Tuesday, July 29, 2008
Guest Entry by Ritanita
Casey Anthony’s daughter is missing and she’s sitting behind bars on charges of neglect of a child, lying to investigators, and obstruction of a criminal investigation. From the time she first spoke to police on the phone on July 15th, this young woman has created a Byzantine labyrinth of lies. Her bizarre stories and continual lies have done nothing to help authorities find her child, alive or dead.
In a call with her brother Lee, Casey tells him how difficult it is to work with the police because they "misconstrue" what she tells them and doesn’t use the "information" she gives them properly. She indicates that the police expect her to give them exact information and correct spellings. She says that the police are unable to go beyond whatever she tells them, figure it out for themselves. Unfortunately, when she tells the police a pack of lies from the get-go, that’s what will happen. It’s no wonder the police have pretty much given up on interviewing her; they must be tired of going around in circles with her lies.
The lies and confusion will only continue in this case. Further on in the telephone call, Casey tells Lee that she told only two people about Caylee’s being missing, Jeff (Hopkins) and Juliet Lewis. She tells her brother that Jeff worked at Kodak and Juliet at Universal itself. Well, I’m sure many of you have read the arrest affidavit. Jeff was fired 5/13/02, and Juliet never worked there! If she indeed knows these people, it isn’t from working with them at Universal or Kodak or whatever company took over. Why doesn’t she tell her brother how she knows these people and why these are the people she confided in? She lied about these people in the beginning and she continues now. The best information about these two is that Juliet moved a couple of months ago and she thinks she has her phone number written down somewhere. She tells him to search through her bags at the house. I wonder if Lee will be able to do a better job of figuring out this mess.
Now, if that’s the best she could do to help her brother help her, imagine how much more confusion and consternation she has caused for the police. You can be sure they are combing the phone records, searching the credit card records, and tracking down the names and addresses of all women in Florida named Zenaida Gonzalez. There’s probably much more they are doing as well. They are interviewing Casey’s friends to track her movements over the past two months. They are canvassing neighbors and family friends. With the help of the FBI, they are tracking down leads out-of-state.
In the call, Casey says that her "gut feeling" is that Caylee is safe. Sorry, Casey, that’s not good enough. That little girl shouldn’t be missing at all. You shouldn’t just have a "gut feeling" about the welfare of your child, you should know that she is at home and safe and sound, surrounded by a family that loves her.
And Casey, does your "gut" lie as well as you?
Casey & Lee phone call