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Monday, November 10, 2008

Divers Search For Caylee Anthony; Gag Order Hearing In Casey Case Postponed

November 10, 2008

ORLANDO, Fla. -- A hearing on a sweeping gag order in the case against Casey Anthony, who has been charged with first-degree murder in the disappearance of her 3-year-old daughter, Caylee, was postponed on Monday.

It is not known when the hearing, which would restrict attorneys, witnesses, law enforcement and the Anthony family from commenting publicly about the case, will be held. The purpose of the order would be to protect potential jurors from being influenced by pretrial publicity.

Meanwhile, Equusearch leader Tim Miller and his team are leaving Orlando after spending the weekend searching for Caylee...

But celebrity bounty hunter Leonard Padilla is hoping to have a team of divers search a river for the missing girl's body.

Miller said last week that he expected about 4,000 volunteers, but only 1,000 to 1,500 people participated in the search, which covered 25 miles of land and wooded areas near Orlando International Airport.

"The turnout wasn't as big as I anticipated. I think that people are just accepting the fact, probably, that Caylee's not going to come back," Miller said. The search thus far has cost nearly $100,000. Miller said his search team is headed to North Carolina to search for four newly missing people...

Divers Search River For Caylee

Padilla, who assisted Miller in the weekend search, took a dive team to Blanchard Park to search the Little Econ River for Caylee.

Padilla said he received a tip from a friend of Anthony's, leading to the new search. Padilla said the friend showed him a picture of a cross that she had taken at Blanchard Park and it matched some arts and crafts that were in Anthony's room.

"She could have easily gone to the park, taken the body out, ruptured the bag when she pulled the body out of the trunk -- which left fluids in the trunk -- gotten it all over herself, taken it to the edge of the water and dumped it in there," Padilla said.

Padilla said that theory would explain a stain on one of Anthony's shirts that her mother, Cindy Anthony, cleaned before it was turned over to investigators.

Divers were awaiting the OK from Orange County authorities before searching the river, Local 6 News reported.

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