It’s been a week since 5-year-old Haleigh Cummings disappeared from her home.
The massive, 5-mile area ground search by hundreds of volunteers, including Tim Miller of Texas EqquSearch, has been suspended and the volunteers have pulled out.
"It's frustrating," Chief Deputy Rick Ryan of the Putnam County Sheriff's Department said. Police encouraged the family to remain hopeful little Haleigh will be found alive.
On Monday, the family pleaded for search teams to stay and continue to search for their missing daughter.
"I encourage anyone who wants to help me to look for my daughter to come back and help me look," said Cummings.
Authorities stress they haven’t given up searching for Haleigh. They have received more than 500 tips to follow-up on and that is why the command center has been moved from a trailer in Satsuma to the county offices in Palatka. The move gives investigators greater access to computers, phone lines, and resources.
Many of the leads have been have been investigated, but so far, authorities have come up empty handed.
Haleigh's mother, father, his girlfriend, and extended family members have been re-interviewed.
Authorities are now focusing on reviewing and confirming witness statements as well as establishing a timeline around Haleigh’s disappearance.