EXCLUSIVE: MISTY CUMMINGS SPEAKS OUT; RONALD CUMMINGS FILES FOR DIVORCE
She’s not “in hiding,” she’s not “on vacation” and she’s certainly not “running from the law.” Tonight, I had the chance to speak directly with Misty Cummings. She talked to me exclusivley, and she wants to begin to clear a few things up. Misty is reluctant to speak because she is concerned of the repercussions from the Cummings family, and what she refers to as “the twisting of her words in the media.” It’s being reported on cable news, (and in Misty’s defense, she is taking a beating every night on the networks, in particular Nancy Grace), that she has “run off” or “is on vacation” and refused to speak to police. Well, tonight I have learned that Misty did go to Orlando with a friend and, before they left, they stopped by the Putnam County Sherrif’s Dept. to check in. Misty claims she told the police where they were going, even giving them the address and phone numbers of where she can be reached in case anything breaks in the case, or they need to reach her. Misty needed to get away from the goings on in Satsuma as she grips with the news that her marriage to Ronald is over. I have learned exclusively, and Misty confirmed for me, that Ronald has filed for divorce. “It because of my family” Misty told me.
Perhaps it is the best thing for her, as she struggles with constantly being pressured to tell the truth about what happened that night, when she insists that she is telling the truth. I have promised to let her tell her side of the story, and clear up any discrepancies that are out there, and perhaps shed a little more light on what happened the night little Haleigh disappeared.
Perhaps now more than ever, no one wants closure to this nightmare more than Misty. And perhaps now because certain people involved in this case are now safe, and away from what they perceived as a dangerous situation, they will feel better about coming forward. And perhaps now, with this new development and the camps (families) involved divided, the focus of the investigation, and the media attention, will shift back to finding Haleigh. Stay tuned. This is the first in a series of interviews I will be conducting with Misty and posting over the next few days.