Casey Anthony Murder Trial Day 4: Simon Birch, Mgr of Towing Yard Says Casey Anthony’s Car Smelled of Decomposition … George Anthony, “I Feared Car Death Smell Was Casey, Caylee.”


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Simon says the car smelled like decomposition …

Simon Birch, the manager of the wrecker/towing yard, Johnson’s Wrecker Service, where Casey Anthony’s car, a white Pontiac Sunfire, was impounded for more than two weeks in the summer of 2008 testified on Friday that he smelled an odor coming from the car that was consistent with decomposition. Birch stated that in his 30 years in the business, he  had had come across deceased bodies at least eight times.

Simon Birch

Watch HERE (5:05) and HERE, VIDEO testimony of Simon Birch.

The manager of a towing yard where Casey Anthony’s car was kept for more than two weeks during the summer of 2008 testified at her murder trial Friday that he smelled an odor coming from her car consistent with decomposing bodies he’d smelled in the past.

Birch said he’d spent 30 years in the towing business as well as two years in waste management, and had come across deceased bodies at least eight times. He said he first noticed the smell coming from Anthony’s’ car on the fourth day her 1998 Pontiac was parked on his yard. The car had been towed after spending four days in an Amscot parking lot. It stayed there from June 30 to June 15, when Anthony’s parents retrieved it.

“In my opinion and experience, the smell of decomposition is unique in comparison to rotten food or rotting garbage,” Birch said.

Discussion at Scared Monkeys Forum during Simon Birch testimony.

Casey Anthony’s car was towed on June 30 and kept in the yard for two weeks. All the while Casey claimed that she was having car troubled and never mentioned that her car had been towed. Simon Birch’s testimony is certainly damning to the defense and Casey.

When asked to describe the odor he smelled from the car, Birch said, “It was an odor consistent to what I had smelled in the past when it comes to decomposition. The car was sealed…the smell was minimal, but it was still there.”

Later in the day, George Anthony would take the stand again and stated the following … “I Feared Car Death Smell Was Casey, Caylee.”

George Anthony said that within three feet of the car, he smelled a very strong odor that “concerned” him. He said he had smelled a similar odor previously and it was very distinct — the smell of a human corpse.

He said because he had not seen Casey Anthony or his granddaughter, Caylee Anthony, for a long time; he did worry it could be one of them.

“Please don’t let this be Casey or Caylee,” George Anthony said he said to himself when he opened the trunk of the car.

We will remember back in 2008, this is the same day that George Anthony drove the car home. Cindy Anthony would call 911 to report Caylee missing where she told the 911 dispatcher, “It smells like there’s been a dead body in the damn car.”

The 911 Call: (Listen to call HERE)

On the second call Cynthia says, “I found out my granddaughter has been taken, she has been missing. My daughter finally admitted that she’s been missing. … My daughter finally admitted that the babysitter stole her. I need to find her.”
“There’s something wrong,” Cynthia continues to tell the dispatcher in the second call. “I found my daughter’s car today and it smells like there’s been a dead body in the damn car.”

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  • Comments

    5 Responses to “Casey Anthony Murder Trial Day 4: Simon Birch, Mgr of Towing Yard Says Casey Anthony’s Car Smelled of Decomposition … George Anthony, “I Feared Car Death Smell Was Casey, Caylee.””

    1. on May 28th, 2011 1:30 pm

      It smelled like a dead body because a dead body had been stored in it. Plain and simple.

    2. glad2bAmerican on May 28th, 2011 4:04 pm

      How come Jose Baez is still her attorney. I thought Caylee has court appointed lawyers. Who’s paying the $$$$ for Jose?
      Casey is a sociopath and believes her own lies!
      She is caught up in them! How can ANYONE accuse their family of sexual abuse to get sympathy for herself. Bet it’s not if she’s guilt, but you won’t get the death penalty but still life in prison if you can get a jury to believe they caused you to do this! SICK!
      Funny everyone is lying but Casey!!!

    3. Miklo on May 28th, 2011 4:56 pm

      Cindy Anthony’s testimony today seemed fairly reasonable and, at times, sympathetic.

      I believe that Cindy Anthony probably coped with her dysfunctional homelife by living, for many years, in deep denial.

      For example, it is difficult to understand how an educated nurse failed to detect that her own daughter, living in the same household, was seven months’ pregnant.

      But I think the Anthonys lived in patent denial with regard to Casey because they didn’t know what else to do with her.
      Casey’s sneaky behavior, incessant lies, sketchy friends, and abject partying eroded their ability to trust her.

      The Anthonys believed they could make a home for Casey and little Caylee that would provide a requisite degree of support in the wake of an increasingly unstable situation.

      They understood that Casey didn’t want to be a Mom. But they thought Caylee would inspire Casey with the motivation to become responsible.

      Nevertheless, Casey’s ambivelence toward her child rendered much of Caylee’s care, by default, to Cindy.
      And escalated the tension in the family.

      Finally, Casey made the decision to set herself free from the nagging “inconveniences” of motherhood.

      Cindy and George thought they could bridge the gap in their strained relationship with Casey by, once again, denying the truth and covering up for their daughter’s heinously poor choices.

      Until it became clear that Casey had committed the ultimate betrayal, and murdered the only child she will (likely) ever have…

    4. Miklo on May 28th, 2011 5:01 pm

      Publically, the Anthonys are committed to supporting Casey – and helping her avoid a death penalty sentence.

      But privately, I can only imagine that there have been bitter words because the Anthonys appeared to have really loved their grandaughter.

      Perhaps they showered her with the love that they wished they could have showered on Casey as a child, attempting to maintain the connection and avoid the mistakes they feared they had made with Casey.
      SM: Their testimony since the trial started is hardly supportive to Casey. I think over time and with this throw the Anthony family under the bus defense that Casey & Baez have dreamed up, the A’s are no longer supporting Casey.

    5. Magmoo on May 30th, 2011 2:37 pm

      Was Casey’s car moved in that three day period at Amscot. The Amscot manager testified that the car was backed in to the space. I just read the tow truck drivers statement and he said it was nosed in. Just thought that was interesting. He also hooked the car up from the rear of the car.

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