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Video of Dominic Casey released. Was he looking for Caylee’s body? You decide.

January 11, 2009

The video that Jim Hoover made of Dominic Casey searching the area where Caylee was found a month later has been dominic-casey2made public by WFTV.  In it, George and Cindy’s private investigator can be seen slashing black trash bags and digging in the dirt in various places.  He appears to be searching for something specific.  These videos could show that PI Casey had inside information as to where Caylee’s remains  were  a month before her remains were found.  The tape plus Dominic Casey’s phone records could be what ties Casey Anthony to the area.  Taped on  Nov. 15 and Nov 16, Casey can be seen at an abandoned house moving things around, cutting trash bags open, digging and prodding  with a metal rod in the dirt.  At both locations he was focused on groupings of concrete stones.  He can be seen on the cell phone throughout the tape.

“He’s almost animal-like,” said WFTV legal analyst Bill Sheaffer. “It’s more like, ‘Let me find the hidden treasure down here,’ than ‘Let’s preserve the integrity of the crime scene, let’s preserve the sanctity of the human remains.”

His colleague, private investigator Jim Hoover, did not allow Eyewitness News to record the sound, but reporter Kathi Belich listened to the entire tape and clearly heard Dominic Casey say at one point on the tape, “It would be right here.”

“He has to be referring to the body,” said Sheaffer. “So the significance is, who is on the other end of that cell phone that’s told him that these three stones are a point of reference?”  Hoover said it was obvious to him that Casey was getting information on his cell phone although Dominic told Eyewitness News he was talking to his ill daughter.

“What if there was a fingerprint left by the killer on that bag and because of the fact that he’s ramming that rod through the bag could’ve destroyed the fingerprint?” asked Sheaffer.The actions could also have destroyed hairs, fiber and fluid from the killer that could have been in the trash bag that contained Caylee’s remains.

Detectives from Orange County and the FBI are investigating the time and date stamps on the videotape and Dominic Casey’s cell phone records as they strengthen their murder case against Casey Anthony.

“A big question and a big key to who killed this child…” said Sheaffer. “Who was on the other end of that cell phone?”

Hoover said he has been cooperating with investigators since December 18th when he first realized that his videotapes had evidentiary value.The entire recording is 12 minutes long but Hoover would only allow the most important clips to be recorded by Eyewitness News.

read the article here: wftv.com

57 Comments leave one →
  1. Nina permalink
    January 11, 2009 9:05 pm

    That tape is so odvious and it seems to me who ever Dominic Casey was speaking to was guiding him where to look!And I can almost bet he was looking for Caylee’s body..These people are all a bunch of scum bags.Once the phone records are checked ,we will know exactly who he was speaking too.Like I said who ever he was talking to was like it was some one guiding him along..Thats what I got from that tape..To many nasty people involved in this case.

  2. detwill39 permalink
    January 11, 2009 9:15 pm

    Nina~~so true, he was being directed by whoever was on the other end of that phone call. I notice he was particularly interested in the ‘black’ garbage bags.

  3. Shirley permalink
    January 11, 2009 9:21 pm

    Looks like Dominic Casey fits right in with the Anthonys. It’s obvious he’s a liar too.

  4. itsamysterytome permalink*
    January 11, 2009 9:22 pm

    How that scumbag could think anyone would believe he was just looking to see if teens really hung out there is just unbelievable. What’s wrong with all these people??? Did they just think they could do whatever they wanted and no one would ever know??

    And Why? Why do any of that stuff. Shouldn’t everyone involved–the prosecution, the defense, the family ALL of them have had one common goal–to find Caylee and to learn the truth?

  5. kylucky permalink
    January 11, 2009 9:41 pm

    I only watched a sort portion of the video and I am appalled. I think the whole damn Anthony family and all of their “associates” should be charged. They claim to love Caylee…bullshit…I’m sorry but I’m about to erupt after what I saw. That man looked like a savaged beast seaking his prey. The state of Florida should not let any of these people get away the crap they are pulling. To hell with the Anthony’s….they are a bunch of low life scums that think they can get away with the murder of this little girl. I hope Casey rots in jail…along with the rest of her circus. I apologize if I offended anyone, but I’m so mad I could spit.

  6. kylucky permalink
    January 11, 2009 9:42 pm

    First sentence, I meant a “short” portion…sorry

  7. norma permalink
    January 11, 2009 9:46 pm

    Seems to be that the public was more concerned about the truth and justice for Caylee than the As and their attnys. The whole bunch are losers and should all sit in jail and watch a video of the service for Caylee. The As care more about themselves than anyone else. If anyone has a heart in this family it will be George. Cindy probably spearheaded any cover up. She has the biggest mouth and pushes the biggest lies along with the guilt. She thrives on it.I hope we hear asap who this creep was speaking with on the phone /file film.

  8. motherclucker permalink
    January 11, 2009 9:47 pm

    This video was very disturbing to me, and it made me very angry too. What I want to know is whose house or what structure is that where he is digging? The garbage bags that he slashes at are near a building of some sort…what on earth is up with this? This is crazy! Grrrrrr! I believe this could be what causes loudmouth Cindy to be prosecuted along with her psycho daughter…this video blew my mind! Exactly what in the hell IS he looking for? What a CREEP! It figures he was working for George and Cindy…they seemed to really lean toward the CREEPY PEOPLE to help them.

  9. motherclucker permalink
    January 11, 2009 9:49 pm

    Oh, i forgot to say, I am loving your new look! Love it!

  10. Shirley permalink
    January 11, 2009 9:58 pm

    Dominic Casey should be charged for at least lying in his sworn statement. I don’t know what gives all these idiots the ideal that they can do anything they want and get by with it. I wonder if he was able to prove it was a teen hangout by slashing garbage bags and digging in the ground. I thought I couldn’t be surprised anymore by the things people do. I admit I was wrong ,these people have me shaking my head in wonder.

  11. Hilde permalink
    January 11, 2009 9:59 pm

    I have to agree with every one here.
    Dominic was
    looking for Caylee’s Body. How he knew to look there I don’t know.
    It is pretty clear to me it wasn’t his ill Daughter he was talking too on the Cell while he was digging in the Dirt and open up Trash Bags to see what was in it.
    It is unbelievable how many People had some kind of Knowledge what was going on in this Case
    and tried to keep it to them selfs.
    I too had the sense by watching this Video that some one he was talking too told him where to look and what to look out for.
    I guess he didn’t go far enough to actually find Caylee’s Remains, otherwise Caylee might have been moved and never be found.
    I thought Dominic said he taped over that Video or did I hear wrong.
    It just makes me so mad what has been done to Caylee, not just by her own Mother but even after her Death all those despicable People
    are in Line to get a Piece of the Action at the
    Price of Caylee’s Death.
    How low can those People go and how can they sleep at Night, I am just amazed.
    I just hope Every One of them had something to do with a Cover Up in this Case will be brought up on Charges.
    LE has their Hands full with all these Interruptions and Cover Ups.

  12. itsamysterytome permalink*
    January 11, 2009 10:02 pm

    kylucky–no offense taken–how could you not be furious over this video? It’s so blatant what he’s doing.

    motherclucker–thanks–I like it, too.

    Dominic Casey gives me the willies–he has from the first time I saw him. He oozes sleeze.

    There is no way he was talking to his “ill daughter” –it is obvious he is being directed in a search by whoever is on the other end of that phone line. The thought that Baez or the Anthonys knew Caylee was there in November and didn’t notify authorities makes me want to throw up.

    All I can think is that maybe Casey fessed up and because she is such a liar, no one was willing to take her word for it. They were checking out her story and when they didn’t find Caylee they decided it was just that —another lie.

  13. norma permalink
    January 11, 2009 10:04 pm

    ky…I appreciate someone else just blowing a lid over this case. Some how there are the poor As, they are grieving the loss, Casey is losing her party body because people keep sending her cash to buy goodies like water proof mascara and hair clips. If she were a normal mom they would have to be force feeding her to keep her from sliding through the bars. She has no remorse. Some one needs to remind her that she cannot stay in protective custody forever and might want to start pumping up for her own protection. She will not last 1 min in general population. It is about time to let her loose. Cindy and George, well, they are lying sacks of poop. Get G away from Cindy and he will sing like a bird. NO ONE should make a dime off this case. NO ONE. The judge should have said that if these photos get sold to anyone anywhere that the defense will be held accountable. In the future any money if ever is made should go to child advocate programs and family education with pregnant and unwed moms. If Cindy had listened to Casey when she said she cannot be a mom and already had a “taker” for the baby then she should have known(Casey would never had been a good mom but would not think twice to trick a guy that was her intention, she wanted JGrunde to be the dad)to let this child go up for adoption. Caylee could be happy in this world today instead of where she is suffering a miserable death at the hands of her”Mother of the year”. Cindy’s famous last loud mouth words.

  14. itsamysterytome permalink*
    January 11, 2009 10:04 pm

    Hilde
    Dominic said that Hoover told him he had taped over part of the video. Guess that was a lie.

  15. Jill from Western Australia permalink
    January 11, 2009 10:05 pm

    motherclucker I’m with you…I don’t recall seeing any building in any of the previous footage of the scene. There is the smell of rotting fish about his actions, something doesn’t add up.
    Niecey…it was a HUGE cardboard box filled with all sorts of nasty bugs…and guess who was inside it … with duct tape over her mouth.

  16. norma permalink
    January 11, 2009 10:07 pm

    Was being a liar a requirement to participate in this case? Can anyone tell the truth? From the As to Bozo to the PIs. I feel for LE with this kind of crap to deal with. Remember this game is all about creating reasonable doubt for Casey to not get the needle.

  17. itsamysterytome permalink*
    January 11, 2009 10:08 pm

    If it turns out any of the A’s had anything to do with this, it will be a travesty if LE doesn’t charge them with either aiding and abetting or obstruction. I don’t care what kind of stress they are under, there is no excuse for this. And that slimey snake in the grass Dominic Casey needs to lose his PI license at the very least.

  18. kylucky permalink
    January 11, 2009 10:10 pm

    Norma – not trying to disagree with you, however, I no longer have any sympathy to George. I did early on….not any more…he’s a wuss and he should stop this NOW if he wants any credibilty from anyone. Enough is enough.

  19. itsamysterytome permalink*
    January 11, 2009 10:10 pm

    Well, if that’s the game, they will have lost. Kind of hard to create reasonable doubt if Casey directed them to Caylee’s grave.

  20. Jill from Western Australia permalink
    January 11, 2009 10:12 pm

    I couldn’t agree more Mystery…hmmm…let me see if I can name anyone who has not lied…thinking…thinking…ahah got one…Zenaida Gonzales. Can you think of any others?

  21. itsamysterytome permalink*
    January 11, 2009 10:12 pm

    I agree kylucky

    George has used his last sympathy card with me. He needs to stand up and be a man.

  22. norma permalink
    January 11, 2009 10:12 pm

    The lawyers commenting on this case for the defense are saying that the tape does not indicate premeditation. First you go find the tape, then put it in the car with the trash bags you had to think about how many to get and what would close them up the best, then you have to tear off just the right amount to place on Caylee, then you have to set it down, put her in the bags, then use the tape to close the bags. Oh, this was an accident and she did not think about the tape before hand. This was not indifference to a child or neglect. That is what Bozo wants us to believe. BS! Who could live with themselves knowing that the person sitting next to them did such a thing? I have no respect for Bozo representing Casey.

  23. itsamysterytome permalink*
    January 11, 2009 10:13 pm

    Sadly, no, Jill–maybe Nejame. And he got the hell outta there.

  24. norma permalink
    January 11, 2009 10:13 pm

    I hope G has some man parts left and C has not taken all of them. At the end of the day she must be exhausted from being “ALL” to everyone.

  25. Jill from Western Australia permalink
    January 11, 2009 10:16 pm

    Well done Mystery…I’m still racking my brain for any others hi!

  26. niecey456 permalink
    January 11, 2009 10:17 pm

    I think it shows very much premeditation. I believe she put Caylee in the bags and taped it up on the 18th when she was backed into the garage, after she changed her mind about burying her in the backyard. Once she had her all wrapped she returned the shovel and drove around the corner and walked to the edge with the bag and tossed it in. I don’t even think she went in those woods. Caylee was extremely close to the road. All she had to do is toss her.

  27. niecey456 permalink
    January 11, 2009 10:18 pm

    NeJame is now representing Tim Miller.

  28. norma permalink
    January 11, 2009 10:18 pm

    I have no sympathy for any of the As, I think G may be the only one with something left in him to do the right thing so long as C is not around. He knew for months that Casey did not have a job and did not know where she went with Caylee and spent the night. He knew but was afraid to interfere because he did not want the wrath of Cindy. They never looked twice at Casey spending the night with guys she just met and about moved in with.I am surprised she is not pregnant by TL. She was determined to keep him. Oh, where is he now? Yep, that was a keeper! G is pathetic but he is the only one to say he hoped that was not the smell of his granddaughter in the car. Cindy? nope, she denied the smell all together. Losers

  29. kylucky permalink
    January 11, 2009 10:20 pm

    Can Jose still request a change of venue?

  30. itsamysterytome permalink*
    January 11, 2009 10:23 pm

    I think he can ky. I don’t think it’ll make any difference. He could go to hell and back and still won’t be able to find anyone that hasn’t heard about Caylee.

  31. Jill from Western Australia permalink
    January 11, 2009 10:25 pm

    I like Tim Miller…glad NeJame is on his side.
    Here is a little exercise…take a black plastic bag..put it out in the elements..soon it will turn grey, then white, then it will become brittle & start to crack. Not sure how long this takes but don’t think it would be long…anyone know???
    Niecey I agree…maybe Bozo will try the accidental route, then panic…either way her goose is cooked!

  32. itsamysterytome permalink*
    January 11, 2009 10:25 pm

    I agree niecey–no way was it an accident.

    I tell ya, just thinking about what you just described is almost more than my brain can process. How could you treat a total stranger that way let alone your baby!

  33. niecey456 permalink
    January 11, 2009 10:28 pm

    I agree. Casey is the worst kind of monster. I’m sure that’s what she did. Not sure exactly how she killed her, but I believe she did it on purpose. Now that we know they believe it was the 16th of June. Doesn’t it just make you sick to remember her so lovey dovey with Tony in Blockbuster that night???

  34. itsamysterytome permalink*
    January 11, 2009 10:31 pm

    Beyond sick. She’s a piece of work like I’ve never seen before.

  35. niecey456 permalink
    January 11, 2009 10:33 pm

    That she is, but I believe it was Baez, D. Casey was getting his info from. I think they were there to get rid of the evidence.

  36. Jill from Western Australia permalink
    January 11, 2009 10:34 pm

    ky…the answer is yes…the planet Uranus which suits the mentality of Bozo & Casey. {sri for using the same sarcasm again…I promise to be good in future.}

    I was on the phone with a friend who lives ~200 miles and who doesn’t have access to either cable or the internet…even she knows about Casey.

    Would you believe that I could be an objective juror {served 3 times already} much as I hate her I want to see all the facts laid out rather than the drivel we are being fed.

  37. itsamysterytome permalink*
    January 11, 2009 10:36 pm

    I just don’t understand why they would do that. Has Baez fallen for her? What would make an attorney cover up for his client? My brain hurts!

    I have to get up at 5:00 in the morning. I’m going to have to make it an early night.

  38. Patti permalink
    January 11, 2009 10:37 pm

    Well, the PIs are both idiots….why did they videotape this??? Do you think the videotape was to serve another purpose, but has backfired on them?

    And why did Hoover say he had videotaped over it?

    I believe D. Casey was talking to Lee or Bozo.

    I agree with the majority of you….I believe the whole Anthony clan needs to be locked up, for obstruction of justice (if not something worse).

  39. norma permalink
    January 11, 2009 10:38 pm

    Bozo is not able to do much more than show up for the prelim hearings.At some point the big guns have to do the work, he is not qualified to try a murdercase. Right now he is a flunky. He was hired for the forgery. Casey wore all the clothes she bought with the stolen checks on those outings. Including her arrests. The big Paris Hilton sunglasses, stolen. The blue hoodie…stolen. The movie they rented at BB was about a dead child. NO way can someone give drugs to a child that child dies and call it an accident? They do not call fetal alcohol syndrome or drug addicted babies “accidental” addicts. Caylee drugged and dead was not an accident. Thank goodness FL has a stiff and wide range of felony charges available for child abuse and neglect. Most have very heavy terms in prison. Regardless, Casey is facing felony child abuse and neglect/indifference charges resulting in death. That alone carries life.

  40. niecey456 permalink
    January 11, 2009 10:39 pm

    I need to do the same. I think it’s Baez because I was made aware today that if Casey is convicted that Baez cannot profit from books and movies either. No body, bogus stories, harder to convict, then all the books and movies you want.

  41. itsamysterytome permalink*
    January 11, 2009 10:39 pm

    Your right Jill–much of what we have heard is just little bits of the truth and heresay. The facts will be clear at the trial.

  42. Jill from Western Australia permalink
    January 11, 2009 10:40 pm

    Niecey that was my first reaction…BUT…why would you video tape it? {blackmail…hmmm} Maybe their scheme backfired so now they bring it out to “cloud the evidence” trying to prove that she wasn’t there in November…bugs and plant shoots prove how long the bag was in that exact place…yum…I like forensic evidence.

  43. topcat08 permalink
    January 11, 2009 10:42 pm

    The prosecution wanted to find Caylee but the defense knew their only chance was if her body was never found. That PI is a moron!! How could anyone ever pay him to do anything.

  44. itsamysterytome permalink*
    January 11, 2009 10:43 pm

    I think they were probably taping so that when they found the body they would have it on video–they thought they could make a bundle by selling it. Did you see Geraldo the other night? He was going to show this tape, but at the last minute Fox pulled it because Hoover was asking, in Geraldo’s words, “a king’s ransom.”

  45. topcat08 permalink
    January 11, 2009 10:44 pm

    It all leads back to $$$$$$

  46. topcat08 permalink
    January 11, 2009 10:48 pm

    Watching the people on the defense side of this case makes me think I’m watching the Three Stooges!

  47. Jill from Western Australia permalink
    January 11, 2009 10:48 pm

    Aw…its only 1:45 in the arvo here down-under and your leaving me…{just kidding}…pleasant dreams to those going to bed…nitey nite XOX

  48. norma permalink
    January 11, 2009 10:49 pm

    That house was full of rage. I am sure not much love. Caylee had to be subjected to constant arguing between C , G and Casey. I can imagine C holding her and telling Casey was a bad mom only this family called each other names, the big names I will not use on the net. That child was a pawn. The are no friends or family that stand up for the As. Wonder why? If you had a chance to see Cindy’s myspacepage/facebook she was oh poor me I have a lousy daughter who took my grandbaby and I will never see her again. This just after the party on Fathers day. She is a grown woman telling her garbage on the internet and that can never be taken back but will be used against Casey. Also it may come out that C was looking for a little on the side of G. There have been some to see the history of her writings and there were family complaints.
    It will blow in the trial. Most likely be moved to Tampa was what was suggested. The judge may decide that because the mainstream media does not cover much of this that it will stay there. There have been a few polls done and amazing how many locals do not know much of the story.
    All they need is 12.
    Sorry I do not know how to make this an on going chat so I write all at once. I am just learning.

  49. itsamysterytome permalink*
    January 11, 2009 10:50 pm

    I’d certainly like to hear Mr. Casey’s explanation now that everyone has seen the tape & it’s obvious what he’s doing. Wonder how long it will be before we see his phone records?

  50. itsamysterytome permalink*
    January 11, 2009 10:51 pm

    Thanks for reminding me I need to go to bed, G’day! (do they still say that in Australia?)

  51. Jill from Western Australia permalink
    January 11, 2009 10:56 pm

    Good point…didn’t think of that…if they did find the body that video would be worth heaps!
    Geraldo {Yuk} stated at the beginning that NO MONEY had changed hands…if you can believe him?
    Hi Norma…me too…by the time I have typed my reply & sent it I find that I am duplicating what others have said…but that I have not read yet…{gosh that sounded double-dutch}

  52. Jill from Western Australia permalink
    January 11, 2009 11:08 pm

    Yes – G’day is still a greeting here in OZ ..imagine a young teenager who had done 7 years of elocution in Yorkshire [my Dad still said “ee by gum”] going to school in OZ for the first time!!! They took the “mickey” out of me something fierce…I had to learn “Strine” {nickname for the strange language they speak down-under} in a HUGE hurry! First month that we moved into a house our neighbour dropped in {around 9pm} to ask Mum to fix her knitting…she said “See ya later Marie” … Mum stayed up till after midnight..gosh we were naive! {Yes my Mum’s name was Marie…eerie isn’t it.}

  53. Jill from Western Australia permalink
    January 11, 2009 11:15 pm

    1956..same neigbour took Mum Dad and I to see the newest innovation that Western Australia had…it was halfway between Perth and Fremantle…THE VERY FIRST SET OF TRAFFIC LIGHTS…they were sooo excited that they drove around the block twice to show us that they turned RED and GREEN…told ya I live in the “back of the beyond”…your hubby was right…now go to bed!

  54. Paul in PG BC permalink
    January 12, 2009 1:17 am

    WOW,it just never stops does it,the lies and more lies.
    Clearly he was being guided and what was he looking for beer bottles,must think were all sTooPiD EH!! Do you see why the WHACKOS want immunity now,he was either talking with Georgie boy or the whackjob.Coincidence my ass, C-L-G the 3 stooges,should all be thrown in jail.Man I’m so pissed I can hardly think!!Will LE go for the phone records is my question ??Some one is being set up to be the fall guy and they do not have a clue!!later folks.

  55. itsamysterytome permalink*
    January 12, 2009 5:50 am

    Jill my mother-in-law’s name is Marie, too. Interesting about your move to Australia. Scary for a young girl, I would think! Thanks for sharing that. (And, hey–we just now got our 2ND traffic light in our town–does that mean I live in back of the beyond, too?

  56. itsamysterytome permalink*
    January 12, 2009 5:52 am

    Paul

    I think I read that they already have his phone records. LE probably already has the answer as to who he was really talking to. All I know is that Mr. Casey has a lotta s’plainin to do!

  57. Jill from Western Australia permalink
    January 12, 2009 10:15 pm

    Mystery…I am sure your town is not the capital of your state…if so then welcome to the “back of the beyond” {Aussies call us “beyond the black stump”}.

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