Swampy spot where murdered toddler Caylee Anthony's body was found 10 years ago is now up for sale
The Caylee Anthony murder case is one of the most popular murder mysteries in the country, in which the two-year-old toddler's mother was accused of killing her
Nearly 10 years after the incident, the swampy spot in the forest where Caylee Anthony's body was found is up for sale, and the asking price for the piece of land is $40,000.
The Caylee Anthony murder case is one of the country's most notorious unsolved murder mysteries, in which the two-year-old toddler's mother was accused of killing her. Casey was arrested and tried for first-degree murder, she was eventually acquitted in 2011 after pleading not guilty.
On July 15, 2008, Casey's mother Cindy reported that her granddaughter was missing after not seeing her for 31 days and suspected that her daughter Casey had murdered Caylee. She informed the authorities that her daughter's car trunk was smelling like a dead body had been there. Caylee's body was discovered in December that year not far away from the couple's home and was found wrapped in a blanket and put inside a trash bag.
#CaseyAnthony 10 years later: on the anniversary of her arrest and later indictment in the alleged murder of her daughter #caylee, WESH 2 News talks exclusively with the reporter who first interviewed Anthony after her acquittal, tonight at six. @WESH pic.twitter.com/DLz7WcuBu2— Greg Fox (@GregFoxWESH) July 16, 2018
Casey was found not guilty of first-degree murder, aggravated child abuse, and aggravated manslaughter of a child, however, she was found guilty of four misdemeanor counts of providing false information to a law enforcement officer. With her due term served, she was released on July 17, 2011, and was met with public outrage and media trials.
Ten years after the tragedy, the owner of the toddler's gravesite, Thomas Hendricks, who has been trying to sell the piece of land is now speaking out.
Hendricks, while talking to Radar, said that he did not even know the child was missing before her body was found in December 2008.
"I don’t watch the news so when the police called I had no knowledge of what they were talking about. Of course, I was shocked," Hendricks said, adding that he chose not to follow Caylee's case.
The land-owner has been attempting to sell the half-acre landmark, which he describes as a "wooded paradise." Hendricks added that visitors from around the world come to the site, located near Orlando, and often leave gifts and crosses in the toddler's memory, reported Toronto Sun.
Reports state that ever since the incident, Casey has been attempting to distance herself from her past. Casey, now 32, lives in South Florida and works in legal investigation for her private investigator, Pat McKenna.
Casey, last year, had broken her silence on the case ever since her acquittal and had told the Associated Press that she doesn't care what people think about her anymore.
"I don’t give a s— about what anyone thinks about me, I never will. Based off what was in the media, I understand the reasons people feel about me. I understand why people have the opinions that they do. I’m okay with myself. I sleep pretty good at night," she had said.