Grandma Marie Griffis says she wants her granddaughter, Haleigh Cummings back... and that the littler girl is her whole world.

Haleigh Ann Marie Cummings vanished from her Hermit's Cove home in Putnam Co., Florida sometime in the wee hours of Tuesday morning. She lives with her dad and his girlfriend. That girlfriend called police at 3:30 a.m. to report 5 year old Haleigh was not in her bed.

Putnam Co. Sheriff's Dept has told me they have questioned the dad (Ronald Cummings) and his girlfriend... plus pulled surveillance camera tapes and timesheets from the dad's job to make sure Cummings was at work as he has said.

They're also contacting some 26 Registered Sex Offenders in the area... as well as, searching for Haleigh near the St. John's River and wooded area near her mobile home park.

H-out, for now