As law enforcement in Putnam County Florida continues to follow up on leads in the case of the disappearance of Haleigh Ann-Marie Cummings I’ve read where the reward for her safe return has been increased to $16,000. This has nothing to do with the reward that Bounty Hunter Leonard Padilla offered, which has since expired.
As I mentioned in my post yesterday concerning Haleigh, the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office is also looking into the tip it received that Misty Croslin left the double wide trailer she shares with the Cummings at some point the night that Haleigh disappeared. She was last seen when she was put to bed around 8pm on February 9th. 17-year-old Misty Croslin, the girlfriend of Haleigh’s father, woke up at around 3am to find her missing.
Law enforcement has reported that they have received more than 1,200 tips concerning her disappearance thus far and are continuing to follow up on the leads. The big problem with a case that continues to stay in the media is that every crackpot in the country has a tip. Keeping something in the media like this is a double-edged sword. On one hand you want it to stay at the forefront of everyone’s mind in case she is seen or someone has truly seen something of interest to the investigation but on the other you run into all of the freaks and psychics that claim to have ‘seen’ her.