They might blab a little more truth after another 90 days.

    Who knows they might end up like being in jail and never tell the whole story because someone could get life or the death penalty.
    Jail seems to be a family tradition for the Croslins maybe they will all move in and enjoy 3 meals a day and not have to sleep in a car or work for the rest of their lives.

    When it first happend those police dogs had them searching that Trailer Parks dumpster for something related to her dissapperance. Maybe Misty dumped her there first, then called the cousins up to help her figure out what to do. Since Jo was in town her remembered the river and said just a few days earlier to Tommy, this would be a great place to dump a body.

    Now I hear Tommy's wife Lindsey filed for divorce – what does she know? Does she know that Jo stole Haleigh since he could not get the gun he came looking for? He just meets Ron a few days earlier when he got to FLA and when his daughter comes up missing he skips town. Way to be there for your family.

    Ron meeting Misty only 4 months earlier ruined his little girls life. What kind of parent would leave 2 babies with a 17 year old all the tinme. She obviously did not want to play MOMMY she was out drugging and sexing it up for 3 days. He just wanted a live in babysitter and someone to Control.

    Crystal I am so sorry for your loss. I feel you had some tuff times in your life and it seems you are doing just fine in the Courts eyes. Enjoy what you have and the time you have with them.

    God Bless You Little Haleigh!!!

    May 5, 2010 at 7:16 pm
  172. Tsisqua

    My gosh, u know Ronald Cummings is on drugs too. if he's going to be the type of person who abuse drugs (whether prescription or street drugs) while he has custody of his kids, whether or not they're around him when he's using or when he's high, he isn't really going to think twice about leaving the kids with misty when she's high. I wish everyone would stop acting like Ronald Cummings is such a perfect person, and that he's the victim. I think he knows more than he and everyone else lets on. He should've thought about how his drug using, his having a live in girlfriend who is an immature kid that uses drugs also, and has family with a criminal past, would affect his kids. This is a lesson learned to those who have children, but don't use common sense when raising them. You might truly love ur child, but u need to pick a better life and better people to be around for urself and ur kids.

    May 5, 2010 at 10:30 pm
  173. Laurs

    This case has gone on this long because everyone has taken there eye off Ron. Don't tell me he doesn't know what happened. I think, he married Misty where wife does not testify against hubby. Oh, I believe, Misty is lying, but I believe, she is damn scared to tell the truth. First,
    mr. innocent Ron, what startied dating Misty at 16, he is not only a perv, and should have be charged for that. He was looking for a push -over, just like pimps, and bullies it was not only a child doing drug work for him, just like real dealers do, so when the busts comes, the child gets off easy, Oh, yeah, and don't forget the built in babysitter. Now, Misty, Misty, all on the little kid. Listen to the drug bust, Ron was totally telling that narc he could to anything for him, just say the word. But little one is in front seat with money, looking like she is in charge, as the King Pin wants her to believe. He is so guilty of killing his own daughter. Guilty Guilty Guilty. Think about the phone call that night. Any 911 call, have I ever heard a parent state, I don't care who is incriminated hewill kill them if they (the police) don't get them first. It is usually something like who would do this, who would want to hurt my baby. It wasn't like that at all. And call didn't go to police until he is home from work??? I go more like this..Drug deal goes bad, something goes back, Tommy and Mr.Innocent weren't even talking before that night. Something like a dead rat left in mail box. Oh, does Cousin Joe come down to revenge or get even for bad deal, or wrong doings, but the statement like I don't care who is involved, like someone in my girls family ...UHM???? Since Misty could be in middle of this cousin, family, vs. Ron's property. I could see Cousin threaten her, during revenage deed. Oh, yeah, love love love, both doing deals,Ron knows drugs are all over house, that alone should be charges on her well-being, but also comfortable leaving her with Misty (child with alot of burnt brain cells to boot) drugs all over, and he is comfortable at work.
    The only reason that night he kept calling and calling, She told him is
    didn't want to watch the kids that night, AND MISTER IT IS ALL ABOUT ME, TELLS HER HE DON'T CARE SHE IS GONNA WATCH THOSE KIDS. I believe, she did loves those children the best someone her age could. But that night, she is telling him she is burnt out, or whatever, and he would first think of the best for the children and offer to call Grandmom to watch the children as a one night favor, what the hell she doesn't the children's laundry. Wow if that wasn't strange. As
    for that Grandmom, like she would know Misty is strung out??? What ist that hard to put out a can of Ravoili's, hot dogs, cheese macroni, or tv dinners. Grandmom didn't say she had cooked a three course meal for the kids. That lady is just in denal, As for the other Grandma, it must be so so so hard to know and admit that her grandchildren show no remorse nor step up and tell what they know,
    but she loves thrm, but like she said, she felt she had to speak up against her children for the other family. As for her story changing,
    if you listen, her first statment, is Misty could never hurt those children, and at the second, she states Joe threated her, and the only only only reason she stated Misty must have been there, because Nancy Grace show kept saying over and over against that Misty was talking and on that dock telling them what happened and pointed to where she dumped the body. What really isn't the truth of the picture. But as soon as Flora so that and told that, she sadly sad, I quess, Misty must have been involved.
    Nancy usually is spot on but not with Ron. Nope, he knows must more about all of this and even when it all went down HE might as well murdered her himself!!!! And also in this case, Nancy makes Misty sound so terrible that if it was true that she heard Haleigh screaming that SHE didn't go toher rescue. I am 50, but if someone (saying this scenerio even happened) if someone held a knife to me thought I knew them, and knew what they were capable of, I too would have taken Jr. and tried to protect him from the cried, and hide under the covers, praying me and him were not going to be next.
    I truly know that Grandmom's, Birth Mom, and Ron's mom can't sleep and find peace. My heart goes out to them. I love the lord, and my
    biggest fear, when I felt an revenge theory in the beginning, and knowing Ron's last girlfriend ended up with a Pimp, I was so worried that she had been sold in human trafficing, I can find some peace that she is with the Lord vs. the latter.

    Since no one is telling the truth, no one is speaking except Tommy that is just looking for a deal, have the police considered a person with some kind of physic ability that sometime some department use.

    Between this open case and the Casey case in Orlando. It is so hard to go this long without some justice found.

    I love Nancy Grace...Just because I don't see the Cummings case the same, I am and will be a loyal fan. Thank god, she outs for the ones that cannot speak for themselves. And Ron doesn't have to answer to me or anyone, It is the Lord that he will have to answer to. And remember that Junior was lucky to get out of there alive. It was only a matter of time for him. So thank god for that.

    May 6, 2010 at 2:27 am
  174. Susan

    If Ron's cousin can be sentenced to 15 years in prison for just sitting in the car during a drug deal, why don't they charge Misty with the murder of Haley? If these girls (Tot Mom included) don't want to lay everything on the table-right this minute- on everything and everybody that has anything to do with the very last second these children were last seen, they should be charged with the crime. Let's see how much Misty will disclose when that actually happens.

    May 6, 2010 at 3:13 pm
  175. SpikedLemon

    To Nancy,
    In the last few days, is when I first heard about Misty being pregnant. I would like to know if this is true, or not.
    I don't believe Ms Hollers, with regard to the gun evidence! Where did she get that information from??
    Is she still maintaining that she was told this by her grandchildren? I doubt it, and to say these things on national t.v. without having anything to back her information up, is outrageous.
    It seems like the longer this thing drags on, the more stories and speculation comes up.
    Will we ever learn what happened to little Haleigh??
    Oh yes, one other thing, that I wanted to mention, when Ronald was being interviewed from jail, he said at the end, I love my girlfriend! I have pondered on this comment, and am thinking that it was a message sent to Misty! He hasn't had the time to find another girl friend, and fall in love.
    I think he is totally involved with this mess!

    May 6, 2010 at 9:15 pm
  176. Traci

    Ronald Cummings had nothing to do with the disappearance of his daughter Haleigh. All you haters need to keep your mouths shut.

    Misty Croslin is the culprit and if none of you can see that then you have a problem.

    That baby needs to be found so Ronald and his family can have closure.

    I have no idea what Ronald's been going through since February 10, 2009 when Haleigh went missing but I'm sure it's been absolutely devastating for him.

    Even if Haleigh has passed, I hope justice is served to the culprit's who are responsible.

    What in the world could a 5 year old do that was so bad she had to be disposed of. Makes me sick to my stomach.

    Misty and her alibis need to rot in jail.

    May 7, 2010 at 8:14 am
  177. Anonymous

    Attention: Nancy Grace

    Sheriff's son of Putnum County ( same county Haleigh Cummings is missing from) was arrested for selling meth to an undercover officer while his pregnant girlfriend's daughter was in the car.

    Allso Sheriff's son has meth lab in home; pregnant girlfriend using meth, roxy and heroin while pregnant; now in jail with others.

    May 7, 2010 at 2:07 pm
  178. Diane

    Misty's loyality is with her kin, not her husband or step kids. Her cousins abused that little girl and then as an after thought realized Ron would kill them if he ever found out so they killed Haleigh. I don't believe it was planned otherwise they would have killed both kids. As far as Ron having anything to do with it....NO WAY! He may have a dope problem and maybe the kids should have been placed in another home, but I don't believe he had anything to do with his daughter dissappearance. What is wrong with this family? If my mother or grandmother or father or sister or brothers thought I was doing drugs and neglecting my son they would have taken him from me. No courts, or child protective agency, they would have done the right thing where my child was concerned and dared me to fight them. I would have had to get my act together or else!!

    May 7, 2010 at 10:02 pm
  179. sarah

    This Heleigh story disturbes me SO much I can't hardly stand it I pray for all of them everytime I think of it. {which is very offten} I even pray for Misty because I know in my heart she is to blame and I pray for her soul that she feels touched by the Holey Spirit and comes clean to give that beautiful baby and her family peace. My the Lord be with Ron and Ms. Neavis. I think it's cruel that people are blameing Ron – don't you think he blames himself enough? As for "hanggin out" with Misty after words I just don't know about that I have to think he just didn't give a darn about himself anymore maybe he half knew they would get caught and just didn't care or just wanted Misty to be put behind bars. God please give them peace and bring the baby's remains home. Amen. thank you for the opertunity to speak. sarah

    May 8, 2010 at 1:51 am
  180. Kristen

    Iam really wondering what is going on with this case there has been NOTHING for a week now Iam staring to think this has all been to get tommy or misty a plea out of jail i say no way let them rot for the drug dealing the only person i feel should get a deal is ron give the man some treatment hes an addict and has lost his child due to this trailer trash family he got invoved with he needs help misty croslin needs to rot in jail stop wasting time the grandma cant even keep her story right i think they all came up wih this bs for a deal and to bring more croslin trash into the spot light i have been following this since day one i would love to see it come to a close but tired of feeding into the croslin games dont waste the airtime on these people lets find out what really happened and stop listening to the old lady who can not lie well and who is soaking up the spot light

    May 9, 2010 at 11:00 pm
  181. SpikedLemon

    I have read, from a good source, that Hollers has never even met Haleigh. I don't believe her at all, in fact I think she's just after her 15 minutes and the reward $$.
    I have never heard, that Ronald passed his poly test. I think, it is just assumed, like Tommy's was.
    My last comment was in moderation? I don't understand what that means?
    I have wondered why Ronald lived with his grandparent Sykes, about 7 years old, his grandfather died. He didn't live with his mother until he was in high school, with Crystal. It makes me think, perhaps she was involved with drugs also.
    I also think that Ronald is involved with Haleigh's disappearance. It's not so strange that Misty was still awake, when Ronald came home. She got up, around 3am and noticed Haleigh missing. Ronald came home at around the same time. He did take longer that usual, as he stopped at the store! There was not a huge gap in between Misty waking up, to go to the washroom, and Ronald's arrival home.

    May 10, 2010 at 5:09 am
  182. Peggi

    I think that Haley overdosed on oxycontin belonging to Ron or Misty. I think the brother and cousin came over to help Misty get rid of the body.

    May 10, 2010 at 2:48 pm
  183. Nutmeg123

    I agree that Ronald is not as innocent as he is portrayed to be.

    May 10, 2010 at 6:19 pm
  184. Mary Hyland

    I left this message a long time ago. I still believe my theory which is:
    Ronald became enraged at Misty over the drug binge and for her not wanting to watch the kids that night. A fight ensued and Haleigh got in the way and was accidentally killed by Ron. He went to work to cover himself. I don't care what Annette Sykes says about being there and seeing Haleigh. She's Ron's grandmother for god's sakes. She's going to cover for him. Also this theory explains why Ron married Misty to keep her quiet. Misty will never rat out Ron.... she's madly in love with him and also scared to death of him. It makes perfect sense to me.

    May 12, 2010 at 4:35 pm
  185. destewart

    who the heck in this batch can make a proper judgement about ANYTHING!!!! First there is the question of what they consider minimum standards of child care, based upon their own experiences and education.
    Secondly, there seems to be a pervasive trait of "lying through your teeth" in this family and its associates.
    Lastly, but not least, excessive drug use has certainly caused some organic dysfunction and various mental disorders.
    This case is an example of what happens when bystanders continue to standby. Where were the adults when a 25 year old man was living with a 16 year old girl. My father would have shot him on sight, and dealt with me later. It is obvious there is multigenerational child neglect (misty's parents) ronald and former wife, the list goes on. This poor baby girl never had a chance, and neither do the other children in this family.

    May 13, 2010 at 11:21 am
  186. april cusey

    Why all the comments about the beds on the floor?When my kids were toddlers we had all our beds on the floor,because they would climb on them and fall off and get hurt!My kids also all had there own rooms,but still slept in my room with me untill they were 5-6yrs old.

    May 13, 2010 at 3:12 pm
  187. Emily

    She may be tired of what Misty's grandmother is saying, but the recent tapes from the jail house support her story. One of the sister in laws, was saying that Mrs. Hollars didn't have any contact with Misty or the other grandchildren and they would not have called her, but the tapes don't lie (unlike everyone else in this family). It wouldn't surprise me a bit to find out that Mrs. Sykes didn't even go over to the trailer that night. She may be saying that to protect Ronald. I am still so upset with DHS for putting that child into the home of a known drug offender. He may not have struck the blow that killed her, but I bet something he did led to her being killed. If Joe killed her, why did he do it? Drugs come to mind. Drug dealers don't mess around. You screw them and they make you pay. Ron is up to his neck in this whole thing. He makes me sick. He put Haleigh into this situation by getting involved with Misty. Hopefully, the little boy will never be put back into his care. At least something good will have come out of this terrible tragedy.

    May 16, 2010 at 12:33 pm
  188. beverly nalewaja comment (haleigh cummings)

    Misty is not so nieve as alot of people think.If she was on drugs that night and so out of it the police would have picked up on that right away.Watch how she carries herself and talks(not stupid)take a look at her in a different light and you will see.In her sick mind she knows what she is doing and thinks she is going to get away with it.It will be no shock to me when they announce that MISTY killed haleigh and had people help her cover it up.She is one sick girl.Just pray for all the children so they keep safe and for all the families that think drugs will get you whatever you want.ALL OF US ARE JUST AS GUILTY BECAUSE MANY OF US DO NOTHING TO STOP IT.WE CAN WORK HARD IN EACH OF OUR COMMUNITIES FOR AWARENESS AND PREVENTION.(O)TOLLERANCE.AND THEN EACH OF US WHO ACTUALLY DO SOMETHING TO PREVENT SUCH CRIMES TOWARD CHILDREN HAVE THE RIGHT TO SPEAK OUT AND BE ANGRY.We don't need to wait for such a tragedy to happen in our town.We can act in our communities now.

    May 18, 2010 at 4:14 am
  189. Larry

    Brandy May 4th, 2010 12:43 pm ET
    Then why Ronald PASS the Poly Test and all HER grandkids DIDN'T? My butt he had something to with it.

    LE has not released the results of anyones poly. How do you know Ronald passed? Because HE said so? He also said that Misty passed!
    He could have failed for all we know, unless you have a link to back up you statement.

    May 24, 2010 at 8:57 pm
  190. Amanda74

    I too am tired of hearing the multiple stories from Flora. I also watch the video of Tommy Crosslin when he is telling Flora that it was Joe hos cousin that committed the crime and he is smiling in the video – as if he finds it funny that Flora is believing his story.

    June 2, 2010 at 5:49 pm
  191. Linda Miller

    I have followed the disappearence of Haleigh Cummings from the beginning. And I strongly disagree with Misty's grandmother myself. There is absolutely no way that I believe for one minute that Ronald Cummings had knowledge or anything else to do with the disappearence of his daughter. I admire Ronalds grandmother for speaking out in his behalf. Neither would it surprise me that the only reason why Ronald found himself in trouble in the first place , was because he was hoping someone would slip up and he could obtain information about his daughter. Ronald himself said, " you keep your friends close and your enemies closer." Hanging out and paying attention, with the one who was the last person to see your daughter, sounds like the way to go to me. When I heard of Ronalds arrest with Misty I wasn't at all suprised.

    June 8, 2010 at 2:19 am
  192. Charlene Goddard

    It makes me physically ill to watch Flora Hollars in her mini-clips. I remember her first interview, when she looked the part: a hurting, concerned, and seemingly honest grandmother going through something unspeakable.

    Now she's completely different: full stage makeup, hair and nails done professionally, picture of her and her murdering granddaughter (Misty) behind her, and worse of all: THAT SMILE.

    She acts like she's some kind of celebrity, sitting there actually SMILING at all the attention she's getting from this tragedy. I'm sure she's a local celeb where she comes from ::shudder:: but from where I'm sitting she's nothing more than a trashy woman with a trashy family who have taken the life of a beautiful young child.

    I'd love for Nancy, just once, to ask, "Miss Hollars, can you tell me why you're smiling right now?" Because I'd love to know, myself. She's got nothing to be proud of; three grandchildren the sole suspects of a terrible tragedy.

    Disturbing? You bet. Disgusting? OH yeah.

    August 23, 2010 at 9:45 pm