Caylee: What we all feared, confirmed
(Associated Press photograph)
The story we've watched for months reached a horrible conclusion today when DNA tests confirmed that skeletal remains found last week are those of Caylee Anthony, the 3-year-old Orlando girl missing since June. Read the latest here.
The heart-wrenching details are painful to recount, but here goes. Caylee's 22-year-old mother, Casey Anthony, was indicted in October on a charge of first-degree murder, even though no body had been found. She has said she left Caylee with a babysitter in June but she didn't report the girl missing until July. Casey Anthony heard the news about Caylee's remains being identified from a jail chaplain, said Todd Black, a spokesman for her attorney, Jose Baez.
Even though the mother is charged in this case, I doubt there's a parent out there not mourning the death of this child. Her sweet face plastered on cable news the last several months has given us all an attachment to her. Though who could doubt the horrendous tragedy now spelled out.
My youngest is 3 years old. Words can't express the emotions that take over when I consider anything happening to her. But that's what I think about when I look at Caylee.
It's not right. It's not fair. It's nothing any child should ever endure. My heart goes out to Caylee and all the people in her life who did right by her.
-- Amy Hollyfield