Girlfriend of Haleigh's father changes story

Haleigh Cummings
Haleigh Cummings
Misty Croslin
Misty Croslin

Posted by Rachel Leigh email

PUTNAM COUNTY, FL (WFLX) - During a Putnam County news brief at 3 p.m. Thursday, police would not confirm if Misty Croslin's cousin is a sexual predator. Misty is the 17-year old girlfriend of the father of missing Haleigh Cummings.

Update, THU 5 PM: Her cousing is being questioned, but he is still in Tennessee. His name was not released in the conference.

Police say Misty is back at the sheriff's office being re-interviewed. She will be going home, according to authorities.

Previously: The reward for information in the case of missing 5-year-old Haleigh Cummings now stands at $16,000. This after a $10,000 donation from an anonymous donor.

Cummings disappeared from her north Florida home more than a week ago. Putnam County investigators separately interviewed the child's father and mother Wednesday.

Haleigh's grandmother told police, the girl has a birthmark on the right side of her face near her mouth. She also has asthma and Turner's Syndrome.

Meanwhile, the 17-year-old girlfriend of that missing girl's father changes her story. "Front door. I went out the front door. I never went out the back door."

Misty Croslin, now, says she did go out on the front porch to smoke a cigarette the night 5-year-old Haleigh Cummings disappeared.

Investigators say there was no forced entry into the mobile home where Haleigh slept. And, now, Croslin admits she doesn't know how secure the doors really are.

Investigators are also looking into a tip that Croslin might not have even been home at the time the little girl vanished.