On June 9th 22-year-old Casey Marie Anthony, dropped off daughter, with a babysitter. Police report that when she returned to the apartment after work there was no answer and no Caylee.
The mom told police she has known the sitter, Zenaida Gonzalez for four years. She allegedly watched Caylee on and off over the last year and a half and wasn’t believed to be someone that would take her child.
Casey told police that she has been conducting her own investigation during the last 5 weeks, but never went to authorities.
Frustrated investigators held a press conference this afternoon to plead for the public’s assistance in tracking down Caylee.
Deputy Sheriff Carlos Padilla of the Orange County Sherriff’s Office told ABCNews.com “Detectives are very concerned. We are talking five weeks here. The quicker you call, the easier it is to track someone down.”
Now that the investigation has started police have been confused about many Casey’s details. They discovered that the apartment that she claims to have dropped Caylee off at on June 9 has been vacant since February 29.
Casey was transported in an unmarked car with Orange County investigators to the last three known locations for Gonzalez in hopes getting more information. One residence turned out to be a senior-only facility, and at another no one could verify that Gonzalez or Caylee had been there.
Her demeanor has been very calm and not too worried. The job she told police had proved to be false and even though detectives have been working around the clock many of the missing child’s moms statements have been false which make it much more difficult to put the pieces together.
Yesterday she was placed under arrest for child neglect and providing false information regarding the investigation.
During her hearing Judge John Jordan said,
“You left your 2-year-old child Caylee Anthony in the custody of a person who does not exist, at an apartment you cannot identify, and you lied to your parents and friends about your child’s whereabouts.”
Let’s hope that some tips from honest people come in to help police with this case. Clearly, they are not going to get any help from this mom, but that doesn’t change the fact that a 2-year-old is missing.