Caylee Marie Anthony’s memorial was finally held yesterday, a heartbreaking service for a slain little angel. Rest In Peace, Caylee Marie. You are home.
New reports this evening in the Caylee Anthony homicide case…the state of Florida believes that Caylee’s death was not an accident, that the duct tape was intentionally placed over the child’s mouth, and that Caylee was killed in June. The tests have now been run on Caylee’s hair found at the scene, and it matches the hair found in the trunk of Casey’s car. This directly places Caylee’s body in the trunk of the car. Evidence points to Casey killing little 2 year-old Caylee intentionally, and alone.
Sources also say investigators have established a time frame of death that dates back to June, according to reports returned by forensic botanists and entomologists. They were brought in to analyze the terrain and insect growth where Caylee’s remains were found. Biological growth was found growing up through the skeleton, and bug evidence was also analyzed. These insect and botanical studies can pinpoint how long the body was there at the crime scene with amazing accuracy. The Oak Ridge National Laboratory (The Body Farm) said that there was 2.6 days of human decomposition evident in Casey’s trunk.
A hair which showed signs of decomposition was also found in the trunk. Sources said the hair matches hair taken from Caylee’s remains. Investigators believe the time frame coupled with other evidence- the duct tape found over the mouth of Caylee’s skull, high levels of chloroform detected in the trunk and cell phone pings from Anthony’s phone that place her near the crime scene in mid-June…points only to Casey as the killer. Officials now firmly believe that Casey acted intentionally, and alone.
Casey and her mother Cindy had a huge fight the night of June 15th, when Cindy confronted Casey about money she had stolen from the family. Cindy reportedly was so angry she put her hands around Casey’s throat. Casey took Caylee and left the house, and that was the last time anyone saw Caylee alive. Casey always had an animosity with her mother. Additionally, Casey’s boyfriend at the time told police that he’d told Casey he didn’t want to have female children; that he wanted sons.
Motive doesn’t have to be proven to convict someone of murder. Premeditated or not, Casey committed aggravated child-abuse towards Casey. Sources said although a cause of Caylee’s death may never be known, Casey will be convicted based on extremely strong evidence. This means there must have been significant evidence of Casey being at the crime scene where Caylee was found…fingerprints, DNA, possibly other definitive, forensic evidence.
Orange County Florida authorities conducted a second search of George and Cindy Anthony’s house today, one day after the sad news was announced that little Caylee Anthony WAS dead, via homicide. This was the only home Caylee had ever known, she lived there with her grandparents and (sociopath) mom Casey, who is charged with her murder.
Investigators cleared the crime scene where Caylee’s remains were found, just around the corner from the Anthony home. Right after the crime scene was cleared, detectives served another search warrant. Sheriff’s spokesman Captain Nieves said that the search was a result of additional clues that had been found at the crime scene. A “very well coordinated strike”, is how Fox News’ Phil Keating characterized the happenings.
CSI vans and detectives descended upon the house. Immediately, onlookers followed, walking from the crime scene to the house, and watching the search unfold from the street. em>Something new found at the scene gave them probable cause to conduct the 2 hour search, and it probably wasn’t bone-related. Search warrants must be very specific. Whatever authorities found, it was likely something small…they’ve combed the crime scene for over a week on their hands and knees. Snarkista hopes it keeps Casey from sleeping at night in her cell.
“With regret I am here to inform you that the remains found on December 11th are those of missing Caylee Anthony. The ID was made by nuclear DNA, performed by the FBI lab in Quantico, Va. The remains have been retained at the morgue in Orlando. The remains are completely skeletonized, no soft tissue, no trauma to the bones. Toxicology will continue on bones and hair, but will not be definitive on cause of death. The manner of death in this case is HOMICIDE, and will be listed as homicide by undetermined means.”
Sheriff Kevin Beary, Director Joyce Dawley of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, Dr. Jan Garavaglia of the Orange-Osceola Medical Examiner’s Office, Special agent Steven Ibison of the Federal Bureau of Investigations and Orange County Chief Ron Stucker were all present. The press conference stage was set with a huge picture of Caylee.
Dr. G would not discuss the particulars of the case, but commended all of the investigators and crime scene workers for a superb job. She said that some of the bones were tiny, that a child’s skeleton has many more bones than an adult skeleton. Her report will not be released until the toxicology is finished.
Sheriff Beary said that he could not discuss the evidence that was found at the scene, because of an agreement with the prosecutors. He acknowledged it has been a long, expensive case, but that you can’t put a price tag on finding a little child. He said the meter reader who found the remains has been cooperative, and was doing what a good citizen would have done.
Kelly Kwas of the Orange County Government said the water meter-reader who discovered the remains will make a statement at the county administration building at 201 Rosalind Avenue in Orlando at 3:30 p.m. The meter reader, Roy Kronk, had called in tips to the authorities 3 times in August before finding the remains. He is not considered a suspect, but authorities are investigating the responses by officials to his previous calls.
Casey Anthony, Caylee’s 22 year old mother has already been charged with Caylee’s murder, and has been rotting sitting in the Orange County Jail. Her attorney, Jose Baez headed over to the jail about an hour ago to be with her during the press conference. Reportedly, Casey was informed of the findings before the announcement.
The location where the remains were found is the exact same place where Casey buried her pets when they would die. How telling that sociopath Casey doesn’t see any difference between her daughter and a PET. Evidence at the scene has been linked to items in the Anthony home. It has been confirmed that clothes (a small bathing suit and dress) were found with the remains inside the garbage bag, and that Caylee’s sheets were taken from the Anthony home when it was searched the evening of the 11th and morning of the 12th.
Investigators are still sifting through the crime scene, and the scene is continuing to be meticulously combed. It is only about a quarter mile from the Anthony house. and they are still finding “additional items.” We already know that many more small bones have been found, and that a picture from the crime scene seemed to show a book that looked very similar to one Caylee was shown reading in a home video. Orange County Sheriff spokesman Angelo Nieves said, “we continue to sift through the location,” he said, adding it has grown to more than half an acre. Various experts for the state are being flown in to examine the scene. An anthropologist and an entomologist have been involved in the investigation as well.
It was revealed by WFTV that Casey’s friend Amy Huizenga sent a Facebook message to her in late May, saying “You lost my duct tape- I was excited to have so much left. That’s what I get for giving you my purse.”
Once investigators have completed their investigation of the site, the defense team representing 22-year-old Casey Anthony must be granted access by the owner of the vacant lot before they can complete their own investigation.
Grandparents George and Cindy Anthony have requested full immunity, have admitted to making “conflicting statements”, and are prepared to make a NEW statement via their attorney. Somehow I don’t see this idea going very far. George and Cindy could easily be charged with several counts of obstruction of justice. They MAY know the entire story, though, so it will be interesting to see if they are granted immunity from prosecution. And where the hell is Casey’s brother Lee? Dude has been totally AWOL, and has refused to be fingerprinted and to take a polygraph.
This family puts the FUNK in Dysfunctional. It is so toxic that a little girl lost her life. The JAIL called for a pastor to visit Casey the other day, not Casey herself. He said that she needs prayer. Indeed. The pastor tried to visit Casey today. Casey chose not to take the call, and instead spent the time with her attorney.
One of the 171 photos released Thursday by investigators shows a slight opening in the brush — and what appears to be a hard-cover book.
On a day filled with developments in the case of missing toddler Caylee Marie Anthony, including news that the man who discovered human remains last week called in the same tip three times in August, a single photograph brought forth as many questions as it answered.
Did investigators searching a wooded area for skeletal remains possibly also find a book that Caylee liked to read?
One of the 171 photos released Thursday by investigators shows a slight opening in the brush, and what appears to be a hard-cover book. To some observers, that object appears similar to a book that Caylee is seen reading on a video made by her grandparents, the last visual evidence of the toddler before she was reported missing in July.
Sheriff’s Capt. Angelo Nieves said he had not seen the crime-scene photos and could not comment on their content. He said he would not ask investigators about the photo.
Forensic results from tests done on the remains are expected to be released at any time.
Source: Orlando Sentinel
Photos from the site where remains found thought to be Caylee Anthony’s
Just breaking now, a bombshell twist in the case of missing tot Caylee Anthony. Captain Angelo Nieves of the Orange County Police department revealed that the utility worker who discovered remains in a bag a week ago, called in tips 3 TIMES in August. All of the tips were for the location where he eventually found the skeletal remains. Incredibly, Captain Nieves says that there is nothing suspicious about the worker, and that he is not a person of interest in this case.
Captain Nieves said that they have not even fingerprinted the worker. â€œHe is not a suspect in this case,â€ Nieves said early Thursday evening. â€œHe is a credible witness and we consider him so at the Orange County Sheriffâ€™s Office.â€ Last week, the story was, that the worker had gone into the wooded, vacant lot near the Anthony home to relieve himself. Today, the story is that he was “curious”. This case gets stranger and stranger. This man may have no culpability at all in this case, and no accusation of such has been made. But twice, when he called authorities, they responded and the “site was cleared”.
Was this bad work by whomever “cleared” the site? Did this man help Casey Anthony? Is this some other poor little girl’s remains? Was the worker just seeing if anyone had followed up on his tip when he found the remains? This is a densely vegetated site. Still, very, very unusual stuff going on. The defense may have a field day with this, especially since investigators have not allowed them to have any access to the site.
Authorities are expected to release the results of forensic tests on the remains at any time now. New photos of the crime scene are posted here at the Orange County Sheriff’s Website.
Bombshell news as Orlando media sources are reporting that the skeletal remains of a small child have been found near the home of Casey Anthony, charged in the murder of her daughter Caylee. They were found about 10-15 houses away in a wooded, vacant lot. The remains ARE very probably those of littleCaylee Anthony, according to news sources. Everything seems to fit. There are no other small children missing anywhere in the area. The Sheriff has just said that this is now a top priority for the lab, and that they will work through the weekend if necessary.
Sheriff’s spokesman Jim Solomons said the remains were found around 9:30 ET. in the area of S. Chickasaw Trail and Suburban Drive by a utility worker. The location is less than 1/4 mile from the Anthonys’ home on Hopespring Drive. A meter-reader, who was about 20 yards into the woods when he found the remains. The utility worker picked up a bag and a skull rolled out of it. Residents said duct tape was found around the skull; local Fox news is reporting that the duct tape was around the mouth as well as the bag. “Because of the proximity to the Anthony home, this is a very significant find,” Solomons said. Three-year-old Caylee Marie Anthony has been missing since mid-June, but mom Casey didn’t report her being gone for almost a month. Casey Anthony is in jail, charged with Caylee’s murder.
Orange County Sheriff’s Office patrol cars are blocking Suburban Drive at Hopespring Drive. A section of woods near the intersection is blocked off with yellow crime tape. It is maybe a 4 minute walk from the Anthony home. Captain Angelo Nieves of the sheriff’s office said forensic detectives are inspecting the remains. He will only say the FBI is on the scene, that they are recovering the remains, and working with the medical examiner’s office to ID the body. Every indication, however, is that Caylee Anthony has been found. The area had reportedly been searched before, but is steep and often is swampy and has not been able to be searched recently. Remember, Casey Anthony had said that she “felt like Caylee was nearby.”
Geraldo Rivera is reporting that his sources say the remains ARE Caylee’s, and that the authorities have determined the remains are of a little girl, the correct size as 3 year-old Caylee. He says it appears that the plastic bag that the remains were found in…which could be matched to bags seized from the Anthony home, was sealed with duct tape. Geraldo’s sources inside the case said that “This is not a false alarm, there is every indication that this is the body of Caylee Anthony. The anthropologicals are in, and they match. There is every indication that this is Caylee Anthony.” He thinks that prosecutors could put the death penalty back as an option for Casey Anthony, depending upon the results of the forensics and cause of death.
Duct tape can be a great way to preserve forensic evidence. The adhesive side is an excellent preserver of fingerprints. This will be a treasure-trove of forensic evidence. Also, if Caylee had ever been to the dentist, an immediate ID can be made, and also the height of the child will be very telling. DNA tests will take a few days. Any clothing that could be in the bag will also help with identifying the remains. There still will be the question of how the child died. Forensic examiners can sample the air in the bag for chloroform, which has been suggested as the means of murder in Caylee’s mom Casey Anthony’s case.
The manner of death will be crucial in this case. If the duct tape is on her mouth, it would indicate a planned murder. If Caylee suffered, then you have Capital Murder, where the death penalty is not only an option, but arguably a must. If the death was caused by illegally imposed by chloroform, it could be Second Degree Murder.
Tim Miller of Texas Equusearch- who has conducted extensive searches for Caylee, got a call saying “Tim, it looks like we got her.” Tim says he’s hearing from his sources in the Orange County Sheriff’s department that they are remains found in a garbage bag, that they feel that it is Caylee, it will take a bit for positive ID. That is an area Tim’s group searched, but there was a lot of water at the time, conditions weren’t favorable at the time. It wasn’t an area they could search earlier in the year. It is near the “cell tower ping” area identified by traces on tot mom Casey’s cellphone. Tim Miller says he hopes that the remains are Caylee’s, and he hopes this part of the tragedy is over.
Sheriff’s Deputies are at the Anthony home right now, and no one is being allowed inside. It is now being considered a crime scene. George and Cindy Anthony are coming back from taping a show in California, and son Lee Anthony was watching the home. Again, no one is being allowed inside the home, except for the authorities.
Casey Anthony’s attorney, Jose Baez, is reportedly at the jail right now with Casey, and has said he will not make a statement on this matter until the remains are positively identified. He was granted a motion today to delay the trial until March. He apparently sped back to the jail when the news broke, presumably to keep her silent. Stay tuned, Snarkfood’s updating this story here.