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He said. She said. Who said? They ALL said! Brad Conway versus River Cruz-what’s the truth and does it matter?

March 15, 2010

 There’s been a new development in the George Anthony mistress story.  Wesh 2 has now interviewed the woman, and she says she claims she never wanted to get involved,  but that detectives sought her out. River Cruz was spotted leaving the Orange County Sheriff’s Office today with the camera and phone detectives returned to her after examining them for evidence.

River Cruz said she’s not trying to make money by revealing the year-long affair with George in the interview that took place at the Sheriff’s department.

“I can tell you that everything I have told the detectives, I’ve sworn under, and I’ve made my statement, and I’ve told the truth,” Cruz said. “There’s nothing I want to cash in on. If anything, he’s taken money from me.” (although her sister, Skye, has admitted trying to sell the story to a news magazine.)

Brad Conway, the Anthony’s attorney claims it’s all untrue, and George Anthony never said anything about Caylee’s death being an accident that snowballed out of control. He says the story came to him by way of the National Enquirer and that this shows the motives of the people involved. He feels the motives of Cruz and her twin sister, Skye Benhaida are “questionable.”

Cruz is just as adamat,  “If you’re asking me, I stand behind everything,” 

 “Do you feel George knew, based on what he told you, what happened to Caylee?”  WESH 2 News reporter Bob Kealing asked. 

 “I’m not going to tell you. I’m sorry,” Cruz replied.

The Orange County Sheriff’s Office began an investigation into this story about a month ago. (which tells me it very well could be the “new discovery” detectives were talking about.)

In defense of the National Enquirer (Good grief–I can’t believe I’m gonna defend the Enquirer 🙄 but here goes.)  They are not always wrong.  They are sometimes right on target.  And thank goodness they published the photos of an alive Caylee in the shirt that was found with her body.

Are the motives of these women in question?  Of course they are!  Are the motives of Brad Conway and George Anthony in question? OF COURSE THEY ARE!  It’s a classic  “he said, she said”, and the evidence, whatever it is, will eventually set them free–or NOT!

I still say, if by some miracle this woman can prove that George said what she claims he said, it will mean real justice for Caylee is coming down the pike.  If all she can prove is that she had an affair with George and gave him money, then who cares other than maybe Cindy– and yes, that would mean we’ve been duped by Baez into averting our eyes from– him. (I started to say, “the prize” but it made me gag so I didn’t)  BUT, if she can, by some miracle, prove that George gave her information that could prove he in some way helped fabricate the ZG fairy tale, it will mean justice for Caylee is coming down the pike SOON.  Not sayin’ she can prove a thing, just sayin’ if she can, it’s big.

read it and see the video of the River Cruz interview at the link below:

 heres the slideshow of photos from the sheriff’s office plus a picture of one of the text messages River Cruz claims George sent her.

38 Comments leave one →
  1. Ideas permalink
    March 15, 2010 5:51 pm

    Brad Conway. He’s just doing his job in denying the details. But he should look at all the facts first. He will look foolish standing against Skye if there is evidence to back her up.

    It’s taken great courage for her to speak out and defend herself.

  2. itsamysterytome permalink*
    March 15, 2010 5:56 pm


    River tweeted this on her twitter:

    all the truth and tapes will be released on aire within the week~WHICH WILL PROVE EXACTLY WHAT IVE BEEN SAYING ALL ALONG 12:57 PM Mar 14th via web

    So, I guess we’ll see the truth, whatever it is, shortly!

  3. patricia permalink
    March 15, 2010 6:01 pm

    Brad states that the story is not true since it orginally came from the National Enquirer…. I guess when the National Enquirer broke the big story about John Edwards and his mistress and love child , Brad dismissed that as not true either ?

    I just hope and pray this lady holds some info that will help put Casey and the Anthony family where they belong…. Behind bars forever….

    I feel sorry that she lost $5000 to George and his pity story… this was probably money she couldnt afford to give away and when she saw photos of George and Cindy living it up on the cruise , she knew he had used her… In watching the interview she seems like a sincere and nice person…. She seems nervous but then I am sure I would be also if it were me .

  4. itsamysterytome permalink*
    March 15, 2010 6:07 pm

    patricia–I agree with you–except I don’t really feel sorry for her. She knew George was married. I don’t have much sympathy for women that knowingly hook up with married men or married men that prey on women.

  5. glen permalink
    March 15, 2010 7:44 pm

    itsamystery…amen weman like her give weman like good wemen bad names

    it seems like everyone conected to this case are shady ,if not criminals in some form of way.
    they all deserve what they get, I said it before KARMA is a wonderful thing

  6. glen permalink
    March 15, 2010 7:47 pm

    You know every time I see a pic of bozo with that smerk on his face I want to barfffffff, I can not wait to see it wipped off of his stupid looking face. WILL THE REAL BOZO PLEASE STAND UP

  7. glen permalink
    March 15, 2010 7:50 pm

    does anyone know when the SAO has to release the information they request to keep out of the publice? Oh wait a minute..could it be this…..The RIVER GEORGE IS FLOODING OVER

  8. LVSusie permalink
    March 15, 2010 9:33 pm

    Do you think the National Enquirer informed LE that she was trying to sell her story to them, thats how LE showed up at her door?

  9. Sanny permalink
    March 15, 2010 11:14 pm

    I noticed that KB was not present when these women went to pick up River’s cell phone. Wonder why?

    Also reported was the fact that the money she gave George, he told her he put it into an account with his mother’s maiden name. Something Cindy didn’t know about?
    Will LE check out that account or is it now depleted and closed?
    Why would George need 3 cell phones……also reported. Cindy paying for those too?
    Who took the intimate photos of River & George….someone else must’ve been in that ‘Motel 6’ with them.

    As for Conway….he’s blatantly lied in the past and he’s continuing to do so now.
    Lies come easy for the A’s, and their lawyers. They just open mouth and out comes another tall one.
    As for Baez, he’s just happy some of the heat has been taken off him with his money problems….and placed elsewhere.
    This woman seemed to be extremely nervous when the reporters were asking her questions (as I would be if I were in her shoes.)

    We will just have to wait until next week which River stated that everything will prove her story.

    Watch out George…..Cindy’s hammer is never out of her hand.

  10. Sanny permalink
    March 15, 2010 11:36 pm

    Photo of River & George……together.

    Did you see this Cindy? Yup, that’s your Georgie Gal with his cutie pie.

  11. Hadley permalink
    March 16, 2010 6:22 am

    The thing that I find confusing is that Casey took LE to Sawgrass Apts., and a REAL Zaneida G. lived there. What’s going on…is “River” suppose to be the #10 Casey later mentioned? I think she got the 10 description from watching One Tree Hill…don’t know if it’s available or not.

    Like everyone else, I just want to see Justice for little Cayee. I think it will arrive sooner than we all thought.jmo

  12. Hadley permalink
    March 16, 2010 7:03 am

    Sanny: Wow! Just looked at the photo of River & Geo. Must admit that I was taken aback! Also the message Geo. sent to her. Whoa! I am truly
    surprised, and a little stunned.

    I wonder if anyone else heard Geo. make the statement about Caylee’s “accident”? I can only imagine what Cindy is thinking now. I just hope Geo. didn’t leave any weapons laying around. (I hope she has the locks changed asap)…

  13. itsamysterytome permalink*
    March 16, 2010 7:24 am


    my favorite saying: “Karma is a bitch with a long memory!”

    It could be this–Supposedly they started looking into this woman’s story about a month ago. That would jive with the request to withhold “new discovery” from the defense for a while.

  14. itsamysterytome permalink*
    March 16, 2010 7:28 am

    LVSusie–That would not surprise me at all–well, yes it would because would they REALLY give up one of their “blockbuster” stories in order to help police? I’d have to re-think what I thought of the Enquirer if they did such a “self-less” act! lol!

    I like your avatar!

  15. itsamysterytome permalink*
    March 16, 2010 7:51 am


    There would definitely be a paper trail if George opened an account no matter who’s name it’s under. When it was opened, the transactions, and when and if it was closed. Easy peasy–well other than figuring out what bank and who’s name it’s really under.

    It was revealed in George, Cindy, and Lee depositions that they had more than 1 phone. They used those throw-away ones and called them “bat” phones or something like that. Who knows how many they actually owned. That’s not traceable.

    I’d like to know who took those photos, too. I’m guessing they are ALL on her phone. Will someone come forward and say, “Hey I took those. After a long hard day of standing around in a tent at the “command center” we all went for a drink. Cindy is on the other side of George.”? Anthing’s possible, I guess, but that looked a bit intimate. (the photo you linked from Caylee Daily)

  16. itsamysterytome permalink*
    March 16, 2010 7:56 am


    that Zenaida didn’t live at Sawgrass Apts. She filled out a card in the office. There are a lot of questions and coincidences. I read that it is believed she based the story she came up with on a One Tree Hill episode, too. A lot of things don’t add up here. Are we seeing through a glass darkly or is it all crap?

  17. March 16, 2010 8:35 am

    Mystery, imo, this has no relevance to the “Murder of Caylee Marie.” Conway is a habitual liar too, just like GA/CA. I couldn’t believe it when I saw Conway with the ANT’s on Larry King & when Conway was ask about the duct tape on Caylee’s face, Conway told America, “There was NO duct tape on Caylee’s face.” An outright lie. Conway can only say what GA tells him, Conway is a mouthpiece in place for “damage control” for these self destructive people. Conway seems to be a “friend of the Anthony’s” with a Law Degree, but thus far, he hasn’t been able to “save them from themselves” nor do anything productive for them but negotiate the deal for $20,000.00 with 48 hrs. He is an idiot, imo, for criticizing Sky for trying to sell River’s story, did he critcize Kio Marie when she sold her story to them? Nobody has profited more from this case than the Anthony’s.

    imo, what this latest drama will cost the Anthony’s is a delay to their Spring Media Blitz as surely GA will be ask about it. THEN, if there is a scintilla of truth to it & he lies as is normal for him, the scandal will get bigger with a fury.

    I want to know about Baez & the Money! LOL! Thursday will be interesting.

  18. lona1 permalink
    March 16, 2010 8:41 am

    I can’t wait to see Cindy and George in court on Thursday. I can’t wait to see their dead, eiry faces sitting there cheering for the murderer of their granddaughter. I will be so pleased to see how they will make complete fooles of themselves just by being there.
    I know they are not the issue at hand, but these people are nuts and if they show up in court, they will prove that once again.

  19. Spacely permalink
    March 16, 2010 9:18 am

    The weirdest part of all of this is the timing. Why now? Let’s assume for a moment that this affair and the statements of George are the findings that prosection wanted hidden from defense for 30 days. How and why did LE locate this woman now?

    Because the National Enquirer called the cops? I highly doubt that.

    Could it be that she is one of the searchers of the area that Jose “found” that necessitated his again requesting documents from Equusearch? Or maybe she was on the original list and LE decided to double check all of them just in case Jose came up with something?

  20. itsamysterytome permalink*
    March 16, 2010 10:18 am


    The only way this will have relevance to Caylee’s murder is if because of it, George is revealed to be an accomplice after the fact. Is that likely? No.

    You are right, if nothing else, this will keep the Anthonys’ quite for a week or so.

    I’m sooo looking forward to Thursday, too. Wanna see Baez squirm.

  21. itsamysterytome permalink*
    March 16, 2010 10:20 am


    Thanks for the link.

    I wonder if they will show up with all the heat on George? Maybe not.

  22. itsamysterytome permalink*
    March 16, 2010 10:21 am

    Good question, spacely

    How exactly did they find this woman? Who tipped them off?

  23. toasty1 permalink
    March 16, 2010 10:44 am

    u r funny! (I think alot of it is all crap!) I definately think that show the “Twins” (sound like NG!) put on in front of the Anthonys was staged. Soooooo phony. The older I get, the less I understand people.

  24. itsamysterytome permalink*
    March 16, 2010 11:26 am


  25. Sanny permalink
    March 16, 2010 11:51 am

    Just thinking here…how long it is until TRIAL rolls around and what more juicy stuff will be coming out re the money trail and the hoochie koochie with GA !!

    Everyday it’s a new chapter in the ‘Lives of George & Cindy Anthony’.

    I feel very confident in saying that G & C will appear in court on Thursday looking smug and defiant as ever. I hope Dr. Glass will do her evaluation on both of them as she’s done with River Cruz……

  26. Sanny permalink
    March 16, 2010 11:53 am

    Just incase you haven’t seen it…….here is Dr. Glass’ evaluation… River Cruz

  27. itsamysterytome permalink*
    March 16, 2010 1:04 pm

    thanks lona1. I just posted on it. Looks like it may turn out to be a big hoax……?

  28. itsamysterytome permalink*
    March 16, 2010 1:09 pm

    Thanks, Sanny, I had not read Dr. Glass’ assessment of River Cruz. She says her body language is very sincere. Oops. Looks like she may be wrong, too. I don’t feel so bad, now! lol

  29. March 16, 2010 2:01 pm

    I like the georgette mooching part but I do fear ’tis a smokescreen over baez finances

  30. itsamysterytome permalink*
    March 16, 2010 3:29 pm


    I keep vacillating on this…..just can’t make up my mind if it’s a smokescreen or if there’s something to it. Why did LE waste their time on it?

  31. Sanny permalink
    March 17, 2010 7:54 am

    It’s A Mystery…….

    IF what River/Skye are saying is PROVED…, intimate photos, texting, and George’s bank account in mother’s maiden name is discovered by LE…..the A’s and
    Conway will be eating crow and may also be in line for a lawsuit from Cruz .

    Right now GA is up the River Cruz without a paddle but if all pans out to be true,
    he will sink quicker then the Titanic.

  32. Dj Dell permalink
    March 17, 2010 8:45 pm

    I don’t trust these women at all, and I find it suspicious that the police showed up 2 years later. My guess is they cut a deal in exchange for getting rid of some of their criminal convictions.

    Both Skye & River are aliases. They have lived at many addresses in many states, been charged with crimes in various locations, including theft, receiving stolen property, and using fictitious names to implicate others, and I would not be surprised if they are liars or con artists.

    Their real names are Krystal N. Holloway Allen Cruz (River) and Cecelia P. Holloway Benhaida (Skye). The name Allen came from a guy she lived with name Allen M. Jeffrey who had a business at their address. Krystal Holloway also had a business named Rios Terminan at the same address. These women were born in Massachusetts, and they are NOT twins from records I’ve seen, but one year apart. (Cecelia was born Sep 1, 1970, and Krystal was born Nov 2, 1971, even though they have claimed differently on records probably so they could interchange their identities).

    They have been evicted from Sumerset & Rollingwood apartments, and have other judgments against them, and they have not been working much so I don’t see how they could afford to give George Anthony $5,000 unless they’re making money some other way, and I don’t think a disability income would cover that.

    Also, the real Zenaida Gonzalez in Puerto Rico can be seen at She used to have a MySpace site that said Zenaida Gonzalez. Now she has one that says Zenaida Fernandez with the same pictures in her albums. Her name is Zenaida Fernandez Gonzalez, and the Zenaida at Sawgrass does not have this name (her middle name is different) or the family members Casey named nor does she look how Casey described. This Zenaida in Puerto Rico has a lot of family and friends in Orlando, Florida, she is the right age Casey said, her father’s name is “Victor” like Casey said (this is extremely unique), she has a picture of Caylee on her web site that she claims is her aunt’s baby, she is a “10,” based on her childhood pictures her parents are black and Spanish like Casey said, and her older pictures show her with long straight hair, but its curlier in her newer pictures, and she also links to others who have been involved in this case. I don’t know if this aunt was using her name or what the aunt looks like, but this definitely fits the person Casey described, and you can’t just pick that kind of description with family member names out of thin air.

  33. GasCanGeorge permalink
    March 17, 2010 10:27 pm

    LE should’ve done a full investigation of George from the beginning. His stories never added up IMO, and more far fetched than KC’s. I am wondering IF LE picked up pings from KC’s cell phone for June 24th, if KC was at the home when GA claimed….

    That day is significant IMO. George offered too much information about his damn gascans…..Remember what he said: If I placed the tape on the cans I would’ve done it neater…..Come on!

  34. itsamysterytome permalink*
    March 18, 2010 6:58 am


    Great analogy 😆

  35. itsamysterytome permalink*
    March 18, 2010 7:04 am

    That’s very interesting DJDell–I had already seen the list of their crimes.

    I went to ZG’s MySpace but it is set to private so couldn’t see any of the things you claim are on her myspace page…….But I have to say I find that more questionable than River Cruz and her sister.

  36. itsamysterytome permalink*
    March 18, 2010 7:07 am


    I agree with you–but I think they’ve all given so many different conflicting stories that it will be difficult, if not impossible, to sort through them all.

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