Small child’s body found this morning near Casey Anthony’s home-UPDATE
THIS PAGE WILL BE UPDATED THROUGHOUT THE DAY-at the end of the post
According to WFTV, a small child’s body was found in a bag less than 1/4 mile from the Anthony family home this morning.
“Deputies did respond to that area, and once we were on the scene, we determined that we do have the remains of a young child. Obviously, our concern is that it’s in close proximity to some recent activity in that part of the county, and it’s incumbent upon us to determine what we have,” said Orange County sheriff’s spokesman Jim Solomons, referring to the Casey Anthony case.
It has been confirmed there are skeletal remains found in a plastic bag. The Anthonys have been notified about the find.
George and Cindy are on a plane and not expected to be back from California til this afternoon. John Allen called them on the telephone to tell them about the find. Jose Baez is at the jail waiting with Casey waiting to hear if the human remains of a child are Caylee.
Tim Miller believes it is Caylee. “It will be a few days before the forensic evidence will be in, but it appears the search for Caylee Anthony is over.” The body was found in a garbage bag with duck tape around it. When TES searched the area was underwater. It was NOT an area that was searched thoroughly. It was outside the cell tower areas so not seriously searched.
Geraldo just said on Fox News that his sources are telling him it’s Caylee. He said that a small skull fell out of the bag when the utility worker picked it up and that he hoped he had the wherewithal to not touch anything else or open the bag all the way as the air inside it could be analyzed. He also said the sticky side of the duct tape was a great conduit for fingerprints.
1:30 Eastern timeThey are saying that the only other child that has been missing and that was since 2006, was the Duckett child. Sheriff Beary is saying it is a definite possibility that it is Caylee. They’ve notified Jose Baez in writing about the find.
Sheriff Beary just gave an interview on scene. He said it’s a top priority case, and they’ll work through the weekend if necessary to get the forensics done on this case. He verified they found the skull of a small child. (although earlier he told reporters it was a skeleton inside a bag. The state’s attorney’s office has told him they don’t want any info released, so he has tightened his story)
The sex has not been determined at this point and he indicated there didn’t appear to be any clothes with the body. This brings to mind the conversation Casey had with Padilla’s man that was driving her around when she was out on bail. Casey told them “they haven’t even found her clothes.”
Beary indicated they have a lot of work to do and they may be there all night. The county employee was a meter reader. The remains were found 45-60 feet back in the woods. This area was totally underwater when they first searched. “We were all over this area several times, bottom line, it was probably under water,” Beary said.
According to reporters, even though the prosecutors took the death penalty off the table, considering the circumstances, that could change.
Jose Baez just left the jail from a meeting with Casey. He ignored all questions and seemed upset.All he would say is, “I will make a statement at a later date today. Give me my distance.”
3:28 pm eastern time
Tim Miller stated that the FBI told him they believe the remains found are Caylee’s. Of course it could be days before that can be confirmed. George and Cindy are due to arrive in Orlando in the next hour. Whatever we might think about George and Cindy Anthony, we should all be praying for that family tonight.
A search warrant for the Anthony home is being sought at this time. It’s unknown why they are wanting to go back and search the house again.