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Cindy and George Anthony give an interview about Caylee and Casey during tour of their home

November 19, 2008

Reporter Jessica D’Onofrio of Local 6 News got an exclusive tour of the Anthony home and an interview with Cindy and George Anthony.  They continue to insist they have proof that their granddaughter is alive.  She said again that LE rushed to believe their daughter killed Caylee and are not searching for their granddaughter.  She cited the Elizabeth Smart case as an example of people and LE believing someone was dead and then turning up alive later (9 months later). She said the police continued to search and brought Elizabeth home.  In my opinion, that’s just not a good analogy.  The Smarts’ did not make up lies about what happened to their daughter like Casey did, their vehicle wasn’t full of decomp, they did not surround themselves with people with questionable motives, and the list goes on.

There were some interesting things in this interview if Cindy is to be believed.

Cindy Anthony recounted the days when her daughter was first bailed out of jail.”Casey didn’t want to come in (her bedroom) at first because this is where she and Caylee spent most of their time,” Cindy Anthony said. “We got an air mattress and she wanted to stay in our room — and we have a big enough bedroom that she had a big enough space — for the whole first week.”Casey Anthony’s bedroom is covered with pictures of Caylee, from ultrasound images to her birth and several pictures of them together.”It became more comforting for her to be here. She’d sleep with (her) Teddy (bear). And it was hard. Very, very hard,” Cindy Anthony said

When Cindy was asked “Cindy and George are in such denial. Why can’t they see it the way we see it?” Cindy replied,

“Until I know 100 percent, I am not going to give up,” Cindy Anthony said. “There’s no concrete evidence. There’s only circumstantial evidence.”Cindy Anthony told D’Onofrio that Orange County sheriff’s detectives admitted to her that the evidence found in Casey Anthony’s car — the smell of death, a stain, decomposition of human remains — does not prove that Caylee is dead or that Casey Anthony killed her.Cindy Anthony said she’s upset that the sheriff’s office has apparently rushed to judgment by not searching for Caylee.

Apparently Casey watched the television and saw the news story reporting the decomp in the car.  She told the woman staying with her (Leonard’s employee)

“Several people borrowed my car in the past.”

During the tour of the house, Cindy talked about Caylee’s bedroom and George talked about Caylee playing in her playhouse outside.  When asked about where Lee has been they said he was working.

“He’s trying to sustain his income for himself. I mean, he hasn’t worked for two-plus months. It’s hard for him to work every single day,” George Anthony said. “This can tear a family apart if you let it.”

On being asked about the photos of Casey partying, Cindy refused to answer.

Interesting, and a lot I hadn’t heard before. I had heard the following statement, but it still just stops me cold.

“The Anthonys said they have proof that Caylee is alive, and they plan on holding a news conference later this week to discuss the details.“Meanwhile, investigators are still trying to get more information out of George and Cindy with little success,” D’Onofrio said. “They believe they have a lot of information they’re keeping from them. Detectives still want to talk to Cindy about the smelly clothes in Casey’s car she washed. They also believe George and Lee know more than they’re willing to share.”

Why? Why? WHY would they do that?  WHY???? would you withhold evidence?  Tell me all day that you don’t trust LE, and tell me all you want that they aren’t looking for a live Caylee when they should be. Tell me til you’re blue in the face, but don’t tell me you feel justified in withholding evidence that might bring that baby home, alive or dead.  Stop beating around the bush, and tell me in plain speak what your “concrete” proof is.  Until you can do that, real supporters are going to be few and far between.

And stop saying Caylee isn’t dead because LE has no real evidence–only circumstantial.  There IS evidence–(and just so it’s clear, circumstantial evidence*is admissible in a court of law. It is used every day to convict guilty people of the crimes they have committed.) Cindy says LE’s evidence is circumstantial but is hers even that? There is hard evidence that SOMEONE was dead in the car, and the arrows appear to point straight to Caylee being that someone and to Casey being responsible.  Don’t they think we all want to believe that beautiful baby is alive? Give us something concrete to grab hold of and not just crazy theories based on Casey’s fantasies.

I can understand not thinking LE is doing a good job, I can understand thinking every tip should be checked out, credible or not.  But, I do NOT understand why, if they really do have proof–CONCRETE PROOF they could be handed to  LE on a platter saying, “Look! Here it is. Go get Caylee.” they  would consciously withhold it!

It’s your grandchild’s life, Cindy and George!  You insist she is alive, yet you play cat and mouse with the authorities.  Cindy, is your desire to be always right and always in control really more important to you than bringing Caylee home?  Why wouldn’t you share whatever you have–good or bad with LE if it might help to bring closure to what is in danger of becoming the most sensationalized missing child case of the decade.

This seems to me to be a dangerous game being played,  and tragic beyond words.  Look at the people the Anthonys have surrounded themselves with–“shady” is one of the kinder adjectives I could use to describe most, if not all of them. Are the Anthonys really putting the welfare of their precious grandchild in the hands of the likes of Dennis Milstead? What would motivate someone like him to find Caylee if it shuts down his new found gravy train?  I would imagine everyone around the Anthonys’ are constantly whispering in their ear, “Don’t believe your first instincts, Cindy and George–Caylee is alive!  Trust us and we’ll find her–Alls we need is a little more money to fund the search.  More money, more donations, more, more, more……….

It’s been said by several bloggers that the Anthonys don’t want Caylee found because they are enjoying the attention.  I absolutely do not believe that. The more hoopla, the more controversy, the more “noise” Cindy can create for herself keeps her too busy to think about what might have happened to Caylee.  They don’t want Caylee to be found because then they might have to face an unbearable truth.  The  kidnapper–the boogyman–the monster–that took their precious baby away was their own flesh and blood.

You can read the entire article below:

http://www.local6.com/news/18013764/detail.html

*Definition of circumstantial evidence can be found HERE

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15 Comments leave one →
  1. Stephanie permalink
    November 19, 2008 5:24 pm

    Elizabeth Smart’s family was completely cooperative with LE. They also took polygraphs.

    In the beginning when the Anthonys stopped cooperating with the local LE they wanted the FBI. The FBI is involved in the case why not go to them with what they have?

    I think that Cindy had gotten “all they have is circumstantial” from the attorneys. You hear defense attorneys making that statement all the time. Most cases are circumstantial and in this case I think they have mounds of circumstantial evidence.

    I do think the Anthonys know something.

  2. November 19, 2008 6:12 pm

    Hi Mystery, The Elizabeth Smart case was so different than this case. and cindy knows that too. The mother was not lieing to LE and trying to thwart the case for one. she was actually kidnapped. caylee is not if you believe in common sense, plus forensics evidence. I agree with you that cindy wants to stay focused on all the hoopla and that nutty kidfinder’s to keep her busy so she doesn’t have time to really focus on the real truth , that i truly believe she knows. Plus i also believe Cindy and George are doing this stuff too, so as to create doubt in hopes of helping Casey at the trial.

  3. niecey456 permalink
    November 19, 2008 8:55 pm

    How many more nuts are gonna be poured into the bowl??? The fact that LE can’t get them to cooperate and they say LE won’t do anything, that’s called SPIN, and they are trying to spin this the best they can for Casey. They better watch it though, because we’ve all wondered more than once if they could be charged with tampering with evidence and obstruction, it could happen. I think they know alot more than we think they do, especially Lee and George. Cindy is just a big nut at this point, but nut or not, she knew she shouldn’t tamper with that stuff. They shouldn’t even have brought that car home. They should have called 911 from the impound lot. I wouldn’t have touched it. Instead, Cindy goes looking for Casey, and washes things, then calls 911.

  4. LasVegasSusie permalink
    November 19, 2008 9:02 pm

    I think that interview was a bunch of hogwash staged by Michelle Bart in order to gain the public back on the side of Cindy. Ever since she came into the picture she has probably told Cindy to show a different side of herself to gain the public back on there side….I think the whole case stinks! And I dont think the LE is done looking for Caylee they just are not going to follow leads that are not on the up and up. If there was anyone out there with Caylee they would have turned her in for the reward thats why it is out there…but guess what no Caylee has ever been sited.

  5. pak31 permalink
    November 19, 2008 9:15 pm

    I think the Anthonys have to know more than us, they have to know that Caylee is dead. The moment they publicly admit she’s gone, then it’s over for them. It’s all over. I think they are hanging on to what ever last thread is left. I don’t know how anyone can think she’s still alive but if they want to it’s up to them. I think it will make them look worse later on but that is up to them, like I said.

  6. itsamysterytome permalink*
    November 19, 2008 9:40 pm

    I think LasVegasSusie hit the nail on the head–Michelle Bart is organizing events to present Cindy and George in a different light. The “meet and greet” the “home tour”–these are the type of things an event planner would normally do and receive positive feedback for–but not in this type of situation. Obviously Michelle Bart has never dealt with a missing child case or a murder case and why would she – She’s an EVENT PLANNER! Very inappropriate IMO.

  7. hawg59 permalink
    November 19, 2008 10:58 pm

    I also agree with LasVegassusie. That tour today was set up to show George and Cindy in a different light, and at the same time try and make Casey seem more of a grieving mother and less like a monster. I would bet that most of the pictures that were plastered over Casey’s room was put there by Cindy just for this tour. Think about it. LE said that she had removed over 200 picture, most of them of Caylee from her myspace and facebook pages. Now why would she do that? Remove all those pictures, then leave those in her room. It just dosen’t wash. They also kept making a point to talk about her sleeping with the Teddy Bear and that was the only way she could fall asleep without Calee…….Give me a break. I also hate listening to Cindy talk on and on about all LE has is circumstantial evidence. Give it a rest Cindy!

  8. November 20, 2008 12:46 am

    First,Elizabeth Smart WAS kidnapped,and the Smarts did not wait 31 days to report her missing, and as was said they worked with LE in every way.
    It was obvious someone else was running this side show and it was to make (G&C) look better The Softer Side Of The Anthonys. Also to make KC the poor misunderstood grieving mother. She had a good reason for not calling LE.(we are still waiting to hear that) and she was so up-set she had to sleep in mommy’s room,with her teddy,now if that really happened I would bet the ranch it was for Mommy’s benefit,but since CA lies as much as KC it is probably a little of both.

    George knew at his interview what the awful smell was,and so did CA,and as for circumstantial evidence George knows very well that it stands up in court. “IF” he ever worked homicide he would have used it. I still have my doubts on his ever working homicide,CINDY is the one who said he did, and I have searched a lot and there is nothing that shows that to be true.
    My husband was a LE officer for 18yrs. and now and then I ask him what he thinks about certain things, and I have had him watch George on TV,he says George acts like an auxiliary sheriff,but I think he was regular. He doesn’t seem to bright when it comes to investigation and what you say and what you don’t say and you DON’T change your story when you leave the interview.
    They very well could be charged at some future time, they may not have been charged as not to make LE unsympathetic and they aren’t going anywhere plus they keep adding fuel to the fire.
    This to will pass,it’s hard to take.and we all want that poor little angel baby to be laid to rest proper. May God Bless.

  9. Luciao permalink
    November 20, 2008 8:45 am

    I don’t think George and Cindy give a rip about what anyone thinks about them. I don’t think they are trying to be portrayed in a different light. I think that they just want the media to keep reporting and keep Caylee in the spot light so that people will continue to search for her whether she is dead or alive. What better way to do that than to CREATE news about the case?

  10. truth4caylee permalink
    November 20, 2008 11:48 am

    Cindy sure made certain that the bedrooms were plastered with Casey & Caylee pictures ( rolls eyes ) and they were beautiful pictures but it doesn’t change the fact that Casey killed her own child.

    Cindy! I have a great idea!! plaster Casey’s cell with all of those pictures 🙂

    Caylee was nothing but a pawn & an accessory to the Anthony’s. The public cares more about this child. At least we want the truth&justice4Caylee. Not to cash in on her tragedy. How her life ended in an evil,cold blooded way 😦

    F.U Cindy & the Anthony family. You are scum-

  11. itsamysterytome permalink*
    November 20, 2008 12:40 pm

    Well, they are for sure keeping it in the spotlight, Luciao. Although, I doubt any one following this case would let Caylee fall from the forefront.

    truth4caylee-didn’t Greta get a tour of the house back when all this first happened? Can’t remember if all those pictures were around then or not.

  12. Nina permalink
    November 20, 2008 12:48 pm

    When Cindy led Greta through her home,believe me all those pictures were not plastered all over the walls like they were this time.I watched Greta that night and last night fiist thing I did notice were ALL the photos on the wall.AND said to my self,there just wanting it to LOOK good for the public to show some sypathy..I agree with LasVegasSusie,its is all BS

  13. itsamysterytome permalink*
    November 20, 2008 2:37 pm

    Thanks, Nina-I didn’t think there were that many when Greta did her show.

  14. annette permalink
    December 3, 2008 1:50 pm

    I disagree ,no matter what ,that was their granddaughter and im sure they love her dearly, Casey also is their daughter no matter what , most good mothers LOVE their children no matter what they do and what they are. even if they have commited the worse of all acts they still love them, I believe cindy does believe deep inside thst her daughter will be found guilty even if she doesnt say it of course. but even if she has to visit her in jail the rest of her natural life she will because thats the one SHE gave birth to thats the way life is so no one should judge her until your in her shoes ,hope you never have to be in her shoes because it must be devastating. JUST PRAY FOR THEM TO BE STRONG TO TAKE WHAT IS TO COME AND DONT JUDGE THEM UNLESS YOUR GOD AND YOUR OBVIOUSLY ARE NOT THEY CANT CHANGE SOMETHING THEIR DAUGHTER HAS DONE .THEIR LIVES HAS CHANGED FOREEVER< THEIR GRANDDAUGHTER IS GONE AND SO IS THEIR DAUGHTER< AND ITS NOT THEIR FAULT THEY DIDNT DO IT , IT WAS ALL THEIR DAUGHTERS DECISION. AND SHES GOING TO LIVE WITH IT FOREVER.

  15. itsamysterytome permalink*
    December 3, 2008 3:22 pm

    I felt the same way you do until Cindy and George started changing their statements–example: “It smells like there’s a dead body in the damn car!” changed to:
    “It was a pizza that smelled.” which changed to:
    “I just told LE it smelled like a dead body so they would come faster.”

    There are a lot of examples like that.

    To me, there’s a difference in loving your children and lying for them, and there’s an even bigger difference when those lies you’re telling might keep your missing grandchild from ever being found. Big difference.

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