Putnam County, FL – It’s been almost 7 months since Haleigh Cummings disappeared off the face of the earth. During that time, police have followed up on more than 4,000 leads – Haleigh’s dad, Ronald Cummings, married his 17-year-old girlfriend, Misty Croslin – Haleigh’s 6th birthday has come and gone. On August 18, Haleigh’s birthday, authorities announced they believe Haleigh was kidnapped by someone she knew. As of right now, Haleigh’s father, Ronald Cummings, and bio-mom, Crystal Sheffield, are not considered suspects. Ronald’s wife, however, is raising suspicion. Why? Because the girl couldn’t pass a polygraph test, or any other test, for that matter, to save her damn life. In an effort to clear her name, Misty contacted EquuSearch founder and director Tim Miller, and asked if he would administer a lie detector test. “She said she did not trust the cops and asked me if she could take a lie detector test or something,” Miller said. “I told her that was out of the realm of what we did, but this was something that she felt would be helpful, and so we arranged it. This is the first time I have ever been put in a position like this. It has ended with Misty not speaking to us. ” On August 19, the wheels were set in motion.

Misty Croslin-Cummings

Misty Croslin-Cummings

A polygraph was administered. Misty failed – miserably. In one of the polygraph questions, Misty is asked, “Have you intentionally withheld any information about Haleigh’s disappearance?” Her answer, “No.” According to the polygraph tech, that answer showed a deception rate of 99%. When asked if she knew the whereabouts of Haleigh, she answered, “No.” According to the polygraph tech, that answer indicated a 95% deception rate. You see where this is going? When questioned if she knew who took Haleigh, her answer was, “No.” But, that answer indicated a 46% deception rate. Upon learning the results of the polygraph, Misty asked to be hypnotized. Miller arranged and paid for the hypnosis and a voice analysis to be done. Though she asked for it, Misty was somewhat skeptical of the idea of hypnotism. “All I heard is that you can make someone say something they didn’t,” Misty informed the hypnotist. “They said that I may know the person that did it. I may know the person that did it, but I don’t know whether they came in my home. I never heard that they were coming to take Haleigh.” Private investigator T.J. Ward stated that “the attempt to hypnotize Misty failed because she seemed to be fighting going under.” Two down – one to go!

Moving on to the voice stress test, administered by Ward. “In my opinion, as to the results of the test, she knows something that occurred on the night of Feb. 9 and to Feb. 10 as far as Haleigh going missing,” Ward said. According to Ward, almost as soon as Misty’s lips started moving and sound started coming out, he could tell she was being deceptive. “The system works with involuntary changes of the voice and works off of stress, and I can see from pertinent questions and answers that she’s given me and her responses that not only was she not telling me the truth there was a lot of inaccuracies and there was a lot of things that she didn’t tell me completely that I can detect in the course of the test,” he said. And though the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office will neither confirm nor deny this, Ward stated that Misty had, indeed, failed the polygraph tests given to her at the police department as well. Interesting….

Let’s jump to August 28. According to several news sources, while Misty was undergoing and completely failing the battery of tests being administered, she made a comment that indicated she may know where to search for Haleigh. She told investigators they needed to double-check a patch of ground marked by a single plastic rose. “She said there was a place that was not searched very well and that we should look for a red rose, and she gave us the location,” said Steph Watts, who recorded the sessions for EquuSearch. “We went and we looked, and we found it, and the next day we took Putnam County investigators back there,” Watts said. “I don’t think they are going to dig where the rose is and find the body, but the fact that they went with us shows that they are following up on every lead.” EquuSearch is making plans to return to the area in the near future.

Misty’s voice analysis test:

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As always, we will update this story as more information is made available.

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