Police dig on family farm

In what police are calling routine follow-up, investigators, dogs and divers searched the Mud Lake Road property of the family of missing 5-year-old Haleigh Ann-Marie Cummings who disappeared from her Satsuma, Fla., home in February.“It was something that had been in the works, not like there had been a tip or anything,” Brannan said.Investigators from the Baker and Putnam County Sheriff’s Office and members of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement as well as divers from the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office and private cadaver dogs from Osceola County searched the home and property of Marie Griffis and Crystal Sheffield on Friday.A couple of farm ponds were also searched.According to police, follow-up interviews with family members revealed that some animals had been buried on the property within the last three weeks, and the family wanted police to be aware of the newly dug sites.
“It’s a working farm,” Brannan said. “When an animal dies they have to either bury it or drag it out into the woods.”Haleigh, who vanished on the night of February 10 after being put to bed by her father’s then-girlfriend, had been the focus of an intense search in the weeks following her disappearance.Though more than 4,000 leads have been received, police have no clear indication of what may have led to the little girl’s disappearance or her current whereabouts.

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