Investigators receive new lead in Haleigh Cummings case, tipster found to be not credible

A potential bombshell development materialized Monday in the 2009 Haleigh Cummings case.

Action News Jax has confirmed that a new tip came in from someone who says they know where the missing Putnam County girl's body can be found.

Action News Jax has also confirmed The Putnam County Sheriff's Office actively pursued this new lead, but the tipster was later determined not to be credible.

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The lead came from the Metropolitan Nashville (Tennessee) Police Department on Monday. A tipster told police he knew where Cummings' body could be found, and provided an address.

Nashville police contacted the the Putnam County Sheriff's Office with the information. The Putnam County Sheriff's Office told Action News Jax that they later determined that the tipster was not credible.

The disappearance of Haleigh Cummings has been one of the most heartbreaking mysteries Northeast Florida has ever seen.

Cummings was 5 years old when, on Feb. 10, 2009, she disappeared from the home she shared with her father Ronald Cummings and his girlfriend Misty Croslin. 

There was rampant speculation at the time as to what happened — and who may have been involved.

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Action News Jax can tell you that during the initial investigation, one of the people who was questioned was a family member of Misty Croslin. That family member now lives near Nashville.

Even though a body has never been found, the Putnam County Sheriff's Office has declared Haleigh dead.

If you have any information about the Haleigh Cummings case, contact the Putnam County Sheriff's Office at 386-329-0800.


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