* UPDATE: Casey Anthony Sentenced to 4 Years Minus Time Served: Jurors Felt Sick Over Verdict
Little Caylee Anthony’s remains have been positively, officially identified. Dr. Jan Garavaglia of the Orange-Osceola Medical Examiner’s Office ( “Dr. G”) made the announcement, saying:
“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.