Archive for December, 2011
A question has arisen as to when was the last verified sighting of Haleigh. In the interview I did with Chelsea in August 2010 she talked briefly about Grandma Sykes bringing laundry over to the trailer on Green Lane. She also touches on the sleeping arrangements in the trailer on Green Lane.
The following is a transcription of an interview I conducted with Chelsea Croslin. As you may remember, Chelsea is married to Timmy Croslin, Misty’s brother. These are her words and I assume no liability for what she says or for her opinions.
Steve: So Monday, Ronald picks up Haleigh with Misty and they go back to the trailer and then the AC guy comes over and Tommy comes over late in the afternoon.
Chelsea: Yeah, Tommy came over.
Steve: Smoked a joint out front.
Chelsea: Yep, they were watching the kids do wheelies on their bikes.
Steve: Right, right, right.
Chelsea: And then supposedly Granny came over. A few hours after Tommy did.
Steve: Did Misty tell you that?
Chelsea: Um, well, not at first she didn’t but then it all started coming out with the media and with Granny saying that she had come over with clean folded laundry.
Steve: Uh huh.
Chelsea: Um, which that’s the thing, I think that Granny and Teresa probably know what happened to Haleigh that night too because why would they come over with folded clean laundry when Ronald had a washer and dryer at his own house. I mean yes, Teresa, or not Teresa but um, Granny would always match Haleigh’s outfits when laundry was done and they were in baskets. Granny would come over usually on the weekends, Saturday or Sunday and hang everything according to outfit. From shirt to belt to pants. Haleigh matched from top to bottom at all times. And it would be all on a hanger in the closet. In the closet would be outfits. Perfect matched outfits all the way across the closet. That way it would be easy for Misty to just grab an outfit, get her dressed in the mornings you know and take her to school. Well to the bus stop or wherever we took her that day. So, um, so yeah, Granny did do that part, but I don’t, Granny didn’t even have, as far as I know, I don’t even know if Granny has a washer and dryer in her house and if she does why would, why were they doing, that doesn’t make sense to me. Why would she be doing their laundry? And bring it home folded at that because there were no drawers in the house. And she just said on Nancy Grace like a month ago she brought home the folded laundry and put it away. Well why would you fold Haleigh’s laundry when Haleigh didn’t have a drawer in her house and no one had no drawers, everything was hung in closets?
Steve: So you had been in their trailer there…
Chelsea: Oh, yeah, many times.
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Steve: Let’s talk about the beds for a minute, ok? What were the sleeping arrangements?
Chelsea: Oh well, technically Haleigh you know had her own room and Junior had his. They had toddler size beds. Um.
Steve: They weren’t on the floor?
Chelsea: It is like crib mattresses up on the little plastic beds. Like Haleigh had like a I don’t know, I don’t remember if hers was princess or one of those little characters and Junior had the little boy one and they were inside of like tents. They had tents in their bedroom. Like a Dora tent was in her room and the Spiderman one was in his room and that was where their beds were. But they would just pull their mattresses off and usually throw them on the floor in the living room. And they would sleep side by side in the living room in front of the TV and that’ is where they would sleep pretty much every night. That is where I always saw them asleep. Um, you know or they would get in bed with Misty sometimes, but.
Steve: Misty and Ron had separate bedrooms?
Chelsea: They had their own bedroom. It was a three-bedroom house, yes. Everybody had their own room, but the kids usually ended up pulling their mattress into the living room because they didn’t have TV’s in their rooms. Um, and they, Ronald’s family was a lot more strict on them then obviously Misty was. Eight o’clock lights, no TV, no nothing. Everybody has to be asleep. And no kid in the world follows that. I mean no kid that I know follows that rule. I’m sure as heck none of our kids did. So, Misty would put the TV on because that’s the best way to make the kids fall asleep is to a movie you know. So, if somebody would come over or something like me and Misty would be like on the porch or something like that and if we seen like Granny or something like that pull up I would run inside like I was going to the bathroom and like shut off the TV and be like Granny is here and the kids would like throw the blankets over their heads and pretend like they were sleeping. Because you know, they knew that they would be in big trouble by Ronald if they got caught being awake after 8:00 pm. Ronald was always very strict on everything. And the kids were always very on edge with him they were always scared of getting in trouble. A yes ma’am, no ma’am, yes sir, no sir to everybody. That is how Haleigh and Junior spoke. I mean very, very well respected children. I couldn’t believe that a man raised them two kids the way that they were you know. They were very respectful. They were just, they are awesome kids they are, but they were always on edge of Ronald and they would be scared of anything that they could get themselves in trouble.
Steve: So it is very possible that, that night, I’m talking I guess that Monday night now right?
Chelsea: Yeah. Monday night.
Steve: Haleigh would have been in her bed and Ronald Junior in another bedroom in his bed?
Chelsea: Well, no because they usually didn’t sleep in their bedrooms. They like barely every, I mean like if they did sleep in their bedroom it was probably because one other them were in trouble and they got sent to their room and they fell asleep on their bed and they went to sleep in there. But otherwise they didn’t go to sleep in their rooms, I mean they always slept usually the mattresses were on the floor in the living room or sometimes they would go on the floor in Misty’s room and Misty would just lay in her bed and watch a movie and the kids would be on you know their beds. So that is why I’m like I can see Haleigh’s bed being where it was and.
Steve: Where was it?
Chelsea: On the side of Misty’s bed. There was a little toddler mattress right there. But I just don’t really get I mean see even that, I don’t know, because if Haleigh is gonna sleep on her bed then Junior’s mattress I would have think, I would have thought would have been in there too. He would have been on his. Why would he be in Misty’s bed but Haleigh not be in Misty’s bed like either they both would have been in the bed with her sleeping or they wouldn’t have, they both would have been on their own mattresses. It was never one or the other. Haleigh and Junior always needed to be near each other.
Steve: So sometimes you said that they would drag the mattress out into the living room and watch TV, right?
Chelsea: Yeah, well this night the mattress was drug into Misty’s bedroom but only one.
Steve: Well, I don’t know what the police report says about where the mattresses were…
Chelsea: Yeah, like the mattress was …
Steve: I saw the Nancy Grace thing.
Chelsea: Yeah, right against the wall right here.
Steve: Obviously that was days later and you don’t really know.
Chelsea: Yeah, you don’t really know where everything was that night.
So it seems the deeper we look into what happened the night Haleigh disappeared the more confusing things appear. In any investigation, the truth comes out though interviews of witnesses, physical facts/evidence and sometimes, if you’re lucky, confessions from subjects.