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December 19, 2008

Twists & Turns in Caylee Anthony Case as Major Announcement Expected at 2:00 PM … Remains ID’d as Caylee Anthony

Posted in: Casey Anthony,Caylee Anthony,Crime,Deceased,Media,Missing Persons,Murder

According to reports there will be a major announcement by the Orange County Sheriff’s Office in the Caylee Anthony case this afternoon at 2:00 eastern. Most likely the child’s skeletal remains found a week ago Thursday will be identified and the utility worker who found the remains will be named as well. Most likely the Sheriff’s office will hopefully clear up the questions revolving around the utility workers prior 3 calls to notify them of this area and what actions where taken by police at the time.


Orange County Sheriff Kevin Beary

Tune in for the announcement at 2pm

Watch VIDEO of new Press Conference


UPDATE I: The remains have been positively identified as Caylee Anthony

The sad but not unexpected news has been confirmed by the Orlando County Sheriff’s office, that the Medical Examiner has determined that the remains found last week near the Anthony home was that of missing Caylee Anthony. The death certificate to be issued today will be homicide by unknown means.

Orlando authorities say DNA tests confirm the skeletal remains recently found in the woods belong to missing toddler Caylee Anthony.

A county medical examiner said at a news conference Friday that the remains match Caylee’s DNA profile, and that the death is considered a homicide.


Dr. Jan C. Garavaglia

 UPDATE II: Medical Examiner Says Remains Are Caylee’s (WFTV)

 VIDEO of Dr. Jan C. Garavaglia announcement of Caylee Anthony ID. The medical examiner confirmed that the bones found in a wooded area near the home of Cindy and George Anthony are that of missing 2 year old Caylee Anthony.

The remains found in a wooded area near the home of George and Cindy Anthony have been positively identified as their granddaughter, Caylee.

“This identification was made from nuclear DNA taken from the remains and compared to a known profile of Caylee Anthony,” Dr. Jan C. Garavaglia said. “There was no trauma to the bones prior to the death. The manner of the death in this cause is homicide. The cause of death will be listed as homicide by unknown means.”

UPDATE III: There will be Separate News Conference at 3:30 regarding Meter Reader

“This is a sheriff’s nightmare,” Orange County Sheriff Kevin Beary said. “I think there’s been an open wound in the community. No child should have to go through this, and we have far too many incidents like this across the country all the time.”

The meter reader who found the remains, and called the department four months ago directing them to the site three times, is also expected to hold a separate news conference Friday afternoon.

At a Thursday news conference, Capt. Angelo Nieves, a Sheriff’s Department commander, said investigators were looking into whether the tips, called in August 11, 12 and 13, were properly followed up.

In one of those phone calls, the meter reader reported seeing a gray bag on the side of the road, Nieves said. On August 13, a deputy responded to the site and did a “cursory search” but found nothing, Nieves said.

Nieves said police were getting more information from the tipster and the deputy who responded to the tips. He said the department was investigating the “thoroughness” of the deputy’s response but would not identify the deputy.

The meter reader “is not a suspect,” Nieves said. “He is a credible witness.”


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