Welcome to the 3 Ring Circus Called the Search for Caylee Anthony … Ring Master Leonard Padilla … Send in the Clowns


This is exactly what happens when one rolls the circus, the clowns and the big top into town for what is supposed to be a search for a missing girl, not a media PR event.

Welcome to what unfortunately has become nothing more than a 3 Ring Circus search for Caylee Anthony. Between the media, the family, bounty hunters and the actions of those that seem more in need for being voyeurs than serious about an actual search for a missing 3 year old child … the search efforts have digressed into what a search would look like if run by Jerry Springer.

The search was officially suspended by Texas EquuSearch on Sunday afternoon, only to later learn that they would be searching part of the day on Monday and then some volunteers members of TES would by staying in Orlando, FL while most others went to NC to search for other missing persons. Sound confusing?

Not half as confusing as what occurred at Blanchard Park …

Then we were blessed with the media circus of what was the Leonard Padilla, world famous bounty hunter search at Blanchard Park. World famous? In a word … chaos.

Watch the below video link as case and point of the insanity that goes on between the press, the Anthony family and those members from Kid Finders who look to protect Cindy and George Anthony by preventing freedom of the press and actually putting their hands on people that they have no right to. Media, blogger, family, searchers, protestors … show some restraint … help find Caylee.

Video from WFTV of insanity in the Blanchard Park


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    31 Responses to “Welcome to the 3 Ring Circus Called the Search for Caylee Anthony … Ring Master Leonard Padilla … Send in the Clowns”

    1. Brenda from Virginia on November 11th, 2008 9:17 am

      Padilla already publically stated he is doing this for “revenge” against Casey for refusing to help him search for her daughter, Caylee.

      Yes, Padilla loves the media, but IF he and those divers had found anything, he’s have been vindicated. He DID find that cross which TES missed…..that at least is something.

      I say if he’s doing this for spite, fine! The more that goes on to keep the case in the public eye the better. In situations like this, when doesn’t the media take off on strange directions for a story? Just how it works.

    2. gturner on November 11th, 2008 9:49 am

      That’s what this thing is, a three ring circus. IMO this is worse than the circus in Aruba !

    3. sherry on November 11th, 2008 9:58 am

      In the video LP looks ‘welcomed’ by the Anthonys. IF he is doing this in revenge against Casey then why would he be ‘welcomed’? George immediately shook his hand upon arrival and they walked off together later to be joined by Cindy.
      Is LP playing it straight with us..with the Anthonys.
      this is most confusing

    4. katablog.com on November 11th, 2008 11:56 am

      I understand people’s anger at this family that appears to have enabled Casey, but the bottom line is that both sides are wrong in this video. Pushing a camera is someone’s face is invading their privacy even if they are in the public. There’s no reason a camera man can’t get his shot 10 feet away.

    5. Dolce on November 11th, 2008 12:41 pm

      Love the pictures. JUSTICE FOR CAYLEE!

    6. Danni on November 11th, 2008 4:05 pm

      At least, Leonard Padilla is out looking for Caylee which is more than we can say for the entire Anthony family.

      This search could come to a close real quick. All they have to do is let Casey out of her jail cell and throw her into the general population.
      Let some violent criminals beat the whereabouts of her daughters body out of that poor excuse for a human being. I heard they like child killers in jail.

    7. Just Bearly on November 11th, 2008 5:08 pm

      Re #6 – Let her out of jail and throw her in that murky river they were searching yesterday….

    8. Mary UK on November 11th, 2008 5:19 pm

      Its hard to feel sympathy for this family but they do look at their wits end, what a bloody nightmare, i think they know deep in their hearts that Casey has done something to Caylee but it is just too horrific to accept that your own daughter could do such a thing, accidental or otherwise. I DONT think they are involved in any way, but as i said they just cant accept it!!

    9. jenbo on November 11th, 2008 6:02 pm

      Hi Cindy if you are reading here. Don’t look at these people that are looking for Caylee as if they are evil and doing something wrong, because these same people would be helping youlook for Caylee, if you had something to give them that would help find her.

      Stop being at war with everyone. People will help anyone if they have something to work with.

    10. Carol Armstrong on November 11th, 2008 6:38 pm

      I cannot believe that SM has this on their website.

      I think the ring master here is Mark Nejame, not Leonard Padilla. Nejame has allow his clients to make spectacles of themselves in the public eye time and time again. Why weren’t the Anthony’s home following up on their so called “tips” instead of parading around Blancard Park? If my grandaughter were missing this is the last thing that I would be focusing my energy on.

      The truth is that Leonard has done more to search for this child than the Anthony family has. In the past, the Anthony’s have insulted Tim Miller…now it’s Leonard Padilla turn. Instead of being grateful, they have blasted these wonderful people. Why? Because they are not searching for a “live” body? At least they are SEARCHING! Moreover, if the Anthony’s do not want anyone to search for Caylee’s body…then they should answer the question themselves…If Caylee is alive, WHERE IS SHE?

      Why hasn’t their daughter provided a description of the so called “Nanny” that abducted Caylee? Wouldn’t you ask your daughter what this person looked like? And, wouldn’t you have a composite sketch of the kiddnapper plaster on every billboard or grocery store window across the country?

      The entire family is BIZZARE…Why did Cindy Anthony go on national television complaining that there was not an AMBER ALERT on Caylee? Does she not know what an Amber Alert is? It’s definitely not a broadcast after a child is reported missing AFTER 31 DAYS!

      This really is a circus…but, in my opinion the Anthony’s are the only clowns under this tent.

      Do you think that the FBI really has no credibility here and are merely peanuts for the elephant?

    11. Scared Monkeys on November 11th, 2008 8:38 pm

      I cannot believe that no one even mentioned that there was a pic of Jimmy Hoffa in the search pic. Let alone Nessy.



    12. Scared Monkeys on November 11th, 2008 8:41 pm

      #10. Please … LP needs to give the PR a rest.

      If all he was going to do was this search it could have been done w/o a presser that it was going to be done and when.

      Enough of the PR, the cameras, teh cam corders, etc.

      Search for Caylee.

      BTW, I guarantee you I have searched more and longer hrs for Caylee than LP.

    13. Kat_Gram on November 12th, 2008 12:15 am

      Wasn’t there to be a gag order ?

    14. LP is a fraud on November 12th, 2008 5:12 am

      LP found the cross right where he left it! he is probably the one who started the Scott Petersen rumor too.

    15. gturner on November 12th, 2008 11:45 am

      Scott Peterson. Another POS. IMO he is worse than Joran. He has killed at least 2 woman and still free like OJ. Maybe he has frinds in HIGH places??

    16. Sharon Chicago on November 12th, 2008 12:38 pm

      Honestly SM …I did look at the head shots and never guessed it was Hoffa…sorry :o )

    17. gturner on November 12th, 2008 12:39 pm

      Or like OJ used to be ! LOL

    18. Sharon Chicago on November 12th, 2008 12:41 pm

      Casey should get the book thrown at her…I mean what info did she give the police…make, model, year of car that Zenieda drove? What about Zenieda’s sister…Ok does not know where she lives etc etc etc…lie, after lie, after lie…

      I hope the Anthony’s have not gone to visit Casey. She needs to sit there alone until she cracks and talks.

    19. Sharon Chicago on November 12th, 2008 12:58 pm

      Was the clown Boozo? I am correct on this ….right? :o )

    20. Brenda in Virginia on November 12th, 2008 1:54 pm

      Sherry, you have not done your research. The fact Cindy and George did go and meet with Padilla and hugged at one point is true…but if you read the article below, that went sour fast and they were at odds again shortly thereafter.


      Watch video link “Padilla Holds Service” on same page as above. Cindy and George don’t look very happy to see Padilla in this one!!
      As for Padilla saying he was doing it “out of revenge”, that came from his own mouth one evening on Nancy Grace. Cannot find a link to that video, but did find the one below where he does mention he is “doing this out of spite.” He was angered over the fact Casey refused to offer any assistance in finding Caylee (or even speak to him) after he bailed her out.


      QUOTE from above link: Leonard Padilla, the bounty hunter who helped post bail for Casey Anthony in August, also joined the search. Padilla said he did it out of spite, after Casey Anthony wouldn’t help find the girl.

    21. Brenda in Virginia on November 12th, 2008 1:57 pm

      Dear Mary UK. George Anthony said the exact, same thing…it was released with the hundreds of pages of documents. He told an investigator very, early on that he couldn’t wrap his head around the idea he raised someone who could do “something” (not sure his exact words) like this to another human being. Hmm?? Interesting! I think George does know…he’s keeping up a front for his family.

    22. Brenda in Virginia on November 12th, 2008 1:59 pm


      Scott Peterson killed 2 women? He killed his pregnant wife Laci and her unborn son Conner. What did the rest of the world miss you didn’t?

    23. john on November 12th, 2008 8:37 pm

      how would you propose we search for a dead child

    24. Fox Fire on November 12th, 2008 10:24 pm

      I agree with Red. Padilla is, merely, seeking out revenge under the watchful eye of the camera. He’s been interviewed like he’s some kind of expert on the mind of the psychopath when he only spent a couple hours with her… and from my understanding, they weren’t that pleasant. His recent actions of conducting this search is undercutting the one that REALLY searched for Caylee, pouring his heart and soul into it, even against the wishes of her family. For him to hold himself up as a hero is a joke! He’s just a lonely, old man with nothing better to do with his time, or his money, than to live in the limelight of someone else’s tragedy.

      There’s an old saying:

      You don’t fight with pigs without getting dirty…

      I’m glad Tim left, but, would support him,

      if he decided to resume the search.


      God Bless Caylee!

      What’s best for her

      is what has gotten lost

      in all this mess…


    25. Brenda from Virginia on November 13th, 2008 6:28 am

      Fox, NO…Padilla and at least 2 other “body guards” stayed with her at the parents’ home 24/7 for several weeks. Please remember this guy (although not a psychologist) HAS worked with people such as her for like 30 yrs as a bounty hunter and bail bondsman. He’s seen the worst of society.

      I’m no expert, but even a fool can see Casey is a text-book sociopath…and it’s rather scary she’s so darn good at it!!!

    26. Fox Fire on November 13th, 2008 9:31 pm


      I read that after he bailed her out, she only
      spent a couple hours with him. He was hoping
      that he could get her to talk, but most of the
      time he went ignored.

      The man that spent alot of time with her

      was her attorney, Baez, right?

      Please, correct me if I’m wrong.


    27. Fox Fire on November 13th, 2008 9:35 pm




      They’re all the same to me.


      One thing for sure:

      That Girl’s cRaZy!


    28. Anthonys are Nuts on November 15th, 2008 1:41 pm

      The pic above pretty much sums up how I feel about this whole Anthony circus / parade. Love it!

    29. Justice for Caylee on November 15th, 2008 5:47 pm

      Lenoard is at least looking for Caylee. Not one of the Anthony’s have looked for their grand-daughter. If that had been any member of my family, I would have plowed Florida up from one end to the other by now.
      I don’t believe that Caylee will ever be found, because I think Casey burned her body and buried the remains outside of Orlando.
      Casey’s smug act proves to me that she knows Caylee will never be found. Her life is over so she may as well come clean and tell the truth for once in her life.
      Bless little Caylee’s soul, may she be resting in a better place.

    30. melissa on November 15th, 2008 10:33 pm

      i bless all that are looking for caylee,dead or alive.she has to be found.
      it is just so sad what this search has become.
      if my family had a member missing i would want everybody out searching,no matter what they believed.
      poor caylee….she truly is the lucky one…..she dont have to see what we have all become over this sad tragedy…god bless caylee

    31. Brenda J. Fascetti on December 31st, 2008 8:45 pm

      In watching Nancy Grace show this evening, I heard Cindy Anthony asking her daughter, Casey, about a missing heart ring… Cindy asked Casey what happened to it… and Casey replied that she did didn’t know. Perhaps the authorities have retrieved it at the crime scene – hope, hope, hope…..

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