Haleigh Cummings, a five year old girl went missing from home, in Putnam County, Florida on Tuesday, Feb. 10th. Haleigh is 3 feet tall with blond hair and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing a pink shirt and underpants. Her father Ronald Cummings, and girlfriend are suspects in her Tuesday disappearance but they both stated that they passed a polygraph the police did not say if they did or not.
Ronald was at work but when he returned home his frantic girlfriend who did call 911 said, “I woke up and she was gone.” Ronald’s girlfriend is 17 years old and he, 25.
My gut feeling tells me; once again what we have here is another case of fear, fear of getting in trouble. I understand that a 17 year old is not yet dependable enough to take on all the responsibilities of motherhood or a long term relationship.
When a 17 year old is alone, bored, sometimes they can think only of themselves. My suspicions are that the 17 year old girl left the home to either be with someone while her boyfriend was at work, and left the children home alone, just for a little while. When she returned just moments before her boyfriend walks in the door, the child was missing. Haleigh either walked out of the home as she had done so many times before, and wondered into the woods alone, or indeed was abducted while gallivanting in a neighborhood that houses 45 sex offenders. I also wonder why a man who has a live in girlfriend underage, is not also called a sex offender and who buys her smokes for her?
How many times are we going to see this scenario before we end this incongruous way of a so called family life? The little girl was living with her real mother when Ronald took her for a visitation. He never returned the girl and went to the courts for permanent and sole custody. He gave the courts a false address for the real mother and she never was notified therefore she missed the court appearance and he was awarded sole custody.
When does a mother find it hopeless enough not to fight for her own child? When does a man think it ok for a child to care for his own children? The search is on once again for yet another lost soul in the vast universe of parents who just don’t care enough about others and only think of themselves.
UPDATE:The 17 year old’s father is missing as well and is a sex offender. This whole situation doesn’t look good, sounds like a Jerry Springer episode in the making. I only hope the little girl stays safe and the perp is caught and punished.
Update: Ron ran off to get a very expensive tattoo. He broke up with Misty and a week later would get back with her and ask her to marry him. They spent more money on a week long honeymoon while strangers are left to find his daughter for him. It is as if he knows where the child is and is just not telling. Note how before answering any questions, she looks at Ron first. Just sayin.
Anyone with information about the girl is urged to contact the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office at (386) 329-0800 or 911.