Caylee Anthony's Grandmother Said Daughter's Car Smelled Like "Dead Body"
Yesterday, the Orange County Sheriff's Office released two 911 calls that were made by Casey's mother on the night of July 15.
Listen to the second 911 call
On the first call, an emotionless Cindy Anthony told the emergency dispatcher, "I have someone here that needs to be arrested in my home and I have a possibly missing child. I have a 3-year-old that's been missing for a month."
When asked who she would like to have arrested, Cindy replied, "My daughter, for stealing an auto and stealing some money."
Less than an hour later, Cindy called 911 again; however in the second call her demeanor was significantly different and she sounded emotionally distraught.
"I found out my granddaughter has been taken, she has been missing," Cindy said. "My daughter finally admitted that she's been missing. ... My daughter finally admitted that the babysitter stole her. I need to find her."
After briefly explaining the situation, Cindy's voice begins to crack.
"There is something wrong," she said. "I found my daughter's car today [and] it smells like there's been a dead body in the damn car."
When Casey finally takes the receiver from her mother, she tells the dispatcher that her daughter has been missing for 31 days. When asked why she had not contacted the police sooner, Casey replies, "I've been looking for her [the baby sitter] and have gone through other resources to try to find her, which was stupid."
In addition to the release of the 911 calls, an unnamed source told WFTV.com that a concrete slab was recently poured in the Anthony family's backyard. The sheriff's office would not comment on the validity of the claim and Cindy was somewhat evasive when questioned about it.
"I have not talked to anybody about anything and I'm not making any comment about anything," Cindy told In addition to the release of the 911 calls, an unnamed source told WFTV.com yesterday, adding, "We do yard work around our house all the time and our yard has completely been looked at."
In regard to the search for Caylee, the Orange County Sheriff's Office is reporting that they have received hundreds of tips in the case and that are actively investigating each and every one of them. In regard to a report that Caylee was allegedly spotted at a Tampa airport on July 2, a spokesperson for the department told In addition to the release of the 911 calls, an unnamed source told WESH.com that the sheriff's office is not optimistic about the tip.
"Based on the repetitive lies that the defendant has told, we do not know with whom the child is or even if the child is alive," Corporal Yuri Melich wrote in Casey's arrest affidavit. He added, "It should be noted that at no time during any of the above interviews did the defendant show any obvious emotion as to the loss of her child."
On July 22, Circuit Court Judge Stan Strickland chastised Casey for her behavior and set her bail at $500,000.
"Not a bit of useful information has been provided by Ms. Anthony as to the whereabouts of her daughter," Strickland stated. "And I would add that the truth and Ms. Anthony are strangers."
Read The Arrest Affidavit
Casey's family has been unable to post her bond and yesterday her lawyer, Jose Baez, filed a writ of habeas corpus, asking that she be released from jail so that she can aid in the search for her daughter.
Calls to the Anthony family were not returned at the time the time of this articles publication.
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Caylee Anthony is described as a white female, 3' tall, 35 pounds, with shoulder-length, light brown hair and hazel eyes. Anyone with information is
asked to call the Los Orange County Missing Persons Unit at 407-254-7000 or the Crimeline at 1-800-423-TIPS (8477). A $25,000 reward is being offered for
information leading to Caylee's safe return.