And the search for Caylee Anthony begins…Texas Equusearch (TES) mounts largest search in history
Today, as Casey Anthony sits in her jail cell and waits, the largest search in US history is being prepared for tomorrow in an effort to find her daughter, Caylee–the daughter she has refused to cooperate with authorities in finding. With a little luck and God’s speed, maybe the public that has adopted Caylee as their own will find her and finally bring her home. She’s been missing for 116 days. Tim Miller of Texas Equusearch and the 350 search team leaders will lead the 4000 (some say as many as 5000) volunteers from 30 states in the massive search that will begin tomorrow morning at 8:00am.
According to the Orange County Sheriff’s Department (OCSD) “We have brand new technology that we are using that we didn’t have last time we were here,” Mandy Albritton of TES said. “The imaging is so specific that it can actually look down into the water and determine if the shadows they see are rocks, log or a body.” Their 25-square mile search area will stretch from Maitland south to Flamingo and east to Christmas and is based on mother Casey Anthony’s cell tower hits.
Teams will start at the area near Hoffner and Goldenrod Road where George Anthony has recently been spotted.
“What has he been seen doing out here… well we got different reports that he was walking out of the woods here, others say he would sit and stare,” said Tim Miller of EquuSearch.“What could that mean? Well everyone can read something into it as maybe he knows something. I don’t believe that. I know that they have had some difficult times getting their sign out and stuff and he was possibly looking for a spot to do that. For that reason this area is a hot spot. For that reason law enforcement wants this area cleared very first,” said Miller.
According to Leonard Padilla, a California bounty hunter, “We fully expect to find Caylee by Monday.” The more cautious Tim Miller stated that if they don’t find her by Monday, they will have to reassess whether to or not to mount another search. This is the 3rd time Miller has looked for Caylee, with weather thwarting his efforts each time. He said that he has searched an area as many as 10 times in other cases and that his group, Texas Equusearch finds the victim around 1/3 of the time. They have solved over 300 cases, and are the most successful search and rescue group in the country.
While Casey waits, Cindy Anthony, who believes her granddauther is still alive, will not assist in the search. “I talked with Cindy yesterday, and we hugged — and we even had some tears come out — but I don’t believe that (Caylee’s) alive,” Miller said.
I have to say this again because it really makes me angry. The Anthonys’ should, no matter what they believe the truth to be, search any avenue available to them to bring an end to this nightmare. From the discovery information released yesterday, it is obvious–no, it’s a fact–that both Cindy and George believed their daughter had something to do with their granddaughter’s disappearance in the beginning. I don’t know what has changed their mind, and I don’t care. If Tim Miller, the OCSD, and 4000 volunteers can all take time from their own lives to help find their grandchild, George and Cindy Anthony should be at Tim’s search headquarters at 8:00am tomorrow–even if they do nothing else but hand out water to the volunteers.
You can read about the search at the following sites: