Will the discovery of a child’s body lead Casey Anthony to tell the truth?
By now everyone knows about the utility worker finding the little body not more than 1/4 mile from the Anthony’s home. According to several sources, including Fox News and Geraldo Rivera, there were no meters in the area he found the body–he simply had to relieve himself and walked into the woods to do it. It was God, fate, or just an incredibly lucky find, depending on what your belief system is. Personally, I believe God led that man to that spot and compelled him to check the bag out, and you’d have a hard time convincing me otherwise.
The big rumor-and there seems to be some truth behind it– is that the little head had duct tape over the mouth. I really wish that were false. The thought of that baby dying is hard enough, but to think that someone might have taped her mouth means that she was most likely frightened as well. I guess I had hoped, if she were dead, it was an accidental overdose of something–probably chloroform– and she had just gone to sleep and didn’t wake up. The thought that she might have died violently or known someone was going to do her harm was just not something I had allowed myself to think.
I’ve thought a lot of things about Casey over the past months. Part of me–the mother in me–wanted to believe against all reasoning that Casey’s far-fetched story was really true. (truth can be stranger than fiction, right?) I really wanted one of those sightings the Anthonys keep talking about to be the real deal and I would wake up one morning to a press conference announcing the joyful news that a live Caylee had been found. I didn’t realize how much I wanted to believe that until yesterday when they found the body. It hit me, and I’m sure most of you like a ton of bricks. It appears that Caylee is really dead. She’s not only most likely dead but, all this time she was, as Casey truthfully said, “close”.
Which brings me to another startling revelation (to me anyway) If Casey Anthony could be so cruel as to put her child in a trash bag and toss her into the woods like garbage in her parents own neighborhood, then sit in jail, look her mom in the eyes, and say she would do anything to get her little girl back, etc. etc. all the while knowing she was just killing them, then she’s enough of a deviant to have actually murdered Caylee. I didn’t really think that before–I thought it was probably an accident. But, now, I don’t know.
It would be nice now if Casey would tell the truth and end what is sure to become an even bigger nightmare if this goes to trial without a confession. I have hopes that she’ll come clean–that seems to be her MO–when backed into a real corner-one she can’t get out of, she tells the truth. (going to her “place of work”-taking them into the building and then, realizing the jig was up, she admitted she didn’t work there) Unfortunately, I don’t think she’s in that corner yet. I would imagine she will blame it on Zanny or whoever and that will be her defense until it’s proved otherwise. I’m hoping there is a fingerprint on the duct tape, or some other thing in the bag that would allow the police to prove beyond a shadow of a doubt it was her. If not, I doubt Cindy and George will ever believe she had anything to do with it and will continue create havoc in the media in hopes of creating reasonable doubt.
I’m praying–for Cindy and George to be able to find closure in all this, for Caylee that she might find peace now, and even for Casey, that she can find it in her heart to end this nightmare for her family.