Thursday, December 11, 2008

Warrant Sought to Search Missing Florida Girl's Home

Authorities say they are seeking a search warrant for the Orlando home of a missing 3-year-old girl after a small child's remains were found nearby. Orange County sheriff's spokesman Carlos Padilla said that investigators cordoned off the home belonging to George and Cindy Anthony, the grandparents of Caylee Anthony, who often stayed at the home with her mother, Casey. [My thoughts are that LE will be looking for evidential matches to the duct tape, trash bag and/or clothing found with the child's body.]

Caylee's mother, 22-year-old Casey Anthony, insists that she left the girl with a baby sitter in June, but she didn't report her missing until July. The mother has been charged with first-degree murder.

Earlier this month, the Orange County State Attorney turned over almost 800 pages of documents, which showed someone at the Anthony home had done Internet searches for terms like "neck breaking" and "household weapons."

In mid-March, someone used the Anthonys' home laptop to search Google and Wikipedia for peroxide, shovels, acetone, alcohol and chloroform. Traces of chloroform, which is used to induce unconsciousness and also a component of human decomposition, were found in the trunk of Casey Anthony's car during forensic testing, the documents say.

Caylee's Disappearance: A Timeline from the Tampa Tribune

UPDATE: 4:10pm EDT
WKMG-TV reports that the Orange County Medical Examiner's van just left the scene, carrying the remains.

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