The Nancy Grace Show is reporting that two cinder blocks have been pulled from the Saint John’s River. Misty Croslin originally said that the back door of Ronald Cumming’s home was propped open with a cinder block the night Haleigh went missing.
In addition, according to the Grandmother of Misty Croslin and “Cousin Joe,” Misty told her that Joe took a cinder block type of brick, tied it to a yellow rope, and then wrapped it around Haleigh’s neck. Allegedly, Haleigh was then thrown into the river. The grandmother stated that ‘Misty, Tommy and Joe committed terrible crimes.’ According to Misty, Joe also held a knife to her and threatened her with death if she told anyone. Chelsea Croslin, the sister-in-law of Misty Croslin, says she believes Joe is responsible but not Misty and Tommy.
The story from Misty and Tommy Croslin, is that “Cousin Joe” came to steal one of Ronald Cumming’s guns. When Joe discovered that the gun was missing, he allegedly freaked out and took Haleigh instead.
Now who believes this story? I find it pretty difficult to believe that a guy would steal a child and kill her in a river just because he couldn’t get his hands on the gun he had intended on stealing. In my mind, the only thing that might corroborate this scenario is that Ronald Cummings said that night to Misty, ‘You let my little girl get stole.’ Never mind the bad grammer, why would he use the word “stole?” Why not say taken or kidnapped? If Misty told Ronald the gun story, Ronald might have used the word “stole” in a sort of Freudian slip.
However, the story seems contrived doesn’t it? Did Misty kill Haleigh by accident and concoct this story to frame Joe so that she could make a plea deal on the drug charges? Is Tommy going along with it to also cut a deal? I don’t know, the gun story could be true but it doesn’t ring true. Maybe once more details come out it will make more sense.
As of this post, Cousin Joe is not considered a suspect in this case.