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Cop that checked out Kronk’s tip about Caylee has previous incident for “failing to investigate” properly

January 14, 2009

Orange County sheriff’s Deputy Richard Cain, 40, refused to answer questions from a Local 6 News reporter, Jessica D’Onofrio. He was hired in 2006 and patroled the area Caylee’s remains were found. He is under administrative review to determine if he violated any policies when he checked out meter reader Roy Kronk’s tip about Caylee.

After 3 calls, Cain met Kronk near the wooded area where  Caylee’s remains were later found.

“The officer showed up, he pulls out a metal baton (and) went to the water’s edge. I pointed in the area where (the bag) was at, (and) he swept his head back and forth and said, ‘I don’t see anything,'” Kronk said on Good Morning America.

Cain wrote in his report that he saw “trash only” while checking on Kronk’s tip.  Cain’s Professional Standards History report shows that there was a complaint filed against him in 2006 for failing to “properly investigate an incident,” but it is unknown if he was disciplined for that incident.

read the article here: clickorlando

Wonder if the that “trash” he saw was actually Caylee’s remains.  Very sad if that turns out to be the case.  It’s starting to sound like this whole thing could have been over a long time ago, if it weren’t for a series of bumbling mis-steps.

10 Comments leave one →
  1. niecey456 permalink
    January 14, 2009 9:40 am

    I thought that was that someone had dropped the ball. It’s sad this happened, but thank God she was found anyway.

  2. Nina permalink
    January 14, 2009 9:49 am

    Thats all I can say about this all too.Thank God she was found…

  3. January 14, 2009 10:19 am

    This image is about 200 feet from where the body was found. It is also a dry area that never goes under water. So maybe the cop did what he thought was best as there is an awful lot of garbage in that area.

  4. itsamysterytome permalink*
    January 14, 2009 10:39 am

    Thanks for the photo, John. I know you have said that it is a very snakey area. That guy did exactly what I probably would have done. I’m scared to death of snakes–but, then, I’m not a policeman.

  5. January 14, 2009 10:50 am

    Yeah, I sort of wondered what people expected the cop to do, take off his shoes and wade into a foot or two of water to check out a garbage bag twenty feet away at a time we all thought we were looking for a buried body. I never once thought about a garbage bag, what a horrible thought.

  6. MAND permalink
    January 14, 2009 11:42 am

    My husband (retired cop) when he first seen it on the news said the deputy did not complete the call…walking to the edge poking around and leaving was not the way the call should have been handled. He should asked Kronk more questions..why K. felt this bag was important..etc? Did K. tell him this was the third call? More could have been done and the deputy could have asked for assistance…and put on proper dress to do what he had to do.

    My husband does not follow the case..he sees it on the news and will answer questions I put to him..so he has no opinion of anyone .

  7. Lucia permalink
    January 14, 2009 1:57 pm

    If the guy was afraid of snakes he should not be a cop in the state of Florida. For crying out loud-there was a baby girl missing! Of COURSE this tip should have been checked out thoroughly!

  8. realginnyg permalink
    January 14, 2009 4:25 pm

    Why IS it that no one seems to be able to see that the anthony’s could very have known that Caylee was dead as early as 15 July if not earlier?

    People that are innocent of ANY wrong doing do not lie, cheat, mislead, or destroy or obstruct evidence, they cooperate 200%.

    This family has never coordinated any searches, with all their media time, they never ONCE pled on tv for Caylee’s return, nor did they ever search for her!

    These people have lied, destroyed & obstructed evidence, covered up, and done everything possible to throw the police off the trail. They both admitted that due to their careers, they KNEW what decomp smelled like, and that car smelled like decomp! Later, cindy lies and says there was a box of pizza in the trunk, when in reality, it was only an EMPTY pizza box, no pizza in it at all! What a BLATANT lie!

    Nancy Grace, Geraldo Rivera, Greta Susternen….your local news stations…no one
    can even REMOTELY see what this family has done from day one?

    The anthony’s have cooperated TO A POINT with LE. After that, there was no cooperation, just lies, coverups, giving the wrong hairbrush to LE when cindy KNEW they asked for Caylee’s hairbrush, sarcastic remarks about how she SHOULD have given LE the dogs toothbrush instead of Caylee’s.

    Does that sound like COOPERATION?

    And all the lies casey told the very people who were out searching, trying to find Caylee? What loving mother goes dancing, humping, etc., after their daughter is kidnapped, and does NOT report her until she is forced to?

    What’s in your water down there? This family was behind on all their debts & mortgage 2-3 months before Caylee disappeared. I heard everything is now paid off….even the house and NONE of them has worked for months? I could have heard wrong, but look into it and find out.
    cindy said they have never taken a dime for Caylee, really?

    Ask 20/20 who got paid $200,000.00 for pictures of Caylee & licensing rights to those pictures? You might find out this *wonderful* family is lying!

  9. itsamysterytome permalink*
    January 14, 2009 8:00 pm

    very good post realginny, and I agree with you on a lot of what you said. I’m still havin’ an issue with Cindy knowing for sure. I just can’t believe a grandmother of a child she raised could be that cold. I may be proved wrong–I’m actually starting to think I WILL be proved wrong.

  10. realginnyg permalink
    January 15, 2009 3:35 pm

    I have yet to see a *normal* reaction from this family.

    Most people who have lost a loved one get on the media & ask for their safe return. This family has done none of that.

    I can’t help but compare Beth Holloway & other people in such a situation & find this family has come up short in *concern*.

    cindy crassly tells people to *get off their asses* and search for her granddaughter, but how many searches has this family coordinated or even gone on, to help find Caylee?

    cindy once said she would go to the ends of the earth & knock on every door to find Caylee. I have seen NONE of that.

    What I HAVE seen is insults hurled at LE, who has been trying to find Caylee from day one. She accuses them of not following up on tips or looking for Caylee.

    Where are the insults for her own daughter who did not even report that innocent child missing for 31 days?

    How about some criticism for all casey’s partying during a time when any normal caring mother who loves her child would be devastated to see her child snatched out from under her?

    cindy thinks casey was just acting normally for a girl her age. Really? Most young women that have a child & love & care for their child would not be out partying like there was no tomorrow like casey has!

    cindy said casey should be given the *mother of the year* award. I don’t know of anyplace in the US where they give out awards to someone for hurting, neglecting, or killing your children.

    Lets not forget casey said she left Caylee at the stairs of the Sawgrass Apts with Zenaida Fernandez Gonzales, then later, changes her story to say she, (casey) was held down on the ground while ZFG & her sister Samantha took off with Caylee. And….she also hinted while at her home along with cindy that Jesse & Amy could very well be Zanny the babysitter, and they tried to implicate Jesse Grund as well.

    Then there were the lies that casey knew WHERE Caylee was; then she didn’t know *where* but she knew *who*. the anthony’s also said they knew *who* and *where*, indicating they got the info from casey.

    Any mother wanting her child back, would have cooperated with police in every way to get her back or get her found.

    Instead, this family lies rather than cooperates with police.

    I say police should lock all 4 of them up in adjacent cells and let them drive each other crazy!

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