Authorities scale back search for missing Fla girl

SATSUMA, Fla. (AP) - Authorities 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 dismantled.

Putnam County Sheriff's officials said they sent about 50 officers Monday to a wooded area that had not previously been searched after receiving a tip on Haleigh Cummings' disappearance, but nothing was found. That agency has since scaled back and will now search in strategic places if they receive tips, saying searching the same areas repeatedly is not feasible.

Volunteer group Texas EquuSearch suspended their efforts to find the little girl who disappeared 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.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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