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Investigators: Girl's disappearance was abduction

SATSUMA, Fla. (AP) - Investigators say they're treating the disappearance of a 5-year-old north Florida girl as an abduction.

Haleigh Cummings was last seen Monday night in her father's mobile home in Satsuma. The rural community is about 70 miles north of Orlando.

Putnam County Sheriff's Office Major Gary Bowling says there's no longer any reason to believe Haleigh wandered away. Bowling says there's no evidence of Haleigh near her home.

Haleigh was reported missing when her father returned home from work early Tuesday. His girlfriend had woken up and discovered the child was missing.

Authorities have searched Haleigh's neighborhood house-to-house and divers have probed the St. Johns River.

Major Gary Bowling says volunteer groups may begin searching nearby areas of thick vegetation Thursday.


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