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.
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.”
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.”