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Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Grandfather: Casey Anthony stole gas cans before reporting toddler missing

Orlando Sentinel . com
Walter Pacheco Sentinel Staff Writer
August 6, 2008

The grandfather of missing Caylee Marie Anthony admits that his daughter, Casey Anthony, stole a couple of gasoline cans from a shed at their home before she reported the toddler's disappearance.

During a televised interview Tuesday with Greta Van Susteren of Fox News Channel, George Anthony said he discovered the gas cans inside the trunk of Casey's car on the same day he had reported them stolen.

"As she opened up the trunk of the car, guess what? The gas cans were there," George Anthony said. "[Casey' s] the one that took the gas cans."Investigators later recovered those gas cans from the Anthony's Hopespring Drive home on Aug. 1.

George Anthony had called the Orange County Sheriff's Office on June 24 to report the missing gas cans. The sheriff's report shows that the gas cans -- with about $50-worth of gasoline -- were locked inside a shed at their home.

Deputies said someone had damaged the door and lock to remove the gas cans.

Later that day, Casey told her father, "It's a shame what happened in the shed," Anthony recalled. What a quick-tongued liar. They just flow out of her mouth.

He then asked Casey that he needed a tool that was inside the trunk of her Pontiac Sunfire to rotate the tires on his wife's vehicle, but Casey refused to let him open the trunk. Casey then opened the trunk and her father saw the missing gas cans.

Investigators with the sheriff's office said part of their probe is focused on the trunk of Casey's car. During a bond hearing in July, they described a mysterious stain and hair found in the trunk of her vehicle.

They also discovered a foul odor associated with rotting human flesh inside the trunk.

Detectives with the sheriff's office have not said when they expect to receive the forensic results of the evidence found in Casey's car.
Casey Anthony, who has been at the Orange County Jail for nearly three weeks on a $500,200 bond, was formally charged Tuesday on charges of child neglect, a 3rd-degree felony.

Smart move for George to start to come clean on some things. While he, no doubt, loves his daughter, his experience in law enforcement must enable him to see where this story will end and is being fully cooperative, not only to find little Caylee, but to make sure he does not hinder the investigation in any way. imo.

Cindy, on the other hand, needs to pop her head out of her butt.

On the day the theft was reported, June 24, Casey was still flying high on Cindy's credit cards. Leads me to think she didn't need the gasoline for her car. When George found the gas cans in the trunk of Casey's car, did they have gas in them? If not, were there any fires reported on June 24, in woods or campgrounds? So many questions...

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