With Investigation Discovery‘s three-part special Casey Anthony: An American Murder Mystery, the public’s fascination with the Casey Anthony murder trial is at an all-time high. In the five plus years since Casey, 31, was tried and acquitted of murdering Caylee, her two-year-old daughter, people still have unanswered questions about the case: like who her brother is and how the toddler’s body was found.
The Anthony family immediately caught the attention of the media, from the moment Caylee’s maternal grandparents reported the child missing in 2008. Now, nine years later, people are still intrigued by the specifics of the case.
Caylee was last seen alive by her maternal grandmother, Cindy Anthony, on June 16, 2008. On July 15 of the same year, Cindy reported that Caylee had been missing for a month. The little girl’s body wasn’t found until six months after she was last seen.
Caylee’s remains were found by former meter reader Roy Kronk — who later filed a defamation lawsuit against Casey, citing that she attempted to blame him for the death of her daughter. The Orlando utility worker discovered a skull wrapped in a plastic bag and bound with duct tape in a wooded area less than a half-mile away from the Anthony residence on December 11, 2008.
Kronk has given conflicting depositions about how he found the skeletal remains. In original claims, he detailed picking up the bag, the skull of a child rolling out of it. However, in his testimony during the murder case, he said he “placed a stick in the right eye socket of the skull and pivoted it back and forth.”
“I apologize for doing so. I did not know what it was. I never lifted it off the ground,” he said in court. “That was a very horrific thing for me to find, obviously.”
When asked about his conflicting despositions, Kronk said, “I don’t remember exactly what happened.”
Casey Anthony: An American Murder Mystery continues airing tonight, April 10 and tomorrow, April 11 at 10 p.m. on Investigation Discovery.