Here’s a really brief summary or Cliff’s notes for some of the recent pages released in the search for Caylee Anthony. The doll found in the car was Caylee’s favorite baby doll (named mama) – that Cindy said Caylee wouldn’t have gone anywhere without- would have thrown a fit! Sooo SAD!
First, there’s an interview w/her older brother Lee Anthony. The interview took place about 2 weeks after all hell broke loose w/the phone call to 911 on 7/15. He was extremely cooperative –providing Law Enforcement (LE) w/his notes and timeline that he’d been putting together – trying to untangle what happened when Casey and Caylee had been MIA from the Anthony home since 6/15. He doesn’t live at home so all he knew was that Casey had been staying away from home for the past few weeks- which was unprecedented – for the first time ever. She had always lived at home and now she’d moved out w/Caylee and was not letting Cindy or anyone speak w/Caylee. He said she would give people the runaround and say she was asleep or at the nanny’s or she didn’t want to upset her etc.
But the interview starts the night of the 911 call- July 15, his dad calls and says I’m worried about your mom- pls go check on her. Lee gets there in 5mins and sees Casey’s car in garage and no one else– horrific smell fills the garage– he calls his mom who pulls up momentarily w/Casey- he can tell they’ve been fighting.
Cindy wants to see Caylee and threatens Casey w/calling the police about stolen money and the car (bc the car is in George and Cindy’s name). Casey is still being stubborn and says go ahead- refers to herself as a spiteful bitch. Apparently Cindy called Casey that earlier bc Casey keeps bringing it up. So- you’ve heard the call- Casey breaks down and says she’s missing and has been for 31 days . It seems the confusion over the original missing date of June 9th was just an error (as I suspected) from Cindy being hysterical and exaggerating how long its been since she’s seen Caylee. Casey keeps hearing her repeat that date and everyone kind of assumes Cindy would know and that must be the right date. Cindy rules the world- don’t ya know?
It seems Casey may have actually thought that she could just say- she’s MY child and she’s safe, I don’t have to show her to you! Because Lee said- play it out…when the cops get here they’re going to make you take us to Caylee just like mom would – and Casey gives him a horrified face! Mom’s first reaction when Casey finally admits she hasn’t seen Caylee for a month is “WHAT HAVE YOU DONE?” Oh, he’s never in his life heard of Zanny the nanny – SHOCKING huh?
When Amy brought Cindy to Tony’s apt to retrieve Casey that night- Cindy told Tony “I hope you’re rich, bc she will take all of your money and leave you high and dry.” Tony has no idea what’s going on at this point as Cindy just snatched Casey up and leaves. She’s already found the car and when she found it w/that smell she was TERRIFIED that Casey and/or Caylee were dead in the trunk- I think they didn’t have a key to the trunk? (not sure)
The police are called- all of that’s been widely reported so I’m skipping ahead as they go through his “investigation” notes. Lee at this point seems to have his nose firmly up LE azz. He went and picked up Casey’s stuff from Tony’s apt- says he’s certain its too neatly packed for Casey to have done it- thinks Tony packed it up bc Tony also took Amy’s checkbook out of the bag, has it on his dresser and had called and told Amy she could retrieve it. This is the first Tony learns of Caylee being missing—from Amy. God bless Amy! If she hadn’t busted Casey for stealing those checks and led Cindy to where Casey had been staying…. who knows when we would have learned of Caylee’s disappearance??
Lee brings all of Casey’s stuff back from Tony’s and dumps her things out in front of the cops in the family room- Casey’s wallet has over $100 in it which Cindy pockets (Casey’s stolen way more than that from her). The cop was out of the room for a bit so its unclear if Cindy or George took anything else from the bag- but basically they find some of Cindy’s credit cards and lots of receipts. There was some type of ID- Lee saw the officer “snatch it” when it was discovered behind Casey’s driver’s license—that’s interesting- I wonder what that was all about!? Lee said Casey has stolen from him and has been known to steal from others. The UNDERSTATEMENT of the year. That’s like, the Bush administration, has been known to undermine the constitution!!! Sorry- political rant leak. Anyway…
Lee recounts what he’s been told about the gas cans- which is kind of suspicious bc it sounds like George did not actually go into the car on (what we think is) 7/24- when he said he retrieved those stolen gas cans—he may not have even been close enough to the car to smell anything bc Casey was trying to block him. Is that cover up I smell? I hope not. He says that George is meticulous w/the cars- used to work at family dealership, Anthony Auto, and he was known to detail the inside and out often- on everyone’s car. Casey was trying to blame the smell on squirrels that had climbed into her engine and died. That just makes me want to cry. ☹
Some girl named Heather apparently “vouched” for Casey working on a contract basis for Universal through Kodak/Colorvision but it sounds very suspicious. I recently read somewhere (blog) that people found out Casey was working for an escort service w/Universal in the name, but as far as I know its complete speculation!! (Though I must admit I’ve wondered about the escort or exotic dancer angle– maybe she was dancing the day shift at a club bc apparently you don’t make much money on the day shift- ((I recently read the Diablo Cody (Juno scriptwriter) book about stripping- that’s how I know)). And we do know she certainly wasn’t making much money bc she had to steal from everyone to fund her desperate search for her daughter—Caylee- are you here at Fusian? Apparently Casey thought – hmmm -Maybe this girl is like a genie in a bottle and if I rub her the right way- Caylee (and Zanny the nanny) will magically appear- GRRR!
Casey, I think, thought she’d wiped the hard drive- it was acting like it had a virus and Lee couldn’t get on at first. When he did log into her yahoo mail account- she’d erased EVERYTHING sent or received before July 15th- there was nothing there- no spam no nothing. Also, on July 4th Casey deleted a lot of myspace postings all the way back to April 24th. So, that’s a really brief and (sorry) scattered summary of the interview w/Lee Anthony. Things just look worse and worse. I will summarize the Tony interview later.