Casey Anthony: Timeline of Events

Events

First sign of Caylee missing

06/09/2008 - 06/12/2008
  • Casey told her parents she had been going to work, while Caylee was staying with friends/ nannies

Caylee last seen alive

06/15/2008

Reported missing

06/16/2008

-Presumed that this is when Caylee died
- Cindy (Casey’s mother) calls 911 to report Caylee missing and claims her car that Casey had taken smelled like a dead body

Casey arrested

06/17/2008
  • After deputies said she told them she worked at Universal Orlando Resort, but after taking her there, she admitted she lied. Meanwhile, Zenaida Gonzalez said she did not know Casey Anthony.
  • She was charged with child neglect, lying to investigators and interfering with a criminal investigation.

Strand of hair

08/31/2008
  • Sherriff’s office confirmed hair found in the trunk of Casey’s car belonged to Caylee

Indicted for murder

10/14/2008
  • arrested on charges of first degree murder, aggravated child abuse, aggravated manslaughter, and 4 counts of lying to investigators
  • it is a capital crime meaning Casey faces the death penalty

Not guilty plea

10/17/2008
  • Anthony enters not guilty plea to murder charges

Evidence from the car

10/24/2008
  • Forensic tests on the trunk of Casey's car showed evidence of human decomposition, and a hair found in the trunk was "microscopically similar" to one in Caylee's hairbrush. The report also confirmed the presence of chloroform