Family remembers Haleigh Cummings 4 years after her disappearance

Sunday marks 4 years to the day since Haleigh went missing

Published On: Feb 10 2013 06:30:52 PM EST   Updated On: Feb 11 2013 06:40:49 AM EST
Haleigh Cummings age progression photo at age 8
PUTNAM COUNTY, Fla. -

The family of Haleigh Cummings gathered Sunday to honor their beloved 5-year-old exactly four years to the day she disappeared.

The vigil was held at the home of Haleigh's great grandmother, Annette Sykes, in Satsuma.

Agencies from all across the country have searched for Haleigh, but haven’t been able to find real clues on what happened to the little girl.

The pain hasn't gone away for Haleigh Cummings' grandmother, Teresa Neves.

"I can't believe that we're standing here again. It's been 4 years,” said Neves. "There's not a day that goes by that I don't miss Haleigh and wonder who took her and what kind of person he would have to be to take such a sweet little angel."

Haleigh would be 9-years-old now. Family members say each day since she disappeared in 2009 from her Satsuma home has been hard, and not having answers brings no rest.

Haleigh Cummings Vigil "There's never a day, there's never a minute or a second that we're not thinking about Haleigh. She never leaves our mind,” said Sykes.

"I feel like Putnam County has let our family down. They're just putting her as a statistic again on the wall. Well, she's not one of those statistics,” said Haleigh’s aunt, Linda Frank.

Haleigh's family remained hopeful at the vigil Sunday, lighting purple candles to represent their faith. They gathered to share their prayers through tears, and begged for someone to bring them answers about what happened to their little girl.

"I believe in miracles and I believe god is true to his word.  And she'll come back. Somebody's gonna have to say something,” said Sykes.

Neves offered the following message for her granddaughter: "We miss you Haleigh and we can’t wait for you to come home.”