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Casey Anthony biography: 13 things about Caylee Anthony’s mother

Casey Marie Anthony (©Orange County Jail)
Casey Marie Anthony (©Orange County Jail)

Casey Marie Anthony was born in Warren, Trumbull County, Ohio, United States to George Anthony and Cindy Anthony. Casey has a brother named Lee Anthony.

Casey’s daughter Caylee Marie Anthony was raised in George and Cindy’s home in Orlando, Orange County, Florida, USA. Here are 13 more things about Casey:


  1. In an interview with a psychiatrist named Dr. William Weitz, she claimed that she was molested by her father from age 8 to 11 and by her brother from age 12 to 15. (a)
  2. She was 19 years old when she gave birth to Caylee on August 9, 2005 in Orlando. A deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) test revealed that her former fiancé Jesse Grund is not the father. She claimed she did not know who Caylee’s father is although she once told her mother that the father died in a car accident. Donna MacLean of Rutland, Worcester County, Massachusetts, USA believes that her son Michael Patrick Duggan, who died in a one-car accident in Falmouth, Barnstable County, Massachusetts in October 2007, is Caylee’s father. (b) (c) (d)
  3. She previously dated Jesus Ortiz and had a one-night stand with a friend named Eric Baker. Both Ortiz and Baker died in a car crash in 2007. (d)
  4. On June 9, 2008, Caylee went missing. On July 3, 2008, she had the Italian words “La bella vita,” which means “the beautiful life,” tattooed on her left shoulder. (b) (e)
  5. On July 15, 2008, she reported Caylee missing to the Orange County Sheriff’s Office. She claimed that she left her daughter with a nanny named Zenaida Fernandez-Gonzales in Orlando on June 16, 2008 and that the nanny kidnapped the toddler. She also claimed that she worked at Universal Studios. Investigators found out that the nanny did not exist and she did not work at Universal Studios in Orlando. She was arrested on suspicion of child neglect on July 16, 2008. She pleaded not guilty when she was charged with first-degree murder on October 14, 2008. Caylee’s remains wrapped in a plastic bag with duct tape on the skull were found in a wooded area near her home on December 11, 2008. (b) (f) (g)
  6. On May 24, 2011, her trial started with prosecutors seeking the death penalty. Private detective Patrick J. McKenna worked as the lead investigator on the case. Jose Baez led her defense along with co-attorney Cheney Mason who worked pro bono. The defense claimed that Caylee drowned in the family’s pool on June 16, 2008 and George covered up the death so that she would not be charged with child neglect. Baez also accused George and Lee of sexually abusing her. A paternity test proved that neither George nor Lee is Caylee’s father. (b) (h)
  7. On July 5, 2011, the jury found her not guilty of first-degree murder, aggravated manslaughter and aggravated child abuse. However, she was found guilty on four counts of providing false information to law enforcement authorities and sentenced to four years in jail and $4,000 in fines. Having been in prison for 366 days, she was released on July 17, 2011. On January 25, 2013, a Florida appeals court overturned two of the misdemeanor convictions. (b) (f)
  8. In January 2013, she filed for bankruptcy. When she attended a bankruptcy hearing in March 2013, it was revealed she owed Baez around $1 million in legal fees. (g) (h)
  9. In 2016, she tried to start her own photography business called Case Photography LLC. In the same year, she was seen using a Canon camera as McKenna coached her on how to take surveillance photos of buildings. (h) (i)
  10. In 2017, she was living in South Florida with McKenna. (i)
  11. In 2019, she started partying and dating again after staying out of the public eye for years. In June 2019, she announced was working on a film about her life after the death of Caylee. (i)
  12. On December 14, 2020, paperwork for Case Research and Consulting Services LLC, a private investigation firm in Florida, was filed with the Florida Division of Corporations under her name. She listed McKenna’s Florida house as the company’s headquarters. (h) (i)
  13. On May 23, 2021, she reported to a West Palm Beach Police Department officer that Thelma Moya spilled water on her left leg after a verbal argument at O’Sheas Irish Pub in West Palm Beach, Florida. She told the officer that she and Moya had been in a feud for years about a former boyfriend they used to date at the same time. (i)



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