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Caylee Anthony

Sheriff's Office: "We Got Her"

Caylee Anthony
Caylee Anthony
December 11, 2008: Body discovered in Orlando may be Caylee Anthony

ORLANDO, Fla. A utility worker discovered a body this morning that the Sheriff's Office thinks may be that of Caylee Anthony, 2, who disappeared in June.

Tim Miller, president of Texas EquuSearch, said today that an Orange County sheriff's deputy told him, "We got her," meaning they had found Caylee Anthony.

Miller has led and coordinated extensive searches for Caylee since last summer.

Sheriff's officials will only confirm that the skeletal remains of a little girl was found this morning near South Chickasaw Trail and Suburban Drive, approximately one-quarter mile from the Anthony home on Hopespring Drive.

The remains were found in a black plastic trash bag. Earlier in the investigation, sheriff's detectives found a black plastic trash bag in the trunk of Casey Anthony's white Pontiac.

It was also in that trunk that forensic investigators took air samples that indicated the trunk had held a decomposing human body. Investigators also found traces of the knockout drug chloroform in the trunk.

Caylee Anthony was last seen in June, two months before her third birthday. Her mother, Casey Anthony, waited more than a month to report her missing and then spun a fantastic tale about her daughter being kidnapped by her nanny. Detectives quickly proved that Casey Anthony's story was almost completed fabricated.

A grand jury has since indicted Casey Anthony for first-degree murder.

Casey's parents, George and Cindy Anthony have maintained that their daughter had nothing to do with Caylee's disappearance.

 

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