Satsuma, Florida (AP)-An intensive search in on Tuesday evening in the northwestern section of Florida as authorities look for a missing 5-year old Putnam County girl.
More than 100 officers have been deployed through a seven county area as they look for Haleigh Ann-Marie Cummings. The little 3-foot tall, 39 pounds tyke went missing from her home around 3:30 AM.
Haleigh, who lives with her dad and his girlfriend, was put to bed late Monday night around 10 PM, but her dad did not find her this morning when he arrived home from his 3rd shift job.
Local, state and federal agents set up a command post in the town of Satsuma earlier today after an Amber Alert was issued. This evening a news briefing was held to explain the latest on the search.
Officials have used helicopters in the air, as well as blood hounds on the ground, as they methodically searched the banks of the nearby St. Johns River.
Putnam County Sheriffs Investigator John Merchant says a decision was made early on in this missing case to deploy a massive amount of manpower to scour the area as much as possible to find the little girl.
Officials say there are no signs the child was forcefully removed from her bedroom, but arriving police did find a slightly opened door at the home.
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