SATSUMA, Fla. – Nearly three weeks after 5-year-old Haleigh Cummings disappeared from her bed in the middle of the night, her family said dealing with the pain is becoming increasingly difficult.
Putnam County investigators have followed thousands of leads, but the family told Channel 4 that authorities said they are no closer to finding Haleigh than they were the morning of Feb. 10 -- the day an Amber Alert was issued.
"He point-blank told us: 'We have no clues,'" Marie Griffis, Haleigh's material grandmother, said about the family's latest briefing from a Putnam County investigator.
Volunteers from across the state continue to arrive in Satsuma offering to help the family. Some searched the area around Haleigh's house Saturday on horseback. Others came simply to talk and pray with the family.
While media attention has not always been the family's liking, it realizes that keeping Haleigh's story in the public eye is its best hope to find her.
Saturday night Haleigh was featured on the Fox TV show "America's Most Wanted." Her relatives are hopeful that the broadcast will reach people who don't normally watch the news.
Relatives continue to believe that the girl is alive, and they have a message for anyone who might know where Haleigh could be.
"Whoever might have Haleigh, please just take her somewhere," Griffis said. "Call 911 and say 'I'm dropping this child off her,' and drop her off and go."
Anyone who has any information that could help find Haleigh is asked to call Crimestoppers at 888-277-TIPS.