George Anthony ‘Caylee’s Grandfather’ Says He Doesn’t Want to Live

Friday, January 23, 2009
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1_68_012209_anthony1_3201George Anthony who was reported missing was found early Friday morning at the Hawaii Motel on South Atlantic Avenue in Daytona Beach.  He had sending text messages to his family saying “he wanted to end his life.  Authorities were able to find him by tracking pings from his cell phone. 

No drugs or weapons were found in Anthony’s hotel room early Friday morning. He had other items with him at the hotel, but details weren’t released. Those items are being turned over to the Orange County Sheriff’s Office.

“We do know George Anthony is saying, ‘I don’t want to live anymore,'” Chitwood said.

Documents made public on Wednesday suggest Casey Anthony once joked about drugging Caylee.

A former boyfriend, Ricardo Morales, told investigators she had made jokes about giving Caylee baby medicine to put her to sleep, according to But he also said she seemed to have a normal relationship with her daughter.

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Breaking News on Caylee Anthony:Medical Examiner: Skeletal Remains Are Missing Child Caylee Anthony’s, Death a Homicide

Friday, December 19, 2008

Breaking News on Caylee Anthony

8_67_cayleewbookA skull and bones found near the Florida home of missing child Caylee Anthony are those of the little girl and she was the victim of a homicide, the medical examiner said Friday.

“With regret, I’m here to inform you that the skeletal remains are those of the missing toddler,” said Dr. Jan Garavaglia.

Garavaglia said the cause of death was ruled a homicide by unknown means, as the manner was not clear from the forensic analysis she was able to do.

Garavaglia said she determined the bones found in a privately-owned wooded lot were 2-year-old Caylee’s through nuclear DNA analysis.

“They are not intact. They are all disarticulated. They are completely skeletonized,” the medical examiner said. She said some of the bones found were “tiny.”

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The news caps a six-month-long search for the little girl — who was last seen in mid-June but wasn’t reported missing by her mother until a month later. The mother, 22-year-old Casey Anthony, is behind bars without bond and charged with her daughter’s murder.

The child’s next of kin, including her maternal grandparents George and Cindy Anthony; Casey Anthony and other relatives, have been notified of the findings, Garavaglia said.

Ahead of the announcement, Florida police released evidence photos from the Caylee Anthony crime scene, among them one of a book they say they found in the woods that the child had been photographed reading before she vanished.

The pictures were among several cops publicized before the afternoon news briefing.

The book is among numerous pieces of evidence Orange County Sheriff’s deputies say they found in the wooded area where Caylee’s remains turned up.


UPDATE:Caylee Anthony

Friday December 11:08PM
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“Investigators comb the scene where the skeletal remains of a small child were found near the home of Caylee Anthony’s family.” Defense Team for Caylee Anthony’s Mother Says Skeletal Remains Likely Are Missing Girl’s

8_65_121108_usphotos7The defense team for the mother of missing Florida girl Caylee Anthony said the sheriff’s office is confident that skeletal remains found are those of the child, but it an official ruling isn’t expected anytime soon.

“The remains are consistent with those of a 2- to 3-year-old child,” Orange County Capt. Angelo Nieves told “We have not provided any confirmation that it is the Caylee child. … We’re not going to go and jump the gun, if you will, rush in order to make an identification without the medical examiner’s office.”

Nieves said the forensic test results wouldn’t be ready for a week to two weeks.

Linda Kenney Baden, part of 22-year-old Casey Anthony’s defense team, said the Orange County Sheriff’s Office called them to say they believe the bones discovered in a wooded area near the Anthony home belong to Caylee because of the color of the hair and the appearance of the skull.

But police declined to confirm Baden’s statements, saying only that the remains are consistent with those of a young child and there isn’t enough information yet to positively identify the body as Caylee’s.

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Caylee Anthony UPDATE:Florida Investigators Hurry to ID Child’s Remains

Friday, December 12, 2008

Lawyers on both sides of the case were heading to court Friday morning in an effort to preserve the evidence collected Thursday and in a bid to be present during testing.

Anthony Trial Would Be One to Watch, Attorneys Say
Plastic Bag, Duct Tape Could Yield Vital Clues

4_64_120108_caylee7Investigators hurried to identify the skeletal remains of a small child found in a wooded area near the home of missing Florida girl Caylee Anthony’s family.
A team of medical examiners and detectives hoped the bones, discovered by a water meter reader on Thursday, would help them solve the 6-month-old mystery of the child’s whereabouts.
Caylee, who would have turned 3 in August, was last seen in June. Her mother, 22-year-old Casey Anthony is behind bars and charged with her murder.
Lawyers on both sides of the case were heading to court Friday morning in an effort to preserve the evidence collected Thursday and in a bid to be present during testing.

Orange County Sheriff Kevin Beary told a morning show Friday that detectives found a connection between the remains and the Anthonys’ house.

Another search warrant for the home was executed early Friday morning after the medical examiner found “some clues that came out of the remains” that “linked it to the house,” Beary told NBC’s “Today” show.

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BREAKING NEWS: Has Caylee’s body been found? Small Child’s Remains Found Near Home of Caylee Anthony’s Family

Thursday, December 11, 2008

121108_cayleeThe skeletal remains of a small child were found Thursday near the home of missing Orlando toddler Caylee Anthony’s family.

There was no immediate word on whether the bones, reportedly discovered wrapped in a plastic bag and bound with duct tape, were those of a boy or a girl.

“All we know is that remains of a child have been found,” a police spokeswoman told Orange County sheriffs and forensics teams went to the scene at the intersection of South Chickasaw Trail and Suburban Drive in Orlando.

Sheriff’s Office spokesman Jim Solomons told The Associated Press that a utility worker found the body at 9:32 a.m. EST Thursday in a wooded area down the road from the house Caylee lived in with her grandparents and mother.

The water meter reader reportedly picked up the bag and a small skull rolled out that sources say strongly resembled that of a little girl.

Police said the Anthony family has been notified of the discovery and no one is being allowed in their house.

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