Florida Police Hunt for Missing 5-Year-Old

Girl was most likely taken from her bed, authorities say
By Ambreen Ali,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 11, 2009 3:42 PM CST
Florida Police Hunt for Missing 5-Year-Old
Police are finding the locations of 44 registered sex offenders living in a five-mile radius of Cummings' home.   (AP Photo/Putnam County Sheriff's Office, HO)

A 5-year-old girl is missing in Florida, and police say she was most likely abducted from her trailer home in rural Florida, CNN reports. Her father's girlfriend reported Haleigh Cummings missing at 3 am yesterday, seven hours after reportedly putting her to bed. Police are treating everyone they interview—including the separated parents and 44 nearby sex offenders—as suspects, and plan to use infrared technology to continue the search tonight. (Read more missing child stories.)

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