Caylee Anthony Missing: Cindy Anthony Defends Casey and Attacks Texas EquuSearch, Law Enforcement and Search on Nancy Grace (9/2/08)
If anyone wanted to know why the public reaction has become so negative toward the Anthony family in Orlando, they need look no further than the comments from Cindy Anthony below. Every one is to blame except for the very person who should be. Now we are to blame for Caylee’s death?
Cindy Anthony: So, you know, I`m not surprised that a lot of people aren`t showing up to search the woods, because a lot of people don`t believe that she`s out in the woods, that she`s buried. They believe that she`s alive and breathing. And that`s what we need to do is look for a little girl that`s out there, you know, maybe at a restaurant or a store or a park or whatever.
And if we continue to, you know, look at evidence that hasn`t been verified like your forensics specialist said, none of this has been verified. You guys are going to put the coffin — Caylee in a coffin because eventually something is going to happen to her if we don`t find her.
CINDY ANTHONY: I`m the one that called Tim Miller and actually someone told me about him three or four weeks ago. (That someone who she is referring to is none other than our own Dana Pretzer hears HERE at the 47:00 on an Aug. 6th program.) And I thought all he did was body searches, you know, after, you know, people had been deceased or if you knew a specific area.And I waited until the urging last week, again, (This urging was from phone calls that I had with Larry Garrison asking why the family would not use all resources to find Caylee) from several people to call him because they said, no, he can do, you know, live searches, too. So Tim came out here with the understanding that, you know, we believe that Caylee is alive and that we wanted him to assist us in looking for her as a live person.
Read the full transcript of Nancy Grace (9/2/08)
In all my coverage of missing person cases, and there have been a few, I have never come across a case where a family has stated that they only wanted help to find a person alive. NEVER!!! Of course we all hope for the best when we start out a search. We all want a fantastic miracle to occur. However, the reality is that the longer an individual is not found, the less the chances are that they are alive. Made even more difficult when one does not tell authorities that their child is missing for over a month. That is the cold hard facts. I want a family to have hope; however, that hope is not supposed to be so obstructive and negative toward those that are actually investigating or searching that it becomes disrespectful.
I want this family to have hope; however, when there is evidence that points in one direction and its completely discounted … that is tragic. When one puts more credibility in psychics or people calling with sightings vs. physical DNA evidence … that is also tragic.
GRACE: However, in those cases, there were — there was no evidence of a decomposing body in the car trunk.
C. ANTHONY: Well, again, your forensics specialist said none of that has been verified. You know who is leaking that? You know, people are leaking information — Orange County said last week they don`t leak information.
They`ve been leaking information strategically. They leaked it last Wednesday because they thought Thursday was the deadline for her immunity, when, in fact, the immunity got pushed out until today. And then they pushed it again all this weekend, because they thought that Caylee — Casey would break.
She`s not going to break when she`s telling them the truth that she does not know where Caylee is at.
GRACE: Well, I don`t know if it`s leaking. But Captain Angelo Nieves of Orange County Sheriff`s Office gave an official public statement stating the FBI provided scientific evidence of human decomposition in the trunk of Casey Anthony.
Point blank — I just read it.
C. ANTHONY: Hair follicle or whatever, none of that has been verified.
GRACE: From the FBI lab?
C. ANTHONY: We — you know, your forensics specialist himself said none of that`s been verified.
GRACE: No. No, no.
C. ANTHONY: You know, even that hair samples.
GRACE: He did not say — he said some of the evidence. He would want to verify before he gave his expert opinion. But the FBI crime lab states point blank that there is scientific evidence of human decomposition in Casey`s car trunk.
C. ANTHONY: I would love to know what it is. Are we talking about urine? I mean, I myself put dirty diapers back there from Caylee until we`ve gotten home and throw them away. You know when the dog hit on Caylee`s play house, I asked them is it because she peed in her play house?
And they said possibly because they didn`t find anything buried under her play house.