Forensic Expert Gives Possibilties in the Haleigh Cumming's Case
Friends and family of missing Haleigh Cummings have been looking for answers for over a year, and yesterday they got some. Investigators wrapped up a three day search of the St. John's River and even though they did not find her... they now believe that the little girl is dead.
During the search, they collected several items of interest. They have not said whether those items are related to Haleigh's case or not, but those items were sent to FDLE labs for analysis.
Investigators are even using forensic experts from the University of Florida. For that reason they are unable to comment on the case but Dr. John Williams of Western Carolina University us it is very unlikely Haleigh's body would be intact after all this time.
"The body may not, even in fact, if it's in water still be relatively in tact, even if there is not a lot of direct decomposition in water, the connective tissue will disintegrate," said Williams.
Williams stresses he does not know any information related to Haleigh Cumming's case, but he does say it could take weeks or months to retain any information from a corpse.
Police will not release to the public what "items" of interest were found in saint johns river, but do say they have a "person of interest" in the case.
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