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Cindy Anthony questions Leonard Padilla’s and other’s motives as he moves forward with memorial service for Caylee today

November 11, 2008

A dive search for Caylee Anthony led by Leonard Padilla, who bailed the missing girl’s mother, Casey, out of jail months ago, turned up nothing on Monday, and the celebrity bounty hunter said he will hold a memorial service for the girl, a move that angered Caylee’s grandparents.

George and Cindy Anthony went to Blanchard Park, where Padilla’s divers were searching the Little Econ River for Caylee, and lashed out at him, not for the search but because he said he will conduct a memorial for Caylee.
“No one here is giving a flipping, God’s anything about her, except us two right here,” said Cindy Anthony while pointing to her husband, George Anthony. “I’m not on TV every night on Nancy Grace with this stuff.”
“Do you think it’s all about publicity for him?” Local 6 News reporter Mike DeForest asked Cindy Anthony.
“What do you think?” she replied. “I have not a problem with him being out here. I have a problem with him having a memorial service for Caylee (on Tuesday),” Cindy Anthony said. “You’d have a problem with it, too.”
“Why do you feel it’s your place to host (a memorial service)?” DeForest asked Padilla.”Nobody else is doing it,” he said. “You want to do it?”
Padilla said despite the Anthonys’ protest, the service will be held at the park. Padilla said he believes Caylee is dead and that her body is likely somewhere in the river.
“I haven’t got a clue what she’s thinking or why she even bothered to come out here,” Padilla said of Cindy Anthony. “She knows exactly who I am, and what I’m about.”
Padilla said he will not lead any more searches for Caylee and only expects to be in Orlando for a few more days.
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You know, I’m not sure what I think about the memorial service.  In a way, I can see Cindy’s point about not wanting someone else to conduct one–especially someone like Leonard, who didn’t even know Caylee. To have it on the water’s edge where they have been diving for Caylee’s body in Blanchard Park “appears” to be a publicity seeking stunt.  But, I think in Leonard’s mind, he’s probably thinking–‘nobody else has given this baby a service, it’s starting to look like she won’t be found, and this is where I think her body is–I’m doing this for me and for all the people that gave their time to search for her.’  I can’t say if his logic is misguided or not , but I don’t think his motives are as suspect as she might think.  I am saying I can see Cindy’s point of view on that one.

I don’t agree with Cindy’s statement about no one there giving a flip about Caylee but her and George.  Yes Caylee has been exploited— I would include her own family among the “exploiters.”  I agree, those people surrounding  them in the park taking pictures and acting like scum bags could care less about Caylee–they were there for the show. BUT, there wouldn’t have been such a show if Cindy hadn’t placed herself at the scene. It’s like when she was nailing tape around the parameter of her front yard and fighting with the protesters a dozen times a day.  The protesters wouldn’t have been headline news for so long if she hadn’t chosen to put herself front and center. Someone else asked on one of the posts back then: Why didn’t she just have someone come in and put up a fence? The protesters would have eventually gotten bored and gone away–which would have made all the news cameras disappear–end of problem–(or was THAT the problem?)
Cindy protests the attention with her mouth but embraces it with her actions.
She obviously wants not only to have her cake and eat it too, she wants to choose the flavor and type of icing that’s put on top.

I think Leonard does care about Caylee–He just does things in a BIG way, and he knows how to attract the media to his causes–and the media is what keeps this case alive. If Leonard Padilla and “characters” like him stopped bringing attention to Caylee, her story would just fade away like so many other missing children cases. (IF those children were lucky enough to get any attention in the first place)
The reason Caylee’s disappearance is headline news MONTHS after her disappearance could actually be considered “news”,  and why her story has held the public’s attention for so long is NO mystery to me. It’s thanks to the Nancy Graces’ and Leonard Padillas’ of the world.–if all the publicity around this case disappears, what news show, newspaper, magazine, etc. is going to give Cindy the time of day?   She’ll no longer have a platform to expound on Casey’s parenting skills, or the kidnapping theories, or the incompetency of LE, or whatever else she’s on a soapbox about at any given hour of the day.

I’m just sayin’ be careful what you wish for, Cindy.  You just might get it, and then where will the justice for Caylee come from?  Casey???

8 Comments leave one →
  1. Molly permalink
    November 11, 2008 6:33 pm

    I really don’t think Leonard did it for “publicity” . Jeez people! Blanchard Park was also Caylee’s favorite place.

  2. Stephanie permalink
    November 11, 2008 6:40 pm

    Molly THANK YOU

  3. Jim permalink
    November 11, 2008 7:09 pm

    I question Cindy Anthony’s Motives

    She needs to get off the meds

  4. cindy permalink
    November 12, 2008 8:09 am

    i rely think the hole family are in this mess they are all guilty for there there all covering up for this crime and god nows this they all need to be punish for this

  5. Kathleen permalink
    November 12, 2008 10:43 am

    hats off to Leonard and my sympathy for Cindy, George and Lee
    there is no winner in this mess and the only person who can shed light on this horrible issue is Casey Anthony….Shame on you Casey for whatever happened to that baby and shame on you for dragging your family through such devastating heartache.

  6. November 12, 2008 12:57 pm

    Thank you Leonard Padilla for having this prayer service for Caylee. Im sure all the people who were searching for Caylee felt good inside that they could attend the service. So “Big Deal” Leonard used the word Memorial – whats the difference if it was a memorial, or a prayer service?
    At least someone did something to pray for Caylee!!!!! Cindy Anthony, you really do like the publicity don’t you, or you wouldn’t have went to the park. There are other ways to let your feelings be known, ever heard of the telephone?

  7. Lesley permalink
    November 17, 2008 2:58 pm

    How in the world can you people be so blind? Why does LP care so much about this? He doesn’t really know these people- the only reason he’s doing this is because Nancy Grace is also being an idiot and putting him on tv each night. Stop his attention and see how fast he loses interest!

  8. itsamysterytome permalink*
    November 17, 2008 3:07 pm

    Lesley, I’m not blind. I know what Leonard Padilla is–I just don’t care–As long as he is looking for Caylee, I don’t care what his motives are. If she’s found, I don’t care who does the finding. He’s the ONLY one looking. It’s as simple as that.

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