Petition wants case of Haleigh Cummings revisited

SATSUMA, Fla. — It's been five long years and there's still no sign of little Haleigh Cummings.

"Every year, every day, it never leaves your mind that somewhere, she's out there and somebody knows something. We know that somebody does and they just won't tell," said Annette Sykes, Cummings' great-grandmother.

Sykes said people not speaking up makes her feel as if Haleigh's case has been forgotten.

"We don't know where she is, how she is or who took her. Basically, we don't know anything," said Sykes.

Haleigh, who was 5 at the time, vanished from her Satsuma neighborhood in February 2009. Her family said they believe she was taken away from her bedroom in the the middle of the night.

But now people from across the U.S. and the world are trying to bring attention back to Cummings' case.

A petition has been sent to the Putnam County Sheriffs Office, asking deputies to revisit the case and start fresh. The petition has more than 1,000 signatures. Sykes said the petition could help bring some life to her great-granddaughter's case.

"To me, it's just phenomenal. We don't even know these people but yet they care enough," said Sykes.

Sykes said the Sheriff's Office isn't doing enough. The Sheriff's Office said it received a tip as recently as last week, but it wasn't anything that could forward the case. The Sheriff's Office told Action News deputies are aggressively working to find Haleigh. 
Cummings' family is still optimistic. 

"I hope that it causes somebody to do something to try to find our little girl. She deserves to be found," said Sykes.

If you know any information about this case you're asked to call the Sheriff's Office. The Sheriff's Office said they receive at least one tip a month on Haleigh's case.