Search for Fla. missing girl scales back

February 16, 2009 4:25:07 PM PST
Authorities in north Florida have scaled back their search for a missing 5-year-old girl who vanished from her home last week and a volunteer search group has ended its efforts.

Putnam County Sheriff's officials said they sent about 50 officers Monday to an area that had not previously been searched after receiving a tip on Haleigh Cummings' disappearance, but nothing was found. The agency has since scaled back its search. Meanwhile, volunteer group Texas EquuSearch has suspended its efforts to find the little girl who disappeared early Tuesday.

Haleigh's parents are divorced. She was being watched by her father's 17-year-old girlfriend, Misty Croslin, when she vanished from his home.

Authorities are treating Hayleigh's disappearance as an abduction.


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