Chief detective refused report from mother’s advocate HaLeigh Cummings was alive

Nancy Grace guided events for missing child’s family

by Timothy Charles Holmseth on January 31, 2016 at 12:53 A.M.

Dominic Piscitello, the chief investigator in the HaLeigh Cummings kidnapping case refused to take a police report from Wayanne Kruger, Crystal Sheffield’s official advocate.

Kruger said she had information that HaLeigh was alive and knew who the missing child was with – but Piscitello didn’t want to hear it.

Captain Dominic Piscitello, Putnam County Sheriff's Office

The astonishing revelation regarding HaLeigh was revealed during telephone interviews between Kruger and investigative journalist Timothy Charles Holmseth.

The information is a bizarre odyssey involving Nancy Grace, the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office, and an FBI impersonator named John Regan that claimed to be an “undercover pervert” and “pastor” for the local police department.

Kruger said John Regan pressured her into posing for a photo with Crystal Sheffield, John Regan, and Jeremiah Regan.

Jeremiah Regan, Crystal Sheffield, Wayanne Kruger, John Regan

Kruger said John Regan wanted the photograph taken so he could show it to HaLeigh because HaLeigh was with him.

“I believe he wanted to take the picture so he could show HaLeigh – here’s your mom – here’s your mom,” Kruger said.

But according to Kruger, Piscitello went wild on the phone and refused to take her report.

Kruger said she had a very heated exchange with Piscitello.

“And then he asked me how did you - Marie even get here – I said Marie called Nancy Grace and Natisha Lance is the one that told her about me why don’t you ask her? Well why would she do that I go I don’t know why don’t you call Natisha Lance and ask her – I can tell you what Gloria Allred told me not to do. And that was not to go there because they’re all fucking drug addicts,” Kruger said. 

The revelations have tremendous implications regarding the fate of HaLeigh Cummings.

Kruger said she telephoned Piscitello at the direction of the Avondale, Arizona police department after HaLeigh’s mother, Crystal Sheffield, and Jeremiah Regan began calling her and blackmailing her to keep her mouth shut about what she knew.

She said she tried to provide the information to Piscitello but he went ballistic.

Kruger said the Avondale policed heard recordings left by Jeremiah Regan and Crystal Sheffield, and expressed their suspicion that Jeremiah Regan and his father, John Regan, could be involved in HaLeigh’s disappearance.

Piscitello’s reaction to Kruger’s attempts to provide information is odd, because she lived with HaLeigh’s mother for a period of time after HaLeigh vanished.

“I’m like dude, the police here told me to call you because it happened in Putnam County while I was on – with the family,” Kruger said.

On March 10, 2009, First Coast News reported:

Haleigh's Mother Obtains a Spokesperson and Seeks an Attorney
Posted By: Jessica Clark Created: 3/10/2009

SATSUMA, FL -- Haleigh's mother's side of the family has asked a spokesperson to help them.

Wayanne Kruger from Arizona has come to Satsuma, Florida to help Crystal Sheffield, Haleigh's mother, while the search for the missing five year old continues.

Kruger told First Coast News Sheffield's mother, Marie Griffis, sought her out.

 According to a private investigator named William Staubs, and Nancy Grace’s reporter on the Cummings kidnapping, Art Harris, Grace also hooked Ronald Cumming up with an attorney while he was under investigation. 


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