Friday, December 19, 2008

Caylee's Remains Identified

In a press conference this afternoon, Orange County Chief Medical Examiner Jan Garavaglia announced the results of DNA analysis performed at the FBI Lab in Quantico, Virginia. The remains found just a short distance from the Anthony home are indeed those of Caylee Marie Anthony.

Dr. Garavaglia announced that the remains were completely skelatonized with no soft tissue remaining. There was no ante-mortem damage to the bones and toxicology results are pending. The manner of death is homicide by undetermined means.

She also stated that this case should be judged in a court of law.

Although it had been assumed since their discovery that these were Caylee's remains, hearing the official pronouncement is painful for those who have followed the case since she was first reported missing in July.

A precious little girl is dead and her mother Casey is standing trial for her murder.

Caylee remains in all our hearts. Let us now look forward to justice for Caylee Marie Anthony.

WFTV View raw video of press conference
CNN Find Caylee Blog


Carolyn Welch said...

Trials & Tribulations
Tears across America fall expressing deepest sympathy to the grandmother and granddad of Caylee Anthony, as well as the extended family relatives of this precious little girl.
We who have been blessed by children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren's sweet songs, hugs, and joyous laughter are praying that the Lord comfort these grieving grandparents and family members.
Mrs, Carolyn J. Welch
a great-grandmother
in Amarillo Texas
Thank you Nancy Grace for an excellent job in reporting, sorting and showing all of this tragic true life drama.

Karli Thornton said...

This is the only site I've been able to post a comment on. I need to comment on this because it just hits so close to home, as I'm sure it does for so many. I am so deeply saddened and angry and just entirely sickened that the remains were confirmed earlier today. I read a blog a few minutes ago that said it perfect- it was from something Nancy Grace had said- everyone knew in their heads that the remains were Caylee, but no one wanted to accept it in their hearts. I have a 3 year old daughter of my own and I've never been able to put myself in a "What would I do, How would I feel?"-type situation that I could relate to so closely. My heart goes out to the family of Caylee Marie Anthony, and any other family whose situation hasn't been as publicized. And again, as the mother of a 3 year old girl, I'm beyond devastated trying to wrap my head around every aspect of this ongoing investigation. I just can't help to imagine myself and my child in this situation, and how I'd react to it. It makes me want to hold my daughter and never let go. If Casey didn't do it, shame on her for not being more aware of her baby girl. If she did do it, may God have mercy on her soul.

Anonymous said...

Is it too late for me to move to Orlando so that I can be called for jury duty? I cannot understand how a mother can allow her own flesh and blood to decay and be carried away piece by piece by animals. Casey has no soul or consience. I can only imagine the crap the defense team will throw against the wall to try and get there client off. Any, yet, even if by some very, very, very, very remote chance that would occur, I am sure that Casey would not survive out of prison. So...I guess, any way you look at it, her life is over whether it is spent in prison or out of prison. She probably is safer in prison where she can rot until she finds herself rotting in hell.

shari said...

As of today (Saturday,Dec. 20) another search warrant has been issued and executed on the Anthony home that obtained more items. Let's all hope that the items definitively (sp??) match up with something found with the body and make an air tight case against the responsible party. I have my faith in the prosecutor's office, Dr. G, and the FBI and Oak Ridge Labs. Hopefully this child will soon be laid to rest.

Michelle said...

I thought I commented on this before? If not - thanks again for your heartfelt posting on this delicate subject. While I am sure we are, none of us, surprised by this turn in events, it is heartwrenching to finally hear the gruesome truth. I am sending out thoughts for swift and speedy justice for little baby Caylee.

Carol said...

Thank God they found this child before Christmas.
That baby was killed because she was born and that is the only reason. She is innocent child with her whole life ahead of her.
I can't say for sure that the mother did it I just cannot and that is a fact.
But I want everyone to remember that the "Apple does not fall from the tree NEVER"
Something had to have happened to her for her to be so violent against this innocent beautiful child. They have to look at the mother's background that this mother became such a liar and cheat something and that is a fact.
She wasn't born that way she developed that way and that is a fact.

Anonymous said...

I watch your show every night. Last night Jesse said Casey broke the engagement to him because she thought he loved Caylee more than he loved her. I think Casey murdered Caylee because she figured people loved the child more and she was jealous. In one of the first jail conversations with her brother she made reference to the fact that all her mother worried about was Caylee--I don't remember the exact words--she disliked her mother so killed the child so the mother couldn't have her and so nobody could have her. She disliked Jessee because she felt he loved Caylee more also.

damaris said...

Hi Damaris out of NJ, I think thios is a clear case of Munchausen Syndrome, does anyone agree, has she been dignosed with this diorder, it is more common than people think.

Susan said...

I dont think this is Munchausen syndrome as Casey never claimed or caused Caylee to be ill.