SATSUMA, Fla. (AP) - A teenager is disputing reports that she was sleeping beside a 5-year-old girl who vanished from her north Florida home.
Haleigh Cummings was last seen Monday night in her father's mobile home in a heavily wooded area north of Satsuma, about 70 miles north of Orlando. She was reported missing when her 25-year-old father returned home from work early Tuesday.
According to initial reports, the father's 17-year-old girlfriend, Misty Croslin, had been sleeping next to the girl. Croslin told reporters Thursday that she had been sleeping beside Haleigh's younger brother.
Croslin said Haleigh was in her own bed when the 17-year-old went to sleep. When Croslin awoke hours later, the teen said Haleigh "was gone."
Investigators are calling Haleigh's disappearance an abduction.