by Timothy Charles Holmseth
An entire billboard dedicated to the missing child HaLeigh Cummings stands along the Florida Turnpike where motorists can’t miss the little girl’s image.
Donald Knop, Florida, worked for Crystal Sheffield as a law staffer and quasi private investigator during the search for Sheffield’s daughter HaLeigh in the spring of 2009 – he saw the sign and decided to take a photo.
The massive investment into HaLeigh testifies that law enforcement in Florida believes HaLeigh is alive and can be found.
Public concern continues to grow regarding various individuals that have been contacting case witnesses and making threats; demanding witnesses stop saying HaLeigh is alive.
The behavior and activities of Levi Page, Tennessee, are reportedly being investigated by law enforcement. Page has been harassing case witnesses that say the missing child is alive, and appears to be on a personal mission with another to convince the public the child is deceased.
The FBI, FDLE, and Putnam County Sheriff’s Office all seek information from the public, and publish Amber Alerts declaring HaLeigh as Missing and Endangered.
Maria Burgun, Florida, has met with the Southern District FBI and provided them names of who she believes they need to talk to regarding who took HaLeigh. Burgun believes money she borrowed out for a business endeavor was used to finance the events surrounding HaLeigh’s abduction.
Burgun’s brother, Edward Boyle, Florida, said he was repeatedly contacted by Page via social networking. Boyle said Page, a complete stranger, wanted to be friends. “I said ‘listen here Cinderella, you’re no friend of mine,'” Boyle said, noting he is suspicious of Page.
Knop said he has not lost hope they will find HaLeigh, and even offered a small glimpse of his thoughts on the ongoing investigation.
“Protected people are protected people until they’re not,” Knop said.