Caylee Anthony: The Disappearance
On July 13, 2008, Cindy and George Anthony found a notice from the post office for a certified letter on their front door. George Anthony picked up the certified letter from the post office, and found that his daughter's car was in a tow yard. When George picked up the car, both he and the tow yard attendant noted a strong smell coming from the trunk. Both later stated that they believed the odor to be that of a decomposing body. When the trunk was opened, it contained a bag of trash, but no human remains. Cindy Anthony reported Caylee missing that day, to the Orange County Sheriff's Office. Casey told detectives several lies, including that the child had been kidnapped by a nanny on June 9, and that she had been trying to find her, too frightened to alert the authorities. From the beginning, Casey lied to detectives about what had really happened to Caylee.
According to Casey Anthony's father, George Anthony, Casey left the family's home on June 16, 2008, taking her daughter Caylee (who was almost three) with her and did not return for 31 days. Casey's mother Cindy asked repeatedly during the month to see Caylee, but Casey claimed that she was too busy with a work assignment in Tampa, Florida. At other times, she said Caylee was with a nanny, who Casey identified by the name of Zenaida "Zanny" Fernandez-Gonzalez, or at theme parks or the beach. It was eventually determined that a woman named Zenaida Fernandez-Gonzalez did in fact exist, but that she had never met Casey Anthony, Caylee Anthony, any member of the Anthony family, or any of Casey's friends. This is the point that made Casey look so guilty. Why would she make up a fake nanny that had never even heard of her? Casey’s stories did not add up and that is why she remained the number one suspect. The fact that she waited 31 days, an entire month, to report her missing three-year old daughter was very uneasy with many people.
On December 11, 2008, Caylee's...
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