So there were two divers searching the Econ river for Caylee today and so far nothing has been found. I interviewed several people at the scene and will post video later. Leonard outlined his theory for me– he’s convinced that Casey put Caylee in the water there and is holding a memorial for Caylee tomorrow at 9AM in the park. He said that everyone needs a chance to say goodbye and though Caylee may never be found at least the service would provide some type of closure.
As we’re sitting there talking- someone comes running up saying that George is here and wants to talk to Leonard. Of course mass chaos ensues and I follow him over along w/a huge media scrum as they walk away to talk in “private.” Cindy was there too and of course people started yelling at her and she engages w/them. It was just an ugly scene. Leonard yelled at the crowd to stop– threatening to never give interviews again. George and Cindy were there to tell Leonard not to hold the memorial service and said that they will have their attorney Mark Nejame- file a legal motion to stop it. I’m not sure what they’re thinking there- bc they have no right to do that. Leonard seemed unconcerned and said– well that’s just typical Cindy, she thinks she rules the world.
Murt was kind enough to share his story w/me and we had a chance to hang out most of the day. He’s so cool! Today he had a passenger in the Murt mobile, in addition to the almost 3,000 ustreamers on the webchat, he brought along Lois. Lois is the grandmother/guardian of Dakota the little 12 year old girl who was so affected by the Caylee case– she organized a vigil for Caylee and became involved w/the Anthony family. When Casey got out of jail she began writing to Dakota and said she loved her and wanted her to come over for a sleep – over. She made a bracelet for the little girl and mailed it to her w/a note- (link later). Jose, heard about that and nixed it. Casey – under conditions of her release was not to have contact w/minors- if I recall correctly.
Anyway, when the DNA results came out about decomposition in the trunk– Dakota was extremely distraught and had to be hospitalized. She believe w/all her heart that Caylee is alive and is having a really hard time dealing w/the case. Lois eventually asked Cindy to stop communicating w/the child and had to keep asking bc Cindy kept writing. Lois tried to get the court to intervene and ask Cindy to leave the girl alone but the judge said there’s nothing to be done- the child was not in danger.
The bracelet Casey made w/beads for Dakota was supposedly not similar to the one found at the park. I showed her a picture of the cross w/beads found at the park– which prompted this search today and she said the beads were not similar she didn’t recognize them.