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Friday, November 14, 2008

Divers Resume Search For Caylee Anthony

Plastic Bag Found Thursday Won't Help Investigators
POSTED: 6:22 am EST November 14, 2008

ORLANDO, Fla. -- Divers searching for clues in the disappearance of Caylee Anthony found nothing on final day of search.

On Thursday, dive teams hired by bounty hunter Leonard Padilla announced they had found a plastic bag that was weighed down in the Little Econlockhatchee River.

The bag was said to have contained children's toys, bone fragments and a shamrock. Casey Anthony, who is Caylee's mother, is known to love shamrocks.

But investigators said the bag contained only rocks and a plastic Gumby doll. Detectives dismissed the findings and publicly scolded Padilla.

On Friday, divers said they would remain tight-lipped from now on.

"We just don’t want to get involved in this so-called circus that they keep telling us we’re the reason for," diver Spyder Dalton said. "We’d rather just stay tight-lipped, do our job. You guys watch, and then at the end of the day, whatever we find, we can bring to you."

After Thursday’s false alarm, authorities asked Padilla to stop the search and take a lie-detector test to prove he did not stage the event.

Deputies said Padilla contributed to the chaos surrounding Thursday’s discovery by not calling them first.

Padilla said he has nothing to hide.

"When law enforcement asks you to take a polygraph, it's to panic you. Lee and Cindy and George (Anthony) obviously can't take a polygraph because they won't pass it. I've got no problem. I'll pass it," Padilla said...

The dive team continued to scour the river on Friday at Blanchard Park until the late afternoon.
Padilla said if the team of volunteer divers is willing, it will resume the search on Monday, but divers said they need to get back home to California, making Friday the last day of their search for now.

Officials with the Orange County Sheriff's Office said their divers haven't searched the Little Econlockhatchee River, but searchers with EquuSearch did spend time searching the waters by sonar and didn't find anything.
Latest update: Padilla and posse not allowed to return to Blanchard Park.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This is really sad and confused so caylee is dead for sure. thats the really sad part and the confusing part is there are so many different stories to this. I think that now when i get a child i am gonna think 10 x's before i hire a babycitter.