After just over a week of speculation, Caylee Anthony was officially announced deceased. This closes one chapter in this case, but there’s still much to be done. The press conference held with members of Florida Department of Law Enforcement, Orange County Sheriffs Office, FBI, and medical examiner Dr. Jan Garavaglia made the announcement early Friday afternoon in a press conference after the remains that were found last week were positively identified as that of Caylee Anthony.
At this point, they are calling the manner of death a homicide, but the means has yet to be determined, Garavaglia said. There was no trauma to the bones prior to death. She also spoke on the bones, most of which were recovered, but were described as being completely skeletonized and disarticulated.
As the case for all deaths investigated by law enforcement, a next of kin has to be notified to the immediate family before the identity is released to the public. So in a twist, that notification went to Caylee’s mother Casey Anthony who is in jail charged with her murder. The toddler’s remains will also be turned over to Casey Anthony, but she’ll likely sign it over to her parents.
Also on Friday, Orange County Utility worker Roy Marvin Kronk, spoke briefly on the discovery of the remains he found and the calls to Orange County sheriffs office months before.
Now that the “where is Caylee” mystery has been solved, whether or not her mother Casey killed her has yet to be determined, as we were again reminded in the press conference that everyone is innocent until proven guilty. So the “who killed Caylee” mystery is what’s next. Most of the evidence collected points to Casey, but time will tell how the prosecution proceeds with their case to prove that she intentionally killed her daughter.
Not for nothin’, but there’s still a lot more to go in this case and the prosecution has a lot to prove. Knowing that death occurred is still a long way from knowing who did it or how it happened.