Amy interview- 7/23/08, 3:51pm–Detective Dorothy Rivera, Homicide
This one’s long but verry revealing.
She already filed check charges 08-307930 police report- wants to press charges.
((Cast of characters: Ricardo–Casey’s ex, Amy is crashing on his couch, JP is the other roommate. Amy says he’s “way less involved” – he never liked Casey. (I like him already 😉 That’s interesting though…isn’t he the one who looks so much like Caylee? Troy, Amy’s previous roommate til 6mos ago, his friend/new girlfriend? Melissa and Will, Amy’s good friend- works w/her at Houlihan’s.))
Straight to D-day 7/15. Cindy calls Amy after having found her # on scrap of paper in the car (the one that reeks of decomp). Amy hears true parental panic in Cindy’s voice- so she decides to believe her and help out. Casey had always told Amy that her parents were crazy- but Amy’s really been wanting to meet them –considering she was going to be moving in w/Casey and Caylee. Here comes the getting the parents house BS…
That whole load of BS Casey told Amy about –she was looking into buying a place and Amy could move in w/her—she was supposed to go see the house but it kept falling through. Then suddenly, new story –Mom is going to sign the house over- she’ll be moving to Winter Park- getting a condo near a better facility for Cindy’s dad. Some confusing talk about texting re: housing situation in mid-May. She gives them permission to take anything they can use from her phone.
Again, suddenly the deal falls through, Casey said oh mom had 30 days to negate the deal—I’m sure there were lots of creative and unnecessary details from Casey here—and Casey says her parents are now getting a divorce- they should just look at getting an apartment. WTF- was Casey planning? Poor Amy, apparently she’d finally said forget it and made other arrangements for a place to live which also fell through. ☹ Many of Casey’s lies are exposed as Amy and Cindy compare notes on the drive to retrieve the hidden/wayward Casey!
She never saw or spoke to the babysitter but heard the name Zanny (Zani). Never witnessed any phone contact between Casey and Zanny the nanny.
5/14 two flat tires (first I’ve heard about that). Casey ran over something on the 408 Ricardo and Troy know more about that -they came and helped her. They all went out that night. Zip over to 5/24- Amy, Casey and Troy first met Tony- party at the Villages on Science Dr. Tony and Casey pretty much played beer pong- Amy was only there for 45 mins. She explains beer pong to the detective and he seems to have an appropriate appreciation for it! ☺ Jokes about playing coffee pong- true that- I’m getting soo old!
The other detective nips this in the bud- jumping right to 5/25- no clothes party (ABC Party = anything but clothes– I guess this is the night of the flag dress). “Run in” w/guy named Brandon—this is all new! Casey claimed she had a miscarriage w/him and became very emotional—“Casey became very, very, very upset at that point.” Casey was crying and missing for 1.5 hours- he says they’ll come back to that. Establishes, yes, this is a core group of friends hanging out frequently—did he just read the intv manual? (sorry)
June 2 is when Ricardo kind of finds out about Tony- real nice Casey. Casey makes herself scarce- assumed to be up Tony’s azz. June 6th- Amy totals her car- What?
Something really confusing here about Casey saying ‘her boy from work sent her to Fusion to check on her daughter’—Amy says that was a little weird. A little weird?? So Casey admits to being at Fusion on the 6th, Amy moves in w/Ricardo on the 7th. Casey was there bc she picked on Amy about her nose injury- what a nice friend- grrr!
Casey and Caylee stayed over at Ricardo’s 6/9- got up early on the 10th and that’s the last time Amy saw Caylee—might have heard her in the bkgrd on a phone call 6/13th- bc talked to Casey a while – while in the car? Ricardo leaves for Tampa on the 12th- Amy was supposed to go to Jax w/Casey on the 13th with Caylee. Amy texted her at around 6am that morning and Casey texted back that she was on the way to the hospital w/her dad (total BS of course) and would explain later. Amy was depending on Casey for a ride- she was going up there to buy a car. Finally heard back- that Casey’s dad had a mini-stroke- Amy was of course super concerned- said don’t worry about it- sounds like she had to rent a car and drive up there herself- thanks Casey.
Amy gets back and Casey invites her out to Fusion- which she did every Friday (nag) and Amy never wanted to go bc she didn’t like the music they played- cop goes ecstasy music??- ha ha- yeah and they play ecstasy pong there (sorry). Amy says no, it’s more like rap- and she doesn’t dig it. He asks about Casey having a drug problem- Amy says no, but she has started smoking more pot lately. Great! Now, pots gonna take a bad rap bc that bitch went batshit crazy! Says she was getting her pot from her boyfriend. Used to only eat a (pot) brownie every now and then- but started doing it more- blaming it on the stress from (fake) family situation. They talk about ecstasy again- how you can’t really tell if someone’s on it unless you see them when they’re actually rolling. The cop seems stuck on E—what do they know that we don’t know? Friends share!
Amy says Casey fell off the face of the earth between 14th, well the week of the 15th to the 21st. Amy says yeah I didn’t see her at all from 10th of June till 30th- all phone calls.
Starting about the 25th Casey tells Amy there’s a horrible smell in her car and she can’t figure out what it is?? ☹ She talks about it for at least 2 days- saying it was getting worse. Says maybe her dad ran over something when he borrowed it (what?)– “it smells like something died in my car.” OMG! But Casey mentioned the engine area as being the source of the smell– NOT the trunk of course, nooo.
Amy gets a text from Casey on the 27th saying ran out of gas- darn the luck- 2 Fridays in a row. Problem w/the fuel gauge—is that one of the over-shares? Too many details? I would like to know if the fuel gauge was really malfunctioning?? I think not. I think Casey was thinking about…trying to get the nerve up to torch that car and it never worked out for her. There’s some HEAVY gas can activity and gas can recruitment in this period. Maybe she was afraid of starting a wicked forest fire- not really the season but we’ve certainly had some bad ones fairly recently.
Anyway, text msg on the 27th says “definitely, there’s part of an animal plastered to the frame of my car”—says Casey. Casey says she got rid of it – and Amy never heard about the smell again. OMG- she GOT RID OF IT ALRIGHT!
Amy talked to her on the phone while she waited for Tony to come pick her up from Amscot. During this period of time – Casey said Caylee was at the beach w/the nanny- the unnecessary details were that the mom was meeting them up there and that’s why they were there longer than expected. So Amy thought Cindy was going to meet them at the beach? If only.
So then –surprise- on the 30th Casey wakes her up at 9:45am and says – this is Casey- open the door. Amy says- are you outside of it? and Casey says yes…creepy. Thanks for the pop-in Casey- rude much? Who dropped her off? So Casey was on her like glue until she went to work that night. She asked her again did she have gas cans- all of Amy’s stuff was in storage though so Amy says- why don’t we just go to Target to get another gas can?
Amy thinks she’d previously texted her about gas cans on June 28th. Before she popped in but not the same day as telling about the dead animal or the ran out of gas. Oh, my, Amy sounds so nice- she was like let’s go get one, I’ll buy it and you can just borrow it. You can always use another one. So they go to Target between 11am and 1pm that day- the 30th. Casey was driving Tony’s Jeep- Amy offered to drive but Casey always wanted to drive Tony’s Jeep. She was a day late IF she was going to rescue the car bc it was towed that day. Casey stayed there w/Amy (at Ricardo and JP’s) until Amy went to work around 6pm. Amy thinks she spent the night there Monday night- not sure but thinks she spent everyday that week w/Amy bc Tony was out of town and she didn’t want to go home– remember there was “fake parental drama.” The last night she stayed was July 4th bc Tony came back on the 5th– Amy was apparently disposable to Casey…like so many other things!! Where’s Caylee??? Amy says the story was always—with the nanny- they never had to ask- she always offered up an explanation. She’d also talked about being upset- said she was barely able to see Caylee lately- but said its better for Caylee though- she’s playing and having fun- even went to Busch Gardens! What a generous nanny! Oh my, Amy said Casey said—“at least she’s in a good place and not involved in all of this other stuff”– all the other stuff being, of course, the imaginary tales in Casey’s head.
I guess she was saying she was staying away from home bc parents were bitterly divorcing- and that would be unhealthy for Caylee. Casey got a manicure that week.
On July 2nd (and 3rd?) Amy and Casey went to a couple of clubs. OMG the cop actually asks if it appeared that Casey was searching for anyone?? Yeah, maybe if I grind up on this girl, she’s like a genie in a bottle and Caylee will appear??!!@# Amy says no, but does remember – thinks its on the 3rd that Casey got upset –said her brother was coming to look for her and they had to leave. July 3rd is the day that Cindy wrote that heartbreaking msg on her myspace My Caylee is Missing –about Caylee being taken from her- by her selfish daughter- mood: distraught- who is watching over her? (Quoted in full here: Timeline update post.)
Talks about Casey getting up running out and getting “Bella Vita” tattoo- Casey said it meant “good life” in Italian. They debate semantics.
Amy hosts a July 4th party w/Will at his house- Casey is there, says the child is not at the beach anymore- she’s at Sea World- and all different amusement parks that week– damn that zany Zanny the nanny- she’s all about the fun! Ewww, Amy says Casey was very, very, very annoyingly giddy- clicking away on her computer the morning of the 5th- excited bc Tony was coming home- YUCK- she’s disgusting! Oh, nice- she was also stringing Will along- even though he kept reminding her about her boyfriend.
Fast forward to the 8th- she drops Amy off at airport for PR- in Amy’s car- which Amy was nice enough to leave her- with a full tank of gas- how thoughtful. Amy picks her up from Tony’s that morning at 6am for the airport drop off- no Caylee of course. She gets back from vacation on 7/15. D-day!!
Amy gets frantic call- can tell it’s parental panic and agrees to have Cindy come pick her up where all of Casey’s lies are exposed. Cindy tells Amy – as to the $400 Casey said Amy lost while ‘sleep walking’—“honey, that money is gone, you’ll never see it again!”
Nice- Cindy, how about, I’m so sorry my daughter stole from you- I’ll make sure you get that money back! This makes me wonder if maybe Casey didn’t use chloroform on Amy- to get that money and fool her- Amy said- she was confused bc she woke up wearing different pants—that’s why she believed Casey’s sleepwalking story.
Cindy didn’t have a key to the trunk at first and they were afraid that either Caylee or Casey was stuffed in the trunk—they were terrified! Sounds like Caylee was w/Casey at the ABC party (in the flag dress?)- Cindy shoved that picture in her face and said- so you were working??
So poor Amy- she is stuck between Cindy and Casey in the awkward car ride- they’re screaming- Amy’s surely looking for the floor to open up until they finally drop her back at home. Cindy called Amy crying that night the 15th at about 11pm telling her that Caylee’s been missing for a month. Amy went to Tony’s on the 17th to pick up her checkbook and they ended up talking for an hour and a half. Says that during that conversation w/Tony he told her that Casey had texted him on 7/16th before she got arrested saying “If they never find her guess who spends eternity in jail?” VERY interesting. The cops are questioning- did she get her phone back? Tony said they also spoke on the phone that day. He told Amy he’d told the cops this and had shown them the msg- just as he’d shown her.
I don’t have the energy to go on right now- ok they have her raise her right hand- its over. Holy frijoles!!! I sure as SH!T hope they have a strong enough case. WTF was Casey thinking?? She seriously overestimated her intelligence! Just give her some truth serum. Bake her some brownies. CANDY GRAM!!
It’ reallys just heart breaking—Justice for Caylee!!!
Diabolical Liar/Spiteful B!tch- where is your beautiful daughter??
Oops- this was meant to be a summary- more of a narrative- this case is UNBELIEVABLE!!