What began as a desperate search for a missing girl has become, it appears, a full-scale criminal probe against her mother.
To be certain, as of right now, authorities have not charged Casey Anthony with the murder of her 3-year-old daughter. Casey was released from jail today, for the second time in 15 days after an anonymous person posted the $500,000 bond. But investigators are apparently gathering evidence that may indicate Caylee was the victim of a crime. They continue to label Casey as a person of interest.
What evidence do they have? Officials say they believe a human body was inside Casey’s car, as were traces of Caylee’s hair. Now, another development has surfaced, perhaps the most disturbing revelation since this tragic story first unfolded. A law enforcement source told CNN traces of chloroform were found in Casey’s vehicle. The Centers for Disease Control defines chloroform as a “colorless liquid with a pleasant, nonirritating odor” that was “used as an inhaled anesthetic during surgery.”
Maybe the police lab is wrong, maybe there was no chloroform in the car. Or, if there is undisputed proof of the compound’s presence, it could be that there is a simple, innocuous explanation.
On the other hand, there seems to be the suggestion of an insidious plot, one some believe may have been carried out against a young life.
Police have their theories. So do many of you. Ultimately, it may be up to a jury to determine the truth.
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