911 Calls Released of Meter Reader Roy Kronk Bag Near the Area that Casey Anthony was Found … Kronk to Talk after New Year


Is Roy Kronk the 2008 version of Richard Jewel and the Atlanta Olympic bombing? Does it pay to get involved in a high profile case where the defense will paint you to be a suspect in a crime? Is Jose Baez and the high profile defense team about to make Kronk the next Mark Fuhrman?

The Orange County Sheriff’s Office has released the 911 calls made by Roy Kronk, the meter reader who made three calls back in August claiming that he saw something suspicious near the Anthony neighborhood. Following the discovery of the child’s remains, it was then learned that the meter reader had made three previous phone calls regarding tips about this same area in August 2008.  Roy Kronk’s last call to authorities in December 11, 2008 that eventually positively identified the child’s remains as that of Caylee Anthony.

” I had the route today that includes the Anthony’s home, ” meter reader Roy Kronk told the 9-1-1 dispatcher August 11.  Kronk told the operator again by saying: “I’m telling you I saw something”.

Roy Kronk recently came forward with his attorney in a news conference to address the media and the speculation that began following his latest call the authorities that eventually found the remains of little Caylee Anthony.

Now the Orange County Sheriff’s Office has released all of the 911 calls made by Roy Kronk. Listen below. Wow, could a couple of these 911 operators could a little more disinterested?

Following the discovery of the black plastic bag and the last 911 call made on December 11, 2008 it is believable as to why the meter reader had made 3 calls on three consecutive days back in August. From listening to a couple of the 911 calls, the operators hardly seemed interested in the call. In fact, they sounded bored. We realize that there operators get thousands of calls, but in August 2008 there was “Where is Caylee Anthony” mania going on and one would think the response would have been more like the 911 call received in December. The lack of a sense of urgency is rather amazing for what was going on at the time.

The initial call on August 11 Kronk states he thinks he thinks he noticed something white but he did not know what it was. In the second call on August 12 Kronk made he also references that he say something round and white behind one of the trees. Kronk states that it looked suspicious and looked like it did not belong there. What is also rather telling is that Kronk during the call to the 911 operator wants to be made anonymous.

Before hanging up with the dispatcher the second time, Kronk was asked to call Crimeline. Kronk said he didn’t want to because he’s a county employee.

You can still do it regardless if you’re a county employee. You can remain anonymous,” the dispatcher said

“Not if they find a freaking body,” he replied.

What are we to make of Roy Kronk and his persistence with the case of missing Caylee Anthony. According to WESH, Roy Kronk plans to talk to the media after the New Year. At present, the meter reader is cooperating with police and has not released any of those details to the media or the public.

Roy Kronk is “evaluating his options for participation in various interviews,” attorney David Evans said, adding that Kronk has been approached by a variety of local, cable, and network media to tell his story. 


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  • Comments

    25 Responses to “911 Calls Released of Meter Reader Roy Kronk Bag Near the Area that Casey Anthony was Found … Kronk to Talk after New Year”

    1. Susan in Alabama on December 24th, 2008 3:13 pm

      In reference to the August 12th call, I find it bizarre and a bit MORBID Kronk’s reaction when he stresses to the dispatcher his concerns to remain anonymous. When the dispatcher explains to Kronk he doesn’t have to worry about his identity becoming public knowledge, Kronk chuckles and states “not if they find a “FREAKING” dead body”.

    2. Scared Monkeys on December 24th, 2008 3:33 pm


      I think what he was getting at was the 911 operator said that he would be anaonymous and KRONK had the intelligence to say, are you joking. If what he had found was in fact Caylee, then the media would stop at nothing to get to the answer as to who made the tip. As we have seen, FLA has a very liberal release of info law.

    3. HOPE on December 24th, 2008 3:38 pm

      Nothing suspicious here…

      Who, in their right mind, would want law enforcement
      and the media breathing down their neck?

    4. katablog.com on December 24th, 2008 5:02 pm

      I agree, after listening to the tapes I’m even less suspicious; and I wasn’t suspicious before. The guy is just being a good citizen and this is a lousy way to treat him.

    5. Susan in Alabama on December 24th, 2008 6:34 pm

      Red – That’s a logical explanation :-)

    6. brie. on December 24th, 2008 8:24 pm

      Merry Christmas to All…!!!

    7. Michelle on December 25th, 2008 11:12 am

      God Bless Roy Kronk for being so persistent. I wish that law enforcement had done a better job following up on his calls. I can certainly understand him being reluctant to giving out his identity. His gut was telling him that was Caylee in that bag and he didn’t want the media & the defense team breathing down his neck trying to make it into something more than just an anonymous tip. He was trying to do the right thing. He is a very smart man and knew what would happen if the media got wind of it. Poor guy ended up right in the middle of it anyway because he had to do his own investigation into the bag. I don’t understand why the 911 operators didn’t take this more seriously when he kept telling them that it was right by the Anthony’s home. I mean who in that area doesn’t know about the Anthony case? That should have been a red flag to get someone out there to check it out and don’t leave until you have talked to the meter reader and confirmed what he saw.

      They could have found her months ago. Makes me feel sick to my stomach.

    8. Sharon Chicago on December 25th, 2008 12:32 pm

      Roy was doing the right thing in being persistent. Also I need to listen again to the recording about a tree “possibly cut with a white clothing article” near it??? That was on the first call.

      For a guy to call back as much as he did I applaud him…if it were a women…she probably would have insisted the cops meet her on August 11th at the scene and would not have left until they confirmed what was in the bag…. No fault of Roy’s.

      Glad he persisted knowing Caylee had not been found and it was December.

    9. Patty on December 27th, 2008 8:40 am

      Just listened to all of the tapes. Can’t help but wonder if an officer ever showed up to meet him after the third call? I am guessing not or else one would think that the body would have been located then.

      As a state employee myself, I fully understand his wanting to stay anaonymous. No sence having your job threatened. Just a guy trying to do the right thing. Give him a break.

    10. alison on December 27th, 2008 5:56 pm

      There is something wrong with this meter reader’s claims and the defense is going to pick up on it.

      Round and white?
      Then gray?
      Then black upon discovery?

    11. kathy on December 28th, 2008 3:53 am

      I don’t know, but there does seem to be something missing from his story. Especially when he says “not if they find a “FREAKING” dead body”. So on Aug. 12 we know he had a pretty strong feeling it might be a dead body. This to me is suspect. Then in Dec. he claims he had to relieve himself, and that was when he spotted the skull. hmmm. We now know that was a lie. Why lie?
      I have to wonder if he as a meter reader may have actually seen something suspicious at the Anthony residence while making his rounds. And for some reason did not want to get involved. I don’t know what but I feel there has to be more to his story.

    12. HOPE on December 28th, 2008 6:35 pm

      But, the gray pants and the gray bag are one. Casey wasn’t driving around with Caylee in the back of the car. She had covered Caylee in her slacks and they were in the car, probably with part of Caylee on them.

      Remember the meter reader said that he saw a gray bag. It wasn’t a bag, it was those pants covering her. Then, he saw something white…. bedding? She wasn’t found IN a bag, she was found covered by a bag… again.

      And a book… or a page of a book. With a story of the nanny and the last time she spoke with Caylee.

      “Caylee is asleep,” she says to her mother.


      Meter Readers don’t lie…

      What would be his purpose in lying?

      Sometimes, you just have to believe.

    13. HOPE on December 29th, 2008 11:29 pm

      I just realized the gray pants couldn’t have
      been in the woods in August …. sorry :(
      So that puts her back in the trunk.

    14. HOPE on December 29th, 2008 11:41 pm

      White would have to be the bedding.

      Especially, if she died curled up.

      Then, gray bag or blanket

      Then, black bag.

      He said he saw stuff hung over trees.


      Everything is going to be okay.

      I’m going to take some time for myself.

      I’ll keep in touch.

      Chao, for now…

    15. Irish damien on January 13th, 2009 2:57 am

      HOPE is Roy Kronk
      And Roy Kronk is a child murderer
      SM: NO..Hope is not Roy Kronk. Casey Anthony is a child murderer, IMO, not Roy Kronk. (klaasend)

    16. David on January 13th, 2009 7:04 pm

      The man who found Caylee Anthony’s remains faced kidnapping charges in the 1990s. Roy Kronk was arrested for kidnapping his ex-girlfriend. His mother went on national TV to say her son looks like a child molester and for a mother to say that to the world that has to tell you something. Roy Kronk wants to now get paid if people want his story. I look at it like this if he is a so called concerned citizen, he would just tell his made up story, but it looks like to me Casey was getting all the attention in the media, since that was the case, he wanted to be in the spot light. If I was his county/city employer I would fire him due to him planting the body there while on work time, he can not explain why he was in the woods. There are no meters in the woods Roy Kronk. We all know, it was leaked out. The truth will be told someday, hopefully soon. There was a tape on the area weeks before the so called bag was planted in the area. So for Roy Kronk to come out and say its the same bag, it was there all that time, is a right out lie. Come on, do you think I am dumb like everyone else. A bag does not just sit in one place for almost 5 months, not being wet, or muddy, unless you put some of that on there. Roy Kronk just be upfront with the police and tell the truth, because if you don’t I am sure Lee Anthony will.

    17. Jose on January 13th, 2009 7:10 pm

      Roy Kronk is the 2008 version of Richard Jewel and the Atlanta Olympic bombing. He wants to be a hero. Well I don’t believe a word that comes out of Roy Kronk’s mouth. Everything is a LIE. He was not making enough money as a meter reader, so he has to now make money off of a dead girl. What a sick bastard.

    18. Donna on January 14th, 2009 1:11 pm

      Even a small child could be taught to use 911 services better than this guy who is now claiming his superior bounty hunting skills clued him that this would be a good place to dump a body. So which is it? He just saw something white on the side of the road(rds. he can’t name correctly-who thought they would ask that? leading to an elementary school he can’t name either…or version 2- he had to take a leak and walked into the woods and saw “something suspicious” but there are big snakes back there and he can’t go in. *Good thing he kept that $20,000 pic though-that came in handy!
      He makes my head hurt he is so stupid!

    19. kc101 on January 16th, 2009 9:53 pm

      I think Kronk acts suspicious! Maybe he wanted Casey and she wouldn’t go for him! If he worked in this area he would probably know her. If he takes one cent for whatever the reason he is profiting from this murder!! SICK B______!! Real heroes wouldn’t do this.

    20. kc101 on January 16th, 2009 10:02 pm

      Seems like Kronk kept a watchful eye on this location for about 4 or so months! This is rather a long time span for him to be considered PERSISTENT with knowledge of her suspected remains. It also clues us in as to what type of person he is, since he SUSPECTED A FREAKIN DEAD BODY and he supposedly URINATED here and KICKED her skull out of the bag. Yea right Kronk, maybe you will be exposed also!!

    21. oneinTN on January 17th, 2009 1:59 pm

      I can not believe some of the things you people are saying. I know Roy and his deceased wife. He worked in TN as a bail bondsman and worked as a vendor w/the bank I worked for. Roy may be rough around the edges, but he is not a monster. Can you all honestly say that if you were “concerned” and the mania of a missing child was in your neighborhood, you would’nt have done the same thing? He made a call, no one did anything, he called again, no one responded…how about we blame the police who didnt want to go in because it stunk down there? They would’ve found the body.God forbid someone on this post have a child taken, because obviously no one wants to get involved.

    22. oneinTN on January 17th, 2009 2:03 pm

      And maybe he took money because now that he’s been thrust into the limelight for helping, he now has to incur legal fees. How about that? So Mom kills daughter, meter reader finds body, and now he’s under scrutiny…amazing people.

    23. David on February 12th, 2009 8:46 pm

      Man Who Found Caylee’s Remains-Once Arrested On Kidnapping Charge.

      Man Who Found Caylee’s Remains Once Arrested On Kidnapping Charge in South Carolina! HELLO??

      The Meter Reader who found little Caylee Anthony remains is likely to have a Network TV Interview to clear suspicions, that he had any thing to do with the Caylee Anthony death-murder.

      Roy Kronk who is the Orange County utility worker, who called in three reports about a suspicious bag…and who in fact on December11Th, 2008, discovered the remains of little Caylee Anthony in a wooded area near the girl’s grandparents’ home, was arrested in the early 1990s on kidnapping charges.

      Kronk said in a statement issued to WKMG that the kidnapping involved a domestic situation with a man who was living with his former girlfriend.

      “In the early 1990s, while on duty with the U.S. Coast Guard in Key West, Florida, I had a girlfriend who made the decision to discontinue her relationship with me and move to South Carolina to reside with another man. But really I was so mad when she let me for that other guy, that’s why I went up there to take her away, but I did get caught, and hired a real good lawyer.

      At some time after her departure, she called me and asked me to come to South Carolina and help her move away from that individual. I traveled to South Carolina to assist her. Upon my arrival in South Carolina, the man she was living with engaged me in a confrontation.

      As a result of that confrontation, I was arrested based on false allegations that I had kidnapped my former girlfriend.

      The matter was submitted to a grand jury in South Carolina. The grand jury determined that there was no probable cause to bring charges against me. In recognition of the falsity of these allegations, all records relating to this arrest were expunged by the South Carolina court.

      “Also with hiring the best attorney that money can buy, any good attorney can get you off of anything like my attorney did in South Carloina”.

      WKMG has personally confirmed that information is included in the criminal background check conducted on Roy Kronk prior to his hiring with Orange County.

      Kronks’ attorney, David Evans, said Friday that it is likely his client will likely give the interview Monday or Tuesday. Evans would not say which network would conduct the interview. It’s customary for networks to pay expenses for its guests, which Evans said would happen, but he would not say if Kronk was being paid for the interview. Also Roy stated “if I don’t get paid for the interview, then I will not tell them everything”.

      “Roy Kronk lost his wife to cancer last year, and that battle brought him down to his last dime,” said Evans, who added that he would like to find a way to get his client some compensation,for that lost. So Roy uses poor Caylee being dead,hides her body all that time, then says look at what I found. It was video taped prior to the so called discovery. So how is it that Roy really found the bag? Or did he? It was more than likely he planted the bag there. We all searched the area and found nothing. So why is it that an ex kidnapper finds it, and not the police. He even had the charges expunged from his record. If he had nothing to hide why do that.

      Roy has only commented once since the gruesome discovery was made. That was three weeks ago when he held a news conference and issued a brief statement,expecting to get paid on every news conference. Roy Kronk tried to go and get a exclusive interview deal with a media outlet and expected to be paid one million dollars for the story. It was decline and he then refused to tell the story unless he was going to get paid. He stated he would tell them the real truth of what really happened that day.

      “Back in August of this year, I had previously reported to Crimeline and to the sheriff’s communications center that I had spotted something suspicious, a bag in the same area,” Kronk said in August. “But I failed to tell them everything about the case that I know so I don’t get into trouble.I promised Lee Anthony I would keep him out of it. Don’t you think it is quite odd, the grandparents out in California doing an interview and Lee is here all alone and we decide to say hay, look at what I found, but the media and police did buy it.I have been and will continue to cooperate fully with the ongoing investigation by the sheriff’s office and the FBI, but I wanted to get paid and they refused to pay me for my story.

      There are numerous conspiracy theories that have circulated about Kronk’s role in the case, and Evans said his client feels the time is right to set the record straight for the people if they pay a price for it.

      Evans said he is preparing Roy for all types of scrutiny.

      It is rumored that Roy Kronk and his attorney Evans have been unwilling to sit down and answer any questions from Anthony’s defense team. They have been cooperating with authorities.

      So, Roy Kronk, the Man Who Found Caylee’s Remains-Once Arrested On Kidnapping Charge, is not a kidnapper. Just once again, a good Samaritan, yeah right.

    24. Earl Beach on July 6th, 2011 11:27 am

      WHY, WHY, WHY !!!! If even just one of the calls would have reached the proper authorities and a investigation was made, on one of the August dates, there still may have been evidence sufficient to convict Casey.

      The case was bungled then and there with the culpability share between the 911 and the Sheriff’s Department.

      And now Casey walks. Shame on them in their arrogance.

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