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Monday, May 18, 2009

Casey Anthony case: Deputy who failed to investigate Caylee Anthony tip resigns

Sarah Lundy
Sentinel Staff Writer
May 18, 2009

The Orange County deputy who was accused of improperly investigating a tip that could have led to the discovery of Caylee Marie Anthony's remains resigned today.Deputy Richard Cain submitted his resignation letter on the eve of the administrative hearing to determine whether he should be fired.
Cain was accused of not properly investigating a tip made in August by meter reader Roy Kronk about a bag seen in the woods less than a mile from Casey Anthony's home. Four months later, Kronk went back to the area and discovered Caylee's skeletal remains, which were scattered in the woods.

When questioned by investigators, Cain gave varying versions of what happened in August when he checked out the tip. An internal investigation was completed and sheriff's officials found him negligent and untruthful. The sheriff's office planned to fire him but Cain vowed to appeal. His final hearing was supposed to be Tuesday.

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