Caylee Marie Anthony was a two-year-old American girl who lived in Orlando, Florida (United States), with her mother, Casey Marie Anthony (born March 19, 1986), and her maternal grandparents, George and Cindy Anthony. On July 15, 2008, she was reported missing in a call made by Cindy, who said she had not seen Caylee for 31 days and that Casey’s car smelled like a dead body had been inside it. Cindy said Casey had given varied explanations as to Caylee’s whereabouts before finally telling her that she had not seen Caylee for weeks. Casey told detectives several falsehoods, including that Caylee had been kidnapped by a nanny on June 9, and that she had been trying to find her, too frightened to alert the authorities. She was charged with first-degree murder in October 2008 and pleaded not guilty.
Born: August 9, 2005 Orlando Florida
Parents: Casey Anthony (father unknown)
Deceased: June 16, 2008
Cause of Death: Homicide by Undetermined Means
Caylee Anthony was a beautiful little girl, with big brown eyes that stole the heart of anyone who saw her. She was just two years old when she was reported missing by her grandmother Cindy Anthony, after her mother, Casey Anthony had been gone from the residence with her for over days.
Caylee was born to a young mother who by all accounts, hid the pregnancy for seven months, lied about the father of the child and ultimately was charged in her murder. Caylee’s grandparents took care of her both financially and physically, and although scrutinized in the media and by the public since her disappearance made national headlines, one thing that can be agreed upon is that they loved their grandchild more than anything in this world.
Caylee’s life was cut short on June 16, 2008 just two months before her third birthday. The entire nation prayed for the return of the little girl who supposedly was kidnapped by a fake Nanny, in a story made up by her mother. After numerous searches, Caylee’s remains were found December 11, 2008 bringing a six month search to a close and millions of people to grieve for a little girl most never met.