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Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Crime documents released in Casey Anthony case--Part 1

February 18, 2008
Orlando Sentinel

Times denote when they were posted on the Orlando Sentinel website

11:05 a.m. Investigators have determined that Caylee died between June 16 and June 27, the report said. Detectives think that the body was stored in the trunk of Anthony's Pontiac for a period of time, but was removed before June 27. "Evidence on the body suggests that the child's death was not accidental but an intentional act," Detective Yuri Melich wrote Feb. 5. "As of this writing, there is nothing to suggest that anyone but Casey Anthony is responsible for the death and disposal of Caylee Anthony."

10:49 a.m. Casey Anthony complained to a family friend about having a bad relationship with her father, George Anthony, documents show. The friend is Michelle Murphy, Lee Anthony's old roommate and long-time friend of the Anthony family. On two different occasions, Lee and George Anthony told Murphy that Cindy and George Anthony were considering getting custody of Caylee, the report said.

In Feburary 2007, Casey Anthony allegedly had a miscarriage from a man named Brandon Snow. None of her friends, including Annie Downing or Murphy, believed this was true. In March 2007, shortly after the alleged miscarriage, Anthony called Murphy and told her she was feeling "crazy" and was considering getting "herself committed," the report said. Anthony had "imagined this life with Brandon [Snow] and that she was supposed to have this baby in October," according to the report.

Anthony also said she didn't feel like she was being a good mom to Caylee, but did not elaborate on details to Murphy. When Murphy called the following day to check on the situation, Anthony blew her off.

10:37 a.m. After Casey Anthony was released from jail once last year, Annie Downing visited Anthony several times at her home and spent the night once. Anthony told Downing, "when this is all said and done, I have so much to tell you," Downing told investigators.

While Downing was visiting the Anthony home, Casey Anthony found Cindy Anthony on the computer using Casey's email address and signing emails with Casey's name. They argued about it, but Cindy Anthony told her daughter that "if this can find us Caylee, then you know I'm going to do whatever I can."

At one point, while visiting Anthony at home, Downing asked her about the chloroform found in the trunk of her Pontiac, but Casey Anthony explained it away, saying she had stored cleaning supplies there. Anthony also eluded to the fact that her ex-fiancé Jesse Grund had a key to her car and "may have done something to it after it was abandoned," the report said.

Downing told investigators she thought that if Anthony had hurt Caylee, that she would not have acted alone because "she wasn't that smart," (lol) the report said. Investigators noted that the statement was only Downing's opinion and she didn't have any evidence to back it up.

10:24 a.m. In late 2006 or early 2007 Casey Anthony visited Downing at work and told her she need to talk to someone. Anthony said "she needed to get away and felt like she was having a breakdown," Downing told investigators. Anthony didn't tell Downing what caused the breakdown, but said she wanted to go to "an institution" and that Caylee could stay with Cindy Anthony, Downing said.

But when Downing called her later that night, Casey Anthony said she'd talked to her mother and she was fine.The two stopped being close friends around August 2007 because Downing found out that Anthony was a liar, the report said.

10:16 a.m. During an interview with Annie Downing, she told detectives Casey Anthony was jealous of her mother's relationship with Caylee. Casey once told her that Cindy Anthony wanted Caylee to call her 'mom' instead of 'grand mom' the report said. During Caylee's 2nd birthday, Casey Anthony told Downing "Oh my God, this is supposed to be Caylee's Day. I'm her mom. She's not her mom," in reference to Cindy Anthony helping Caylee open presents.

Downing also told investigators that she received a phone call from Lee Anthony in October after information had been made public about Casey telling another friend she could get some Xanex from her friend named Annie. Downing said Lee Anthony told her, "We all know Casey's done bad things but you need to protect yourself. You need to, if they call you, you need to tell them the truth. You need to tell them anything you know because if you know something you need to tell them. Don't protect Casey."

10 a.m. Investigators did not find fingerprints belonging to George Anthony, Cindy Anthony or Lee Anthony on the duct tape found on Caylee Marie's skull, the FBI forensic reports show.The discovery documents also include lists of the dozens of people who had been at the crime scene, ranging from FBI agents, Orange County Sheriff's Office detectives, crime-scene technicians and prosecutors.

Also included is a letter asking the FBI to compare items taken from the Anthony house in December, when a search warrant was executed. Among the items taken from the house are multiple garbage bags, a Bissel steam cleaner, Dirt Devil vacuum cleaner, a Bissel spot cleaner and one red gas can with duct tape.

The sheriff's office asked the FBI to compare the black plastic bag found with Caylee's remains to the garbage bags collected from the Anthonys' house; to compare the duct tape found on the remains to the duct tape on the gas can from the Anthonys' residence; and to examine vacuums and cleaners for possible decomposition materials or other related items.

9:45 a.m. The duct tape discovered on Caylee Anthony's skull at the crime scene matches duct tape stuck on a gas can at the Anthonys' house, investigators said.The duct tape "Originated from the same source roll," according to the report.

9:33 a.m. Photographs show strips of silver-colored duct tape and several plastic bags scattered at the site, off Suburban Drive. One bag appears to be partially buried.

...Two of Anthony's friends, Annie Downing and Michelle Murphy, told investigators they remember a time when Anthony had an emotional breakdown and "wanted to be committed," according to the report.

In the wooded area where Caylee's body was found, detectives noted the remains were found not far from the road. The small skull was near a black plastic bag, the report said.The skull didn't have any flesh left on it, but "quite a bit of hair" was still present, Detective Yuri Melich wrote in the report. "I immediately noticed that there appeared to be a piece of silver duct tape across the mouth area of the skull," Melich wrote. "The tape appeared to have been purposely placed there."

The remains were found inside of two black plastic bags and a canvas laundry bag. Detectives also found a stained Winnie the Pooh blanket, a pair of size 24 month pink and white stripe shorts, a pink size 3T shirt with the words "BIG TROUBLE comes small" written on the front and what detectives thought to be pieces of a child's pull up.

Casey Anthony, 22, has been charged with first-degree murder in the slaying of her 2-year-old daughter Caylee Marie Anthony. Anthony has remained at the Orange County Jail since October where she is being held without bond.

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