Skip to comments.Missing Florida Girl's Family: Pedophile Cousin Took Haleigh Cummings
Posted on 02/21/2009 7:23:34 PM PST by kcvl
"What we've been told is that he's a sexual pedophile," said Haleigh's mother Crystal Sheffield. The child's grandmother, Teresa Neves, said Croslin described him as a "jerk" and she was worried.
"I couldn't tell you anything about him," a distraught Neves told reporters Friday, adding that she only knew of the cousin by his first name Joe. "I can't tell you how they could have taken her from a family that absolutely adores her."
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Why can't I get that banjo tune from Deliverance out of my head?
I have believed since the beginning that this would go back to the family. It started with the story that someone took the child from the same bed the girlfriend claimed to be sleeping in.
The father has another child (daughter) by another 17 year old girl friend (not the one he is shacking up with now).
I have learned to reserve judgment in cases like this. When that little girl, Danielle Van Dam disappeared and it came to light that her parents were swingers, I thought that there was too much attention on the neighbor. It was found out that the the night the girl disappeared, the parents had swingers at the house for an after bar party.
I am reserving judgment. The neighbor received the death penalty.
Then both the father and the cousin must be slaughtered. If I hear of something like this happening where I live, they better hope the cops catch them first.
Oh boy, we’ve got a real family of winners here.
The nogoodnik father’s nogoodnik girlfriend’s nogoodnik cousin is a prime “person of interest?”
Were the girl’s GRANDPARENTS even married to each other, let alone her parents?
It’s in chaotic, messed-up “families” like this where little children are most easily taken advantage of.
But I think we all knew that already.
I am leaning toward the dad too....
Family members told Channel 4 that a relative named Joe visited the Cummings’ home and left hours before Haleigh disappeared.
Friday morning, Croslin told Matt Lauer on the “Today Show” that she doesn’t trust that cousin and doesn’t know if he’s involved in Haleigh’s disappearance.
“He’s a criminal, pretty much,” Croslin said. “He’s been in trouble his whole life.”
Earlier in the day, Cummings’ girlfriend, Misty Croslin, was taken to the sheriff’s office once again for more questioning. Detectives have remained tight-lipped about what was discussed with the 17-year-old.
“I hope she’s telling the truth because my kids they love her. I hope she wouldnt do nothing to hurt them,” Sheffield said.
“One family member said a fight had taken place between Ron, the biological father, and Joe, the cousin, where Ron says, ‘No, that didn’t take place,’” Van Zandt said. “Evidently a gun disappeared from the house and it was found in a ditch later.”
Van Zandt said, typically, investigators try to rule out immediate family as suspects first before branching outside of the home. But he said, in this case, it appears that authorities are looking at both at the same time.
Lord God, please rescue this precious child.
Many fathers have hit their girls before. It’s (most of the time) called discipline.
Still can’t figure out how they left that child alone to go to dinner...bizzare.
How many fathers do you know who have given their girls a black eye?!
None, but I do know of fathers that spank their young daughters.
So do I.
I don’t call giving a daughter a black eye ‘discipline’.
I watched video of the Dad online. He had what looked like a bandaid on the left side at the bottom of his hairline on the back of his head/neck. I wondered if he’d been in a fight. It was odd.
Have worked on to many cases of child abuse and family murder with the County Attys.
People don’t know the half of it when it comes to what
is done to the children