Casey Anthony Against Public Memorial for Caylee Anthony … Who Cares What Casey Anthony Thinks!


Tomorrow morning their will be a public memorial service for Caylee Anthony at the First Baptist Church of Orlando. All are invited to attend, unless you are on the Anthony ban list. There is one in particular who will not be attending and that is tot mom indicted for the capital murder of Caylee Anthony.


However, Casey Anthony is against and disapproves of the public memorial for her two year old daughter Caylee. Why? Because far be it from someone else to get any attention, its all about Casey Anthony in her mind. In all honesty, who cares what Casey’s wishes are with regards to Caylee, she gave up those rights a long time ago.

Statement from Casey Anthony read by her defense attorney Jose Baez in regards to Caylee and the memorial service. So Casey Anthony breaks her silence to show her displeasure over a memorial for Caylee, rather than maybe writing her own farewell to be read at the service. How this must be eating at Casey Anthony that Caylee is getting all the attention even in death.

 I miss Caylee every day and every minute of every day. I can’t be there for Caylee’s funeral, but some day I want to go and visit her grave and tell her how much I miss her.

I allowed my parents to be in charge for the funeral for Caylee. I told them I wanted her buried in a casket and I wanted there to be a gravestone so I could go and visit her. I asked them if there could only be a private funeral for just the family.

I know they cremated her. I still don’t want a public event with cameras and everybody around for Caylee’s service, but I can’t stop my parents from doing what they want. I truly hope that it will help them.

Jose Baez went on to say that Casey wanted the memorial to be private and that “people grieve in different ways”. Yes Mr. Baez, some people grieve by buying bottles of water and eating a bag of chips instead of playing an active role in their daughter’s memorial. Some people even do not petition the court in an attempt to possibly attend their daughter’s memorial.

UPDATE I: Kansas based Hate Church Westboro Baptist Church Plans to Protest at Caylee’s Memorial

The Westboro Baptist Church is just what is needed to complete the Circus that will be the Caylee Anthony Memorial. Maybe when they are done with their “HATE” they can go picket the Leonard Padilla event, seeing that he has been banned from the main memorial service. That would be quite the media spectacle.

Members of a controversial Kansas church known for protesting military funerals plan to picket Caylee Marie Anthony’s memorial Tuesday.

Westboro Baptist Church detailed its plans in a recent news statement, which concludes with the phrase “GOD HATES AMERICA.” The Topeka church claims that U.S. troops killed in combat are God’s punishment for a nation harboring homosexuals.

Westboro Baptist Church is considered a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center.

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    64 Responses to “Casey Anthony Against Public Memorial for Caylee Anthony … Who Cares What Casey Anthony Thinks!”

    1. Deenie on February 10th, 2009 4:06 am

      LP speaks
      Padilla plans to hold
      his own Caylee Memorial

      Last Edited: Monday, 09 Feb 2009, 11:59 PM EST
      Created On: Monday, 09 Feb 2009, 11:59 PM EST

      - Bounty Hunter Leonard Padilla is back in Orlando. But is he back on the publicity bandwagon or really looking to help?

      Cindy Anthony said Padilla is not allowed in to the memorial at the First Baptist Church of Orlando Tuesday, so Padilla is holding his own memorial on Suburban Drive at the location where meter reader Roy Kronk found Caylee’s remains last December. It’ll take place at the same time as the church service.

      Padilla said Monday he organized the alternate memorial with Richard Grund, the father of Casey Anthony’s ex-fiance, Richard Grund. He says it’s a chance to grieve, and he says he’s also encouraging protestors to join him instead of going to the church.

      “Some of the groups planning to go are ugly people,? Padilla said. ?They should just leave them alone and come and protest here.”

      And for this who might question Padilla?s motives and whether he even belongs in Central Florida he has an answer.

      ?This is America and I have no reason to believe I do not have a place here,? Padilla said. ?I bonded her daughter out. I am probably the one guy who never made one red cent off of this thing. I pay my own expenses…I never pass the plate or pass the hat for charity like all the other people she’s dealing with. Paid my way 100 percent, so I can be here if I want it’s my dime.”

      Tomorrow’s Memorials I think are going to be very interesting. I wish that this was not a venue of size as the Anthony’s have planned. I find it to be too big, and too much about C & G. I still cannot see how you can have a public memorial and state “The family is requesting that those with only the purest of hearts and truly honorable intentions attend” and yet the Ant’s are as Red said ” Cherry Picking” who can and cannot attend.
      Not to mention the Kidfinder’s Charity … funds, foundation …. mentioned.
      Intentions, motives, mixed emotions. I am sure that Cindy will get the last word and photo rights.

    2. brie. on February 10th, 2009 5:36 am

      How could anyone harm anything so precious?

    3. Brenda from Virginia on February 10th, 2009 5:53 am

      Reason declares that Casey is much more calculating than any of us imagined. Way I see it, if Casey states this is against her will, that clears her from having to admit she is not interested in having anything to do with the memorial. Further, she is fully aware of the plans to cremate Caylee’s remains and that it has aroused controversy due to potential evidence lost for the future should need to re-examine arise (doubtful anyway). So, she can now also claim she wants Caylee in a casket to show how “unconcerned” she is that there is evidence to hide.

      This is one manipulative expert.

    4. MANTIS on February 10th, 2009 6:46 am

      They that love beyond the world
      Cannot be separated by it.
      Death is but crossing the world,
      As friends do the seas;
      They live in one another still.

      -William Penn

      For Caylee

    5. Greg on February 10th, 2009 7:09 am

      I wonder how much CNN, FOWNEWS, ABC, CBS, NBC, are paying Casey Anthony to shoot footage at Caylee’s public memorial service?

    6. brie. on February 10th, 2009 8:43 am

      I doubt if Baez would even have the balls to attend, besides that he got Casey to make a statement that she didn’t want a memorial service. That way Baez won’t attend, he’ll say he is respecting Casey’s wishes.

      I don’t know how that man sleeps at night. Doesn’t he see Caylee’s skull with duct tape that had been placed over her mouth. Found in a swamp and eaten by animals. And he is defending the subhuman that did it.

    7. brie. on February 10th, 2009 8:47 am

      Casey says she wants to be able to visit Caylee’s grave, who said she’ll ever been in a position to do just that.

    8. Penni on February 10th, 2009 8:58 am

      Mantis #4 – Beautiful words from William Penn.

      I believe that Caylee and Casey are both where they belong.

    9. bob on February 10th, 2009 9:16 am

      Here’s what Westboro had to say on their website:

      “First Baptist Church of Orlando – You Hate little Caylee! 3000 S. John Young Parkway For several weeks/months now this nation has been worshiping at the metaphorical graveside of a little girl named Caylee Anthony. HOW DARE YOU, YOU HYPOCRITES! It is YOUR FAULT the little baby girl is dead and you have the nerve to criticize the one who no doubt killed her? You taught your children that God is a liar when you told them that God loves everyone. That God loves you just like you are. That God didn’t make no junk! Now you all with one voice RAGE against the one responsible, the simple slut mother who you taught to HATE little Caylee. You tell your females that abortion is not murder, and that it is okay to be gay (a fag) so what other possible message was this girl to get? Therefore, WBC will picket this worship service of the long gone little girl. Of a truth, what this “mother” did to that child is far kinder than what her mother did (and still does)to her. THIS is what they should have taught this little tart: Titus 2:4 That they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children, BUT THEY REFUSED! So, now THIS is what the DOOMED american whore mothers/grandmothers must teach their daughters: Jeremiah 9:20 Yet hear the word of the LORD, O ye women, and let your ear receive the word of his mouth, and teach your daughters wailing, and every one her neighbour lamentation. IT IS A CURSE when your child is slaughtered and left in a shallow grave in a trash bag, and you do this to your children every day because YOU HATE YOUR CHILDREN! All from the hand of God because God Hates america! AMEN! P.S. Tell that stupid grandfather to get a grip and next time he “tries” to kill himself, to just MAN UP and do the job right this time! Either way he’s going to hell”

    10. Brenda from Virginia on February 10th, 2009 10:42 am

      Brie, remember that birds of a feather flock together. Casey and Baezabelle are both sociopaths.

    11. Brenda from Virginia on February 10th, 2009 10:43 am

      oh yeah, and Casey/Baez are using one another, period. One for fame/ego, the other to get out of a well-deserved prison sentence.

    12. Nicole on February 10th, 2009 12:00 pm

      Okay. I just finished watching the memorial service and my heart truly goes out to the Anthony family for having to be put in such a difficult position. I believe they know deep down inside that Casey is very sick and disturbed, but because she’s their daughter, sister they have to save face. What a horrible position to have to be put in.

      My heart breaks for that family and I do take comfort in knowing that Caylee is now at peace. And now I pray for justice to be served!

    13. RK on February 10th, 2009 12:21 pm

      I watched the public memorial service for Caylee Anthony on tv and was so touched that many who didn’t know the child made the effort to pay their last respects for this little girl. I didn’t pay any attention to the Anthonys eulogizing this girl because I felt that they conducted this for the tv viewers as a ploy to garner sympathy for them and Casey. As far I am concerned the Anthonys, Casey, and Baez are a bunch of no good crooks and have no interest in getting justice for Caylee. Just listening to Lee and Cindy up there on the pulpit just didn’t ring truths and sincerity to me.

      What I felt also as a mean tactic was Casey didn’t bother to contribute anything to Caylee’s remorseful emotions expressed..SIMPLY NOTHING! She even turned her back on the memorial service and didn’t even take time to say a final goodbye to the deceased little girl. Instead, she took time to spend it with Jose Baez!
      It seems Baez is now her priority in her life and we all have felt something must be going between the two for awhile even after denials. Nothing surprises me anymore about the crooked bunch Anthonys, Casey, Baez and his defense team anymore.

    14. misskatie on February 10th, 2009 12:44 pm

      yes she manipulates everything that crosses her path including her attrorney.
      I didnt hear any love or warmth in baez’s voice.. he kills me when he smiles like he is going to be the great star that he isnt..

    15. misskatie on February 10th, 2009 12:44 pm

      when he read her statement..

      sorry about all the type-o’s i havent had enough cofee yet

    16. misskatie on February 10th, 2009 12:46 pm

      he is a cloen attorney.. he will be known for his stupidity as opposed to his professionalism.. he is not dream team material , hellooo mr baez….you arent all that

    17. misskatie on February 10th, 2009 12:48 pm

      clown.. is what I mean sorry I am misspelling today.. I am on my first cup of cofee.. hadnt had much sleep .. I had a trajedy .. one of my daughters… almost lost her life . So I am struggling to get my words out on little sleep… god bless

    18. misskatie on February 10th, 2009 12:49 pm

      the apple doesnt fall to far from the tree is another one…

      her attorney is so dumb his actions are dumb.. I have never seen such eneptness.

    19. misskatie on February 10th, 2009 12:52 pm

      I thought about that
      visit her grave?
      does she think she is going to walk away a free woman… not.. she will never ever set foot outside of a jail or prison ..

    20. Brenda from Virginia on February 10th, 2009 2:05 pm

      well, if you came close to losing your own daughter, it makes sense Casey’s behavior would torment you some at least. Understanding how it feels when a tragedy occurs and how you kind of float through life for a while later isn’t evident in any of Casey’s behavior at any time OTHER than the night sweats at her boyfriends place he witnessed. I lost my dad suddenly, somewhat similar..but still not my CHILD. Once he passed, I had to take 3 wks off work and cannot even remember the day after.

      I do not believe Casey is sick minded, but honestly doesn’t care and was hardened for whatever reason. To me, this is one of those Biblical mysteries…why some folks have desire to do what is right, and others truly couldn’t care less….KNOW the difference but would rather be their own god and to hell with the world. Spiritual issue with Casey IMO. Who knows? Maybe she hates God for being in that family (not so far fetched).

      someone once told me God chooses where to place you in life, then it’s up to you. Wish I had a better answer, but I think everyone has a turning point where they choose to “go to the dark side of the force” in a matter of speaking. Actually, star wars did portray a great renidition on struggle between good and evil. George is kinda like Darth…see the light at the VERY end. Cindy is the old grey haired guy that lured Anikan (sp) away from the good side, and Casey, well…the Dark Lord.

      compared to Casey’s partying and indifference must be something for you to behold.

      Is your daughter OK now?

    21. Brenda from Virginia on February 10th, 2009 2:08 pm


      I meant everyone GETS TO the turning point where they have to CHOOSE and that choice either keeps them of good spirit, or they allow themselves to fall into a dark existence all the way.

    22. Theresa on February 10th, 2009 2:17 pm

      Casey is definitely manipulative about how she wanted a private memorial service for Caylee, put her in a casket, and have a headstone on her grave so someday she will get to visit her! A bunch of BS PATOOEY!!!! Casey is now trying to paint herself as a sympathetic, concerned, and pitiful mother who lost her little girl through tragedy but it AIN’T GOING TO FLY WITH THE PUBLIC! She will never never walk out of that jail alive to even visit her late daughter!!!

      Instead of being seclusion and observing the memorial tribute held for her deceased daughter, Casey decided to spend her time with Jose Baez. How many times is Baez going to see her when he sees her everyday. Baez should left her alone in jail and allow her mull over what she should do today…watch tv for Caylee memorial service.

      What makes me upset is when Nancy Grace stated that defense attorney Linda Baden is so skillful and knows forensic inside and out that she will find ways to get Casey off the hook and be allowed scott free out of jail. I pray the Orange County law enforcement, the FBI, and the prosecuting team will nail Casey’s but in that jail cell for the rest of her life and pay her dues!

    23. misskatie on February 10th, 2009 3:53 pm

      I agree with you 100% here..

      you said:;
      and yessssssssssss I agree
      What makes me upset is when Nancy Grace stated that defense attorney Linda Baden is so skillful and knows forensic inside and out that she will find ways to get Casey off the hook and be allowed scott free out of jail. I pray the Orange County law enforcement, the FBI, and the prosecuting team will nail Casey’s but in that jail cell for the rest of her life and pay her dues!

    24. misskatie on February 10th, 2009 3:54 pm

      that bothered me last night when I watched the nancy grace show … when she made that comment
      I felt like she was kissing arse.. and dont take me wrong

      I love to watch nancy grace and do like her lots but didnt like what she said and to see how she is acting …

    25. Joe on February 10th, 2009 5:02 pm

      You have to remember there all lawyers Grace, Biden, Baez ..If thier lips are moving you can bet thiere lying. And for Nancy Graces comment, she has to still have Biden and her husband as guest on her shows. She is the biggest hipocrit I have ever had the misfortunee to watch, I hpoe her two rug rats Lucy and John David don’t grow up to be like there phoney mother….

    26. Susan on February 10th, 2009 5:19 pm

      Nobody cares what CASEY wants!! She is in no position to DICTATE to anyone at this point!!

      I want Casey to get the DEATH PENALTY!!

      If I ask Governor Riley nicely, he might just let the State of Florida borrow Alabama’s electric chair or better yet, allow her to be fried here :-)

    27. Susan on February 10th, 2009 5:30 pm

      misskatie –

      I’m sorry to hear about your daughter :-( I hope and pray she will be okay :-) Please let me know if there’s anything I can do, seriously!

    28. misskatie on February 10th, 2009 9:50 pm

      I have always liked nancy grace but today I felt like she was kissing arse to the anthonys .. I know nancy feels stronger about what they do but is trying not to get sued..

      thanks so much its one of my grown daughters.. and thanks you for your sweet offers I will remember that .. god bless you…

    29. misskatie on February 10th, 2009 9:52 pm

      I feel so strong too susan about casey getting the death penalty.. the memorial was turned into a plea for people to forgive casey… the stupid comments made by lee.. cma!! we all know where he was directing that.. geez they have no heart… no common sense.. I dont think cindys broter rick was there I looked for him.

    30. misskatie on February 10th, 2009 9:52 pm

      hugs 2u susan for your kindness

    31. Susan on February 10th, 2009 10:14 pm

      misskatie -

      You are welcome :-) God bless you and yours, too! Just let me know if there’s anything I can do.

      In reference to Casey getting the death penalty, in my opinion it should be legalized in all states/countries. I also believe that cold blooded murderers (like Casey) should suffer the same fate their victims did…an eye for an eye…a tooth for a tooth…

    32. misskatie on February 10th, 2009 10:35 pm

      susan yes she should die in the manner that she took a life.. also I would like to say that cindys speech sickened me..she had the nerve to thank casey for giving her caylee..
      they are connected to missing children.. her grandaughter was not kidnapped she was killed by her own mother…

    33. brie. on February 11th, 2009 8:51 am

      #17…Misskatie, I just read that your daughter almost lost her life, I am so sorry you have to experience something like that… how frightening for the both of you…I hope everything is going to be ok….

    34. brie. on February 11th, 2009 8:59 am

      #33…#17…I’m sorry I meant to say, I am sorry you HAD to experience something like that…

    35. brie. on February 11th, 2009 10:31 am

      Lee is cold and callous just like Casey. I think there is something strange going on between those two. Remember Casey, while in prison, on the phone with Lee, she said they will never know. Also the high 5 sign at the lawyers office.

      His eulogy was absolutely disgusting, the drama, another deranged Anthony…he said it was hard to be the pillar of strength…what a crock…like you really look and act like a pillar of strength….he said our family needs to be united and a few sentences later he says our family is united. Which is it? I noticed that everyone applauded a singer at the memorial, everyone but Lee, he just sat there.

      I recall seeing a picture of Caylee and Lee, he is holding her and she looks frightened to death, she has her arms out for someone to take her….Lee looks mean!

      Lee and Casey have the same friends…Casey asked Lee for Tony’s phone number from prison. Lee seems to have connections with some cops. I wonder if the cop that responded to Mr Kronk’s telephone call was a friend of Lee’s. And he did nothing.

    36. GK on February 11th, 2009 11:47 am

      Lee was so disgusting with his eulogy, kissing his wristband, and constantly calling out the initial CMA. He acted like a brokenhearted lover or husband..he stated that he was incomplete, had to be strong for her, will keep his promise, and a broken man! Leonard Padilla clarified last night on Nancy Grace that the CMA stood for Casey Marie Anthony as confessed by Lee Anthony last year. Leonard Padilla does speak the truth and I always listen to him when being questioned by Nancy Grace. I won’t be surprised one bit if he and Casey committed incest! The whole Anthony Family are insane, evil,and full of very sinister secrets hiding in their closets!

      I am in total agreement that I am sick and tired of Nancy Grace putting up a false front and should be nominated for an Oscar just like the Anthonys. I am totally disgusted how she always defending Cindy and her family and becomes very defensive when someone does say something truthful which she objects to. She is obnoxious, rude, and should just conduct herself as a host of the show..not taking sides. She should remain neutral as far I am concerned. The only reason why I watched her show is because I have been following the Caylee Murder case.

    37. Gigi on February 11th, 2009 12:56 pm

      Did anyone notice that Lee was reading or looking at a laptop computer while saying his part of the eulogy? Jose Baez was at the jail with his laptop. Was Lee communicating with Jose and Casey thru the laptop in some way??? I still maintain that Lee is Caylee’s father. It was really creepy when he said “it has been so long since i held you………”! That is something you say to a lover, not a sibling or neice. Lee seems like a cauldron that is going to explode at any moment. If you listen to him in his early jail conversations with Casey, he sounds like a bad interpretation of Inspector Clouseau (sp?). Asking people to come forward during the funeral and share tips and information about the real killer was extremely tacky and wacky. It shows that this family still doesn’t get it and i doubt they ever will. Yes, they loved Caylee. However, part of loving someone is protecting them from harm. The two year old was thrown into the clutches of their deceiving, thieving daughter and she was no match for Casey. My heart is broken for Caylee and this family.

    38. misskatie on February 11th, 2009 3:15 pm


      guess I am up first. Hey Don’t forget to vote!!

    39. GK on February 11th, 2009 7:20 pm

      The way Lee spoke in his eulogy, it was not dedicated to was for Casey Marie Anthony. It would not surprise me one bit that there was some kinky stuff that happened between him and his sister. The way he spoke, kept kissing the wrist band with the CMA on it, and calling out her initials, people’s thoughts about the two weren’t so far off. It is totally disgusting that I wanted to throw up regarding the Anthonys!

    40. misskatie on February 11th, 2009 9:29 pm

      thanks brie I truly appreciate all you sweet people .. so thoughful. We always try to have eachothers and pray for one another when ones going thru trials … thanks shes doing better.
      god bless u all hugssssssssssssssssss

    41. misskatie on February 11th, 2009 9:30 pm

      I meant to say we always try to have eachothers backs..

    42. misskatie on February 11th, 2009 10:23 pm


    43. misskatie on February 12th, 2009 2:30 pm

      thanks brie
      shes gonna be ok thanks to our prayers.

    44. misskatie on February 12th, 2009 2:33 pm

      casey killed caylee.
      the cops cas dating lost his job on account of her..

    45. misskatie on February 12th, 2009 3:43 pm


      TO: God. com

      Dear Lord,

      Every single evening
      As I’m lying here in bed,
      This tiny little Prayer
      Keeps running through my head:

      God bless all my family
      Wherever they may be,
      Keep them warm
      and safe from harm
      For they’re so close to me.

      And God, there is one more thing
      I wish that You could do;
      Hope You don’t mind me asking,
      Please bless my computer too.

      Now I know that it’s unusual
      To Bless a motherboard,
      But listen just a second
      While I explain it to you, Lord.

      You see, that little metal box
      Holds more than odds and ends;
      Inside those small compartments
      Rest so many of my friends.

      I know so much about them
      By the kindness that they give,
      And this little scrap of metal
      Takes me in to where they live.

      By faith is how I know them
      Much the same as You.

      We share in what life brings us
      And from that our friendships grew.

      Please take an extra minute
      Wherever else this prayer may reach
      To each and every friend,



    46. Gigi on February 12th, 2009 6:52 pm

      misskatie: who is the cop casey dated and where is he now? did he come forward and admit he dated casey? when did they date and could he have helped her with the zenaida story???

    47. misskatie on February 12th, 2009 8:09 pm

      I will research it and come back and let you know..
      ok here I am didnt have to go anywhere

      Cop linkAn Orange County deputy has been fired for lying about his relationship with Casey Anthony, the target of an investigation into her missing 3-year-old daughter, Caylee.

      Deputy Anthony Rusciano lost his job Friday after twice lying to investigators about the nature and length of his relationship with the missing child’s mother.

      Rusciano joined the Sheriff’s Office in February and was still on probation.

      According to sheriff’s records, investigators received a tip that Rusciano knew Anthony, but when questioned he claimed he met her in passing at a party. On Aug. 18, when investigators were conducting a “forensic analysis” of her computer, they learned Rusciano had not told the truth.
      ed to Casey Anthony fired for lying

    48. misskatie on February 12th, 2009 8:14 pm
    49. misskatie on February 12th, 2009 8:16 pm

      Anthony Rusciano and Kiomarie Cruz Do They Know More?
      SpoiledMom.. (We Interrupt this Blog for the Casey Anthony S… | December 19th 2008 by Chrissy
      Late night (early morning) theorizing here…. chemo induced insomnia will do that to you.Still thinking about the utility worker that called 3 times in August, (8/11 to be exact, 4 months exactly before the remains were found) regarding the bag he s read more

    50. misskatie on February 12th, 2009 8:17 pm
    51. misskatie on February 12th, 2009 8:19 pm

      Caylee Anthony homicide
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      Caylee Marie Anthony[1] (born August 9, 2005,[2] in Orlando, Florida,[3] died 2008[4]) attracted international attention regarding the circumstances of her disappearance in June 2008 and subsequently determined death. Her mother, Casey Anthony, was indicted on October 14, 2008, for the first-degree murder of Caylee. Police found Casey Anthony’s account of Caylee’s disappearance suspicious after learning that Casey had not reported her daughter missing for more than a month. The last time Casey Anthony claimed to have seen Caylee was on June 15, 2008, but the child’s disappearance was not reported to police until July 15, 2008. On December 11, 2008, skeletal remains of what appeared to be a young child were found by a meter reader. The Orange County Medical Examiner confirmed on December 19, 2008, that the human remains found 15 houses away from the Anthony home were those of Caylee Anthony.[5]

    52. misskatie on February 12th, 2009 8:19 pm

      Caylee Anthony was first reported missing to authorities[who?] on July 15, 2008. Caylee’s grandmother, Cindy Anthony, reportedly called 9-1-1 when her daughter Casey Anthony, the mother of Caylee, would not produce the grandchild. Cindy Anthony had not seen her granddaughter for weeks and became alarmed when she smelled the odor of a “dead body” in the trunk of Casey Anthony’s car. Cindy Anthony later revised her account, stating that the smell was from old pizza.[6][7][8]

      When police[who?] questioned Casey Anthony about the whereabouts of her daughter, she stated the child was with a babysitter. The purported babysitter, Zenaida “Zani” Fernandez-Gonzalez, was said to have been caring for the child for over two years. When a local woman named Zenaida Gonzalez (not Fernandez-Gonzalez) was found and questioned by police on July 17, 2008, Gonzalez denied knowing either Casey or Caylee Anthony. When police asked the grandmother Cindy about the babysitter, Cindy said that she had no reason to doubt the account of Fernandez-Gonzalez caring for Caylee. However, in the nearly three years that Caylee was alive and living at Cindy Anthony’s house, neither of Casey’s parents nor any of her friends, family or acquaintances had ever once met the alleged babysitter.[9]

      From the start of the investigation, police[who?] had trouble determining the facts of the case. For instance, initially Caylee’s grandparents, Cindy and George Anthony, told police that the last time they saw their granddaughter was on June 9, 2008, but authorities found a video tape, taken June 15, 2008, that shows Caylee reading a book. When the grandparents were questioned about the time discrepancy, Cindy Anthony said that she had been confused about the dates and recalled taking Caylee to see Caylee’s great-grandfather on Fathers Day, June 15, 2008. Cindy Anthony told police that her husband probably went along with the dates because he took his wife’s word on those mistaken details.

      When police began to investigate Casey Anthony, they found discrepancies in what she had told law enforcement in her signed statement. Much of the information Casey gave, starting with the babysitter account, appeared to be false. For example, Casey told police that she worked at Universal Studios; when police escorted her to the studio facility, she led them to an office but then admitted that she no longer worked there. Casey also claimed she had been investigating Caylee’s disappearance on her own which is why she did not contact police earlier. However, friends and family denied being asked by Casey about Caylee. Photos of Casey attending parties while Caylee was missing were published by media outlets. On the December 10, 2008 episode of Larry King Live, Cindy Anthony said the photos in question were “staged” photos for which Casey was remunerated, apparently for the promotion of a nightclub.

    53. misskatie on February 12th, 2009 8:21 pm

      Confirmation of death
      During the investigation, police officers discovered hair samples and a stain in the trunk of Casey Anthony’s car. There were unconfirmed claims that the stain was from the victim’s blood. A lead investigator on the case said the hair was the major deciding factor leading authorities to believe that Caylee had indeed been in the trunk of Casey Anthony’s car. Together with these findings, authorities “air tested” the area of the car trunk to determine if a decomposing body had been stored there. The results of the air test were sent to the University of Tennessee Anthropological Research Facility for forensic examination. These results showed that a body had been in the car for two days.[10][11]

      Traces of Chloroform were found in Casey Anthony’s car trunk and evidence was found that someone had searched the Internet on Casey Anthony’s computer for the use of the chemical and how to make it. No dates of the search were given and they did not establish if the searches were done by Casey.[12]

      Cindy Anthony was interviewed on September 2, 2008, and expressed her hope that Caylee was with a friend or acquaintance of Casey Anthony. She went on to say, “I believe that Caylee is still alive, because I’m still getting phone calls of people who have seen Caylee and they’re frustrated because the authorities aren’t investigating.”[13]

      On October 21, 2008 the charges of child neglect were dropped against Casey. In a statement that morning, the State Attorney’s Office explained: “The neglect charges were premised on the theory that her child, Caylee Marie, was still alive. As the investigation progressed and it became clear that the evidence proved that the child was deceased, the State sought an indictment on the legally appropriate charges.”[14]

      On Friday, October 24, 2008, a forensic report from Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee confirmed results from a DNA test showing “evidence consistent with decomposition” based on five “key” compounds out of over 400 possible found in the trunk of Casey Anthony’s car. DNA samples cannot confirm whether the source is alive or dead. The only DNA testing by the FBI was limited to 752 base pairs out of 16,569 base pairs (less than 5% of the mitochondrial genome sequence). Whether or not the decomposition is human is still unknown but indicated as a possibility. The process has not been affirmed by a Daubert Test in the courts.[15]

      On November 26, 2008, officials released 700 pages of documents related to the Anthony investigation, which included evidence of Google searches of the terms “neck breaking,” “how to make chloroform,” and “death” on Casey Anthony’s home computer. No dates were given as to when the searches were done.[16]

      Wikinews has related news: Body of small child found in Orlando, Florida
      In July, KioMarie Cruz, Casey Anthony’s childhood friend, told local police to investigate the wooded area near Hidden Oaks Elementary School. On August 11, 12, and 13 of 2008, tips were called in to police by a utility worker, subsequently identified as Orange County utility worker, Roy Kronk,[17] about a suspicious bag near the same wooded area on Suburban Drive, less than a half-mile from the Anthony residence on Hopespring Drive.

      On December 11, skeletal remains of what appeared to be a young child were found by the same meter reader. The body itself was found within a black trash bag with yellow ties that was placed inside a cloth laundry hamper bag. Evidence such as clothing, a Winnie-the-Pooh blanket, a stainless-steel knife, and a pink backpack with the word “adorable” on it, were just some of the items that were found among the remains. It was reported that the skull had duct tape wrapped around it. Documents released to the public on January 21, 2009 determined that a heart sticker was intentionally placed on the said duct tape, that was wrapped around the child’s skull and stuck onto the hair.[18] [19] On December 12, the remains were tentatively identified as Caylee based on strands of hair found with the remains as well as the age and measurements being a match for Caylee.[20] On December 15, WFTV reported that more bones were found in the wooded area near where the skull was discovered.[21]

      On December 19, 2008, medical examiner Dr. “G” Jan Garavaglia confirmed that the remains found were that of Caylee Anthony, the death being ruled a homicide and that she was killed by undetermined means. No details of the DNA identification testing were given, such as the number of loci matched or the sources used in the match.[17][22][23] Prosecutors indicated they could seek the death penalty after the finding of Caylee Anthony’s body.[24]

    54. misskatie on February 12th, 2009 8:22 pm

      [edit] Publicity
      The case attracted a large amount of mainstream media attention, and is regularly the main topic of many talk shows, including those hosted by Greta Van Susteren, Nancy Grace, Geraldo Rivera, and others, and it has been featured on America’s Most Wanted,[25] NBC’s Dateline, and ABC’s 20/20.

      The mysterious, yet still unexplained death of Caylee has been distinguished by a frustrating unexplained lack of critical information from Casey Anthony, who was initially charged with child neglect and making false statements to investigators before later being charged with murder. However, while the Anthony grandparents relentlessly called upon the public to search for Caylee in places as far as Texas, Mexico, and Puerto Rico, they also insisted that Casey had been maintaining her silence in order to protect Caylee, and that searches for a dead body were unjustified.

      Casey Anthony’s parents, Cindy and George, appeared on the Today show on October 22, 2008. They maintained their belief that Caylee was alive and would be found. Larry Garrison, President of SilverCreek Entertainment, was their spokesman until he resigned in November 2008, citing that he was leaving due to “the Anthony family’s erratic behavior.” [26] Cindy Anthony was reported to be writing a book with her daughter Casey.[citation needed]

      More than 600 pages of evidence released by the Orange County Sheriff’s Department, including hundreds of instant messages between Casey and then-boyfriend Tony Rusciano, have been the subject of increased scrutiny by the media for clues and possible motives in the homicide.[27]

      George Anthony was reported missing on January 22, 2009 after he failed to show up for a meeting with lawyer, Brad Conway. George was found in a Daytona Beach hotel the next day after sending messages to family members threatening suicide. He was taken to Halifax Hospital for psychiatric evaluation.[28]

      [edit] Memorial
      Caylee Marie Anthony’s public memorial was held on February 10, 2009. During this Cindy Anthony stated “It breaks my heart today that Casey isn’t here today to honor her child who she loved so much,” and “Casey, I hope you’re listening to this. I wish I could comfort you. I wish I could take away your pain and wipe away your tears.” George Anthony stated “I miss my daughter, Casey, Do not form judgments because I tell you, you do not want to be in any of our shoes.” Casey Anthony’s brother asked people who know how Caylee died to come forward. Lee Anthony also said, “CMA, congratulations…” which can be reffering to Caylee Marie Anthony OR Casey Marie Anthony. [29]

    55. misskatie on February 12th, 2009 8:22 pm

      Casey Anthony
      Casey Anthony

      Booking photo of Casey Anthony

      Born March 19, 1986 (1986-03-19) (age 22)
      Warren, Ohio, U.S.
      Charge(s) First degree murder, et al.
      Status Incarcerated in Orange County Jail[30]
      Parents George and Cindy Anthony
      Children Caylee Anthony (deceased)
      Casey Marie Anthony (born March 19, 1986, in Warren, Ohio), Caylee’s mother, has been charged with the murder of her daughter.

      She was first arrested on July 16, 2008 for giving false statements, neglect of a child, and obstruction of a criminal investigation with a request that she be held on a no bond status until Caylee Anthony was located.

      On August 21, 2008, Casey Anthony was released after one month of incarceration. She was released from the Orange County jail after her $500,200 bond was posted by California bounty hunter Leonard Padilla and his nephew Tony Padilla, a bail bondsman.[31]

      She was arrested again on August 29, 2008, on charges of forgery, fraudulent use of personal information, and petty theft for forging $700 worth of checks and using her friend’s credit cards without permission.[32][33] Leonard Padilla subsequently rescinded the $500,200 in bail due to a lack of cooperation from Casey Anthony.[34]

      On September 5, 2008, Casey Anthony was released again on bail after being fitted with an electronic tracking device.[35] Her $500,000 bond was posted anonymously,[36] and later revealed that her parents, Cindy and George Anthony, signed a promissory note for the bond.[37]

      Casey Anthony was arrested a third time on September 15, 2008, on new charges of theft,[38] and was released shortly afterward.[39]

      On October 14, 2008 Casey Anthony was indicted by a grand jury on charges of first-degree murder and was arrested for the fourth time.[40] She entered a plea of not-guilty to the charges that she killed Caylee.[39]

      At least with respect to a related civil case brought against her, Casey Anthony has declared that she will be exercising her rights under the Fifth Amendment.[41]

    56. misskatie on February 12th, 2009 8:23 pm
    57. misskatie on February 12th, 2009 8:27 pm


    58. misskatie on February 13th, 2009 3:32 pm
    59. misskatie on February 15th, 2009 6:32 pm

      I DO NOT believe in psychics…. BUT…

      I remember immediately following Caylee being found, there was a psychic’s blog that predicted that a member of the anthony family would attempt suicide, and a lot of other things.

    60. dennis on February 19th, 2009 2:35 pm

      I would love to see you hypocrites standing befor Jesus and Begging for forgiveness. We are supposedly christians, but I hardly hear a cry for forgiveness. Is it because you are so rightious that you are able to convict someone WITHOUT first having first hand knowlege of what actually went down. but I reiterate, FORGIVENESS.
      one of the benchmarks of being christian is offering forgiveness. Read the Lords prayer if i am in doubt. personally I think you are just a bunch of hypocritical bullies with nothing else to do with your free time than to condemn someone without knowing the whole story. And again, read about the woman who was actually caught in the act of adultery. Jesus said, and I quote, “let the man who HAS NOT SINNED CAST THE FIRST STONE. absolutely none of you has ever entertained the thought that this time she might actually be telling the truth. Like i said before hand when Jesus Christ has seen your hands with blood on them, will he be as willing to forgive you.

      and the thought that someone is innocent until proven guilty. I know that thought is archaic to you, but it is still a righteous principle in itself. I would like to challenge anyone of you who think you’re absolutely, with guns cocked ready to condemn this young woman to open your closets and see if you are any better have clean hands yourself. absolutely not ONE person has come to her defense. I love caylee just as much as any of you. But I’m not ready to convict someone before I know the whole story. btw I’m someone who happens to believe casey is innocent.
      but even if she is found guilty, we should all check our ability to forgive, which is the benchmark of a responsible Christian culture.

      End of lecture, goodbye.

    61. dennis on February 19th, 2009 4:27 pm

      has anyone considered or even entertain the Idea that Casey did not want her daughters funeral to be a public exhibition, and wanted her family members to grieve in their own way. without public scrutiny to be involved.

    62. dennis on February 19th, 2009 4:42 pm

      btw my name email address is and I reside at 30 woodside drive tabernacle nj. and my full name is dennis sean brochu.

    63. dennis on February 19th, 2009 4:45 pm

      btw i know nothing about this case but i can spot vehamate hatred a mile away, and yes I have sinned but God forbid I should look to any of you for forgiveness.

    64. dennis on February 22nd, 2009 2:33 pm

      I hope little caylee is sitting somewhere, and reading how much compassion you have for her mother, especially with circumstantial evidence. has it come to your little pea brains who couldn’t spell your way out of a first grade spelling test that saint Gonzales, who casey actually refered to with her bf, which proves that she does exist, that she would like to cover for herself and make casey appear to be guilty, to throw suspicion away from herself.

      but than you all speak with perfect judgement. don’t you.

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