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Bonilla, Rosanna – Resident of 301 Hillside, the seniors-only facility, who talked with LE during their search for Zenaida Fernandez-Gonzalez (1).
Bourgeois, Patrick – Said he went to high school with Casey and visited Casey in jail; Casey said she did not recognize him. Short visit. Frank Bourgeois also signed in. Could not find anyone on class list for 2001-2007. Still trying to find connection (maybe guy just wanted 15 minutes of fame).
Brown, Troy – Friend of Casey’s. Amy’s former roommate. Former boyfriend of Lauren Coppel. Troy met Casey for first time on his birthday (June 5, 2007) and became friends with her when she started dating Ricardo Morales. During discussion with sister about how much she got paid babysitting (he felt it was a low number), he said they should ask Casey since she had a nanny. Casey never gave him a straight answer. He never heard her refer to the nanny by name, nor did he see her make or take a call from the nanny.
Burner, Brian – Met with LE in parking lot of H&B Trading (his place of employment). Said he would be driving maroon Ford Taurus). Told LE Casey borrowed a shovel possibly on July 16, 2008. He was doing yard work when Casey approached him and asked to borrow shovel to dig up bamboo root. She walked into Anthony garage (her car was in there which was unusual). When he was finished with his yard work, he went back to the front to see if Casey was finished. Her car was in the garage; nobody else seemed to be home (no other cars). She returned the shovel about an hour after borrowing. LE then went to Burner house to get shovel, which had not been used since Casey had used it.
Cameron – Friend of Tony’s who was staying at Tony’s apartment. No other connection at this time.
Carey, Barbara J. – USPS supervisor 501 North Semoran Boulevard, who directed LE to yet another Zenaida Gonzalez (married, and for last two years Zenaida Rosado). While Rosado's husband did work at the Semoran USPO, Rosado worked at 650 N. Alafaya Trail post office. She later was located and gave statement that she did not know Casey or Caylee.
Chase, Anne Marie – Mother of Mark Hawkins, Marine friend of Casey’s stationed in California. Anne Marie last saw Casey in Target on July 10, 2008. She is due to return from cruise on July 18, 2008.
Chester, Kristine – Friend of Casey’s. Called LE after seeing story on Caylee on the news. Claims to be Casey’s best friend. Said that Casey and Caylee had been to her house and had gone for walk at Lake Underhill Park between 6-8:30 p.m. on June 12 or June 13. She was surprised to hear that Caylee was missing. Investigator Kelly Deguzman later obtained a sworn written statement from Kristine (PDF has Jessie [sic] here) regarding this information.
Colamarino, Danny – owner of Cast Iron Tattoo, the place where Casey got the tattoo Bella Vita (meaning Beautiful Life) on July 2 or 3, 2008. Casey has been customer there for about 1.5-2 years and regularly visits the establishment. He last saw Casey on July 15, 2008, between 2-4 p.m. She came in shop to schedule appointment for July 19, 2008. She arrived in maroon or red 4-door compact (Toyota maybe) and said she was picking up a friend at the airport and the friend’s luggage would not fit in her car. He had last seen Caylee 3 to 6 months ago. He asked about her, and Casey said she would bring her to the July 19 appointment.
Coppel, Lauren – Former girlfriend of Troy Brown.
Coworkers, Alleged – As noted in various emails Lee took from Casey's computer and gave to LE, the following people are either Casey's supervisors or she dealt with when being hired: Cheryl Davis (East Coast VP, Marketing and Sales), Katherine Hart (HR Manager, Universal Studios, Florida), Gabe Marsh, Michael Hamilton, Thomas Franck (Event Coordinator, East Coast Operations). None of the email addresses were valid when messages were sent to them.
Crisp, Matthew Allen – Went to high school with Casey (Colonial High School). He last saw Casey on July 7, 2008, at Subway. Talked about her boyfriend being out of town. Casey said daughter was in Sanford, FL with the babysitter, and Casey was going to pick Caylee up later that day. On June 19, 2008, he received a call from Casey and talked to her about leasing an apartment as his complex, Cranes Landing Apartments, for her and her boyfriend, Tony Lazaro. They met and completed a contact form, but no contract lease agreement was signed. He contacted her later in the week but she was more interested in inviting him to the club (Fusion). He did not accept invitation.
Daly, Jonathan – Friends of Casey’s from Colonial High School. Employee of Cast Iron Tattoo. Last saw Casey early July; Caylee several months ago. Was told Caylee’s father was in the military and was the result of a one-night stand.
Daly, Sean – Friends of Casey’s from Colonial High School. Last saw Casey July 5, 2008, with her boyfriend Tony. Sean said that Casey was known to tell lies. On July 16, 2008, Sean received a missed call from Casey’s cell (407-619-9286) which was witnessed by Detective Rivera. Casey’s telephone number was displayed on the screen of Sean’s phone.
Deguzman, Kelly – Investigator who obtained Kristine Chester’s written statement.
Dickens, Bailey – Lives at 4913 Hopespring Drive; Anthony's neighbor. Encouraged Kiomarie Torres-Cruz to contact LE regarding her story of talking with Casey on July 9 and hearing Caylee in the background.
Downing, Annie – Friend of Casey's, who lives on Lake Mary Jane Road. Contacted by LE but not home; father said he would have her call, which she did. Detective Clarke spoke with her. Previously lived in Sawgrass apartments. See Salati, Dante.
Thread: Who's Who
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Eberlin, Ryan – Deputy who first responded to Cindy Anthony's report of stolen vehicle. After initial investigation, he determined this to be a kidnapping.
England, Melissa – Friend of Troy Brown’s from Virginia. Visited Troy July 2 through July 5 (but still there on July 23 or back to give testimony?). Because Troy had to work July 3, she spent the day with Casey the day she got her tattoo (possibly). The first thing Casey had said to her upon meeting her July 2 was “We should get a tattoo” to which Melissa responded “You’re crazy. I’m not getting another tattoo.” During the time they were together, there was no mention of Caylee, which was a disappointment to Melissa since she was in a relationship with a man who had a baby, and she was looking forward to talking to Casey about kids. See Troy Brown’s testimony at http://flawebhosting.net/docs092308/
Farrell, Raquel – According to Casey, she is one of Zenaida’s roommates. The other is Jennifer Rosa. Casey has met them only briefly. Also according to Casey, she is a hostess at TGI(Fridays). However, according to Rich Garrad, corporate recruiting specialist for Carlson Restaurants Worldwide, no such person is/was employed by them. He tried various versions of the name with no luck.
Fernandez, Gloria – Alleged name of Zenaida Fernandez-Gonzalez’s biological mother. An email from Lee, based on conversation with Casey had her name as Gloria Gonzalez, age 55.
Fernandez, Victor – Alleged name of Zenaida Fernandez-Gonzalez’s step-father.
Forgey, Jason – K-9 Unit. Contacted by Yuri Melich regarding missing child. Responding to 2500 West Colonial Drive, the Orange County Sheriff’s Office Forensic storage bay, performed cadaver search with his K-9 partner, Gerus, who is trained to detect and alert on the odor of human decomposition. Upon giving the cadaver search command, Jason began his search of the Pontiac Sunfire that belonged to the Anthonys (Casey’s car). Gerus gave a final trained alert at the rear of the passenger finder/trunk.
Franck, Thomas – Name from forwarded email to Casey, provided by Lee Anthony on July 29, 2008. The email appears to be from Mr. Franck (Thomas.Franck@events.universal.com) and tells Casey about an upcoming event. However, when LE tried to respond to this email address, they received a message that the domain was invalid (email does not exist). LE checked with Leonard Turtora at Universal Studios and determined that Thomas Franck is not an employee and according to the Server Technology Department, they have never used “@events.universal.com” as one of their email addresses.
Gagne, Holly - Former babysitter of Caylee's. Friend of the Anthony family.
Galaida, Tom – Owner of Tom’s Repair. At Anthony Lazaro’s request, during the morning of June 9, 2008, his black SUV was towed from his home to the repair shop. Tony’s dad paid for the repairs with a credit card over the phone. During the afternoon, Mr. Lazaro came to pick up the vehicle; however, Mr. Galaida did not see how he arrived or who was with him.
Garcia, Harry – Leasing agent who showed Zenaida Gonzalez the apartment at Sawgrass. Provided sworn statement and was shown 12 pictures of women; picked out one who was familiar. Officer said all were the same woman (did he mean had the same name?) but did not give name.
Garrett, Lyn – Bank of America employee who provided customer sign-in log to law enforcement after possible Caylee sighting. See also Rodriguez, Lorraine and Lamp, Curtis.
Gibbs, Lauren – Friend of Casey’s since middle school. Was told Caylee’s dad was in the Army and that he had died last year. She was Caylee’s unpaid babysitter during her first 8 months (now and then when needed according to her testimony). Stopped babysitting Caylee in April 2006. She found out that Casey was not working, she was hanging out with friends, and that made her mad. She thought Casey was taking advantage of the situation (she took on-line classes and worked weekends, so she watched Caylee during the week until Cindy got home). She never met or heard of ZG. Lauren last talked with Casey in April to tell her that she (Lauren) was pregnant. On July 16, she got text message that Caylee was missing. She called Casey back, and Casey said she didn’t know who had taken Caylee, but that she had talked to Caylee yesterday, so she was okay. Note: Casey was fired from Universal in April 2006.
Gonzalez, Zenaida (1) (aka Zenaida Fernandez-Gonzalez) – This is the name of the alleged kidnapper according to Casey Anthony. Although Casey indicated that she had called Zenaida before she dropped Caylee off on June 9 and tried calling her when she tried to pick Caylee up, there are no such calls on her cell phone. Contrary to statements by Casey, Zenaida Gonzalez was never an employee of Universal Studios. Casey had stated that Zenaida was a seasonal employee. Description of Zenaida Fernandez-Gonzalez: 25 yoa, 5’ 7" tall, 140 pounds, brown curly hair and brown eyes. Born in September. Allegedly lives at 2863 South Conway Road, #210; however, this apartment has been vacant since February 29, 2008. Drives a 2008 silver Ford Focus purchased by her step-father, Victor Fernandez. She has a sister who is 1-2 years older, Samantha, unsure of last name.
Gonzalez, Zenaida (2) – Woman who visited Sawgrass Apartments. Lives in Kissimmee, FL. Gave sworn statement to Investigators Awida McBryde and Kari Roderick saying she did not know Casey or Caylee Anthony.
Goodwin, Estelle – Friend of Tony’s. He and Casey hung out at her house after going to the movies on May 31. At this time, no other connection.
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Hawkins, Mark – Active duty Marine stationed in 29 Palms, CA. He and Casey communicated on almost a daily basis via telephone and Internet. Casey said she was planning a trip to CA and she needed to tell him something. She had told her mother and brother and did not know how he would react to what she had to tell him. He had heard that Caylee’s father was deceased and that he was a security guard at Universal Studios.
Hemphill, Sue – One of two detectives who obtained sworn audio statement from Karen Angel, RN, at Mount Dora Nursing and Rehab Center. See also Kraubetz, Kevin.
Hopkins, Jeffrey Dale and Hopkins, Melissa – Parents of Jeffrey Dale Hopkins II. They live at 8406 Jefferson Boulevard; howver, their son does not. Said his cell phone was out of service. Parents deny any knowledge of Casey Anthony and said they knew all of their son’s friends. On July 16, 2008, at about 0500 hours (5 a.m.), they received a call identified by their caller IDd as “Anthony Casey 407-619-9286”; neither of them answered. Caller did not leave voice message.
Is either of these guys Jeff?Hopkins, Jeffrey Dale II – Went to high school with Casey Anthony (graduated 2003). Had not seen her for years until beginning of July when he ran into her while they were eating with separate parties at the Orlando Ale House (631 North Alafaya Trail). They had a brief conversation and returned to their meals. He has never met Caylee Anthony and no idea why Casey had called his parent’s residence. He does have son but never recommended any babysitter to Casey.
Hopkins, Jeffrey Michael – According to Casey, Jeff is one of the two people (see Lewis, Juliette) she told that Caylee was missing. Said he worked at Universal Studios with her. Further investigation found that he had been fired May 13, 2002. Casey says he lives in Jacksonville, FL. It was through Jeff Hopkins that Casey says she first met Zenaida Gonzalez, around December 2004. ZG babysat Jeff’s son Zachary for approximately six months. According to Casey, she had contacted Jeff several times during the time Caylee has been missing to find out whether Jeff had heard from Zenaida.
Hosey, Sgt. Reggie – LE who took initial report of missing person; Notified Yuri Melich of report of missing child, later identified as Caylee Marie Anthony.
House, Roy Clint – aka Clint House. Anthony Lazaro’s former business partner and roommate. Although Casey was on her laptop “doing work” all the time when she was at the apartment, most of what he saw was her on Facebook. Casey talked about the babysitter but never by name, and no babysitter came to apartment to drop Caylee off or pick her up. Last saw Caylee June 13, 2008, and it was after he came forward with this statement that the Anthony family changed their story and told about Caylee visiting her great-grandpa at the nursing home. Answered questions on Scared Monkeys website on September 25. . IMO, honest and sincere and cares only about finding Caylee. http://scaredmonkeys.net/index.php?topic=3433.0
Huizenga, Amy – Told Cindy where Casey could be found on July 15. She claims Casey picked her up at the airport around 1430 hours (2:30 p.m.) on July 15 in her (Amy’s) car. Amy had loaned Casey her car for the week she was gone. Amy claims Casey stole some checks and approximately $700. Amy lives with Ricardo Morales at 232 Glendwood Drive. Amy cannot recall the last time she saw Caylee. The address is somewhat important because it is across the street from one of the sites that Casey indicated was the home of Zenaida Gonzalez and her roommates (Raquel Farrell and Jennifer Rosa).
Jay Blanchard Park – According to Casey, she says that this was Caylee’s favorite park. I know this is not a “who” but put it in anyway.
Kissh, Marie M. – Acquaintance of Casey. Met her through her boyfriend Clint who is a close friend of Tony Lazaro’s. Last saw Casey and Caylee June 10, 11, or 12, 2008, at Tony’s apartment. Saw Casey June 20, 2008, at Tony’s apartment. Casey told her Caylee was with her nanny, who was a friend of hers, but never mentioned the nanny’s name. Casey had mentioned that Caylee’s father was deceased. Casey lived with her parents, but her parents had moved out of the house in early July. Casey worked at Universal Studios. Ms. Kissh felt that Casey had a lack of attention toward Caylee.
Kokkinos, Chris – Owner of home where birthday party for Daniel Howard was thrown. Tony and Casey meet for the firs time. Casey had said she wanted to go to the party; Tony gave her directions, and she showed up with two friends, Troy and Amy.
Kraubetz, Kevin – One of two officers who obtained sworn audio statement from Karen Angel, RN, at Mount Dora Nursing and Rehab Center. See also Hemphill, Sue.
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Lake Vaj – Nickname (think female genitalia) for house (typical bachelor pad) owned by Exit13 on Websleuths (identity not revealed during discussion). House is near Young Pine Landfill. Source for this information: http://websleuths.com/forums/showthread.php?t=71620
Lamp, Curtis – Man who believed he saw Caylee Anthony in the Bank of America at 33 East Main, Apopka, FL on July 18, 2008, around (:30-9:45. LE met with Lyn Garrett and Lorraine Rodriguez (BOA employees) who turned over customer sign-in sheet. Working with Roy Gonzalez, Security, it was determined that the child was not Caylee, but was the granddaughter of a regular customer, Pat Cooper.
Lazaro, Anthony (Tony) – Casey’s boyfriend; originally from New Jersey. Met Casey online (Facebook). Claims he first heard of Caylee’s disappearance by deputies coming to his house early morning July 16. He met Casey in May and has been dating her since June. Has never met Zenaida and does not know where she lives. He had contacted Amy Huizenga and had her contact LE. Casey has lived with him since June 9, 2008, and had mentioned several times that Caylee was with the nanny at Disney, Universal Studios, or the beach. Casey never gave any indication that Caylee was endangered or missing. Detective Gerald White later obtained a sworn statement from Anthony regarding this information. It was Tony who picked Casey up at the Amscot parking lot; she'd called him saying her car had run out of gas. She was outside the car with bags of groceries. He offered to look at car; she said her dad would take care of it. A couple days later he went on vacation (NY) and she told him story of what was wrong with the car (all lies since car was towed from Amscot). According to Nate, Tony's temporary roommate, on June 27, 2008, Tony left between 11 a.m.-1 p.m. to pick up Casey after the car had run out of gas. (Nancy Grace Transcript 09/09/2008 http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIP.../09/ng.01.html) Tony answered questions on Scared Monkeys website http://scaredmonkeys.net/index.php?topic=3434.0 on September 25. IMO, honest and sincere and no connection to Caylee’s disappearance.
Lennington, Anne – Director of Avante at Mount Dora Nursing and Rehab, where Casey Anthony's grandfather lives. Provided sign-in sheet from June 15, 2008 (Fathers Day) which showed that Cindy and Caylee Anthony visited that day.
Lett, Nicole Lorraine – Office employee at Johnson’s Wrecker East. On July 15, 2008, George Anthony arrived at the tow yard and asked about the cost and requirements to recover a car. She told him what he would need, the cost and advised him that Johnson’s only accepted cash. He said he did not have the cash and would return. Hours later, he returned with his wife, Cindy Anthony, who appeared upset. She summoned Mr. Birch to speak with them, and when George presented her with the title, his driver license, and the cash, she completed the transaction. She then walked to the rear patio to smoke a cigarette, where she overheard George Anthony tell Mr. Birch he had found his daughter, but his granddaughter was missing.
Lewis, Juliette – According to Casey, Juliette is one of the two people (See Jeffrey Michael Hopkins) she told that Caylee was missing. Casey says she worked at Universal with Juliette; however, when Yuri Melich met with Leonard Turtora, records showed that Juliette was never an employee.
Lopez, Ryan – Friend of Tony Lazaro’s. He and Casey went to barbeque at Ryan’s on June 1, 2008. Apartment at Pegasus Connection. At this time, does not seem to be any other connection.
Lucey-Austin, Dannielle E. – Manager of Chuck-e-Cheese Restaurant at 541 West Highway 436 in Altamonte Springs, FL. She provided video surveillance tape to Yuri Melich from July 15 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Macklin, Amanda – Manager of Sawgrass Apartments. Met with Yuri Melich and Dave Turner, but when shown a photo of Caylee, said she did not recognize her. Ran name Zenaida Gonzalez through database for LE and gave LE card completed by Zenaida on June 17, 2008. Card included her cell phone number, 407-219-6558. In subsequent interview, she said she had watched news reports and did not recognize George Anthony, Casey Anthony or Cindy Anthony.
Manley, Tom – Fictitious name of Casey’s supervisor in Events, Universal Studios. She subsequently admitted that she was not currently employed at Universal Studios.
Mattson, Tom – Head of Events, Universal Studios. Casey had stated that her supervisor was Tom Manley; however, no such employee existed.
McBryde, Awida – Missing Persons Investigator who obtained Jesse Grund’s sworn statement. Along with Kari Roderick, obtained sworn statement from the Zenaida Gonzalez identified through Sawgrass Apartments. Zenaida was shown picture of both Casey and Caylee Anthony.
McDonald, Heather – From Lee Anthony’s email to LE: Casey’s coworker at Kodak/Colorvision, 321-437-4997. She confirmed there was a Jeff that worked as tech guy for Kodak until he switched to Disney water park in 2004-2005; unsure of last name. Also confirmed that Casey hung out with Juliette who worked there; unsure of last name. Casey told him that these were the people helping to search for Caylee; Jeff in Jacksonville and Juliette in Orlando, until a few days before July 15, when she moved out of state somewhere.
Oaks, Joseph and Stacy – Last occupants of Apartment 210, which Casey says was Zenaida’s (in Sawgrass Apartments). Evicted February 25, 2008; apartment empty since February 29.
Pasley, Ryan – Friends with Casey since about age 4 or 5. Has never heard of the nanny, and finds it odd that Casey says she had known Zanaida or Zani for four years, but has never mentioned the name to him. He says that the name Casey would refer to as the nanny was a caucasian name like Krista or Kristen (Noway Note: Lauren Gibbs was Casey's babysitter until April 2006), but never a hispanic name like Zanaida. Cindy told him she didn't think it was a good idea for him to keep talking to Casey because she thought Casey was a sociopath. After Caylee went missing, Ryan found out that Casey had told her mother that she and Ryan worked together at Sports Authority; however, Casey never worked there.
Plesea, Alex and Shirley – Cindy Anthony’s father and mother, Casey Anthony’s grandparents, Caylee's great-grandparents. There is a picture of Alex and Caylee taken together on June 15, 2008, at Avante at Mount Dora Nursing and Rehab Center, where Alex lives. This shows that Caylee is alive as of June 15, 2008; Casey stated that she had not seen Caylee since June 9, 2008. Shirley stated that after visting Alex, they returned to her home and had dinner together. Cindy and Caylee left after that.
Pletzer, Cara – Sister of Troy Brown. Attends grad school and does babysitting. During discussion with Troy about babysitting, she said how much she got paid, and he felt that was a low amount and that they should ask Casey since she had a nanny. When they were at Ricardo’s house watching the college national basketball championships, he asked Casey but she never gave him concrete answer … just said “I pay her a lot. She’s fine. Don’t worry about her.”
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Ridgeway, Gary – Tow truck driver who towed Pontiac Sunfire to Johnson’s Wrecker East. On June 30, 2008, at about 8:50 a.m., he was dispatched to 7501 East Colonial Drive (Amscot Financial) to tow a car. He arrived at 9:06 a.m. and met with Catherine Sanchez, an Amscot employee, who signed the towing request. The Pontiac was parked next to the dumpster with the front of the car next to the curb. He towed it to Johnson’s Wrecker East at about 9:16 a.m., and went back into service at 10 a.m. He did not notice any damage to the car and did not smell any odors coming from it; however, he recalled that he had a cold on June 30, and could not smell anything.
Roderick, Kari – Investigator, who along with Awida McBryde, obtained sworn statement from the Zenaida Gonzalez identified through Sawgrass Apartments. Zenaida was shown picture of both Casey and Caylee Anthony
Rodriguez, Lorraine – Bank of America employee who provided customer sign-in log to law enforcement after possible Caylee sighting. See also Garrett, Lyn and Lamp, Curtis.
Rosa, Jennifer – According to Casey, she is one of Zenaida’s roommates (see also Raquel Farrell) and works at ABC Distribution in Orlando. Company may have warehouse here and headquarters is possibly Miami.
Rusciano, Anthony “Tony” – Rookie cop, friend of Jesse Grund, who got fired for having an affair with Casey and lying about it. Jesse met Tony at police academy. Another cop was involved with Casey but his name is unknown at this time.
Salati, Dante – Has been casual friend of Casey's for 8 years; he has lived in the Sawgrass Apartments (same apartment) for three years. See Downing, Annie. Worked at Don Reid Ford; quit as of June 17 (last day). Worked at Muscle Cars and Handlebars on Orange and Landstreet, but posted on July 13, that the job at Muscle Cars did not work out, and he would be moving to another shop, but not sure where. “Teddy bear” of a guy according to Exit13, and in no way should be considered a suspect in anything to do with disappearance of Caylee Anthony. http://ls1tech.com/forums/search.php...duser&u=100993 Dante also came on Websleuths (as Nitrouspwrdss) and answered questions, and this description has been revised to reflect some of his answers. He had never heard of or met “Zanny the Nanny.” http://websleuths.com/forums/showthread.php?t=71666
Sanchez, Catherine – Branch manager of Amscot Financial at 7051 East Colonial Drive, which is the location from which Casey Anthony’s car was towed. On June 27, 2008, at 7 a.m., she observed the car parked next to the dumpster but took no action until the next day when she notified the Amscot corporate office. The corporate office instructed her to contact LE to ensure it was not stolen, and if not stolen, to wait another day and have it towed. She called the Orange County Sheriff’s office and was advised it was not stolen. On June 30, when she saw the car was still there, she called Johnson’s Wrecker, and a driver did tow the car. A sworn statement was obtained from Ms. Sanchez. On July 24, 2008, subpoena was served to Amscot Financial for financial records related to Casey Anthony.
Schieber, Brittany – Has known Casey since she was 5 years old but stopped hanging out with her after graduation from high school. On June 9, 2008, she started getting MySpace messages inviting her to go to the club (Fusion). Continued receiving messages until June 25. On July 16, she received text message from Casey: Caylee is missing. She has been missing for the last 32 days ..." She corresponded with Casey regarding this message and Casey told her to keep an eye out for "a silver Ford Focus, 4-door. Ms. Scheiber still had the emails and copied them into a Word file. She agreed to come to the station so that the text messages could be downloaded by computer forensics.
Selig, Glenn – Everyone's favorite PR guy (clients include Drew Peterson and Joel Brodsky) now working with Casey. http://www.prnewschannel.com/absolut...es/?a=794&z=11
Simpson, Renee K. – Assistant Vice President of Admissions & Records at Valencia Community College. Provided written statement that Casey Anthony never applied for or attended classes at Valencia Community College.
Sleiman, Eli – Witness to possible Caylee sighting on July 15, 2008. Around 11 a.m., he and his 7-year-old son noticed a girl, age 2-3, with ponytails standing by herself. He pointed her out to his son because she looked like someone they know; the son agreed. LE contacted Chuck-e-Cheese to get surveillance tapes. See Dannielle Lucy-Austin.
Snow, Brandon – aka The Snowman. Friend of Casey's. According to Exit13 (Websleuths), he is not Caylee’s father (http://websleuths.com/forums/showthread.php?t=71652) since he was not in Florida in November 2004 (when Casey became pregnant). http://websleuths.com/forums/showthr...t=71784&page=4 (post 97) He did date Casey during 2006-2007. Casey ran into Brandon on May 25 at the “Anything But Clothes” party at Lake Vaj; she told Amy that she had been impregnated by Brandon (see Amy’s testimony in http://www.orlandosentinel.com/media...9/42528488.pdf ) and suffered a miscarriage. This story was not believed to be related to her pregnancy with Caylee.
Strickland, Stan – Judge.
Stutz, Chris – Casey’s former boyfriend. Source of information that follows is http://www.wftv.com/download/2008/0926/17564652.pdf. Met Casey while playing football with her friends. Began dating March or April 2007 and throughout the summer. At this time, Casey said she worked at Sports Authority. Long-distance relationship did not work out. Saw Casey a few times in May and June. On June 17 she came to his house driving dark colored Jeep Cherokee. Distressed because her parents were getting divorced (George cheating on Cindy). Talked about her and Caylee getting house. On July 15 around 9:30 a.m., he saw a girl who looked like Casey jogging down Chickasaw. He texted Casey and asked her if she was running down Chickasaw, but she said ‘no’ and that was the end of that. July 16, he got text message about Caylee being missing for 32 days. Casey called Chris later that night around 11:30 p.m. from jail, but he hung up without taking the call. He called his parents back and asked what he should do; they said not to take the call. Casey called back a few minutes later but he did not talk to her and has not talked to her or seen her since she was arrested. Several of Casey’s friends met with George and Cindy at their house, giving them any information they could … around July 19 or 26 or so.
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Torres-Cruz, Kiomarie – Casey’s childhood friend who says Casey told her that she wanted to give Caylee up for adoption but Cindy wouldn't let her. She herself said she would adopt Caylee because the doctor had told her she could not have kids. She had initially contacted LE saying she had received call from Casey on July 9; however, later recanted story saying she spoke with Casey Williams. Gave LE the number from which Williams had called (no longer in service) but her boyfriend, under whose name the phone was listed, would not provided detailed cell phone bill. She also brought LE to a teenage hideout she and Casey had. Did not know Zenaida Gonzalez but did know "Ida" or something close (possibly Yvette) Gonzales who lived down the street from the Anthonys on Hope Spring Drive.
Turner, Dave – Maintenance man at Sawgrass Apartments. Met with Yuri Melich and Amanda Macklin, but when shown a photo of Caylee, said he did not recognize her. (Should this be photo of Casey?).
Turtora, Leonard – Investigator at Universal Studios who provided employment information about Jeffrey Hopkins, Juliette Lewis, and Zenaida Gonzalez.
Waters, William – Casey was seeing him while Tony out of town. Visited Casey when she was arrested.
Wells, Appling – Also referred to as Apple and Appie. Detective, along with, Sgt. Allen, picked up Casey at 4937 Hopespring Drive (home of George and Cindy Anthony) and brought her to Universal Studios to determine where her office was. After admitting she did not work there, at a time when Casey was with Detective Wells, Yuri Melich called the Zenaida Gonzalez identified from the Sawgrass Apartments. She denied knowing Casey or Caylee Anthony and also denied babysitting for anyone. She provided sworn statement to Missing Persons Investigator Awida McBryde and Investigator Kari Roderick.
Wery, Wanda – Woman who believed she saw Caylee Anthony on July 2 around 6:30 p.m. boarding flight at Orlando International Airport. She was not able to give description to sketch artist; however, her 14-year old son Nicholas Hunt did.
White, Jerold – Detective who obtained Tony Lazaro’s sworn statement.
White, Lance Charles – Knows Casey because she comes in the shop often. Knows her through the Dalys (Jonathan and Sean) who went to high school with Casey. Last saw her on July 15, 2008, in the shop. She said she was moving out of her parents' house, and when asked about Caylee, said she was with the nanny.
Williams, Bobby Lee – employee of Cast Iron Tattoo. He is the tattoo artist who did Bella Vita (Beautiful Life). Knows Casey from the tattoo shop. Last saw her on July 15, 2008, in the shop. She was talking with his boss, who asked about Caylee. Casey said she was fine, and she would bring Caylee with her on July 19 (date of next appointment).
Williams, Derrick – Society Entertainment; lived at Sawgrass until 2 years ago. Says he does not have anything to do with Casey or with Caylee's disappearance. http://www.cafemom.com/group/53387/b...mer_210_tenant Derrick was Tony Lazaro's boss. He ran the entertainment/promotion company that was promoting Fusion, the club Casey frequented.
10-07-2008 09:01 AM #7
[SIZE="1"]•[/SIZE] The Anthony Saga Players
[SIZE="1"] http://monica111466.wordpress.com/20...-saga-players/[/SIZE]Excerpt: "And remember the business card investigators had found at Tara's front door? "It was certainly a piece of evidence that we’re interested in. I mean it's a business card stuck in the door of a person that’s now missing," Rothwell says." - CBS - 48 Hours - Stolen Beauty
03-08-2009 05:34 PM #8
Chatt, JP (John Philip) – Roommate of Ricardo Morales (Casey's ex) and Amy Huizenga (Casey's friend). He bears striking resemblance to Caylee, but am not sure when he met Casey. He disliked her, according to Amy. News editor at WFTV Channel 9, the ABC affiliate in Orlando.
03-08-2009 05:43 PM #9
Jessie Grund - Casey Anthony's ex-fiance.
Roy Kronk - Meter Reader who found Caylee's remains.
03-08-2009 05:56 PM #10
[size=3]Casey Anthony's "Dream Team"[/size]
Jose Baez, lead attorney for Casey Anthony (mother of two-year-old Caylee Anthony), has assembled a seasoned team of defense attorneys and forensic experts for his client's impending first-degree murder trial. Investigation Discovery has compiled a bio on each of those experts to give you a better understanding of who they are and what they do.
Baez is Casey Anthony's lead defense attorney. According to his Web site, Baez is a former criminologist who received a B.S. degree in criminology from Florida State University.
"Mr. Baez began working for the Miami-Dade County Public Defender's office in 1995. He immediately created a reputation as a fierce advocate who fought his cases until the very end and also distinguished himself by creating a division record for the most trials where he won 32 of 34 jury trials within his first two years with the office. (It should be noted that one of his two losses was a reversed appeal)."
Prior to opening his own private practice, Baez worked for Lexis-Nexis, where he taught judges, lawyers, and law students about methods of using the Internet for investigation.
Baez has been involved in several high-profile cases in Florida, including the defense of Nilton Diaz, Kissimmee Mayor George Gant, and Elvira Garcia.
Linda Kenney Baden
A new member of Jose Baez's defense team, Baden is a New York attorney who specializes in forensic evidence. Baden has been doing forensic work since the 1980s when she was in the prosecutor's office in New Jersey. She is the wife of Dr. Michael M. Baden, a medical doctor and board-certified forensic pathologist, who is also the host of HBO's Autopsy.
Baden has been involved in several high-profile cases, including the recent defense of music producer Phil Spector. Baden is also well known for her analysis in the controversial death of supermodel Anna Nicole Smith.
Lenamon is a Miami criminal defense attorney who recently joined Baez's defense team.
According to WFTV.com, Lenamon has defended several high-profile clients, including Harrel Franklin Braddy, who is known as "The Miami Strangler," and accused killer Wadada Delhall.
In both of those cases, Lenamon’s clients were sentenced to death.
Jose Luis Garcia
Another member of Baez's defense team, Garcia has experience in both family and criminal law.
Garcia attended Barry University School of Law, where he received his J.D. He continued his undergraduate education and obtained his B.A. degree at Florida International University. His professional associations and memberships include the American Bar Association, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Young Lawyers Association, and Central Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.
Garcia's previous legal experience includes a stint as a public defender in Orlando's Ninth Judicial Circuit Court.
Dr. Henry Chang-Yu Lee
Dr. Henry Chang-Yu Lee is the current Chief Emeritus for Scientific Services for the State of Connecticut and one of the founders of the Henry C. Lee Forensic Institute. He has worked on several high-profile cases, including the O.J. Simpson and Laci Peterson cases.
According to his Web site, Dr. Lee is a "legendary investigator [who] is known for finding the tiniest clues. He has even solved a murder without a body. Over the past 40 years, Lee assisted in the investigations of more than 6,000 cases, including war crimes in Bosnia and Croatia; the suicide of President Clinton's former White House attorney, Vince Foster; review of the JFK assassination; and the death of JonBenet Ramsey."
A native of Rugao City, China, Lee obtained a degree in Police Science from Central Police College in 1960. He went on to become captain of the Taipei Police Department. In 1972, Lee moved to the United States and enrolled in the John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York, where he obtained a B.S. in Forensic Science. Afterwards, he enrolled in New York University, where he earned an M.S. and a Ph. D. in Biochemistry. Since that time, he has received honorary degrees from several universities, including American International College, Bridgeport University, Williams Law School, Saint Joseph College, and the University of New Haven.
Dr. Lawrence Kobilinsky
Dr. Lawrence Kobilinsky is the Associate Provost of the Interdisciplinary Forensics Science Department at John Jay College. He is also a consultant to attorneys in the areas of forensic biology, serology, and DNA analysis.
According to the John Jay College Web site, Kobilinsky's primary area of expertise is DNA. His research interests, according to the site, "concern the use of state-of-the-art technology to identify individuals from physiological fluids and tissues, and to associate biological crime scene evidence with a suspect."
Dr. Kobilinsky received his B.S. and M.A. degrees from the City College of the City University of New York and his Ph.D. degree from the City University of New York. Dr. Kobilinsky is a Diplomat of the American College of Forensic Examiners and a Board Certified Forensic Examiner. His honors include the Federal Law Enforcement Officers "Civilian Award."
A television consultant to CBS and CNN, Dr. Kobilinsky has authored and co-authored several books, including DNA: Forensic and Legal Applications, Forensic DNA Analysis, and Forensic Chemistry Handbook.
Dr. Kathy Reichs
A native of Chicago, Dr. Reichs earned her Ph.D. at Northwestern University. A former consultant to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in North Carolina, she currently consults for the Laboratoire de Sciences Judiciaires et de Médecine Légale in the province of Québec.
Dr. Reich is the author of several bestselling books, including Deja Dead, Bare Bones, and Devil Bones.
"From teaching FBI agents how to detect and recover human remains, to separating and identifying commingled body parts in her Montreal lab, as a forensic anthropologist Kathy Reichs has brought her own dramatic work experience to her mesmerizing forensic thrillers," reads her online bio. "Dr. Reichs has traveled to Rwanda to testify at the UN Tribunal on Genocide, and helped exhume a mass grave in Guatemala. As part of her work at JPAC (formerly CILHI) she aided in the identification of war dead from World War II, Korea, and Southeast Asia."
Dr. Reichs is one of only seventy-seven forensic anthropologists who have been certified by the American Board of Forensic Anthropology.
03-08-2009 05:56 PM #11
Dr. Timothy Huntington
Dr. Huntington is the Assistant Professor of Biology at Concordia University in Nebraska, where he teaches Principles of Biology, Elements of Anatomy and Physiology, Entomology, Gross Anatomy I & II, Zoology, and Community Ecology.
After receiving a B.S. at Concordia University in 2002, Dr. Huntington went on to get an M.S. in 2005 and a Ph.D. in 2008.
According to Concordia's Web site, Dr. Huntington first taught at the university in 2003 as an adjunct faculty member. This past year, he joined the Natural Science Department as a full-time faculty member.
According to his online bio, "His teaching emphasis is in organismal biology, and his research interests focus on forensic entomology (the use of insects as evidence in legal investigations), carrion ecology, and taphonomy."
Dr. Huntington has been a consultant on more than fifty death investigations in the U.S. and in four foreign countries. In 2007 he was the recipient of Concordia’s Young Alumnus of the Year Award.
Dr. Werner Spitz
A native of Israel, Dr. Spitz is a Professor of Pathology at Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit, Michigan; Adjunct Professor of Pathology at the University of Windsor in Canada; and a forensic pathology and toxicology consultant. A former Wayne County medical examiner, Dr. Spitz is considered to be one of the most experienced and well-respected forensic pathologists in the United States.
According to the Wayne State University Web site, Dr. Spitz has published more than ninety scientific articles in medical journals as well as a textbook.
"He has testified numerous times in high-profile cases, including the wrongful death suit against O.J. Simpson, and has testified before the House of Representatives regarding the assassinations of President John F. Kennedy, Jr. and Martin Luther King, Jr. During his 52 years as a forensic pathologist, he has either performed or supervised well over 60,000 autopsies."
Some of the more notable autopsies Dr. Spitz has conducted include those of JonBenet Ramsey, Nicole Brown-Simpson, and Mary Jo Kopechne.
In one of his more recent cases, Dr. Spitz testified for the defense in the Phil Spector murder trial.
03-08-2009 06:03 PM #12
Anthony's Newest Lawyer Discusses Case
Macaluso Says Casey Anthony Shouldn't Be In Jail
POSTED: Thursday, March 5, 2009
UPDATED: 11:57 am EST March 5, 2009
ORLANDO, Fla. -- A defense team has been put in place for the trial of Casey Anthony, who is facing charges that she murdered her daughter, Caylee Anthony.
Eight attorneys will strategize over the next few months to defend Casey Anthony, and at least one of them -- Todd Macaluso -- is already openly saying the defendant is innocent.
"She should not be in jail right now," said Macaluso, who met Casey Anthony for the first time Monday.
Macaluso is a high-powered California attorney who handles a lot of civil case litigation. He's previously represented professional baseball players and the families of Marines. According to his biography, he's settled cases for a total of about $200 million for his clients and he said he has a 92 percent win rate in jury cases.
Now Macaluso will bring his talents to the eight-lawyer defense team for Casey Anthony.
"The more people and the more talent and different experience that we have on the case will certainly contribute to the best case being put on," Macaluso said. "I think everyone adds a different dimension to a very good trial team."
This is a combination that Macaluso thinks will be successful.
"I'm confident that we can win this case," Macaluso said, who said he wouldn't have joined the team if he didn't think they could win.
Part of Macaluso's confidence is based on his opinion of the state's case against Casey Anthony.
"Putting aside the quote 'junk science,' the prosecution has no evidence in this case," Macaluso said.
The "junk science" that Macaluso mentioned refers to the forensic tests that have been done in this case, including those on hair in Anthony's car and alleged evidence of decomposition.
"We just want you to wait until the evidence is presented at trial. There's an explanation for everything," said Macaluso, whose expertise is in the technical aspects of a trial and in cross-examining witnesses.
One area where the defense knows it's not winning is the battle of public opinion. Macaluso urged people to wait until the trial before making a judgment.
"The evidence is going to be very surprising to a lot of people in this community," Macaluso said.
While representing Casey Anthony could be considered a career risk for Macaluso, the attorney isn't concerned.
"If I thought she was guilty, I wouldn't be sitting here right now. I'd be in San Diego enjoying the good weather," Macaluso said.
03-08-2009 09:57 PM #13
03-20-2010 09:42 PM #14
Brad Conway - Attorney for George and Cindy Anthony
Member in Good Standing Eligible to practice in Florida
ID Number: - 982385
Address: 390 N Orange Ave Ste 1630
Orlando, Florida 328011642
Sections: Criminal Law
10-Year Discipline History None
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Brad was born September 10, 1965 in Washington D.C. He is the oldest of three children. Brad and his family moved to Brevard County in 1977 and lived on South Merritt Island. In 1981, Brad was paralyzed in a surfing accident just north of Sebastian Inlet. After nine months in a physical rehabilitation hospital located in Orlando, Brad returned to high school and graduated in December 1983 from Melbourne High.
* Bachelor of Arts, University of Florida, December 1988
* Juris Doctor, University of Florida College of Law, December 1991
Brad worked for Joe DuRocher at the Public Defender's Office from March 1992 until December 1997. Brad began private practice in December 1997, specializing in Criminal Defense Litigation.
In 1999, Brad was asked to join the Board of Directors at the Center for Independent Living. The Center for Independent Living provides assistance to individuals with disabilities of all types. This includes job training and placement as well as assistance with daily living needs including finding housing that is appropriate for the individual's specific disability. Brad served as a board member until 2002, finishing his service as Vice President of the Board. In 2004, Brad became one of Orlando's AV (top rated) Criminal Defense Lawyers.
Brad has recently represented small business owners sued in U.S. Federal Court under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Based on the challenges Brad has overcome, he has the ability to bring his clients into compliance with Federal law while minimizing the cost of modifications and avoiding unnecessary litigation for the small business owner.
Brad is an avid scuba diver and fisherman. He has a great passion for the outdoors, especially Florida and its various waterways from the Atlantic to the Gulf, the Intracoastal waterways to the Everglades and the Florida Keys
Bradley A. Conway
Firm: Bradley A. Conway
Address: Bank of America Building
390 North Orange Avenue
Orlando, Florida 32801
Areas of Practice:
Communications & Media Law
Criminal Defense Law
Law Enforcement Law
Nursing Home Negligence
Parole and Probation
White Collar Crime
03-20-2010 09:50 PM #15
Thomas Luka - Attorney for Lee Anthony
390 N. Orange Avenue
Orlando, FL 32801
January 1999 Juris Doctor Program, Gonzaga University School of Law, Spokane Washington
DePauw University, Greencastle, Indiana
- Varsity football, defensive end
- Member of Phi Delta Theta Fraternity
2003 - 2004 Assistant Public Defender Attorney, Ninth Judicial Circuit
Involved in the defense of first, second and third degree felonies. While public defender, tried a wide range of cases including everything from attempted murder to misdemeanors. During the one year with the public defender, over 20 cases were tried.
1999 - 2003
Assistant State Attorney, Eleventh Judicial Circuit
Involved in the prosecution of violent first degree and life felonies. Over forty felony cases, and another twenty misdemeanor jury trials. Supervision of two junior attorneys, assisting them with various aspects of the criminal justice system.
1998 - 1999
Certified Legal Intern, Office of the Spokane County District Attorney's Office
Engaged in both legal research and actual courtroom experience including the prosecution of both misdemeanors and felonies. Was lead counsel on two trial cases, which resulted in judgements of guilt.
1996 - 1998
Certified Legal Intern, Greg Decker and Associates
Conducted legal research and investigation in a general practice law firm, including preparing memorandums, motions, briefs, and other documents used in court proceedings.
Tom Luka has handled murder and attempted murder trials, DUI offenses, drug charges, burglary, armed robbery, domestic violence charges, and assault and battery cases. As both a prosecutor and public defender Tom Luka has valuable experience that enables him to effectively advocate for his clients.
03-20-2010 09:56 PM #16
John Morgan - Attorney for Zenaida Gonzales
Zenaida Gonzalez Hires John Morgan For Lawsuit Against Casey Anthony
Posted: 7:41 am EDT September 25,2008
ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. -- The young mother of Caylee Anthony is being sued. High-profile Orlando attorney John Morgan filed a lawsuit Wednesday on behalf of a woman named Zenaida Gonzalez, the same name as the so-called nanny that Casey claims kidnapped her little girl.
Zenaida Gonzalez says she has had enough. The civil suit was filed Wednesday afternoon. She wants Casey Anthony to pay for her lies.
T-shirts reading "The Nanny Did It" and "Zanny the Nanny" are just some one of the reasons why Zenaida Gonzales is suing Casey Anthony. Gonzales has never shown her face, but says thousands of people believe she either kidnapped or killed Caylee Anthony. "What we want to make sure is that Casey Anthony does not profit for throwing Zenaida Gonzalez under the bus. They are out there talking about movie deals, book deals. There are t-shirts being sold," attorney John Morgan told Eyewitness News (watch full interview).
High-profile attorney John Morgan is seen on TV ads and has a firm of 130 attorneys. He is representing Gonzalez in the defamation lawsuit.
After Caylee was reported missing, Casey told detectives she dropped off the child at Zenaida Gonzalez's apartment off Conway Road and now has no idea where the child is. Gonzalez says she's never met Casey and wants her name cleared.
"We know this is the right one. They not only knew she was the right Zenaida, gave the names of her two children and type of car she drove. They knew the color of the car she drove. All given to them allegedly by Casey Anthony," Morgan said.
Morgan said his client's private life has been turned upside down. They want a settlement that could be partly paid out of the Anthony homeowner's insurance policy.
"She never asked for this. Casey Anthony asked that she be brought in to deflect her own issues," Morgan said.
03-20-2010 10:09 PM #17
03-20-2010 10:14 PM #18
James W. Jawitz- soil/water expert for the State
Assistant Professor, Environmental Hydrology
Soil and Water Science Department
University of Florida
PO Box McCarty Hall
Gainesville, FL 32611
Emphasis on minimizing human impacts on natural hydrologic ecosystems, including watersheds, wetlands, and aquifers. Develops techniques for characterization and remediation of contaminated soil and groundwater. Environmental Hydrology Laboratory
03-20-2010 10:16 PM #19
Mort Smith - Private Investigator for the State
Mort Smith Investigations is dedicated to providing competent investigative support to private defense attorneys, civil rights attorneys, law firms, public defenders, legal clinics and advocates who are devoted to securing justice for their clients.
03-20-2010 10:26 PM #20
Defense team attorney
Practices law in the Baez Law Firm. He has visited Casey Anthony in the Orange County Jail, according to visitor logs.
Assistant state attorney for Orange and Osceola counties. Prosecutor in the case against Casey Anthony. He has practiced law for 28 years. He attended: University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of Law.
Linda Drane Burdick
Assistant state attorney
Assistant state attorney for Orange and Osceola counties. Prosecutor in the case against Casey Anthony.
Sheriff's Office attorney
Attorney representing the Orange County Sheriff's Office.
David Evans Roy Kronk's attorney
Attorney with the Mateer Harbert law firm in Orlando, hired by Orange County to represent county employee Roy Kronk, who first found Caylee's remains. Evans attended Duke University and graduated from University of Virginia School of Law in 1978. Practice areas include appellate practice, corporate and business, health care, litigation and Media and Entertainment. According to the terms of his agreement with the county, Evans is being paid $225 hourly -- a discount of about $100 off his normal rate.
Jose Luis Garcia
Defense team attorney
Has experience in family and criminal law. Received his J.D. from Barry University School of Law. Obtained his B.A. degree at Florida International University.
Assistant State Attorney
Assistant state attorney for Orange and Osceola counties. Prosecutor in the case against Casey Anthony.
Casey Anthony's civil attorney
An attorney with the law firm of Kasen and Levine, in Fort Lauderdale. He is representing Casey Anthony in the civil suit filed by Zenaida Gonzalez.
Who's Who: Mark NeJame Former attorney for George and Cindy Anthony
An Orlando criminal defense attorney. He represented George and Cindy Anthony until Nov. 20, when he quit because of "differences of opinion." NeJame is currently representing Tim Miller and Texas EquuSearch in court proceedings.
03-20-2010 10:39 PM #21
03-20-2010 10:44 PM #22
River aka Krystal Holloway
Skye aka Cecelia Holloway
Details Emerge In Alleged Anthony Affair
Twin Sisters Claiming Affair Have Arrest Records
ORLANDO, Fla. -- There is more information being learned about the backgrounds of the two sisters who have spoken to the tabloid media to claim one had an affair with George Anthony, the father of Casey Anthony, who is charged in the killing of her daughter Caylee.
The two have been using the names River and Skye, and they have talked to the likes of the National Enquirer. They are twins who also have been arrested a number of times.
Cecelia Holloway is also known by another name to publicize her sister's supposed affair with George Anthony: Skye Benhaida. She claims to be the sister of River Cruz, who is also known as Cecelia's 38-year-old twin sister Krystal Holloway.
Cecelia Holloway went on national television on the "Nancy Grace" program to support her sister's story, detailed in the Enquirer on Wednesday, of an affair that the two are claiming Krystal had with George Anthony while his grand-daughter Caylee Anthony was missing. The girl was later found dead.
George Anthony denies an affair, his attorney Brad Conway said.
Cecelia hasn't always been so supportive of Krystal's stories. In a June 2009 letter to a judge handling a domestic battery case against her husband, Cecelia wrote that Krystal lied to police about the incident.
"My sister…(Krystal) … called the police and told them he beat me up," Cecelia wrote. But Cecelia went on to argue that was a lie.
"My sister does not like my husband, there for (sic) I believe is why she had him arrested," Cecelia wrote.
Local 6 also found that Cecelia was in jail from August 2008 to January 2009, the time the two sisters claim the affair was supposedly blossoming.
Local 6 shared that finding on Wednesday with George Anthony's attorney, who had done some investigating of his own.
"It says they are questionable people," Brad Conway said.
The two women also made a joint appearance in another crime report in February 2008 after more than $1,000 in jewelry was stolen from an apartment neighbor of the twins.
The thief who brought jewelry to a pawn shop presented a driver's license with Krystal Holloway's picture on it, but left behind a thumb print on the pawn slip that belonged to Cecelia Holloway, so she's the one who got five months in jail.
In fact, on the day Casey Anthony was being escorted out of jail on Aug. 21, 2008, Cecelia Holloway was being booked there for violating probation on another conviction in Seminole County for dealing in stolen jewelry.
Court records state that both sisters have prior arrest records for attempted burglary of a structure and thefts.
03-20-2010 10:58 PM #23
J. Cheney Mason -
"Game Changing" Attorney Introduced At Casey Hearing
Posted: 10:55 am EDT March 18,2010
Updated: 9:20 pm EDT March 18,2010
ORLANDO, Fla. -- At an indigency hearing Thursday morning in the case against Casey Anthony, there was a major shake-up in the defense team. Renowned criminal defense attorney J. Cheney Mason, who is based in Orlando, has now joined the defense team
(visit his website).
"I was looking all over for a Perry Mason. The best I could do was Cheney Mason,” Casey's lead attorney, Jose Baez, told the media after Thursday’s hearing.
Now, Mason will be added to the team assembled by Baez. He's there with death penalty expert Andrea Lyon and former member of the OJ Simpson dream team, Linda Kenney Baden.
“You do not come any larger than J. Cheney Mason,” WFTV legal analyst Bill Sheaffer said. "He's going after an acquittal, not just to get her off a death sentence."
Mason has 39 years of experience as a criminal defense lawyer and a largely winning record.
“This is the most significant event for the defense since the discovery of Caylee’s body," Sheaffer said.
Mason was awarded the highest honor in the country in 2004 by National Criminal Defense Attorneys and has been successful in defending 50 first-degree murder cases.
“He has a great deal of talent and a great deal of credibility,” Sheaffer said. “This is a game changer.”
Thursday, Mason said defense lawyer Jose Baez asked him to join the defense team and he agreed, saying it will be "fun." WFTV asked him if he's a "game changer."
“I don't know. I guess when a jury says ‘not guilty’ we'll find out,” he replied (watch full interview). "This case is going to be fun to try, and we will walk out of here with Casey in arm. Stand by."
Mason said he's putting off retirement to do this and said he's already amassing a team of others who are willing to work for free, as he is, to give Casey a fighting chance against what's becoming a tougher and tougher case for her.
“In the end, no matter how talented the lawyer is, the facts are what the facts are. He cannot alter those facts. He has to work with them,” Sheaffer said.
This isn't the first high-profile case Mason has been involved in. He helped former astronaut Lisa Nowak get a plea that kept her out of jail and a felony conviction off her record. Nowak was accused of trying to kidnap a romantic rival after driving to Orlando from Texas.
Mason also successfully represented Lou Pearlman in cases against boy bands N’Sync and The Backstreet Boys. That was before Pearlman was exposed as a con-man and convicted of cheating banks and investors out of $300 million. Mason dropped out of that case before it ended.
04-20-2010 03:35 PM #24