Most people following the Casey Anthony case think bounty hunter Leonard Padilla is a fame seeker and a glory hound -- and that's putting it nicely. The controversial reality show "celebrity" has inserted himself into the case by posting Casey's bail in August and has landed himself a regular gig on CNN's "Nancy Grace" show. Grace and Padilla make very likely bedfellows -- both enjoy spinning tales and analyzing minutiae in the Anthony saga, fueling armchair detectives in a case that has taken over public interest where O.J. left off.
Most of Padilla's theories have been misguided at best. When he claimed he had located the remains of Caylee back in November -- and in reality had only brought up pebbles and an old toy -- you'd think he would have slunk off, tail between his legs.
But not Padilla.
He's still supplying endless sound bytes for the case and his latest theory seems almost plausible. Padilla believes Casey's brother Lee Anthony knew where Caylee's remains were and perhaps, gathering the information from Casey in secret messages during their jailhouse visits, fed the tips to Roy Kronk, the utility worker who visited the area three times in August and finally discovered the remains on December 11th.
"[Lee's] situation is there's a daisy chain that extends from Casey all the way to the meter reader Kronk. They're trying to fill in the spaces as to who carried the message where the body was so that the meter reader could find it after the fourth try," says Padilla.
The remains were eventually found in a place called "The Zone," a childhood hangout of Casey's that was known to the entire Anthony family. In his July visit with his sister, Lee asks where to search for Caylee. Casey responds, "Check places locally Lee, in all honesty, places that are familiar to us, to our family."
See for yourself. Are Casey and her brother speaking in "code"? Or is Padilla doing anything to stay in the spotlight? Comment in the momlogic community.