Friday, July 18, 2008


Casey Marie Anthony

Caylee Marie Anthony, age 2

Orange County sheriff's crime scene investigators use a shovel today to search for clues in the backyard of the home of Caylee Marie Anthony's grandparents.. (RED HUBER, ORLANDO SENTINEL / July 18, 2008)

'Compulsive Liar' Florida Mother Arrested in Toddler's Disappearance Last Month
FOX NEWS.COM / Thursday, July 17, 2008

A Florida mother described by friends as a "habitual liar" was arrested in connection with the disappearance of her 2-year-old daughter, who has been missing since June 9.

Casey Marie Anthony showed no emotion Thursday as she was ordered held without bond at the Orange County Jail, reported. She was charged with child neglect and providing false information to law enforcement.

Anthony claimed she dropped off her daughter, Caylee Marie Anthony, at a friend's house but has since lost contact with the friend.

The judge scolded the mother, saying she had "no regret or concern for her actions," The Orlando-Sentinel reported.

"You left your 2-year-old child with a person who does not exist at an apartment you cannot identify and you lied to your parents about your child's whereabouts," said Judge John Jordan. "You cared so little about your child."


She went to clubs that the baby sitter frequented and identified her as Zenaida Gonzalez, police said. But when police went to the apartment Anthony said belonged to the alleged baby sitter, they learned it had been vacant for almost five months, the newspaper reported.

When detectives caught up with Gonzalez and showed her pictures of both Anthony and her daughter, she said she did not recognize them.

In what seemed to be the latest in a string of lies, Anthony also told authorities that she worked at Universal Studios, and gave names of people who could vouch for her, according to The Orlando-Sentinel. But officials later learned she never worked at the theme park — and neither did the people she mentioned.

The Orange County Sheriff's Office is asking anyone who has seen Caylee to call the crime line at 1-800-423-TIPS.


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