Investigators have found more bones in the woods behind the Anthonys' home.
The first major break in the Casey Anthony case occurred on December 11th when a plastic bag with a skull and other remains, presumed to be Caylee Anthony, were discovered less than half a mile from Casey Anthony's home. Now, additional evidence has been uncovered.
Early Monday morning, more bones were retrieved by investigators who
have literally been sifting for evidence -- removing top soil and
pouring it though screens to find additional bones and clues. Since Thursday, the wooded area has been meticulously searched by members of the FBI's evidence response team after a Orange County meter-reader made the grisly discovery.
Carlos Padilla of the Orange County Sheriff's Office says the body had been covered and placed in a garbage bag for four to five months and was for a time underwater. The bones in all probability were washed in different directions and transported to different areas by scavenger animals. The human body has 206 bones.
There is no word as of yet on when investigators will end their search of the area. "They expected to wrap things up on Thursday or Friday," Jim Solomon of the Orange County Sheriff's Office told momlogic. "But as the area continues be fruitful with evidence, they will continue as long as it takes to process the scene." Since the discovery of the remains, conventional wisdom has been that these are indeed the remains of Caylee.
Linda Kenney Baden, one of Casey Anthony's defense attorneys, said during a court hearing last week that "anthropological measurements and hair color" of the remains were said to match Caylee. There are no other similar missing-child cases in the area.
DNA test results are not due for another week.
George and Cindy Anthony's attorney, Brad Conway, read the following statement during a televised news conference shortly after 3:00 pm EST: "In the event this is not Caylee, we will immediately continue our search for our beloved granddaughter. Please respect our privacy and understand that we will not be making any statement or appearances in the near future. We would ask you to continue your prayers for Caylee and all other missing children."
We will bring you more details as this story develops.