Thursday, October 16, 2008
Caylee and Casey Anthony in happier times.
Do you remember the "bag" that was reported to be in the trunk of Casey Anthony's car that was removed by the tow truck company employee? According to Cindy Anthony, rotting pizza and maggots were inside the bag. Leonard Padilla on Nancy Grace last night stated the employee threw the bag over the fence into a dumpster. After thinking about it, and putting two and two together, the employee notified police of what he discarded. (Remember, the employee had lengthy conversation with George Anthony about the horrible stench in the car when he came to retrieve it and how upset he was at his daughter's recent actions.) The employee was later informed by LE that they had recovered the bag.
According Leonard Padilla, there were body fluids and maggots on the outside of the retrieved bag.
Maggots don't feed on pizza. ritanita's investigation has uncovered this report that mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) sequence data can be obtained from the dissected gut of a maggot that had fed on human tissue. This type of testing is not new to the scientific community, unlike the "air sample" testing that was done by The Body Farm on the trunk of Casey's car.
Leonard Padilla is entertaining, but virtually everything he has shared on Nancy Grace has been spot on. So is this THE SMOKING GUN that puts Caylee's dead body in Casey's car, or is it just one addition to the arsenal of evidence LE has that may be presented at trial?
Thank you ritanita for you excellent research!
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