Friday, February 13, 2009

Adji Desir and Haleigh Cummings – More Florida Children Go Missing

Adji Desir has been missing from his Immokalee, Florida home since January 10, 2009. The young Haitian boy left his home to play with neighborhood kids and was last seen at 5:30pm.

Adji is 3 feet tall and weighs about 45 pounds, with short black hair and dark eyes. He is developmentally disabled and functions on the level of a 2-year-old. Adji knows and understands his name, but cannot speak it. Adji also understands Creole.

Collier County Sheriff's Office, the FBI, and hundreds of volunteers have been searching for the boy. The ground search was called off on January 18 after a 216-square-mile area was searched.

Over 250 tips have been received and while many are still being investigated, none have led to any solid evidence.

At this point, the task force doesn’t know if they are looking at abduction, or if Adji wandered off and just disappeared.

After all this time, I have to believe if Adji only wandered off, someone would have spotted the youngster by now.

- She has long blonde hair, twinkling eyes, and a smile so bright it hurts.

The 5-year-old kindergartener, Haleigh Cummings, disappeared early Tuesday morning from her home in Satsuma, Florida.

Haleigh was put to bed by her father, Ronald Cummings, 25, about 10 p.m. Monday before he left for work. His 17-year-old girlfriend, Misty Croslin, noticed Haleigh was missing about 3:30 a.m. Tuesday.

Croslin told a 911 dispatcher, "I just woke up and my back door is open, and I can't find my daughter." She also told the dispatcher she had been sleeping and the door was not open when she went to sleep, but found it propped open with a brick. There did not appear to be a forced entry into the home.

44 sex offenders live in a 5-mile radius of Cummings'. All have been contacted by law enforcement since Haleigh disappeared.

Both Cummings and Croslin deny having any involvement in the disappearance and both have passed polygraphs.

A massive search by law enforcement officers, Texas EquuSearch, Kidfinders, Leonard Padilla’s team, and hundreds of volunteers resumes today.

George Anthony, Josh Duckett and Mark Lunsford are offering support to the family of the little missing girl.

Adji Sources

Sun Sentinel

Anderson Cooper 360

Haleigh Sources




Anonymous said...

Adji looks like he's in terrible emotional pain. I hate to see kids looking like that. I don't understand why some people in this world have such tragic things happen to them.

Anonymous said...

where is biological mom of Haleigh?

Anonymous said...

I am hoping that maybe it's a misunderstanding and these children wandered off and they found really nice caring families, and for some reason didn't want to go back to where they came from, but the odds are not in favor of that. So we have to look at the awful reality that someone probably wanted to hurt these kids. I am so sick of people who want to hurt kids. When they find these freaks forget the trial and give them the same treatment. People who hurt kids deserve every punishment they get in life! No child anywhere should have to be prey to scum!